Building a Genealogical Sketch

Today I am following Penny Stratton’s, Publications Expert at NEHGS, format for writing a genealogical sketch for John Huntar, 14th Laird of Hunterston.

1. John Huntar was born c1474 at Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland.  He married in 1478 Margaret Cathcart, the youngest daughter of  Second Lord John Cathcart and Lady Margaret (Douglas) Cathcart born c1478 in Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland.


2.  Archibald, 13th Laird of Hunterston, Huntar born c1440 at Hunterston Castle,                   Ayrshire, Scotland.  Died Before 1487 at Hunterston Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland.                     Archibald married Margaret Kerr on 14 Jun 1462 in Scotland.

3.  Margaret Kerr was born c1450 at Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Her father was William Kerr, Laird of Kersland.  She died Jun 1484 in Smailholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland.


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