Re: Sunter of Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland
Hello to all researchers of the Sunter Family,
I have read with great interest the postings relating to this family and can add quite a lot of information to it.
Let me in this posting take you back to Alexander Sunter, (spelt SUNTAR on my records). He became a Baillie, Weaver and a Vintner. He married Margaret Simpson, (spelt SYMPSON on my records) on 8th January, 1762 at Kilconquhar. He died on 1st December, 1804 at Kilconquhar, Earlsferry.
Their children, (mainly spelt SUNTAR) David born 9th July, 1762, William born 24th June, 1764, Anne born 12th June,1765, James born 19th April, 1767, Alexander born 15th December, 1768, John born 8th August, 1770, Guthry (?Guthrie) born 9th July 1772, Elizabeth born 1st August, 1773 and the second William, born 23rd January, 1776.
I have many, many connections to various families but it is interesting to note that Guthrie Sunter married a Jean Mackie on 19th February, 1802 at Kilconquhar. He died 20th November, 1836 at the age of 64. Alexander, his brother married an Agnes Mackie. Alexander died 8th April, 1850 aged 82. I believe, (from the Fife pre-1855 CD) that John Sunter died on 21st October, 1771 at Kilconquhar, Earlsferry.
What really intrests me is the connection to my COOK ancestors, and am aware that Isabella Sunter, daughter of Alexander Sunter and Agnes Mackie was born 23rd May, 1810 at Kilconquhar. She married Archibald Cook and died on 25th January, 1857 at the age of 47 at Lochgelly in the Parish of Auchterderran. Their son, David COOK born c.1842 married Isabella W. Paterson on 24th November, 1869 at Auchterderran Parish and they had a daughter whom they christened Isabella SUNTER Cook who was born 28th September, 1870. She married a Robert GALLOWAY in 1894.
Phew! Must sit down and have a nice cup of tea after all that. Joking apart, though,I would be quite happy to share my research with anybody who is researching various Fife families, such as the COOKS, Patersons, Hepburns, Goodalls, MUIRS, Beveridges.
Best wishes to you and yours,