'Hunter01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hunter of Crichton Dean, Hunter (Huntar) of Hunterston (Arnele Huntar), Hunter of Kirkland, Orby-Hunter of Croyland Abbey

Possibly descended from Norman Venator or Huntar (a c1100) was ...
Aylmer le Hunter of Arnele Hunter (a 1295)
1. ?? Hunter or Huntar
  A. William Huntar of Arnele Huntar (a 1374)
  i. ?? Huntar
"The next laird on record"after William, so it is a presumption that he was William's grandson, was ...
  a. William Huntar of Arnele Huntar (d c1454)
  (1) Archibald Huntar of Arnele Huntar or Hunterston (d before1487)
BLG identifies Archibald as the 13th Laird. Paterson identifies Archibald's wife as Jean Craufurd, of the family of Corseby, but BLG1952 names her ...
  m. Margaret Kerr (dau of William Kerr of Kersland)
  (A) John Hunter 'of that ilk' of Hunterston (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  BLG1952 continues to spell the family name with an A (Huntar) for a few more generations.
  m. Margaret Cathcart (dau of John Cathcart, 2nd Lord)
  Paterson inserts an additional generation here, a Robert (a 1517) who was father of the following Robert by Margaret Craufurd, "another of the ladies of Corseby".
(i) Robert Hunter 'of that ilk' of Hunterston (d c1546)
  m. Janet Montgomerie (dau of John Montgomerie of Giffen)
  (a) Kentigern or Mungo Hunter 'of that ilk' of Hunterston (d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Marion Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Torrance (sb of Piell))
  ((1)) Robert Hunter of Hunterston (d 1580)
m. Margaret Craufurd (dau of Thomas Craufurd of Auchenames by Marion Montgomerie)
  ((A)) Robert Hunter of Hunterston (dsp 1616)
  m. Margaret Peibles (dau of Patrick Peibles of Broomlands by Marion Montgomerie)
  ((B)) Jean Hunter
  m1. Robert Cunninghame (minister of Bamwell)
  ((i)) Jean Cunninghame
  m. Patrick Hunter, later of Hunterston (d 1665) @1@ below
  ((ii)) Catherine Cunninghame
  m. (04.05.1616) Robert Cuninghame of Auchenharvie
  m2. Alexander Scrimgeour (minister of Irvine)
((C)) Marion Hunter
  m. Robert Peibles of Broomlands (Bailie of Irvine)
  ((D)) Katherine Hunter
  m1. Hugh Garven of Irvine
  m2. Robert Cuninghame of Auchenharvie
  ((E))+ other issue - Francis (d young), Hugh, Elizabeth
  Identified in BLG1886 (Hunter-Arundell of Barjarg) as "a younger son of Hunter of Hunterston" and in BP1934 (Hunter Blair) as "a scion of Hunter, of Hunterston" and so possibly fitting here was ...
  ((2)) James Hunter of Abbotshill (a 1569)
  m. Janet Neil
  IPaterson (p134) identifies the undermentioned Patrick, son of William, as a great-grandson of Mungo. Provisionally, we show William as son of a younger son but it is possible that he was a son of Robert or James above.
  ((3)) ?? Hunter
  ((A)) William Hunter in Binberry Yards - continued below
  (ii) Isabel Hunter possibly of this generation
  m. John Craufurd of Giffordland (d Pinkie 1547)



Reported by BLG1952 to have been identified in 1611 as heir-male of the above-mentioned Robert Hunter of Hunterston who dsp 1616 was ...
William Hunter in Beneberrie Yairds - continued above
m. Marion Hamilton
1. Patrick Hunter, later of Hunterston (d 1665)
  m. Jean Cunninghame (dau of Rev. Robert Cunninghame by Jean, dau of Robert Hunter of Hunterston) @1@ above
  A. Robert Hunter of Hunterston (d 12.1679)
  m1. Elizabeth Craufurd (dau of Patrick Craufurd of Auchenames)
  i. Patrick Hunter of Hunterston (d 1699)
  m. Marion Cuninghame (dau of John Cuninghame of Langmuir)
a. Patrick Hunter of Hunterston (d 09.11.1738/9)
  m. Marion Crawfurd (dau of Thomas Crawfurd of Crawfurdburn or Cartsburn)
  (1) Robert Hunter of Hunterston (d 1796, 2nd son) 23rd laird of Hunterston
  m. (1762) Janet Aitcheson (dau of Matthew Aitcheson by Eleanor McGilchrist)
  (A) Eleanora Hunter
  m. Robert Caldwell, later Hunter of Hunterston (d 22.08.1826) @2@ below
(B)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas Orby (d young), Patrick John (d young), Marion, Elizabeth
  (2) David Hunter
  m. _ Milliken of Port Glasgow
  (A) Patrick Hunter 'of Hunterstoun'
  m. Rebecca Fleming (dau of Charles Fleming of Irvine by Mary Montgomery)
  (i) Charles Fleming Hunter (d 1832, captain, 2nd son)
  m. (1827) Jane Napier Kellett (dau of Capt. William Augustus Kellett)
  (a)+ issue - Charles Fleming (dsp 06.08.1882, Major), Jane Napier (d young)
  (ii) Milliken Hunter (dsp 1837, 4th son)
m. Margaret Walker (dau of Dr. _ Walker of Irvine)
  (iii) Elizabeth Hunter
  m. John Hyndman of Lunderston
  (iv) Marion Hunter
  m. Hugh Muir
(v) Dorothea Hunter
  m1. William Kelso of Hullerhirst
  m2. Hugh Weir of Kirkhall (Kirkhill)
  (vi) Margaret Hunter
  m. Robert Caldwell in Greenock
  (a) Robert Caldwell, later Hunter of Hunterston (d 22.08.1826)
  m. Eleanora Hunter (dau of Robert Hunter of Hunterston) @2@ above
  ((1)) Robert Hunter of Hunterston (b 01.10.1799, d 14.03.1880) had issue
  m. (23.11.1836) Christian MacKnight Crawfurd (dau of William MacKnight Crawfurd of Cartsburn by Jane Crawford)
  ((2))+ other issue (d unm) - Patrick (d 1826), Norman (d 1836), Eleonora (d 1823), Marion Crawford (d1833), Margaret (d 1884), Janet (d 1869)
  (i)+ other issue - David (d unm 1846) , Patrick (d unm), Robert (dsp), Rebecca (d unm)
  (3)+ other issue (dsp) - Patrick (dvp 1732), Henry, Thomas, Rebecca (d unm)
  b. Henry Hunter (b 1681, d 29.11.1731, minister of Mearns)
  m. (30.09.1715) Margaret Stewart (d 13.01.1742, dau of James Stewart of Lumloch)
  (1) Marion Hunter
  m. John Lyle of Glasgow
  (2)+ other issue - Patrick, Annabella
  c. John Hunter of Crichton Dean and East Gordon (4th son)
  m. (19.12.1716) Magdalen Burd (dau of Capt. Edward Burd, younger of Foord)
  (1) James Hunter of Crichton Dean and East Gordon (b 04.01.1718)
  m. (14.01.1745) Jean Nisbett (d 1762, dau of James Nisbett of Palacecraig)
  (A) James Hunter of Crichton Dean (b 18.11.1746, d 1813)
  m. (01.1783) Elanor Mure (dau of John Mure son of Hugh of Auchendrane)
  (i) William Hunter of Crichton Dean (b 04.05.1787, d unm 23.02.1878, 2nd son)
  (ii) Adam Hunter of Edinburgh (b 20.06.1771, d 24.06.1853, 4th son) had issue
  m. (03.10.1820) Elizabeth Kirkaldy (dau of John Kirkaldy of Kirkaldy by Amelia Gardyne)
  (iii) Hugh Hunter of London and Mauritius (b 20.02.1794, d 16.04.1867, Cmdr. RN) had issue
  m. (06.01.1823) Elizabeth Mather (d 05.03.1867, dau of Thomas Mather of Charlton)
  (iv)+ other issue (d unm) - John Mure (b 06.07.1785, d infant), George Nisbet (b 01.08.1789, d c1840), Jean Eleanor (b 19.12.1783, d 1872)
  (B) Sir John Hunter of St. Lucar (b 13.02.1751,d 03.01.1816)
m1. (27.12.1787) Margaret Congalton (d 29.05.1791, dau of Francis Congalton of Edinburgh)
  (i) Mary Hunter (b 17.01.1789, d 05.10.1834)
  m. (23.02.1811) Charles Reynolds (d 17.06.1819, Lt. General)
  (ii) Agnes Hunter (b 10.10.1791, d unm 18.04.1862)
  m2. (06.1793) Elizabeth Barbara Arbuthnot (d 28.10.1841, dau of Robert Arbuthnot of Hadde-Rattray, sister of Sir William, 1st Bart)
  (iii) Robert John Hunter (b 09.08.1798, dsps 1824)
  m. Margaret Thomas (d1824, dau of George Wilbraham Thomas)
  (iv) Jane Campbell Hunter (d 31.10.1859)
  m. (07.06.1820) David Charles Guthrie of Cragie (d 27.06.1859)
  (v) Margaret Congalton Hunter (d 08.02.1876)
  m. (01.03.1825) Basil Hall (d 11.09.1852, son of Sir James, Bart of Dunglass, Captain RN)
  (C)+ other issue (d unmn) - William (b 23.01.1748, d c1770), Euphemia (b 30.09.1745)
  d. Dorothea Hunter
m. Henry Cunninghame of Carlung
  e. Marion Hunter
  m. (1694) John Peeblis of Crawfield
  f. Margaret Hunter
  ii. Robert Hunter (d c1710, minister of West Kilbride)
  The following is supported by 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p145+).
  m. (29.07.1675) Margaret Hamilton (dau of John Hamilton of Grange)
  a. Robert Hunter of Kirkland
m. Margaret Munro (dau of Bailie Munro of Irvine)
  (1) George Hunter of Kirkland
  m1. Dorothea Boyd (dau of John Boyd of the Pitcon family)
  (A) Robert Hunter of Kirkland
  m. (1791) Jean Boyd (d 24.03.1825, dau of John Boyd of Carlung)
  (i) Marion or Jane Hunter (d 13.01.1855)
  m. (01.02.1825) John Allen Woodrop of Dalmarnock & Elsrickle
  (ii)+ other issue - George, Robert, Jean
  (B)+ other issue (d young)
  m2. Mary Cuninghame (dau of _ Cuninghame of Monktonhill)
(C)+ other issue - Dorothea, others (mostly d young)
  (2) Margaret Hunter
  m. William Cuninghame (of family of Monktonhill)
  (3) Elizabeth Hunter
  m. (1720) John Boyd of Carlung
  b. Margaret Hunter
  m. (1713) William Castlelaw (probably son of Rev. William of Stewarton)
  c. Rebecca Hunter (d 22.06.1749)
  m. Robert Cameron (d 16.12.1735, minister of Beith)
d. Elizabeth Hunter
  m. (1720) John Montgomerie of Barradger
  iii. James Hunter
  m. Margaret Spalding (sister of John Spalding, minister of Dreghorn)
  a. Robert Hunter of Croyland Abbey, Lt. Governor of Virginia, Capt. General of Jamiaca (d 31.03.1734, Major General)
  m. Elizabeth Orby (dau of Sir Thomas Orby, 1st Bart of Croyland Abbey)
  (1) Thomas Hunter, later Orby-Hunter of Croyland Abbey (d 20.10.1768-9)
  m1. Jacomina Caroline Bullenden (bur 02.06.1756, dau of Col. William Bullenden)
  (A) Charles Orby-Hunter (d 15.09.1791)
  m. Elizabeth Howard (d 06.06.1830, dau of George Howard of Dublin)
  (i) Thomas Orby-Hunter had issue
  m. (26.09.1796) Fanny or Henrietta Heywood (d 23.01.1834, dau of John Modyford Heywood of Maristow House)
  (B)+ other issue - James (bur 27.05.1756), George (bur 02.06.1756)
  m2. Marion Cunninghame (dau of James Cunninghame of Ailet)
  (D)+ other issue - John (b 06.1769, d 30.12.1769), Charlotte Letitia (b 1757, d 07.02.1770)
(2) Catherine Hunter
  m. (before 1737) William Sloper
  (3)+ other issue (a 1737) - Henrietta, Charlotte
  iv. Hugh Hunter in Kilmarnock
  v. Jean Hunter
  m. (1658) John Spalding (minister of Dreghorn)
  m2. (sp) Marion Cunninghame (dau of James Cunninghame of Aiket)
  B. Henry Hunter (a 05.1674, dsp, minister of Dromore)
  C. Francis Hunter possibly ancestor of Hunters of Long Calderwood
  D. daughter
  m. Alexander Cunninghame of Carlung
  E. Jean Hunter
  (m. (1653) David Kennedy of Barclouoquhan (Balmaclanachan) & Craig

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Hunter-Weston of Hunterston') with some input/support from BLG1952 ('Hunter of Baltonsborough formerly of Crichton Dean'), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p133+)
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