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Alexander Dunbar

Death: July 15, 1593
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Son of Alexander Dunbar, Dean of Moray
Husband of Katherine Dunbar (Reid), of Aikenway
Father of Elizabeth Dunbar; Thomas Dunbar, Dean of Moray; Margaret Dunbar; Alexander Dunbar; Katherine Hay (Dunbar) and 3 others

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About Alexander Dunbar, of Grange, Dean of Moray

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Alexander Dunbar junior - The son of David Dunbar, and succentor of Moray upon father's death, he was claiming right of succession by right of papal provision. He received crown presentation and permission to seek confirmation from Rome on September 30, 1559, but this did not work out because of the Scottish Reformation. He was still only succentor on December 10, 1565, when the crown recognised his superior right over Campbell, and although he was instituted as Dean on December 24, it was not until June 27, 1566, that he is first styled "Dean". He resigned on or shortly before June 21, 1590, in order to pave the way for his son Thomas Dunbar, but retained the fruits of the benefice until his death in 1593."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Dean of Moray', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 3 November 2012, 15:46 UTC, <> [accessed 18 December 2012]

Other References

----------------------------------------------------------------- Alexander Dunbar1 M, #188651, d. 1593

    Alexander Dunbar was the son of Alexander Dunbar and unknown daughter Tulloch.1,2
He married Katherine Reid, daughter of unknown Reid, in 1561.3 He died in 1593.4
    He held the office of Dean of Moray.1 He was a priest at Raffie, Scotland.2 On 1 January 1555 at Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, he was a principal figure in the conflict between the Dunbars and Inneses.2 On 28 July 1559 he was legitimised under the Great Seal.2

Children of Alexander Dunbar and Katherine Reid • Thomas Dunbar+1 d. 1620 • Katherine Dunbar4 • Jean Dunbar4 • Alexander Dunbar4 d. c 1593 • Margaret Dunbar4 • Robert Dunbar, 1st of Burgie+4 d. 1640 • Grisell Dunbar4 • Elizabeth Dunbar4 b. c 1564, d. 18 Oct 1577

Citations 1. [S1670] Alexander Brodie, "re: Brodie Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 6 April 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Brodie Family." 2. [S159] Rev. James G. Murray, The Book of Burgie (Edinburgh, Scotland: privately, printed by John Wilson, 1930), page 15. Hereinafter cited as Book of Burgie. 3. [S159] Rev. James G. Murray, Book of Burgie, page 16. 4. [S159] Rev. James G. Murray, Book of Burgie, appendix.