William Arthur HUNT

New South Wales Police Force

Chief Constable at Parramatta  1838 – 1842

Chief Constable of Goulburn 1842 – 1848

Stations:  Parramatta & Goulburn

Born:  17 May 1809 in Hythe Hants, England

( baptised 18 June 1809 )

Age:  38

Enlisted with Mounted Police on 1 October 1827

Died:  Chippendale, NSW on 1 January 1848 ( date on grave stone )

Funeral: ?

Buried:  St Saviour’s Cemetery,

Cemetery Rd, Goulburn ( opposite Goulburn Gaol )

GPS Co-ord of grave:  -34.74098, 149.74360

Constable Hunt’s Police Baton is in the Parramatta Municipal Museum

DIED.

In Sydney, on Sunday, the 2nd instant, Mr. William Hunt, late Chief Constable at Goulburn, leaving a widow and eight children.

The Sydney Morning Herald                      Tuesday   4 January 1848           page 3 of 4

Grave location:

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GPS: -34.74098, 149.74360

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http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/huntwill.htm

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  • Born : 17 May 1809 (baptised 18 June 1809)
  • Where Born : Hythe Hants. (baptised St. Mary the Virgin, Eling Hants.)
  • Occupation : Labourer / Soldier / Policeman
  • Date Arrived : 14 February 1827
  • Ship Arrived on : ‘Albion’
  • Port Arrived : Sydney
  • Rank on Discharge :
  • Date of Army Enlistment : 22 January 1826
  • Where Enlisted Army : Kent
  • Regimental 39th # :
  • Last Regimental # : 1079
  • Last Regiment Served : 4th Regiment
  • Regiment Enlisted from : 39th Regiment
  • Date Enlisted Mounted Police : 1 October 1827
  • Rank Mounted Police : Govenor’s Body Guard
  • Date Discharge Mounted Police: 1 October 1836
  • Regiment Re-Joined : 4th Regiment
  • Date Discharged Army : 1 October 1836
  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge : For Discharge by purchase (£18*) to join civil police – “the character of William Hunt has been that of a good soldier”
  • Where Discharged :
  • Died : 2 January 1848
  • Where Died / Buried : Chippendale NSW / St. Lawrence’s CofE Sydney (with memorial in St. Saviour’s Cemetery, Goulburn NSW – GPS: -34.74098, 149.74360 )
  • Parents Names : Arthur Hunt (b……..d) & Jane Metyard (b……..d)
  • Spouse’s Name : Jemima Jones Davis
  • Date Married : 28 January 1834
  • Where Married : St. John’s CofE Parramatta NSW
  • Spouse’s Parents : Pte. Evan Davis #2, NSW Corps & 73rd Regt. (b circa 1776 …. d 24 March 1828) & Grace Moyle (b circa March 1769 … d January 1850)
  • Born : 14 December 1811
  • Where Born : Port Dalyrmple (Launceston) Tas.
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  • Died : 18 November 1877
  • Where Died / Buried Towrang NSW / St. Saviour’s Cemetery, Goulburn NSW.

 

Descendants
Pte. Hunt’s descendents can be contacted through Colin Roe
Area Settled :
Parramatta and Goulburn NSW
Children :
 
Olive Jane Hunt (married George Woodall), Jemima Hunt (m. William Richardson), Louise Grace Hunt (m. Uriah Smith), Mary Emily Hunt (m. David John Marsh Broadhead), William Arthur Hunt Jnr. (m. Jane Fuller Stewart), James Evans Hunt (m. Mary Josephine Futton), Arthur Moses Hunt (m. Mary Jane Wilson) and Grace Meatyard Hunt (m. Alexander McClung). See also members.pcug.org.au/~croe/dat1.htm#3
 
History & Achievements :

Sgt.* Governor’s Bodyguard ( … 1836), Chief Constable at Parramatta, NSW (1838-1842) and Goulburn, NSW (1842-1848). Pte. Hunt’s police baton is in the Parramatta Municipal Museum.

 
References
Family Members,  Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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