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Families covered: Dunbar of Boath, Dunbar of Durn (Durne), Dunbar of Durris, Dunbar of Grangehill, Dunbar of Kincorth
[This page was reviewed & redone on 20.05.15.]

David Dunbar of Durris (d 23.02.1522, bailie of Pluscarden)
1. Alexander Dunbar of Durris (d 09.06.1527, bailie of Pluscarden)
  A. Robert Dunbar of Durris (d 06.1582, bailie of Pluscarden)
  m. Christine Learmonth
  i. David Dunbar (d c1592, bailie of Pluscarden)
  m. Janet Rose (dau of Hugh Rose of Kilravock by Catherine, dau of Sir Alexander Falconer of Halkerton)
  a. Mark Dunbar, last of Durris, 1st of Grangehill (a 1641, bailie of Pluscarden)
BP1934 & BPGS2001 report that Mark was descended from the David at the top of the page (5th son of Sir Alexander Dunbar of Westfield) but do not provide the intervening generations which come from CV's schedule. CV identifies his wife as ...
  m. Isabella Falconer
  (1) Ninian Dunbar of Grangehill, Morayshire (a 1603, 1641)
  BP1934 & BPGS2001 report Ninian's 2 marriages & 4 sons but are not clear which wife was mother of which son. The attribution below follows CV's schedule.
m1. (mcrt 16.02.1614) Mary Ogilvy (dau of Walter Ogilvy of Dunlugas & Banff)
  (A) Sir Robert Dunbar of Grangehill (b c1610, d 21.09.1659)
  m. (1664) Grizel Brodie (b 1636, dau of Alexander Brodie of Brodie)
  (i) Sir Robert Dunbar of Grangehill
  m. (1682) Katharine Brodie (b 1663, d 1701, dau of James Brodie of Brodie)
  (a) Alexander Dunbar (b 09.04.1690, 2nd son)
m. (21.08.1716) Mary Fraser (dau of James Fraser in London)
  ((1)) Thomas Dunbar of Grangehill, later of Westfield (b c1736, 2nd son)
  m1. (26.02.1762) Janet Dunbar (b c1742, d 16.09.1769, dau of Sir William Dunbar, 2nd Bart of Hempriggs)
  ((A)) Alexander Dunbar 'of Westfield' (b 15.04.1763)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Dunbar (b 14.04.1765, d 1798)
  m. (10.03.1788) James Moodie, 9th of Melsetter (b 12.02.1757, Major)
  ((C)) Mary Maxwell Dunbar (b 03.06.1767) who d 1806 having married ...
  m. (1787) Patrick Nicolson of Shebster minister of Thurso)
  ((D))+ other issue - William Henry (b 26.03.1764, d young?), James (b 28.04.1766), Patrick (b 17.09.1768)
  m2. Isobell Sinclair of Scots Calder
  ((H))+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 29.09.1774), Alexander (bpt 30.03.1784), William Henry (b c1775, a 1811, dunm), Peter (b c1780, a 1811 in Jamaica), Elizabeth
((2))+ other issue - James (bpt 17.09.1717, d unm), Katherine (bpt 22.07.1720)
  (b) Katherine (or Robina) Dunbar (b c1695)
  m. (20.09.1740) Thomas Wedderburn (son of Alexander of Blackness)
  (c)+ other issue - Robert (dvp unm), William (bpt 16.07.1691), David (bpt 10.11.1692), Francis (bpt 30.12.1693)
  (ii) James Dunbar of Clovis/Cleves
  m. (08.1693) Florence Mackenzie (dau of ?? Mackenzie of Red Castle)
  (a)+ issue - Robert, James, Emilia (bpt 07.09.1712)
  (iii) Katherine Dunbar
  m1. Charles Gordon (brother of the laird of Gordonstown)
  m2. (22.07.1675) Alexander Abercrombie of Glasshaugh
  m3. James Ogilvie of Badintoul (a 1707)
  (a) Anne Ogilvie (d 1746)
  m. (01.03.1709) Rev. Walter Turing of Campvere (d 1743)
  (iv) Florence Dunbar
  m. (19.11.1674) Thomas Urquhart of Burdsyards
  (v) Mary Dunbar (d before 10708)
m. (21.06.1679) Alexander Scheves of Muirtown (m2. Lilias, dau of James Brodie of Brodie)
  (vi) Jean Dunbar
  m. (05.09.1695) Alexander Fraser of Phopachy
  (vii) Grizel Dunbar
  m. (06.05.1684or1694) John Maxwel of Woodside (son of the Bishop of Ross)
  (viii) Anna Dunbar
m. John Rose of Blackhills
  (ix) Margaret Dunbar
  m. James Fraser of Castleleathers (Major)
  (x) Emilia Dunbar
  m. (16.01.1692) John Gordon of Carbuie in Keith
  (xi) Janet Dunbar (bpt 24.04.1677, d unm)
  (B) David Dunbar of Kirkhill (b c1613, d 14.02.1691)
  BP1934 & BPGS2001 are not clear which of David's wives was mother of his son John. CV shows that she was David's 1st wife ...
  m1. Margery Seton (dau of ?? (probably not Sir William) Seton of Pitmedden)
  (i) John Dunbar of Kirkhill and/or Kincorth (a c1655, a 1710)
  m. Mary Urquhart (dau of Thomas Urquhart of Birdsyards, cousin)
  (a) Robert Dunbar of Baddinspink (Ballinspink) (a 1727, minister of Dyk, 2nd son)
  m. (10.09.1729) Jane Miller (d 26.10.1788, dau of Rev. WIlliam Miller of Grey Friars Church, Edinburgh)
  ((1)) John Dunbar (a 1811, minister of Knockando & Dyke)
  m. (05.06.1777) Janet Grant (dau of George Grant of Aberdeen)
  ((A)) Sir Robert Dunbar, 5th Bart of Durn (b 06.01.1780, d 11.11.1813) had issue
  Robert inherited the baronetcy from his kinsman, below.
  m. (22.10.1801) Elizabeth Margaret Fyfe (d 14.01.1831, dau of William Fyfe of Jamaica)
  ((B))+ other issue - George (d unm), William of Elgin (had issue), Elizabeth (bpt 07.06.1778)
((2)) William Dunbar (b c1733, d 10.03.1800)
  m. (12.07.1784) Jean/Jane Morthland (b c1747, d 26.09.1815, dau of Mathew MNorthland of Rhindmuir)
  ((A)) Ann Raymond Dunbar (b 15.08.1777, d 22.08.1842)
  m. (24.05.1806) George Heath (b 275.06.1779, d 22.01.1852)
  ((B)) Jane Robina Dunbar (b 22.07.1791)
  m. Ralph Henry Sneyd (Captain)
  ((C))+ other issue - Robert (b 26.11.1785, d 07.09.1804 in Dominica), Mathew Charles (b 18.02.1789, d 19.06.1819)
  (b) David Dunbar (b c1695, minister of Olrig (Olrick) in Caithness)
  m. Mary Dunbar (dau of Sir Robert Dunbar of Northfield)
  ((1)) John Dunbar (d young)
  (c)+ other issue - Thomas (b c1690, d infant), Ninian (b c1700, d unm), Margaret, Mary, Anne, Finella, Katherine, Marjory (a 1707)
  m2. Janet Leslie of Pitcaple
  (C) William Dunbar (b c1613, d young?)
  CV notes that one source suggests that Ninian's 2nd wife may have been Finduella, dau of Rev. John Dunbar of Mefts (Meftis), but gives precedence to identifying her as follows (which is how she is described in BP1934/BPGS2001).
m2. Christian Dunbar of Bannagefield
  TCB identifies the following Sir William as the 3rd son of Ninian by Mary Ogilvy. Provisionally, we follow CV in showing him (and his younger brother) as sons of Christian Dunbar with there having been an earlier William of the 1st marriage who presumably died young.
  (D) Sir William Dunbar, 1st Bart of Durn(e), Banffshire (b c1620, a 1697)
  m. (by 1667) Janet Brodie (dau of John Brodie, Dean of Aldearn)
  (i) Sir James Dunbar, 2nd Bart of Durn (bpt 09.01.1665 (sb 1668?), d 11.1737 (sb 1734?))
m. (18.05.1692) Mary Baird (d 11.11.1734, dau of Sir James Baird of Auchmedden)
  (a) Sir William Dunbar, 3rd Bart of Durn (d 28.01.1786)
  m1. (1737) Clementina Grant (d 01.06.1765, dau of Sir James Grant of Grant by Anne Colquhoun)
  ((1)) Sir James Dunbar, 4th Bart of Durn (d unm bur 20.01.1812, Major)
  ((2))+ other issue (d unm) - Keith in Edinburgh, William
  m2. Jane Bartlet of Banff
  (b) James Dunbar of Kincorth
  m. Isabel Abercrombie (b 1703, dau of Sir James Abercrombie of Birkenbog)
  ((1)) James Dunbar of Kincorth (d unm)
  ((2)) Robert Dunbar (d unm)
((3)) Margaret Dunbar
  m. James Duff of Banff (b c1729, d 1804, son of Alexander of Hatton, m1. Helen Skene)
  (ii) George Dunbar (d unm 1756)
  (iii) William Dunbar of Kincorth
  m. Elizabeth Park (dau/heir of John Park of Fennelfordles)
  (a) William Dunbar of Dunes and/or Fulfordlees (d 1805)
  m. (02.04.1768) Sarah Turnbull (bpt 11.06.1730, dau of George Turnbull of Houndwood House by Sarah, dau of William Cock urn of Ayton by Frances, dau of James Cockburn of Jamaica, son of Sir Archibald of Langton)
  ((1)) Sarah Dunbar (bpt 31.08.1770)
m. (02.11.21790) John Veitch in Ayton (surgeon)
  ((A)) Sarah Veitch (b 12.04.1796)
  m. (20.05.1815) Robert Lisle Coulson (d 1822, Captain RN)
  (b) James Dunbar (d unm in America)
  (iv) Anne Dunbar (b c1672, d 14.08.1708) apparently of this generation --
  m. (1687) James Ogilvy, 4th Earl of Findlater, 1st Earl of Seafield (b 11.07.1663, d 15.08.1730) --
  (v) Katharine Dunbar mentioned by contributor ABofB (30.09.06), may have married ...
  m. Samuel Tulloch of Tanachy
  (vi) Grizel Dunbar probably of this generation
  m. (1695) James Gordon, 5th of Letterfourie (b 1660, d 1748)
  (vii) Jean Dunbar probably of this generation
m. William Duff of Dipple (b 1653, d 1722)
  (E) John Dunbar of Wellhead had issue (extinct)
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
  (F) daughter
  m. Duncan Mackintosh (d 1651)
  ii. George Dunbar
  m. (1576) Marjorie Dunbar (dau of Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray)
  iii. Robert Dunbar
  iv. Marjory Dunbar possibly of this generation --
  m. (1553) Alexander Brodie of that ilk (d 1583) --
  B. David Dunbar of Boath (a 1550, Dean of Moray)
  CV indicates that David was ancestor of the future Dunbars of Boath. The following comes from BP1934 ('Dunbar of Boath') which starts with the following Alexander whom we presume was David's son.
  i. Alexander Dunbar of Boath (a 1555, d 1604)
  a. James Dunbar of Boath (d by 1630)
m. Beatrix Kinross (a 1630)
  (1) Alexander Dunbar of Boath
  m. (1639) Anna Rose (dau of John Rose of Broadley)
  (A) James Dunbar of Boath
m. (1675) Katherine Brodie (dau of Joseph Brodie of Asliesk)
  (i) Alexander Dunbar of Boath
  m. (1704) Magdalen Macintosh (dau of John Macintosh, bailie of Inverness)
  (a) Alexander Dunbar of Boath
  m. (1727) Janet Brodie (dau of James Brodie of Whitehill)
  ((1)) Alexander Dunbar of Boath (d 1783)
  m. (1761) Jean Burnett (dau of George Burnettt of Kemnay)
((A)) Alexander Dunbar of Boath (d unm 1808)
  ((B)) Sir James Dunbar of Boath, 1st Bart (b 12.02.1770, d 05.01.1836, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (02.02.1814) Helen Coull (b 1795-6, d 01.09.1888, dau of James Coull of Ashgrove by Jean, dau of Sir Alexander Dunbar of Northfield, Bart)
  ((C)) Peter Dunbar (d 1864, Lt. Colonel, 5th son) had issue
  m. Jessie Leslie (dau of Rev. W. Leslie)
  ((D))+ other issue (d unm) - George, William, Helen (d 1835)
  ((2)) Magdalen Dunbar
  m. _ Fordyce (RN)
  ((3)) Marjory Dunbar
  m. Alexander Dunbar of Nairn
  ((4))+ other issue - James (professor in Aberdeen), William (WS)
  (B) Jean Dunbar (d 09.09.1667) probably of this generation
  m. (c1663) Malcolm Fraser, 3rd of Culduthel (a 1709)
  ii. Margaret Dunbar possibly fits here
  m. George Monro of Milntown & Meikle Tarrell (d 06.05.1623, MP)

Main source(s):
(1) BP1934 ('Dunbar of Durn'), BPGS2001 ('Dunbar of Durn, Bt') with some support from TCB (vol 4, 'Dunbar of Durne', p377+) and input as reported above
(2) a schedule kindly presented to us (on 08.03.15) by a contributor (CV) whose work impresses us
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