1st Laird: William Venator (William The Hunter)
2nd Laird: Norman Venator (Hunter the Norman)
3rd Laird: Venator (The Hunter)
4th Laird: John Huntar
5th Laird: Ardneil (Arnele) Huntar
6th Laird: Norman Huntar
7th Laird: The Huntar
8th Laird: Aylmere Le Huntar
9th Laird: Huntar, Son of Aylmere.
10th Laird: William Huntar
11th Laird: Huntar
12th Laird: William Huntar
13th Laird: Archibald Huntar
14th Laird: John Huntar of Ardneil and Hunterstoune.
15th Laird: Robert Huntar of Huntarstoune.
16th Laird: Kentigern (Mungo) Huntar
17th Laird: Robert Huntar
18th Laird: Robert Huntar
19th Laird: Patrick Huntar
20th Laird: Robert Hunter (the spelling of the surname Huntar became Hunter)
21st Laird: Patrick Hunter
22nd Laird: Patrick Hunter
23rd Laird: Robert Hunter
24th Laird: Eleonora Hunter
25th Laird: Robert Caldwell Hunter
26th Laird: Jane Hunter
27th Laird: Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston
The hereditary title passed back to the family of Eleonora Hunter, the sister of Jane. Eleanora had married a Robert William Cochran-Patrick in 1866. He was an M.P. for Bute and North Ayrshire ( 1880-1885 ) and the Under Secretary of State for Scotland ( 1897-1892 ). They had two children: William, who died while a student at Cambridge University in 1891 and Eleonora who married Neil Kennedy of Underwood in 1895 later to become Sir Neil James Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick K.B.E. Eleanora and Sir Neil had four children: William John Charles (d.1933), Eleonora (28th Laird), and twins Margaret Hamilton (d.1982) and Kathleen Agnes (d.1985).
28th Laird: Eleonora Hunter (born Eleanora Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick) She changed her name to Hunter and was granted the arms of Hunter of Hunterston in 1954.
29th Laird: Neil Aylmer Hunter a/k/a Neil Aylmer Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick. He was the father of our present Clan Hunter Chief.
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