Hunters Of Blackness

West of Dundee, at the junction where the main roads from Coupar Angus in the north and Perth in the west join is Blackness House. In 1741 the Blackness Estate was put up for sale at public auction and Alexander Hunter of Balskelly was the highest bidder. Alexander was 2nd of Balskelly and now 1st of Blackness.

Alexander’s firstborn was David Hunter, 2nd of Blackness, 3rd of Balskelly (1743-1809).

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