Edward HUNT

Edward HUNT

Male 1849 - 1870  (21 years)

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  • Name Edward HUNT 
    Born 1849 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Oct 1870 
    • research of Beryl Jones
      The Marshside Calamity occurred on the night of the 26th January1869 when 7 men died while "putting" for shrimps.  A thick fog came
      down and the men lost all sense of direction, despite the fog horn (a cow's horn) being blown by someone on the shore.  A fund was set up to provide for the widows and children, erect a fog bell and pay for a man to ring it. Edward's widow Martha was given a payment of £3 from the fund and also received an allowance of 6/- per week for her daughter Selina Hunt (born 1870).
      The payments to Martha ceased after she married Richard Marshall, a
      farm labourer, on 16th March 1872 at The Fisherman's Chapel, Hawkshead Street (Independent Methodist).
      Edward and Martha's daughter, Selina Hunt, married John Wareing, carter, on 5th April 1890 at Mornington Road Weslyan Methodist Church.
      Martha had other children with her second husband and was widowed again.  I have found a burial record for Richard Marshall at St Cuthbert's for 4th June 1896 which ties in with his disappearance from the street directories.  Martha disappears from the directories later, but may have remarried as there is no burial record for her at St Cuthbert's.  Unfortunately, because of the problems mentioned previously, St Cuthbert's doesn't actually have a grave location for Edward Hunt and so far we have no inscription for him in the NMFHS database.

      This is a work in progress.  I would appreciate knowing when you find errors.
    Person ID I56527  Sampson Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 

    Family Martha RIMMER,   b. Abt 1847,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Jan 1869  St Cuthbert, North Meols, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F18757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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