John Mure of Caldwell (c1515-c1554)

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John Mure of Caldwell was born on an unknown date to John Mure of Caldwell (c1490-1539) and Janet Stewart (c1495) . He married Isabel Montgomerie (c1515-) . He married Christian Ross (c1520-) . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Byzantium, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Switzerland, the Byzantine Empire, Scotland, Italy.

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Married "first, the Lady Isabel Montgomerie, daughter of Hugh, first Earl of Eglinton, and secondly, Christian, daughter of Ninian, Lord Ross, of Hawkhead, a papal dispensation for which match, as within the prohibited degree, was obtained from the see of Glasgow, in 1538. The Laird of Caldwell had (with younger children) two sons,

"I. John (Sir), his heir.

"II. William, who received the lands, and founded the house of Glanderstoun, long a distinct Renfrewshire family, of the first respectability."

Burke's Commoners, I, p 455. [So we don't know who their mother was until we find birth dates: but gencircles has ideas, and the date for William points to Isabel.]

Confusingly, perhaps, says (referring to volume XI, page 157, of The Complete Peerage):

Ninian Ross, 3rd Lord Ross of Halkhead was the son of John Ross, 2nd Lord Ross of Halkhead. He married Janet Stewart, daughter of Matthew Stuart, 2nd Earl of Lennox, before 15 November 1515. He married by contract, secondly, Elizabeth Ruthven, daughter of William Ruthven, 1st Lord Ruthven and Isabel Livingstone, on 12 December 1540. He died circa February 1555/56.


Offspring of John Mure of Caldwell and Isabel Montgomerie (c1515-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Mure of Caldwell (c1534-1570)
William Mure of Glanderstoun (1535-1606) 1535 Rowallan, Scotland, United Kingdom 1606 Elizabeth Hamilton (c1535-aft1570)


  1. See "Descendants" tab above.
  2. Descendant table on WorldConnect.

External links


  1. Burke's Commoners, vol I, p 455

Sources and notes


  Robin Patterson

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