The Laird of Hunterston keeps silver pennies from the reign of Robert II – just in case the monarch drops by looking for rent.
When Robert Caldwell Hunter was born on October 1, 1799, in Ayrshire, his mother, Eleanora, was 34. He married Christian Macknight Crawford on November 25, 1836, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire. He die March 14, 1880, in West Kilbride, Ayrshire, having lived a long life of 80 years.
Lieutenant Colonel Hunter-Weston Gould
Farms and Houses
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Hunterston and Gulls Walk
West Kilbride Parish
Hunterston Castle is located near West Kilbride in Ayrshire. It was originally surrounded by a moat for extra protection. The “great hall” was added on in the 16th century.
The first Hunter Laird was called William Venator (Latin for Hunter). He is named at the inquisition, a Royal court, of David, Prince of Cumbria in 1116AD.
He received a grant of land from King Malcolm IV of Scotland (1153-1165).
Named in Charters during the reign of King Alexander II (1214-1249).
Witness to a deed of 1233, Glasgow Church Records (Jon Deo Venator).
The First Interregnum when the Kingship of Scotland was in question. Edward I ‘The Hammer of the Scots’ reigned at this time in England. John Balliol (1292-1296) was made King of Scotland by Edward I.
Margaret the “Maid of Norway” was Queen of Scotland from 1386-1290. She never set foot on mainland Scotland.