Mark Rugg Gunn’s sole ‘proof’ for the existence of ‘Chief’ Ingram Gunn is that he ‘witnessed a Charter in the time of David II (1329-1370)’.
The problem is that the Ingeram de Gynis who was the said witness was the cousin of King Alexander III of Scotland and was actually Enguerrand de Guines, later Lord of Coucy. He was witness to letters of King Alexander III c 1285 which were later mentioned in an Inspection of King David II in 1369.
This ‘Enguerrand de Guines, went to Scotland to make his fortune under his cousin, Alexander III. The king arranged his marriage to Christiana de Lindsay, daughter of William de Lindsay of Lamberton and a niece of John de Bailleul (future King of Scots). She was the heiress to the Barony of Durisdeer and Enoch in Galloway and held lands in southern Scotland and in England at Kendal in Westmoreland. Their marriage and his kinship to the king catapulted his career and included him in the core of the Scottish court… ’ (Page 196, M. A. Pollock, Scotland, England and France after the loss of Normandy 1204-1296; ‘Auld Amitie’)
It makes sense – a King would have witnesses from amongst his family or well-known courtiers, not a random unknown person from the Highlands of Scotland. With Enguerrand de Guines he had a witness who was both family and a well known member of his court.
'Chief' Ingram Gunn never existed. For the equally never existed 'Clan Gunn' knighted chiefs see clangunn.weebly.com/on-the-non-existent-gunn-lsquochiefsrsquo-between-the-orkneys-and-before-gunn-coroner-for-orkney-gunns-see-the-next-column.html