Hunt – Brown Family

Thomas Hunt b. 1813 Kent England – married Ann Sutton b.1821 South Africa

  • John Thomas Hunt b.1839 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa – d. 1926 Coledale Cottage Hospital, when he was living at George St Thirroul – buried at St Augustine’s Bulli. John married in 1860 to  [1] Mary Ann Brown b.1833 Surry Hills – died 1909 Thirroul (daughter of William Brown b c.1800 Norwich, Shoemaker convicted of larceny and transported to Australia 1820 on the Elizabeth  married Elizabeth Catherine Foss). Possibly married [2] to Amy (Hughes) ?

John Thomas and Mary Ann Hunt & their family moved to Sherbrooke in the 1870’s according to son Frederick’s 1943 obituary and as indicated in a letter to the Bulli School Teacher, Miss Mary A Gorman in 1879. The mail contract for 1885 for between Bulli and Sherbrooke was awarded to John Hunt. In 1885 and 1886 he was raising concerns about the Sherbrooke School Teacher. Also in 1885 (more) he was involved in the affairs of the Sherbrooke Union Church and in 1888  & 1889 the Flower Shows of Sherbrooke. Over the years many of their family would be coal miners and several, Negus Edward Hunt and Frederick Hunt would be killed in mining accidents, see more details below. A number also served in WW1 and William Herbert Hunt died at Gallipoli in May 1915 and Prescott Henry Hunt in France in 1918 (see Sherbrooke’s Sons in WW1 page).

John Thomas Hunt’s 1926 obituary”Old South Coast Identity. DEATH OF MR. J. T. HUNT.We have to record the passing way of anothor of the old identities of the South Coast in the person of Mr. John Thomas Hunt, who had reached the 86th milestone of life. The death occurred in Illawarra Cottage Hospital at Coledale at 9 o’clock last Sunday morning, he having been conveyed to the institution from Thirroul a week previously owing to a ‘stroke’ incapacitating him. He received all medical skill and nursing attention, but the end came in a peaceful manner. The funeral took place at midday on Monday, the remains being interred with those of his late wife in the cemetery at St. Augustine’s Church of England, Bulli, the service at the grave side being conducted by Rev. L. Parsons. Deceased leaves a family of two daughters and six sons — Mrs. Dodds (Sarah, Enficld), Elizabeth (Sydney), William (Hclcnsburgh), Frederick (Dapto), George (Bellambi), James (Rydalmore), Charles (Thirroul), Henry (Thirroul). There are a large number of relatives throughout the coast, two of the grandsons who are well known, being Messrs. Leo. and Allan Hunt, of the motor bus service between Wollongong and Austimner. The late Mr. Hunt was originally engaged in farming pursuits, and is still remembered at Ulladulla, from which place he went to Sherbrooke, and about 30 years ago moved to Thirroul, where he spent the rest of his life, and in which town he was known to almost everybody and highly respected.

  • William John Hunt b. 1861 Wollongong – d. 1926 Sydney –  in 1886 married [1] Ruth Caroline Galloway (d. 1899) living at Helensburgh – she was subjected to a terrible assault at Robbinsville, subsequently the case which came before H T Hicks JP at Bulli Court House – married [2] Mary (Palmer ??)
    • Charles H Hunt b. 1893 Woonona – served in WW1 in the 18th Battalion
    • William L Hunt b. 1901 Helensburgh
    • Emily M Hunt b. 1902 Helensburgh
    • Harold J Hunt b. 1904 Helensburgh married Vera Ross Craig
      • Daughter Hunt married Henry Hugh Thompson
    • Arthur A Hunt b. 1909 Helensburgh
    • Myrtle F Hunt b. 1913 Helensburgh
  • Frederick John George  C Hunt b. 1863 Wollongong d. 1943 Wongawilli married in 1891 in Wollongong to Jane Peterson ( – d. 1920 Wollongong ?)
    • Selina “Lena” Hunt b. 1894 married GH Moore
  • Henry Thomas  “Harry” Hunt b. 1864 Ulladulla d. 1968 Thirroul aged 103 years old – had lived in Thirroul married Lucy Clifton Dryden 
    • Mildred D Hunt married Jack Reay
      • Henry John Reay (1930 – 2000) married Lily Doris Hosa (1934 – 2008)
    • Roy Hunt b. 1902 – d. 1945 Bulli married Janet T Norwell ( – d.1985)
      • Dorothy Lucy Hunt – b. 1926 – d. 1984 married David S Brodie b. 1919 – d. 1972
  • John Thomas Hunt b. 1865 Ulladulla d. 1936 Bulli – married Elizabeth Jane (James ?) d. 1926 – worked at Excelsior Colliery, Thirroul – 2 daughters and 4 sons
    • Richard JV Hunt – b. 1899 Woonona
    • Evelyn M Hunt – b. 1902 Woonona  m. Tom Richards
    • Reubin J Hunt – b. 1904 Woonona
    • William J Hunt – b. 1906 Woonona
    • Lillian Hunt b. 1908 Woonona
    • John T Hunt b. 1911 Woonona
    • Frederick Hunt – d. 1965 in the 1965 Bulli Mine Disaster – married in 1945 to Wilma Margaret Martin (daughter of Marshall Edward Martin and Vera Agnes Martin) – he is commemorated on the Bulli Mine Disaster Memorial

      Bulli Mine Disaster Memorial

      Bulli Mine Disaster Memorial

    • David  Hunt ??
    • Henriettta ? Ettie Hunt ??
    • Gladys Hunt married John Hutchison
      • Jeany
      • Cissy
  • George Charles Hunt b. 1867 Ulladulla m. Ellen Herbert / Edith Sarah Farrant /Broadbent ? – lived in Thirroul and later to moved to Helensburgh
    • William Henry “Bill” Hunt b. 1891 Woonona – d. 1965 Concord  served in WW1 – married Mary Kelly – there is a fantastic  account of Bill’s life at Illawarra Remembers WW1 site.
      • Enid Hunt b. 1922
      • Kathleen Hunt b. 1923
      • Ronald Hunt  b. 1927
      • Joan Hunt b. 1932
      • Margaret Hunt b. 1937
      • Patricia Hunt 1941
    • Thomas James Hunt b. 1895 in Helensburgh – served in WW1 – some details of his life are included in brother Bill’s Illawarra Remembers entry
    • Francis Joseph Hunt b. 1897 in Helensburgh  – d. 1918 in WW1
    • Edith Alice Hunt b. 1898 Helensburgh
    • Dorothy M Hunt b. 1901 Newtown
  • Charles Hunt b. 1868 married Agnes Frewin
    • Leo Augustus Hunt
    • Allen R Hunt
    • Marshall L Hunt
    • Iva M Hunt
  • Elizabeth Ann Hunt b. 1868 Ulladulla – d. 1953 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul – mention of her school years at Sherbrooke – married in 1928 in Cessnock to Thomas Kenworthy b. 1872 – d. 1949 – 1, 2, – there were no children of the marriage
  • Sarah Hunt b. 1869 Ulladulla married William Dodds
    • Charles H Dodds (1893 – 1981)
    • Ila Bertrand Dodds (1896 – 1970)
    • Stanley J W Dodds (1900 – 1921)
    • Victor Francis Dodds (1903 – 1967) married Muriel W Marion
      • Millicent Dodds
      • Leila Muriel Dodds (1930 – 2011)
    • Lesley A Dodds (1907 – 1966)
    • Edna Olive Dodds (1915 – 1990) married in 1940 in Burwood to Colin Bruce Baines
  • Negus Edward Hunt b. 1871 Ulladulla – died in a mine accident at Metropolitan Colliery, Helensburgh in 1910 when he was killed by a horse. As a boy in Sherbrooke,  he survived an unusual gunshot injury, married Rosina “Rose” Cooper b. 1876 Sydney to William & Philomena “Minnie” Cooper d. 1956 Wollongong. After the 1910 death of Negus in a mine accident at Helensburgh Colliery, Rose later remarried in 1912 to Robert William Mangles with whom she had four more children. Negus was in financial difficulties in 1894.

July 1910 -“FATAL COLLIERY ACCIDENT. – HELENSBURGH. Friday. – A fatal accident occurred at the Metropolitan Colliery this morning. Negus Hunt, aged 36, employed as a roadsman, soon after  starting work was struck by a horse attached to six loaded skips, inflicting terrible injuries, death resulting in a few minutes.”

July 1910 – Inquest News Report

October 1910 “At the quarterly meeting of the Helensburgh Workmen’s Club the sum of £10 10s was voted to the widow and children of Negus Hunt who was killed in the colliery three months ago”

July 1911 ” In Memoriam. HUNT.—In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, Negus Edward Hunt,   who was accidentally killed in Helensburgh Mine, July 8th, 1910, aged 39 years. Inserted by his loving brother and sister- in law, H. and L. Hunt, and niece and nephew 23

In Memoriam HUNT.—In loving memory of my dear husband and our dear father, Negus Hunt, who was accidentally killed at the Metropolitan Coal Mine, Helensburgh, July 8th, 1910.

He left us in his health and strength,  

No thought of death was near.  

How soon the word of death was brought

To those who loved him dear.

Inserted by his sorrowing wife and family,Mrs. R. Hunt, Helensburgh. 34″

    • Negus Edward  Hunt b. 1893 Woonona – d. 1950 Hicks St Russell Vale, at his mother’s home, buried at Bulli C of E Cemetery. He was living in the Hunter Valley in 1914 –  see In Memoriam in 1914, in the Industrial Commission in 1930, and by 1946 was known to the courts of the Hunter Valley. 1950 Death Notice – he was buried at Bulli General Cemetery
    • William Herbert Hunt b. 1894 Helensburgh – d. 8.5.1915 Gallipoli – died of wounds, Hospital Ship ‘Lutzow’, buried at sea.
    • Prescott Henry  Hunt b. 1896 Helensburgh – d. 9.6. 1918 Somme France – buried Crouy Brtisih Cemetery (Plot II, row D, Grave No. 17), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France.
    • Minnie E Hunt b. 1899 Helensburgh – possibly married Charles E Young in 1916 in Hunters Hill ?
    • Mary A V Hunt b. 1901 Helensburgh
    • Alma R Hunt b. 1903 Helensburgh
    • Rita M Hunt b. 1907 Helensburgh  – did she marry Alexander Bebbington in 1925 in Ryde ?
    • Sylvia I Hunt b. 1909 Helensburgh – possibly married Francis J Montgomery in 1932 in Balmain South ?
  • James Hunt b. 1872 Ulladulla

Note – Mary Ann Hunt nee Brown‘s family were as follows :

William Brown b c.1800 Norwich, Shoemaker convicted of larceny and transported to Australia 1820 on the Elizabeth  married Elizabeth Catherine Foss.

  • William Benjamin Henry Brown b. 1828 Sydney, Farmer,  married in Sydney Sarah Matilda Williamson and moved to Sherbrooke
    • Frances Victoria  Brown (1852 – 1933) married in 1889 in Woonona to Henry Richard Neil  Brooks
    • Elizabeth Brown (1853 – 1939) married Thomas Musgrave (1854 – 1922) who played cricket for Sherbrooke with his Brown brothers-in-law
    • Henrietta Brown (1855 – 1939 ) – never married
    • Thomas William Brown (1857 – 1952), Dairy Farmer,  married in 1900 to Minnie Elizabeth Evans  (1871 – 1933)
    • Frederick John James  Brown (1858 – 1948), Farmer,  married Lydia Knight(1859 – 1921) (daughter of George Knight and wife Rebecca Dearling)  – mention that he is a nephew of  Mr (John Thomas) Hunt in 1885 Sherbrooke School issue Inquiry regarding the teacher Mr Middleton.
      • Oswald J Brown b 1881  married Dot Quirk
      • Harold George Brown b. 1882 married Alice Prentice
      • William Ambrose Brown b. 1886 married Katie Ryan
      • Ethel May Brown b.1888 married Lionel Giffoll
      • Ambrose Oliver Brown b. 1891 married Mary Murnane
      • Eric Roy Brown b. 1893 married Elsie Bullock
      • Ella Marjorie Brown b. 1898 married John Partridge
      • Sarah Alma Brown b.1900 married Jack Townsend
      • Linda Myrtle Brown b.1902 married Colin H McLeod
    • William George Brown (1860 – 1953), Dairy Farmer,  married Isabel Edith Goodall Blackman (1863-1951)
    • James Ambrose Brown(1862 – 1932), Teacher,  married in 1886 in Bega to Mary “Polly” Porter
      • Montague Ambrose Brown
    • Ambrose Arthur Brown (1864 – 1940) married Margaret Nuttall Brooks (1866 – 1954)  ?? – sister of Henry Richard Neil Brooks
    • Edward Charles Brown (1866 – 1930) married AliceMary W Bourke (1876 – )
    • Alfred Ernest Brown (1868 – 1952 ) married in 1899 in Wollongong to Florence Elizabeth McDonald
    • Albert Cole Brown (1872 – 1954), Dairy Farmer, married Ethel Knight (1882 – 1944) (daughter of Franklin Knight and his wife Bridget SmithFranklin Knight was a son of George Knight and wife Rebecca Dearling)
  • Henrietta Brown, b 1831 Surry Hills
  • James Brown b.1834 Surry Hills married Elizabeth Dawson
  • Frederick Brown b.1836 Sydney married Mary Ann Weston 
  • Sarah Brown b. 1839 Sydney married Edwin Russell
  • Henry Brown b. 1843 Lane Cove
  • Charlotte Maria Brown b. 1845 Cooks River married Edwin Russell
  • Negus Brown b.1847 Chippendale married Isabella McDonald
  • George Charles Brown b. 1853 Botany married Catherine

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Mary Steenson on May 20, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    George Charles Hunt married Ellen Herbert (widow) maiden name Broadbent born in Qld. Lived in Helensburgh. His second wife (no record of marriage) was to Edith Sarah Hunt maiden name Farrant born Vic her first Husband was Thomas F Hunt not sure what happen to him.


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