Person:Elizabeth Mure (5)

Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan, Countess of Atholl
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan, Countess of Atholl
Alt Name Elizabeth Muire
Alt Name Elizabeth More
Gender Female
Birth? 1320 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandRowallan?
Marriage ABT 1336 Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotlandto Robert II , King of Scotland
Other 22 NOV 1347 Avignon, Vaucluse, Francepapal dispensation
with Robert II , King of Scotland
Alt Marriage ABT 1348 canonical marriage
to Robert II , King of Scotland
Death? BEF MAY 1355 Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland
Burial? 1355 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotlandat Paisley Chaple
Reference Number? Q1987004?

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Elizabeth Mure (died before May 1355) was mistress and then wife of Robert, High Steward of Scotland, and Guardian of Scotland (1338–1341 and from October 1346), who later became King Robert II of Scotland.

Elizabeth Mure (Muir) was said to be born at Rowallan Castle. Her parents were Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, Ayrshire and Janet Mure.

She initially became the Steward's mistress. He married her in 1336 but the marriage was criticised as uncanonical, so he remarried her in 1349 following a papal dispensation dated at Avignon 22 November 1347.

She died before her husband inherited the crown at the rather advanced age of 54, and he later re-married (Papal Dispensation dated 2 May 1355).

On 27 March 1371, "The Lord John (who later took the title of King Robert III, changing his name because of what he saw as John de Baliol's unpatriotic desecration of the name John), Earl of Carrick and Steward of Scotland, first-born son of King Robert II" was declared heir to the Crown by Parliament in Scone Abbey.

They had at least ten children, with some accounts saying as many as thirteen. Doubts about the validity of her marriage led to family disputes over her children's right to the crown.

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  1.   Elizabeth Mure, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Elizabeth Mure Stewart, in Find A Grave.