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ELEONORA HUNTER 24th Laird of Hunterston
She inherited in 1796 and married her cousin, who assumed the surname of Hunter. Born in 1764 and married in 1796, she died in 1851 leaving 7 children.
ROBERT HUNTER 23rd Laird of Hunterston
Best described as a “True Scottish Baron of the genuine age of Baronage”. He died in 1796 aged 86.
PATRICK HUNTER 22nd Laird of Hunterston
Unfortunately Patrick alienated a considerable portion of the Estate. It is thought to have been caused by hugh gambling debts. He married Marion Crawford.
PATRICK HUNTER 21st Laird of Hunterston
His title was ratified by King William III in 1698. He died in 1699. Having married Marion Cuningham of Longmuir in 1662 they bore seven children: Patrick, Henry, John, Dorothea, Marion, Anne & Margaret.
ROBERT HUNTER 20TH Laird of Hunterston
Robert entered Glasgow University in July 1627. He married twice, first to Elizabeth Crawford in 1635 and second to Marion Cunningham in 1649. He had five children by his first wife: Patrick, Robert, James, Hugh & Jean. (James had a son Robert who was Governor of Virginia and New York from 1709-1719)
PATRICK HUNTAR 19th Laird of Hunterston
Laird and co-heir on marrying Jean Cunningham (her mother was Robert Huntar’s sister). They had three sons: Robert, Henry & Francis, and two daughters. A large part of farm-land was sold that was distant from Hunterston to consolidate the Estate. Patrick died in 1665 aged 74.
ROBERT HUNTAR 18th Laird of Hunterston
A minor under the charge of his uncle John in 1580. He inherited in 1609. He died in 1616 leaving no children and settled the Estate on the husband of his niece, Jean Cunningham.
ROBERT HUNTAR 17th Laird of Hunterston
An infant at his father’s death, Robert inherited in 1548. He was one of the Ayrshire gentlemen who defended the reformed religion in September 1562. He married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Crawford. The had 4 daughters and 1 son, he died in 1580.