Gunn Crowner / Coroner - it's a minor position
I note the just published book by R. A. Houston The Coroners of Northern Britain c.1300-1700 (Palgrave ISBN 978-1-137-38106-4). I have not yet acquired a copy but the title does support the likelihood that correctly one should view the first Gunn in history as a coroner / Coroner, not a Crowner.
I note from page 69 'In their heyday during the fifteenth and sixteenth century Scottish coroners serviced itinerant courts of justice'. In other words one should view Scottish coroners in the 1400s (Gunn coroner's time) as a person who just did a valid legal job - this certainly questions the idea that Gunn coroner would have lived in 'baronial splendour' due to his position.
The author is a Professor of History at the University of St. Andrews.
Publication date - 28 March 2014.