Researching Find My Past for Hunters in London, England. There are 6,112 Hunters in the 1939 Register.
What is the 1939 Register?
At the outbreak of war in September 1939 a massive administrative task was underway:the taking of the 1939 Register, one of the most important British documents of the twentieth century.
1939 Register Transcription
Augustus G Hunter DOB 19 Jul 1895 OCCUPATION General Labourer
Lilian F Hunter DOB 05 Oct 1895 OCCUPATION Charwoman
George H T Hunter DOB 10 Jul 1915 OCCUPATION Machine Setter
Spencer W Hunter DOB 26 Sep 1920 OCCUPATION ???
I have compiled an Index to Burials from Find My Past, and the spreadsheet covers 750 Hunters.
Last Name Hunter
First Name Ann
Record set England & Wales, Society Of Friends (Quaker) Burials 1578-1841
Location Brighouse, Yorkshire, England
The Hunter of Hunterston tartan, commissioned by the 29th Laird, Neal Hunter, in 1971 is used exclusively by the Hunter Clan.
Ancient Hunter and Modern Hunter tartans are shared by several other clans. Traditionally there were three different tartans which could all be called Hunter tartan. It depended where you lived and who you were descended from. In 1981 the Clan Chief decided enough was enough and set to designing a new Hunter tartan that was both modern and would represent the whole Clan.
In 1983 we first saw the appearance of the “Hunter of Hunterston sett”. The official tartan for the Hunter clan.
The red and green are the hunting colours, the blue represents the sea and the gold (yellow) the Royal connection.
For additional information and ordering, contact the Clan Hunter mail order service at clanhunter.org.uk.
Cursum Perficio – “I will complete the course”
The first Hunters arrived in Ayrshire in the last years of the 11th Century. They were experts in hunting and field craft with generations of experience in the forests of their land of origin, Normandy, northern France. William Hunter was invited to Scotland by David I, who was himself brought up in the Norman Court. He must have had considerable skills to have been so honoured; he was responsible for providing the Scottish Court with meat and game, a position that the Hunters held throughout the Middle Ages and beyond.
In papers relating to the King’s Inquisition in 1116, we find mention of Williemo Venator (William the Hunter, 1st Laird) who was appointed as Royal Huntsman while his wife had the honour of serving Queen Matilda as lady-in-waiting. William put his expertise to good use in the wild forests and fens, then rich with wildlife, which surrounded the site of the timber fortress later to become Hunter’s Toun. As recognition of his family’s skills the title of Royal Huntsman became a hereditary appointment.
Clan Hunter (Gaelic: “Clann an t-Sealgair”) is a Scottish clan which has its seat at Hunterston in Ayrshire. It has historical connections with both the ‘Highlands’ and ‘Lowlands’ of Scotland due to several centuries of operation in some of the formerly Gaelic speaking Scottish Islands including Arran, Bute and the Cumbraes where the Hunters also long held land.
Built for Sir for Sir David Hunter-Blair, 3rd Baronet in 1823 on the site of a previous castle dating back to 1347.
Present owners are the ancestors of Sir David.
There were 1,201 Hunter’s in 1881 making it the third largest concentration out of the 33 Scottish counties, including HHunterston, Bonnytoun and Doonholm, and Abbotshill.