Alexander Dunbar

(before 1609 - )
     Alexander witnessed a document dated on 5 September 1605. 5 Sep 1605: Notarial Instrument under the hand of George Annand [Annan], notary narrating that Lachlan McIntoisch [McIntosh] of Dunnachteine [Dunachton] compeared and explained that three submissions to certain arbitrators had been agreed upon between him on the one part, and Robert Dunbar of Burgie, Mr. James Dunbar of Terbart [?Tarbat, Cromarty ?Tarbert, Inverie], James Dunbar of Penik [Pennick], and Mark Dunbar of Durris [Dores], on the other part, for settlement of some differences between them, and to Mr. Alexander Douglas, Bishop of Moray, as oversman, this present day being appointed for the acceptance and subscribing of the submissions. The three submissions are in the keeping of the said bishop, who has written that he has had to go to London, and is presently on his way thither. Wherefore the said Lachlan protests that as he is here present with his friends to proceed in the matter, no fault or delay should be imputed to him, but that the business be simply postponed until the bishop's return. Date 5 Sep 1605 Dated at Forres. Done in the kirkyard of Forres about three in the afternoon;
Witnesses, Donald McQueine [McQueen] in Cowll [Coul], Alexander Dunbar in Benechfeild [Bennetsfield - Binnagefield], James Innes in Blaikhillis [?Blackhills, Morayshire ?Blackhills, Aberdeenshire], and others
. He was born before 1609. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar and Agnes MacKenzie. Alexander Dunbar was served heir to Rev John Dunbar on 28 February 1637 in Bennetsfield, Avoch.
1639 Oct 29 : Retour of Inq. ... Alexander Dunbar of Bennegfield swore that Col. John Monro of Obstiell died March 1633 & Robert is heir. (Munro writs #202)..
In the Valuation of the Shire of Ross in 1644, Alexander Dunbar of Bennetsfield is entered as proprietor of a rental o f£810 6 8 Scots, a very considerable one for that period.
In 1673 David Dunbar was proprietor and Alexander dunbar his son, was heir apparent. They were friends of Alexander Brodie.
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Letters of Horning and Poinding at the instance of Alexander Dumbar of Bennetsfeild [Dunbar of Bennetsfield] against Mr Thomas McKenzie of Inverlavell and John McKenzie, his eldest son, for payment of 800 merks in bond dated 5 August 1661. 11/7/1662 In dorso: Certificate of execution thereof, dated 15 July 1662. Registered B of C & S, 25 July 1662.
Hugh Dallas, the second son of Alexander Dallas of Cantray and Christian Dunbar, first occurs, a student in Nairn, as a witness, with William Grant of Ardoch, to a deed by Alexander Dunbar of Bennetsfield, and John Dunbar, his eldest son, dated at Nairn, 18th August 1670, narrating bonds of provision granted by them to the younger sons, James, Alexander, George, William, David, and Patrick Dunbar. (Nairn Burgh Bee.) He was included in his father's bond of provision for his younger children, dated 16th November 1671 ; and with his brother german, Alexander Dallas of Cantray, witnessed the giving of sasine of the lands of Brackley to Hugh Dallas of Brackley, 21st May 1683. He appears to have been his mother's favourite son. She, in her widowhood, obtained a charter on a decreet of adjudication against Walter Dunbar deceased.
Agreement between Alexander Dunbar elder of Bennedyfield and Sir John Urquhart of Cromartie, dated 3 July 1673, in regard to proposed Disposition of the Lands of Bennedyfield to be made to Sir George McKenzie Advocate - setting forth conditions etc..
Alexander Dunbar married Margaret Innes before 1674.
Alexander of Bennetchfeild, his wife Margaret Innes and his brother Patrick are mentioned in a deed in 1674. Alexander Dunbar was served heir to Rev John Dunbar on 22 November 1677 in Avoch. .

Children of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

(1503 - before 19 December 1549)
     Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (Dean of Moray) in records. He was born in 1503. He was the son of Sir James Dunbar.
Confirmation of charter? Alexandro de Dunbar, juniore de Vestfelde, scutifero [shield carrier?]. p.406 ...coram [in the presence of] hijs testibus videlicet venerabili [reverend/venerable] patre Alexander prior of Pluscardin veneralibibusque viris magistro [master, title of clergyman with Master's degree] Alexandro Dunbar decano Moraviensi [dean of Moray]. Alex Spittall, Wm Hay.. 3 Feb 1531? Edinburgh.
Ayrshire: Transumpt by John Spreull, canon of Glasgow and commissary of master Alexander Dunbar dean of Moray and official general of Glasgow, at the instance of Katherine Blair, spouse of John Fullartoun of Corsby, of protocol of the deceased Sir John Makteir, notary, dated 1 July 1538, narrating that John Fullartoun of Corsby gave sasine propriis manibus to Katherine Blair, his affianced spouse, in liferent, of the lands of Herperland, Fullartoun and Marres, bailiary of Kyle Stewart.
Notarial transumpt made at Glasgow at [ ] day of February 1544 before David Abernethy, commissary of Master Alexander Dunbar, dean of the church of Moray, canon of the metropolitan church of Glasgow and official general thereof, at the instance of Elizabeth Francis, relict of the said Mr William Montgomery from the protocol book of unquhile sir George Baxtar, notary public of instrument of sasine following on a precept in favour of said William Montgomery of the said lands and patronage.
     Alexander died before 19 December 1549 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
     His will was proved on 19 December 1549 at Glasgow. Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray, canon of Glasgow, at his house in Erskine.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1528 - before 1548)
      The Calendar of Fearn suggests he is the same as the Prior of Pluscardin and also brother to George of Avoch quoting RMS v, 1006 8 Aug 1558.. Alexander Dunbar was born illegitimate before 1528. He was the son of James Dunbar.
Alexander Dunbar and John Dunbar were mentioned on 14 April 1542. Alexander Dunbar was made legitimate along with Patrick Dunbar and John Dunbar on 20 March 1543/44 in Edinburgh when James Dunbar was named as the father. Queen etc. dedit literas legitimation of Patrick Dunbar of Darkles, John Dunbar of Bennagefield & Alexandro Dunbar natural sons of the late James Dunbar in Sudy, bastards.
Alexander Dunbar mentioned on 12 April 1545.
     Alexander died before 1548 in Scotland.
     He was named as father at the legitimation of James Dunbar on 17 January 1567/68. James Dunbar, illegitimate son of the deceased Alexander Dunbar in Sudy.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Alexander Dunbar.
Alexander, son of Alexander of Benndgfeild, is mentioned in a deed in 18 Nov 1674.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1690 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1690. He was the son of Edward Dunbar.

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Edgar Dunbar.
He died without issue.

Alexander Dunbar

( - 1783)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Janet Brodie. Alexander Dunbar was also known as Capt Alexander Dunbar in records.
Alexander Dunbar married Jane Burnett before 1770.
     Alexander died in 1783.

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Jane Burnett

Alexander Dunbar

( - 29 September 1808)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Jane Burnett.
     Alexander died on 29 September 1808 in Auldearn, Nairnshire. He died unmarried after a long residence in India.his gravestone states that he died 29 August 1808.

Alexander Dunbar

( - February 1774)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Magdalene MacIntosh.
Alexander Dunbar married Janet Brodie in 1727. She was the daughter of James Brodie, of White Hill, co. Elgin, esq.
     Alexander Dunbar and Magdalene MacIntosh were mentioned in a deed dated 31 December 1748 in Scotland. Contract between Magdalen McIntoshe [McIntosh], relict of Alexander Dunbar of Boath, and Alexander Dunbar, now of Boath, whereby said Magdalen sets to said Alexander lands in parishes of Auldearn and Nairne [Nairn] liferented to her.. Alexander Dunbar bore arms: He may be the Alexander Dumbar of Boath, Esquire, who was granted arms on 12 Jan 1753.
     Alexander died in February 1774.

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Janet Brodie

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar married Marjory Dunbar, daughter of Alexander Dunbar and Janet Brodie.

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Archibald Dunbar and Janet Tulloch.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1545 - 1593)
     Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (Senator of the Court of Justice) in records. Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (Of Boath) in records. Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Burgie) in records. Alexander Dunbar was also known as (Dean of Moray) in records. He was born illegitimate before 1545 in Moray. 'Stirnet' gives his father as Alexander, Dean of Moray.. He was the son of David Dunbar. Alexander was parish priest at Rafford, Moray, in 1555. He became Protestant in 1560 retaining the offices of dean and subchanter and also retaining the tiends and benefices of Auldearn, Rafford and Ardclach which were united parishes at that time. He had much land , was Senator at the Court of Session..
     Alexander Dunbar and Patrick Dunbar were made legitimate between 1554-1555 when David Dunbar was named as the father. Et de xls compositionis legitimationis concesse Patricio Dunbar et Alexandro Dunbar filiis Magistri David Dunbar decani Moraviensis.
Charter by Mr David Dunbar, dean of Moray, with consent of Patrick, bishop of Moray, to Alexander Dunbar of Cragheid and specified heirs, of lands of Boythhill, and others formerly occupied by Thomas Chesolme [Chisholm] in Boyth [Boath], in barony of Penik, regality of Spyne [Spynie], sheriffdom of Nairne [Nairn]. Dated 11 Jan 1555-1556. 3 seals on tags, one slightly damaged. With precept and sasine following..
Charter by Mr David Dunbar, dean of Moray, to Alexander Dunbar of Cragheid, of lands of Petquhyn in sheriffdom of Narne [Nairn]. Dated 8 Feb 1555-1556. Seal, slightly damaged, on tag. With precept and sasine following, and great seal charter of confirmation, 7 Aug 1556. Alexander was Dean of Moray in occupation from 1 Sep 1557, claimiing fruits as lawfully provided to deanery ... obtained Crown Presentation to Deanery on death of David Dunbar,10 Dec 1565 (RSS vm no.2478) between 1557 and 1590.
Instrument narrating that Mr David Dunbar, dean of Moray, resigned in favour of Alexander Dunbar, his natural son, various goods in his house of Bothhill, as follows; '(torn)tis of small lenyng twa pairis shetis of rownd lenyng four fedder beddis four (torn) tene coddis, sevin standand beddis of aik, twa stand beddis of fir, twa press ane lang till of fir, thre cussingis thre meitt buyrdis, ane fladeris comptour ane scottis comptour, ane almarie, nyne planckis of fir, twa buyrdis in the chalmeris four litill stulis, twa pares (torn) hingaris curtingis for twa beddis, ane dusane platis and ane dusin trunschiris of tymmer ane (torn) ladill ane speit of irne, twa brasin pottis ane brewing calderon, ane maskfatt, thre pyppis, ane wort tub ane say ane kist of aik, twa kistis of fir, ane flesche fatt ane irne taynch (torn) Lochhill ten oxin with pleuch and pleuch graith, twa young kye, fourscore ten bollis aittis (torn) sex bollis bair, iiii bollis rye and foirscoir bollis quheit'. Dated 1556-1557. Damaged.
Instrument narrating that John Hay of Lochloy granted to George Dunbar in Both [Boath], bailie to Alexander Dunbar of Cragheid, licence to cast and win fuel, peats and turfs within moss of Lochloy and Inscheoch.
Alexander Dunbar married Katherine Reid circa 1561. This marriage brought the lands of West Grange to the estate of Burgie. Other sources (to bwe confirmed) state he married Barbara Hay & both are buried at Auldearn.
His [Mr Alexander Dunbar] son Thomas Dunbar was the father of Robert of Grange by his first marriage, and of Robert of Burgie by his second marriage.
Mr Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray was one of the Lords of Session in 1567. Bishop states that he was probably the son of Dunbar of Mochrum.
Letters of tolerance by John Haye of Lochloye [Lochloy] and Park, with consent of John Haye [Hay], his son and apparent heir, to Mr Alexander Dunbar, dean of Murray [Moray], and Katherine Reid, his spouse, and tenants and inhabitants of their lands of Litill Penyk, Boychthill and the dean's four acres beside Auldearne [Auldearn], to win lead and cast peats in moss of Lochtloye [Lochloy] and Insocht. Seal, loose, on tag. With a copy.
16 Nov 1574: Tack for 19 years by Alexander Innes of that ilk to Alexander Hay of Fynestfeild of lands of Fostersait in sheriffdom of Elgin and Forres, for yearly payment of £20 Scots, the said Alexander Hay, for himself and as executor of deceased Elizabeth Hepburn, his spouse, having renounced and discharged for the relief of said Alexander Innes, (1) their action of removing against Mr. Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Murray, from lands of Dunkyntie, (2) their action of removing against said Alexander Innes and his tenants from the third of the Mains of Innes, and (3) their action of ejection of him from lands of Fostersait, the sums of which actions would have exceeded 10,000 merks..
15 May 1575: Discharge by Alexander Dunbar of Boith [Boath] to Huchon Ross of Kilrawok [Kilravock] of a charter of confirmation by the queen's grace upon lands of Petquhine, and a legitimation under great seal given to granter and Patrick Dunbar, his brother.
The Innes-Dubar feud did not prove fatal ; but both families litigated for nearly 23 years, until the 18th Oct, 1577, when the animosity again burst out from seven of the Inneses, Geo. Douglas, Vicar of Aberchirder, and others. These came with arms to the manse of Alexander Dunbar, the Dean in the Canonry of Elgin, and beat and wounded Andrew Smyth, his servant and keeper of his horses, broke up the stable-door, and cut the halters of his horses, intending to steal them. The Dean, roused by the disturbance, came out in his habit, unarmed except with a dirk which he always carried. One of three John Inneses attacked the Dean with his sword, and wounded him severely on the head and both hands, and left him for dead. This John Innes, moreover, mortally stabbed in the breast Elizabeth Dunbar, a girl 13 years old, the Dean's eldest (natural) daughter. Also, in the silence of the night of the 29th May, 1578, the same set ransacked the Dean's house at Carsehillock, and carried away 40 sheep, wethers, ewes, and lambs. For these deeds the Inneses were put to the horn, which proved ineffectual ; but a convention was held at the Cluny Hills, near Forres, on the 7th Nov., 1578, when the hostile parties were reconciled.
30 Nov 1588: Letter of Reversion by Mr Alexander Dunbar, dean of [Moray], to Robert Innes, Speyis Law [Speyslaw] and Cattis, in the barony of Innes and sheriffdom of Elgin and Forres, on payment of redemption price of 5000 merks.
Alexander & his wife Katherine Reid disponed the lands of West Grange to their second son Thomas, as the eldest son Alexander was mentally defective.
     Alexander died in 1593 in the Manse at the Chanonry of Elgin, Elgin, Moray.
Extract contract and indenture between Alexander Dunbar of Boith [Boath], proprietor of lands of Petquhin, and John Hay of Lochloy, proprietor of Lochloy and Mylnehill, anent marches between their lands. The marches between the two lands are given. 'Begynnand at the vest merche stane that devydes the landis of Petquhyn ... fra the ... landis of Mylnehill ... at the north and passand est thairfra as the auld rin of the burne gangis to the waird pertaining to the said Alexander Dunbar of Boyth quhilk waird lyis west and north-west the mylne of Boyth and pasand fra the west end of the said waird cum to the said stane that devydis the saidis landis of Petquhyn ... at the sowth fra the landis of Mylnehill'. Reg. Commissar of Murray's book, 6 Aug 1594.
8 Dec 1595: Procuratory of resignation by Alexander Dunbar, formerly of Craigheid, now of Both [Boath], to James Elphinstoun [Elphinstone] of Innerdovet to resign in hands of King, 'means magnum novam domum lapideam de Bothhill', in barony of Penyk, regality of Spynie, sheriffdom of Nairne [Nairn], formerly possessed by Dean of Moray, in favour of granter and his heirs male.
Great seal charter granting to Alexander Dunbar of Boith [Boath], a house on lands of Bothill formerly belonging to dean of Moray. Dated Feb 1595-1596 penult. Fragment of seal on tag. With precept and sasine following. He's testament was registered 5 January 1598/99. Mr Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray, sometime senator of the College of Justice, also 6 March 1601.
Shaw writes: South-east of Inshoch is the house of Penick, the seat of, and built by, Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray, or by his son. This was a part of the priory lands of Urquhart, and the residence of the Dunbars of Grange, till about the year 1680, when they sold Penick to the Laird of Brodie, and resided at Burgie.
Close by the church i[of Auldearn] is the Barony of Boath, the property of Alexander Dunbar, the oldest branch of the family of Durris, and possessors of that Barony above 150 years
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     Alexander died circa 1606. He's heir was James Dunbar on 12 November 1606. Instrument of sasine following on precept from chancery 6 (torn) 1606, in favour of James Dunbar as heir of deceased Alexander Dunbar of Boithe [Boath], his father, in lands of Petquhyn in parish of Auldern [Auldearn]. Dated 12 Nov 16(06). Damaged. With a similar sasine in stone house on lands of Boithill, 1607-1608.
Tack by William Ross of Clava to Beatrix Kinros [Kinross], guidwife of Boith [Boath], and Alexander Dunbar of Boith, her son, of 2 thirds or 2 parts of teindsheaves of lands of Sherefcroftis in parish of Nairn, for all years yet unrun of tack by deceased Mr Alexander Dunbar, dean of Moray, to deceased John Rose of Bellivatt.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Katherine Reid

Alexander Dunbar

( - before 20 January 1609)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Robert Dunbar.
     Alexander died before 20 January 1609.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned on 20 January 1609.

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was the son of James Dunbar.
21 Jan 1604: Bond of Caution by Mr James Dundas of Windihill [Windyhill] in action at the instance of Robert Dunbar of Eister Alwes [Alves], and James Dunbar, his son, against George Dunbar of Askleisk [Asliesk], Mr James Dunbar, his son, and Alexander Dunbar of Inchbreck [Inchbroak], his grandson.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned on 20 January 1609.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1565 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1565. He was the eldest son but mentally defective. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Katherine Reid.
In 1594 some charters refer to his younger brother Thomas being heir to his father which suggests Alexander was dead or totally incapacitated.

Alexander Dunbar

( - May 1600)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of George Dunbar (of Asleisk?). Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Asleisk) in records.
     Alexander died in May 1600 in Moray.

Alexander Dunbar

(say 1599 - before March 1642)
     Alexander Dunbar was Sheriff of Moray. He was born say 1599. He was the son of Thomas Dunbar and Grisell Crichton.
Alexander Dunbar married Jean Campbell on 11 March 1624. She was the sister of John Campbell of Calder. Alexander Dunbar was served heir to Katherine Reid on 20 December 1631. Alexander Dunbar was served heir to Thomas Dunbar on 20 December 1631.
Jean Cockburn married secondly Alexander Dunbar in January 1632. She was the daughter of Sir William Cockburn of Langton, 1st Bt and Helen Elphinstone.
     Alexander died before March 1642. He's heir was Thomas Dunbar on 30 July 1667.

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Jean Cockburn

Alexander Dunbar

(9 April 1690 - )
     Alexander Dunbar married Mary Fraser. She was the daughter of James Fraser of London.. Alexander Dunbar was born on 9 April 1690 in Dyke, Moray. He was the second son.. He was the son of Robert Dunbar and Katherine Brodie. Alexander Dunbar was christened on 12 April 1690 in Dyke. Alexander, son of Robert Laird Of Grangehill Dunbar & Katherine Brodie.

Alexander Dunbar

( - before 7 February 1695)
     Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Boath) in records. He's testament was registered 24 August 1608. Alexander Dunbar of Both, parish of Aulderne, sheriff of Nairn.
     Alexander died before 7 February 1695 in Moray. He was mentioned in Parliamentary Papers in 1689 & 1690 re the Shire of Nairn. Testament Dative & inventory were recorded at the Moray Commissary Court 7 Feb 1695..

Alexander Dunbar

( - 24 April 1625)
     Alexander died on 24 April 1625 in Pluscarden Abbey, Moray. He is buried at Pluscarden: Heris ane gentil man ALEXANDER DUNBAR of Vasterhill in Pluscarden who departed the twenty fourth day of Apryle the Year of God 1625. AD. [Letters at sides not now visible, in 1914 were read as M.S. The arms are those of Dunbars and Strachans..

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1675 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1675. He was the son of Colin Dunbar. Alexander Dunbar was served heir to Colin Dunbar on 14 October 1697 in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.

Alexander Dunbar

( - 1723)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Robert Dunbar and Isobel Leslie. Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Bishopsmill) in records.
     Alexander died in 1723. He married Margaret Ayton.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1620 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1620. He was the son of Gavin Dunbar. Alexander Dunbar was served heir to Gavin Dunbar on 25 March 1641.

Alexander Dunbar

( - before 8 October 1606)
     Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Boath) in records.
     Alexander died before 8 October 1606 in Nairnshire. He's heir was James Dunbar on 8 October 1606 in Auldearn, Nairnshire.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

(12 February 1626 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was christened on 12 February 1626 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. He was the son of Archibald Dunbar.

Alexander Dunbar

(12 April 1688 - before 1691)
     Alexander Dunbar was christened on 12 April 1688 in Forres, Moray. He was the son of Thomas Dunbar and Marjorie Dallas.
     Alexander died before 1691 in Forres, Moray.

Alexander Dunbar

(15 February 1691 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was christened on 15 February 1691 in Forres, Moray. He was the son of Thomas Dunbar and Marjorie Dallas.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1645 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1645.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1620 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1620.
Alexander Dunbar married Isobel Mile before 1636.

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Isobel Mile

Alexander Dunbar

(7 July 1639 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was christened on 7 July 1639 in Dyke, Moray. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Isobel Mile.