LAPHAM one-name study

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  • ID: I1116
  • Name: James Henry Leigh Hunt 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1785 in Southgate, Middlesex, England
  • Death: 1859
  • Note:
    Name: Leigh Hunt
    Age: 66
    Estimated birth year: abt 1785
    Relation: Head
    Household: View other family members
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Southgate, Middlesex, England

    Civil parish: Kensington
    Ecclesiatical parish: St Mary Abbots
    County/Island: Middlesex
    Country: England

    Street address: View Image
    Condition as to marriage: View Image
    Occupation: View Image
    Disability: View Image

    Source information: HO107/1468
    Registration district: Kensington
    Sub-registration district: Kensington Town
    ED, institution, or vessel: 4
    Folio: 193
    Page: 37 (click to see others on page)
    Household schedule number: 145
    GSU Number: 87790-87791
    Essayist and poet, Leigh Hunt was editor of a number of literary periodicals, including the radical weekly Examiner, in which he published the works of Keats and Shelley, then little known. A friend of Byron, Lamb and many important writers, Leigh Hunt played a prominent role in London's literary and political affairs. He was famously imprisoned for two years in 1813 with his brother John for libeling the Prince of Wales. Approx 1802 he set up the weekly Examiner, with his brother John. This was the first of a series of journals he edited, which included the Reflector, Indicator, Companion, Tatler and London Journal. The character of Harold Skimpole in Charles Dickensís Bleak House was allegedly based on him.

    The National Portrait Gallery currently hold some portraits Leigh Hunt and one of his son Thornton.

    Some known addresses...
    19/10/1784 - Southgate, Middlesex
    1813 to 1815 - Surrey gaol
    1815 to 1816 - Maida Vale, Edgware Road
    1816 - Hampstead Heath
    1822 - Pisa
    1823 to 09/1825 - Florence
    1825 - Highgate Hill, London
    1828 to 1832 - Epsom, Old Brompton, St John's Wood, & finally New Road, Marylebone
    1833 to 1840 - 4 Cheyne Row, London
    1840 to 1851 - 33 Edwardes Square, Kensington
    1851 to 1853 - 2 Phillimore Terrace
    1853 to 1859 - 7 Cornwall Road, Hammersmith

    Marriage 1 Marianne Kent b: ABT 1789 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England
    • Married: 1809 1
    1. Has No Children Thornton Hunt b: 10 SEP 1810
    2. Has Children John Horatio Smith Russell Leigh Hunt b: 1812
    3. Has No Children Mary Florimel Hunt b: 1813
    4. Has No Children Swinborne Percy Hunt b: 1816
    5. Has No Children James Henry Sylvan Hunt b: 1819
    6. Has No Children Vincent Novello Hunt b: 1823 in Genoa Italy
    7. Has No Children Julia Trelawney Hunt b: 1826
    8. Has No Children Jacyntha Shelley Hunt b: 1828
    9. Has No Children Arabella Hunt b: 1829

    1. Title: Lesley
      Media: Internet
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