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Hunter of Hunterston, Ayrshire, Scotland

and of Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshire

Hunter arms over fireplace, Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire.
Photo 2006 by Marian Aelick. Used with permission.
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Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire, was built 13th cent. by Hunter, Laird of Hunterston,
of which:

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, in which Sir William Sidney fought on the other side,
had issue:

Robert Huntar, 15th Laird of Hunterston,
died 1546,
had issue (apparently father of rather than brother of):

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,
had issue:

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

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