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Iain A Gunn of Gunn – Chief Clan Gunn

Hon. Life President

Kristina Byng


Hugh Wilson

General Secretary

Alan Robson


Helen Hill

Membership Secretary

Postal Address:

25 Cherry Orchard Road, Lisvane, Cardiff. CF14 0UD.    UK



Charlotte Gunn

Herald Editor

Abb L Gunn


Lin Robinson

International and UK Liaison Officer

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  1. Hello. I’m a resident of USA, and am very interested in learning more about our Clan’s history and how I can be more involved. My Family name is Wilson from my Mothers side. Her name is Lisa Wilson. Her Father was Don Wilson. I seen there was an option to join using Paypal, though there is no dollar amount. Thank you for your time.

    I eagerly await your reply. Thank you.
    Tracy J Sandman

    1. Hello Tracy,
      You’ll be able to pay in USD through PayPal – it’s one of the benefits of using their service: they look after the currency conversion. If you do decide to join: don’t forget to pull down the Overseas drop box it’s a little more expensive than the UK membership because we mail the magazine out three times / year, so the extra is to cover overseas postage rates. If you join you’ll receive a small booklet about the Clan Gunn (don’t get TOO excited – it really is a SMALL booklet!) but reading the magazines will soon get you up to speed.
      Probably the best way to get involved is to attend some events and meet your fellow clansmen and women – not easy when we’re in the UK and you’re in the US I know – but next year (2015) is the tri-annual international gathering so if time and funds allow that would be a great opportunity to meet up: certainly my wife and I will be attending.
      One alternative would be to join our sister society based in the US (many of the US members also attend our International Gathering), here’s a link to their web-site: – of course if you’re really keen you could join both! O hope that helps a little – but if you wnat any more information please post back.
      Best Wishes


  2. To whom it may concern

    I am writing a blog about Henry Sinclair’s pre-Columbian visit to Nova Scotia. I would like to know how it was established that it was Sir James Gun who might have died in what is now Westford, U.S.A. I am familiar with Westford Knight but I have not been able to find any information about Sir James Gun. Is there a genealogical record indicating that he died in that time period (1398) and away from home?

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Slavka Nadudvariova

    1. Dear Slavka,

      Personally – I’ve no idea – my excuse being that I’m just the techie for the Website – but I’ll post your question here and see if anyone more knowledgeable than me can chip in!

      Best Regards,


    2. Hello Slavka ,
      It is me again William Scott Gunn Rockport In USA.I saw on the History channel about Henry St Clair from Rosland’s chapel I thought they said the Gunn accompanying him was James Gunn (BINGO) My great grandfather was James Franklin Gunn see the coincidence there.If you have any more information about my heritage here in the USA I also know we were of native American decent.So Pls feel free to contact me at. Or Thank You have a Blessed Fay

  3. The Westford Knight is reputed to mark the death of Sir James Gunn Chief of Clan Gunn who died there during the expedition of Henry Sinclair Earl of Orkney to America at the end of the 13 century as the coat of arms on the stone is similar to that of the Chief of Clan Gunn. This is largely speculation but there are a number of publications on the reputed expedition sponsored by Nevin Sinclair.

  4. I am trying to learn more about my scotish ancestors. I know that Swanson was a subset of the Clan Gunn. I am hoping that there is information in the Clan Gunn archives that will help me with my search. I also know that my Swanson ancestors came to the USA in the early 1600’s. I would be grateful for any help . Thanks

    1. In response to Bobbie Swanson Virden’s question, you may get help from the Caithness Family History Society in Thurso.

      There is also a DNA project on somewhere – I will try to get details and come back

  5. I’ve just recently found out I am part of the gunn clan. My last name is Jamieson (the names spelling has varied throughout the ages) and i am very interested in learning more about my ancestors and my history. How would I go about doing this?

    1. Hi Melissa, Jamieson is indeed one of the Clan Gunn Sept names so congratulations on being one of the Clan (- I only managed it by marrying a Gunn descendent – but you are the real thing!). Family History research is not my own area of expertise but I’ll post your question here and hopefully someone will give you some pointers.

  6. Hello. My grandad (my mums dad) was a robson. My mum mentioned a connection with the Gunn Clan,how can i find out more about this? 🙂

    1. Hello Jo,

      I can confirm that Robson is indeed one of the “Septs” (branches) of Clan Gunn. This does mean that you are entitled to become a member of the society if you wish to join.
      There are many ways that you can research your family tree but probably the easiest place to start is with one of the commercial website. Our society has a Clan Genealogist who can link up the research that different members have already done (but he can’t do the research for you!).

      Good luck and best wishes.

  7. I am very interested in visiting the Clan Gunn museum in October when touring Scotland 2014 but realize it is out of season. Is there anyone I could contact who might be prepared to open it for me as I am also researching my ancestors who left this area for New Zealand.
    Craig Gunn

  8. Hi

    I am a Gunn clan decedent from new Zealand and my wife and I are travelling over for a holiday and will be in Scotland from new years 2015. We are planning to travel to Latheron to the Gunn museum/ heritage building and am wondering if it will be accessible that time of year. I have a book compiled out lining the New Zealand history of the Gunn family and would like to add it to the collection if possible.

    Could you please get back to me as to the requests and whom I could speak to about these details.


    Robert Fulton

    1. Hi Robert,

      I’ll pass your e-mail details to Bunty who looks after the centre. Although the centre is only open between 1st June and 30th September each year, they do try to accommodate overseas visitors travelling out of this season if at all possible. I’ll be going to the centre during the International Gathering in July, so hopefully I’ll be able to see the book when I visit.

      All the best,


  9. I have recently learned that I am a descendant of McKenzie Gunn b. 1797 in Wick, and his wife Margaret McKay whom he married in Eddrachillis in 1823. They and their children left Loch Laxford on the barque Ellen on May 22, 1848 and landed 39 days later at Pictou, Nova Scotia. I have just returned from a trip to Prince Edward Island where I photographed their tombstones and the tombstones of several other Gunns. What information is available about their forebears in Scotland?

    Thank you for any information you can give me.

  10. My paternal grandmother was born a Henderson, and my grandfather used to refer to her as a “Henderson of Clan Gunn”.

    Is Henderson in fact a Sept of the Clan?

    Many thanks for your help


    1. Hello Vivienne,

      There’s a list of the main Septs here:, although that is not complete as there are several variations on some of the names, but as you’ll see Henerson is indeed one of them, so congratalations on being one of the Clan! If you’re interested you are therefore entitled to join the society.

      Best regards,

      Graham (Webmaster)

  11. Dear Webmaster,
    My name is Thierry Della Siega (41, born in Luxembourg, living in Belgium), but I am a direct descendant of a Gunn family.
    In fact, my mother is Fernande Jeanne Gunn (Luxembourg), and her brother is Etienne Richard Fred William Gunn.
    Their father was Richard Fred William Gunn (born on 25.4.1916 in Belmont, district of Durham (near Newcastle upon Tyle), died in Luxembourg in 1976).
    His father was Richard Fenn Gunn (born about 1880, married in Belgium, fought in a british cavalry regiment during WW1, died on 13.11.1924 in Belgium). His brothers were John Harry (“Henry”) Gunn (died in Belgium) and Charles Gunn.
    Their father was Richard Gunn (no other information).
    All family papers have been lost, and I have no more informations than these. I wonder if we descend from “THE” Highland Clan Gunn? Are we authorized to wear the Gunn tartan? What are the (symbolic or genealogic) differences between the several existing Gunn tartans?
    Thank you so much for helping me in my quest for our family heritage! 😉
    Sincerely yours,
    Dr Thierry Della Siega

    1. Dear Thierry,
      Thanks for your post. I’m afraid that I have no personal knowledge of your ancestors – but that’s not surprising this isn’t my own area of expertise. As a society we are hoping to develop this website during 2015 to allow members to access the considerable research that has been done by former and current society members (especially the Society’s Genealogists) into the Clan genealogy, but in the meanwhile our current Genealogist (Ab Gunn based in the USA – see our contacts page for his details) is a great source of information and it is of course possible that one of your distant relatives may see your post and be able to post a reply.
      Regarding the tartans: to the best of my knowledge (always open for correction by those more knowledgeable than me) there is no genealogical or symbolic distinction between the three different ones (ancient, weathered and modern).
      As a society we welcome all who have a “Gunn” (or Gunn Sept) name in their or their spouse’s heritage and accept and feel a part of the aims of the society i.e. “to promote a spirit of kinship amongst members of the clan throughout the world”.
      I hope that helps a little!


  12. Bonne année et bonne santé, from Normandy !
    I have tried contacting Abb Gunn but with no result : my emails bounce back with an “error” message !
    Could you check on that and, if that email adress is no longer public, send it direct to me on my own email adress ?
    With thanks,

    1. Dear Alain, Abb’s e-mail e-mail address is still correct- I’ve copied you on an e-mail that I’ve just sent to him – so let me know if you are still having problems. Best regards, Graham

  13. Thanks Graham!
    Very pleased about your quick answer, and yes, it does help! 😉
    I contacted Abb Gunn, and he will do some research… So we will see!
    Thank you again,

  14. We will be visiting Scotland 12 May through 23 May. Will the Clan Gunn Heritage Centre be open at that time of year. Your site says that it doesn’t open until 01 June, but other Scotland sites say “open all year.” Please confirm your hours for me. Thank you!

    1. Hi Sharon, Our Website is correct (of course!) but if you are coming from afar and have a particular interest in Clan Gunn, it may be possible to arrange a special opening of the centre: Bunty (the Commander’s wife who looks after the CG Centre) does her best to accommodate out of season overseas visitors if she possibly can. Let me know if you would like me to try and arrange this and I’ll put you in touch with Bunty.

      If you could also let me know which sites are giving the wrong information about opening times I’ll get in touch with them and try and get them to correct it.

      Hoping you have a wonderful visit to majestic Scotland -with or without a visit to the CG Centre, Graham

  15. Hello, I wonder if you can tell me where about Davochendearie, Latheronbt might be? It is mentioned in the birth of a Mackay baby being born in 1830. Many thanks for any help you can provide with this.

  16. I just paid for an overseas membership via paypal using the Standing Order Form.

    Is there anything else that I need to do to become a member of Clan Gunn?

  17. My son and I are planning a trip to Scotland the Summer of 2016 and plan to visit all the sites we can that relate to our Gunn ancestors, Jasper and Anna, who sailed to Connecticut, USA in the 1630s. We want this to be an independent trip, with no travel agency or tour busses, leaving us free to wander at will through the countryside. We would also be interested in any significant Jamieson sites, in honor of my paternal grandmother, Mary (Jamieson) Wilcox.

    I’m wondering if there is anyone in your Society who would find it fun to strike up an e-mail conversation with me about where to go, what to see, and what to expect in availability of lodgings and gas (petrol?) stations. I’ve delegated the actual itinerary to my son (who is really looking forward to driving on the other side of the road!) but we would appreciate any input you might have. And being retired myself, I would enjoy chatting via e-mail.

    Thanks in advance.

    Carol Wilcox

    1. Hi Carol,

      Good luck with planning your trip. I myself am not all that familiar with the area – but there will be plenty of people much more knowledgeable than me who can help. Probably this webpage won’t get too many visits, but one other place you might get some ideas is through Facebook. There’s a Clan Gunn Group that has been set up there for quite some time – it isn’t an “official” Group – there’s no direct link to either the US or the UK society, but I’ve noticed a few members who contribute on there. If you’re interested here’s a link:

  18. After doing some research into my family, I uncovered a few Robsons knocking about in Scotland a few generations ago. A nice discovery, considering it’s a part of the world I’ve always loved visiting. Given that the name appeared a few generations ago, though, would that mean I wasn’t able to join the society?

  19. It appears that after the Battle at The Chapel of Tears, the Gunn’s gathered in Sunderland(?) From there it appears that the surviving brothers of the Crooner had a falling out and went their separate ways. Is it correct to think that the division among the brothers, drove the need for and the use of sept-surnames? If this is the case, can we not draw some historical understanding of our sept migration ?

  20. Hello family and friends my name is Joshua Todd Gunn I live in Atlanta Texas . I was blessed tp be able to make it back to the Mother Land in 2011 . What a great experience it was too meet the New Chief. My grandfather is Dennis Lloyd Gunn . My grandfather and uncle tell me that they have found out what brother or bloodline comes from now…This is so Amazing. … maybe one day I could make it back to the Mother Land again I loved it their .

    1. Hi Joshua,

      We’re in the middle of our tri-annual International Gathering at the moment – so why not make a date in your diary for July 2018 – it would be great to see you then!

  21. Are the Scottish Gunns related to the Irish Gunns (and Gilguns, etc.)? We are Hendersons but our Y-DNA results point us to the various Irish Gunn families. Thank you for your reply.

  22. Hello

    All I know about my great grandmother is that she was indeed from northeast Scotland and her name was Mary (possibly Margaret) Robson.
    Some years ago I asked if that meant that she was a Gunn and got the brief reply: Dan, you´re a Gunn.
    Nice as that sounds, I´d still like to know if it is possible to trace my faily tree through the Clan heritage center.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Dan,

      To be honest I think you’ll need a bit more than that to track your family history, but you never know – maybe someone will spot this and make a connection. Robson is an accepted “Sept” of the Gunn Clan, and as far as the society rules are concerned having a Robson in your family tree entitles you to join the society, in other words we do count that as allowing you to rightfully claim to be “a Gunn”.
      In reality there is no one truly accepted definition of who is and is not a member of a Scottish Clan, and as you can find by looking the Web, arguments rage as to exactly who and what constitute a true Gunn …

  23. Hi, my name is Kirrien Wilson, I am a 23 year old from the UK.
    I have been doing some research into the wilson side of my and I came across the Clan.
    So far I have got to an ancestor from Banff in aberdeenshire and got on a ship to Nova Scotia and then walked to Banff in Alberta.
    But he had originally left his family in the northern highlands.
    Anyway I look forward to learning more about the Clan and maybe visiting the area in the near future.
    Also, I plan on getting married to my american italian fiancee in the future and would love to get married in the clan tartan in the homeland so I look forward to learning my routes.

    1. Hi Kirrien,

      First congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. I’ll post your comment here and we can see if anyone knowing about your history responds. You may also care to look at the large Facebook group (see our external contacts page): although this isn’t organised or approved by our Society it does give you access to a wider reach if the Clan. If you have details of your family tree you can send them to the society Genealogist (Ab Gunn – details on our contacts page) and he will try and match them up with any other information that he has got. Incidentally: you are eligible, and would be very welcome to join the society (for the very reasonable fee of £15 / year!) you’re welcome pack and the tri-monthly magazine will give you some more information about the society! Best wishes Graham (Webmaster)

  24. Greetings All from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

    I’m told we have distant connections to the Clan. My Father William Wallace Gunn travelled to Scotland in 1990 for a gathering which he enjoyed very much although he was quite ill at the time. Dad has since passed on.

    I’m a musician that plays in our local Brass Band, {City of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band} and also perform the duties of Drum Major when we are on the March.

    I’m also a snare drummer in our Federation University Pipes and Drums. Quite a solid Pipes and Drums Band of long term establishment.

    Apparently musicianship is very strong in this clan.

    Friends, I would appreciate any info about reunion type events, worldwide. And any music type events that you participate in.

    Also for the musically inclined our bands are looking for resources in the form of Drum Major’s Staffs/Maces and White Leather Ceremonial Gauntlets. Any further advice is appreciated as suppliers are difficult to find in Australia.

    Feel free to email.

    All the best to all you Gunn’s. Worldwide!

    Best Regards,

    Peter Gunn

  25. My maiden name is Jamieson and I live on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. My husband Carron Bourke and I are coming to UK in April 2016 to see our son Gerard (RAAF) at present at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. We are interested in coming to Edinburgh for the chieftan ceremony and want to know how we can receive details of this clan event and of the black tie dinner.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  26. I am a Jamieson and in Australia. My husband and I will be in UK next April, 2016, and wish to receive info on the chieftan ceremony and details of black tie dinner.
    Look forward to your reply.

    1. Hi Mary,
      I’ll publish details and booking arrangements on this website as soon as they are finalised: at this stage I only have the dates (15th to 17th April) and venue (Edinburgh): watch this space!

  27. Question:
    Can anyone here give me an idea or timeline of when one of the original septs, namely ‘Gallie’, first became known?
    That is, when the name came into being.
    Many thanks.
    John Gallie

  28. I am looking for Gunn males who have taken or might take a YDNA test to show Gunn lineage. I have taken many YDNA tests and the results show my ancestors were from the UK.
    I have a family tree with several hundred Gunn’s. My unproven lineage goes back past George Gunn, The Coroner of Caithness.
    I have cousins from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Norway and Scandinavia.
    Glad to share information.
    William Gunn

  29. Hello, my name is Ira Prescott. I reside in Greenwood, AR, USA. My mothers maiden name is Mann. I was adopted, so I’m not related to the Prescotts by birth. My father, who has been deceased at a very young age, had the last name of Davis, from Clan Davidson. I have a genealogy report from my maternal grandfathers line, that dates back as far as the 1600’s in America, more specifically, North Carolina. We are most undoubtedly descendants of the Clan Gunn. However, the report stops in America, and I am having difficulty tracing it back before the arrival of the Mann family in America. I would be ecstatic to be able to be a clan member. My question is, do we have to have geneolical proof of the clan ancestry to be a member.
    I am so happy to hear that the clan has a chieftain again. It warms my heart. Congratulations, Lain.
    Thank You so much for your time.
    Ira L. Prescott (Mann)

  30. Hi,
    I am from the US, and my Gunn ties are via Jasper Gunn, who was born in 1606 and landed in the New World in Boston in 1635. My Great Great Grandmother was Polly Gunn, daughter of John Northrup Gunn, Jr., whose brother founded the Gunnery School in Washington, CT.
    My husband and I plan on being in Edinburgh for a week, then flying to Orkney Island for 5 days at the end of June. Would love to tie in a trip to visit the Heritage Center and learn more the Gunn’s.
    Thanks for your help!!

    Lisa Margheim

  31. Hello, I’m wondering if there is any forum/group who are researching Aberdeenshire Mann family ancestry?
    Rohan Mann

  32. My name is Shane Wilson and I live in the United States. My father and grandfather were from Arkansas. I live in Nebraska. I don’t know if I am a Wilson from Clan Gunn.

  33. I do hope that you can help me,
    My Family name is MAIN, and I have been told by my late Father that we come under the Gunn Clan,
    I would be most great-full for any help on this.
    Many thanks for your time and help.
    Robert Main

  34. Greetings to all of the Gunn clan my name is Daniel Wylie I found out my name is listed as a Gunn on the list. My cousin encouraged me to share this with you. I would like to know if I can be part of the CLAN Gunn as part of the Sept name Wylie. Thank you people for this time.

  35. Hello, my name is Jacquelin Smith. My great grandmother’s name was Josephine Gunn Moore. I am trying to find out if there is any relation between her and the Clan Gunn of Scotland. I would like to learn more about my ancestors if at all possible. If there is any way possible for your to help me figure this out, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

  36. Good afternoon from Montana, USA. I had my DNA done on Family Tree DNA the 111 marker , also Scotlandsdna has done my DNA. I have been trying to find a site in the UK who matches DNA to others who had their test done. My family line is Robinson, Butler (father’s side) then Whitaker, Burton (mother’s side). I have connected with five others here in the States that match my DNA and all of us are Robinson’s. We all go back to the Virginia Colony. I do know my relations came out of Scotland to the Colonies.

  37. Hello from New Zealand! I am just seeking clarification about my Gunn ancestors to see if they definately belong to Clan Gunn [before I join] as I’m not sure how the Clan system works. I am descended from John Gunn c.1680 from Forres, Moray whose son was John Gunn 1707, whose son was David Gunn born 1728 who was a merchant in Forres, whose son was James Gunn born Forres, Elgin, Moray in 1770 ….. – is my Clan Gunn?? Kind regards, Michelle

  38. Hello, I am researching my entitlement to the Gunn name. My wife’s, who was MacKrill-Firebough, married George Gunn of Fresno California. Shortly before he passed, uncle George, by his word only, adopted me as a son, thereby bringing me into the family. After some research I found that my mother’s maiden name by birth is Williams which was changed from Williamson upon arrival in America in the 1800s. Williamson was a family within clan Gunn. So, am I entitled to wear the tartan and crest pin.

  39. Hi to all,
    I am an author of crime thriller novels and though you may all be interested in my Gunn Brothers Thriller series. As you can see my main heroes are two of the clan Gunn. I myself am related to the Royal Stewarts of Appin on my fathers side.
    The books are available at all good retailers such as amazon etc.

    They might make a great present for another Gunn family member?

    Best wishes,

    James Hilton

  40. Hi, I am trying to find out when my family belonged to Gunn Clan. I have been told by my annestors that the McCathie name was part of the Gunn Clan however the name McCathie does not come up on any of the websites.
    Could you please help me with my search?
    Hamish McCathie

  41. Hello, I have been doing research for the Robbins side of my family for a while now and I have came to a bump in the road. I was assuming that Robbins and its variations (Robins, Robbyns, Robyns) was part of the Gunn Clan. I would of bet money on it. However the Genealogist stated this is not so. Robbins is not a Sept of the Gunns. I did see in various articles that mention we are “accepted” as part of the Gunn Clan. I would like to know if this is true, and if so how? If not, can I swear my allegiance to the Chieftain himself?

  42. I’m looking for my immigrant ancestor James Robberson (aka as Jacobus Roberse, his sons went by Roberts, the rest of their descendants Robison, and my grandmother changed it to Robinson on their marriage license.
    James was b. 1687, in Old England. His ancestors may have been John Robison and Katherine (Corey?), however this is not clear. Most records state James was thought to be the son of Isaac, brother to Rev, John Robinson. However, that too was a dead end. I have been unable to find him on any of the ship listings, but there are more Robinson’s in the Barbados in early 1600’s. (It’s interesting that a first colonist John Robinson died in December 1607 during the starving time, but most all marriages are with other first American colonists. Also of note, my grandfather is named Clisby, but found no connections in Cleasby, Eng.)
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Danyelle, Good luck in your search, I will have to leave it to other visitors to our site to try and help answer your question. If you haven’t already done so it may be worth joining the Facebook Group (free of course) and posting your question there. The Group is not part of the official Clan Gunn Society but it does have a much bigger group of members, many of whom are based in the USA. You can find the Group here Best wishes, Graham (CGS Webmaster)

  43. Hello,
    My wife and I will be visiting from the US and will be in the vicinity of the Heritage Centre on Friday May 19, 2017. I noted in an email dated almost exactly two years ago that foreign visitors might be able to visit the Centre if the Commander’s wife is able to assist, since normal opening hours would not begin for about another two weeks. Is that still possible? I know little about the Clan, but I was told some years back that as a Scandinavian Johnson (name anglicized in Boston in 1884), my most likely Clan connection would be Clan Gunn. I did see that Johnson is a Sept name. I will greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide.
    Best regards and thank you,
    Brynte Johnson

    1. Hi Brynte, I’ve checked with Bunty (or Madam Gunn of Gunn as she should now be officially called as wife of the Chief!) and I’m sorry to say that it won’t be possible to open up in May. There is remedial work to be done on the ceilings and roof and the area will be limited to building contractors only. I suppose that all of the exhibits will be stored safely away as well. Sorry to disappoint you.
      Picking up on the question about your ancestry: Whilst Johnson is indeed a Sept of Clan Gunn, it is a common name and could well come from another line. To be sure you really need to research your genealogy and see where your forebears originated from: if it was from the Caithness area then you will almost certainly be from the Johnson sept of Clan Gunn. As a society we don’t ask members to provide a proven pedigree – if either your own research or your family tradition leads you to believe that one of your forebears (or your spouses) is a member of Clan Gunn and you accept the aims of the society – that’s sufficient.

      Graham (CGS Webmaster)

  44. I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with contact information for the Clan Gunn Society in France and Norway, as I now divide my time between these two countries. Many thanks in advance….

  45. Hello. We will be visiting Scotland in May (19th-28th) and wondered if the Museum will be open at all during that time?

    1. Hi Caroline, Unfortunately no – prior to the summer opening at the beginning of June, there is remedial work to be done on the ceilings and roof and the area will be limited to building contractors only. Sorry to disappoint you.

  46. Hello – My wife and I are also traveling to Scotland in May of this year, and had planned on visiting the Clan Gunn Museum. We are from Chico, CA, USA. We will be staying in Inverness May 17th to May 20th. If the Museum won’t be open and the exhibits stored, due to the reconstruction, maybe we should just get together for a picnic in the cemetery? BTW, my Clan Gunn line is through my grandfather, Peter White Gunn, born on 10 July 1884 in Leith. His father was George Gunn, and his mother was Marion Whitecross White.

    David Gunn

  47. I am trying to establish any link between Angus Gunn (born: 7 December 1790 at Halkirk, the son of George and Margaret Gunn) and Angus Gunn who, in 1814, was appointed as the first Head Constable of Ayrshire. I suspect they are the same person. Do you hold any information which could be useful in confirming (or denying) this theory? I am already in contact with the Ayr local history centre and await any news from them. I would be grateful for any assistance, but understand they you may not be able to.
    Kind regards.

  48. I began researching my Gunn family in the USA, about 20 years ago. During the Great Depression many of the family were scattered and we lost touch. My great-grandfather, William Thomas Gunn had 14 children with 2 wives. When my father passed away I was clearing out his desk and found a will that named all family members as of the date of the will in the 1960’s. I wrote to all of them, many were deceased, but I got good response from their families and began to gather the family together. I found my cousin, Nancy Kellum Pearce, by chance on FaceBook, she completed the family that I had not been able to find, and she had volumes of material on the family. About 6 years ago I organized a family reunion. We had about 125 people to the first and we have one each year. Some of us dream of coming to Scotland to visit the origin of our family. It is a dream at this time, but in order to try to make it happen I am researching accommodation for family. I would appreciate information on the area, and will seek holiday rentals that will suit. I will need names of villages close by in order to find my way. I would love to make this dream a reality. Thanks for any assistance that you may be able to give. My brother Robert Gunn, cousin Nancy Kellum and I have traced to the 1600’s here in America and we are still researching. Faye Gunn Bowling, Virginia, USA

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