Descendants of Ann HUNT (to contribute information, please email

First Generation

1. Ann HUNT was born in abt 1780s in Co. Sligo. She died in probably Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon.

Unfortunately the only information we have on the Hunt family is that they came from Co. Sligo.

Note: The Hunt surname is common throughout the country, especially in Connaught and Munster. The fact that it is an English name may account for much of its presence in Ulster and Leinster, but generally it is an anglicisation of Ó Fiaich, Ó Fiacha, Ó Fiachna and Ó Fiachra because of their resemblance to the Irish word 'fiach', meaning 'chase' or 'hunt'. In the mid-19th century, the Hunt surname was most common in counties Mayo and Sligo.

Ann married Cormac or Thomas GORDON, son of John GORDON and Mary 'UNKNOWN'. Cormac was born about 1785 in possibly Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died in probably Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon.

There is some confusion as to whether the son of John Gordon who married Anne Hunt was Thomas or Cormac. According to information from family members it was Thomas. However, in the LDS Vital Records Index (VRI), there is a record for the christening in Loughglynn in 1817 of a Brigid Gordon whose parents were Cormac Gordon and Anne Hunt. But the year of Brigid's christening does not tie in with the approximate year of Bridget Gordon's birth provided by the family, i.e., 1830.  

Thomas (or Cormac) may have had a brother, or other relative, called Martin, who married Elizabeth Hunt (same family as Ann Hunt?) because there is an VRI record for the christening in Loughglynn in 1817 of an Anne Gordon whose parents were Martin Gordon and Elizabeth Hunt.

According to the Co. Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Company, the sponsors at Bridget's christening (in 1817) were Martin Gordon and Elizabeth Hunt. And at the christening of Thomas, brother of Bridget, the sponsors were Patrick Gordon and Mary Hunt. Could Cormac (or Thomas) have had two brothers named Martin and Patrick, and could Anne have had two sisters named Elizabeth and Mary?

They had the following children.

+ 2 M i Patrick (Pat) GORDON was born about 1807. He died on 9 Jun 1882.
+ 3 M ii Martin GORDON (caution: relationship to parents not verified) died.
  4 M iii
Cormac GORDON was born in probably Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died.

It is probably worth mentioning here that there is an 1841 census return for the household of an Irish-born Cormack (sic) Gordon who was living in Cheshire. Given that the name Cormac was traditional among our Gordon family it is a possiblity that the Cormack from the census was connected to our family. The Cormack from the census was aged 30 and lived at The Old Bridge, Wilmslow, Macclesfield. Others in the household on the night of the census were Brigid Gordon, aged 30 and Irish-born, presumably his wife; Anne (5), James (3) and Patrick (3 months) Gordon, all born in England and presumably his children; and James Gordon aged 25 and Irish-born, possibly a brother or cousin. The occupation of both Cormack and James is what looks like 'Excaugtor' or 'Excauqtor'. And a death record has been located on the FreeBMD website for a Cormack (sic) Gordon who died in Stockport, Cheshire in 1853. Could this be the Cormack from the 1841 census?
+ 5 F iv Bridget GORDON was born about 12 Jul 1817.
+ 6 M v Michael GORDON was born in 1818. He died on 13 Jan 1886.
+ 7 M vi Thomas GORDON was born in 1821. He died on 23 Mar 1901.
  8 F vii
Ellen (Nellie) GORDON was born about 1824 in probably Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 24 May 1900 in Clerragh, Co. Roscommon.

Nellie never married.

+ 9 F viii Catherine GORDON (Caution: some children not verified) was born about 1825. She died on 6 Feb 1907.

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