I recently became the admin for the Clan Hunter message board. Whilst I was reading some of the past posting I discovered your message regarding the connection between the Hunters of Alnwick, Northumberland and the Hunters of Nansemond Virginia later Carolina.
I really find this fascinating .I have searched for the William Hunter and Nicholas Hunter at Alnwick (locally pronounced Anik). Although I could not find an exact match with the dates you gave there were instances of records for William and Nicholas Hunter, born at Alnick around the same time. Although I live in England, my home is about 200 miles from Alnwick. at the present time I am unable to visit the Northumberland Archives at Morpeth, which is about 20 miles south of Alwick. The souce of this information on the IGI is not clear, but in some instances it doessuggest an American connection.
I know, from the internet, that there has been extensive research on the Hunters of Nansemond. And these researchers would be as fascinated as I am to learn more about the connection.
Have you discovered anything further since you posted your message and would you share, with our users, any additional information which you may have. This is a tremendous leap, How did you discover the connection?
I am looking forward to reading your reply