Burke’s “Landed Gentry”

States that “two ancient families of the name of Hunter existed in Scotland for many centuries.” These were the Hunters of Tweeddale, now extinct, and the Hunters of Hunterston, who owned the present estates as early as the time of Alexander II, King of Scotland. In 1375 William Hunter obtained a charter from King Robert II, for a part of the Barony of Arnele. These lands are now known as Campbellton, and are still possessed by the family.

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