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Robert Hunter, 20th Laird of Hunterston



Hunterston House.
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Robert Hunter, 20th Laird of Hunterston,
must be born c.1610,
entered Glasgow University in July 1627,
mar 1stly, 1635, to Elizabeth Craufurd [descendant of Edward III],
mar 2ndly, 1649, to Marion Cunninghame [dau of James Cunninghame],
he died Dec 1679, age est c.69 yrs,
had issue by 1st wife:


  1. Patrick Hunter, 21st Laird of Hunterston, had issue:
    1. Patrick Hunter, 22nd Laird of Hunterston, had issue:
      1. Robert Hunter, 23rd Laird of Hunterston, had issue:

        1. Eleonora Hunter [or Eleanora],
          inherited Hunterston from her father 1796,
          mar 1796 to her 1st cousin Robert Caldwell [grandson of 22nd Laird], he assumed the name of Hunter,
          they built Hunterston House, starting 1799,
          had issue [ancestors of Lairds of Hunterston].

  2. Rev. Robert Hunter.

  3. James Hunter, born est c.1640,
    mar Margaret Spalding [sister (apparently NOT dau) of the Rev. John Spalding, of Dreghorn, just E of Irvine, North Ayrshire],
    as younger son he inherited nothing, had little money,
    he was attorney,
    they lived in Edinburgh when courts were in session,
    lived rest of time in Irvine, North Ayrshire (a bit SE of Hunterston),
    had issue:

    1. General Robert Hunter,
      Governor of New York and New Jersey, Governor of Jamaica,
      born Edinburgh,
      bapt Edinburgh, Oct 1666 [Lustig, 1983].

  4. Hugh Hunter.
  5. Jean Hunter.


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