MC:F5 Papers of George Hunt (Fellow 1681-99)
How and when the notebook came to the archives is unclear. George Hunt was a Fellow of Magdalen College from 1681-99. He matriculated from Magdalen Hall in 1675 aged 16. He obtained a BA in 1678, an MA in 1681 and a B. and D.C.L. 1691. He was a Demy 1675-81 and a student of the Middle Temple 1677. He was the Junior Dean of Arts 1691 and Bursar 1692, 1698. Hunt was expelled by the Commissioners of James II in 1687 and restored in 1688. The events of 1687-1688 are discussed in J.R. Bloxam’s Magdalen College and King James II 1686-1688: A Series of Documents (Oxford, 1886) and Laurence Brockliss et al., Magdalen College and the Crown: Essays for the Tercentenary of the Restoration of the College 1688 (Oxford, 1988). [Other documents relating to the events of 1687-88 can be found in MC:P261] Hunt died 29 Jan. 1699/1700 and was buried in the College chapel.
Catalogued January 2005
Notebook containing 108 pages providing an account of the proceedings of King James II against the College from 5 April 1687 to 26 Jan 1688, following with copies of various letters and orders. On a flyleaf the name ‘Geo. Hunt, Coll. Magd. Oxon’. Martin Routh (President 1791-1854) has added, ‘one of the expelled fellows’.