'Mure01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mure of Abercorn, Mure of Cowdams, Mure of Rowallan

                               
Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan
m. Isabel Cumming (dau of Sir Walter Cumming)
1. Sir Gilchrist Mure of Rowallan
  A. Sir Archibald Mure of Rowallan
  m. Margaret de Montgomery (dau of Sir John de Montgomery of Eaglesham who d c1285)
i. William Mure of Rowallan
  m. ?? Lindsay (dau of William Lindsay, 1st of Craigie)
  a. Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan (a 1332)
  m1. Janet Mure (dau of Ronald Mure of Pokellie)
  (1) Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan (d 1399)
  m. Janet de Danielston (dau of Sir John de Danielston of that ilk)
  (A) Archibald Mure of Rowallan (d 1426)
  m. Euphame Kennedy (dau of _ Kennedy of Dunmuir)
(i) Robert Mure of Rowallan (d 1504)
  m. Margaret Newton (dau of laird of Michaelhall)
  (a) John Mure, younger of Rowallan (dvp 1501)
  m. Elizabeth Stewart
  Elizabeth is described as daughter of the 1st Lord Evandale (Avondale) whose mother was a daughter of the Earl of Crawford. Andrew Stewart, 1st Lord Avondale, whose mother was a Campbell (not a Lindsay), is reported to have died without issue whilst no other Lord Avondale appears as her father.
  ((1)) John Mure of Rowallan (d Flodden 09.09.1513) - continued below
  m. Margaret Boyd (dau of Archibald Boyd of Bonshaw)
((2)) Archibald Mure
  (b) daughter
  m. _ Boyle of H***
  (c)+ other issue - Robert, James, Walter
  (B) Jean Mure (b c1395?) possibly of this generation
  m. John Macfarlane, 7th of Arrochar (d before 1441)
(C) Elizabeth Mure possibly of this generation
  m. John Haig, 10th of Bemersyde (d Piperdean 1436)
  (2) Sir Reginald Mure of Abercorn (a 1329, Chamberlain of Scotland)
  Commoners throws doubt on the suggestion that Sir Reginald was son of Sir Adam of Rowallan as his inheritance was Cowdams which was originally owned by the original family of Mure of Polkelly (Pokellie) which may have originally been the senior line of the Mure family in Scotland.
  m. Sybilla (?) Graham (dau of Sir John de Graham of Dalkeith, Abercorn and Eskdale)
  (A) Sir William Mure of Abercorn (b 1305, a 1380)
(i) Christiana Mure --
  m. Sir William Lindsay of Abercorn and the Byres (d before 01.07.1393) --
(B) Gilchrist Mure of Cowdams
  Commoners suggests that it was Gilchrist rather than his son John who married the heiress of Caldwell.
  m. Isobel Cumin (dau of Walter Cumin)
  (i) Sir Adam More
  (ii) John More, 1st of Caldwell (a 10.1409) --
  m. heiress of Caldwell --
  (iii) Archibald Mure of Pokellie (a 10.1409) ancestor of the second family of Mures of Pokellie
  (C) Alicia Mure --
  m1. Sir William de Herries
  m2. John Stewart of Ralston or Railston --
  m2. Johanna de Danielston (dau of Sir Hugh de Danielston of that ilk)
  (3) Elizabeth Mure J
  m. (1347) Robert Stewart, King Robert II of Scots (b 02.03.1316, d 19.04.1390) J
  ii.+ other issue - Margaret, Janet
 

 

 

John Mure of Rowallan (d Flodden 09.09.1513) - continued above
m. Margaret Boyd (dau of Archibald Boyd of Bonshaw, mistress of King James IV)
1. Mungo Mure of Rowallan (d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Isabella Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudon)
A. John Mure of Rowallan (b c1515, d 1581)
  m. Marion Cuninghame (dau of Sir William Cuninghame, 5th of Cuninghamhead)
  i. Sir William Mure of Rowallan (b c1547, d 1616)
  m1. Jonet Maxwell (dau of George Maxwell of Newark)
  a. Sir William Mure of Rowallan
m. Elizabeth or Jean Montgomery (dau of (Hugh) Montgomery of Haselhead by dau of Lord Sempill)
  (1) Sir William Mure of Rowallan (b c1594, d 1657, poet)
  m1. Anna or Elizabeth Dundas (dau of John Dundas of Newliston)
  (A) Sir William Mure of Rowallan (d c1686)
  m. (c1640) Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Aikenhead, Provost of Glasgow)
  (i) William Mure of Rowallan (d 1700)
  m. (c1670) Mary Scott (heiress of Collarny)
  (a) Jean Mure (b 04.1678, d 03.09.1724)
  m1. William Fairlie (the younger) of Bruntsfield, later of Dreghorn
  m2. (16.06.1697) David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow (b 1666, d 31.10.1733)
  (b)+ other issue (dvp) - Anna (b 07.1671), Margaret (b 07.1672)
  (ii) John Mure (a 1676)
(iii) Jean Mure
  m. (12.1676) James Campbell of Treesbank (b by 1640, a 1730)
  (B) Robert Mure (3rd son)
  m. "Lady Newhall"
  (C) Sir Patrick Mure of Rowallan, Bart (a 1662, d unm?, youngest son?)
(D) Elizabeth Mure
  m. Uchtred Knox of Ranfurlie
  (E)+ other issue - Alexander (d 1641), John of Fenwickhill, son, 5 daughters
  m2. Jane Hamilton (Lady Duntreath)
  (M) Jane Mure possibly the Jean who married ...
  m. Sir John Shaw, 1st Bart of Greenock (d 16.04.1693)
  (N)+ other issue - James, Hugh, Marion
  (2) Margaret or Mary Mure probably of this generation
  m1. Walter Stewart, 3rd Lord Blantyre (dsp 10.1641)
  m2. (1644) John Brisbane (d 1649)
b. (Margaret) Mure ('lady Caldwell')
  m. James Mure, younger of Caldwell (dvp)
  c. 'lady Langshaw'
  d.+ other issue - John, Hugh, daughter
  m2. Elizabeth Makgill (dau of David Makgill of Cranston Riddell)
  ii. daughter
  m. _ Blair of Adamston
  iii. (Margaret) Mure
  m. Patrick Maxwell of Newark (a 1593)
  iv.+ other issue - John, Mungo, daughter ('lady Coll')
  B. 'lady Dreghorn' probably the Janet Mure who married ...
  m. John Fullarton of Dreghorn
  C.+ other issue - Archibald, Patrick, Hugh, Robert, daughter ('lady Enterline'), daughter ('lady Carnwall'), daughter ('lady Mochram'), daughter ('lady Barn***')
Our notes on The 'Historie and Descent' book also show 3 daughters: one unnamed (married Hugh Moir of Pokellie then Archibald Crawford of Crawford), Elizabeth (married the laird of Lochleven) and Margaret (mistress of King James IV) but either those notes were wrong or the book itself was wrong as the first two appear to be Margaret Boyd's own sisters whilst Margaret was herself a mistress of King James IV.

Main source(s): 'The Historie and Descent of the House of Rowallan' (written by Sir William Mure, Knight, of Rowallan in/by 1657, edited/published by William Muir in 1825) with support/input from Crawfurd's Renfrewshire, Commoners (vol i, Mure of Caldwell)
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