Henry "Eanruig" Gunn

Is your surname Gunn?

Research the Gunn family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

Henry "Eanruig" Gunn

Scots Gaelic: Eanruig Guinne
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: after 1468
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gunn, Coroner of Caithness and Name Not Known
Husband of N.N.
Father of Robert Henderson Gunn
Brother of James "Seamus" Gunn; Robert Gunn; John "Iain" Gunn; Alastair Gunn; William Gunn and 4 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Henry "Eanruig" Gunn

Henry (Eanruig) was one of the Crowners' younger sons, perhaps the youngest.

According to the story, the brothers retreated from Caithness to Sutherland after they were defeated by the Keiths at the Battle of Saint Tears Chapel. The brothers got their revenge at the Battle of Dirlot, and Henry recovered their father's sword, chainmail and badge of office. James, the eldest brother, claimed the heirlooms. The brothers quarelled. Henry returned to Caithness, swearing that none of his descendants would ever bear the name Gunn again. He settled in the lowlands of Caithness, perhaps in the parish of Halkirk.

Henry was the ancestor of the Hendersons of Caithness. The MacEanruigs and Hendersons rose to prominence in the 16th century in the north central area of Watten, Bradsterdorran, Gersay and Westerdale.

The Hendersons were allied closely with the Campbells after one Henderson married the bastard sister of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy: "Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy in April 1638, married his bastard sister, Mary Campbell, to a gentleman called John Henderson of Brabsterdorran, and bestowed on her a tocher (dowry), bridal, and bridal clothes, the sum of 4,000 merks." (Thomas Sinclair, Black Book of Taymouth).

Henry is said to be the youngest son of George the Crowner.

view all

Henry "Eanruig" Gunn's Timeline

Age 36