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Colonel Ephraim Hunt
9 generations from the origin. Great x 7 grandfather.
Birth: 1650, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA;
Death: Jun 26, 1713; Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA;
Age: 63

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Titles:
  • Colonel, British Army in the American colonies

Notes:

He was Captain in the difficult 1690 expedition to Canada, Colonel in 1706,1707, Councillor to Gov. Dudley 1703 to 1713. He resided in Weymouth as did his brother Capt. John but he was employed in Braintree to a considerable extent in laying out lands and in 1700 when the "Purchase Lands" (now chiefly Randolph & Holbrook) were acquired from Boston he was employed in the matter and was voted by the town of Braintree to hold an equal share with the other one hundred men who made the purchase and divided the lands into six divisions of twenty six lots in each and five shares as parts in each lot for the five partners of the lot. Each man had one fifth of a lot, there being twenty such lots in each of the six divisions, plus smaller individual shares in the swamp lands which were divided separately. Col. Ephraim Hunt and his brother John were large land holders in Braintree as they had already in 1698 purchased the 599 acre "Moore's Farm" from Edmund Quincy estate, part of which remained in the family a long time.

He also was engaged in ship building on the Braintree side of Smelt Brook at Weymouth - Braintree line in the 1690's as shown by entries in his still extant account book.

S.P.21-659 - Inventory - Col. Ephraim Hunt, late of Weymouth, Esq., dec. Mar.1,1719.
Homestead & house in Weymouth £1200
Moore's Farm & 1/4 sawmill in Braintree £450
Shed Neck £200
Pasture in Wey. £55
The Pine Swamp & 1/2 sawmill in Braintree £35
Bendall's Farm £100
Cedar swamp & 1/4 sawmill in Weymouth £10
A dwelling house in Boston £220
Wasteland in Braintree £8 £2298

Estate cannot be divided without prejudice, Mar.15,1719. Sons John, William, Ebenezer, & Thomas accept it to pay their brothers & sisters, saving to widow Joanna her dower.
To Samuel eldest son who accepts only a single share.
To Peter
To children of Johanna, dec.
To Elizabeth, Sarah, Mercy & Ephraim or their guardians £139/5/5 each.

Children
Sarah Hunt b: AFT 1678 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Joanna Hunt b: AFT 1678 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Mercy Hunt b: AFT 1678 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
John Hunt b: 11 DEC 1679 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Samuel Hunt , Rev. b: 8 FEB 1680/81 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
John Hunt , Lt. b: ABT 1685 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Peter Hunt b: 8 MAR 1689/90 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
William Hunt , Col. b: 14 MAR 1691/92 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Ebenezer Hunt , Capt. b: 6 APR 1694 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Thomas Hunt , Ensign b: 1 MAY 1696 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Elizabeth Hunt b: 1697 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma
Ephraim Hunt , Capt. b: 12 DEC 1707 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Ma

Sources:

Birth:
268 - Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850; Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB; Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
Marriage:
268 - Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850; Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB; Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
Death:
268 - Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850; Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB; Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.

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Date: c. 1678, Place: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA, Status: , Note:
Joanna Alcock
May 6, 1660 - Mar 20, 1745
Issue
Colonel William Hunt
Great x 6 grandfather
Mar 14, c. 1691 - c. May 1766
Captain Ebenezer Hunt
Great x 6 grandfather
Apr 6, 1694 - Oct 1, 1761
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