Hunt, Robert a very pious and devoted clergyman of the Church of England, and one of the petitioners for the charter granted by king James I to the "London Company" April 10, 1606, emigrated for this country as preacher of the first colony to Virginia Dec. 19, 1606. The history of Mr. Hunt's life previous to this time is not known, neither is it definitely known whether he spent the remainder of his life in Virginia, though this is generally supposed to have been the case, nor is the time of his death at all ascertained. During his connection with the colony their church was burned, and with it. Mr. Hunt's library, but he lived to see at last the church rebuilt (1608). — Hawks, Rise and Progress of the Prot. Episc. Ch. in Va. p. 17 sq.