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Name: Evelyn Hunt

Burial Number: 0990

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1825

Died: 15/04/1920

Buried: 20/04/1920


Evelyn was born in Southwell, Notts., daughter of Evelyn Richard Sutton Falkner of Burgage Manor, and Isabella (nee Jackson). Both parents were born in Southwell. They married in 1817 at St Mary-le Wigford, Lincoln. Evelyn Richard was an alumni of St Johns College, Cambridge, having matriculated when he was 20.

Burgage Manor House was built for £500 in 1801-2. The original part of this handsome house was designed by local architect Richard Ingleman for Evelyn Richard Sutton Falkner (1772-1837) son of a wealthy local surgeon and apothecary – Thomas Falkner. Falkner senior’s fortune may have been partly inherited but his professional fees were impressive.. These remedies may have improved the patient’s wellbeing but they certainly improved the health of the good doctor’s bank balance…

Dr. Falkner, who had purchased and refurbished South Muskham prebend as a family home,
also bought several cottage plots on the north side of the Burgage Green. Some of these were sold to enlarge the old House of Correction in 1787 and others were later demolished to make way for the new Manor House and garden by his son, Evelyn.

In 1809 Evelyn Falkner, who was still struggling to make a success of his boarding school,
put the house up for rent.

It was leased by a lawyer, Mr Elgie, whose wife is recorded in 1813 as headmistress of a boarding school for girls which closed about 10years later.
In 1823 the house was extended by Mr Falkner to accommodate more boarders for his school. Evidently Evelyn Falkner was no business man for within a few years the school closed and he was declared bankrupt in 1830.

Evelyn Falkner died in 1837.

In 1841 daughter Evelyn was living in Moore Lane, Southwell, with her mother, older brother Richard Magnus, an apprentice Solicitor, and younger brother Thomas, aged 13. She had an older brother Frederick, who died in 1832.

They were still in Moore Lane 10 years later, Isabella described as ‘Proprietor of house and land’, and Richard now a Solicitor. They had one female General Servant.

Evelyn married Rev William Hunt in 1851 in Southwell. He was then based at St Martins, in Birmingham. On their marriage certificate, his father was described as William Joseph Hunt, Gentleman. In 1851 father William was a Master Tailor.

William Hunt was born in Southwark in 1824. He and Evelyn went on to have 5 sons and 3 daughters. 4 of their sons took Holy Orders, the other died as a child. Son Percy became Rector of Clapham and Patching.

In 1861 at Alms Houses, Beaucrofts School, Mile End in Stepney, were Rev William (Chaplain and Headmaster), Evelyn, son Herbert Falkner, 7, born Birmingham, Agnes Evelyn, 5, born Bow, Margaret Isabella, 4, born London, Charly William, 2, born London, and Arthur Cyril 11 months, born London. Plus a Cook and a Nurserymaid.

Rev Hunt, by 1871, was Chaplain of Bancroft Hospital, in Mile End, and the family were living in the Hospital. With them were Herbert, Edith, Percy Lancelot and Bernard, all Scholars, plus 2 General Servants.

In 1881, Rev Hunt had become Rector of St Michael’s, Cornhill, and the family were living in Highbury. Daughters Agnes, Margaret and Edith were with them, plus son Bernard and a Cook and a Housemaid.

Rev Hunt died in 1887.

At ‘Roma’, St Michael’s Road, in 1891, were Evelyn, now widowed, living on her own means, with daughters Agnes and Edith and son Bernard, then a student in Theology. They had one Domestic Servant, widowed, 40-year-old, Mary Fennell.

In 1901, now at ‘South Hill’, St Michael’s Road were Evelyn with daughters Agnes E and Edith M. Plus General Servant, Mary Fennell.

1911 still at South Hill, with Agnes, Edith and Mary Fennell

When Evelyn died, at the great age of 95, she was still in St Michael’s  Road. Probate was given to the Revs. Charles William and Percy Lancelot Hunt.

Her burial was conducted by her son, Rev Herbert Hunt, then Vicar of Cookham Dean.

Her daughters Edith Mary, Agnes Evelyn and Margaret Isabel are also buried in Heene Cemetery.


Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 1

Exact Location (what3words): locker.bond.flute

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In loving memory of Evelyn the dearly loved wife of the Rev. William Hunt M.A. late Rector of St Michael's Cornhill, London, who entered into rest April 15th 1920 aged 95 "Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints in glory everlasting" also of her youngest daughter Edith Mary Hunt at rest December 24th 1935 aged 74 years

Further Information


Name: Evelyn Hunt

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1825

Town: Southwell

County: Nottinghamshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Falkner

Marriage Date: //1851

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Hunt

Town of Marriage: Southwell

County of Marriage: Nottinghamshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/04/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: South Hill

Address line 3: St Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living in Moore Lane, Southwell, Nottinghamshire – Isabella; Richard Magnus, Apprentice Solicitor; Thomas 13yrs;


Living in Moore Lane, Southwell, Nottinghamshire – Isabella, Proprieter of house and land; Richard Magnus, Solicitor; General Servant;


Living at Alms Houses, Beaucrofts School, Mile End, Stepney – Rev. William Hunt, Chaplain and Headmaster; Evelyn; Herbert Falkner, 7yrs; Agnes Evelyn, 5yrs; Margaret Isabella, 4yrs; Charly William 2yrs; Arthur Cyril, 11mths; Cook; Nurserymaid;


Living at Bancroft Hospital, Mile End – Rev. William, Chaplain of Bancroft Hospital; Evelyn; Herbert; Edith; Percy Lancelot; Bernard; General Servant; General Servant;


Living in Highbury – Rev. Hunt, Rector of St Michael’s, Cornhill; Evelyn; Agnes; Margaret; Edith; Bernard; Cook; Housemaid;


Living at Roma, St Michael’s Road, Worthing – Evelyn, living on own means; Agnes; Edith; Bernard, Student in Theology; Mary Fennell, 40yrs, Domestic Servant;


Living at South Hill, St Michael’s Road, Worthing – Evelyn; Agnes E; Edith M; Mary Fennell, General Servant;

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