According to Burke's ''Landed Gentry'' (1904), John Hunt owned extensive estates in county Roscommon in the mid 18th century. He was a descendant of Thomas Hunt a captain in Colonel Chidley Coote's regiment of Horse. The Reverend John Hunt, grandson of John Hunt, owned an estate in the parishes of Athleague, Rahara, Dysart and Taghboy, barony of Athlone and Cloonfinlough, barony and county of Roscommon, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. His younger brother Edmund Lombard Hunt held property near Gort and Headford, county Galway. In the 1870s the Reverend John Hunt of Clonee, county Meath, owned 977 acres in county Roscommon.
- W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes leases & renewals re the Hunt estate in Co Roscommon, 1827-1853. Small Accs. Index 76, D.10,867, D.10,905-10,906, D.10,911-10,912, T.3693-3697; National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Roscommon Union, 52
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 258 (Lyster)
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 316
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 227
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Roscommon: III, 214