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Dame Jean Mure, Countess of Glasgow

Also Known As: "fairly/boyle/Jean Mure "of Rowallan"", "Countess of Glasgow", "Jean Fairlie", "Jean Boyle"
Death: September 3, 1724
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Mure of Rowallan and Dame Mary Scott
Wife of William Fairlie of Bruntsfield and David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow
Mother of Elizabeth M'Kerrell, of Hillhouse; Lady Betty; Jane Boyle and Lady Anne
Sister of Anne Mure and Margaret Mure

Occupation: Countess of Glasgow
Managed by: Heather (Fachet) Bond
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About Dame Jean Mure, Countess of Glasgow

DAME JEAN MURE (aka LADY JEAN MUIR) Countess of Glasgow


14 September, 1724. - Lady Jean Muir, Countess of Glasgow, was interred in the Abby Church of Holyroodhouse, and lyes on the north side of the east end, over against the third window of the said north side, about four yards from the grave of Bishop Paterson, two foor without the pillars. Register of Burials in the Chapel Royal or Abbey of Holyroodhouse, p. 8

Biographical Account: Jean Mure

Jean Mure was the daughter of William Mure. She married, firstly, William Fairlie of Bruntisfield, younger before 1697. She married, secondly, David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow, son of John Boyle of Kelburn and Marion Steuart, on 16 June 1697. She died on 3 September 1724. From before 1697, her married name became Fairlie. From 16 June 1697, her married name became Boyle. As a result of her marriage, Jean Mure was styled as Countess of Glasgow on 12 October 1703. Child of Jean Mure and David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow 1.Lady Jane Boyle+ d. 13 Dec 1729. Darryl Lundy's Peerage

Biographical Account: William Mure of Rowallan

William Mure of Rowallan, the last representative of the family, was entered a student at university of Glasgow in 1660. His share in the afflictions of his father has been already noticed. This did not shake his attachment to the church for which he suffered. His name frequently occurs in the records of the parish of Kilmarnock. He is mentioned there for the first time in 1695 in a commission to defend a process of translation before the synod. He was a member of the Scots parliament and died in 1700. He married about 1670, Dame Mary Scott, apparently heiress of Collarny in Fife, by whom he had daughters Anna, Margaret, and Jean. The latter, his only surviving daughter and sole heiress married, first, William Fairlie of Bruntsfield, near Edinburgh, afterwards designed of Fairlie, to whom she had issue. Tradition still points out the spot where Fairlie was married to the heiress of Rowallan. The ceremony was performed by a curate, in the fields, about a quarter of a mile from the house of Rowallan, at a tree still called the marriage tree which stands on the top of a steep bank, above that part of the stream called “Janet's kirn”. The heiress of Rowallan married, secondly, David first earl of Glasgow, and had to him three daughters, Lady Betty, who died in infancy, Lady Jean, who by special destination succeeded to Rowallan, and Lady Anne, who died unmarried. Jean Mure, countess of Glasgow, died September 3, 1724, and was succeeded by her elder surviving daughter of the second marriage, Lady Jean Boyle Mure of Rowallan, who married the Hon. Sir James Campbell of Lawers K.B., third and youngest son of the second earl of Loudoun (see vol ii p 695). Their son James Mure Campbell succeeded to the estate of Rowallan and was the fifth earl of Loudoun (see Loudoun fifth earl). William Anderson, The Scottish Nation, or the Surnames Families Literature and Biographical History of the People of Scotland, Volume III (A. Fullerton & Co., Edinburgh, 1867), p. 220

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Dame Jean Mure, Countess of Glasgow's Timeline

September 3, 1724
September 14, 1724
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland