Person:Robert Hunter (59)

     
Gov. Robert Hunter, of Jamaica
d.31 Mar 1734 Jamaica, West Indies
m. bef. 1666
  1. Gov. Robert Hunter, of Jamaicaabt 1666 - 1734
  • HGov. Robert Hunter, of Jamaicaabt 1666 - 1734
  • WElizabeth Orrebyabt 1675 -
m. est. 1715
Facts and Events
Name[3] Gov. Robert Hunter, of Jamaica
Alt Name Maj. Gen. Robert Hunter
Alt Name[3] Col. Robert Hunter
Alt Name[3] Gov. Robert Hunter, of Virginia
Alt Name[3] Gov. Robert Hunter, of New York
Gender Male
Birth[4] abt 1666 Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation[3] 1706 Virginiaappointed Governor of Virginia
Occupation[3] Jun 1710-1719 New YorkGovernor of New York
Marriage est. 1715 to Elizabeth Orreby
Occupation[3] Jul 1727 Jamaicaappointed Governor of Jamaica
Death[3] 31 Mar 1734 Jamaica, West Indies

Robert Hunter was one of the Early Settlers of Colonial Virginia

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Research Notes

  • Robert Hunter's birthdate is variously listed as "1664" in Wikipedia, and "abt. 1675" in a familysearch submission. It appears more likely to be former, based upon several published sources, including "A Life of Robert Hunter, 1666-1734", by James E. Scalon. More research may be necessary to determine his accurate birthdate.
References
  1.   Scanlon, James E. A Life of Robert Hunter, 1666-1734, Secondary quality.

    Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1969

  2.   Maj. Gen. Robert Hunter, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe, Secondary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915), 1:58, Secondary quality.

    Hunter, Col. Robert, an officer in the English army, was appointed governor of Virginia in 1706 to succeed Sir Francis Nicholson, but in his voyage was captured by a French privateer and remained prisoner until the end of 1709. In June, 1710, he became governor of New York, and held that office till 1719. In July, 1727, was appointed governor of Jamaica and died there March 11, 1734.

  4. Robert Hunter (governor), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, last accessed ???, Secondary quality.
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    Robert Hunter (1664–1734) was a British military officer, colonial governor of New York and New Jersey from 1710 to 1720, and governor of Jamaica from 1727 to 1734.