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Hunter, Archibald

ceramik, malarz wyrobów fajansowych / potter, pottery artist painter, b: Newcastle, England, UK abt. 1793
He was 33 on arrival to Poland in 1826., d: Iłża, POLAND 03/12/1856

Archibald Hunter came to Iłża's Fabryka Fajansu Sunderlanda (Sunderland's fine pottery factory) opened by Jewish English gentelman called Levi Seliga (Lewi Sunderland) in 1823. Levi was pottery trader and lived already in Warsaw for a while but came from Sunderland in England. When Stanisław Staszic wanted to open pottery factory in Iłża where there were natural supplies of clay, Levi took on the offer. He brought from England tools and eight speciallists to start the factory. One of those speciallists was Archibald Hunter. Archibald arrived in 1926 and never returned to England, got married soon after and started a family in Iłża.
Archibald was Presbyterian, he converted to Catholicism before getting married to Agnieszka.

Alternative name spelling from the documents: Racibel, Race Unter.

Marriage witnesses: Mathias Potter and James Porter (worked at the same factory).
oo Iłża, POLAND 1826 Agnieszka Hunter née Chylińska

source: (1) Copy of a marriage record #54, Iłża 1826 (2) Births index / geneteka.genealodzy.pl (3) Marriages inxed / geneteka.genealodzy.pl (4) "Iłża Wczoraj i Dziś" by Adam Bednarczyk (5) Bio / pl.wikipedia.org (6) Manufaktura fajansu - Witrualny Sztetl / sztetl.org.pl (7) Muzeum Regionalne w Iłży - Sunderland w Iłży / polskaniezwykla.pl (8) Ceramika szlachetna regionu świętokrzyskiego : stan wiedzy i perspektywy badawcze - Magdalena Śniegulska-Gomuła / bazhum.muzhp.pl (9) Rodzina Niewiarowiczów / zbigkurzawa.eu (10) Factory inspector Jan Strauss' report dated 27/07/1826 (11) Yola's notes

photo: (1) Iłża's castle ruins by Robert Celuch - robertceluch / pixabay.com, edit 416 Studios

Father:Archibald Hunter

Mother:Izabella Hunter née Rowlands

children:Teofil Hunter

Aleksander Hunter

Florian Hunter

Jan Hunter

Apolonia Hunter

Rozalia Hunter


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