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Dave's Ancestors - Lunt Family


The Lunt Family


Generation 1

William Lunt (1816 - 1875?) [Husband of Alice Meadow(s) (1814 - 1860)]

Generation 2

Lunt Family Tree 1

Children of William and Alice


Margaret Lunt (1834 - 1895)
[Born 21st June 1834, baptised 31st August 1834 at St Mary the Virgin, West Derby] [Wife of Thomas Fitton (1828 - 1908)]
Jane Lunt (1836 - )
[Born 13th November 1836, baptised 5th March 1837 at St Mary the Virgin, West Derby]
William Lunt (1839 - )
[Born 1st Qtr 1830, West Derby Volume 20 Page 889]
Mary Lunt (1841 - )
[Born 1st quarter 1841, West Derby Volume 20 Page 926 ]
Charles Lunt (1842 - )
Thomas Lunt (1844 - )
[Born 4th Quarter, West Derby, Volume 20 Page 955]
William Lunt (1847 - )
[Born 2nd Quarter, West Derby, Volume 20 Page 1162]
James Lunt (1848 - )
George Lunt (1851 - )
[Born 12th November 1851, baptised 4th January 1852 at St Mary the Virgin, West Derby]
Anne Lunt (1855 - )
[Born 3rd Quarter, Prescot, Volume 08b Page 407]
John Lunt (1857 - 1857)
[Born 13th October 1857, baptised 23rd October 1857 at Hale; buried age 16 days on 1st November 1857 at Garston]




Further details of Dave's direct Lunt ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



William Lunt

In Brief:

Birth:  between 1811 and 1816 [based on 1841 and 1861 census]
Marriage:  To Alice Meadow(s) of Scarisbrick on 4th June 1832 at St Peter, Liverpool
1841 census:  Town Row, West Derby
1851 census:  Town Row, West Derby
1861 census:  Speke (Nr Liverpool)

After 1861: I have a theory that William remarried in 1861 and died in 1875.

In detail:


Marriage

William Lunt (labourer) married Alice Meadows (spinster) on 4th June 1832 at the Parish Church of St Peter, Liverpool
Witnesses were Ellen Halsall and Edward Halsall.

NB. Alice Meadow(s) was born in Scarisbrick on 19th September 1814 to Thomas and Jane Meadow. She was baptised on 6th November 1814 at St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk.


1841 Census
Town Row, West Derby
HO 107 520 / 10

Link to Town Row, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Town Row, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Town Row, West Derby
William Lunt age 30, Ag Lab
Alice Lunt age 25
Margaret Lunt age 7
Jane Lunt age 5
William Lunt age 2
Mary Lunt age 3 months

1851 Census
Town Row, West Derby
HO 107 2192

Link to Town Row, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Town Row, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Town Row, West Derby

William is not at home, Alice is head of the family.
(NB. There is a William Lunt working as a servant at a farm in Finch Lane, which might be 'our' William.)

Alice Lunt age 35, laundress, born Scaresbrick
Margaret Lunt age 16, born West Derby
William Lunt age 12, born West Derby
Charles Lunt age 9, born West Derby
Thomas Lunt age 6, born West Derby
James Lunt age 3, born West Derby

William widowed

Alice Lunt, age 47, was buried at St Michaels, Garston on 11th March 1860.
Her abode was Speke Town

1861 Speke (Nr Liverpool)
RG 9 2739

Link to Speke at nls.uk
Link to Speke at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Speke village

William is now a widower and has moved to Speke.
His daughter Margaret, her husband and child are also living there.

William Lunt age 45, Lab, born West Derby
James Lunt age 13, born West Derby
George Lunt age 10, born West Derby
Ann Lunt age 5, born Speke
Thomas Fitton age 34, Lab, born Garston
Margaret Fitton (William's daughter) age 26, born West Derby
Alice Fitton age 1 born Speke

 

After 1861


I have a theory that, after the death of his first wife, William remarried, in 1861.

From the register of St John the Baptist, Toxteth:

William Lunt (widower) age 44, married Alice Carter Richardson (spinster) age 26 on 10th July 1861.
The couple had been living in Wellington Street, off Park Road
William's father was William Lunt and Alice's father was James Richardson, both labourers.

I certainly cannot prove that this is the correct William, and I do not yet know for certain that his father's name was William, so this must remain a theory.
This particular couple settled in James Street, Garston, which would make sense, and they produced a batch of children.
[There were actually two William Lunts, both with a wife called Alice, living in James Street in 1871. The other couple are younger and this may be the William Lunt and Alice Crosby who married in 1862 at St James's, Toxteth. This William also had a father called William - was he "my" William's son?]

1871 census. 39, James Street Garston

William Lunt age 50, labourer, born West Derby
[the age is not perfect a match, either for 'my' William or for the William who married Alice Carter Richardson, however, the birthplace would support the theory]
Alice Lunt age 34, born Liverpool
Alice A Lunt age 9, born Garston
Eliza Lunt age 7, born Garston
John J Lunt age 5, born Garston
Mary Lunt age 4, born Garston
Elizabeth Lunt age 1, born Garston
also, William Dickinson age 68, boarder, labourer, born Yorkshire
William Bissell? age 24, boarder, sawyer, born Ireland

1881 census. 39 James Street, Garston

Alice Lunt age 45, widow, charwoman, born Liverpool
John Jas Lunt age 15, garden boy, born Garston
Elizabeth Lunt age 11, born Garston

The children were all baptised at St Michael's, Garston.

Ellis Ann Lunt [Alice?], 2nd March 1862
Eliza Lunt, 27th September 1863
[Eliza's baptism record confirms her mother's name as Carter. (She has dropped the Richardson)]
Mary Lunt, 31st March 1867
Elizabeth Lunt, 6th March 1870

Burial:

William Lunt was buried at St Michael's, Garston on 9th December 1875.
His abode was James Street - a match - and his age is given as 64 - which matches 'my' William but not the other William in James Street in 1871.

I am convinced that this represents 'my' William after 1861 but this remains just a theory. The Lunts did not seem to care much about accuracy when stating their ages and they added or subtracted a few years as it suited.
All William Lunts seem to have been attracted to Alices for their brides and to have Williams as their fathers.
Was this a conspiracy against future family historians?


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Margaret Lunt


In Brief:


In detail:


Birth and Baptism

From the parish register of St Mary the Virgin, West Derby, transcribed by Lancashire OPC:
Margaret Lunt was born on 21st June 1834, daughter of William Lunt, labourer, and his wife Alice.
She was baptised on 31st August 1834.

1841 Census
Town Row, West Derby
HO 107 520 / 10

Link to Town Row, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Town Row, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Town Row, West Derby
William Lunt age 30, Ag Lab
Alice Lunt age 25
Margaret Lunt age 7
Jane Lunt age 5
William Lunt age 2
Mary Lunt age 3 months

1851 Census
Town Row, West Derby
HO 107 2192

William is not at home, Alice is head
Link to Town Row, West Derby at nls.uk
Link to Town Row, West Derby at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Town Row, West Derby
Alice Lunt age 35, laundress, born Scaresbrick
Margaret Lunt age 16, born West Derby
William Lunt age 12, born West Derby
Charles Lunt age 9, born West Derby
Thomas Lunt age 6, born West Derby
James Lunt age 3, born West Derby

Marriage

Link to Pitt Street and Frederick Street at nls.uk
Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Pitt Street and Frederick Street
Margaret Lunt married Thomas Fitton on 21st May 1860 at the Parish Church, Liverpool
Both were described as being of full age.
Thomas' father was George Fitton, labourer.
Margaret's father was William Lunt, labourer.
Thomas lived in Frederick Street, while Margaret was in Pitt Street.
Witnesses were John Richmond and Margaret Leadbetter.

1861 Speke (Nr Liverpool)
RG 9 2739

Link to Speke at nls.uk
Link to Speke at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Speke village

Margaret and Thomas are living with her father, William, who is now a widower

William Lunt age 45, Lab, born West Derby
James Lunt age 13, born West Derby
George Lunt age 10, born West Derby
Ann Lunt age 5, born Speke
Thomas Fitton age 34, Lab, born Garston
Margaret Fitton (William's daughter) age 26, born West Derby
Alice Fitton age 1 born Speke

1871 census
16 Mona Street, Garston
RG10 3853

Link to Mona Street, Garston Town at nls.uk
Link to Mona Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing Mona Street, Garston
Thomas Fitton, age 42, Gardener, Born Garston
Margaret Fitton age 40, born West Derby
Alice Fitton age 11, Born Garston
Margaret Fitton age 9, born Garston
George Fitton age 7, born Garston
Charles Fitton age 5, born Garston
Mary Ellen Fitton age 2, born Garston
also, Thomas Lunt, Margaret's brother, age 25, Carter, born West Derby


1881 census
6 Queen Street, Garston
RG11 3719

Link to Queen Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Queen Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Queen Street, Garston
Thomas Fitton age 53, Labourer, born Garston
Margaret Fitton age 50, born West Derby
Alice Fitton aged 20 born Speke
George Fitton aged 17 born Garston
Charles Fitton aged 15
Mary Ellen Fitton aged 12
Anne Jane Fitton aged 8


1891 census
6 Queen Street, Garston
RG12 3004

Link to Queen Street, Garston at nls.uk
Link to Queen Street, Garston at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing Queen Street, Garston
Thomas Fitton age 63, Gen Labourer, born Garston
Margaret Fitton age 62, Born West Derby
Mary E. Fitton age 22, Born Garston
Also, a lodger, William Meredith aged 25, a general labourer born in Wales.


Death

Margaret Fitton died in 1895 and was buried at St Michael, Garston, on 1st June.
Her husband, Thomas Fitton, died and buried in the same place in 1908

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