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c.1831 Born in Shoreditch, son of James Hunter, coach maker and his wife Hannah
1851 Hannah Hunter 46, coach maker, employing 16, lived in Shoreditch with James Hunter 20, coach maker, Caroline Hunter 17, Emely Hunter 15, Charlotte Hunter 13, Eliza Jane Hunter 10
1861 James Ker Hunter 30, coach body maker, lived in Addiscombe with his mother, Hannah Hunter 56, Emily B Hunter 24
Presumably at around this time James took over the coach body business.
1869 His mother, Hannah, died in Croydon
1881 James K. Hunter 50, Coach builder employing 12 men and 3 boys, lived in Bromley, Kent with Sarah Hunter 52