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Thomas Henry Hunt (1826-1896; Vicar 1852-1887)

Thomas Henry Hunt was born at West Felton, Shropshire, in 1826, the third child and first son of Thomas Hunt, rector of West Felton. The Hunts were a Shropshire family, from the Baschurch and Boreatton region. Thomas Hunt attended Eton School and then studied at Christ Church, Oxford, from 1847-1853 where he gained a BA in 1849 and an MA in 1852. He was ordained in 1851, and was Vicar of Badsey and Wickhamford from 1852-87, and Rural Dean of Evesham from 1881-87. He married Charlotte Hamilton, a Scottish woman, in Ayr in 1857. They had six children, all born in Badsey. After retiring from the ministry, Thomas Hunt lived at Ruyton Park, Ruyton-Eleven-Towns, Shropshire; he died there in 1896.