William Mure of Rowallan

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William Mure of Rowallan

Death: before November 20, 1700
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Mure of Rowallan and Dame Elizabeth Hamilton
Husband of Dame Mary Scott
Father of Dame Jean Mure, Countess of Glasgow; Anne Mure and Margaret Mure
Brother of John Mure and Jean Mure

Managed by: John Peter Cowley
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About William Mure of Rowallan


Evidence from the National Records of Scotland


8 July 1665: Revocation by Sir Robert Montgomerie, Kt, and Dame Marie Scott, Lady Collerny, his spouse, to William Muir the Younger of Rowallan. On settlement of disputes re the lands and barony of Rossie, that the writts etc, be delivered by Sir John Gilmour to Robert Montgomerie of Heislehead National Records of Scotland, reference GD122/2/677


12 November 1669: Signature of the lands of Rowallan granted to William Muir (Muire, Mure) and Mary Scott, his wife. National Records of Scotland, Register of Signatures, reference SIG1/104/136


14 June 1670: Letters of horning and poinding at instance of Mr. Robert Baillie of Jerviswood against William Moore, fiar of Rouallan, and Thomas Boyd of Pinkill, for repayment of 5,000 merks scots, due in bond dated 7 February 1669 National Records of Scotland, Papers of the family of Dalrymple-Hamilton of Bargany, Ayrshire, reference GD109/570


20 November 1700: Commissions to Commissioners to Parliament. Mr John Campbell of Schankstoune (in place of deceased William Mure of Rowallane). National Records of Scotland, Commissions to Commissioners to Parliament, reference PA7/25/4

Note About the Descendants of William Mure of Rowallan and Mary Scott

William Mure of Rowallan (d. 1700), was a student at the University of Glasgow in 1660. Apart from his imprisonment alongside his father, he was a member of the Scottish Parliament and was married to Dame Mary Scott, heiress of Collarny in Fife. They had three daughters, of which only one, Jean Mure (d. 1724), his only heir, survived to adulthood. Jean married twice, first to William Fairlie of Bruntsfield, near Edingburgh, with whom she had children. After his death, she married David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow (c. 1666–1733), with whom she had three daughters. After the death of Jean Mure, Countess of Glasgow, in 1724, she was succeeded by her elder surviving daughter, Lady Jean Boyle Mure of Rowallan, who married the Hon. Sir James Campbell (c. 1680–1745) in 1720. Sir James Campbell was the third and youngest son of James Campbell, 2nd Earl of Loudoun. Their son, James Mure Campbell (1726–1786), succeeded to the estate of Rowallan, and later became the 5th Earl of Loudoun. James married Flora Macleod, daughter of John Macleod of Raasay, with whom he had Flora Mure-Campbell (1780–1840), his heir and the 6th Countess of Loudoun. She married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754–1826), in 1804. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mure_(writer)'''

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