Benjamin Sutherland Dunbar, 5th Lord Duffus

Benjamin Sutherland Dunbar, 5th Lord Duffus (son of William Dunbar, Baronet, of Hempriggs)

Benjamin, otherwise Sir Benjamin Sutherland Dunbar of Hempriggs, son of Sir William Dunbar of Hempriggs, as previously stated, born 28 April 1761, who, as heir-male, assumed the title on the death of James, Lord Duffus, in 1827, though his right to do so was disputed by the Reg. Erick Rudd, who claimed as heir of line. He was born 28 April 1761, and married, 10 December 1784, at Bighouse, Janet, eldest daughter of George Mackay of Bighouse. He died in May 1843, survived by his wife, who died 15 March 1857. They had issue:--
     1. William, died young.
     2. George, 6th Lord Duffus, was born 6 June 1799, and succeeded his father in May 1843, but never assumed the title. He died on 28 August 1875, unmarried, and he was succeeded in his estates by his grandnephew, Garden Duff Dunbar, father of the present possessor, but the issue male, and presumably the title of the grantee, became extinct.
     3. Captain Robert Sutherland Dunbar of Latheron Wheel, born 12 April 1801; died unmarried 18 August 1857.
     4. Louisa, married, on 17 September 1805, to Garden Duff of Hatton, and died 10 June 1865. Her husband died 15 March 1858, leaving issue. Her chief male descendant and inheritor from his great-granduncle, the seventh Lord Duffus, of the estates of Hempriggs and Ackergill is Sir George Duff Sutherland Dunbar, Bart., of Hempriggs, etc., lieutenant in 2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders, born 29 May 1878.
     5. Elizabeth, who died unmarried 21 August 1811, aged twenty-one.
     6. Henrietta, married, 20 March 1810, to William Sinclair Wemyss of Southdun. She died on 3 November 1820, her husband in 1831, and they had issue.

Sources: Balfour Paul, J. (1906) The Scots Peerage, vol. 3. Edinburgh: David Douglas.

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