As Scotland evolved so the counties and registration districts changed. Ayrshire was no different, probably the most sought period (by genealogy seekers) was when the Sherriffdom of Ayr was the three districts of Kyle, Carrick and Cunninghame which later became Ayrshire. Nowadays for administration it is sub-divided into North, South and East Ayrshire. (there is no west)Hunterston has it's own section ......
On Feb 13, 2016Ayrshire had 1201 Hunters in 1881 making it the 3rd largest concentration out of the 33 Scottish counties.
May 31, 2016James Hunter of Glenapp
James Hunter started life as a poor office boy. He worked his way to the top and his product was known around the globe and keenly sought after by those who wanted the best.
Sep 21, 2016Hunter-Blairs of Blairquhan
Young David had wanted a dream home and bit by bit, tree by tree, Sir David Hunter-Blair, 3rd Baronet, created it.
Painting showing David pulling the barrow, with his family and their home at Dunskey in the background .
Hunters owning over 1 acre of land in Ayrshire in
1874 compiled by INLAND REVENUE, EDINBURGH.
|David Hunter Blair of Dunskey, Brownhill||Dunskey, Portpatrick||807|
|Sir Edward Hunter Blair of Blairquhan Bart.||Blairquhan Castle, Straiton||12,610|
|James Hunter||(minerals) North Kirkland, Dalry||27|
|James Hunter||Church Street, Prestwick||23|
|James Hunter of Glenapp||(minerals) Newmains, Motherwell||8580|
|James Hunter||Burnscourt, Ireland||2|
|John Hunter||Farewell Cot., Prestwick||2|
|John Hunter||Poundland, Colmonell||250|
|Trustees of John Hunter||Smiddybank, Dalry||16|
|Robert Hunter of Hunterston||Hunterston House, West Kilbride||881|
|William Hunter||Clunes Vennal, Newton||5|
|William (above) and Janet Bone||Burnside, Newton||6|
|William Hunter||Everton Cot., Prestwick||19|
|Mrs Rachel Hunter||Corsehill, Kilwinning||2|
|Mrs Mary Hunter||Prestwick||2|
|Agnes, Janet & Thomasina Hunter||Cassillis Street, Ayr||10|