Finduella Christian? Dunbar

(before 1570 - )
     Finduella Christian? Dunbar was born before 1570 in Bennetsfield, Avoch, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. She was the daughter of Rev John Dunbar and Agnes MacKenzie.
     Finduella Christian? Dunbar married Ninian Dunbar as his second wife, before 1635. Ninian Dunbar, was the second of Grangehill (see Durris/Durn branch). Burke calls her Christian, but the children are born to Finduall.

Children of Finduella Christian? Dunbar and Ninian Dunbar

Florence Dunbar (Grant)

     Florence Dunbar (Grant) was the daughter of Ninian Dunbar and Finduella Christian? Dunbar.
     Florence Dunbar (Grant) married an unknown person . Florence, daughter of Ninian Dunbar of Grangehill, and spouse of William Grant of Ardoch.

Florence Eileen Dunbar

(8 October 1909 - June 2002)
     She has 11 great grandchildren. She wrote to Joan Dunbar (King) in 1998: he wasn't a stock keeper, he was "just a bullocky".. Florence Eileen Dunbar was commonly known as Eileen. She was born on 8 October 1909 in Tivoli Hill, Ipswich, Queensland. She was the daughter of John Henry Dunbar and Florence Beatrice Buckenham.
     Florence Eileen Dunbar married James Robert Graham on 5 May 1934 in St Stephen's church, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia. They divorced. Florence was granted a divorce from James Robert Graham in 1952.
     Florence Eileen Dunbar lived at Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia, 1998.
     Florence died in June 2002 in hospital, New South Wales, aged 92.

Florence Vivian Dunbar

(5 October 1881 - 13 November 1913)
     Florence Vivian Dunbar was born on 5 October 1881 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Edward Henry Vivian Dunbar and Jane Emmeline Ryder. Florence Vivian Dunbar was listed in a directory dated between 1906 and 1907 as A V E Dunbar, teacher at Middle Ridge, Toowoomba, Queensland. A V E Dunbar, teacher, at Middle Ridge, Toowoomba 1906 & 1907. This may not be related, but the address would link to one of Fred's family and may even be EHV Dunbar.. Florence was described as a living child of Edward Henry Vivian Dunbar on 24 February 1913.
     Florence died on 13 November 1913 in Queensland, aged 32.

Frances Anna Dunbar

(13 February 1853 - )
     Frances Anna Dunbar was born on 13 February 1853 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She was the daughter of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Emma Simmonds.

Frances Elizabeth Dunbar

(20 March 1854 - 17 August 1924)
     Frances Elizabeth Dunbar was also known as Fanny in records. She was born on 20 March 1854 in Dandenong, Victoria. Her birth is not registered but she is probably this entry in The Argus 29 March 1854: On the 20th inst., at the Dandenong Hotel, Mrs. George Dunbar, of a daughter.. She was the daughter of George Killigrew Dunbar and Anne Potter Watt.
     Frances Elizabeth Dunbar married Thomas Rosling on 17 June 1874 in St James, Dandenong, Victoria. Frances Elizabeth Dunbar and Margaret Ann Green, Jessie Bates Dunbar, George Killigrew Dunbar and Ellen McKee Annie Dunbar were beneficiaries in Anne Potter Watt's will proved 1 September 1887 in Victoria.
     Letters from her husband Thomas Rosling at "Yarramau" Ascot Vale Rd, Flemington to Jack Dunbar her brother in 1907, suggest that he cannot support her and they are separated
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     Frances Elizabeth Dunbar lived at 73 Jersey St, "Jolimont", Subiaco, Western Australia, circa 1911. An unknown person resided in 7 Nash Street, in East Perth, Western Australia, in July 1911.
     Frances died on 17 August 1924 in Mt Lawley, Western Australia, aged 70. She was buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth.

Children of Frances Elizabeth Dunbar and Thomas Rosling

Frances Elizabeth Dunbar

(9 August 1874 - 23 July 1959)
     Frances Elizabeth Dunbar was born on 9 August 1874 in Ipswich, Queensland. She was the daughter of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Harriet Ledger.
     Frances Elizabeth Dunbar married George Phillips on 23 December 1903 in Brisbane, Queensland.
     Frances Elizabeth Dunbar lived at Cooparoo, Queensland, in the late 1940s. She was known as 'Aunt Fan".
     Frances died on 23 July 1959 in Brisbane, Queensland, aged 84.

Children of Frances Elizabeth Dunbar and George Phillips

Frances Holmes Dunbar

(12 July 1832 - 8 December 1909)
     Frances Holmes Dunbar was born on 12 July 1832 in Bundoran, Inishmacsaint, Donegal, Ireland. She was the daughter of Rev John Dunbar and Frances Holmes Halahan. Frances Holmes Dunbar was christened on 27 September 1832 in Inishmacsaint, Donegal.
     John Wolff holds her prayer book, inscribed Fannie H Dunbar, from her very affectionate father, John Dunbar, June 1857, Ballybay.
     She received a letter from H Philpot of Butcher's Hall,87-88 Bartholomew Close, London dated 25 January 1887 regarding the settlement of the Martin Killigrew estate.
     Frances Holmes Dunbar and Rev Halahan Killigrew Dunbar arrived per "Hurricane" on 22 April 1869 at Victoria, Australia. Halahan wrote We embarked on board the "Hurricane", an iron clipper ship, commanded by Captain Johnson (he was Captain in the Naval Reserve), a good seaman, and a kind, considerate commander. .. My sister and myself were the only first-class passengers. In the second there were about thirty, a curious lot from all parts of the world. I (They landed in two life boats amid sharks), losing everything I possessed (including, implements, art tools, books, jewels, family plate, manuscripts, testimonials, etc., with the exception of a telescope). My sister fortunately had a cheque on the Melbourne Bank safe on her person. Thus I landed in the New World, half clad and penniless, with life to begin over again, when I thought I had just attained ease and comfort.

A man in such condition is not always welcomed even by his nearest relations ... Seeing my sister comfortably settled in her new home (she had come to Australia to be married), I felt myself to be one too many, and sought for employment in all those branches in which I was proficient. But without testimonials and minus a single implement necessary for my profession, it was little wonder that I was received with suspicion, and my story of the loss of everything in the 'Hurricane', with scarcely veiled sneers.
In a very short time I saw it was hopeless. ... Feeling it was wiser to leave Melbourne, as I had connections there, and had no wish to distress them with my presence, or let them know to what a state of poverty I was reduced, I managed by a chance piece of work (copying it was) to get together the price of a passage to New Zealand, and landed at Wellington. There I found things somewhat worse than in Melbourne. Literally no work to be had. I went also to try my luck at gold-digging. One morning I landed at Graham's Town and Shortland, half towns, half mining camps, the possessor of a pair of blankets, a few shillings, and a heart somewhere in my boots...

The Hurricane arrived off the Heads on the 21st and took on pilot Kennedy at 6 p.m. While entering the following morning at 8 a.m. she struck lightly on the Lonsdale Reef. Soundings were taken in the forehold but no water was found. However, when the vessel was approaching Arthur's Seat she started to dip by the head and soon after foundered. The passengers took to the boats and were taken to Melbourne by the tug Titan. which was not far away at Queenscliff at the time of the accident. The vessel and her cargo were sold a few weeks later but she was never raised and became a total wreck. The Hurricane was an iron ship of 1198 tons register, built on the Clyde in 1853. She was commanded by Captain D H Johnston RNR, formerly the clipper ship Lightning. The Hurricane sailed from Liverpool on January 12, with over 2000 tons of general cargo and 3 cabin and 16 second cabin passengers and a crew of 28 all told
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     Frances Holmes Dunbar married Edward Nichols on 13 March 1870 in All Saints Church of England, St Kilda, Victoria.
     Frances died on 8 December 1909 in Drouin, Victoria, aged 77. She was buried in Drouin.

Children of Frances Holmes Dunbar and Edward Nichols

Francis Dunbar

(30 December 1693 - )
     Francis Dunbar was christened on 30 December 1693 in Dyke, Moray. Francis, son of Robert Laird Of Grangehill Dunbar & Katherine Brodie. He was the son of Robert Dunbar and Katherine Brodie.

Capt Frederick Dunbar

(before June 1804 - 25 May 1893)
     Capt Frederick Dunbar was born before June 1804 in Fermanagh, Ireland. Born 1802 by age on John's death certificate, at Bangalore, India. He was the son of Major John Killigrew Dunbar and Helena Nash.
     Frederick matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 7 June 1824. He was aged 20 on entry, son of John, generosus; born Fermanagh. Frederick witnessed a document dated between May 1826 and June 1826.
     He served in the Army from May 1827 to June 1841. He was appointed Lieutenant in the 57th Regiment 10 May 1827.
1828 May 10, Memoranda Commander in Chief - Application for Commissions, etc: 4 Somerset St, Portsmouth 1 May 1827 Sir, I request you will do me the honour to submit for the favourable consideration of the Commander-in-Chief my humble recommendation of the following succession in the 87th Regt under my command. Doyle of 87th Regt. 3) Frederick Dunbar, gentleman, from HRH list to be Ensign vice Dudley. [Remarks column]- His ancestor was the favorate A.D.B. of the Duke of Marlboro & took the Earl of Derwentwater prisoner. [WO 31/604].
1828 3 July, Memoranda Commander-in-Chief 39 & 87th Regt. Exchange between 2nd Lieut Dunbar & Ensign Thompson 1 July 1828: Portsmouth Square 2nd Lt Frederick Dunbar of the 87th Royal Irish Fusiliers to exchange with Ensign Acheson Thompson of the 39th Regt. Lt Dunbar's object is to accompany his brother of the 57th to NSW where he has a better chance of getting forward not having the means of purchasing - and the 150 pounds allowed by the regulations would in his situation, be an additional object ... several other documents attached. [WO31/621]. 1828 3 July Ensign 39th Regt, 10.5.27.
He was listed as Ensign F Dunbar in the 39th Regt on the pay list of 31 March 1831 earning 18/9 for the period.
He was appointed Ensign Oct 13 1829 then Lieut. 4 April 1832. He then went with his battalion to India where he married and was widowed.
On 8 December 1832 Lt Dunbar of the 39th Regiment departed Sydney for Madras per Hercules.
He was appointed Captain 39th Regt 13 Oct 1839.
1841 Harts New Army List Jan 1841 - Capt Fred Dunbar, 14 years service on full pay; Ensign 10 May 1827; Lieut 4 April 1832, Capt 13 Oct 1839. Kenyon: Sold out 7 June 1841 - going to NSW (from Indian posting).      
Capt Frederick Dunbar moved to Sydney, New South Wales, arriving 26 March 1829 per the "to a new posting". Ensign Dunbar, 39th Regt, cabin passenger per convict ship Ferguson arrived 26 March 1829 which sailed from Dublin 16 Nov 1828. On board were 39 men of the 63rd Regt, 7 women, 9 children.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar travelled to Hobart, Tasmania, in April 1830 per the "APRIL 10. — Arrived the ship Mary, 370 tons, Alexander Jamieson, commander, from London 18th December, with 167 male prisoners. Surgeon Superintendent, Robert Espie, Esq. Passengers, Lieutenant Murray, Ensign Dunbar, 57th Regiment, Mrs. Murray and 3 children, and 30 rank and file ; 1 prisoner died during the passage.".
     Government Notice. Colonial Secretary's Office, Sydney, March 21, 1831. His Excellency the Governorhas been pleased to appoint Lieutenant Frederick Dunbar, 39th Regiment, to be a Magistrate of the Territory..
     Capt Frederick Dunbar lived at Sutton Forrest, New South Wales, Australia, 1831. He wrote a letter on 14 June 1831 from Sutton Forest.
     
     Capt Frederick Dunbar travelled to Madras, India, in April 1832 per the "Norfolk". On 12 April Lt Dunbar in the Maritime Board records, and on the 26 April Ensign Dunbar in the Customs Records departing Hobart (he was appointed Lt on 4 April 1832). An unknown person was listed as a magistrate in Bong Bong, New South Wales, in a directory dated in 1832.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar travelled to Madras, on 8 December 1832 per the "Hercules". From Sydney.      
Capt Frederick Dunbar moved to Madras, on 8 December 1832 per the "with his regiment per Hercules".
     Capt Frederick Dunbar married Emma Kane, daughter of John Daniel Kane and Louisa Phillips, on 29 October 1835 in St George's cathedral, Madras, India. Lately at Madras, Lt Fred Dunbar H.M. Regt, fourth son of Major J K Dunbar, late of the 83rd, to Emma, youngest daughter of the Lt Col. Daniel Kane, late of the 4th or King's Own Regt. and of Williamstown, co. Dublin.
     A letter in the possession of Gordon A Dunbar in 1960 states: On 8 March 1839, the Major of Brigade, wrote: Sir, I am directed by the Lt General commanding to desire that your prceed ot Headquarters by the first convenient opportunity tha may offer fromt eh River Hunter, it being in contemplation to appoint you magistrate at Bong Bong. You will leave the detachment at present under your command incharge of the Sergeant/ D/y Asst Commanding General Stafford will furnish you with an order for your and your servants baggage onshewing him this letter. ... J C Major of Brigade [To Lieut Dunbar, 39th Regiment, Newcastle].
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     The Port Phillip gazette on 23 Mar 1839 advertised for sale at E Bawtell's store, Little Collins Street: One hunded dozen of Dunbar's Ale & Porter, aksim two quarter casks Port Wine. On Sat 6 April ale & porter were again offered.. Capt Frederick Dunbar was widowed on 17 April 1839 on the death of his wife Emma Kane.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar lived at 2 Camden Terrace, Camden Town, St Pancras, Middlesex, England, February 1842.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar received a letter from Major John Killigrew Dunbar dated 20 February 1842. From Abbeville in France, John Dunbar wrote to his son Captain Frederick Dunbar, late 39th Foot, 2 Camden Terrace, Camden town, London: My dear Frederick, I would not have been so long without acknowledging your kind and affectionate letter of 23 December last and thanking you for, to me, a most valuable present of Lundy Foot?, but first I had thought that your letter had been written on the day of your departure, and that any communication from me would not have got to you at this side of the line and I was only acquainted of your being 'delayed' when from a nervous attack combined with gout I was till this moment unable to hold a pen! I seize this first opportunity of, as far as in my power (for I am by no means certain this will now reach you) to assure you and which I trust there in your mind) and can be no reason for doubting that to my heart you are the same beloved son you ever were and that its best wishes are for your health, happiness and prosperity in whatever undertaking you embrace! As to the gloomy part of separation, we must be Men and bear with resignation the good and evils of the World - of the latter I have had my share in disappointments and manifold vexations! but providence has been kind to me and strengthens my mind to be contented under its wisdom! and to attain a great age, & have reason to be thankful when I have to state that my constitution has not given away under an afflicting series of accidents and misfortunes, & that I am at this moment, with the exception of a shortened leg by rheumaticks, as in general health as I have been for many years, but from a weakness of nerve, subject to very distressing attacks of agitation. When surprised by any matter calling to my mind the 'Lang Teine'; but they last not long! and being in the want of kindness & care about me. I battle the twitch? very well and determined to happy and quiet if I can. I most commonly ... better than I could have supposed. My appetite good and my sleep refreshing; not a sous in debt in France. Not an attorney to distract my repose! I give you this 'notes? of .... to you interesting detail/actuel!. For my dear Frederick, as long as memory holds her .... I cannot forget the kindness of your attendance & nursing of your poor old father. & may God of his infinite mercy and goodness reward you ..., as well in this as in another better world is the ... prayer of your affectionate father, though I almost despair of this getting to you in England. I conclude there may be some chance of its following you, I need not say that wherever you may be I shall ever be happy to hear from you. If you again go to Sydney, pray make my affectionate regards to my old respected friend Major Ross. I ever found him a sincere friend & excellent soldier and my best wishes & regards attend him. If you have not yet departed home, I have not to say I expect to hear from you. I trust your children & your friends about you are well. My love and regards attend them. Now my dear Frederick, I must say adieu. Not being able to say more just now. Without perhaps producing excitement better kept at a distance. God in Heaven bless you and yours.
Should you correspond with ... tell him on receipt of his kind note I am and could not meet him as expected through here. I but conclude he must/have? got it.
I am still anxious not to have my evidence known to anyone, but yourself and George.
Your ever affectionate father
John K Dunbar
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     Capt Frederick Dunbar received a letter dated 31 August 1842. My dear Frederick, I write off hastily a few line to quiet you in case you should have no definite account of the Glenswilly. It was possible to reach her in the Downs or off Dover. I have ascertained this day from Masson & Higgins that a letter has been put on board & that it is known that you are to be at Plymouth, and by having a watch on Mr Edgcombe, your boat will reach her without the necessity of lowering the anchor. However the gentleman I spoke to in that office (the one who had been assured that they would do 20 ... than go without you - that he could not have interested himself more for a ...ation. This tranquillises me. Messr Oliver & .... and they are quite satisfied to wait my connexion? also started on Tuesday at 5, morning? with the goat.
And now my dear Frederick once more farewell and may the Great God watch over you and yours! Kiss the dear boys for me - and give my best love to Caroline, Susan, and George. If possible, pray, send a line by any vessel you fall in with, under cover to Hillam? for me. He had promised to forward by Boulogne, letters directed to my Paris address. Or better still, by post. I will write to inform John Kane when I hear of your safe arrival - also by overland this month to Charles K to acquaint him with your movements.
God for ever bless you,
Your affect. brother ...
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     The Port Phillip Herald reported on the 16 Dec 1842: GLENSWILLY, Barque, 632 tons, Mc Neil, master, from London. Passengers, Miss Blot, Miss Hains, two Misses Kaine, Col. Kenny and three children, Captain Dunbar and two children, Mr and Mrs Nicholson. Mr and Mrs Gallic, Messrs. R and M Parnell, Newton and Son, Hurst and Dunbar; 9 intermediate; 12 in the steerage.
The Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser
31 December, p. 3, reported New Brewery.- Captain Dunbar, a passenger by the Glenswilly, has brought out with him the peraphernalia for the establishment of a Brewery in Melbourne..
     Capt Frederick Dunbar and George Killigrew Dunbar arrived per "Glenswilly" on 13 December 1842 at Victoria, Australia. Fred Dunbar departed for Port Phillip September 21 1842 in the "Glenswilly" with 16 others plus stock & brewery. His letters in the Mitchell Library claim that he brought out 16 at own expense. The Glenswilly departed London 27 August 1842 and Plymouth 6 Sep (97 days), Cabin passengers - Capt. Dunbar, Mrs? & 2 children (also Miss Kaine x 2), 12 steerage passengers, presumably including his nephew George. An obituary for George stated that he departed for Australia on 21 September 1842.
It is likely that his sisters in law Susan and Emma Kane accompanied him.
     Letter from E Deas Thompson dated May 19 1843 concerning regulations covering issue of deed of grant for land purchased by him as a retired officer. [Mitchell Library 1233 p.479 Gov Gipps despatch 1844]. Permission granted to Capt Fred Dunbar for land. [Mitchell Library A1531-2 Deas Thompson papers vol 2 p408-41].
     Capt Frederick Dunbar was granted land on 31 July 1843 in Tullamarine, County Bourke, Victoria, Australia, lot 3 of IV - 150 acres.
     A letter from Henry Smyth of Surry Hills, NSW dated 4 August 1843 states: I am directed by letter from Capt Dunbar, late of the 39th Regiment to request the favour of you to forward a certified copy of the Deed of Grant to the land purchased by him at Port Phillip in consideration of the remission? allowance as a retired Captain of the Army. I will pay the fees of office for the document It is endorsed Deed executed July 31 43 is favour of Frederick Dunbar. Despatched to Surveyor General October 25 43..
     He advertised in the Port Phillip Gazette 20 September 1843 p. 3 Dunbar's Australian Brewery & Malthouse, Flinders Lane, now ready at the brewery, Flinders Lane, Eastern Hill. F Dunbar
     The Port Phillip gazette 21/10/43 p.2 has an ad for Dunbar's ale.
     27 Jan 1844 [ML A1294 p243-8] Letter to Lord Stanley asking for an appointment in the colonies & narrating the calamities that had befallen him since his arrival at Melbourne (with 16 people) where he had built a brewery 1844. Despatch June 18 [A1294 p.241/4]. To be reminded that application should have been transmitted through Sir G Gipps 1844 (despatches).
Melbourne, Pt Phillip 27 Jan 1844 ... the lamentable circumstances of my hard case, which, were in fact, laid before your Lordship by Lords Beresford & Enniskillen in 1842. Since that period a series of calamities has brought me & my family to the deepest distress. Having early in 1842 sold my commission as Capt in the 39th Regt & having acquired by economical habits £000 pounds I sailed for this port in the Sept of that year, having put on board to ... all the necessary apparatus & materials for the construction & working of a large brewery & stock, horse, cows, bill, sheep, pigs, goat & fowls - and also brought out and landed in this colony at my expense 17 emigrants including self & family ... built a brewery on Eastern Hill entirely of stone from the Merrie Creek. Had brought a qualified brewer - unfaithful - dismissed ... Enclosed in Lord Stanley's despatch no. 63/1844.
Capt Frederick Dunbar was declared bankrupt on 1 April 1844 in Melbourne.
     
      He was listed in a directory dated 1846 as Captain Dunbar at Richmond, Victoria.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar was on the passenger list of the "Christina", arriving at Sydney, on 31 October 1846. Capt Dunbar, Mr John Dunbar, Mr Frederick Dunbar, from Melbourne. Frederick was Clerk of Petty Sessions from 19 June 1847, Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia. In the 1848 "Blue Books" - List of Officers - Dunbar, Frederick, Clerk to the Bench, Tabulum, p.306. The 1853 'Blue book' states that he was first employed under the colonial government on 19 June 1847. He was listed in a directory dated 1847 as Frederick Dunbar, brewer at Richmond, Victoria.
     He was appointed agent for the Maitland Mercury on 11 August 1847 while living at Tabulam on the Upper Clarence. Frederick was clerk of Petty Sessions in November 1849, Tenterfield, New South Wales. Frederick was Clerk of Petty Sessions from 7 July 1850 to December 1853, Wellingrove, New South Wales. He was paid £260 p.a. and was also Post Master at £12 p.a. He was replaced by William Wyatt on 21 Decemeber 1853. There is much correspondence from 1853-1880 re his removal as Clerk of Petty Sessions Wellingrove NSW and subsequent legal battles.
     1854 Dunbar, Fred (late CPS Wellingrove)
     1854 Feb: Letter from G H Fitzroy Pte Sec 3.2.1854 stating Governor refused to enter into further correspondence re his removal from office (autograph letters of noble Australians p151-4) [ML A70].
     1854 Nov 9: Capt F Dunbar (late 39th) holograph letter to the Secretary of State. London, in support of his petition for redress for wrongful dismissal, alleging unjust treatment by four magistrates [fol pp4 ML Ad87).
     Capt Dunbar [Mitchell Library - Parkes corres CY reel 73, vol 51 A921 p.665-7: portion of holograph letter unaddressed, n.d.] - "matters. It is the misfortune of ... who attain ... to mo... the ... of early friends. The death of General Sir John Doyle, my kinsman was a great loss to me as well as.. the d... of the late Field Marshall Beresford who but a short time before wrote saying it would afford him great pleasure to befriend the son of his old friend & brother officer Major John Killigrew Dunbar (my father) but before I could reply he had been removed to a better world.
     If there should ... to you any ... for the request name above I am confident you will endeavour to procure for me some compensation - God knows I have suffered enough to atone for some really great officer. I shall never get ... with any (underlined) which could bear the light of truth. Arbitrary dismissal without ... ing was the order of the day as the correspondence testifies. No convicted felon has ever been punished with such enduring malignity - Is this right?
     ... whose family has never spared its best blood in defence of their country for ages past to the present day. A dearly loved brother the late Capt Charles Dunbar of the 10th infantry lost his life & all his family save one young daughter ... in the late India mutiny ... who is now debarred by infirmity from hard work, having only come out of hospital within the last few days & a short time previously having submitted to a medical operation which has incapacitated me for any thing but very moderate labour.
     I would now close this by apologizing for its length by pleading fam...ity of age as my excuse, Frederick Dunbar, Capt, late of HM 39th Regt. [CY reel 73, vol 51 Parkes Corres A291].
     1869 [ML A1531-2 (Deas Thompson Papers vol 3 p613-15)] - holograph letter to E Deas Thompson, April 12 1869 refers to kind expressions in an old letter from him, recently found, and to his own disillusionment as to character of some of the public men in office.
     ? addressed from Glen Innes NSW
     Lords Beresford [Field Marshall] & Enniskillen laid his case to Lord Stanley in 1802??
. Frederick was Clerk of Petty Sessions on 1 August 1850, Wellingrove. Frederick was appointed pound-keeper in 1853, Wellingrove.
     Wed August 30, 1854. The Case of Mr F Dunbar.
The case of Mr Frederick Dunbar, who some time ago was removed from the Clerkship ot Petty Sessions at Wellingrove, was recently brought under the notice of the Legislative Council by Mr. Parkes. Mr. Dunbar, it appears, reported to the Government what he conceived to be an impro-
priety in the conduct of two of the magistrates-Messrs. Wauchope and Burges-while on the bench. Some correspondence ensued ; the result of which was that the magistrates were authorised to dismiss Mr. Dunbar from
his office. Mr. Dunbar disputes the justice of his dismissal; but what he more especially complains of is, that he has been refused information as to the cause of his dismissal ; and the object of Mr. Parkes's motion was, to obtain copies of all correspondence between the Government and the Bench of Magistrates at Wellingrove having reference to the removal of Mr. Dunbar from his office.
This motion-not in itself an unreasonable or unjust one - was strenuously opposed by the Colonial Secretary, because Mr. Dunbar " must have some very disagreeable qualities," " was always quarrelling with the magistrates
with whom he came in contact," had made a most " unfounded accusation"
against the magistrates,and was, in short, of a very malicious person." All this may be true, and yet it forms no justification for refusing to produce the correspondence asked for; indeed, so far as the Government and the magistrates are concerned, the charges now made against Mr Dunbar by the Colonial Secretary are strong additional grounds for supplying the papers, because they imply that Mr Dunbar had richly earned his dismissal. The person accused of these offences, and who has been punished for them, has at least a right to know the grounds on which the charges are made, and the evidence tendered in support of them : according to ordinary mies of justice, he ought to have been put in possession of them, and heard in reply, before sentence was passed upon him. The refusal now to produce the papers warrants the suspicion that their production would disclose matters which the Government would much rather keep secret.
We must confess that we are surprised that in the Legislative Council so large a majority as 19 to 7 should have supported the Government in their determination not to produce the correspondence with the Wellingrove bench. The refusal to supply information of this nature is an unusual course for the Government to adopt; but hitherto, when they have adopted it, the Council have been more disposed to coerce them irto compliance than to abet them in their refusal
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     Capt Frederick Dunbar in Wellingrove, New South Wales, sent a letter dated 9 November 1854. Sir, with reference to my petition transmitted to you through the Governor General of Australia dated3 October 1854 praying that her most gracioius... Majesty's government to grant me that respect, which as an Englishman I am taught to believe is my right against falsehood, premeditated falsehood, obstinatley persisted in despite the most convincing proof of the fallacy the records of colonial secretary's affirm - by the GG of Australia, and the coninuance afforded to a corrupt and perjured Magistracy in their illegal and offensive persecution of the writer of this letter. to be continued..
     The Armidale express of 11 April 1857, reported that he raced a horse at Wellingrove.
     1859-60 Legislative Assembly NSW. Petition of Frederick Dunbar. Printed 27 Jan 1860 ... The petition of Frederick Dunbar, Freeholder of Stonehenge, New England :- Humbly sheweth :- That petitioner has been subjected for years past to a series of oppressions by certain individuals holding the Commission of the Peace, on account of his exposition of their ill practices, by which your petitioner hoped to contribute towards a reformation in the administration of justice, as already partially exhibited to your Honourable House in a Petition presented during the present session by the Hon. Member for Sydney, Henry Parkes, Esq. ... That Arthur Hannibal Macarthur, Esq., one of the recently appointed magistrates of this district, now entitled Glen Innes, did, on the 1st day of November 1859, issue a certain written order under his hand as magistrate, directed to the Chief and other Constables of the said district, to take your Petitioner's wheels off his bullock dray, and to hand them over to one James Hanna, - the said Arthur H Macarthur having acted thus upon the mere "ex parte" and one-sided statement of the said James Hanna, and without either issuing a summons for your Petr to appear before the Court of Petty Sessions, or in any way calling upon your Petr for any explanation of the case - which unjust order was forthwith acted upon; and your Petr has thereby been subjected to severe pecuniary loss, to the value of about £200, in that he has been thereby prevented from drawing in the fencing materials required for a farm he bought last year from Government, at Stonehenge, consisting of 41 acres; 8 acres of which were under cultivation - 7 in wheat and the remainder in potatoes and other crops, and partially fenced - all of which have been totally destroyed by cattle, in consequence of this oppressive and unjust act, Petr having no other dray on his farm to enable him to get in his fencing materials; beside which, your Petr has been obliged to forfeit a contract for wheat with a gentleman of this district. That your Petr submits for consideration of your Hon. House that, exclusive of the pecuniary loss to him, the injury to his character - if an act so evidently opposed to all law or justice should be suffered to remain unatoned for - would be likely to be most prejudicial, for it may be considered tantamount to a charge of felony against your Petr. Your Hon. House will, Petr is assured, taking into consideration the imminent danger to the interests of the community at large if Magistrates are permitted to do such things with impunity; and after due inquiry, your Hon. House will direct that copies of the order in question, and the one-sided statement upon which it was issued, and which your Petr has applied for in vain, may be furnished to him, and afford your Petr such redress as to your Hon. House may appear to be just and right. ... Frederick Dunbar, Stonehenge, 26 Dec 1859..
     Capt Frederick Dunbar travelled to Melbourne, Victoria, in January 1860 per the "Constantine". This appears to be a different man - a sea captain.
Capt Frederick Dunbar was declared bankrupt in 1866 in Stonehenge, Williams River, co. Durham, New South Wales.
     In 1868 he was residing at Stonehenge, Armidale. Several petitions (AONSW 68/1053 & 8/4180) are recorded at the State Archives of NSW.
      Petition of Frederick Dunbar, late Captain H.M. 39th Regiment; Humbly sheweth: that Petr imbued? with loyalty and profound ... approached your Excellency and ... a moments attention to the following for which it might be ill timed .. .. apology .. that justice ... That your Petr had been the zealous servant of our well beloved sovereign from his ... .. in the Royal Irish Fusilers? and in the 39th Regiment. Petr was appointed military resident magistrate ... ... in 1829. In 1831 went with his regiment to India when after a residence of 10 years his ... became ..., and being left a widower, in a moment of bad despondency asked for an obtained his most gracious Majesty's permission to ... the service by the sale of his Captain's Commission an ill advised step ... with regret and misfortune. In 1842 Petr arrived at Melbourne where he fell among thieves with whom he had no ability to cope and in a few months was left totally? destitute. In 1847 Petr obtained the subordinate appointment of Clerk of Petty Sessions at Tabulum under the government of NSW. In 1849 requested to be removed to Tenterfield, the office at that place being vacant which was granted, and afterwards a the earnest request of the officer of Wellingrove exchanged places with him, vide note at front of petition. ... the latest sacrifice being a very dear brother Capt Chas Dunbar, 10th ... killed in the late Indian mutiny and Petr will as in duty bound ever pray, Frederick Dunbar, Feb 1868. Petr begs to ... a copy of a letter by the celebrated Duke of Marlborugh for perusal. The original of which the ... Duke of York placed in the Royal Archives. Petitioner believes that his family is not wholly unknown to your Lordship, his father Major John Killigrew Dunbar was the owner of Garrison in the county of Fermanagh. Note referred to above. It requires apology for ...
A letter dated 8 June 1868, Stonehenge, Armidale continues the saga..
     Frederick was registered at Walloon, 10 km w of Ipswich, Queensland, on the from 1875 to 1885 electoral roll.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar lived at Walloon, Ipswich, Queensland, 1879. He claimed to be now 76, in a letter sent from Walloon.
     Capt Frederick Dunbar received a letter dated 25 January 1887. This letter is a copy of a copy of the letter from the "Philpott" often mentioned in the Dunbar letters. It is obvious that he was the solicitor who handled the "Arwenack" settlement also frequently mentioned.
Butcher's Ha1l,
87 & 88 Bartholemew Close , London E. 6
     Dear Sir,
     Martin Ki11igrew Deceased
     On the 23rd June last I recovered judgement against the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation that I (the attorney of the Rev. H. K. Dunbar ), as administrator of Martin Kil1igrew was entitled to the Stock standing in his name in the Defendant Corporation and to the accumulations of dividends. And it was adjudged that my costs of the action and those of the Defendants should be taxed and paid out of the fund.
     My costs of the action were taxed at £113-2-6 and those of the defendant at £113-3-8 and both were paid on 26th August last. On that day I received from the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation £316-19-2 being balance of dividends after payment of the costs of the action & they transferred into my name £31:13:7 of their stock.
On 27 Oct 1886 I sold the stock for £126-11-8 & on 2nd Nov last received the money.
     I have therefore have £443-10-10 in hand & £2-6-9 in interest.
The Rev. Halahan Killigrew Dunbar has agreed my costs prior to and since the action at £145-0-0 including £46-0-3 out of pocket & I have recently paid fees and duties amounting to £30-17-7 & I have to pay Mr. De Bernardy's representatives of the fund £50-0-0.
After deducting these sums I shall have £220-0-0 to divide & I am of opinion it is divisible as follows:-

     To the children of Major Killigrew Dunbar     £115-2-0
     To Mrs Nichols       £23-13-6
     To Rev H K Dunbar £81-4-6
      £220-0-0
     Mrs. Nichols is also entitled to the share of the Rev. J.K. Dunbar (your brother)
     The share of each child of Major John Killigrew Dunbar is £14-7-9.
I HAVE PAID £14-7-9 into the Bank of Australasia to transmit to their branch at Ipswich Queensland to your credit, and instructed them to pay same over to you on your being properly identified.
     Please send me a receipt
     Yours faithfully
     H.J.V. Philpott

     Captain Frederick Dunbar
     Rosewood. Ipswich Queensland

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     He applied for admission to the Dunwich Asylum on 15 December 1892 from Rosewood: Frederick Dunbar, aged 89, born Ireland, Church of England, formerly Captain 39th Regiment. 16 years in Queensland, widower wth two sons - Frederick Dunbar, Ipswich, out of work; John Dunbar, Rosewood, labourer. No other relatives. Not able to work for many years, no property, In the preceding two years had been an outpatient at Ipswich Hospital. Nature of chronic affection: debility from old age. Reasons for desiring admission: old age and infirmities, Signed Frederick Dunbar, Rosewood..
     John K Dunbar wrote again to the Immigration Agent re his father's application for admission to the Dunwich Asylum ... he has got so very bad that he could not stand the journey down. For it is with great difficulty that I can move him at all, even from the bed to the chair or even to turn him over in the bed ... so weak and I really think it would kill him to shift him in the state he is at present .... some late time when he .... stronger and able to stand the journey. I might take him down with me... Thank you for your kindness... John K Dunbar.
     Fred wrote to the Immigration Agent, Brisbane on 22 Feb 1893: I have the honour to state that through an accident to my son John, by which he was obliged to go to the Ipswich Hospital on yesterday, I am very anxious to go to Dunwich Asylum at once. He was the only person I had to look after me. My other son from Ipswich came to look after me for the present but while he is doing so his means of living is gone. Hoping you will consider my case urgent.... Fredk K Dunbar.
     Letter from Fredk K Dunbar to Immigration Agent: My father Frederk Dunbar is now in a most forlorn condition through an accident befalling my brother who was in charge of him, causing him to have to go to Ipswich Hospital, and having made an application for Admittance to Dunwich Asylum and having an answer to the effect that the necessary steps would be taken for his admission I respectfully by that you will kindly see fit to have him removed there as soon as possible as at present I have had to come from Ipswich and am looking after him and being a poor man with a delicate wife and large family there in their poor times I cannot afford to lose more time than is really necessary for time means loss of work. Hoping that you will kindly accede to humble request as matters are urgent. I remain ever, your most obedient servant, Frederick K Dunbar, Junr. Endorsed: See letter no. 294 24.3.93 - inform applicant again that he can be admitted at once into Dunwich and that if he requires it a rail pass to Brisbane will be forwarded. 20 3 93.. He was admitted to Dunwich, Queensland, on 20 April 1893. Department of Immigration to the Under Colonial Secretary: Frederick Dunbar (89) destitute, no one in the colony able to support. Certified by me by the Govt Med. Officer as physically unfit to earn his living. Recommended for Dunwich, 20 April 1893.
     Frederick died of cancer of the lip & senility on 25 May 1893 in the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, Queensland. There is no record of his death in Queensland or NSW but a mysterious John Dunbar, soldier, born Bangalore, India, son of John Killigrew Dunbar & Ellen Nash died 25 May 1893 in the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich. The death certificate indicates that he was married in 1829 in India and arrived in Qld in 1873. I believe this is Fred as all other data fits. No wife's name or issue is listed on the death certificate. He was buried on 26 May 1893 in Dunwich.
     His descendant, John Dunbar of Mt Waverley, Victoria, has written an excellent narrative of his life.
     In 1910 EHV Dunbar mentions that he knew Fred intimately from 1879 to 1890.
     Dunbar, Frederick Killigrew - Bev Pilot [SoG India index pt 2].

Children of Capt Frederick Dunbar and Emma Kane

Frederick Charles Dunbar

(4 November 1890 - 20 December 1958)
     Frederick Charles Dunbar was born on 4 November 1890 in Elmore, Victoria. He was the son of George Killigrew Dunbar and Rebecca Grace Baring.
     Frederick served in A Company 7th Aus Light Horse as a Trooper between 1915 and 1919. He served in the 7th Light Horse Regiment 25 May/Nov 1915 to 15 Oct 1919 Ex no. 2020, a trooper. Postcard from Egypt dated 14 Aug 1916.
     Frederick Charles Dunbar married Elsie Violet Manson on 14 March 1922 in St Andrew's, Bourke, New South Wales.
     His sister Jessie stated that they lived down on the Murray, and then he went to war. He went to Western Australia with his family by motor truck from NSW in the summer of 1927-28. Photograph from Jessie Dunbar (Lessel).
     His daughter Becky stated A parentage I am proud to have, Father so just - strict, gentley quiet & true, with a caring for his fellow & people - people the most forward of all his kindnesses. A clever and learned man in his bush and rural skills, he transported his young family to Western Australia, over land from NSW by motor truck in the summer of 1927/8. Father wrote a beautiful hand, read a great deal, was tall and very good looking, quietly spoken with a very easy manner, he was generous to all and the respected friend, father and teacher to we children. Never rich in worldly goods, but endowed with all the inner riches that, surely only nature could bestowe on one Gentleman
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Frederick Charles Dunbar moved to Western Australia in the summer of 1927/8.
     Frederick died on 20 December 1958 in Southern Cross, Western Australia, aged 68. He was buried on 22 December 1958 in the Church of England section, Southern Cross.

Children of Frederick Charles Dunbar and Elsie Violet Manson

Frederick John Dunbar

(20 October 1868 - 1 April 1921)
     Frederick John Dunbar was born on 20 October 1868 in Pine Mountain, Stanley, Queensland. He grew up in the Ipswich district. He was the son of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Harriet Ledger. Frederick was a teacher from 1884, Queensland. He became a pupil teacher at he State School for Boys from April 1885 till December 1888 (aged 17 to 20). After accreditation, he was a school teacher of North Ipswich at his marriage. He taught at Alfred, Homebush, Cattle Creek and Texas schools. He became head teacher at Highfields and Wolfram. An undated postcard shows a 'Queenslander" school and on the reverse: Dear Gordon, This is a photo of the school at Wolfram. I received your letter safely. I cannot write much because I am too worried. I have received a letter from Eric explaining the seriousness of his eye trouble and give the alternatives available. Some how I do not fancy his chance of return and consequently I am considerably worried. Evelyn too does not seem to be doing anything brilliant at school and the little minx has never once written me a line. I trust your affairs are shaping well. Your affectionate father, F Dunbar.
     Frederick John Dunbar married Eugenie Beatrice Brightwell on 1 January 1894 in Fernvale, Queensland. In a Roman Catholic ceremony at her father's hotel She taught sewing and probably music at the schools with her husband. An unknown person was listed as Frederick Dunbar in Lakes Creek, Queensland, in a directory dated in 1896. Frederick John Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1897 as a teacher at Bunge..., Queensland. He was listed in a directory dated from 1900-1903 as a teacher at Homebush, Queensland. He was listed in a directory dated between 1904 and 1905 as a teacher at Tivoli, Queensland. He was listed in a directory dated from 1904 to 1907 as a teacher at Texas, Queensland. He was listed in a directory dated from 1905 to 1915 at Ipswich, Queensland. He was listed in a directory dated from 1907-1909 as a teacher at Booie, Queensland. Frederick was a teacher from August 1909, Highfields, Darling Downs, Queensland.
     Frederick John Dunbar lived at Wolfram, via Cairns, 1916. According to his son's army papers.
     Frederick died from choking on a chicken bone on 1 April 1921 in Mareeba, Queensland, aged 52.

Children of Frederick John Dunbar and Eugenie Beatrice Brightwell

Frederick John Dunbar

(31 January 1923 - 6 October 2006)
     Frederick John Dunbar was commonly known as Fred. He was born on 31 January 1923 in Bondi North, Sydney, New South Wales. He was the son of Eric Vivian Dunbar and Thelma Edith Fortey.
     Frederick served in the RAAF (#62540). He enlisted 28 Feb 1942 at Croydon. He was a Leading Aircraftman and was serving 13 Aircraft Repair Depot at discharge between February 1942 and October 1946. Frederick was a maintenance engineer.
     Frederick John Dunbar lived, 1998. He has macular degeneration.
     Frederick died on 6 October 2006 aged 83.

Frederick Killigrew Dunbar

(20 March 1837 - 18 January 1910)
     Frederick Killigrew Dunbar was also known as Frederick Kane in records. He was born on 20 March 1837 in Bangalore, Mysore, Madras Presidency, India. He was the son of Capt Frederick Dunbar and Emma Kane. Frederick Killigrew Dunbar was christened on 5 April 1837 in Bangalore.
     Frederick immigrated with the family to Victoria, Australia, on 13 December 1842 per "Glenswilly".
     Frederick Killigrew Dunbar was listed with Capt Frederick Dunbar on the passenger list of the "Christina" arriving at Sydney, on 31 October 1846. Capt Dunbar, Mr John Dunbar, Mr Frederick Dunbar, from Melbourne.
Frederick Killigrew Dunbar was declared bankrupt on 8 November 1864 in Stonehenge, New South Wales. NEW INSOLVENTS. Nov. 8.- Frederick Killigrew Dunbar, of Stonehenge. Liabilities, £104 131.5d. Assets, £31. Mr. Mackenzie, official assignee..
     He was described as a stock-keeper in 1866; carrier & farmer 1878; teamster 1894. He was sometimes called Kane rather than Killigrew.
     Frederick Killigrew Dunbar married Harriet Ledger on 24 February 1866 in Queensland, Australia.
     Frederick was registered at Walloon, 10 km w of Ipswich, Queensland, on the from 1875 to 1878 electoral roll.
     Frederick was registered as Frederick K Dunbar at Mary Street, Ipswich, Queensland, on the from 1882 to 1884 electoral roll.
     Letter from Fredk K Dunbar to Immigration Agent: My father Frederk Dunbar is now in a most forlorn condition through an accident befalling my brother who was in charge of him, causing him to have to go to Ipswich Hospital, and having made an application for Admittance to Dunwich Asylum and having an answer to the effect that the necessary steps would be taken for his admission I respectfully by that you will kindly see fit to have him removed there as soon as possible as at present I have had to come from Ipswich and am looking after him and being a poor man with a delicate wife and large family there in their poor times I cannot afford to lose more time than is really necessary for time means loss of work. Hoping that you will kindly accede to humble request as matters are urgent. I remain ever, your most obedient servant, Frederick K Dunbar, Junr. Endorsed: See letter no. 294 24.3.93 - inform applicant again that he can be admitted at once into Dunwich and that if he requires it a rail pass to Brisbane will be forwarded. 20 3 93..
     Frederick was registered as Frederick Kean Dunbar, freehold, Parish Chuwar at Ipswich district, Queensland, on the 1900-1903/4, 1906 electoral roll. He applied for a pension between 1908 and 1909 in Queensland.
     Frederick died on 18 January 1910 in Queensland, aged 72. He was buried in Ipswich, Queensland. There is a memorial to him at Ipswich cemetery with three other members of his family. Fredreick Killegrew Dunbar who departed this life Jan 18 1910 aged .. years; also George Herbert Dunbar (P...) beloved son of Fredrick and Harriet Dunbar .... 1914.

Children of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Harriet Ledger

Frederick Killigrew Dunbar

(circa 1827 - 1 June 1863)
     Frederick Killigrew Dunbar was born circa 1827 in Ireland. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar and Frances Holmes Halahan.
     Frederick Killigrew Dunbar married Emma Simmonds on 6 May 1850 in the old church, Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Frederick Killigrew Dunbar aged 23, bachelor, H C Marine, both of Cooley Bazar, son of John Dunbar , by licence, to, Emma Simmmonds, 25, daughter of Isaac Cave Simmonds. Witnessed by John Cleghorn & John Digney..
     Frederick Killigrew Dunbar married secondly Lavinia Ann Raymond (Nichols) on 18 September 1860 in St Stephen's, Kidderpore, Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India. They were both widowed, he was a Master Pilot, both of Garden Reach. Son of Richd? Dunbar, and daughter of James Raymond.
     Frederick died on 1 June 1863 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. June 1, at Calcutta, of sunstroke, Frederick Killegrew Dunbar, esq, Bengal Pilot Service, son of the Rev John Dunbar, Ballybay, county Monaghan. It was also reported in the Londonderry sentinal on 20 Oct 1863
DUNBAR.-On the 1st June, at Calcutta, from sun-stroke, Frederic Killegrew Dunbar, Esq., Bengal Pilot Service, son of the Rev. John Dunbar, Baleybay, and brother of Mr. George Dunbar, of Dandenong. He was buried on 2 June 1863 in Fort William, Bengal Presidency, India. Frederick Kelligre Dunbar, pilot, aged 35.
     His will was proved on 11 June 1863 at Calcutta, West Bengal . Porobate granted to Lavinia Dunbar the widow and sole executrix . . . a master pilot on the Bengal Establishement lately dearted this life in Calcutta. I Lavinia Dunbar of Garden reach inthe suburbs of the town of Calcutta. The will only mentions Lavinia.

Children of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Emma Simmonds

Child of Frederick Killigrew Dunbar and Lavinia Ann Raymond (Nichols)

Sir Frederick William Dunbar 2nd Bart of Boath

(1819 - 26 December 1851)
     Sir Frederick William Dunbar 2nd Bart of Boath was born in 1819. He was the son of Sir James Dunbar 1st Bart of Boath and Helen Coull.
     Sir Frederick William Dunbar 2nd Bart of Boath married Caroline Marie Gordon on 3 May 1842 in 18 Rutland Square, Edinburgh.
     Frederick died on 26 December 1851 in Nairn, Nairnshire. The Forres, Elgin & Nairn gazette 7 Wed Jan 14 1852 reported: At Nairn, on the 26 ult, Sir Frederick William Dunbar, baronet of Boath.

Frederick William Melville Dunbar

(5 May 1858 - 13 February 1896)
     Frederick William Melville Dunbar was christened on 5 May 1858 in St Oswald, Collyhurst, Lancashire. He was the son of Patrick Dunbar and Mary Wood. Frederick William Melville Dunbar was listed as Patrick Dunbar's son in the 1881 census in 563 Slade View, Rusholme, Lancashire. Frederick William Melville Dunbar listed in the 1891 census with Patrick Dunbar and Mary Wood in 'Rose Cottage', Northenden, Cheshire, England.
     Frederick died Frederick William Dunbar who died in the Altrincham distric on 13 February 1896 in Cheshire, England, aged 37.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 10 June 1896 at Chester, Cheshire, England. Frederick William Dunbar of 3 Barrington-road, Altrincham, Cheshre, gardener, died 13 Feb 1896, Administration granted to Annie Elizabeth St Albans Brown (wife of Wiliam Brown). Effects £220 162 7d.

Gavin Dunbar

(1454 - 9 March 1531/32)
     Gavin Dunbar was also known as Gavin Dunbar Bishop of Aberdeen in records. He was born in 1454 in Westfield, Spynie, Moray. He was the fourth son of Alexander Dunbar of Westfield, only son of James 5th Earl of Moray; by his wife Elizabeth/Isabel, daughter of Alexander Sutherland 3rd baron of Duffus.
According to Bishop Keith however, who seems likely to be correct, he was the son of Sir James Dunbar of Cumnock, by Elizabeth, eldest daugher of the earl of Sutherland; thus being the nephew, instead of the son, of the above named Sir Alexander Dunbar. He was the son of Sir Alexander Dunbar and Isobel Sutherland.
     See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography onlline for an account of his life.
     Gavin matriculated at St Andrews University, Scotland, in 1473. Gavin Dunbar matriculated 1473 - magister in 1475.
     Professor Ray McAleese states: It is almost certain that Bishop Dunbar had a daughter quoting several sources - the practice of common law wives and children being common among the Catholic Bishops of the time and legitimization of the children was available for a fee. Gavin was an applicant for prior at Pluscarden, Moray, Scotland, in October 1479. Gavin Dunbar prov. on deprivation of Foster 19/20 October 1479. He did not secure the position of Prior. His brothers James & David became Baillies of Pluscarden. Gavin was a Catholic priest between 1487 and 1506. He was Archdeacon of Caithness from 1489-1498. He was appointed Clerk of Register & of Council in 1503, Archdeacon of St Andrews in 1506.
Appointed Dean of Moray in 1487/8 and became Archdeacon of St Andrews 18 March 1503. At the same he was made Privy Councillor to King James IV, and clerk register. In 1518 he became Bishop of Aberdeen. About 1530 he erected a stately 7 arched bridge over the River Dee about 2 miles from Aberdeen. He also completed the building of the cathedral of Aberdeen... Buried in the aisle of Old Machar? Aberdeen. [The Scottish nation, p.81 & Dictionary of biography p.151].
     Chancellor of the University & King's College Aberdeen. 1518. Portrait in the possession of the University, reproduced in Lacunar Basil. S Macarii Aberd. (New Spalding Club).
     At old Aberdeen, a hospital was founded by Bishop Gavin Dunbar in 1532 for 12 old men, with a preference for the inhabitants of the Bishop's lands. Bishop Gavin Dunbar granted a charter at Edinburgh Feb 25 1531 ... the hospital was near St Machar's cathedral. It disappeared in 1786. [J D Comrie, History of Scottish medicine, 1932].
     A Gavin Dunbar matriculated 1473 - magister. [Scottish Historical Society 3rd series, v.8, Early records of the University of St Andrews 1413-1579].
     Warren Loane states that he left a son Alexander.
     He founded and endowed by charter, with the consent of the King, two chaplaincies in the cathedral church of Moray. .... Sir Alexander Dunbar of Westfield, kt. and Dame Isabell Sutherland his spouse, parents of the Bishop. ... Special mass on 10 March. [Shaw i. p.388].
     ]Both Alexander, Prior of Pluscarden and his brother? John of Bennetsfield claim kinship with Gavin, Bishop of Aberdeen, who is probably their great-uncle.
     He resigned as Dean of Moray on 5 November 1518 to take up the post of bishop of Aberdeen but managed to secure his former position for his nephew. . Gavin was Bishop of Aberdeen between June 1518 and 1532.
     On the 2nd Sep 1529, Gavin Dunbar, Bishop of Aberdeen, Sir Alexander's fourth son, founded and endowed, by charter, with consent of the King, two chaplaincies in the Cathedral Church of Moray. " In honour of the Holy Trinity, and of St Columba and of St Thomas the Martyr, and for the salvation of the souls of the King and of his predecessors and successors, of Sir Alexander Dunbar of Westfield, Knight, and of Dame Isabell Sutherland, his spouse, parents of the Bishop .... Also for the salvation of the soul of the Bishop, the founder, and of other Christ's faithful." The Charter ordained that the Chaplains were to cele- brate Mass daily, "The first in the aisle of St. Columba, for the soul of the Bishop, and for the other foresaid souls, and he shall be distinguished by the title of Dean's Chaplain. The second, however, at the Altar of St. Thomas, in the Cross of the Church, and he shall be called the Chaplain of Sir Alexander Dunbar, and shall pray for the soul of him, and of the said Isabell, his spouse, parents of the Bishop." .... "Moreover the said first Chaplain, entitled the Dean's Chaplain, shall make the Canons and Chaplains of the choir to celebrate yearly, with Gregorian chants, an anniversary, with a Mass of requie placebo et dirige for the soul of the Bishop on the day of his decease. But the second Chaplain, called 'Sir Alexander Dunbar's,' shall in like manner cause to be celebrated by the same Canons and Chaplains of the choir another anniversary, with a Mass of requie placebo et dirige, for the souls of the said Sir Alexander, and of Isabell Sutherland, his spouse, parents of the Bishop, on the 10th day of the month of March." (The above Charter is recorded in book 23, No. 79, in the Register of the Great Seal, and a copy of it is printed at pp. 417, 418 of the "Registrum Moraviense). The subjoined extract is from page 223 of the British Museum copy of Monteith's " An Theater of Mortality," published in Edinburgh in 1713.
     Bishop Gavin Dunbar granted a charter at Edinburgh 25 Feb 1531 [re hospital] near St Machar's Cathedral. It disappeared in 1786.
     At Old Aberdeen, a hospital was founded by Bishop Gavin Dunbar in 1532 for 12 old men, with a preference for the inhabitants of the Bishop's lands. Alexander Dunbar (the prior) was a witness.
     Gavin died on 9 March 1531/32 in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Obitus Gavinus Dinbar episcopi Aberdonensis 1531 ix Martii [1532]. Fasti gives 10th March. He was buried on 16 March 1531/32 in Bishop Dunbar's aisle, St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen, Scotland. His tomb may still be seen although the effigy in black marble was destroyed at the Reformaton. When the Reformers broke down the monument, they found, as not unfrequently happens, that the body presented no external symptons of decay.

Gavin Dunbar

(circa 1490 - 30 April 1547)
     Gavin Dunbar was born circa 1490 in Scotland. He was the third son of Sir John Dunbar of Mochrum by his second wife Janet, daughter and heir of Sir Alexander Stewart of Gairlies and nephew of Gavin Dunbar, bishop of Aberdeen, but Shaw states the second son.. He was the son of Sir John Dunbar and Janet Stewart.
     Gavin matriculated at Glasgow University. He greatly distinguished himself in the classical and philosophical studies, as well as subsequently in theology and common law.
     Gavin matriculated at St Andrews University, Scotland, in 1509. He was possibly the Gavin Dunbar who matriculated at St Andrews in 1509, "thesaurarius Rossensis", MA 1517. Gavin was a clergyman before 12 December 1518. Dunbar as Dean of Moray recommended to pope by Governor Albany for the commend of Whithorn Priory on resignation of Stewart and Passarini 12 December 1518 (James V letters, 66). He bought Passarini off with a pension in 1519 (v. wup); prov. to archbishopric of Glasgow 8 July 1524 and consecrated 5 February 1525 (Watt, Fasti, 149).
As Archbishop of Glasgow granted commend of Inchaffray abbacy 24 July 1538 (VA, Acta Miscellanea, 32, fol. 107) following request from the king dated 11 March 1538 (Brady, Succession, 1, 186; James V letters, 344); d. 30 April 1547).
     He was Tutor of James V. Archbishop of Glasgow from 1524 & Lord Chancellor of Scotland 1528-1543, founder and first president of the Court of Session. For a full account of his life see Easson, D E, Gavin Dunbar: Chancellor of Scotland, Archbishop of Glagow. 1947, Edinburgh. Gavin was consecrated as Archbishop of Glasgow on 5 February 1524/25. Gavin was Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. He was founder and first President of the Court of Session in 1528.
     Gavin died on 30 April 1547 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was buried in the chancel of his cathedral church, no vestige remains. For details of his life consult the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
     His will was proved on 30 May 1548 at Glasgow. His will which is printed in Charter of the Abbey of Crosraguel (ii, p114-5), lists a large number of fiends and relatives, including his sister, a nun of North Berwick, John Dunbar, rector of Castlemilk & John Dunbar parish clerk of Mochrum, his relative - Dean of Moray. The estate was valued at £3815/1/4. He is described as Archbishop of Glagow & Commendator of Inchaffry.

Gavin Dunbar

(circa 1500 - after 1578)
     Gavin Dunbar was also known as Gavin Dunbar Archdeacon of Moray in records. He was born circa 1500 in Scotland. This date or connection must be wrong as his parents didn't marry until c 1554. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Hon Elizabeth Forbes.
     Gavin matriculated at St Andrews University, in 1515. He is probably the Gavin Dunbar who matriculated 1515, magister, praebendarius de Crechtmond, Abirdonensis diocesis, nationis Brittaniae. Gavin was Archdeacon of Moray between 1574 and 1595. Noted in 1574, 1586, 1591 and 1595.
     On April 27, 1574 Alexander Dunbar, of Cumnok, sheriff of Elgin & Forres, James Dunbar of Mawerstown, James Dunbar of Norten & Gavin Dunbar, archdeacon of Moray ... the said sheriff has been often denounced rebel & put to the horn for not fulfilling decreets obtained against him by his creditors.
     On April 24 1577, the King confirmed a charter of Gavin Dunbar, archdeacon of Moray, by which with consent of George, Bishop of Moray... (money paid, etc.) to John Gibson, rector of Unthank, in life rent and William Gibson his son, cousin of the said Gavin, the lands & crofts .....
     Gavin died after 1578. He was executor of his father's will with 3 of his brothers..

Gavin Dunbar

( - 18 April 1618)
     Gavin Dunbar was also known as Gawin Dunbar (of Baldoon) in records. He was born in Scotland. He was the son of Archibald Dunbar.
     Gavin Dunbar married Janet Cunnningham.
     Gavin died on 18 April 1618.

Child of Gavin Dunbar and Janet Cunnningham

Children of Gavin Dunbar

Gavin Dunbar

(say 1500 - after 1560)
     Gavin Dunbar was born illegitimate say 1500 in Scotland. He was the son of Patrick Dunbar.
     Gavin Dunbar and George Dunbar were made legitimate along with John Dunbar, James Dunbar and Rev David Dunbar on 6 March 1539/40 when Patrick Dunbar was named as the father. Rex dedit literas legitimationis Gavin, James, John, George & David natural sons of the late Patrick Dunbar were legitimated.
     Summond ... letters to charge Robert Dunbar of Grangehill, James Dunbar of Terbet & Alexander Urquhart of Burriszardis quhay . comein will for the resett of Normound Leslie, he being at the horn, entered in ward at Dumbritane within 12 days ... letters reasit a the instance of Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock, Patrick Dunbar his son & heir apparent & Alexander Urquhart of Burrisdss... Item, mair to the saidis officeiaries ane uthir liettre to summound the sad lard of Cumnock his sone & Gavin Dunbar, bruthir to the prior of Pluscarden to compear before the lords xviij uo Dec bringing with thame one pretendit charter and instrument of sesing allegit maid be the sd Patrick, soon to the said lard of Cumnock, to the said Gawin ... (Composiitionis = settlement of debts or fines).
     Gawin Dunbar, brother to the Prior of Pluscardin to appear 18 December 1551 re Cumnok.
     Gavin Dunbar and Alexander Dunbar were mentioned on 30 April 1558.
     Gavin died after 1560. He may have been the Gavin Dunbar, rector of Roschene (Rosskeen) who witnessed a charter with George Dunbar, rector of Kilmuir in June 1560.

Gavin Dunbar

(before 1565 - )
     Gavin Dunbar was born before 1565 in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of George Dunbar.
     20 June 1598 at Edinburgh: Registration by Mr John Moncrieff as procurator, of band by John Dunbar, fiar of Avach, for Robert Ros in Little Rany, 500 merks, not to harm John Ros in Muldarg. Subscribed at the chanonry of Ros 13 June before Gawin Dunbar his brother, David Ros in the Chanonry of Rose & Adam Dunbar, notary public, writer thereof. Gavin was also mentioned as the brother of John Dunbar fiar of Avoch in Sep 1599. Gavin Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 27 June 1601. Kenneth McKenzie of Kintail for George Dunbar of Avoch & George Dunbar apparent of Avoch, James Dunbar of Little Sudy, Mr David Dunbar, Robert, Gavin, Colene, Alexander and George Dunbar, sons of the said George Dunbar, not to harm Marjorie Ogilvie, relict of James Dunbar of Tarbert.
     7 Jan 1627: Assignation by Gavine Dunbar, son of the late George Dunbar of Avache, To Robert Innes of that Ilk, of Bond for 600 merks, dated 7 July 1621, by John Monro of Ferne and Minister at Tarbet and Cautioners.

Gavin Dunbar

( - 1 September 1546)
     Gavin Dunbar was the son of David Dunbar.
     Gavin died on 1 September 1546. 1 Septembris 1546 obiit Gavinus Dunbar thesarius Rossensis [Treasury, Ross].

Gavin Dunbar

( - June 1640)
      Gavin was Cantor/Chantor of Moray & minister of Alves 1612-1640. He was one of the Church Commissioners for the Presbytery of Moray, and went to the General Assembly, bringing back instructions to proceed with the excommunication of John Guthrie at Moray, in 1639.
     Gavin died in June 1640 in Alves?, Moray. He is referred to in the Alves Kirk Session minutes of 1649 as 'umquhile', but the precise date of his death is not recorded.. He's heir was Alexander Dunbar on 25 March 1641. Magister Alexander Dumbar, haeres Magistri Gavini Dumbar, cantoria Moravia, patris, - in villa et terris de Windyhillis, infra dominium de linlos et parochiam de Alves..

Child of Gavin Dunbar

Sir Gawin Dunbar

( - before June 1418)
     Sir Gawin Dunbar was also known as Sir Gawin Dunbar (of Cumnock) in records. He was born in Scotland. He was the son of George Dunbar 10th Earl and Christiana Wardlaw.
     Sir Gavin (or Wawan), named next after George in a royal grant of 1390, to be noted later, and in the safe-conduct to England on 2 August 1402. He was taken into the personal service of Henry IV for life at £40 a year. On 14 August 1403 he had a grant of the 'vil' of Newburn for life, on account of good service, perhaps at Shrewsbury. On his father's return to Scotland Sir Gavin seems to have deserted the English alliance, as in 1411 he was one of the leaders of a party who broke down the bridge of Roxburgh and burned the town. Probably it was for this exploit he received a grant of £40 about that date for his work on the March. He had other payments made to him from Exchequer, and grants; from customs duties paid up to or beyond June 1417, and he deceased before June 1418.
     Sir Gawin Dunbar was mentioned on 23 November 1411.
     Gawin died before June 1418 in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.

George Dunbar

(14 March 1721 - April 1803)
     George Dunbar was christened on 14 March 1721 in St Andrew's, Dublin. He was the son of Major John Dunbar and Anne Killigrew.
     In Major John Dunbar's will dated 27 May 1724 in Ballycarney, Ballinacarrig or Staplestown, Carlow, Ireland, George Dunbar was named as heir; The will of John Dunbar of Ballycarney co. Carlow, Esq. dated 27 May 1724, proved 20 July 1724, mentions his mother Catherine, sister Elizabeth, son George, sisters Ann Turner, Katherine Milley, Elizabeth D... Dunbar?, wife Anne, uncle Walter Weldon. These documents confirm that his father is dead yet George is granted administration of his grandfather John Dunbar of Carlow's estate on 14 July 1764 (possibly on the death of his grandmother), A John Dunbar was buried at St Paul's church, Dublin on 13 August 1764. George was a beneficiary in Major John Dunbar's will proved 20 July 1724 in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     Deed dated 1 December 1736 re assignment of 1000 year term, between - (1) Mary and Frances Killigrew of Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, spinsters, daughters of Jn. West and Mary his late wife, who was daughter of Frances Erisey, daughter of Sir Peter Killigrew, decd. (2) Martin Killigrew of Arwenack, esq. (3) George Dunbar s. of Major J. D. of Ballycarney, Ireland, by his wife Anne, decd., daughter of George Killigrew, only son of Sir Peter Killigrew, decd. (4) John West, esq. (5) John Laroche of St. James, Westminster, esq. (6) Richard Mounteney of Lincolns Inn, esq. Recites: 14 Jan. 1673, 1000 year lease (Sir Peter Killigrew to Walter Hele) Rosemorran, Tregedna, Kelnoweth and Tregenver in Budock - other property of Sir Peter Killigrew settled in trust. Consideration: to settle leasehold estates to uses declared in lease and release of even date (2) to (6): His moiety of Tregenver in Budock.
     George Dunbar was party to a land transaction on 1 December 1736. Assignment of 1000 year term.
(1) Mary and Frances Killigrew of Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, spinsters, daus. of Jn. West and Mary his late wife, who was dau. of Frances Erisey, dau. of Sir Peter Killigrew, decd.
(2) Martin Killigrew of Arwenack, esq.
(3) George Dunbar s. of Major J. D. of Ballycarney, Ireland, by his wife Anne, decd., dau. of George Killigrew, only son of Sir Peter Killigrew, decd.
(4) John West, esq.
(5) John Laroche of St. James, Westminster, esq.
(6) Richard Mounteney of Lincolns Inn, esq.
Recites: 14 Jan. 1673, 1000 year lease (Sir Peter Killigrew to Walter Hele),
Rosemorran, Tregedna, Kelnoweth and Tregenver in Budock
- other property of Sir Peter Killigrew settled in trust
Consideration: to settle leasehold estates to uses declared in lease and release of even date
(2) to (6):
His moiety of Tregenver in Budock
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     George Dunbar was party to a land transaction on 14 December 1742. Lease & release, Elizabeth Dunbarr, o'wise Bernard, wife of Henry Bernard, of Rathrush, co Catherlogh, and George Dunbarr, Esq., of Garrison, co. Fermanagh, 15 Dec 1742, Annuity 40 pds from Rathrush & Tromane, co Carlow SW. She was Party 3 (life) he was Party 2. This suggest she was his sister?. George was a beneficiary in Martin Lister's will proved 11 March 1744/45 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in the will of Ann Dunbar dated 18 June 1747.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in the will of Rev Nicholas Milley dated 1 January 1748.
     He was a major of militia according to the original family history.
     George Dunbar and Anne Killigrew were mentioned in a deed dated from 1752 to 1754. 1 Nov. 1752: (1) George Dunbar of Dublin, esq., s. of Anne, wife of Jn. Dunbar, formerly Anne Killigrew, only daughter and heir of George Killigrew, esq., decd.
19 September 1754 - Leases granted before George Dunbar married Anne Killigrew. George Dunbar was High Sheriff of Carlow, Ireland, in 1752.
     George Dunbar and Anne Killigrew were mentioned in a deed dated 1 November 1752. Deed to lead the uses of a fine (1) George Dunbar of Dublin, esq., son of Anne, wife of Jn. Dunbar, formerly Anne Killigrew, only daughter and heir of George K., esq., decd. & (2) William Marsden of Lincolns Inn, Mddx., gent. Prisloe, late in occ. of Jn. Oliver and Jas. Tresaha, gents., in Budock. Also final concord (with counterpart).
     In 1753 George Dunbar leased Monacurrah and part of Cunniecarbue, over 22 acres to Abraham Mitchell for £8.16s..
George Dunbar was listed on the rent roll of the Archdale Estate, in 1753, for property in Kilcoo, Devenish, Fermanagh. It will be observed that in nearly all case the lease-holders were "Middlemen" who sub-let to tenants) ... Chief rent, Kilcoo: George Dunbar, Esq.
     Ann Ellis married secondly George Dunbar on 20 January 1753 in St Paul?, Dublin. Anne, married first to Henry Agar, esq. M.P. by whom she was grandmother to Henry Welbore Agar-Ellis, Viscount Clifden, and secondly to George Dunbar, esq. He was High Sheriff of Fermanagh of Ireland in 1753.
     George Dunbar lived at Paulville, Tullow, Carlow, Ireland, 31 October 1753.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 31 October 1753 in Ballinacarrig or Staplestown, Carlow. Memorial of indented deed 6 July 1753 between George Dunbar of Paulville in the co. of Catherlogh, esq & Abraham Mitchell of the town of Catherlogh, Gent. re lands at Ballycarney & Quinlagh. Witnessed by Charles Doyle of Bramblestown. See also v.177 #124967.
     George Dunbar and Anne Killigrew were mentioned in a deed dated 19 September 1754 in Budock, Cornwall. Deed to declare the uses of a fine
(1) George Dunbar of Balycarney, Ireland, esq., and wife Anne
(2) William Marsden of Lincolns Inn, Mddx., gent.
(3) Samuel Skinner of Penryn, surgeon
Recites: 8 Jan. 1753, 99 yr. lease (Geo. Dunbar to Sam. Skinner), Prisloe Field, Budock. Leases granted before George [sic] Dunbar married Anne Killigrew. Confirmation of leases to Sam. Skinner for terms specified, and then to uses of (1) above.
     Cornwall Record Offdice Deed dated 19 Sep 1754 to declare the uses of a fine between (1) George Dunbar of Balycarney, Ireland, esq., and wife Anne
(2) William Marsden of Lincolns Inn, Mddx., gent.
(3) Samuel Skinner of Penryn, surgeon
Recites: 8 Jan. 1753, 99 yr. lease (Geo. D. to Sam. S.), Prisloe Field, Budock. Leases granted before George Dunbar married Anne Killigrew
Confirmation of leases to Sam. S. for terms specified, and then to uses of (1) above.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 4 November 1756 in Carlow, Ireland. Geo Dunbar of Gowran, Kilkenny & Charles Doyle of Bramblestown, re townlands of Tennis Court & Hammerstown, co. Carlow. He granted property to an unknown person between 1757 and 1758 in Ballinacarrig or Staplestown, Carlow. 1757 Little to Henderson & others. Thomas Le Hunt and Edward Hudson. Deed of assignment 7 June 1757 between George Dunbar of Paulville, Catherlogh re lands of Quinagh & Ballycarney, barony of Catherlogh ... during lives of Owen Wynne, George Boyd & the said George Dunbar.
     A memorial 6 April 1758 George Dunbar of Gowran, Kilkenny Esq & Richard Lord Bishop of Waterford & Lismore ... lease and release ... lands of Ballycarney - 160 acres & the lands of Quinagh & the Bogg cont. 326 acres plantation & ... the manor town and lands of Kilcoe & others... the townslands of Kilwhun otherwise Killarhoe, otherwise Graghe... otherwise Kilcoe Revagh Shrevagh Aghthornvass Monniscrivagh & Glanasherver etc. for £3000.
George Dunbar was a Member of Parliament in Gowran, between 1761 and 1800. George Dunbar (Gowran 1761-68, 1783-97, Thomastown 1769-76 & 1798-1800). Only son of John D of Ballycarney co. Carlow, who was M.P. for Old Leighlin 1692-93 and died in 1724. In 1752 High Sheriff of Co. Carlow. MP - 38 years. On 5 March 1798 granted a pension of £300 for life. In 1800 appointed a Gentleman at Large to the Lord Lieutenant. He died April 1803.
     1769 Nov: George Dunbar elected M.P. for Borough of Thomastown, Henry Prettie elected for Gowran [Index to Freeman's journal, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 1769 p.143c; BL].
     1784 Borough of Gowran Geo Dunbar Esq. (a new member). [George Agar was the member in 1780].
     1797 Bor. of Gowran, 1798 & 99 & 1800 Bor. of Thomastown.
     Administration of the estate of Major John Dunbar was granted to George Dunbar, on 14 July 1764 in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland, The will of John Dunbar of Ballycarney co. Carlow, Esq. dated 27 May 1724, proved 20 July 1724 mentions his mother Catherine, sister Elizabeth, son George, sisters Ann Turner, Katherine Milley, Elizabeth Dunbar?, wife Anne, uncle Walter Weldon, confirms that John's father is dead, yet George is granted administration of his grandfather John Dunbar of Carlow's estate on 14 July 1764 - possibly on the death of his grandmother Katherine? The Prerog Grant book lists a John Dunbar of Dublin, gent with a will and an Ann Dunbar intestate in 1765. Another John Dunbar of Dublin gent's estate is proved 12 Nov 1764 - wife Eleanor Stafford, son Isaac Hayes Dunbar & his wife Mary & children Arthur & Anne. He granted property to an unknown person in August 1764 in Ballycarney, Ballinacarrig or Staplestown, Carlow. Dunbar to Vicars - Memorial of indenture deed of lease ... 16 & 20 Aug 1764 between Maj-Genl [Geo?]Dunbar of Gowran co. Kilkenny, esq. son & heir of John Dunbar late of Dublin City Esq deceased & grandson of Katherine Dunbar formerly of Ballycarney Co. Catherlogh, widow dec'd mother of the said Jno Dunbar dec'd ... & Wm Vicars of Ballnakill Co Catherlogh ... whereby the said Geo Dunbar did grant, bargain, sell, enfeoff, release & confirm unto the said Wm Vicars ... description of property at Ballycarney...
Dunbar to Vicars: Major General Dunbar of Gowran co. Kilkenny Esq. son & heir of John Dunbar of the city of Dublin esq. deceased & grandson, heir & administrator of John D formerly of Ballycarney co. Catherlogh esq. dec'd ... & Wm Vicars of Ballynakill co. Catherlogh ... held by the said John Dunbar grandfather of the said George Dunbar or his assigns ... for the natural life & lives of the said Geo Dunbar party thereto Charles Agar student at Oxford in Gt Britain, brother of James Agar of Gowran, co. Kilkenny Esq. Dunbar Doyle second son of Charles Doyle of Bramblestown co. Kilkenny Esq. being the three lives.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 16 August 1764. Dunbar to Vicars: A memorial of indented deeds of lease .. bear of date respectively 16 & 20th days of August 1764 made between Major Genrl Dunbar of Gownmarin)Gowran?) the co. of Kilkenny esq, son of & heir of John Dunbar late of the City of Dublin, Esq, dec & Grandson of heir at law of Katherine Dunbar, formerly of Ballycarney the co. Catherlow, widow,deced, mother of the sd Jno Dunbar decd of the one part & William Vicars of Ballynakill in this sd co of Catherlough .Esq, of the other part. Whereby for the consideration therein .. the .. Geo Dunbar did grant bargain sell enfoeff release & confirm unto the sd Wm Vicars iin his acdturl.. the bientg by ifu =e of sd .. lease tohish ires all that & those the town… Quinahg with Bogg the … belonging situate the co. Carherlough together with all houses … house edifices, orchards, gardens, meadows pasture …. Commons, common of pastures moors, marshes, boggs Thurg… mills ways waters eate courses & loughs mountains …
Lands … belonging or appearing im … beneficial . manner …Jo Geo Dunbar or his under… held & enjoyed the same the Reverend . Reeves … othe the rents… profits of these lands … the estate Rt title … use trust… proper claim…
24 Sep 1764 #152422 Dunbar to Vicars 1 August 1762 between Major Gen Dunbar of Gan.. in the co# 1490 Duunbar of Kilkenny Esq, son & heir of John Dunbar late of the city of Dublin Esq, dec'd & grandson heir adminrr of John Dunbar formerly of Ballycarney in the col of Carherlogh Esq, dec'd of the one part & Wm Vicars of Ballynakill in the co of Catherlogh Esq of the part … 25 March 1746. He was widowed on 14 April 1765 on the death of his wife Ann Ellis.
     29 July 1876: Lease and release - (1) George Dunbar of Dublin, esq.
(2) Hon. Charles Berkeley of Brewton, Somerset, esq.
Consideration: £400
Prisloe in Budock.
     Administration of the estate of Ann Ellis was granted to George Dunbar, on 11 September 1765 in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland, Ann Dunbar admon granted to George Dunbar the husband.
     George was Portreive & Sovereign in Gowran, Kilkenny, Ireland, in October 1767. In Oct 1767 George Dunbar was sworn Portreive of Gowran, co. Kilkenny; also sworn sovereign of Thomastown, Kilkenny.
     George Dunbar and Martha St Aubyn obtained a marriage licence on 3 November 1767 in Dublin, Ireland. George Dunbar of the city of Dublin, Esq. & Martha St Aubyn of parish of St Peter, spinster.
     George Dunbar married secondly Martha St Aubyn on 3 November 1767 in St Paul, Dublin, Ireland. On 1767 Nov 29 newspapers reported that Geo Dunbar, member for Gowran, in Ireland to Miss St Aubyn, niece to Sir John, and, George Dunbar, M.P. for borough of Gowran, married Miss St Aubyn, niece of Sir John St Aubyn, MP for co. Cornwall.
     In Mary Dunbar's will dated 5 August 1769 in Dublin, George Dunbar was named as heir. George was a beneficiary in Mary Dunbar's will proved 20 July 1771 in the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland.
     Kilkenny July 1, Last Monday George Dunbar, Esq., was elected portrieve of the Corporation of Gowran..
     He is mentioned in the 1775 will of Patrick Hamilton of Garrison who bequeaths to his eldest son William Hamilton after the death of his mother all my right etc. to the lands I hold from George Dunbar Esq - viz the lands of Garrison Corrin, Gurton & Fernagh ... he bequeaths to his wife Elizabeth for life the house etc. of Garrison with lands....
     A list of members who sat in the last, and are not in the present Parliament ... George Dunbar.
     7 January 1777 Diana Agar, Cloyne, to her uncle [Welbore Ellis] about Agar's marriage, the new Lord Clifden [her brother] and George Dunbar [her half-brother].
'... I feel most sensibly the correctness of everything that you say about Lord C[lifde]n and wish sincerely otherways [sic]. The county of Kilkenny has been his destruction, and to you I may venture to say that I shall lament very much the seeing his son placed in the very same situation in that county that his father was in, if ever that comes about, which I fear is but too likely to happen, as it seems to be his father's wish. ...
I am glad to hear that you don't think Mr Dunbar much altered. He is an amiable man, and I hope that the business he went to England upon will turn out well. ...'.
     Kilkenny, Oct 3, 1778 Tuesday last, George Dunbar Esq., was sworn Sovereign of Thomas-town..
     George Dunbar was party to a land transaction on 5 February 1780 in Garrison, Manor of Kilcoo, Fermanagh. Articles of agreement dated 5 Feb 1780, made between George Dunbar of the one part, and William Hamilton of the other part, the said George Dunbar did grant, etc, unto the said William Hamilton and to his heirs and assigns, the town and lands of Carrins, Drimanure, Rusheen, Gortins, Garrison, and Trevagh, together with the Mills of Garrison, and the toll, and sucken, and mulcture thereof, and the yearly coming, arising and growing, due in and out of all and every part and parcel of the Manor of Kilcoo, in the county of Fermanagh; and all the water and watercourses to the said mills, or either of them belonging, together with the tolls and customs of the fairs and markets of Garrison, situate in the Manor of Kilcoo, co Fermanagh. To hold to the said William Hamilton his heirs and assigns, for ever, subject to the yearly rent of £152 10/-. By deed of partition dated 31 Jan 1839 ... payable out of the said lands to the Representatives of the late George Dunbar. George was the Portreeve/Magistrate in December 1782, Gowran, Kilkenny.
     George Dunbar and Robert Weir were mentioned in a deed dated 12 March 1783 in Ireland. No. 236250 Dunbar to Weir. To the Register appd for Registering deed and so forth. A memorial for a lease … the 12 day march 1783 made between George Dunbar of Great V… St in the city of Dublin Esquire of the one part and of Robt Weir of Dorset St in the sd city of Dublin Esquire of the other part. Whereby the sd George Dunbar for and in consideration of 100 pound sterling to … then paid by the sd Robt Weir he the sd George Dunbar did … and set unto the sd Robt Weir all that and those the of own and lands of .. gah situate in the manor of Killlcoe and county of Fermanaghe with houses and … orchards gardens meadows and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging in as full and ample manner as the same then held by Robt Casson? Arthur Graham Arthur … Graham James Graham and Francis Brock by virtue of a lease made to them thereof the said Georg Dunbar bearing date he 17th day of June 1751. To hold to the sd Robert Weir his heirs, exors admons and af.. from and immediately after the death of the sd Robt VausoN> and William Hamilton of Garrison, Esquire being two of the lives then in being and for which the … were granted in and by the said lease of the 17 June 1751 to his and their only use and behoof for ever at the yearly rent of 45 pounds sterling the first payment thereof to be made in six months after the death of the sd Robert Carson and William Hamilton … above all taxes and .. to continue payable half yearly afterward for ever which … deed of lease and this memorial is witness by Tomason? Hamilton and John Whelan both of the City of Dublin Gent Geo Dunbar seal signed … in the presence of Johnson Hamilton John Whelan. The above named Johnson Hamilton maketh oath that he saw the lease of which the above writing is a memorial duly executed by both the parties thereto and this he also saw the above named George Dunbar duly signed seal the above meml and that he this depont is a … witness the said … and this memorial and that the same Johnson Hamilton … 12 May 1793. George Dunbar was mentioned as the parent of Major John Killigrew Dunbar in the school records from 31 March 1783 to 1787. He left the Ballitore Quaker School soon after the death of his mother in 1787 at Griesebanks, Ballitore, Kildare. Master J K Dunbar was a subscriber to "The history of Ireland" by Wm Crawford published 1783.
     George Dunbar of Greenbank, co. Kildare, witnessed the will of Susanna Bayley of Ballytore, co. Kildare, widow of John Bayly, late of Gowran, co. Kilkenny..
     In the Ballitore Papers of Mary Shackleton there is a letter to George Dunbar, MP of Ballitore from M Pike ror Mary Shackleton..
     The Dublin Evening Post on 9 Jun 1785 published A Listof the placemen and pensioners in the Irish House of Commons. ... George Dunbar Esq., Pension of 300l per ann.. George Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1785 as MP for Gowran at 'Greenbank', Ballitore, Timolin parish, Kildare, Ireland. Ballitore, co. Kildare is 27 miles from Dublin and was a major Quaker centre with a famous school and home of the Shackleton family. (Griesebanks was built in the mid 18th century).
     The Dublin Evening Post on 4 Jan 1787 reported: Co. Fermanagh - To be sold, in the whole or in parcels, for the payment of debts and other purposes, the fee simple, and inheritance in the manor of Killcooe, the estate of George Dunbar, Esq: containing near 4000 acres and 500 acres of limstone on the estate: the land are situate within six miles of Ballyshannon, are well let to respectable and solvent tenants; three of the farms are let for old lives, and will rise considerably on the expiration of the present leases, and have the advantage of good road to Ballyshannon, Enniskillen and Sligo, are partly bounded by Lough Melvin and on rivers. Proposals to be received gy Mr Robert Weir, Capel-street, Mrs James Groves, Ely-place; and Mr Dunbar, at Ballitore.. He was widowed circa June 1787 on the death of his wife Martha St Aubyn.
     The Quaker authoress Mary Shackleton wrote Griesebanks was taken by George Dunbar, commonly called Major Dunbar. I never could learn that he had ever been in the Army but he seemed to inherit the title from his father, who left him an inheritance more substantial - some good estates. He was a small, active, elderly man, on whose education I doubt not much expense had been bestowed, - for he had been taught fencing and dancing and the French language. His first wife had been a widow Agar, mother to Lord Clifden. He kept fine company, wore fine clothes, visited in fine equipages, but while he basked in the sunshine of grandeur his patrimony melted before it. He was married to a second wife, and they had one son. He filled Griesebank with excellent furniture; many prints of Hogarth and some family pictures ornamented the walls of the parlours and bed chambers, and laid out the garden with taste. He was a member of parliament, and very obliging in giving franks. We like our lively neighbour, though we saw that vanity was a pre-dominant feature in his character, and thought his manners were too gay for his age and for our taste. In 1787 he again became a widower. My mother & I visited him on the occasion, and when I went to look on the lifeless body he accompanied me, though I begged he would not. "There she is", he exclaimed as we entered, waving his hand to the walls, "surrounded by her relations." Not knowing but that some of her relatives had come on the occasion, I looked around, but saw only some of my own lowly neighbours. Possibly he perceived my surprise, for he pointed directly to the family pictures, repeating their titles with no small emphasis; and, concluding with his own "And there is unfortunate George!" he darted out of the room. The nominal major and his son soon afterwards left Ballitore.. George Dunbar was listed in a directory dated between 1790 and 1795 as George Dunbar, MP at 'Greenbank', Dublin & Ballitore, Kildare. Borough of Gowran, Kildare, town residence Peters Row, country residence Greenbank, Ballitore.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 20 December 1790. Indenture #137026 430/125 Assigned memorial George Dunbar, Esq., of Ballycarney, co. Carlow, but then of Dublin City, P1, 22 Dec 1790: George Dunbar for the considerations and purposes mentioned assigned to Whally etc, the personal fortune of Martin Killigrew in Gt Britain £7505 for the purposes mentioned. Registered 22 Dec 1790.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 22 December 1790. An indenture: A for the considerations and purposes mentioned assigned to P2 the personal fortune of K in Great Britain £7505 for the purposes mentioned.
George Dunbar was a Member of Parliament in Thomastown, Kildare, between 1798 and 1800. Dunbar, Geo. B. of Thomastown: Lord Townshend obtained for him a pension 200 pounds a year - brought in by Mr Agar - formerly married to Mr Ellis's sister & Mr Agar's mother - a steady little man and dead voice on all occasions. In the 1 Dec 1800 election of Irish members to sit in the Imperial parliament (Act of Union), George either did not stand or was not elected.
     14 Feb 1798 Lord Clifden , London to Agar, Stephen's Green, Dublin re absentee Tax and the war. I must write to desire the fees on Dunbar's pension may be paid out of the pension, of which those who receive it cannot complain, as had I not obtained it for his life, he must have given it up or gone into gaol, and I suppose he would have preferred the former.'. He was granted a pension of £300 for life. On 14 Feb 1798 Lord Clifden, London, wrote to Agar, Stephen's Green, about the Absentee Tax and the war:
I must write to desire the fees onDunbar'spension may be paid out of the pension, of which those who receive it cannot complain, as had I not obtained it for his life, he must have given it up or gone into gaol, and I suppose he would have preferred the former.' on 5 March 1798. He was listed in a directory dated 1799 as MP Borough of Thomastown, Kildare at Dublin & Ballitore, Kildare. Town residence Aungier St, Country residence Greenbank, Ballitore.
     George was appointed Gentleman at Large to the Lord Lieutenant in 1800.
     George Dunbar lived at Aungier St, Dublin, 1800.
     George died in April 1803 in Dublin, aged 82. His son's court case suggests he died in 1807.
     George Dunbar mentioned in a court case between 1807 and 1813. Dunbar v. Weir & Tredennick, 1807 cited in following case: May 18-19 1813 High Court of Justice (Ireland), Chancery Division: Major J K Dunbar, plaintiff, Tredennick deft: Plaintiff seeks to record possession of a certain manor of Kilcoe, co. Fermanagh & to have set aside certain fee farm grants totalling about 700 acres conveyed by his father Major George Dunbar & himself to R Weir, his attorney & agent, plaintiff alleging that the ... of ... had been obtained by ... by fraud. Plaintiff also claims an account of rents received ... under a deed of 11 December 1792, executed by plaintiff (having come of age in 1790) his father (Major George Dunbar) ... & ... all the English estates vested in ... had been sold but the proceeds had not (May 1813) been remitted by the English agents & until the costs had been ascertained the residue would not be remitted.
In 1792 plaintiff being ordered abroad with his regiment, with his father executed the said deed to Weir, but did not appreciate its significance. He remained abroad until 1807 (being at Jersey that year) when his father died and he returned to England. Meanwhile for £3400 Weir had conveyed the manor to defendant Tredennick. Plaintiff looked into the circs (circumstances?) of the execution by himself and his late father of the deed of conveyance to Weir & was allege... was obtd from him & his father by fraud.
Held that ex... to deed of 11 Dec 1792 was obtd by fraud by Weir, that plaintiff was entitled to recover possession and an account against defendant and all costs.
N.B. Robert Weir was said to be an illegitimate son of Major Geo Dunbar.
Ball & Beatty reports: Chancery, Ireland 1807-1814. Printers. R Milliken (Dublin), H Butterworth, 7 Fleet St London. Vol. printed 1824
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     His will was proved in 1807 at the Prerogative Court of Armagh, Ireland. EHV Dunbar mentions his will of 1807 but had not obtained a copy. There is no record of his probate in printed indexes but George Dunbar is listed in the Index to Prerogative grants in the National Archives of Ireland. He is mentioned in his great uncle Martin Lister/Killigrew's will, his uncle Milley's will (1748), his aunt Ann Turner's will 1747/1755 and as a witness to the will of Susanna Bayly of Ballytore, when living at "Greenbank" co. Kildare 21 July 1784 [Dublin deeds & wills 1708-1745].

Child of George Dunbar and Martha St Aubyn

Child of George Dunbar

George Dunbar

(24 November 1797 - 7 October 1857)
     George Dunbar was christened on 24 November 1797 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Major John Killigrew Dunbar and Helena Nash.
     George matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, from 1 November 1813 to 1818. He entered Trinity College Dublin as pensioner Nov 1 1813 aged 16 (Mr Martin), son of John Killigrew, generosus. Born England. B.A. Vern 1818.
     George matriculated at the King's Inns, Dublin, in 1817. 2nd son of John Killigrew Dunbar of Garrison, co. Fermanagh & Helena Nash, ed. TCD 1817 (Hilary term).
     George Dunbar married Emily Baker in October 1835 in Paris, France.
     E H V Dunbar mentions that he stayed with George in Paris as a child. A Geo Dunbar was curate of Slavin 1846 and 1850.
     George died on 7 October 1857 in Paris, aged 59. Oct 7, at Paris, George Dunbar, Esq., second son of Major J K Dunbar, late of the 83rd regiment.

Child of George Dunbar and Emily Baker

George Dunbar

(say 1520 - before 19 February 1607)
     George Dunbar was born illegitimate say 1520. In August 1558 George Dunbar is described as brother german of the deceased John Dunbar of Bennagefield. He may be the son of Patrick the chancellor. He was the son of James Dunbar.
     George matriculated at St Andrews University, in 1538. He was possibly the George Dunbar who matriculated at St Andrews 1538, St Salvatoris College, Angusianus.
     Contract of wadset whereby George, Earl of Seaforth, heritable proprietor of the lands undermentioned, with consent, granted to Colin Mackenzie of Munlochie, in return for 9000 merks, a wadset over the davach land of Wester Ratherie (Rattray?) and three quarters of the lands of Awache extending to six oxgates of one davach, under reservation of liferent of a third part of the lands and mill of Awache to Agnes Mackenzie, widow of James Dunbar, and such title and possession as Elizabeth Neismethe widow of Captain Bernard Mackenzie, had to the said lands, mill or rents thereof. George was appointed vicar||George Dunbar was presented, super vicaria of Rosemarky & chaplain of the chapel of St John of Ellen in the diocese of Ross, made vacant by resignation of Thomas Stevinsoun.
A George Dunbar was minister of Rosemarkie, vicar from 1560-66, having been presented by Queen Mary in 1549 & had evidently conformed at the Reformation
at Rosemarkie, Ross & Cromarty, on 12 May 1549.
     George Dunbar married Janet Thomson before 1557.
     George Dunbar and John Dunbar were mentioned in a deed dated 8 November 1557. Writs of land of Meikle Pennick 1557-1612 in the Brodie of Brodie mss: 8 November 1557, feu charter by Alexander Dunbar, Prior, in favour of George Dunbar, brother ot John Dunbar of Bennagefield of lands of Meikle Penick.
     George Dunbar and Janet Thomson were mentioned in a deed dated 9 November 1557 in Kilmuir Wester, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. Charter by George Dunbar, parson of Kilmure, etc. with consent to Jonneth Thomesoun in liferent & George Dunbar her eldest son, in fee, the manse of Kilmure in the chanonrie of Ross & the vicars croft in the burgh of Rosemarky. He was mentioned in February 1558 in documents as parson of Kilmuir - 10 February 1558: John Cuming and James Paterson, 'messengers', charged Sir William Douglas and Sir Thomas Braibner, chaplains of St Laurence and St Mary Magdalene in Elgin Cathedral "to infeft [formally invest] the Prior and convent of Pluscarden in the lands of Catboll-McCullioch in Pitcandich, which were apprised from Alexander Innes of Plaidis to George Dunbar, patron of Kilmore, procurator for the said Prior and convent, and of which the said chaplains are superiors"..
     Procuratory by Alexander, prior of Pluscardin, committing power to Gavin Dunbar, parson of Rosskin [Rossjeen], James Dunbar of Tarbat and George Dunbar, parson of Killmuir, to compear before John Forsyth, sheriff in that part, for the apprising from Alexander Innes of Plaiddis, on 10 May following, of the lands of Plaiddis, Skardye, Ballacwthe, Ballakerye, Petnelye, Pettogartye, Catboll, Petcruidych, and the office of bailie of the town of Tayne (Tain), to be apprised for certain sums of money recovered by the prior and convent upon the said Alexander for the violent occupation of the town and lands of Lewchris (Leuchars) and of a half coble's fishing on the Spey, following on letters under the signet dated 14 March 1558. Signed by the prior and by John Blacatar, subprior, James Blayr (Blair), Alexander Birnet (Burnett), John Salter, Thomas Ross, Gregory Wachman, Robert Artyll, Robert Douglas, Alexander Fresar (Fraser) and Andrew Wycht (Wright). Dated 30 April 1558.
     February 10 1559: Letter under the signet directed to John Cuming & James Paterson, messengers, charging Sir William Douglas & Sir Thos Braibner, chaplains in Elgin Cathedral. to infeft the prior and convent of Pluscardin in the lands of Catboll & McCulloch & Pitcandich, which were apprised from Alexander Innes of Plaidis to George Dunbar, parson of Kilmure, procurator for the said prior and convent...

Two months later the Prior and ten monks signed a procuratory letter, "committing power to Gavin Dunbar, parson of Rosskeen, James Dunbar of Terbert, and George Dunbar, parson of Kilmuir Easter, to appear before John Forsyth, sheriff in that part for the apprising from Alexander Innes of Plaiddis, on 10 May following, of the lands of Plaiddis, Skardye, Ballaowthe, Ballakerlye, Petelye, Pettogartye, Catbell, Peterwidych, and the office of the bailie of the town of Tayne [Tain], to be apprised for certain sums of money recovered by the Prior and convent of the said Alexander, to the violent occupation of the town and lands of Lewchris and of a half-coble's fishing on the Spey, following on letters under the signet dated 14 Mar 1558

April 13 & 14th 1559: Instrument of sasine.... gave sasine to George Dunbar, Rector of Kilmure as above.      
George Dunbar was mentioned in a sasine on 14 April 1559 13-14 Apr 1559: Instrument of sasine narrating that James Patersoun (Paterson), burgess of Inverness, esquire, as bailie, gave sasine to George Dunbar, rector of Kilmwre, as procurator for Alexander, prior of Pluscerdin (Pluscardin), and convent thereof, of the lands of Catbollis-McCwlloch and Pitkandych, in the lordship of Ross and sheriffdom of Invernes (Inverness), on precept by sirs William Dowglas (Douglas) and Thomas Brabnar (Brabner), chaplains of the chaplainries of St. Laurence the Martyr and St. Mary Magdalene in Elgin cathedral, narrating that the said lands, which formerly pertained to Alexander Innes of Plaidis, were apprised to the said prior and that the said chaplains, as superiors, were required to receive the said prior as a tenant. Precept dated at Elgin, 24 March 1559, before Mr. Hugh Cragye (Craigie), commissary of Moray, sirs John Gibsoun (Gibson), rector of Wnthank, and James Dowglas vicar of Kynnedour, James Gardin, Thomas Wmfray and Theophilus Johanesoun (Johnston). Witnesses to sasine: Thomas Bailyie of Carsairlie, George Monro of Dawchartye, Andrew Monro in Newmoir, William Bailyie, son of the said Thomas, Alexander Bailyie, son of the deceased David Bailyie of Dynnayne, and William Cummyng, burgess of Invernes, Notary - Martin Logye (Logie), master of arts of St. Andrews diocese and notary - by apostolic authority. [Cut to denote cancellation]. He was heir to John Dunbar on 20 July 1559 in Avoch. Instrument of Sasine in favour of George Dunbar, brother german of the deceased John Dunbar of Benessfield of three fourths parts of the town & lands of Grengryne, following on precept, dated 20 July 1559 by Alexander, prior of Pluscardin.
     1560 June 10: Precept by Mungo Monipenny, dean of the cathedral church of Ross & vicar general of the vacant see thereof, directed to Sir Alex Sutherland, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kilmur, narrating that the chaplainry of Newmore in the diocese of Ross is vacant by the death of Mr John Bissait ... conferred of Hector Munro, cleric. Witnessed by Gavin Dunbar, rector of Roschene, George Dunbar rector of Kilmur. (Munro writs #73).
Rosemarke Kirk Session recods show: The Parish Church of Rosemarkie, which was dedicated to St Peter, was formerly a prebend of the Cathedral of Fortrose and ministry of the session is recorded from 1560 in the person of George Dunbar..
     1561 April 17 at Jainvile: ... to Alexander Dunbar, our schiref of Murray, and Maister George Dunbar and all utheris quha hes wranguulslie intrusit thame in possessioun of the priourie of Pluscardin, places and housis thairof .... of all termes bigane sen the deceis of umquhile Maister Alexander Dunbar, last prioure theirof... Quhairfew we charge straitlie and commandis you all and sindried quhome it efferis forsaidis and in special you the said Alexander Dunbar, oure schireff of Murray, and Maister George Dunbar and all utheris quha hes wranguuslie intrusit you in possessioun of the said priourie ... etc.
     On the 9 February 1562/3 Alexander Innes of Crommye, to George Dunbar, Persowne of Kilmure, assignee to the late Alexander, Priour of Pluscardine, Obligation.
     A charter dated 23 July 1563 by umquile William Sinclare, parson of Olrik & Canon of Caithness granting to George Dunbar, 3/4 of the lands of Awache in the diocese of Ross & Sheriffdom of Inverness.
     February 8 1564: Extract of contract (registered in the books of Council & Session on 13 March 1563/4) between George earl of Caithness, for himself and for William Sinclair, his second son, and Alexander Innes of Playdis; for a payment of £5000 Scots, Alexander Innes binds himself to redeem the third of Catboll which George Dunbar has in wadset. Dated at Girnego. George was a clergyman at Kilmuir Wester, Knockbain, Ross & Cromarty, after 1566. Diocese of Ross: Knockbain, of old Kilmuir Wester & Suddie: The parish church was dedicated to St Mary, another chapel on the seashore was dedicated to St Kessog & gave its name to Kessock ferry. 1566 George Dunbar, rector of Kilmuir in 1557, conformed at the reformation and is called Parson in 1566. In 1563 he had a charter from Henry, Bishop of Ross of the town and lands of Avoch. He married Janet Thomson and had issue: Sir John of Avoch, James afterwards of Avoch Diocese of Ross: Knockbain, of old Kilmuir Wester & Suddie: The parish church was dedicated to St Mary, another chapel on the seashore was dedicated to St Kessog & gave its name to Kessock ferry. 1566 George Dunbar, rector of Kilmuir in 1557, conformed at tDiocese of Ross: Knockbain, of old Kilmuir Wester & Suddie: The parish church was dedicated to St Mary, another chapel on the seashore was dedicated to St Kessog & gave its name to Kessock ferry. 1566 George Dunbar, rector of Kilmuir in 1557, conformed at the reformation and is called Parson in 1566. In 1563 he had a charter from Henry, Bishop of Ross of the town and lands of Avoch. He married Janet Thomson and had issue: Sir John of Avoch, James afterwards of Avoch Diocese of Ross: Knockbain, of old Kilmuir[Familie of Innes, 121, Allangrange writs]. He was succeeded by John Reid as reader in 1568, presented by James VI in 1569, was commissary of Ross in 1596. Reid was succeeded by John Ross in 1573 and Andrew Mylne in 1574 (who also held Avoch), Alexander Uquhart in 1576 etc. Kilmuir Wester & Suddie were united in 1756.
     C H Haws, 1972, Scottish parish clergy at the Reformation corrects this to Kilmuir Easter (Ross): preb., Fortrose Cath. George Dunbar held the preb. on 4 Oct 1553, was in poss. on 23 Dec 1556, and was possibly reader in 1571 (GRH Chrs., no.1629; Fraser charters # 210; Scott, Fasti, viii, 665). By 10 Jun 1560 Alexander Sutherland held the vicarage and was deceased vicar before 20 Jun 1569. Haws doesn't mention any Dunbar at Kilmuir Wester.
     Haws, 1972, p. 209 also lists: Rosemarkie (Ross) dignitaries, Fortrose cathedral. George Dunbar was presented to the vicarage on 12 May 1549 and was in possession in 1567-71. [The editor of Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae presumes him to be the brother of David Dunbar, minister of Cillicudden].
     1560 June 10: Precept by Mungo Monipenny, dean of the cathedral of Ross ... directed to Sir Alexander Sutherland, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kilmur, narrating that the chaplainery of Newmore (Ross) is vacant ... conferred of Hector Monro, cleric. ... witnessed Gavin Dunbar, rector of Roschene. George Dunbar, rector of Kilmur [Calendar of writs of Monro of Foulis, #73].
     In September 1566: George Dunbar, parson of Kilmuir. Family of Innes)
1567 - Many of the readers had been parish priests and were probationers for the reformed pastorate. In some rural parishes the priest renounced his status and became reader to his flock in the Reformed Church.
     George Dunbar, parson of Kilinvir [Kilmuir?] arbitrator in apponctment betyx Nicolas commendatour of Ferne and Alex Ines of Plyids.
     2 March 1567/8 Edinburgh: George Dunbar, rector of Kilmure witnesses charter of Alexander, Prior of Pluscarden. 814:2; iv 1812 p.458.
     Discharge by David Dunbar, parson of Cullicudin and chaplain of Delnye, in favour of William Ross, feuar of Preistishill, for the feu mails of Pristishill and Wlladill 6 Feb 1571/2
Witnesses: William Ross of Logy, Andrew Munro of Nevmoir, [destroyed] Thomasson and George Dunbar of Avache
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     In 1574 it was the policy of the Regent Morton to combine 3,4 or more contiguous parishes, to be placed under minister with the assistance of a reader to serve in each parish, who received for stipend the miserable pittance of £20 Scotch money or £1/13/4 sterling.
     George and Patrick Dunbar were educated from 7 April 1574. Gift to Patrick Dunbar, lawful son of George Dunbar of Avach for his support "at the scole" for 7 years, of the chaplainry of Drimmen, situate in the chapell of Sanct Boneface.
     Charter by Walter Abbot of the Monastery of Kinloss and Rector of the Parish Church of Avoch with the consent of the Convent of Kinloss to Charles Pape in the Chancery of Ross and his heirs and assignees of the Manse of the Rectory of Awach with its pertinents whatsoever in the Chancery of Ross and Shire of Inverness.
Instrument of Sasine proceeding upon a Precept of Confirmation by King James VI. of a Charter by the deceased Walter Abbot of Kinloss Rector of Awach 31 March 1592.
     16 Aug 1574: Tack by Mr George Dunbar Parson of Kilnmuir with consent of the Dean and Chapter of Ross in favor of George Monro of Dawachartie and Janet Fraser his Spouse in liferent and their heirs of the Teind Sheaves of his Lands of Myltoune Meddat Kylmuir Medet Pitcandie the Borlones of the Barony of Delnie Coranley Dalnachrache and Calrechie for 19 years from Lammas 1574 for payment yearly to the Granter and his heirs of the various Teind duties therein mentioned.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 2 July 1577 in Edinburgh. George Dunbar of Awach delivers certain "writs, ornaments, capes, organs & common seal" to George Lord Seton ... 30 Sep ... etc.
     George Dunbar was employed as commissary of Ross at various dates between 7 Oct 1577 and 15 Aug 1606, but may not have held the office continuously. By the early fifteenth century bishops and officials were delegating some of their judicial functions to subordinate clergy acting as their commissaries. In some instances these were ad hoc appointments for specific pieces of business, but other appear to have held permanent or semi-permanent positions. By the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries local commissaries appeared in a few dioceses exercising jurisdiction over outlying deaneries or groups of deaneries.
     28 Nov 1577: Contract between Andrew Monro of Newmoir Catherine Urquhart his Spouse and George Monro their son on the one part and Marion McCulloche daughter and heir of the deceased John Makculloche of Meikle Tarrell with consent of Robert Monro of Foules James Dunbar of Tarbat George Dunbar of Awache and George Monro Chancellor of Ross her Curators on the other part.
     April 10 1578: Charter by George Munro, chaplain, bursar or prebendary of ... Newmoir within the cathedral church of Tain .... contract dated at Chanonry of Ross 28 Nov 1577 between said Andrew Munro (his father & lawful tutor & curator & administrator to him) ... & taking burden for his said son George Monro on 1 part & Marion McCulloch, Lady of Meikle Terrell, with consent of Robert Munro of Foulis, James Dunbar of Tarbat, George Dunbar of Awach & Mr George Monro, chancellor of Ross, curators of said Marion... of the marriage to be solemnized betwixt said Marion & George Monro ... (Munro writs #93).
Also: Notarial Instrument on the appointment of Robert Monro of Foulis James Dunbar of Tarbert George Munro Chancellor of Ross and George Dunbar of Avach as Curators for Marioun McCulloch of Meikle Tarrell
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     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 19 October 1580. Holyroodhouse: Gift to Colin Dunbar A letter ... the chaplaincy of Delny, vacated by the decease of the late Mr David Dunbar ... disponis to Coline Dunbar, son to George Dunbar of Awache, who his majesty understands to be within the age of 14 years is apt and well willing to studie in grammar .. the said chaplanerie ... for 7 years for his support at the saidis scolis [university].
1580 20 Oct at Holyrood: Gift to John Dunbar, letter ... understanding the chaplainer of Drummis, land in diocese of Ross, vailis and is becum in his majesties's hand and at this new git & disposition be made by his hieness to Patrick Dunbar student & bursar in grammar, of the said chaplaincy for 7 years is already expired & H.M. willing that the same be conferred of new to another bursar in grammar for the help of sustaining at scoles [university] for another 7 years therefore of new disponand to John Dunbar, son lawful to George Dunbar of Awache ... the said chaplanerie for 7 years.
     George Dunbar and George Dunbar were mentioned in a deed dated 4 February 1580/81 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. 4 Feb 1580/81 Halieruidhous: Precept for a charter of confirmation on a feu charter, dated 23 July 1563, by the deceased Mr William Sinclair, parson of Olrik... for the feuing of the lands of his bishopric, with consent of the dean and chapter of Ross, to George Dunbar and the heirs male of his body, whom failing to George Dunbar, his natural son, and the heirs male of his body, whom failing to Patrick Dunbar, brother german of the said George, younger, and the heirs male of this body, whom failing to the lawful heirs male whomsoever of the said George, elder, of three quarters of the town and lands of Avach, with the mill, multures and sequels, excepting the mill lands occupied by Mr Alexander McKainze, with the 'yair' and salmon fishing 'si invenire contigerit', and also the 'wrak wair' and all woods and groves growing within the bounds of the said town and mill, the brewhouse of Avach and the lands thereof, occupied the said George, in the diocese of Ross and sheriffdom of Inverness; to be held of the said archbishop [sic] and his successors. xlvii, 142r.      
George Dunbar was mentioned in a sasine on 27 February 1581 27/2/1581: Instrument of sasine in favour of Alexander Innes of Crommy, of the barony of Plaidis, the bailiary of Tayne (Tain) and the mill of Skarde; on charter by Alexander Innes of Plaidis, containing a precept directed to George Dunbar of Avach, dated at Elgin, 15 February 1581, before these witnesses: John Annand of Murraistoune, John Innes in Leuchris, Anthony Stronoch in Elgin and sir John Gibsone (Gibson), rector of Unthank, notary public. Witnesses to sasine: Nicholas Innes in Scottistounehill, John Kennarde (Kennedy) of Salterhill, George Gordoune (Gordon) in [...] and Alexander Innes, son of John Innes in Blakhillis. Notary - Robert Innes, Caithness diocese. He was mentioned in the confirmation charter on 14 July 1584 relating to the late Alexander Dunbar.
     5 Mar 1585: Extract Registered Submission and Decreet Arbitral by George Dumbar of Avach and others arbitrators chosen on the part of William Ross of Priesthill now styled of Easter Fernie and James Dumbar of Tarbat and others arbitrators chosen on the part of David Monro of ettig for deciding on questions and debates betwixt the said William Ross and the said David Monro anent the commontie and property debatable betwixt the Lands of Delnie Balintraid and Priesthill.
     6 Jan 1585/6: Bond by William Ross of Preistishill and David Munro, tacksman of Delnie, to convene at the chapel of Delnie on 10 February 1585/6 and refer to arbiters the questions between them relating to the debatable land between the lands of Delnie, Ballintraid and Preistishill. Arbiters for said William Ross: George Dunbar of Avach, Mr. John Dunbar of Meftis, Alexander Baine of Tulloch, Robert Grahame, archdean of Ross, William Ross of Logie, and Mr. John Ross, parson of Loggie, Huchon Ross of Tollie and William Innes of Caurniss. Arbiters for the said David Munro; James Dunbar of Tarbart, John Vais of Lochslin, Andrew Munro of Davachcartie, and Donald Munro of Tarlicky. Witnesses: John Munro in Petchonachtie, Walter Ross, apparent of Ballamuchie, Huchon Ross, minister of Kincarne and Alexander Ross in the Milhill. George Dunbar witnessed charters between April 1586 and December 1586 in Falkland Palace, Fife. 29 April 1586 at Falkland: George Dunbar of Awach also witnessed charter from Prior to Alex Falconer de Halcartoun, etc. and on 14 July 1586 at Falkland: George Dunbar, rector of Kilmure witnessed charter from the Prior to Wm Gaderar & Jonette Dunbar his spouse, also mentions Gaderer issue. He was mentioned in the confirmation charter on 14 July 1586 relating to the late Alexander Dunbar. George and Rev David Dunbar were educated on 4 March 1586/87 in school, Scotland. Letters purchased at the instance of David Dunbar, son to George Dunbar of Avaich, against all and sundry the feuars, tenants, tacksmen and intromitters with the fermes of the mill of Kessok, for payment of 14 bolls bear pertaining to the Friars of Inverness gifted by the Sovereign "for the said complenaris support in sustening him at the scoillis for his better education in vertew and guid letters" and that for the space of 7 years. Decreet given in favour of the said pursuer.
     29 May 1588: ... Compeared Mr John Nicolson procurator for George Dunbar of Alvach, now Commissary of Ross, and Adam Dunbar his clerk of the said Commissariot, and produced copy of letters dated 26 Oct 1587, whereby they were summoned at the instance of Robert Innes Commissary Clerk of the same Commissariot, to bring their rights and titles to the said offices. As he did not compeir to follow up the action the said procurator protested that the said George & Adam should not be held to answer further in the matter tille of new summoned and their expenses refunded.
     George was a defendant in a court case on 8 February 1588/89. Letters purchased at the instance of Patrick Dunbar, son to George Dunbar of Awauch, against George Dunbar parson of Kilmure, and John Cuming in the chanonry of Ross the said Patrick having the gift of the escheat moveable goods and effects which pertained to the deceased John Wilsoun indweller in the chanonry of Ross, who was denounced rebell and put to the horn, for delivery of the said escheat effects by the said George Dunbar and the said John Cuming to the said pursuer. Decreet given against the defenders.
     29 May 1589. Charter by Wm. Keith of Delny, for payment by George Dunbar of Awach to Patrick Dunbar his eldest son, of the Wester Half Dawach called Wester Haldauch. With docquet of registration of 1655.
     9 March 1590 Chanonry of Ross: Ane weill conditionit zoung man callit Patrik Dunbar son and appeirand air to George Dunbar of Awache. (Mr George Dunbar was brother of John Dunbar of Bennetsfield (121).
     George Dunbar and Rev David Dunbar were mentioned in a civil court action on 4 August 1590. In the presence of the Lords of Council compeared Mr Olipher Colt procurator for the Provost, Bailies, council and community of the Burgh of Inverness and produced copy of Letters dated 6 Jan last where they on the one part, David Dunbar son to George Dunbar of Awach on the other part, John Gray son to the deceased Thomas Gray of Dundarwel, Kennoch McKenzie in Sudie on the third part, John Wylie writer to the Kings Chancellory on the fourth part, and Mr Robert Dowglas Provost of Lochleven, Collector General, and Patrick Davidsone his depute, on the fifth part, were summoned at the instance of Donald Sage fermorar and occupier of the mill of Kessok, touching the production before the Lords of Letters purchased at either of the said parties instance whereby every one of them has caused charge the said Donald to make payment for the fermes of the said mill of Kessok extending to 14 bolls victual. The said procurator protested that his clients should not be had to answer further in the matter till a new summoned which protest was admitted..
     George was a defendant in a court case on 10 December 1590 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. 10 December 1590: Letters purchased at the instance of Thomas Urquhart apparent of Drum.reanch, against George Dunbar of Awache, making mention that the said George had obtained letters against the said Thomas as oy and heir of the deceased Alexander Urqhart of Burdsyards by judicial act made in the Commissariot of Murray whereby the said deceased Alexander Urquhart became acted as cautioner for the deceased Sir Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock, Knight, to have made payment to the deceased Alexander Prior of Pluscardin of the sum of £320 to be transferred in the said George Dunbar as assignee lawfully consitute to the said act by the said deceased Prior, and in the said Thomas Urquhart oy and heir foresaid and for suspending the Letters obtained by the said George Dunbar. The Lords of Council supend the said Letters.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a confirmation charter on 14 August 1591 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. At Holyroodhouse: The King with agreement etc (10), - Confirmation charter George Dunbar, parson of Kilmuir, and Janet Thamesoun his spouse, - [qua/who?, for perimpletione [extinguish/prevent??] of the same contractus, sold to John Dumbar, his legitimate son, his heirs and assigns - three quarters town sue and lands of Avach, with the mill of Avach, its multures [payments for grinding the corn] & the right to pursue them?, with lie yair and salmon fishery of the same... Tenend: [Tenendus is the form of feudal tenure by which lands are held] of the King , in place of the Archbishop of Ross, in perpetual lease: with warrant of sasine directo David Jaksoun alias Young in Awach: Witness: Robert Graham, archdeacon of Ross, William Thamesoun burgen. of Rosmerkie ... 11 June 1591]: - As mentioned above ratification all charters by him/itself or the Archbishop of Ross, said George & John of above made; and said lands etc.. aforesaid John of nova dedit [new gift, but a term used in bankruptcy] :- Witness: as in other charters etc. xli 47.
     George was a defendant in a court case on 1 January 1591/92. Action at the instances of Mr David Chalmer of Ormount, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, against George Dunbar of Awach, Mr John & Patrick Dunbar of Meffis, and others, for the wrongous molestation of the said Mr David his tenants, servants and goods, in the peaceable bruiking of all and sundry the lands of Ochterflo mekle Suddie and Casteltoun of Ormount, lying within the lordship of Ardmanoch, diocese of Ross and Sheriffdom of Inverness; and to refund the damage and skaith sustained by the said pursuer. Cont. till 15 May next.
     George Dunbar and Rev David Dunbar were mentioned in a civil court action on 13 March 1591/92 in Avoch. 13 Mar 1591/2: Letters purchased at the instance of Alexander Clunneis in Dunskeoch and Finlay Munsoun portioner of Pitcalzune, against Thomas Davidsoun son to John Davidsoun tailor burgess of Edinburgh, on the one part, and David Dunbar, student, son to George Dunbar of Awach on the other part, touching the production of either or their provisions, letters, charters and rights whereby they claim the fen mails and duties of the complainers lands of Dunskeoch of the crop and year 1588. Cont till 12 June next.
     George Dunbar and Sir John Dunbar were mentioned in a deed dated 22 March 1591/92 in West Lothian (Linlithgowshire), Scotland. King with agreements etc. ... in feuholding surrenders to John Dunbar son of George Dunbar of Awach, his heirs & assigns, etc ... lands, house, outhouse, and garden of the parsonage of Kilmure infro collegium eccl. Ross. Alnes ... Containe ex north ... Roskene ... Kincairdin, etc.
     24 March 1591/2 at Holyroodhouse: Rex cum consensu ... Walter Ros ... lands Ferme ... cum precepto sasine directo George Dumbar de Avach ... Test: Walter Maver de Maverstoun, Jo Dunbar, scriba, Jo Dunbar, servitorus dicti Thome.
     27 April 1592: Assignation (registered in the Books of Council & Session 24 Nov 1592) by George Dunbar of Avache, parson of Kilmure, assignee to the sums of money & decreet comprising ... obtained by the deceased Alexander, Prior of Pluscarden, against the deceased Alexander Innes of Plaidis, concerning the comprised lands of Catboll - McCulloch & Pitkeandie, to Geo Sinclair of May 1 of the said decreet of comprising... Witnesses include John Dunbar, the grantor's son.
     Inhibition at the instance of George Sinclair of May against George Dumbar of lwache for the fulfiment of GC96/239.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a confirmation charter on 1 July 1596 in Lt Suddie, Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. Jul 1 1596 at Dumfermline: The King with advice etc. (45, 63, 61, 55, 47, 39, 37 51) issued confirmation that the late David Dunbar of Urquhart who for implemento contractus at Elgin in Moray dated 20 Aug 156_, - for 1200 merks full payment, and also for redemption of the lands of Urquhart with mill, sold to George Dunbar, rector of Kilmure, his heirs and assigns, (town &) lands of Litle Suddy exte[nden to dimediam davatum [half davoch?], with brewhouse & crofts near Inverness :-TENEND (sub reversione 1200 merc, said David & his legitimate male heirs of his body, procreatus solummodo, whom failing, said George his heirs and assigns quibuscunque) of Archbishop of Ross in feufarm :- REDDEND. said David unum den. albe firme ; & relevando said David of summis etx. in infeofamento dict. terrarum contentis :- RESERVATO vitali redditu said David & Grisel Leslie, eorumque diutius viventi :- with warrant of sasine directo James Lesly & Alex. Thomesoun :- TEST Master/Rev David Dunbar & Thos. Ros rectors of Cullycudden et Alnes... :- Apud Canoniam Rossen., 7 April 1568 :- And also charter (dicti) George Dunbar of Avache, [who sold to James Dunbar his legitimate son [the introductory clause adds quartogenito] - town etc. aforesaid : -TENEND said James & the legitimate male heirs of his body, whom failing, said George, his heirs and assigns quibuscunque reversuras, of the King virtute acti annexationis :- REDDEND devoiras in origanti charter feudifirme contentas: - with warrant of sasine directo John Dunbar apparent of Avache. TEST: Robt Grahame, archedeacon of Ross ... Adam Dunbar, public notary ... At Canonry of Ross 1 Mar 1595, etc.
     16 August 1597: Precept by George Dunbar, parson of Kilmure & Commissary of Ross, for the fulfilment by William Innes, portioner of Midgany, of his contract with George Sinclair of May.
     22 Aug 1598: Registration by Mr John Lermonth, advocate as procurator, of land by George Dumbar of Avache for Wm Thomesoun, burgess of the chanonry of Ros, 2000 merks, not to harm John Irwing of Kynnock. Subscribed at chanonry of Ros 14 Aug, before Robert Grahame, archdeacon of Ros, George Graham, his son, Robert Dumbar son to the said George, Alexander Dumbar his brother, & Mr James Lauder, minister at Sudly.
     Discharge (fragment) by George Dunbar, parson of Kilmoir, in favour of William Ross of Preisthill, for the mails of the lands of Preisthill and Uldell and the teinds of Ballatraid, dated 31 August 1598.
     George Dunbar and George Dunbar were mentioned in a deed dated 27 June 1601. Kenneth McKenzie of Kintail for George Dunbar of Avoch & George Dunbar apparent of Avoch, James Dunbar of Little Sudy, Mr David Dunbar, Robert, Gavin, Colene, Alexander and George Dunbar, sons of the said George Dunbar, not to harm Marjorie Ogilvie, relict of James Dunbar of Tarbert.
     1602: John Dunbar fiar of Awach, for George Dunbar of Avach his father 300 merks, to present before the King & Council upon 4 Nov next Jonet Thornetoun, daughter of David Thornton in the Chanonry of Ros, conform to the letters of horning directed against him. Said John Dunbar for James Dunbar of Little Sudy, Archibald Falconer in Fairmyln, Robert Gowane in Rosmerkie & Robert Dunbar, son of George Dunbar of Awach £100 each to answer before King & Council 4 Nov next to a complaint made against them by Mr George Munro chancellor of Ros and said Donald Thornton, touching the breaking up of the doors of the said chancellor's house, striking him and his son, taking Margaret Levingstoun the chancellor's spouse "out of hir naiket bed" and "streking of hir" and wounding Alexander Gray, the chancellor's servant & for the alleged ravishing of the said Jonet Thornton [fol.75a].
     1602 22 June Edinburgh: Mr John McKenzie, parson of Dingwall for Robert Grahame, archdeacon of Ros, £1000 and for
John Dunbar of Windiegowlis & feuar of Awach 1000 merks, not to harm Mr Geo Munro chancellor of Ros, Mr Geo Munro his son, Don Thornton merchant in chanonry of Ros, Mr James Lauder, minister at Suddie or James Logie, servitor to Mr Geo Moncrieff [Ibid. p.733].
     1602: Complaint by James Dunbar of Lt Sudy, Archibald Falconer in Fairmylne, Robert Gellane/Gollane in Rosmerkie & Robert Dunbar, son of George Dunbar of Avach: - They are decerned to be put to the horn for not answering complaint by Mr Geo Monro, chancellor of Ros, & Donald Thornton in Chanonry of Ros, touching their assault upon the said chancellor Mr Geo Munro, his son, Margaret Levingston his spouse, & Alexander Gray his servant & for the ravishing of Jonet Thornton, daughter of said Donald (ante p.411). Now as the complainers were never lawfully charged to answer, & did not know of the charge and as they have found caution each in £100 to answer, the letters of horning should be suspended. All (except Gellane) appearing the Lords suspend the letters & order James Dunbar to find caution in 500 merks, Archibald Falconer & Robert Dunbar either in 300 merks, in respect of the non-compearance of Robt Gellane, find the Act whereby John Dunbar fiar of Avach, became surety in £100 ... The 17 May next to George Dunbar of Avach for the entry of Jonet Thornton & in the meantime continue the letter of suspension obtained by him against her father and chancellor of Ros.
     1602: Hector Munro of Foulis ... not to harm
John Dunbar, fiar of Avach, Colene, Robert & George sons of George Dunbar of Avach.
     1602 Dec 10 at Edinburgh: Caution is given by Kenneth McKenzie of Kintail (who had been admitted PC the previoius day] for James Dunbar of Lt Sudy & John Dunbar fiar of Avach in 200 merks each that by 1 Feb next they shall obtain relaxation for the following hornings used against them a the instance of Mr Geo Munro chancellor of Ros, all dated 13 Nov last viz 1. horning for non-payment of £40 contained in a protest obtained by him against them, 2. ... against James for not paying ...
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     George Dunbar and Colin Dunbar were mentioned in a civil court action in 1602. At the instance of Mr George Monro, chancellor of Ros & Donald Thorneton in the chanonry of Ross to ... against McKenzies, George Dunbar of Awach, Commissary of Ross, Robert Grahame, archdeacon of Ross, Colene Dunbar, son of the laird of Avach ... Charge given to John Dunbar of Windiegoullis... James Dunbar of Little Suddy, Colene & Robert Dunbar sons to George Dunbar of Awach, George Dunbar of Awach ... Grahame & Colene Dumbar ... [abducted] Jonet Thornton (daughter of Donald)... John, James, Mr David, Colene & George Dumbarris, sons of George Dumbar of Avach ... Archibald Falcouner in Fernychtie, son-in-law of George Dunbar of Awach ... Rory Urquhart servitor to Gavin Dunbar, son of George Dunbar of Avach & others ... monstrous acts ... James Dunbar of Little Suddie, Colene & Robert Dunbar sons of George D of Awach, George Dunbar of Awach ... his said 5 sons. ... They excuse George Dunbar in respect of his age and inability to travel but ordain him to be denounced rebel for not having produced the said Jonet.
     George died before 19 February 1607 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. He was alive on 15 Feb 1607 but his son John was styled 'of Awach' on the following 26 March.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a confirmation charter on 19 February 1607 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. Re three quarters of the town & land etc..
He was rector of Kilmuir Wester by 12 Nov 1552. He had a feu-ferme charter of three quarters of Avoch from Bishop Henry Sinclair's commissioner, 23 July 1563. Little Suddie, which he purchased from John Dunbar of Bennetsfield's son David (183), 7 April 1568, came into his hands after the death of David's widow Grissel Leslie in Feb 1596. He is recorded between 7 Nov 1555 and 15 August 1606. He was a frequent litigatant and arbiter, being involved in the Cadboll affair (see 211), the Meikle Tarrel inheritance (52), the Denoon inheritance (14) and the action by Nicholas Ross of Dunskaith against the lairds of Balnagown (see 165). He was still alive on 15 Feb 1607 , but his son John was styled "of Avach" on the following 26 March . Mr George's 1563 charter of Avoch (see above) gave the succession to his 'natural sons' George and Patrick. They were the sons of Jonet Thomson, to whom their father gave a liferent of the manse of Kilmuir in chanonry, with succession to her three sons George, Patrick and John . Jonet was later called Mr George's wife (11 June 1591). Patrick, like his elder brother George, predeceased his father.
The above records suggest that he had two sons called George, and the younger may have been the George Dunbar who went to Ireland and possibly the brother who is mentioned as being on John's property there
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          A 1608-10 document mentions Mr David & James sons of the late George Dunbar of Avach.
     Acknowledgement and Obligation by Alexander Mackenzie of Kynock, dated 20 May 1614, Whereby on the narrative that he had received from the Right Honourable Thomas Urquhart of Cromartie an assedation of the Teind Sheaves of the Town and Lands of Incherorie and Dawchinaclere granted by the deceased Robert Grahame Archdean of Ross to George Dunbar of Awache for the lifetime of the latter and the lifetime of his assignee he becomes bound to redeliver the same.
     7 Jan 1627: Assignation by Gavine Dunbar, son of the late George Dunbar of Avache, To Robert Innes of that Ilk, of Bond for 600 merks, dated 7 July 1621, by John Monro of Ferne and Minister at Tarbet and Cautioners.      
George Dunbar was mentioned in a sasine in Knockmuir, Avoch. A sasine dated between 1679 & 1684 mentions John Dunbar of Lanesborough (Lanesborrow) co. Langford, Ireland, son of George Dunbar of Knockmuir [Avoch].

Children of George Dunbar and Janet Thomson

Children of George Dunbar

George Dunbar

(before 1399 - after 1431)
     George, who is named as a witness in one of his father's charters, with his two brothers, on 1 November 1423. He styles himself second son of George, Earl of March, in writs by himself for infefting his kinsman Hugh de Spensa, or Spens, in the lands of Chirnside, co. Berwick, on 8 April and 15 November 1431.
. George Dunbar was born before 1399 in Scotland. He was the son of George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) and Beatrix Unknown (Dunbar).
     George Dunbar married Janet Seton, daughter of Sir William Seton and Janet Fleming, before 3 March 1413/14.
     George died after 1431.