Hunterston House was originally built in 1799 in the grounds to provide more comfort for the family leaving the servants to stay in the castle and it was modernised and extended in 1835.
Hunter’s relationship with his brother and fellow anatomist John was famously strained so it is not surprising that John was not a trustee for Hunter’s estate. Hunter’s nephew, Matthew Baillie, along with Hunter’s business partner William Cruikshank, were the main beneficiaries in Hunter’s will with Hunter leaving them the use of his collections and library […]
David Hunter-Blair was born 3 Oct 1778. His father and mother were James Hunter and Jean Blair of Dunskey . Their surnames were combined in 1777 after Jean inherited her father’s estate.