The Hunter family are fortunate to have an ancient parchment charter still in their possession confirming a grant of land at Huntarstoune and Ardneil (near West Kilbride) dated 1374, with a rent of a silver penny only to be paid on request to the Crown.
Did you know Scotland used to have its own currency? Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons The photo above shows a James VI Thistle Merk. During the Independence Referendum and all the political bluster surrounding it there was much talk on currency which is when it was […]
After a month long vacation this past August, we followed my Hunter ancestors from
Giles County, Pearisburg, Virginia, to the Giles County courthouse where a Revolutionary War Memorial lists a Robert Hunter who is my ancestor. The Giles
County Historical Society was closed, but is on my list for future trips.
Three Hunter landowners from Paisley were signatories to the infamous “Ragman Roll” in 1296 when King Edward I of England held a parliament at Berwick to which he summoned all Scottish landholders to swear allegiances to him.