NameLaird William SUTHERLAND Of Berrydale , M
Birth Dateabt 1435
Birth PlaceTorboll, Moray, Scotland
Death Dateaft May 1474
Marr Dateabt 1450
ChildrenAlexander , M (~1453-1478)
 Isabel , F (~1457-)
 William (1) , M (~1450-<1514)
Notes for Laird William SUTHERLAND Of Berrydale
He married, before 19 March 1433-34, Murial, daughter of John Chisholm of Chisholm, with whom he obtained the lands of Quarrelwood, Greschip, and others near Elgin. At the date named, she, with her husband’s consent, resigned in the hands of the Prior of Coldingham, the lands of Paxton and Aldencraw, in Berwickshire.

Alexander and Muriel had issue, at least two sons and two daughters:

1. William, who is styled ‘of Berydall’ in 1451 ...

2. Angus, who obtained the lands of Torboll ...
3. Isabella, who married Alexander Dunbar of Westfield
4. Dorothea, said to be the daughter of Alexander Sutherland of Duffus ...

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 192-5

William, who is styled ‘of Berydall’ in 1451, and described then and in 1455 as son and apparent heir of Alexander Sutherland and of Muriel, his wife.

Sometime before May 1455 he had joined with them in resigning the lands of Duffus, Quarrelwood, Greschip, and others into the hands of Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, and on 1 June 1455, the Master of Huntly, when he married the Earl’s widow, became bound to defend the resigners in their lands It would appear also from this writ that the Earl of Huntly had destroyed or injured the Castle of Dufffus, as well as that of Spynie.

Little more is known of him. He was alive in May 1474, but he died soon after,

having had issue two sons and a daughter:

1. Alexander, probably the Alexander Sutherland who had sasine of the half barony of Strabrock in 1475 ...
2. William, afterwards of Duffus
3. Isobel, married (about 9 May 1474) to Hew Rose, younger of Kilravock.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol III, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 193-4.
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