Alexander Dunbar

(say 1510 - 19 September 1560)
     Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (Prior of Pluscarden) in records. He was born illegitimate say 1510. He is assumed to be one of the natural sons of Chancellor Patrick Dunbar but he is not listed with Gavin, James, John, George & David, bastards, natural sons of Patrick Dunbar who were legitimized 6 Mar 1539/40 [Register of Privy Seal, v.2 1529-1542 #3442], however he is described as brother germane to John of Bennetsfield in 1542. Gavin Dunbar is also described as the brother of the Prior in 1551.
It is also vaguely possible that he is Alexander, the son of the deceased James Dunbar of Sudy, bastard, who is legitimized with Patrick of Darkles & John of Bennagefield 20 March 1543/4 at Edinburgh [Register of the Great Seal of Scotland 1513-1546 #3000] when he would have been prior. He was the son of Patrick Dunbar.
     Alexander matriculated at St Andrews University in 1520?. An Alexander Dunbar matriculated at St Andrew's University in 1493 and another in 1520. Alexander was the Prior of Pluscarden monastery 1532-60 at Pluscarden, Moray, Scotland, between 1529 and 1560. He was the last prior of the Benedictine community. It was not necessary at that time for a prior to be a monk or cleric. The earliest mention of him (which supports the theory that he was a near relation of Bishop Gavin Dunbar, is his appearance as a witness to the foundation charter of St Mary's Hospital, Aberdeen, dated 23 Feb 1532.
     During his first 6 years, Henry VIII of England rejected Papal supremacy and suppressed the monasteries, seizing their revenues. He is next mentioned in an instrument of sasine in favour of himself, on the resignation of William Sutherland of Duffus, of 2 roods of land near Elgin, dated 1533. Many of the monastery's lands were feued or disposed of to pay for the "great tax" to support the College of Justice which King James V established. His annual contribution of £11/4/0 had been unpaid for 11 years in February 1548/9.
     Watt states: Prior of Pluscarden: As a canon of Ross (VA, Reg. Lat. 1525, fos. 333-5) prov. on resignation of Learmonth 20 May 1529 (MHRS, 61) cf PRO 31/9/32/154 of 13 Nov 1529; cf. ibid, 162) and 11 Feb 1530 (VA, Reg. supp., 2001, fo.. 150); occ. 24 Feb 1532 (RMS, iii, 249, no. 1145); occ. 12 Sep 1560 (RMS, v, 217-218, no. 708); dead by September 1560 VA, Reg. Supp., 3022, fo. 167) IOn 17 April 1561 George Dunbar challenged for wrongful possession (see Cranston). Cranston as provost of Seton ... gets crown presentment to the priory on death of Dunbar 18 March 1562 (RSS, v. 259, no. 1008)
     For a detailed account of his years as Prior see Anson's "A Monastery in Moray". He was mentioned in a deed dated 20 March 1543/44. 20 March 1543/4 at Edinburgh: Queen etc. confirmation charter of John Ogilvy of Sanquhair who for pro summa pecunie per Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock persoluta, sold to Patrick Dunbar of Darkles, lands & barony of Sanquhare, Quhitray, Newtoun, Chapeltoun, Tullocht, Auchinleske, Drum de Pluscardin, terras forrestiarum de T. et D., with tenentibus etc. et lie ailhousis vic. Elgin et Forres: Tenend. said Patrick & his legitimate male heirs q.d. John Dunbar of Bennettsfield & heirs, q.d. Alexander Dunbar son of the late James Dunbar in Sude & heirs, q.d. Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock, heirs & assigns qu[ibuscumque of the Queen: concessit etiam quod unica sanea apud principale messuagium de Sanquhare capiendaunbar de Conqu; Wm Hay of Mayne; Archibald Muyrson of Marke; D. Johi, Faithe capellano ... at Elgin 26 Nov 1543.
12 April 1545: Charter by Alexander, Prior of Pluscarden and the convernt thereof, in favour of Alexander Dunbar, natural son of deceased James Dunbar of Suddie, of town and lands of Urquhard [Urquhart], mill & mill lands thereof, with 12 acres of said lands of Urquhart excepting 2 acres of lands & chaplainry of Holyrood, the lands of Wiodland with the wood called Crukwoud, lands of Threipland & Hillis, with the wardenship of the place of Urquhart and the office of mair of the barony of Urquhart. Signed by the Prior and others.
     He was named as father at the legitimation of Robert Dunbar and John Dunbar on 12 February 1547/48. There is an entry in the "Register of the Privy Seal of Scotland", recording the legitimation of Robert Dunbar, and John Dunbar, brothers of Patrick Dunbar, Baron of Sanquhar, natural sons of Alexander, prior of Pluscarden. (The reference to Sanquhar indicates that the Prior must have made over these lands near Forres to his eldest son before 1547). The following year a precept of sasine was drawn up. On 24 June it was signed by Alexander & 12 monks. This document made over extensive lands within the barony of Fochabers, which belonged formerly to Urquhart Priory, to Alexander Innes of Cromy (Crombie) who married Beatrix Dunbar, reputed to have been one of the Prior's daughters.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned in a sasine on 24 June 1548. On 12 Feb 1547... The following year a precept of sasine was drawn up. On 24 June it was signed by Alexander & 12 monks. This document made over extensive lands within the barony of Fochabers, which belonged formerly to Urquhart Priory, to Alexander Innes of Cromy (Crombie) who married Beatrix Dunbar, reputed to have been one of the Prior's daughters.
Gawin Dunbar, brother to the Prior of Pluscardin to appear 18 December 1551 re Cumnok.
He erected a chapel (now known as the Dunbar Vestry) on the north side of the choir. This curious, rather sinister looking chapel is characteristic of the last phase of Scottish flamboyant Gothic. The boss of the groined ceilling is carved with the 3 cushions of the Dunbar arms.
He frequently attended parliament, and in 1554 he had a charter drawn up by which the lands of Incharnock & Croy, on the hillside facing Pluscarden, where made over to Alexander Dunbar (probably of Durris).. They was mentioned at the legitimation of Sir Patrick Dunbar between 1554 and 1555. Et de viije li? comp. bonorum escheatorum Patricii Dunbar, filiis et heredis apparentis Alexander Dunbar of Cumnock, Alex Brody de eodam et..., concessorum Alexander Priori de Pluscarden et Magistro Davidi Dunbar decano Moraviensi.
On the first day of January 1554 the Inneses, to the number of 80 persons, all armed, camed to the Cathedral oaf Elgin during vespers, and of ancient feud and forethought felony, cruelly invaded Alexander Dunbar, Prior of Pluscarden, David Dunbar, Dean of Moray, and other Dunbars, laymen, with purpose to slay them, in presence of the Holy Sacrament. The Dunbars on the other hand, had come to the church with a like deadly intent, but not against the Churchmen. They had only intended to kill Wiliam Innes of that Ilk, and his servants. The battle was not decisive, for both parties had recourse to legal proceedings for the next twenty years.
On 8 Dec 1554 he had a contract with Alexander Innes of "Crommy".
On the 30 April 1555, Alexander Dunbar was at the Convocation of Lieges.
Alexander Dunbar and Gavin Dunbar were mentioned on 30 April 1558.
More monastic lands were disposed of in 1559. In that year Prior Alexander granted a feu charter of the town and land of Leuchars ot Alexander Innes of Crommy, son and heir of James Innes of Roth-MacKenzie and Beatrix Dunbar his wife. In 1560 another charter confirmed to Alexander Innes and his wife a half-coble fishing at Inverspey.
On 12 September 1560, the Prior and 4 of his monks made over "the land and town of Westerton of Pluscardin" to John Dunbar, the younger brother of Patrick Dunbar of Sanquhar, near Forres, but in consideration for a specified annual rent. In the event of John Dunbar having no heirs, the property was to pass to another brother Alexander, who failing, Patrick, or in the event of the death of all of these, to their cousin, David Dunbar of Bennethfield. Patrick, John & Alexander were all natural sons of the Prior. Robert (who may have been dead by 1560) and John were legitimated on 12 Feb 1547/8.
Bruce Bishop (2000) wrote: The estate of Westerton was originally part of the Priory lands ... Alexander Dunbar, the last Prior, seeing the times were to prove fatal to the RC church, on 12 Sep 1560, with the consent of the convent, granted a charter of the lands of Westerton to John Dunbar, one of his illegitimate sons. he does not name him as his own son, but designates him brother to Patrick Dunbar of Sanquhar, who was generally known to have been one of Alexander's sons..
     Alexander died on 19 September 1560 in Scotland.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned in a sasine on 19 September 1560.
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. He was mentioned as deceased in the confirmation charter dated on 14 July 1584. 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. He was mentioned as deceased in the confirmation charter dated on 14 July 1586 to Rev John 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 ....
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned on 27 April 1592.

Children of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

(circa 1544 - 1585)
     Alexander Dunbar was born circa 1544 in Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Hon Elizabeth Forbes.
     A contract for the marriage of Alexander Dunbar and Grizel Dunbar (Dunbar) (Cunningham) was signed on 17 November 1564. In 1564 obtained Mochrum by marriage (contract dated 17 Nov 1564) with Grizel Dunbar, elder daughter and co-heir of Sir John Dunbar of Mochrum.
Alexander Dunbar married Grizel Dunbar (Dunbar) (Cunningham), daughter of Sir John Dunbar, in November 1564. He acquired Mochrum by this marriage.
     Alexander Dunbar was mentioned in March 1579 in Kilbuyack/Kilbuiack, Alves, Moray.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned in March 1579.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned on 7 December 1582.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned on 28 February 1582/83.
     Alexander died in 1585.

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Grizel Dunbar (Dunbar) (Cunningham)

Alexander Dunbar

(say 1570 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born say 1570 in Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Alexander, second son of Alexander feodatari? of Mochrum. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar and Grizel Dunbar (Dunbar) (Cunningham).
Alexander Dunbar married Nicola Stewart. She was the daughter of Alexander Stewart 6th of Garlies.
He became undertaker of Kilcar, Barony of Boylagh and Banagh, co. Donegal, 1610.
     Alexander died in Pankill & Egerness, Wigtownshire, Scotland.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

( - 27 February 1578/79)
     Alexander Dunbar was born in Alves?, Moray, Scotland. He was the son of James Dunbar.
Hon Elizabeth Forbes married secondly Alexander Dunbar circa 1554. She was the widow of Alexander Innes, 14th of that Ilk. He was mentioned when Hon Elizabeth Forbes's testament was registered 31 March 1571 Alexander Dunbar.
     Alexander Dunbar made a will dated 25 February 1577.
     Alexander died on 27 February 1578/79 in Conzie, Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Burke's states that with his four younger sons were executors to his will. A document in the Scottish Acts & Decretts deated Dec 1582 by David Dunbar of Kynstarie states that his grandfather Alexander Dunbar of Conzie died Feb 1577[8]..
     His will was proved on 13 April 1579 at Edinburgh.
See Thomas Sutherland of Duffus' action against John Dunbar of Mochrum grandson & heir of Alexander Dunbar of Conzie, it also mentions George Dunbar of Auchsleisk and his son Alexander, Patrick Dunbar of Blare and David Dunbar of Kinstarie.

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Hon Elizabeth Forbes

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was born in Mochrum, Wigtownshire. He was the son of Sir John Dunbar and Elizabeth Kennedy.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

( - 1656)
     Alexander Dunbar was born in Mochrum, Wigtownshire. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar.
In 1648 Alexnader disponed to John Dunbar, his cousin and nearest heir, son of his grand uncle, Alexander of Pankill, the lands and barony of Mochrum, etc.
     Alexander died in 1656. He left no issue.

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was born in Scotland. He was the son of John Dunbar 1st (4th) Earl of Moray and Marjory Stewart. Alexander was an ecclesiastic.
Paul states: The second son Alexander, was first named on record on 21 September 1393, when his brother Earl Thomas, acting as his procurator, acknowledged on his behalf that he had no right or title to the Maison Dieu at Elgin, except by intrusion, his father, Earl John, having occupied the place violently. The Earl therefore resigned the house in the hands of the Bishop of Moray, who restored the former Master. Nothing more is recorded of Alexander, save that he is said to have married Matilda, the heiress of James Fraser of Frendraught, and to have had issue, James who became fourth Earl of Moray.
Some sources suggest that he & Matilda/Maud are the parents of James 4th Earl of Moray but Cokayne refutes this
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Alexander Dunbar

(before 1565 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1565 in Ross & Cromarty, Scotland. He was the son of George Dunbar.
He subscribed to a document with his brother re his father 22 Aug 1598. Mentioned as brother to John Dunbar, fiar of Avach, Sep 1599; also mentioned in document 27 June 1601.
He was possibly the Alexander Dunbar who was granted 1000 acres in Donegal but sold out, John Dunbar's brother is mentioned as being resident in Fermanagh also. Alexander Dunbar was mentioned in a deed dated 27 June 1601. Kenneth McKenzie of Kintail for George Dunbar of Avoch & George Dunbar apparent of Avoch, James Dunbar of Little Sudy, Mr David Dunbar, Robert, Gavin, Colene, Alexander and George Dunbar, sons of the said George Dunbar, not to harm Marjorie Ogilvie, relict of James Dunbar of Tarbert.
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.

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Archibald Dunbar.

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1570 - before 1602)
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1570 in Scotland. He was the son of Rev John Dunbar.
     Alexander died before 1602. Alexander Dunbar's heir was Robert Dunbar in 1614 in Meft, Uquhart, Moray. In 1614, a sasine, followed by a Precept of Clare Constat, was granted in favour of Robert Dunbar of Meftis, as son and heir of of the deceased Alexander Dunbar of Meftis, of the toun and lands of Ower and Nether Meftis. The following year there was some dispute between Robert Dunbar of Meftis and Alexander Innis of Cottis as the the marches of Lewcharismuir, but this was resolved in a contract dated 14 March 1615.

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

(before 1586 - 1 July 1611)
     Alexander Dunbar was born before 1586 in Scotland. He was the son of Patrick Dunbar.
Alexander Dunbar married Dorothy Dunbar, daughter of James Dunbar, after 1600.
1607 17 Feb Dorothy Dunbar, Lady of Westfield: James Dunbar, Sheriff of Murray her brother having died without heirs male, she succeeded him being married first to James Dunbar of Tarbert and afterwards to the said Alexander Dunbar of Westfield - charging her husband with cruel treatment of her, her husband Alex Dunbar to appear before council, employing his father in law Alex Tulloch in his devices.. Alexander Dunbar Sheriff of Boghole, Moyness, Auldearn, Nairnshire.
Alexander Dunbar was mentioned on 23 May 1611.
     Alexander died on 1 July 1611 in Forres, Moray, Scotland.

Child of Alexander Dunbar and Dorothy Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

(circa 1600 - 1646)
     Alexander Dunbar was born circa 1600. He was the son of John Dunbar. Alexander Dunbar was Sheriff in 1622. He was Sheriff of Elgin & Forres, Moray, Scotland, on 16 January 1638. Jan 16 1638: The king granted to Alexander Dunbar, son of the deceased John Dunbar of Westfield, the office of Sheriff of Elgin & Forres and the Castlehill of Forres which Mr Robert Balcanquell, minister at Tranent, & Mr Alexander Paterson, apothecary burgess of Edinburgh, with consent of Robert Dunbar of Burgie and Mr Gavin Dunbar, chantor of Murray, resigned for infeftment to Alexander Dunbar.
     Alexander died in 1646. He left no isssue.

Alexander Dunbar

(19 December 1619 - after 1661)
     Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Dykeside) in records. He was christened on 19 December 1619 in Elgin, Moray. He was the son of Nicolas Dunbar and Grace or Griswell Mavor.
Of Millhead, baillie and burgess in Elgin..
Alexander Dunbar married an unknown person say 1650. He married twice (Joan --- then Margaret Campbell who was living in 1670) and had issue. See Berthon pedigree. Chris Kuhn suggests he may have marreid Elisabeth (Bessie) Dunbar..
     Alexander died after 1661.

Alexander Dunbar

(circa 1530? - 4 April 1625)
     Alexander Dunbar was born illegitimate circa 1530? In Moray, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Dunbar.
Alexander Dunbar and John Dunbar and David Dunbar were mentioned on 12 September 1560.
     Alexander died on 4 April 1625. He was of Westerhills in Pluscarden.

Alexander Dunbar

( - circa 1702)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Robert Dunbar.
Alexander Dunbar married Margaret Calder before 1700. They had 7 sons & 1 daughter.
     Alexander died circa 1702. He died in the lifetime of his father. The Commissariot records of Moray list an Alexander Dunbar of Westfield, Sheriff of Murray, 19 Feb 1704. His widow, Margaret, daughter of
Sir James Calder of Muirton ((by whom she had seven sons and a daughter) married in 1707 Roderick MacKenzie, 6th of Redcastle..
     His will was proved on 19 February 1704 in Moray.

Children of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Robert Dunbar and Barbara Innes. Alexander Dunbar was also known as Alexander Dunbar (of Moy) in records.
Alexander Dunbar married Lucy Gordon. She was the daughter of Ludovick Gordon of Gordonstoun.

Child of Alexander Dunbar and Lucy Gordon

Alexander Dunbar

(16 June 1635 - )
     Alexander Dunbar was christened on 16 June 1635 in Dyke & Moy, Moray, Scotland. He was the son of Ninian Dunbar and Finduella Christian? Dunbar.

Alexander Dunbar

( - 1782)
     Alexander Dunbar was the son of Thomas Dunbar and Janet Dunbar (Dunbar) (of Westfield).
     Alexander died in 1782.

Alexander Dunbar

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

Children of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Jane Burnett

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Janet Brodie

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Alexander Dunbar

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

Child of Alexander Dunbar

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Katherine Reid