Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan

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About Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan

SIR ADAM MURE OF ROWALLAN (aka ADE MORE DE ROWALLANE militi)

Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan is the son of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan. The Historie refers to him as: "Sr Adame Sone & successor to Sr Adam." Historie, p. 58

Death

A date and place of death has not been identified for Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan. According to Sir William Mure of Rowallan: "This Sr Adame deceased 1399." Historie, p. 68 However, he was still alive on 2 November 1404. NRS: GD25/1/27 Records show that he was succeeded by Robert Mure of Rowallan, in or before 1409, and it seems reasonable to suppose that he probably died before this date. NRS: GD8/1

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

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11 November 1391: Charter by which Robert III, King of Scots, confirms possession of Rowallan to Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan: "Ade More de Rowalane, militi." Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, charter number 835 on pp. 330-1

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26 November 1391: Charter by Robert III in favour of Fergus de Foulertoun of Arane [Arran] of the lands of Erqwhonyne extending to a 2 merk land, lordship of Aranne and sheriffdom of Bute, to be held in blench ferm. Dated at Arnele. Witnesses: Robert and Alexander, Earls of Fyf [Fife] and Buchan, the king's brothers, Thomas de Erskyne, [Erskine] R[obert] de Danyelstoun, Gilbert Kenedy, William de Conynghame, [Cunningham] the son, Adam Mure of Rowalayne [Rowallan] and [blank, document torn] Foulerton, knights, John de Monte Gomeri, [Montgomery] John de Schaw [Shaw] and Reginald de Crau[furd]. [Seal wanting] National Records of Scotland, Papers of the family of Fullarton of Kilmichael, Arran, reference GD1/19/1

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6 December 1392: Carta Ade More de terris de Polmekle Gray Dumbwe, etc. Appendix 2, Index A, charter number 1669

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6 December 1392: To Adam More of Rowallan and . . . . . Danielstoun his spouse, of the lands of Polmekill, Grey, Dumblay, Clunche, Clony Herber, Darlache, Balgram in the barony of Cunningham, vicecomitatu [de] Air, the lands of Lyntslare, by resignation of Janet Danielstoun. Air. Lanark. Appendix 2, Index B, charter number (5)

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6 December 1393: Charter by which James II, King of Scots, confirms to Ade de Mure de Rowallane, and Jonete de Danyelstoune his wife, possession of the lands of Polnekel, Grey, Drumbuy, Cliniche, Darclath and Bagraw in Cunningham division of Ayrshire, and the lands of Lenflare in the sheriffdom of Lanark. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1424-1513, charter number 253 on p. 58

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2 November 1404: Charter by King Robert III. to Sir Gilbert Kennedy, Knight, and Agnes his wife in liferent, and after their demise James Kennedy son of the said Sir Gilbert and the heirs male of his body, whom failling Alexander Kennedy, brother of the said James Kennedy, and the heirs male of his body, whom failling Hugh Kennedy, brother of the said James Kennedy, and the heirs male of his body, whom failling John Kennedy, brother of the said James Kennedy, and the heirs male of his body, whom failling Thomas Kennedy, brother of the said James Kennedy, and the heirs male of his body, whom failling David Kennedy also brother of the said James Kennedy and the heirs male of his body, whom all failling the said Sir Gilbert Kennedy his nearest heirs male whatsoever, of the lands of Cassillis and Gilletry and two Kilmories, lying in the Earldom of Carrick; proceeding on the resignation of the said Sir Gilbert Kennedy; To be holden of the King and his successors for services used and wont. Witnesses - Gilbert Bishop of Aberdeen Chancellor of Scotland, Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, Sir Allan de Cathcart and Sir William Cunningham, Knights, James of Dalrymple and William Joyse, Chaplain. Dated at Dundonald. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Kennedy Family, Earls of Cassillis (Ailsa Muniments), reference GD25/1/27 Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1424-1513, charter number 378 on p. 87

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24 July 1406: Charter in favour of Johanni de Crawfurde.The charter was witnessed by Adam Mure, militibus, and others. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1424-1513, charter number 27 on pp. 5-6

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1409: Remission by Robert, Duke of Albany, Earl of Fife and Governor of Scotland, to Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock, Robert Muir of Rowallan, John Keir, William of Nairn, Thomas Pontfray, James of Nesbit, Reginald Muir, Robert Muir, Robert Boyd of Flatt, Thomas Boyd of Blair, John Lowriestoun, John Donaldson, Gilbert of Kelso, Thomas Ludy, Thomas Wilson, John Lowries, Allan Lowries, his brother and John Muir of Caldwell, for the slaughter of Mauris Neilson of Dalrymple, Robert Black of Dalrymple and Donald Young at Dalmellington, for the burning of their houses and raiding of their goods and of the Castle, and Alexander Conynghame and the Lairds of Badlane and of Drumcross. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/1

Genealogical Accounts

  1. The Historie and Descent of the House of Rowallane. By Sir William Mure, Knight, of Rowallane, Written in or Prior to 1657 (Chalmers and Collins, Glasgow, MDCCCXXV.), 141 pp. including index
  2. Darryl Lundy's Peerage