Hunter of Hunterston, Ayrshire, Scotland
and of Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshire
- Sources yet to be consulted:
- Record of Hunter of Hunterston, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1902.
- Some family papers of the Hunters of Hunterston,
J. Skinner, Edinburgh, 1925
(Scottish Record Society Series, v.58).
- Hunterston Castle, West Kilbride, Ayrshire:
the historic fifteenth century strong-hold of
the Hunters of Hunterston,
guidebook, 1975, classification 914.1461,
Santry (use call slip)
Hunter arms over fireplace,
Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire.
Photo 2006 by Marian Aelick.
Used with permission.
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Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire,
was built 13th cent.
by Hunter, Laird of Hunterston,
John Huntar, 14th Laird of Hunterston, succ 1487,
built the Great Hall at Hunterston
mar 1505 to Margaret Cathcart
[dau of John Cathcart, 2nd Baron Cathcart],
killed in the
Battle of Flodden
in which Sir William Sidney
fought on the other side,
Robert Huntar, 15th Laird of Hunterston,
had issue (apparently father of rather than brother of):
Kentigern (or Mungo) Huntar, 16th Laird of Hunterston,
mar Marion Hamilton [dau of James Hamilton,
fought in the Siege of Dumbarton 1545,
killed in the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh 1547,
Marion lived at Hunterston until 1595,
Robert Huntar, 17th Laird of Hunterston,
born c.1545, succ 1547.