Ancestral Castle

Blairquhan Castle

Built for Sir for Sir David Hunter-Blair, 3rd Baronet in 1823 on the site of a previous castle dating back to 1347.

Present owners are the ancestors of Sir David.

Hunterston House

Hunterston House was built in 1799 mainly due to the comforts for the family leaving servants to stay in the Castle.

Modernized and extended in 1835.

There are 72 rooms and it took 7 years to build.

Hunterston House is a very popular film location in Scotland and has been in several Outlander series.

Ancestral Castle

Glenapp Castle

Built in 1870. James Hunter bought the estate from the Earl of Orkney in 1864.

In 1868 James became the Deputy-Lieutenant of Ayrshire.

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland will be a destination to add to my ancestral group tours.

Major William Hunter

Major Hunter was in the Peninsular War. Military Secretary to the Governor of Australia. Aide to his uncle General George Hunter of Cinder, India.

Business – Apothecaries

Business – Apothecaries
List of persons qualified to practise as apothecaries

Business apothecary

John Hunter




pub. date 1840

Also following are other Hunters:

John Charles 1821

Frederick 1822

Thomas Davis 1832

William Edward 1833

James 1836



In the Census Transcript Household Derbyshire 1901 William M. Hunter was listed as head of the family and is a Physician. He has one son age 26 born in 1875 who is a Mariner Engineer. Another son age 18 born in 1883 is a student, and one daughter age 14 born in 1887 who also is a student. No wife listed but there is a Servant, Governess and Visitor.

What I found interesting was the visitor from Derbyshire. His occupation is listed as Clog Maker. The definition is an Artificer One Who Produces By His Own Skill.