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Explore these introductions to the main lines of Hungerfords and associated families who migrated to Australia. Emanuel Hungerford and his wife Catherine (nee Loane) followed earlier Loane migrants to Australia. Emanuel and Catherine had ten children, and three of their sons married Winder sisters. Other Hungerfords came to Australia later.

Hungerfords of England and Ireland

Until the mid-twentieth century, the Hungerfords who came to Australia and New Zealand originated from Ireland. They were descendants of Captain Thomas Hungerford of Rathbarry, Cork, who died in 1680. Captain Thomas’s ancestry cannot be definitively identified. Two contemporary clues to his parentage exist. First is a letter he wrote in 1675 to Robert Southwell of Kinsale, Cork, in which he calls Robert’s wife, Helena Gore Southwell, his ‘cozen’ (cousin). Other evidence shows that Helena Gore’s mother, Susannah Hyde, was first cousin of Avis Ivy who married Fulke Hungerford of The Lea. This Fulke died in 1620 leaving children, Henry, George and Susan named in his will, and a wife pregnant with an unborn child. The pedigree below suggests that Captain Thomas was Fulke’s unborn child from 1620. Supporting this theory is the second clue, a letter from the Earl of Clarendon, Edward Hyde, that mentions Captain Hungerford of Ireland as his ‘cousin’. For further information, see the HAFS Journal Vol 2 No 3 (May 1994) and Vol 5 No 2 (Nov 1999).

Hungerfords of Ireland-Family Tree

Hungerfords of Ireland-Family Tree

Hungerfords of Ireland

The Hungerfords were descended from Hungerfords in Ireland, who were descended earlier from Hungerfords in Wiltshire. View this chart of the Hungerfords of Ireland to understand how the first Australian Hungerfords were descended from them.

Migrants to Australia

As you explore the articles about migrants below, you will find other people in the related posts below each article or in the sidebar using the search box or People category. We have only covered the first one or two generations online. To find out more about the descendants of these migrants, you can read the HAFS Journals and look up their details in Hungerfords Down Under, which members can purchase in our shop. You might like to contribute a new biography or memoirs of your ancestors.

The codes after people’s names show where they fit in the family tree.  We use these codes throughout the HAFS website and publications. Learn more here – HAFS Coding System.

Emanuel Hungerford [E] and Catherine Loane [L.I.ii]

Their children:

John Becher Hungerford [E.1]
Robert Richard Hungerford [E.2]
Emanuel Becher Hungerford [E.3]
William Moore Hungerford [E.4]
Henry Hungerford [E.5]
Thomas Hungerford [E.6]
Septimus Hungerford [E.7 ]
Anne Loane Hungerford [E.8]
Percy Hungerford [E.9]
Catherine Hungerford [E.10]

The Loane Family [L]

The Winder Family [W]

Ryder Hungerford [Y]

Becher Hungerford [B]

Richard Hungerford [R] b1776

Townsend James William Hungerford [T]

John Thomas Hungerford [J]

Henry Jones Hungerford [H]

Subsequent Hungerford arrivals:

Richard Becher Hungerford [S.i.1b] (1834-1909)

Harry Hungerford Hungerford [S.ii]

Everard Richard Hungerford [S.iii]

Sarah Lavinia Hungerford [S.iv]

Jane Hungerford – The Helsham Family [S.v]

The Gash and Martin Families [S.vi]