Category: Ayrshire

Hunters of Abbotshill and Barjarg

A branch of the Hunter surname in Ayrshire, Scotland once a seat of the Hunter family is located about four miles south of the town of Ayr. James Hunter acquired the lands by a charter dated May 9, 1569.

Rev. Andrew Hunter, D.D. was the last of the Hunter family to reside here. He sold the property in 1772 and purchased Barjarg Tower in Dummfriesshire. Dr. Hunter was born February 15, 1774 in Edinburgh, and married April 14, 1779 to the Hon. Mainie Schaw, eldest daughter of William, sixth Lord Napier of Ettrick . She died October 9, 1806.

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Venator History

Willieme le Venator or William the Hunter in 1116 built a timber stronghold on the land that is Hunterston. The area was called Hunters-town in Ayrshire.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries that I am researching for Hunters:

Auchinleck Old Cemetery
Old Cumnock New Cemetery
Ochiltree Cemetery
Cumnock Old Cemetery
Catrine Churchyard
Muirkirk Churchyard
Ochiltree Old Cemetery
Craigie
Muirkirk New Cemetery
Mauchline New Cemetery
Dalmellington New Cemetery
Dalrymple Churchyard
Patna Cemetery
Stair Churchyard
Newton on Ayr
Barnwell
Sorn Churchyard
Symington
Dunlop
Kilmaurs
Stewarton Churchyard
Hawkhill Cemetery
Dreghorn & Perceton
Shewalton Cemetery