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. 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 resided 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
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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 List of 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 limestone 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.
George Dunbar 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 resided 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)
      A Retour dated 19 April 1681 for Ross & Cromarty states:Joannes [John] Dunbar, heir Magistri [Master/Rev] of Knockmure, his father - in parte villae et terrarum de Knockmure cum decimus, infra parochiam de Alvach. E[xtent]. 1 d. albae firmae [lands held for a peppercorn rent]. Retours are often much later than the death, but this seems far too late. 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.
The Ross Cromarty Heritage org states: At the Reformation, George Dunbar was parson of Kilmuir, the value of parsonage and vicarage of Kilmuir then, as retoured by him to the collector of thirds, being 100 marks £66 13s 4d yearly. Later he was Commissioner of Ross, dealing with teinds under Bishops' jurisdiction. These Commissioners were appointed by the King, and had a seat and vote in Parliament. George Dunbar was evidently of the type of "The Vicar of Bray". He joined the Reformers in 1560, and in 1596, when James VI. introduced Episcopacy into Scotland he retained his benefice and was both "Commissioner of Ross" and "parsone of Kilmuir", although between 1560 and 1585, Alexander Sutherland, William Ross, Neil Munro and John Munro were successively presented to the Kilmuir living. Possibly Dunbar drew the stipend and made a small allowance to these men to do the work of the parish in his absence, this being a custom in many parts of the country..
Meldrum stated: At the Reformation, George Dunbar was parson of Kilmuir, the value of parsonage and vicarage of Kilmuir then, as retoured by him to the collector of thirds, being 100 marks £66 13s 4d yearly. Later he was Commissioner of Ross, dealing with teinds under Bishops' jurisdiction. These Commissioners were appointed by the King, and had a seat and vote in Parliament. George Dunbar was evidently of the type of "The Vicar of Bray". He joined the Reformers in 1560, and in 1596, when James VI. introduced Episcopacy into Scotland he retained his benefice and was both "Commissioner of Ross" and "parsone of Kilmuir", although between 1560 and 1585, Alexander Sutherland, William Ross, Neil Munro and John Munro were successively presented to the Kilmuir living. Possibly Dunbar drew the stipend and made a small allowance to these men to do the work of the parish in his absence, this being a custom in many parts of the country..
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. A confirmation of charter dated 14 July 1584 & 15/18 July at Falkland: George Dunbar, rectore de Kilmure witnessed confirmation of charter per Alexander Dunbar, Prior of Pluscarden ... to John Dunbar tonsori [but introductory clause "chirurgo"] lands of Ballinlonen, etc. Tenend: dicto Jo. and heirs male, q.d. John Dunbar fratri Patrick Dunbar de Sanquhair & heirs, etc.
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. 14 July 1586 at Falkland: Confirmation charter made by late Alex. Prior of Pluscarden, & his convent - qua ad feudifirmam dimiserunt M. John Dumbar, natural son of the late John Dumbar of Benethfeild, - town and lands of Over & Nether (Wester) Meftis, with brewhouse & 3 accris, in the barony and regality of Urquhart, near Elgin & Forres: TENEND. said M. Jo.[ & his legitimate heirs male of his body, whom failing to, David Dunbar of Bennetsfield & his heirs (as above), q.d.. George Dunbar, brother germane of the said late John, & his heirs etc., q.d. Patrick Dunbar of Sanquhair & his heirs, q.d. Robert Dunbar, of Durris & his heirs, of said monast ; with communi pastura a terris arabilus de Lucharis ad boream; cum ...REDDEND pro Ovir Meftis .... 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. He was mentioned as deceased in the confirmation charter dated on 19 February 1607 to Sir John Dunbar. 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.

George Dunbar

(before 1511 - )
     George Dunbar was born illegitimate before 1511 in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. George was legitimated with his brothers on 6th March 1539/40 as natural sons of the late Patrick Dunbar.
He may be the same person as George of Avoch/Kilmuir. He was the son of Patrick Dunbar.
     George Dunbar and Gavin 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.
George Dunbar, probably brother of David Dunbar, min. of Cullicudden ; 1 vicar from 1560 to 1566, having been presented by Queen Mary in 1549, and had evidently conformed at Reformation.

George Dunbar

     George Dunbar was born. He was unmarried. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar.

George Dunbar

(before 1557 - between 1601 and 1607)
     George Dunbar was born before 1557. He was the eldest natural son but predeceased his father! There is great confusion here and much more work needs to be done. He was the son of George Dunbar and Janet Thomson. George, was granted property in a deed dated 9 November 1557. 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.
     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 died between 1601 and 1607. Described as "Apparent of Avoch" 27 June 1601. But he was supposed to have predeceased his father, as his brother John succeeded. Possibly he had a son George who is mentioned in 1614 and possibly in 1619.
     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.
     George Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 12 December 1606 in Chanonry, Ross & Cromarty. 1606-11 confirmation charter Eufamie Robertson ... witnessed by George Dunbar filio Georgii Dunbar de Avache ... at Canoniam 12 Dec 1606.
     George was a plaintiff in a civil court case on 29 November 1614. 1614 29 Nov at Edinburgh: Complaint by George Dunbar of Avach, and Robert Dunbar his tutor as follows: The said George holds hereditably all & whole the lands of Avach. Of late Mr John Mckenzie, archdeacon of Ros and minister of Killernan ... has begun to trouble pursuer ... c.50 armed men cut down unripe bere & oats on his land ... Charge was proven & defender to pay fine of £100 to the crown. [This probably refers to his son.].
They was naturalized on 12 February 1618/19. 12 Feb 16 Jas I: Grant of denization to John Dunbarr, esq. Jas Dunbarr, his son, Alex. and Geo. Dunbar, Tho. Graham, Arch. Acheson of Clancarny, Pat. Acheson, his son, Jennet Acheson, otherwise Lindsey of Tullaghoge, Jas. Aughmowty of Drombarry, Edw. Maxwell of Lisdromch... Will Carcott of Crumcrowe, Will. Conningham the same... Geo Smelhome, Jerome Lindsey ... all of Scotch birth or blood, whereby they are released from the yoke of servitude of the Scotch, Irish or any other nation or blood, and entitled to enjoy all the rights of Englishmen 12 Feb 16th.
A denizen was generally a person resolved to remain in Ireland and protect himself and his acquisitions by legal process. He could use the law courts but was unqualified to held any office of trust, civil or military, and was incapable of receiving any grants from the Crown. Needless to say he was debarred from becoming a member of the Council or a Parliament. [Although denization is the word used in the grant it is known that James I conferred "naturalization".] Note that a John Dunbar of Carrickfergus (Antrim) was naturalized Nov 28, 1617.
Indenture dated 1 Nov 1620 William Hall, assigned the premises (tate of Dromara and the tate of Aghasillus) to George Deinbarr, esquire. George Dunbarre did not take the oath.
     George resided at Braugh, Fermanagh, 1637. He also held Killybeg and ? Comehill.
     George died after 1637.
Renunciation by George Dunbar and his daughters of the town and lands of Kilmuir Wester called the Mains of Kilmuir on 19 July 1655. Relationship not clear.
     George Dunbar and James Somerville were mentioned in a civil court action on 24 May 1671. Chancery bill, between Irwin pltf & Callwell & Somerville defts: Christopher Irwin of Edinburgh, Doctor of Physic, sheweth that William Cathcart of Bardonagh, co. Fermanagh, was about 1614 possessed of Dromcroe, Drumborony, Courtloone and Turnagowan in the proportion of Dromcroe, together with the barrs of the mountains in the barony of Magheraboy by lease of 61 years to him made by John Dunbar kt, at £10 per acre. About 1639 William Cathcart did sell the said lands, together with the barrs of the mountains thereto belonging for the remainder of the term for the sum of £300, paid to him by Christopher Irwin of Lowtherstown, dec. father of your orator. He further sheweth that Geo Dunbar of Braugh in the said county, gent. brother of the sd John Dunbar, being seized of one great tate of land called the Braugh, together with Killybeg and ? Comehill, being barrs of the mountains thereto belonging, did jointly with his brother John Dunbar, enfeofe Christopher Irwin of the same in 1637. Your orator's father in 1639, in consideration of the marriage of your orator, with Margaret Wishart, daughter of James Wishart of Glenteverin in the said county, settled said lands and said lease on your orator, who continued in quiet possession till the rebellion of 1641. Orator's father had some years before his death become bound to Sir Gerard Lowther for a debt of £50 due by Mary Callwell, widow, afterwards married to Henry Longford of Enniskillen, which he (Irwin) had to pay. Some controversy having arisen between Longford and himself, the whole matter was referred to Dean Bartley of Clogher, and Mr Hugh Bartley of Lifford co. Donegal, clerk, who ordered Longford to repay to Christopher Irwin, the £50, which was accordingly done, yet in 1653 Longford made his complaint to one Colonel Barrow, a colonel under the usurped powers, who committed Chr. Irwin to gaol, till he should either repay the £50, or give surety to abide by an arbitration. Thereupon Chr. Irwin did about the 10 June 1653, did engage the quarterland great tate and the premises to Henry and Mary Longford & James Callwell, son of the said Mary, with the condition that if Christopher Irwin should not bring his arbitrator, Major Hugh Ross, to Enniskillen, to end all differences between the said parties, and to stand to certain arbitrators not named in the deed, or to an umpire to be chosen, the the said deed of mortgage to remain in full force. No award was ever made; yet Henry and Mary Longford, (who took the management upon her), got possession of the said lands; and Henry being deceased, she made them over to James Callwell, who sold them to Richard Dunbar, late of Derrygonnelly, grandchild to said John Dunbar; who left the four great tates or quarterland of Drumcroe & Drumborony, Callone, Turmagowan and Barwinlahorke, with the barrs of the mountains, between Dame Anna Catherina Hamilton alias Dunbar, his widow and relict, since married to James Somerwell of Tullykelter and Catherine Dunbar, an infant of about 3 years of age, daughter of Sir Richard & Anna Catherina; and the other great tate of Braugh to William Dunbar of Kilcow, co. Fermanagh. He therefor prays that they may be put upon their title by oath etc.
Tack of the vicarage and small teinds of Kilmuir Wester, Pitlundy and Sligo, by George Dunbar, minister at Kilmuir, to Roderick MacKenzie of Kilmuir 26 Apr 1672.

George Dunbar

     George Dunbar was the son of Patrick Dunbar.

George Dunbar

(before 1600 - )
     George Dunbar was also known as George Dunbar (of Newtoun & Avoch) in records. He was born before 1600 in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of James Dunbar. George Dunbar was served heir to James Dunbar on 16 December 1621 in Blairfoid, Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. George Dunbar, heir of James Dunbar of Newtown, his father - in a piece of moor called Blairsyde (or Blairfoyde) otherwise Newtown of … lying next to the lands of Killen, within thelordship of Ardmeanoche and the sheriffdom of Innerness, with common pasture on the hills called Mulboy and Ordhill: Old Extent 3 shillings, New Extent 12 shillings. - the lands and manses written below within the bounds of the canonry of Ross, burgh of Rosemarkie et sheriffdom aforesaid, namely the lands belonging to the chaplainry of Alnes (or Alves) within the bounds aforesaid: Extent 42 shillings and 2 shillings in augmentation: - the manse and garden of the same of Kilmuir Eister in the canonry of Ross:
Extent 2s. 4d. - the manse and garden of the rector of Roskene in the said canonry: Extent 2s. 4d. - the house and lands of Suddie commonly called the lands of Meikle Suddie: Extent £13, 4s. et cetera - a brewery commonly called the Ailhouse and croft of the same: Extent 3?s - the mill of Suddie, multures and the sequels of the same, with Carsswairdis: Extent of 18 bolls of victual, et cetera -
within the Lordship of Ardmeanoche and county of Ross: - 3
fourth parts of the town and kirklands of Awache, extending
to 6 oxgangs of a davach of land, with the mill of the town
of Avache: Extent £6 et cetera - the alehouse of Avache and its crofts, with the yair and salmon fishing if it happens to occur with wrack and wair and the groves and woods, in the diocese of Ross: - Extent 25 shillings et cetera - the town and lands of Killen with the tithes included, extending to half a davach of land, within the parish of Avache, - [Old] extent 8 shillings. New Extent 30 shillings.

Blairfoid and Killen are in the parish of Avoch. The O. S. name books [1848-1852] state: This name is applied to a small cultivated district containing several small farm houses with suitable offices, part attached and detached the buildings are all one storey high thatched and in very meddling repair. It is the property of James Fletcher, Esq., Rosehaugh. George Dunbar was served heir to James Dunbar on 13 September 1625 in Suddie, Kilmuir Wester. Georgius Dunbar, heir of Jacobus Dunbar de Newtoun patris, in villa et teris de Suddie vulgo vocatis terris de Meikle Suddie ... Extenet. 13l 4s etc feudifermae: bruerio, Ailhouse et crofta de Suddie: -Extent 32s.feudiferme: molendino de Suddie cum multuis, etc. Extenet 18 bolle victfualium, etc ferdiferme: infra dominium de Ardmeanoch, comitatum Rossiae et vicecomitatum de Innerness..
13 September 13 1625: #70 - Georgius Dumbar, heir Jacobi Dunbar de Newtoun, patris - in villa et terris de Suddie vulgo vocatis terris de Miekle Suddie: _E. 13/4/- etc. feudiferme: - bruerio, Ailhouse et crofta de Suddie : - E.32/- feudiferme : - molendino de Suddie cum multuris, etc. - E. 18 bolle victualium, etc. feudiferme : infra dominium de Ardmeanoch, comitatum Rossiae et vicecomitatum de Inverness. ix,262.. George Dunbar was heir to James Dunbar in October 1627. Sasine of George Dunbar, son of the late James Dunbar of Newtoun ... Suddie.

George Dunbar

(before 1483 - )
     George died in Scotland. George was a clergyman at Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was born before 1483 in Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland. He was the son of Sir John Dunbar and Margaret Dunbar (Dunbar).

George Dunbar

     George Dunbar was born in Scotland. He was the son of James Dunbar.

George Dunbar

     George Dunbar was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Jane Burnett. George was a MD in India.
     George died in India.

George Dunbar

(27 September 1635 - )
     George Dunbar was christened on 27 September 1635 in Dyke, Moray. He was the son of James Dunbar and Janet Pyper.

George Dunbar

(4 October 1636 - )
     George Dunbar was christened on 4 October 1636 in Dyke, Moray. He is also listed as being baptised 27 Sep 1635. He was the son of James Dunbar and Janet Pyper.

George Dunbar

(21 August 1684 - )
     George Dunbar was born on 21 August 1684 in Alves, Moray. He was the son of Archibald Dunbar and Katherine Innes. George Dunbar was christened on 23 August 1684 in Alves.

George Dunbar

(1870 or 1877? - 1948?)
     George Dunbar was born in 1870 or 1877?. I assume him to be one of the family because of his son's name, but to date I have not found the link. He may be the George son of Thomas Girvan Dunbar & Mary (nee Hampkin) born in 1870, or come from somewhere other than Queensland. He seems too young to be the son of Frederick Kane Dunbar in 1880 and he does not share the Vivian ancestry..
George Dunbar was listed in a directory dated 1892 as R Dunbar, traffic manager, railways; 1872 appointed asst registrar of BDMs, Ipswich at Rockhampton.
George Dunbar married Catherine Matilda Davis in 1897 in Queensland.
     George resided at Gladstone St, Rockhampton, 1915.
     George and George were registered at 91 Gladstone St, Rockhampton, on the 1925 electoral roll.
     George died in 1948? In Queensland.

Children of George Dunbar and Catherine Matilda Davis

George Dunbar

(before 1610 - )
     George Dunbar was born before 1610. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar.
He was admitted Burgess of Forres 13 August 1638.

George Dunbar

(circa 1822 - December 1850)
     George Dunbar was born circa 1822. He was the son of Sir James Dunbar 1st Bart of Boath and Helen Coull.
     George died in December 1850. The Forres, Elgin & Nairn gazette Sat Jan 4 1851 reported:
Died, at Woolwich, on the 6th ult, George S Dunbar, 1st Lt, Royal Marines, third son of the late Sir James Dunbar, Baronet of Boath, aged 28.

George Dunbar

     George Dunbar was the son of James Dunbar. George Dunbar was served heir to James Dunbar on 16 December 1621. . George Dunbar was served heir to James Dunbar on 13 September 1625. .

George Dunbar

Child of George Dunbar

George Dunbar

(before 1620? - )
     George Dunbar was born before 1620?.
     George was a Burgess in Inverness in 1651.
Disposition by John Munro of Lemlawe, dated 25 April 1651, to George Dunbar, burgess of Inverness, and Janet, Margaret, Marjorie and Marie Dunbar, his daughters, of the liferent of that part and portion of the town and lands of Kilmuir Wester called the Mains of Kilmuir.
Instrument of sasine dated 19 Aug 1651, in favour of George Dunbar, burgess of Inverness, and Janet, Margaret, Marjorie and Marie Dunbar, his daughters, of the Mains of Kilmuir Wester.
On 19 July 1655 there was a renunciation by George Dunbar and his daughters of the town and lands of Kilmuir Wester called the Mains of Kilmuir.
He may the one mentioned on 27 Apr 1672: Tack of the vicarage and small teinds of Kilmuir Wester, Pitlundy and Sligo, by George Dunbar, minister at Kilmuir, to Roderick MacKenzie of Kilmuir.

Rev George Dunbar

(before 1515 - )
     Rev George Dunbar was born before 1515 in Ross & Cromarty. George He was parson in 1537, minister in 1560, then reader in 1571. [Reg. Abbrev. Feu Charters of Chruch Lands, ii, 278]. He was succeeded in 1589 by William Ross Thomassoun at Kilmuir Easter, Ross & Cromarty, in 1537. He was buried circa 1569 in Ross & Cromarty.

Rev (Magistri) George Dunbar

( - before April 1681)
     George died before April 1681 in Knockmuir, Avoch, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He's heir was John Dunbar on 19 April 1681 in Avoch, Ross & Cromarty. .

Child of Rev (Magistri) George Dunbar

George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March)

(circa 1370 - between 1455 and 1457)
     George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) was born circa 1370 in Scotland. He succeeded as the 10th and last Earl of March. He was the son of George Dunbar 10th Earl of March and Christiana Wardlaw.
George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) married Beatrix Unknown (Dunbar). He also married Alicia Hay.
George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) was mentioned on 23 November 1411.
He succeeded his father in [1420] as Earl of Dunbar. James II King of Scotland seized his lands in 1434 on the pretence of the invalidity of the pardon granted to his father in 1409, confirmed by parliament 10 Jan 1435 when his title and estates were declared forfeited. At the same time, the king conferred on him the empty title of Earl of Buchan which he never used. He fled to England[1617]. m BEATRICE, daughter of --- (-before 1421). [1618]Betrothed (Papal dispensation 7 Aug 1421) to ALICE Hay, daughter of WILLIAM Hay of Locherwort and Yester & his wife Alice [de la Haye of Erroll]. The Papal dispensation for the marriage of "Georgii de Dunbar comitis Marchiarum regni Scotie" and "Halysie Wilhelim de Haya militis quondam domini de Uhestyr nate", issued by Pope Martin V, is dated 7 Aug 1421[1619]. She later married Gilbert de la Haye of Erroll. See: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc359672007.
On 7 August 1421 he had a dispensation to marry Alicia, daughter of Sir William Hay of Yester, though it is doubtful the marriage took place. He was knighted in 1424.
In 1434 the seized the castle of Dunbar and the parliament of Perth having declared the forfeiture of the earl, confiscated his estate, and annexed it to the crown. The estate of Kilconquhar in Perth, being held under the bishop of St Andrews, was saved from forfeiture. King Henry IV gave the fugitive earl a grant ... where he is called Sir George de Dunbar, Kt. His only son Patrick, styled of Kilconquhar, was father of Patrick Dunbar who married Janet, youngest of the 3 co-heirs of Patrick Dunbar of Mochrum, and got, as his share, Mochrum Loch. ... The families of Dunbar now existing are derived from Sir Alex Dunbar of Westfield, sheriff of Moray, which estate he got from his sister, the heir to her father James Dunbar, 5th Earl of Moray which see [Burke's Extinct & dormant peerage, p.607].
     George, eleventh and last of the Earls of Dunbar, is first named in 1385, when he was in command of the garrison of Cockburnspath, and was permitted to buy victual in England. On 27 March 1390, King Robert II granted to him all wards and reliefs, and his own marriage when it should happen, due from the earldom of March and tile lordship of Annandale. Failing the ward, etc., of George himself, the King granted the same to his other brothers living, as the order of their age required, to Wawan (or Gavin), Colin, Patrick, or John. In March 1399, he had a safe-conduct to go 'beyond seas, but he is included with the other members of his family in August 1100, when they left Scotland. Passing by some minor notices of him, it is not clear when he succeeded his father, but he was certainly Earl 31 March 1423, and later, when he is named as such in several charters relating to the barony of Tibbers and other lands. It is probably he who, after a long interval of silence, is named in the English records, on 17 February 1423, as a commissioner to treat of the liberation of King James I, and he continues to be named in connection with the King's release. His eldest son was also for some time a hostage.' He was one of those who, under the King's presidency, tried and condemned the Regent Murdac, Duke of Albany, and his family to death. He himself seems to have lived peacefully and loyally, and taken little part in public life; but in 1433, according to Bower, in pursuance of the King's policy of enriching the Crown at the expense of the greater nobles, he was warded in Edinburgh Castle, and his castle of Dunbar was seized. In the following year Parliament declared his earldom and estates to be forfeited to the Crown, but the reasons for this are not given in any extant record, though Bower, who gives the date of the Parliament as 7 August 1434, says it was on account of his father's misdeeds. The Earl submitted quietly to his deprivation, and henceforth resided on his estate of Kilconquhar, in Fife, which being held of the Bishop of St. Andrews, was not affected by the forfeiture. He is henceforth referred to as Sir George Dunbar of Kilconquhar, and survived until 4 August 1455, when he was residing at Kilconquhar, but probably died not long after that date.
His seal, which he used even after his forfeiture, shows a shield bearing a lion rampant within a bordure charged with eight roses.' Crest, On a tilting helmet with capeline and coronet, a horse's head bridled. Supporters, Two lions sejant guardant with a tree behind each. Legend, 'SIGILLUM GEORGII DE DUNBAR- COMITIS MARCHIE'.
     George resided at Kilconquhar, Fife, 4 August 1455. He probably died shortly after.
     George died between 1455 and 1457 in Fife, Scotland.

Children of George Dunbar (10/11th Earl of Dunbar & March) and Beatrix Unknown (Dunbar)

George Dunbar (of Asleisk?)

(say 1530 - 13 August 1607)
     George Dunbar (of Asleisk?) was born say 1530.
He acvquired the property by the will of James Dunbar of Meft. A document dated 17 Sep 1572, titled "Inventare of the rights belonging to George Dumbar of Asleisk: which includes "item a charter be Mr James Dumbar of Meftis to George Dumbar in Wester Alves and his aires and assignaye, of the lands of Asleisk, as also the lands of Drum of Pluscarden, with the foggit, usage and want, with the parts, pendicles, and the rest of the pertinents of the same land in the Baronie of Sanquhar".
In 1574 he was appointed Mair of the Earldom of Moray, a post which had been previously held by Alexander Anderson, who although designated 'of Pittensair" actually lived at Wester Alves.
In 1588 Geroge pleaded exemption from being required to travel between Edinburgh and Alves: George Dunbar of Asleisk is ane weik seiklie man vixit with infirmitie inhis heid and uthiris diseases and tharwith weill past in aie quhaitrow he 'may not guidlie indure travel...".
     George resided at Asleisk?, Alves, Moray, 1604. He received Askleisk in the will of James Dunbar of Meft, adopted the title "of Asleisk."
George Dunbar (of Asleisk?) was mentioned on 21 January 1604.
In 1606, George Dunbar was succeeded in the mairship of Moray by his son Robert.
     George died on 13 August 1607 in Asleisk, Alves, Moray. Hic jacent honorabilis viri Georgius Dunbar de Asleisk qui obit 13 die mensis August 1607 et Alexander Dunbar filius senior de George qui obiit … mensis Maii 1600 [Dunbar arms].
Also adjacent at Alves, a memorial metntioning Maister James Dunbar of ewton... Ob 12 Dec 1604? ... Honorable woman Margaret...
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On 30 Sep 1608 the lands of Asleisk passed to George's grandson Alexander. By 1650 the lands had passed into the hands of the Brodie family.
George Dunbar (of Asleisk?) was mentioned on 20 January 1609.

Children of George Dunbar (of Asleisk?)

George Dunbar (of Castlefield)

( - 1665)
     George Dunbar (of Castlefield) was the son of Unknown Dunbar.
     George resided at Castlefeld, Cullen, Banffshire.
George Dunbar (of Castlefield) married Elizabeth Lawtie before 1665.
     George died in 1665.

George Dunbar 10th Earl of March

(circa 1336 - between 1416 and 1420)
     George Dunbar 10th Earl of March was born circa 1336 in Scotland. John Ravilious states he was born c. 1340. George Dunbar was a 7th cousin twice removed of King Erik X and he was a 4th cousin twice removed of Philippa of Lancaster, the wife of Erik X.
He was the nephew of both Patrick & Agnes, siblings of his parents, and succeeded as 9/10th Earl. He was the son of Sir Patrick Dunbar and Isabella Randolph.
See Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for an account of his life and also http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc359672007 which states: He succeeded as Earl of Dunbar in 1368, following the resignation of his great uncle and re-grant of the earldom in his favour. Robert II King of Scotland confirmed the property of "Georgii de Dunbarr comitis Marchie consanguinei nostri" by undated charter which names "dñm Jacobum de Douglas milite dñm de Dalketh…[et] sororem nostram Agnetem de Dunbarr… uxorem"[1616]. After the repudiation of the betrothal of his daughter Elizabeth to David Stewart Duke of Rothesay, Earl George renounced his allegiance to the Scots 25 Jul 1400 and joined the English. Henry IV King of England granted him the forfeited estates of Lord Bardolf 14 Sep 1402. He was restored in Scotland by charter 2 Oct 1409, after resigning the lordship of Annandale..
George Dunbar 10th Earl of March married Christiana Wardlaw. Or, he married CHRISTIAN Seton, daughter of ALAN de Seton [formerly Wintoun] & his wife Margaret Seton Lady of Seton (-after 7 Mar 1402).
His first appearance on record is in 1363, when, on 28 June, King David II confirmed to him a grant of one-half of the baronies of Tibbers and Morton, in Dumfriesshire, which Patrick, Earl of March, and Agnes, his wife, had resigned, in his favour. These were Randolph estates, and the Earl and Countess therefore only resigned one-half, while the other no doubt was inherited from his mother.
In May in 1367 he was a witness to a charter by Earl Patrick and his wife to the monks of Durham, where he is described as their 'cousin'.
On 25 July 1368 he received from King David II two charters, the first of the baronies of Cumnock, Blantyre, Glenken, and Mochrum, in the counties of Ayr and Lanark, and 'sheriffdom of Dumfries,' resigned by Patrick of Dunbar, Knight, last Earl of March, and the second of the earldom of March, also resigned by the last Earl. The terms used seem to imply that Earl Patrick was still alive, but no longer Earl, and the references to the Earl of March after the above date appear to relate to George.
     George resided at Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland, from 1368. In 1368 he received the baronies of Cumnock, Blantyre, Glenken & Mochrum, etc.
Patrick, Earl of Dunbar (cousin of George according to many, great-uncle according to others) resigned the earldom to King David II, evidently in early 1368. George Dunbar then had a charter from King David II granting him the Earldom of March, dated at Stirling, 25 Jul 1368. This was a resignation and regrant with a special destination. This was a very common matter with Scottish peerages. Just because the mechanism used in these cases was a resignation and regrant does not mean that the title ceased to exist and that a new title was granted. Resignations and regrants were often also used to have a confirmation of the family in their lands. There would have been no purpose in the regrant to George, if he had been the heir in any case. There does not appear to have been a contest between George and the "true" heir, in the person of another Dunbar. However, if Sir Patrick Hepburn of Hailes did in fact marry the daughter and eventual heiress of Patrick Earl of Dunbar, then there was every reason why the Earl might have wanted the title to stay in the Dunbar family, rather than go to the Hepburns.
Of course later the Hepburns were a proud and prominent family, but the Hailes branch were junior to the Waughton branch - the article in SP does not unravel the relationship - and I suspect it would not have been seen as a "good" or at least good enough marriage at the time.
The Dunbars in later times were notable for always marrying off heiresses within the name, to consolidate their power block; this was of course the main reason for (partially) disinheriting heiresses, usually by a tailzie to heirs male.
He was certainly Earl in June 1369, and he appears in Parliament in March 1369 and February and October 1370. After the accession of King Robert II the Earl was present in Parliament when the Act of Succession was passed, 27 March 1371, and his seal is still affixed to it and to the Act of Confirmation on 4 April 1373. He seems to have resented greatly the presence of the English in his family estate of Annandale, and grievous complaints were made to Edward III in 1376, by the English Chamberlain of Lochmaben Castle, that the rents suffered from the Earl's depredations, which had evidently been made in 1375. In 1377 the Earl of Northumberland complained to the King of Scots as to violence done by the Earl of March at Roxburgh'.
He was referred to in contemporary sources by 1370-90 as Lord of Annandale and the Isle of Man; Warden of the Marches 1372; took command of the Scots at Otterburn in 1388 after the death of 'Black Douglas"; renounced his allegiance to Robert III in 1400 on that King's eldest son and heir the Duke of Rothesay breaking off his engagement to the 9th Earl's daughter Elizabeth, sided with the English and fought for Henry IV at the Battles of Homildon Hill (defeat of Scots by Harry Hotspur) 1402 and Shrewsbury (against Harry Hotspur, now in rebellion) 1403; after Robert III's death in 1406 the 9th Earl negotiated with the Regent a renewal of allegiance to the Scottish Crown, though at the price of the Lordship of Annandale among other possessions.
Charter by George Dunbar, earl of March and lord of Annandale adn Man, to Sir John Edmundiston, kt, re land at Smale, etc. Witnessed by John Dunbar, earl of Moray, granter's brother.
The barony of Cumnock was transferred to David Dunbar of Enterkin, a kinsman [1375?].
In April 1378 the Earl of Northumberland complained that the Earls of March, Douglas, and others were harassing the English borders, and from a list of lands in 1380, taken from the English, it appears that these nobles, and particularly March, had recovered considerable portions of their estates.
A later exploit of the Earl's was the capture of the Baron of Greystock, who was appointed keeper of Roxburgh Castle, an event which has been assigned to the year 1384, but must have taken place before November 1382. The Earl was one of the leaders under the Earl of Douglas, in the famous raid into England which ended in the battle of Otterburn on 5 August 1388. After the death of Douglas, March pressed forward with his division, and fought 'right valiantly,' as Froissart has it, so pressing upon the English forces that they gave way.
In the first part of the year 1400 the Earl's friendly relations to King Robert III underwent a change, owing to the bad faith shown to his daughter by the Duke of Rothesay. In February 1400 the Earl wrote the English King telling him of the insult to his daughter, and desiring a safe-conduct that he might have a personal interview. He also claimed kinship with the King, through their mutual Comyn descent. Henry IV, in the following June, gave the necessary permission for an interview, which probably took place at York, towards which the King was proceeding. Henry was too astute not to encourage a valuable ally, and the result was the transference of the Earl with his whole family to England. One reason of this was that his castle of Dunbar was seized for the Scottish King by the Earl of Douglas, and the lordships of Dunbar and Annandale were forfeited. He became high in Henry's favour, and various manors, Somerton, Clipston, and others, besides considerable sums of money, were bestowed on him. He took service on the Marches, at Martinmas 1401, and in the following year was the chief means of a severe cheek given to the Scots on Nisbet Moor, 22 June 1402. It was his military genius also, added to his knowledge of the Scottish mode of warfare, which gained for the English the battle of Homildon Hill, on 14 September 1402, and at the battle of Shrewsbury, 21 July 1403, he gave advice which tended to save both King Henry's life and his kingdom. For these great services he received considerable rewards in manors and money, and he was allowed to style his own pursuivant 'Shrewsbury Herald.'.
He was still in England in June 1407, but about that date his name drops from the English records, and he and his Countess appear to have bent their steps northward, if a letter, undated, written by her to King Henry IV is to be attributed to this year, as seems probable.' Whether as a result of this letter or not, a sum of £90 was, in June 1407, given by King Henry to the Earl and his wife, and in the following year the Earl was reconciled to the Regent Albany and restored to his earldom, but in 1409 he was compelled to resign his lordship of Annandale, which for a time became the property of the Earls of Douglas, though he still retained his lordship of Man. After that date he does not appear so frequently, once or twice witnessing charters by the Regent Albany, and on one occasion being called into consultation as to measures of resistance against the Lord of the Isles; while in 1411 he was one of eight Scottish commissioners appointed to negotiate for a truce.'.
George Dunbar 10th Earl of March was mentioned on 23 November 1411.
     George died of a contagious fever between 1416 and 1420. He was aged 82.
The chronicler Bower records this Earl's death as taking place in, or a little before, the year 1420. This date, however, is uncertain. It is true that a pension from Exchequer ceases between June 1417 and June 1418, but on the other hand he appears to have been still alive in July 1420, and Nisbet gives a copy of a charter to George Inglis of Lochend, of date 8 September 1422, in which the Earl of March, the granter, describes one of the witnesses as 'Christiana my spouse,' suggesting the tenth Earl. The Earl had two seals. First: a lion rampant within an orle of sixteen roses. Crest, On a helmet with capeline and coronet, a horse's head bridled. Supporters, Two lions sejant guardant coue, with a tree beside each. Legend, S. GEORGII DE DUNBAR COMITIS MARCHIE.'
The second seal is similar, but the shield shows a lion rampant within a bordure charged with eight roses, and the legend is 'SIGILLUM GEORGII DE DUNBAR COMITIS MARCHIE.
The title ended with his son George, 11th Earl of Dunbar & March who succeeded his father when almost 50. He fought on the English side at Homildon Hill as well as at the Battle of Shrewsbury, against Owen Glendower and the Percys. At last, reconciled to the Douglases, he returned to Scotland after the death of Robert III in 1409 and died therein 1420 aged 82. After the forfeiture of his estates & title he retired to England with his eldest son. The title was revived again in 1605 by George Home. [The Scottish nation; Extinct Peerage]

     George, tenth Earl of Dunbar and third or fifth Earl of March, usually known as George, tenth Earl of March, Lord of Man and Annandale, was one of the most prominent members of his family. He was probably born about 1340, and, strange to say, his exact parentage was forgotten or overlooked until a few years ago. It was assumed by the older writers that he was the son of the ninth Earl by Agnes Randolph, notwithstanding that Boece, followed by Lindsay of Pitscottie, casts a doubt on that relationship, plainly hinting that George was the son of a sister of Agnes.' Boece indeed expressly says that Agnes Randolph had no issue a statement not repeated by Pitscottie. In an early ms. of Fordun's Annales also it is stated that Sir Patrick of Dunbar, who fought at Poictiers, and afterwards went towards the Holy Land, was the father of George, afterwards Earl of March. Sir Patrick's wife was Isabel Randolph, and as she was sister, and one of the two heiresses of John Randolph, third Earl of Moray, it is easy to explain how Earl George came to possess the Randolph estates as well as the earldom of March or Dunbar.
See http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc359672007for more information on his ancestry.

Children of George Dunbar 10th Earl of March and Christiana Wardlaw

Children of George Dunbar 10th Earl of March

George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum

(circa 1680 - October 1747)
     George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum was born circa 1680. He was the son of Sir James Dunbar 1st Bart of Mochrum and Isabella Nicolson.
He became chief of the family on the death of Ludovic Dunbar of Westfield. He sold Mochrum and Pankill and bought Woodside, Stirlingshire. Captain in the Royal Scots Dragoons in the War of Spanish Succession.
See Burke to continue this line.
     George died in October 1747. He married Janet Young (who died 18.05.1764, dau of Sir John Young of Lenie.

Children of George Dunbar 2nd Bart of Mochrum

George Dunbar 4th Bart of Mochrum

( - 15 October 1799)
     George Dunbar 4th Bart of Mochrum was the son of Sir James Dunbar 3rd Bart of Mochrum.
     George died on 15 October 1799. He married Maria, daughter of Rev Gustavus Hamilton, grandson of 1st Viscount Boyne and died without issue..

George Dunbar 5th Bart of Mochrum

(circa 1750 - 10 October 1811)
     George Dunbar 5th Bart of Mochrum was born circa 1750 in Scotland. He was the son of Thomas Dunbar and Tryphena Pincock.
     George died on 10 October 1811.

Children of George Dunbar 5th Bart of Mochrum