The Hunts of Bridge House

Doug Warne

A Barford Heritage Group Booklet

This is a summary of our 20 page booklet on the Hunt Family.  You can buy the full booklet for £2 to include post and packing.  Please email us on

Hunt is not an uncommon surname and there have been several Hunt families in Barford through the years. This brief history relates to the Hunt family that occupied Bridge House and other properties in Bridge Street over a period of nearly 80 years.

Even the most straightforward of family trees usually has complications and features which are now difficult to explain. The Hunt family described here is no exception. So in order to simplify matters the concentration here has been on the main Hunt family line that relates to Bridge House and on sections of the family that still have a Barford connection; these names are shown bold in the text. That Barford connection starts with Charles Hunt in the late 1880s and now runs over seven generations right through to his great great great great grandson Luke who currently (2017) lives in Barford and attends Barford St Peter’s School.

A notable feature of the family history is the long-standing relationship between the Hunts and the Tuckwell family which originates in Snitterfield. This connection was responsible for the family move to Bridge House in the first place; it is drawn out in the history and in the family tree shown in the centre section.

At the risk of complicating the narrative, details have been included for the births, marriages and deaths of key family members so that those who might be interested have the information to apply for certificates. Unless a specific date is mentioned, the date given refers to the end of the quarter in which the event happened. For those members of the family buried in Barford St Peter’s graveyard, reference is made to the plot number assigned by the Barford WI survey.

Needless to say, the information in this brief history is incomplete, partly because it is deliberately selective, but also because there is always more scope for research. Feedback and further information is invited by the Barford Heritage Group. This can be entered on their web site at

This page was added on 23/01/2018.

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