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Rev. Thomas Mackenzie Hunter

Thomas Mackenzie Hunter was born December 3, 1827 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland to John and Agnes Hunter. He married Jane, youngest daughter of the late James Scott, Esq., Edinburgh. They had one son, Thomas.

Rev. Thomas Hunter, Jane and son Thomas were murdered July 9, 1857 in the Sialkot District, Punjab, Pakistan during the Indian Rebellion.

Clan Hunter

Clan Name: Hunter
Clan Motto: Cursum Perficio (I will complete the course)
Clan Chief: Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston
Clan Seat: Hunterston Castle
Castle Location: Ayrshire Scotland
Clan Lands: Ayrshire, Arran, Bute, Cumbraes.
Plant Badge: Armeria Maritima – sea pink
Clan Name: Hunter – various spellings mention of latin Venator ( procurer ) in the 12th century and Huntar in the 14th century.
Clan Motto: Cursum Perficio various translations I will complete the course
Clan Chief: Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston the 30th Laird
Clan Seat: Hunterston Castle ( Hunter’s toun ) North-West Ayrshire Scotland
Clan Lands: Ayrshire, Arran, Bute, Cumbraes.
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Clan Hunter and Hunter families worldwide
Clan Hunter Canada
Clan Hunter USA

Source: scotlandinoils.com

Language and Accents

When I first followed in the footsteps of my ancestral grandparents to Scotland I found it a little hard to understand their way of speaking. The Scottish people have their quaint sayings but also very different accents. Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh plus many small regions in between will have very different ways of pronouncing words and speech patterns. When they hear (from your accent) that you are an American they will make an effort to speak so you can understand.