William Sutherland of Evelix

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About William Sutherland of Evelix

William Sutherland, of Evelix son of William Sutherland, 7th of Duffus, appears as a witness in 1562 to charters in favour of his elder brother.[10]

He took part with his brothers in the taking and keeping of the castle of Berridale in 1566.[11]

At the burning of the church of Dornoch, about 1570, he is said to have broken open the coffin of Bishop Gilbert Moray, or St. Gilbert, and to have scattered the saint's dust to the wind. Sir Robert Gordon adds that, as a consequence, he died soon afterwards of a loathsome disease,[12] which was regarded as a special divine punishment of his sacrilege, but was probably the natural result of blood-poisoning.


http://www26.us.archive.org/stream/heraldryofmurray00john#page/n29/mode/2up Page - No. 48b

(48) William Sutherland 7th of Duffus, died 1543. He married Elizabeth Stewart, and had issue:

  • 48(a) Alexander (No. 49).
  • 48(b) William Sutherland of Evelix, died about 1570.
  • 48(c) Nicholas Sutherland, living 1566.
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