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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Hunt

1606 - 1907

 
 
Robert Hunt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Robert Hunt Marker
Inscription. To the glory of God and in memory of the Reverend Robert Hunt, Presbyter. appointed by the Church of England, minister of the colony which established the English Church and English civilization at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, his people, members of the colony, left this testimony concerning him. He was an honest religious and courageous divine. He preferred the service of God in so good a voyage to every thought of ease at home. He endured every privation, yet none ever heard him repine. During his life, our factions were oft healed and our greatest extremities so comforted that they seemed easy in comparison with what we endured. After his memorable death, we all received from him the Holy Communication together as a pledge of reconciliation for we all loved him for his exceeding goodness. He planted the first Protestant Church in America and laid down his life in the foundation of Virginia.

Upper Rear Marker:
This shrine is erected by the “Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia” to commemorate the earliest celebration of the Holy Communion in the first permanent English settlement in America.
June 11, 1607
The tablet is an offering made by the Dioceses of Virginia, Southern Virginia and West Virginia
A. D. 1907
Committed to the perpetual care of the Association
Marker in Historic Jamestown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker in Historic Jamestown
for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities under the Ecclesiastical charge of the Bishop of Southern Virginia
June 15, 1922.

Lower Rear Marker:
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
of the Protestant Episcopal Church
has conducted annual pilgrimages
to this shrine for Corporate Communion
since itís dedication

 
Erected 1907 by Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.563′ N, 76° 46.767′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the "Old Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hunt Shrine (here, next to this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Earthworks (within shouting distance of this marker);
Robert Hunt Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Robert Hunt Marker Detail
James Fort Site 1607 – 1624 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sealing of the Magna Carta (about 300 feet away); The Site of the First Landing (about 300 feet away); In Memory of Early Settlers (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. The upper portion of the marker contains a bas relief of Rev. Hunt giving Communion to the colonists.
 
Also see . . .  The Reverend Robert Hunt: The First Chaplain at Jamestown. National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Rear of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
4. Rear of Monument
Lower Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
5. Lower Rear Marker
Upper Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
6. Upper Rear Marker
 
 
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