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Margaret Murray

Also Known As: "Marray", "former mistress to James Stewart - widow of William Murray", "James Children were legitimised by Royal Charter."
Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: July 14, 1486 (40)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre and Katherine Balfour
Wife of William Marray
Mother of Agnes Maxwell, Lady Maxwell and Sir James Stewart, III, 1st Earl of Traquair
Sister of Elizabeth Murray; David Murray, 2nd of Ochtertyre; William Murray; Patrick Murray; Isabella Murray and 3 others
Half sister of John Murray of Blackbarony

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About Margaret Murray

Although he had a wife and children, Hearty James inherited the Beaufort libido.  He had a mistress, Mrs. Margaret Murray, by whom he had two children – James Stewart, 1st Laird of Traquair and Agnes Stewart who continued in the tradition of her mother.  Charles Stuart-Menteth was descended from the son whose descendants were fairly quiet and well behaved, but Ludivina was descended from the wild daughter, Agnes Stewart. 

Margaret Murray and her daughter Agnes must have been very attractive women. At an early age Agnes Stewart attracted the attention of her cousin King James IV of Scotland, and she bore him a daughter, Janet Stuart (Stewart) (1508-1563) who also seems to have inherited the family beauty, and especially the libido. Agnes was married four times after this affair with James IV. Her first husband was Adam, the 2nd Earl of Bothwell. Their grandson, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell and Duke of Orkney, briefly married his cousin Mary Queen of Scots as her third husband. The second husband of Agnes was Alexander, the 3rd Lord Home. Her third husband was Robert, 4th Lord Maxwell and the fourth and last was Cuthbert Ramsey. In her later years she had the desire to be legitimatized, and perhaps turned to religion, as the Beaufort libido faded

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Margaret Murray's Timeline

Age 24
Traquair, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 34
Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
July 14, 1486
Age 40