Alexander Sutherland (1554 - d.) MP

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Alexander Sutherland, the eldest son of Alexander Sutherland, 8th of Duffus, referred to as younger of Duffus in various writs, but there is no evidence as to whether he ever succeeded to Duffus. He was born in 1554, as in the contract entered into on 9 July 1563 between his father and the Earl of Caithness for his marriage with Elizabeth Sinclair, it is stipulated the marriage should take place at Lammas 1568, when he would be fourteen.[13] The marriage did take place, but whether he survived his father or not is uncertain. He had no issue, and his wife survived him, marrying, as her second husband, Hugh Mackay of Farr. Page 9 No 49a

(49) Alexander Sutherland 8th of Duffus, died about 1570. He married, contract dated 26th January 1552-53, Janet, daughter of James Grant of Freuchie, who died October 1600. They had issue:

  • 49(a) Alexander Sutherland, born 1554; died s.p. Married, contract dated 9th July 1563, Elizabeth Sinclair, daughter of George, Earl of Caithness. It is doubtful if he ever succeeded to Duffus.
  • 49(b) William (No. 50).
  • 49(c) James, ancestor of Sutherland of Kinstearie (No. 75).