John Devere Hunt 1798


John Devere Hunt was a farmer and land owner of his farm "Hunts Grove" near Toomeyvarra and Templederry, He was a guardian of the Nenagh workhouse and involed in the affairs of the district. He refused to evict any of his tennants during the infamous Toomyvarra clearances and was involved in setting up welfare shelter and food for the poor evicted souls.

The economic circumstances of the times made his land holdings unviable, his eldest son Matthew was left to try and make a go of the farm and John emigrated with his Family to Victoria, Australia in 1849, He died on that voyage, His wife Catherine Winifred Kennedy settled her family in Melbourne and later returned to Ireland where she later died.

His daughter Theresa was my GGGarandmother.


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1798 (circa)  
Date of Death 1849  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Matthew Hunt  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) ? Gleeson  


  • I am thinking this John De Vere Hunt is most likely connected to the De Vere Hunts that are connected to my family. I wonder if you have had a dna test done? Some of us have tested.


    Thursday 25th October 2018, 07:28PM

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