Month: November 2019

Find My Past Free Remembrance Weekend 8-11 November

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Hunter Robert 1614 Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Midlothian, Scotland
Hunter Robert 1615 Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Midlothian, Scotland
Hunter Robert 1623 Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Midlothian, Scotland
Hunter Robert 1643 Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Midlothian, Scotland
Hunter Robert 1643 Scotland, Will And Testament Index 1481-1807 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Hunter Robert 1646 Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Midlothian, Scotland

Famous Dr. John Hunter and his Anne Home Hunter, Poet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In 1791, when Joseph Haydn was visiting London for a series of concerts, Hunter offered to perform an operation for the removal of a large nasal polyp which was troubling the great Austrian composer. According to one account, “Haydn, on his visit to London in 1791, [wrote] folksong arrangements, including The Ash Grove, set to words by Mrs Hunter. Haydn had designs on Mrs Hunter. Her husband … had designs on Haydn’s famous nasal polyp. Both were refused.”

Nicholas Williams, “Haydn seek: The Haydn Trail, Wigmore Hall, London”, The Independent, 23 September 1997

Oliphant genealogy

Yesterday while entering my Bruce lineage into my Legacy software I discovered Elizabeth Bruce, daughter of Robert I ‘the’ Bruce, King of Scotland, married Sir Walter Oliphant.  I decided since I have been doing Genealogical Sketches this would be a great one to add:

Sir Walter Oliphant, mar Elizabeth Bruce [dau of Robert I the Bruce, King of Scotland and descendant of Henry I] and had issue:

Sir John Oliphant, had issue:

Sir William Oliphant, had issue:

Sir John Oliphant, mar Margaret Ogilvy [descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and of Henry I] and had issue:

Laurence Oliphant, mar Isabel Hay

[descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland

and of Henry I] and had issue:

1.  Isabel Oliphant, mar Alexander Dundas and had issue:

1.  Alexander Dundas, mar Elizabeth Bruce [descendant of David I, King of Scotland               and of Henry I] and had issue:

1.  Margaret Dundas,

mar 2ndly to William Kerr, of Ancram, Roxburghshire, he was assassinated in Edinburgh, Dec 1590, by his cousin Robert Ker, the future 1st Earl of Roxburghe.

Ancestors who fought in battle against ancestors

1. Battle of Flodden 1513 (English victory over Scots)

  • Fought on Scottish side: John Huntar, 14th Laird of Hunterston (killed in battle)
  • Fought on Scottish side: Sir David Home, of Wedderburn (killed in battle)
  • Fought on Scottish side: George Douglas, Master of Angus (killed in battle)
  • Fought on Scottish side: Robert Craufurd, 5th Laird of Auchenames (killed in battle)
  • Fought on English side: Sir William Sidney (knighted after victory, may even have killed my ancestral grandfather John Huntar above).

Descents of 9th Earl of Pembroke

Edward III
John of Gaunt
Joan de Beaufort
1st Earl of Salisbury
Alice Neville
Elizabeth Fitz-Hugh
Sir Thomas Parr
Anne Parr
2nd Earl of Pembroke
4th Earl of Pembroke
5th Earl of Pembroke
8th Earl of Pembroke
9th Earl of Pembroke — Mary Fitzwilliam descendant of Edward III
10th Earl of Pembroke — Kitty Hunter (affair) descendant of Edward III
Augustus Reebkomp

My Royal Descent Includes Many

After receiving a pdf from our previous Clan Hunter Genealogist, Ron Bogart, I have pages and pages of Royal Descents and as we all know they seem to descend from each other such as James II, King of Scotland (died 1460), who himself descends from Edward III.

I will be posting the following Royal Descent from the following:

Descents of Kitty Hunter

Descents of 9th Earl of Pembroke

Descents of Frances Shelley

Descents of Frances Hotham

Descents of Marmaduke Constable

Descents of Christopher Conyers

Descents of Robert Greystoke

Descents of Elizabeth Grey

Scottish families

As y’all know my Hunter One-Name Study is mainly Hunter families located in Scotland, but with the BIG family tree I seem to want to research other surnames as well.  Following are other surnames of interest in Scotland:

  • Douglas
  • Forbes, Baron Forbes
  • Hamilton
  • Hay
  • Home
  • Keith, Earl Marischal of Scotland
  • Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • Lumsden of Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Mercer
  • Oliphant

These Three Gateway Ancestors

Elizabeth Montgomery, Barbara Yeats and Mary Kerr yield descent from the following families.

  • Herbert, Earl of Pembroke
  • Maltass of Smyrna, Turkey
  • Icard of Smyrna, Turkey
  • Hunter of Hunterston, Ayrshire, Scotland (and of Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshire)
  • Craufurd of Ayrshire
  • Orby of Croyland Abbey, Lincolnshire
  • Gerard, Earl of Macclesfield
  • Horseman of Burton Pedwardine, Lincolnshire
  • Yeats of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Leslie of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • AEdie of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Skene of Skene, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Kerr
  • Dicey of Claybrooke Hall, Leicestershire

 

My three connections to the main family tree of the West

My three connections to the main family tree of the West:

  1.  Elizabeth Montgomery.

          Her father was Augustus Reebkomp, illegitimate son of the 10th                Earl of Pembroke by Kitty Hunter.

     2.  Barbara Yeats.

         She descends from Katharine Skene, who comes from the family of the Lairds of  Skene.

     3. Mary Kerr.

         She comes from the main (titled) Kerr family.