Author Topic: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928  (Read 178 times)

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Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« on: Sunday 10 October 21 16:46 BST (UK) »
Hello
I've only just discovered this site because my research of my gggrandfather, Edward Couchman Hunter led me here via googling. I saw an intriguing thread of old messages about a challenge to find out more about him ... I already had the information discussed however. As they were such old posts I wondered if any one had uncovered further info.
He's a bit of a mystery ... he started life well established with a wealthy father, and I believe his own business premises at 449 Oxford Street London WI (according to a census in 1871 listed as his address, I don't know though if it was in his father's name)in home furnishing like his father before him ...I got very excited when I saw a possible connection with William Morris, who established his first stand alone store at 449 Oxford Street in the spring of 1877 ...had he a connection? Or sold out to them? Then I discovered that Oxford Street was renumbered in 1882, and had in fact been number 264 before. Therefore I only know the old number and can't seem to discover yet the new number, or in other words where the address would be now, and this seems to reveal no connection between him and Morris, just a funny "not really connected" coincidence.
He lost everything it seemed, and I have a family legend he was a bad lad ....since discovering he landed up in the workhouse for a short while, and then jumped ship to South Africa where I'm pretty sure he committed bigamy. Does anyone have more info on what he got up to?
I recently stumbled on information about Richard Hunter his father, and the fact his business still exists...Hunter and Hyland Ltd. His oldest daughter's family were on the stage, so had stage names which added to the complexity. I have uncovered quite a bit if anyone's interested.

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Re: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 October 21 18:53 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to RootsChat  :)

Edward pops up in two main threads:

www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=799200.0
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=63847.0

Why not add a post on those threads so interested parties can see your details here?

Monica
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Re: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 October 21 10:51 BST (UK) »
Hello Monica
Thanks for your reply. How do I add a post as you suggest? I'm probably being really stupid but I can't work it out.
Kind regards
Nick


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Re: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 October 21 15:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick,

You just need to press the reply button on the topic that interests you, you will find the reply button at the end of the topic on the right hand side.

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Re: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:13 BST (UK) »
hello again
Sorry but there isn't one, nor "add poll" either, only the last three icons "unnotify, mark unread and print  ???....as I said it was an old thread, can it have been "closed" somehow?
It's a shame because although old, clearly there are some "relatives" on there who might still be interested and/or have something to add to my discoveries.
Kind regards
Nick

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Re: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:24 BST (UK) »
There is a reply tab on the first  thread, but not on the second. 
Perhaps you could report to the moderator and ask about this. 🤔
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Re: Edward Couchman Hunter B: 28/9/1853 Tottenham D: 8/1/1928
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:26 BST (UK) »
thanks! Glad it wasn't just me!