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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,
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,
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 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.
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
Hervey, Earl of Bristol
Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol
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).
Service Number 12338
Category: 1 – A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Carol Hunter Sullivan
Commonwealth War Graves
There are 1073 Hunters in the First World War.
United Kingdom (136)
Turkey (including Gallipoli) (51)
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)(9)
New Zealand (7)
United Kingdom (861)
New Zealand (40)
South African (11)
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)