About Alexander Sutherland
(32) Alexander Sutherland of Forse 9th, died 1649, leaving issue:
- 32(a) James (No. 33).
- 32(b) John Sutherland
Alexander Sutherland, 9th of Forse Alexander Sutherland, 9th of Forse (son of Donald Sutherland, 8th of Forse)
Alexander Sutherland of Forse was, in March 1602, [Retour, 1602] served heir-male and of entail to his grand-uncle, William, in the lands of Drummuy, Backies, and Torish, and he seems to have died before 1645.[P. of C., by Earl Marischal, of Forse, 8th November 1594]. He had --
- 1. James, fiar of Forse, his successor.
- 2. John, in Rangag, ancestor of the Sutherlands of Langwell.
- 3. Adam, who is mentioned in a charter to James by his father as "meo filio legitimo."
- 1. Janet, who married, in 1621, Francis, second son of James Sinclair, first of Murkle, by whom she had a son, James, who died without issue.
- 2. Elizabeth, who married, in 1643, William Sinclair of Dun, and had no issue.
Sources: Henderson, J. (1884) Caithness Family History. Edinburgh: David Douglas.
from linked web page/document http://www.fionamsinclair.co.uk/genealogy/Caithness/Langwell.htm
ALEXANDER SUTHERLAND, ninth laird of Forse, who succeeded his father in 1602, had a son, John, in Rangag, a township on the estate of Forse. John Sutherland had at least two sons, William and David, of whom the elder seems to have been William, commonly called "McIan" (son of John), and in 1660 he and his father were joint tacksmen of Langwell.
In 1664 William Sutherland obtained a wadset on Langwell from the Earl of Caithness; in 1691 he got further wadset rights, including therein the lands of Risgill, in favour of himself and his son, James, from Lord Breadalbane; and in the same year they acquired an absolute heritable right to these lands. Thus William McIan or Sutherland was the first Sutherland of Langwell.