RICHARD, I just ran across your Internet query concerning GEORGE HUNGERFORD of Lunenburg County, Virginia.
I am not of this family, but my SMITHSON family were in Lunenburg County from 1752.The old timers claimed kin to JAMES LEWIS MACIE, founder of the SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, but that may have been more a desire to be related to the 'rich and famous' than anything founded in fact or real family tradition.
Still, about GEORGE HUNGERFORD.JAMES LEWIS MACIE 1765-1829 was a son of ELIZABETH HUNGERFORD KEATE, a mistress of the first DUKE of NORTHUMBERLAND, Sir HUGH SMITHSON. ELIZABETH's ggrandfather was Sir GEORGE HUNGERFORD 1634 1712 of Bremhill, Wiltshire, ENGLAND, husband of Lady FRANCES SEYMOUR also of Bremhill.
Wondering if your GEORGE HUNGERFORD of Lunenburg Co VA may have ties to these folks, and then also wondering if my SMITHSONs way back in the 1700s may have known GEORGE, Maybe something of a 'shirt-tail relative."Round and round.
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