Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Thomas Hunter
- In a message dated 5/13/2006 8:58:25 AM Central Daylight Time, a6060602001@... writes:Press return >Then at the bottom of the family search form enter the Batch No. 7011904Select Region Ocean Islands and Country Atlantic Islands.Do not enter anything else or it will not work.Press return. > to see an alphabetical list of records.These are not PRs, they are info sent in to the LDS.Annie in Minnesota
- Hello again Brian. Greetings on a beautiful autumn day in the Bay of
Islands, New Zealand.
Here's another coincidence. My great great great grandmother was Mary Bagley
born 1771, died 1841. She married my great great great grandfather Charles
Joseph Sampson in 1799. The Bagley family went to St Helena after the Fire
of London when the East India provided passage for some people who were
The Sampson family (other than daughters who had married) left St Helena and
emigrated to Capetown before the 1841 census after the East India Company
regiment was disbanded. Perhaps the Hunters did too? Or to Canada or the US
where the Orby Hunters are?
As far as I know the St Helena burial records are not available online.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Hunter" <a6060602001@...>
To: "St Helena" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 1:57 AM
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Thomas Hunter
> Hello Diana:
> Greetings on a beautiful spring day, in Lincolnshire:
> Thank you for replying to my posting. It was a pleasure to hear of your
> connection with, your ancestor Ann Leech, of St Helena. ( What a
> co-incidence! )
> The Ann Leech I refered to in my message was the daughter of Richard
> Leech and Jane Bagley. of St Helena.
> I believe that , her husband, Thomas ( Orby) Hunter, born 1770 was the
> son of Sir Thomas Orby Hunter, bart.MP for Winchelsea and a Lord of the
> Admiralty, but I have not found any documentary evidence to confirm
> Did you know that you can see the St Helena parish records on the Family
> Search site? Copy the following into your internet browser.
> Press return >
> Then at the bottom of the family search form enter the Batch No.
> Select Region Ocean Islands and Country Atlantic Islands.
> Do not enter anything else or it will not work.
> Press return. > to see an alphabetical list of records.
> I obtained part of the following information in this way. Let me know
> if you have a problem with this.
> St Helena PR's
> Thomas Hunter ( Capt in St Helena Artillery) marr. Ann Leech, d/o
> Richard Leech and Jane Bagley,18 June 1787.
> Thomas Montgomery Hunter( Lieut St Helena Artillery) s/o Thomas and Ann
> Hunter, bapt. 19 Feb 1792
> Thomas Montgomery Hunter marr. Pheobe Elizabeth Soloman, b. 20 May 1804,
> d/o Saul Soloman ( 1776 - 1852) and Margaret Lee, on the 15 Oct 1823.
> Children born on St Helena.
> Ann Hunter b. 15 Dec 1824
> Montgomery Hunter, b. 11 Feb 1827,
> Highland Hunter (Fem) b. 27 Nov 1827
> Orby Montgomery Hunter b. 30 May 1833.( Later Lieut in Ceylon Rifles)
> Grace Hunter b 11ct 1834
> I think that most of these Hunters may have left St Helene before the
> 1841 census, but I cannot find where they went to.
> I do have records of Orby Hunters in Canada and the USA at a later date,
> but I cannot connect them with the lines which I have researched.
> Do you know if there are any burial records for St Helena, on line?
> It would help me in my search if if I could eliminate, those Hunters who
> died on St Helena. (I do hope that does not sound too morbid.)
> I will let you know if I discover anyone connected to your Leech
> Regards Brian Hunter
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- In a message dated 5/17/2006 3:07:26 AM Central Daylight Time, a6060602001@... writes:
It was remiss of me to describe the St Helena IGI data on the Family
search site as parish records. To be truthful - I have admit that I
do not knowthe origins of the primary records. I suspect that most
of them were obtained, for religeous reasons, by representatives of
the Mormon Church, from the Bishops Transcrips and not the StHi Brian,When you check the IGI, look at the bottom and it will tell you whether it is an extracted record, which would be a transcription of the parish records, or whether the info in contributed information. In the case of the batch number you were quoting, at the bottom it stated that it was contributed information. The batch numbers for transcribed parish records will usually start with a C for christianing and M for marriages, although other letter have also been employed.Remember that the info you got from that particular batch number is not primary info, but is what someone has turned into the Mormons for whatever reason, and needs to be checked for primary sources to make sure that the info is correct. You should use it as a road map of what possible could be.I have a perfect example of what can happen with contributed info within our family. Several of us have been working together for years on our family tree. We have also been contacted by others sharing the same ancestors and have shared our info with them. Someone, I have no idea who, turned the info into the Mormons and it appears in the IGI. In our old info we had two men, same name, born 3 years apart, uncle and nephew, both fathers had the same name and were farmers, all lived and were born in the same town. For several years we had the wrong man married to one woman. Then we found the grave MIs for both and discovered our mistake, double checked the graves themselves (one cousin lives in England and could get to the cemeteries) and corrected it. However, the info was sent to the Mormons before we discovered that error and so it shows the wrong man married and the wrong man as a batchlor. Anyone who finds that info and uses as correct info will be perpetuating an error and incorrect info.Annie in Minnesota