John Hunter

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Born: 18 Dec 1780 Died: Married: Helen Anderson Mother: Janet Lochead Father: John Hunter Descendant: Janet Hunter
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

John Hunter was born on the 18th December 1780 (baptized 28th) in Torryburn, his parents being John Hunter (a butler) and Janet Lochhead (or Lochead). We know all this from both his death register entry which also states that David Balfour as son-in-law is the informant, and from the Torryburn parish register of birth.

Our John Hunter married Helen Anderson

Our John Hunter is not the John Hunter who married Helen Cochrane in Torryburn on the 10th December 1814.


Birth

Marriage

Children

On the night of 6 June 1841, John and Helen Hunter were living at Torry & New Mills Pans.


On the night of 30 March 1851, John and Helen Hunter are living in Torry Village. In the same building (but separate household) is their daughter Janet Balfour. Their son-in law, David Balfour married his first wife Mary Patterson in 1844, but she died in 1849, and by 1851 he has married Janet. Janet's three children by her first marriage are listed as Pattersons, and they are David's stepchildren, so he is not the father.


On the night of 7 April 1861 then John & Helen Hunter are living at Low Torry. They are a separate household, but living in the same building as their recently widowed son-in-law David Balfour who was the father of Janet Hunter Balfour (who married Samuel Gordon). Their daughter Janet Hunter, David's second wife has died at this time, possibly as a result of complications of childbirth.

Death

John died suddenly on the 16th December 1861 in Low Torry, at the age of 81. The informant was his son-in-law David Balfour of Low Torry. John's occupation was given as agricultural labourer, and he was still married (his possible wife Helen died ten years later at the age of 83).

Registration entry of death for John Hunter


Other References

Records ScotlandsPeople: John Hunter married Helen Cochrane in Torryburn 10/12/1814 (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: John Hunter b/c John Hunter & Janet Lochhead in Torryburn 28/12/1780 (GROS 458/00/0002)


ScotlandsPeople: John Hunter(FR4706) married Mary Buchanan 26/06/1809, Canongate, Edinburgh (GROS 685/03 0017)

ScotlandsPeople: Janet Rennie Hunter b/c 15/06/1823 (John Hunter/ Mary Buchanan FR5079) Leith South (GROS 692/02 0021)


Records - Children ScotlandsPeople: 27/10/1815 Ann Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0002)

ScotlandsPeople: 27/07/1823 Elisabeth Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 15/04/1832 Henry Woodmiston Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1018) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 30/11/1825 James Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1010) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 06/05/1821 Janet Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 15/04/1832 John Lawson Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1018) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)

ScotlandsPeople: 02/09/1827 Margaret Hunter (John Hunter/Helen Cochrane FR1013) F Torryburn (GROS 458/00 0004)