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William Robinson, (second son of Wil-
liam Robinson, esq. of Guersfelt, see note).
This gentleman espoused Elizabeth, daugh-
ter and sole heiress of Giles Heysham, esq.
of Staghenhoe, Herts, and had issue,
Lytton-Robinson, d. v. p. 1717.
William, who also predeceased his

father in 1724.
John, successor.
Fanny, d. in 1730.
Anne-Jane, d. unmarried.
Barbara, m. to William Warburton,
esq. of Yarrow, in the Queen's county,
(a younger branch of the ancient
family of Warburton, baronets of
Ardley, in Cheshire) and had issue,
a son,

liam Lytton, of Knebworth, and had
a son,

William Robinson, who eventually
inherited the Lytton estates.
Margaret, in. to Sir George Strode, and
had a son,

Lytton Strode, who s. to the Lyt-
ton estates.
ii. William.
The last heir male of the Robinsons was drowned
along with ten other gentlemen ( heads of the chief
houses of Mona) by crossing to the isle of Skerries,
(his own property) in a stormy sea.

Richard Warburton, of whom

presently, as heir to his uncle,

John Robinson Lytton, esq.

Mr. Robinson Lytton, who served the office

of sheriff of Herts, d. in 1732, and was s.

by his eldest surviving son,

John Robinson Lytton, esq. of Kneb-
worth, who m. Leonora, daughter and heir-
ess of Humphrey Brereton, esq. of Borras,
in Denbighshire. He d. in 1762, and was
s. by his nephew,

Richard Warburton, esq. who, upon
inheriting Knebworth, assumed the surname
of Lytton. This gentleman, the intimate
friend of Dr. Parr, of Sir William Jones,
and of Dr. Johnson, was a member of the
Greek Club, and one of the most erudite
scholars of his age. He d. in 1810, leaving
by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Paul
Jodrell, esq. of Lewkner, in Oxfordshire,
an only daughter and heiress,

Elizabeth-Barbara, relict of General
Bulwer, of Heydon, and present pos-
sessor of Knebworth.

Arms — Ermine, on a chief indented, az.
three ducal coronets or.

*%* "This gentleman," says Lacey's No-
bility, " beareth ermine in chief indented of
the thrones three crowns angelicall, this
field is ermine, the attires of sapience ap-
propried to Mercury and Minerva, patrons
of arts and sciences ; others will have them
Hermines and Ermines, that they should
represent the statues of the deceased Nobile,
erected at the burial of the old Roman gen-
tleman, for the propagating of their honor
and fame to their posterities, the chief of
this coat is adorned with crowns, a worthy
gift of a sovereigne to his subjects, repre-
senting authority and power in the bearer,
the number is three, which signifies with
armorists, sufficiency, but commonly three
perfections, they are of gold, the purest of
mettals, they beene flowrie to illustrate the
prosperous estate of the bearer, and his
family. — I wish the bearer hereof to flourish
among gentlemen, even as the lily among
the flowers of the field — this is the coate
armor of Rowland Lytton, in the county
of Hertford, esq."

Estates — In Herts, possessed since the
reign of Henry VII.

Seat — Knebworth Park, Herts.



SCROOPE, SIMON-THOMAS, esq. of Danby-upon-Yore, in the county of York, m.

3rd March, 1789, Catherine, eldest daughter of Edward
Meynell, esq. of Kilvington and Yarm, in the same shire,
and has issue,

Simon-Thomas, b. 17th April, 1790, m. in 1821, Mary,
eldest daughter of John Jones, esq. of Llanarth
Court, in Monmouthshire, and has, with other issue,
a son and heir, Simon-Thomas.

Edward Gerard, b. 5th January, 1796.

Henry, b. 13th October, 1798.

Frederick, b. 25th December, 1801.

Charles-George, b. 21st March, 1805.

Catherine-Dorothy, m. in 1826, to Anthony-George
Wright, esq. of Waltons, in Essex, and has issue.



Mary-Barbara, who d. unmarried in 1797.

Mr. Scroope succeeded his father 3rd January, 1788.


This is the only branch now remaining
of the once eminent family of Le Scrope,
which was ennobled in the persons of
Henry le Scrope, and of Sir Richard le
Scrope, by King Edward III. ; the former*
was son and successor of Geffrey le Scrope,
of Clifton upon Yore, in the county of
York, chief justice of the Court of King's
Bench, temp. Edward II. and Edward
III. The latter* was chancellor and
keeper of the great seal in the reign of
Richard II

Henry Scroope, of Spennythorne, m.
Margaret, daughter and heiress of Simon
Conyers, of Danby upon Yore, in the county
of York, and thereby acquired that estate.
By this lady he had issue,

1. Francis, of Danby, who m. Doro-
thy, daughter of Anthony Caterick,

* Henry le Scrope was summoned to parlia-
ment as a baron, 23th February, 1342 ; in which
dignity he was s. by his elder son, Sir Stephen
le Scrope ; and his second son, Sir William le
Scrope was created Earl of Wiltshire.

Sir Richard le Scrope was summoned to par-
liament as a baron, 8th January, 1371. This was
the nobleman who had the memorable contest
with Sir Robert Grosvenor, as to the right of
bearing- certain arms. His descendant was created
Earl of Sunderland by King; Charles I. — See
Burke s Extinct and Dormant Veeraoe.

esq. of Stanwick, in Yorkshire, but
died s. p.

2. Henry, d. s. p.

3. Christopher, of Spennythorne, m.
Margaret, daughter of — Beesly, of
Skelton, and died 31st January, 1637,
leaving, with other issue,

Henry, who inherited Danby, and
the representation of the family.
Simon, successor to his brother.

4. John, m. Anne, daughter of — Tho-
resby, and left a daughter and heir-

Anne, who wedded Edward Top-
ham, esq. of Aglethorp.

The representation of the family eventually
devolved upon the eldest son of Christo-
pher, of Spennythorne,

Henry Scroope, esq. b. 14th October,
1605, who thus became " of Danby." This
gentleman espoused first, Anne, second
daughter of Sir Edward Plumpton, knt. of
Plumpton, in the county of York, and had
an only daughter, Anne, who m. Thomas
Tempest,esq.of Broughton, in the same shire.
Mr. Scroope m. secondly, Anne, daughter
of Robert Scroope, esq. of Wormsley, in
Oxfordshire, and had an only son, Robert,
who d. s. p. He died himself in 1642, and
was s. by his brother,

Simon Scroope, esq. of Danby, b. in



1615, m. Mary, daughter of Michael War-
ton, esq. of Beverlej , and had issue,
Simon, Ins heir.
John. b. 18th September, 1668.
Christopher, b. 18th April, 1670.
Catherine, m. to Nicholas Thornton,
esq. of Nether Witton, in Northum-
Mary, m. to Nicholas Errington Sta-
ple ton, esq. ol'Carleton, in the county
of York.
Margaret, m. to John Messenger, esq.
of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.
He d. 22d December, 1691, and was s. by
his eldest son,

Simon Scroope, esq. of Danby, b. 14th
November, 1666, m. first, Mary, daughter
of Robert Constable, Viscount E unbar, but
by her had no issue. He espoused se-
condly, Frances, daughter of Ralph Shel-
don, esq. of Beoly, in Worcestershire, and
had, inter alius,

Simon, his successor.
Henry- Joseph, a merchant at Leghorn,
m. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of G.
Jackson, esq. consul at Genoa, and
left at his decease, 6th February,
1760, an only daughter,
Mary-Dorothy, m. to Thomas Strick-
land, esq. of Sizergh.
Frances, a nun.

Catherine, m. to Roger Strickland,
esq. of Richmond, Yorkshire.
Mr. Scroope d. 28th February, 1723, and
was s. by his son,

Simon Scroope, esq. of Danby. This gen-
tleman espoused Anne-Clementia, daugh-
ter of George Meynell, esq. of Aldborough
and Dalton, in the county of York (by his
wife, Elizabeth, only child of George Cock-
son, esq.), and had issue,
Simon-Thomas, his heir,
dementia- Elizabeth -Frances, m. to
James Maxwell, esq. of Kirkconnell,
and d. issueless, 10th November,
Mrs. Scroope was eventually co-heir of her
brother, George Meynell, esq. of Aldbo-
rough. Mr. Scroope d. 3d January, 1788,
and was s. by his son, the present Simon-
Thomas Scroope, esq. of Danby.

Arms — Azure a bend, or, quartering the
ensigns of many illustrious families, in-
cluding those of Tibetot; Badlesmere ; Gif-
ford ; Marshall, earl of Pembroke ; Strong-
bow ; Mac Moragh, King of Leinster ; Lacy,
earl of Lincoln ; Lupus, earl of Chester ;
Conyers of Danby, &c.

Crest — Out of a ducal coronet, a plume
of ostrich feathers.

Motto — Devant si je puis.
Estates — In Yorkshire.
Seat — Danby.


BETHELL, RICHARD, esq. of Rise, in the county of York, M.P. for the East
Riding of that shire, b. 10th May, 1772, m. 26th April, 1800, Mary, second daughter
of William Welbach, esq. of the City of London, and of Ravensworth Cowton, in York-
shire. Mr. Bethell inherited the estates under the will of the late William Bethell,
esq. who died in July, 1799.



Thomas Bethell, or Ap Ithill, of Maun-
sel, in the county of Hereford, was father

Thomas Bethell, esq. of Maunsell, who
espoused Elizabeth, daughter of George
Rogers, esq. and had issue,

I. John, who d. s. p.

II. Nicholas, of Maidenhead, in the
county of Hereford.

in. Hugh (Sir) knt. of Ellerton, in the

county of York.
iv. Roger, of whom presently,
v. Andrew, who had two sons,

1. John, of the county of Hereford,
who, by will dated 26th November,
1657, devised all his lands to his
nephew, Richard.



2. Richard, father of

Richard, devisee of his uncle.

This gentleman m. Joan

and was grandfather of

John Bethell, esq. b. in 1659,
who wedded Catherine Jay, of
Dearndale, in the county of Here-
ford, and was s. by his son,

Richakd Bethell, esq. b. in 1687,
who espoused Frances Bond, of
Hereford, by whom he left at
his decease in 1762, a son,

The Rev. Richard Bethell, who
m. Ann, daughter of James Cli-
therow, esq. of Boston House,
Middlesex, and had issue,

1. Richard, who eventually
inherited the estates of the
elder branch of the family,
and is the present Richard
Bethell, esq. M.P.of Rise.

2. Christopher, D.D. conse-
crated, in 1824, Bishop of
Gloucester, and translated
to the see of Bangor, in
1830. His lordship is un-

3. James.

4. George, in holy orders,
M.A. Fellow of Eton Col-
lege, married Miss Ann

5. Ann, deceased.

6. Philippa.

7. Frances, d. unmarried.
The fourth son of Thomas Bethell and Eli-
zabeth, his wife,

iL. 2ER Bethell, esq. acquired the estate
of Rise, in Holderness. He died and was
buried there, 22nd March, 1625. His son
and successor,

Hugh Bethell, esq. of Rise, wedded
Ellen, daughter of Thomas Johnson, esq. of
Bishop's Burton, in the county of York, and
by her (who d. 26th September, 1648) had

Hugh (Sir), of Rise, who received the
honor of knighthood, 29th October,
1658. This gentleman served the
office of high sheriff for Yorkshire in
1652. He m. Mary, sister and co-
heiress of Thomas Michelburn, esq.
of Carlton, in Yorkshire, and had an
only son,

Hugh Bethell, esq. of Rise, who
wedded Margaret, daughter of
Sir John Dawney, knt. and died
in 1677, leaving no surviving
The second son,

John Bethell, esq. of the county of
York, espoused Mary, daughter of Richard
Hildyard, esq. and was *. at his decease by
his son,

Hugh Bethell, esq. who married first,
Mary, daughter of Edward Skinner, esq. of
Thornton, in the county of Lincoln, and had
by her a daughter, Mary, wife of William
Somerville. He wedded secondly, Sarah,
daughter and co-heiress of William Dick-
enson, esq. of Walton Abbey, in the county
of York, by whom he left at his decease in
1716, a son and heir,

Hugh Bethell, esq. of Rise and Walton
Abbey, high-sheriff of Yorkshire in 1734.
This gentleman wedded Ann, daughter of
Sir John Coke, bart. of Bramhill, by his
wife Alice, daughter of Sir Humphrey Mon-
noux, bart. of Wootton, and dying in 1752,
was s. by his son,

Hugh Bethell, esq. of Rise, high-sheriff
of Yorkshire in 1761, who died unmarried
8th May, 1772, when the estates passed to
his brother,

William Bethell, esq. of Rise, who
served the office of sheriff in 1780. This
gentleman espoused Charlotte, daughter of
Ralph Pennyman, esq. but dying without
issue, 25th July, 1799, devised his estates to
his kinsman, the present Richard Bethell,
esq. of Rise, M. P. for the East Riding of

Arms — Ar. on a chevron, between three
boars' heads, couped sa. an estoile or.

Crest — Out of a ducal coronet or, a boar's
head couped sa.

Estates — At Rise, Walton, and various
townships in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The first of the Bethells who possessed Rise
was Roger Bethell, who died there in 1625,
Walton Abbey came into the family by the
marriage of Hugh Bethell, esq. with Sarah,
daughter of William Dickenson, esq.

Seats — Rise, and Walton Abbey, both near



MURE, WILLIAM, esq. of Caldwell, in the county of Ayr, colonel of the Renfrew

militia, b. 9th July, 1799, m. 7th February, 1825, Laura,
second daughter of William Markham, esq. late of Becca
Hall, Yorkshire, and granddaughter of his grace, Dr.
Markham, Archbishop of York, by whom he has issue,

William, b. 9th May, 1830.
y Laura-Elizabeth.


This gentleman, who is a justice of the peace, and deputy
lieutenant for the counties of Ayr and Renfrew, s. to the
estates upon the demise of his father, in 1831.



The Mures of Caldwell are immediately
descended from Sir Reginald More or
Mire, of Abercorn and Cowdams, who ap-
pears to have been chamberlain of Scot-
land as early as 1329, the first year of the
reign of David II. The name occurs,
written at various periods, More, Mure,
Muir, Moor, &c. ; and from the correspond-
ence of the armorial bearings, seems to be
the same originally as that of the Moores
of Moore Place, in Kent, now represented
bv the Irish Moores, Marquises of Drog-
heda. The arms of " Muir of Caldwell,"
and " Muir of Rouallan," being then the
two chief houses of the name in Scotland,
are exhibited on page 46 of the Scottish
Heraldry, emblazoned by Sir David Lind-
say, Lord Lyon, about the year 1540.
Those of Caldwell present the plain shield
of the Mores, " three mullets on a bend ;"
while on the shield of Rowallan are quar-
tered the wheat-sheaves of the Comyns.

The most ancient of the name on record
are the Mores of Polkelly, near Kilmarnock,
in Ayrshire ; one of whom, David de More,
appears as witness to a charter of Alexander
II. The direct male line of Polkelly becom-
ing extinct, the estate passed, by marriage of
the heir female, to the Mores of Rowallan,
cadets of the family, who had acquired the
neighbouring estate of Rowallan, from the
Comyns, its ancient lords. Crawford, the
Scottish genealogist, supposes Sir Reginald
the chamberlain to have been a brother of
Sir Adam More, of Rowallan, whose daugh-
ter, Elizabeth, was Queen Consort of Ro-

bert II. the first of the Stuart Kings ;
but of this there is no evidence and it ap-
pears as likely that he sprang directly from
the original stock of Polkelly, and may be
the same Reginald who, together with a
Gilchrist More, signs the Ragman Roll in
1296, and whom Nisbet takes to be the old
Polkelly Mores, " the root of the Mores, an
antienter family than the Rowallans."

The paternal inheritance of Sir Reginald
seems to have been Cowdams, in Ayr-
shire, not far from the original seat of the
family. These lands belonged to him pre-
viously to 1328, as shewn by an agreement
concerning them between him and the
monks of Paisley, dated in that year. They
have ever since continued in the family,
Mr. Mure, of Caldwell, being still their
feudal superior. They are next noticed in
a charter of the Earl of Strathern, after-
wards Robert II., dated 1367, confirming
the previous deed of 1328. Johannes Mure,
jun. de Cowdams, appears in 1446 as one of
the commissioners for fixing the boundaries
of the Burgh of Prestwick, and the papers
relative thereto, now preserved at Caldwell,
extend as far back as 1475.

Sir Reginald acquired his extensive es-
tates of Abercorn, &c. in the Lothians and
Stirlingshire, by marriage with one of the
co-heiresses of Sir John Graham, of Esk-
dale and Abercorn ; another of whom wed-
ded Walter Steward, of Scotland ; and a
third, Sir William Douglas, " the Knight
of Liddesdale." He obtained also, by
grant from the crown, on the forfeiture of



Sir Andrew Murray in 1332, the lands of
Tillybardine. These were afterwards re-
stored for a pecuniary consideration, by his
son, Sir William More, to Sir William Mur-
ray, ancestor of the present Duke of Athol,
as appears from an indenture dated 1341.
Sir Reginald adhered steadily to the pa-
triotic cause during the English wars in
David the Second's reign, and was one of
the commissioners appointed, in 1340, to
treat v'*h the Lords Percy, Moubray, and
Nevil, o\ a truce between the two nations.
He died soon after, leaving two sons and a
daughter, viz.

i. William, who succeeded to Aber-
corn. He was one of the twelve
nobles, who, in the parliament of
1357, in the name of the whole estates
of Scotland, appointed commission-
ers to treat with England for the
release of King David II. On his
death without male issue, his lands
of Abercorn, Erth, Torwood, the
Dene near Edinburgh, &c. passed
with his daughter, Christian, to Sir
John Lindsay, of Byres, ancestor of
the Earl of Craufurd.

ii. Gilchrist, who continued the line
of the family.

in. Alicia, m. first, to Sir William de
Herch (or Hemes) ; and secondly,
to her cousin, Sir John Steward, of
Ralston, son of Walter Steward of
Scotland, by Isabel Graham. For
this marriage there exists two dis-
pensations from Benedict XII. dated
Avignon, the one, 13th July, 1340 ;
the other, 10th May, 1341.

Sir Reginald's elder son dying without male
issue, the younger,

Gilchrist More, became the male re-
presentative of the house of Abercorn. To
him descended the property of Cowdams. —
The estates of Caldwell, in the shires of Ayr
and Renfrew, he is supposed to have ac-
quired by marriage with the heiress of Cald-
well of that ilk, then a family of some note,
having given a chancellor to Scotland in
1349. Crawford is of opinion that at this
time the estates of Rowallan and Polkelly
also came to the Abercorn line by a second
marriage of Gilchrist with the heir-female
of Rowallan, these, he adds, were afterwards
settled on the younger children, issue of
this marriage, whence the subsequent Mures,
of Rowallan and Polkelly, two distinct fa-
milies. Rowallan passed, about a century
ago, by an heir-female, to the Campbells of
Loudoun, now represented by the Mar-
chioness Dowager of Hastings, Countess of
Loudoun, in her own right. The male line
of Polkelly is also extinct. To Caldwell
and Cowdams succeeded

John More, the first who is designated of
" Caldwell," as appears from a letter of re-
mission, granted Oct. 29, 1409, by the Re-
gent Duke of Albany, to him, Archibald
More, of Polkelly, (supposed his younger
brother) and Robert Boyd, of Kilmarnock,
for the slaughter of Mark Neilson, of Dal-
rymple. He was s. by

John More, Lord of Caldwell, who is
witness along with George Campbell, Lord
of Loudoun, Robert More, of Rowallan, and
others, to a charter, dated January 19, 1430.
The circumstance of his name taking prece-
dence in the subscription, he being also
styled Lord of Caldwell, while the other is
simply, Robert More, of Rowallan, is ad
duced by Crawford and others as evidence
that the Mores, of Caldwell were now con-
sidered chief of the name. The next pos-
sessor of Caldwell was

John More, whose charter under the
great seal, bears date, 1476. By Elizabeth,
his wife, he left a son and a daughter, namely,
Adam (Sir), his heir.
Marjory, m. to John, Lord Ross, of
Hawkhead, ancestor of the present
Earl of Glasgow. Her effigy appears
recumbent by the side of that of her
husband, under an arched niche, in
the choir of the church of Renfrew ;
the three mullets of Caldwell, still
visible on the tomb with this inscrip-
tion : " Hie jacet Johns Ros miles
quondam dominus de Hawkhede et
Marjorie uxor sua, orate pro." . . .
He d. before 1492, and was s. by his son,

Sir Adam More, of Caldwell, knighted
by James IV. and designated in the crown
writs, Nobilis vir Adamus More de Cald-
well, miles. " He was," says Crawford, " a
gallant stout man, having diverse feuds with
his neighbours, which were managed witli
great fierceness, and much bloodshed." —
He wedded Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Tho-
mas Sempill, of Eliestoun, and sister to
John, first Lord Sempill, by whom he had
four sons and two daughters, viz.

Constantine, who predeceased Ins

father, s. p.
John, heir.

Hector, who was slain in a feud at
Renfrew, in 1499, by John Maxwell,
eldest son of Sir John Maxwell, of
Pollock, and Hugh, brother of Sir
Robert, who had a remission granted
him under the privy seal, on the 24th
of January, 1500, for the slaughter of
Patrick Boure, and Ralstoun, of that
Elizabeth, m. to George Lindsay, ol

Janet, m. to John Stewart, of Ardgowau
and Blackball.



From a deed, by Matthew, Earl of Lennox
and Darnly. dated January 2, 1500, in fa-
vour of Constantine, Mure, as from other
documents, it is evident that the estate of
Glanderstoun, in Renfrewshire, was ac-
quired about this time from the Lennoxes.
Sir Adam d. about 1513, from which date it
is presumed, that he fell at the battle of
Flodden, fought in that year. He was,?, by
his second, but eldest surviving son,

John Mire, of Caldwell, who, on the
20th of February, 1515. at the head of his
followers, took, by assault, " the castle and
palace" of the Archbishop of Glasgow, situ-
ated near the city, battering the walls in
breach " with artillery," and carrying off
a rich booty. He m. Lady Janet Stewart.
daughter of Matthew, Earl of Lennox, (and
grand-aunt to Lord Darnly, husband of
Mary, Queen of Scots), by whom he had

John, his heir.

Alexander, on whom were bestowed,
in 1537, the lands of Kittochside, in
Lanarkshire, an ancient possession
of the family, which returned again,
by his failure, without issue. They
» i-re alienated, in 1602, to Reid, of
Kittochside, the superiority remain-
ing with Caldwell.
Robert, who was slain in a feud by
Sir Patrick Houstoun, of that Ilk, and
six others, on the 1 1th of April, 1551 .
Agnes, m. to Patrick Montgomerie, of

Elizabeth, m. to Ralstouu, of that Ilk.
The eldest son,

John Mire, of Caldwell, succeeded his
father, in 1539. He m. first, the Lady Isa-
bel Montgomerie, daughter of Hugh, first
Earl of Eglinton, and secondly, Christian,
daughter of Ninian, Lord Ross, of Hawk-
head, a papal dispensation for which match,
as within the prohibited degree, was obtain-
ed from the see of Glasgow, in 1538. The
Laird of Caldwell had (with younger chil-
dren) two sons,

I. John (Sir), his heir.

II. William, who received the lands,
and founded the house of Glander-
stoun, long a distinct Renfrewshire
family, of the first respectability. —
He m. Elizabeth, daughter of Hamil-
ton, of Raploch, aunt to Gavin Ha-
milton, commendator of Kilwinning,
and confidential minister of Mary
Giise, Queen Regent of Scotland,
and had issue,

William, his heir.

Janet, m. to John Pollock, of that
[Ik. ancestor of the present Sir
Robert Crawfurd Pollock, bart.

Jean, m. to George Maxwell, of
Aldhouse, ancestor of the pre-
sent houses of Maxwell, of Pol-
lock, and Maxwell, of Spring-
tell, barts. the latter of which
descends from Jean Mure.
The son and heir,

William MrRE, of Glanderstoun,
espoused Jean, daughter of the
Rev. Hans Hamilton, vicar of
Dunlop, of the Raploch family,
and sister of James, Earl of
Clanbrassil, by whom he left, at
his decease, in 1640, (with a dan.
Janet, who m. the Rev. John
Carstairs, and was mother of the
distinguished patriot, William
Carstairs*) a son and succes-

William Mire, of Glanders-
toun, who wedded Eiphe-
mia Mire, of Caldwell,
and had a son,

William, who inherited
Glanderstoun in 1658,
and Caldwell, on fail-
ure of the elder branch.
The Laird of Caldwell, together with his
kinsmen and dependants, took part with the
Earl of Glencairu, at the M Field of the
Muir of Glasgow ;" a bloody action fought
between the partizans of the Earls of Len-
nox and Glencairn, headed by the latter
chieftain, against the Earl of Arran, Re-
gent of Scotland, in 1543. This appears
from a remission under the privy seal,
granted in 1553, to John Mure, of Cald-
well, Archibald Mure, his brother, designed
" in Hill, of Beith," and James Mure, of

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