HUNT, Edward Lawrence

1880 - 1949

Edward Lawrence Hunt, was baptised at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 28 July 1880, son of Edward Thomas Hunt, originally a fisherman, and his wife Mary Ann née Hunt, and in 1881 living at 4 Camden Street West, Great Yarmouth with his 24 year old mother Mary Ann and his sister, 6 year old Mary Elizabeth, who was born at Wellington, New Zealand on 21 January 1874 and emigrated on 28 April 1874. In 1891, Edward, sen. was a 38 year old fireman, living at Fire Brigade Station, Southwark Bridge Road, London with his 34 year old wife Mary Ann and six children, Mary Elizabeth 16, Edward Lawrence 11, Gracie Watling 8, William Ewart 6, Henry Hendle 2 and newly born Arthur John, the last four born in Southwark and ten years later Edward, sen. was chief fireman at the British Museum, living with his wife, young Edward, now a 21 year old commercial traveller, and two siblings. Young Edward married at Southwark, London in 1903, Eveline Dawkins Digby (1881-1944) and they came to Ipswich and in 1907 set up the wholesale ironmongery business of E. L. Hunt Ltd. In 1911, 31 year old Edward, a wholesale ironmonger, and his 30 year old wife were living at 'Hayton', Rushmere Road, Ipswich and was of Box Bush, Rushmere, Ipswich when elected to the Ipswich Borough Council and was Mayor of Ipswich 1939-1940. An honorary member of the Ipswich Art Society 1941-1949 but does not seem to have exhibited. Edward Lawrence Hunt (69), of Box Bush, Rushmere Road, Ipswich, a guest, collapsed and died during a fire at the Golden Lion Hotel, 10 King Street, Stirling on 23 August 1949, he had no issue and left an estate of some 81,000.