Biographies

ROBERT HUNTAR OF HUNTARSTOUNE 15th Laird of Hunterston

A minor when his father fell, he inherited on 6th May 1515. He married Janet, (known as Lady Huntarstoune), daughter of John Montgomerie.

Robert sold a large amount of Hunter Land in Forfar and other distant parts of Scotland and bought more land in Ayrshire, near to the main Estate.

In 1542 he was granted a license by King James 5th permitting his absence from the Wars, ‘he being’ weak and tender of complexion and troubled with sickness and infirmity.’ He died in 1546. There are a large number of papers in the possession of the family, in connection with the land transfers.

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