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John Hunt, son of Captain Thomas Hunt and Ann Wilkins, was named for his grandfather, John Wilkins. John Hunt inherited 600 acres from his father, Captain Thomas Hunt. This included the house Captain Hunt lived in. in the Quit Tax Rolls of 1704 John was recorded with 440 acres. John, also, inherited a horse mill from his father. John Hunt, along with his brothers, Thomas and Gawton Hunt, the 400 acres Captain Hunt held on Hogg Island. Hogg Island is found on the seaside of the Eastern Shore peninsular and is located in Accomack County. One can see that the distance from Fishing Poynt in Northampton County was one that required considerable  for the Hunts to travel. They must have covered the distance with their galleon. John Hunt wrote his will 26 April 1720. It was proved 18 May 1720. Deeds, Wills, etc., XXIII-R. 1713-1725, page 88. The eldest son of John Hunt was Azariah Hunt, who inherited the house and plantation "I now live on" as well as his part of Hogg Island. Mentions daughters Sarah and Mary. That all three children be of age at sixteen. To daughters Sarah 3000# tobacco in the hands of John Tankard in Accomack County. Gawton Hunt and Benjamin Stratton to oversee. To John Thompson and John Wilson, Executors. Witt: William Willett, Ralph Pigot, Robert Sills, William Pigot.

Mary Tankred (Tankard) was daughter of John Tankred and Sarah Smart. Will John Tankred, Gent., written 1 Aug 1689 and proved 30 Sept 1689, Orders, Wills, IV, #12, 1683-1689, page 462. "To my daughters Sarah and Mary all my lands in Accomack County to be equally divided.   

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