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Name: Margaret Hunt

Burial Number: 1547

Gender: Female

Occupation: Head Teacher

Distinction: Headmistress for 27yrs.

Born: 00/00/1857

Died: 05/09/1932

Buried: 08/09/1932

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Margaret Isabel Hunt 1857 – 1932

Headmistress for 27 yrs

Margaret Isabel Hunt was born in Stepney, Middlesex, she was baptised on 4th February 1857 at St. Peter’s, Stepney. She was the daughter of Reverend William Hunt, 32yrs, Chaplain and Head Master of Beaucrofts School, Stepney, and Evelyn, 32yrs, nee Falkner. Margaret had 7 siblings, Herbert b.1853, Agnes b.1855, Charles b. 1858, Edith b.1862, Percy b.1863, Arthur b.1860 (died 1863) and Bernard b.1864. (Her 4 brothers all became clergymen.)

Margaret lived with her family until, in her twenties, she moved to Gloucester, where she was employed as a school governess. She then took on the position of Head Mistress at Tewkesbury High School where she remained for 27 years. After her retirement she moved to Worthing where her widowed mother and sisters lived and became an active member of the Girls Friendly Society until her death, aged 75yrs, on 5th September 1932, at 49, Shakespeare Road. Margaret was unmarried.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): taking.couple.seated

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

In loving memory of Margaret Isabel Hunt at rest 5th September 1932 Also of her sister Agnes Evelyn Hunt at rest 13th August 1939 "I heard the voice of Jesus say "Come unto me and rest" "Simply to Thy cross I cling"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Margaret Isabel Hunt

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1857

Town: Stepney

County: Middlesex

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/09/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 49

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

Worthing Herald – Saturday 10th September 1932.

CLAPHAM AND PATCHING RECTOR BEREAVED.

The death occurred on Tuesday of Miss Margaret Isabel Hunt, of 49, Shakespeare-road. Miss Hunt, who was for 27 years headmistress of Tewkesbury High School, was a sister of the Rev. Percy Hunt, Rector of Clapham and Patching. She was 75 years of age. The funeral took place at St. Botolph’s, Heene, on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. B. Higgins officiating. The Interment was at Heene Cemetery.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1861

Living at Alms Houses, Beaucrofts School, Mile End Old Town, Stepney, Middlesex.

William Hunt, 36yrs, Hd. Chaplain and Head Master, wife, Evelyn, 36yrs, 5 children, Herbert 7yrs, Agnes 5yrs, Margaret 4yrs, Charles 2yrs, Arthur 11months, plus 2 domestic servants.

1881

Living at St. Michael’s Parish, Islington, London. William Hunt, 56yrs, Rector, wife, Evelyn, 56yrs, 3 daughters, Agnes 25yrs, Margaret 24yrs, Edith 19yrs, son, Bernard 16yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

1891

Living at London Road, St. Catherine, Gloucester. Margaret I. Hunt, 34yrs, School Governess.

1901

Living at High School, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Margaret I. Hunt, 44yrs, Schoolmistress.

1911

Living at High School, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Margaret I. Hunt, 54yrs, Head Teacher, Secondary School.

1921

Living at Church Street, High School, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Margaret I. Hunt, 64yrs, Head Mistress of High School, plus 4 staff members and 14 scholars.

Miscellaneous Information

Worthing Gazette – Wednesday 21st September 1932.

GIRLS’ FRIENDLY SOCIETY WORKER. The Worthing Branch of the Girls Friendly Society has sustained a great loss by the death, after a short illness, of Miss Margaret Isabel Hunt, 49, Shakespeare-road. On retiring from the headmistress-ship of Tewkesbury High School, Miss Hunt joined the Society and had been one of the most efficient Working Associates ever since. Her chief work was with the sick and invalid members, in whom she took a personal interest. Miss Hunt will be especially missed by the invalid members resident at the Home of the Holy Rood, whose affection she gained by her ever-ready help and sympathy.