Alexander Sutherland, 3rd of Wester

Alexander Sutherland, 3rd of Wester (son of John Sutherland, 2nd of Wester)

Alexander Sutherland of Wester was in early life an officer in the army, and his father having left his affairs in an involved condition, he was reduced to a state of poverty, and died about 1821. The reversion or right to redeem the wadset had been acquired by the Hempriggs family, on the sale of the Caithness estates, and after much litigation with Sir Benjamin Dunbar, Alexander Sutherland gave up possession of North Kilimster, and took a lease of Wester at a rent equal to the interest of the wadsete sum, payment of which was postponed for many years. It was ultimately paid to the Sandside family, who had come to be in right of it.

Sources: Henderson, J. (1884) Caithness Family History. Edinburgh: David Douglas.

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