Sir Frederick Seager Hunt, Bart, M.P.

Male 1838 - 1904  (65 years)


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  • Name Frederick Seager Hunt 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix Bart, M.P. 
    Born 27 Apr 1838  Chippenham, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1904  Ramsgate, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63  The Hunt Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2015 

    Father James Edward Hunt,   b. 1 Apr 1809, 59,Berwick St.,London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1887, 54,Cromwell Rd.,London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Eliza Seager,   b. 14 Aug 1810, Davies Place,London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1857, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1836  St. John's,Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1841  Sloane St., Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1861  32, Upper Parade, Leamington Priors (now Royal Leamington Spa) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Harriet Hunt,   b. 1848,   d. 1934  (Age 86 years) 
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • A caricature of Sir Frederick was included in Vanity Fair, dated May 18, 1893. The accompanying biographical passage read as follows:

      STATESMEN. No. 613

      SIR FREDERICK SEAGER HUNT, BART.

      JAMES EDWARD HUNT of Cromwell Road (who was quite an eminent railway contractor) married Eliza, daughter of James Lys Seager, Esquire, and had issue two sons and three daughters; of whom the eldest (who is the first Baronet of this ancient family) was born at Chippenham five-and-fifty years ago. They taught him scholastically at Westminster, and more broadly in India, where he travelled in his youth; and among other things he acquired, or developed, a capacity for business that has since made him in more than one way. For he is now the head of the firm Seager, Evans and Co., of Millbank (which was founded by his maternal grandfather), a director of Earle's Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, a Governor of the Westminster Bluecoat School, Chairman of a big Tory organisation and of the United Westminster Almshouses, a Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of London, and Patron of the living of Charmouth, in Dorset. He is also one of the founders of the Primrose League as well as one of Lord Salisbury's Baronets of last year; and having once been defeated for Marylebone in 1880, he has now gone back to Westminster, where he has most constitutionally represented the Western Division of that district for the last eight years.

      Although he is now a rich man, he still goes to business daily. He is something of a sportsman, for he is a member of the Four-in-Hand Club, who is very fond of driving four horses at once, and President of the North of the Thames Licensed Victuallers' Cricket Club; which is the biggest amateur thing of its kind in England. Yet he no longer plays cricket. He has done more service to his Party than is ordinarily represented by Baronetcy; for not long ago he was royally "dined" and rewarded by a spontaneous presentation in recognition of his really great services in organising the London Boroughs. He is no orator, and when he is (very occasionally) moved to speak he shows the swaying nervousness that becomes the honest, modest man. He is very popular with the "Trade"; he has a cheery, inspiring face, and he is the husband of a very attractive cousin.

      He has shown that he is an inveterate Tory by becoming member of no fewer than four Tory clubs; yet he is so good a fellow that, even in Westminster bear-garden, no decent man has found a word to say against him. He is generous; and, despite the fact he is a distiller, he is a gentleman. He knows a good cigar when he gets it.
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