'Mure01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Mure of Abercorn, Mure of Cowdams, Mure of Rowallan
[We expect to review this page further in due course at which time we will probably split the page.]

Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan
m. Isabel Cumming (dau of Sir Walter Cumming)
1. Sir Gilchrist Mure of Rowallan (d c1280)
  A. Sir Archibald Mure of Rowallan
  Paterson shows Archibald (d 1298) as son of Sir Gilchrist (by Isabell Cunine), probable successor to "David de Moore".
  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 (or grand-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
  ((3)) Quintin Mure of Aird and/or Skeldon (d by 1518) possibly of this generation ("brother of Mure of Rowallan")
  m. (mcrt 04.10.1510) Katherine Kennedy (a 1533, dau of David Kennedy, 1st Earl of Cassillis)
  ((A)) Margaret Mure --
m1. Neil Montgomery, 1st of Lainshaw (d 1547) --
  m2. John Kennedy of Skeldon
  ((4))+ other issue - Archibald, Patrick, James, daughter ('Lady Macfarlane'), daughter ('Lady Balqulder'), daughter
  (b) daughter
  m. _ Boyde of Hietrie
  (c)+ other issue - Robert (had issue), James in Craig, Walter of Cocktries
  (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)
  (D)+ other issue - Alexander of Polkellie, Rankine or Reginald (had issue)
  (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
  iii. Margaret Mure
  m. George Dunbar of Cumnock
  ii. Jean Mure
  B. ?? Mure
  Son or grandson of the above Sir Gilchrist was ...
  i. Andrew Mure of Monyhagen



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 (Kentigern) 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
m1. 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. (1615) 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) Alexander Mure (d 1641/8, Captain)
  The following comes from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p229) with some input from Wikipedia ("John Moore (Scottish physician)" and connected articles).
  (i) ?? Mure
  (a) Charles Mure or Moore of Armagh, later of Stirling (d 1735, minister)
m. Marion Hay Anderson (dau of John Anderson of Dowhill, Provost of Glasgow)
  ((1)) John Moore (b 10.10.1729, d 21.01.1802, author & doctor)
  m. (Jean) Simson (d 1820, dau of Professor John Simson (son of Rev. Patrick of Renfrew) by a niece of John Stirling)
  ((A)) Sir John Moore (b 13.11.1761, d Corunna 16.01.1809, Lt. General)
  ((B)) Sir Graham Moore (b 1764, d 25.11.1843, Admiral, 3rd son?) had issue
  m. (1812) Dora Eden (dau of Thomas Eden, niece of William, 1st Baron Auckland)
  ((C)) James Moore, later Carrick-Moore of Montfode & Corsewall (b 1762-3, d 1834, physician) had issue
  m. (31.12.1799) Harriet Henderson (dau of John Henderson)
  ((D))+ other issue - Francis, Charles, 3 other sons (d young?), Jane, 2 other daughters (d young?)
  ((2)) daughter
m. Charles Mackintosh
  (C) Robert Mure (Major)
  m. Anne Maxwell (dau of Sir James Maxwell of Calderwood, widow of the Laird of Newhall)
  (D) Sir Patrick Mure of Rowallan, Bart (a 1662, d unm?, youngest son?) not mentioned by Paterson
  (E) Elizabeth Mure
  m. Uchtred Knox of Ranfurlie
  (F) Jean Mure possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m1. (mcrt 25.02.1671) Gavin Ralston of that ilk
m2. (22.06.1676, sps) John Boyle of Kelburn
  (G)+ other issue - John of Fenwickhill, son, 4 other daughters
  m2. Jane Hamilton (Lady Duntreath)
  (M)+ other issue - James, Hugh, Marion, Jane
  (2) Hugh Mure (a 1618, later preacher at Burstone, Norfolk)
(3) Marion Mure
  m. (Thomas Boyd) of Penkill (d 1673)
  m2. Jeane Porterfield (d 1612, dau of ?? Porterfield of Duchall)
  (4) Alexander Mure of Little Sessnock (d 09.1635)
  m3. Sarah Brisbane (d 09.1648, of the house of Bishoptoun)
  (5) Margaret Mure
  m. ??, Laird of Barrochan
  (6) Mary Mure
  m1. (Walter Stewart) Lord Blantyre (dsp 10.1641)
  m2. (1644) (John Brisbane) of Bishoptoun (d 1649)
  (7) Jean Mure
  m. Sir John Shaw, 1st Bart of Greenock (d 16.04.1693)
  (8) Lillias Mure
  (9) Margaret Mure
m1. Zacharias Boyd
  m2. James Durham (d 06.1658, minister in Glasgow)
  b. John Mure of Blacklaw (d Beith)
  m. (mcrt 21.08.1604) Helen Wallace (dau of _ Wallace (by Sibilla Stewart), m2. William Wallace of Prestwickshaws)
  (1) Elizabeth Mure
  m. Edward Wallace of Sevealltoune
  (2) Jean Mure
  m. (mcrt 09.06.162) George Campbell of Auchmanoch
  c. (Margaret) Mure ('lady Caldwell')
  m. James Mure, younger of Caldwell (dvp)
  d. (Marion) Mure ('lady Langshaw')
  m. (c1601) Neil Montgomerie of Lainhaw
  e.+ other issue - Hugh, daughter
m2. Elizabeth Makgill (dau of David Makgill of Cranston Riddell)
  ii. daughter (d 01.1632)
  m. _ Blair of Adamston
  iii. (Margaret) Mure
  Paterson reports that Lady Maxwell m2. as shown but, if we have the right Maxwell and the marriages in the right order, this is probably wrong as that Patrick Maxwell m2. himself. Note that there are severval marriages around this time between the Mures of Rowallan, the Maxwells of Newark and (probably) the Lockharts of Bar.
  m1. Patrick Maxwell of Newark (a 1593)
  m2. ??, Laird of Lochnaw, Sheriff of Galloway
  iv. daughter
  m1. (Adame Cuninghame), Laird of Collelan
  m2. ??, Gudeman of Dundonand
  v.+ other issue - John of Cassincarrie, Mungo (d 11.1632 in London)
  B. Isobel Mure
m. Hugh) Wallace of Carnell (Cairnhill)
  C. Agnes Mure
  m. John Dunbar of Blantyre
  D. Elizabeth Mure
  m. John Dunbar of Mochrum
  E. Margaret Mure
  m. Patrick Fleming, younger of Barrochan
  F. Janet Mure
  m. John Fullarton of Dreghorn
  G.+ other issue - Archibald of Areulane & Cotland, Patrick (parson of Ferne), Hugh of Blacklaw & Skirnalland, Robert, Marion, daughter ('lady Enterline')
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. Paterson shows the following children for this generation.
2. daughter
  m1. ??, Laird of Newark ## see here? ##
  m2. John Lockhart of Bar (a 1562)
  m3. ??, Gudeman of Baldoon
3.+ other issue - Alexander of Ormseugh, Patrick, Adam, daughter ('Lady Sorbie in Galloway'),

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), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p183+) with support/input from Crawfurd's Renfrewshire, Commoners (vol i, Mure of Caldwell)
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