I am looking for the descendants of Richard Becher Hungerford (born circa 1845 [according to one source] or circa 1854; died 9 September 1901, Victoria hospital, London, Ontario, Canada. MI, St James Church of England in Canada parish church [now Anglican] under a mispelled version of his name, viz.: Richard Beecher Hungerford), insurance agent and Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Canada at the time of his death, and his wife, Mary Large (born 18 April 1837, Lambourn, Berkshire, England. Mary was 17 years older than her husband.), paternal aunt of my maternal grandmother, Beatrice Florence Elizabeth Large, Mrs Herbert Chatterton Roberts (1885-1963).
According to information I have so far gathered, there were three children of this marriage: two sons and a daughter. The sons were Richard Frederick Hungerford and Edward Percival Hungerford. The daughter, who was crippled due to polio and remained a maiden lady all her life, was one of my grandmother's closest first cousins, Lucy Maria Hungerford, of 150, Elmwood Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada (born circa 1879 in Middlesex county, Ontario, died 24 September 1956 aged 77 in London, Ontario and was buried there in Woodland cemetery).
As far as I know, according to my mother's retelling of one of my grandmother's stories, sometime during World War II, this branch of the Hungerford family of "The Island", Inchidonny, near Clonakilty, County Cork, see Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland (1912 edition, sub, Hungerford of Inchodony [sic]) and Burke's "Irish Family Records" (1976, sub Hungerford) which had emigrated from the 'old sod' in 1847, inherited the family seat back in Ireland. Richard Becher Hungerford's descendants were the seniormost in the line of succession to the property, but apparently were not interested in taking up the fairly onerous responsibilities entailed (pun intended!) in doing so. In the end, the younger daughter of R.B.'s younger brother, Walter Francis Hugh Watson Hungerford (at whose baptism at St Ann's Church of England in Canada parish church in Adelaide township, Middlesex county, Ontario, Canada on 30 January 1870 my great-great grandparents, William Large and Mary Ann Plummer, parents of Mary who later married R.B. Hungerford, stood sponsor), Miss Helena Frances Maud (b. 5 May 1918) decided to return to Ireland to take up the challenge of managing the estate. I wrote to her in the early 1980s, shortly after she had removed to Dublin, and when I was just about to start my second year reading Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford, and she sent me what little information she knew of her uncle Richard Becher Hungerford's male progeny.
Apparently, Richard Frederick Hungerford was called Frederick, and was manager of a branch of the Bank of Montreal in Hamilton, Ontario. His wife was called Elizabeth, and at the time of Lucy's death in 1956 they resided at 107, Chedoke Avenue, Hamilton. Whether they had any offspring, was unknown, but it seems unlikely.
As to Edward Percival Hungerford, he was known as Ted, and foreign agent for the Bank of Montreal in New York City. He was twice married, having a son, Richard, a wine merchant in New York City, who resided at 8, Garden Place, Pelham Manor, New York State in 1956, and a daughter, Eleanor, married surname Grant, also of the foregoing address in 1956, by his first wife, whose name and other details are unknown to me. He married secondly a widow who was a Roman Catholic who had several children by an earlier marriage. Her name and further details are also unknown to me.
I would be interested in tracing this line further and with greater exactitude.
Many thanks in advance for any help.