Robert Hunt


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Hunt, ROBERT, first pastor of the Virginia colony; went out with Newport and the first settlers as chaplain, having been recommended by RICHARD HAKLUYT. He is supposed to have been a rector in Kent. He was a peace-maker amid the dissenters of the first colonists. Mr. Hunt held the first public service at Jamestown, under an awning, but soon afterwards a barn-like structure was erected for worship. In the winter of 1608 a fire burned his little library, and the next year he died. He was succeeded for a brief season by Rev. Mr. Glover, who soon died. He had accompanied Sir Thomas Gates to Virginia.



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