Hunter of Hunterston

John Huntar, 14th Laird of Hunterston, succ 1487,
built the Great Hall at Hunterston 1500,
mar 1505 to Margaret Cathcart [dau of John Cathcart, 2nd Baron Cathcart]
killed in the Battle of Flodden 1513.

Robert Huntar, 15th Laird of Hunterston,
died 1546,

Kentigern (or Mungo) Huntar, 16th Laird of Hunterston,
mar Marion Hamilton [dau of James Hamilton, of Torrance, Lanarkshire],
fought in the Siege of Dumbarton 1545,
succ 1546,
killed in the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh 1547,
Marion lived at Hunterston until 1595.

Robert Huntar, 17th Laird of Hunterston,
c.1545, succ 1547.

Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland

Hunterston Castle is on the coast NW of West Kilbride, N Ayrshire (on the coast SW of Glasgow), SW Scotland.
This is a strategic location at the mouth of the Clyde, the main sea access to Glasgow.

The original Hunter lands were Ardneil (or “Arnele” or “Arnell” or “Arnelle”).  Ardneil Bay extends from West Kilbride towards Portencross on the S side of the Hunterston Peninsula.  Ardneil is on the road between Portencross and West Kilbride.

The present estate of Hunterston is to the N of this, to the NW of West Kilbride.

The old spelling of the family was “Huntar”, and the estate, “Huntarstoun”.

Hunter of Hunterston owned the present estates as early as the time of Alexander II, King of Scotland” (reigned 1214-49).

 

Hunterston Castle first built 13th cent. by Hunter, Laird of Hunterston.

John Huntar, 14th Laird built the Great Hall at Hunterston 1500.

 

 

Hunterston Castle

List of surnames

I have done family trees for the following surnames.

Hunter of Hunterston, Ayrshire, Scotland

Robert Huntar, 17th Laird of Hunterston

John Hunter, of Long Calderwood, East Kilbride

Robert Hunter, 20th Laird of Hunterston

General Robert Hunter

General Robert Sloper

Thomas Orby Hunter

Charles Orby Hunter

Kitty Hunter

Clarke

Alured Clarke

Hervey, Earl of Bristol

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol

 

 

 

 

This is my study

To collect individuals and families with the Hunter surname and how I am able to reconstruct families from the data found in the CWGC (Commonwealth War Grave Commission).

Hunter One-Name Study

Study:               Hunter

Category:          1 – A study where research using core genealogical datasets and        transcriptions is in its early stages.

Contact:            Carol Hunter Sullivan

 

This is my study

Commonwealth War Graves

There are 1073 Hunters in the First World War.

Country

France (589)

Belgium (208)

United Kingdom (136)

Turkey (including Gallipoli) (51)

Iraq (13)

Egypt (12)

Greece (12)

Germany (9)

Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)(9)

New Zealand (7)

Served with

United Kingdom (861)

Canadian (82)

Australian (76)

New Zealand (40)

South African (11)

Indian (3)

Cemetery or Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL (72)

YPRES (MENINGATE) MEMORIAL (59)

ARRAS MEMORIAL (38)

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY (12)

TYNE COT MEMORIAL (36)

HELLES MEMORIAL (24)

LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY (13)

LOOS MEMORIAL (17)

TOWER HILL MEMORIAL (16)

VIMY MEMORIAL (14)