Mure, Elizabeth

Birth Name Mure, Elizabeth
Gender female
Age at Death 35 years


Elizabeth Mure
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Elizabeth Mure (d. 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.

The daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, 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 married again (Papal Dispensation dated 2 May 1355), so she was never queen of Scotland.

They had at least ten children. Doubts about the validity of her marriage led to family disputes over her children's right to the crown. However on 27 March 1371, "The Lord John (who later took the title of King Robert III), 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.


Dunbar, Sir Archibald H., Bt., Scottish Kings, a Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005 - 1625, Edinburgh, 1899, p.160-1.
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Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1320 Rowallan, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland   1
Death 1355 Scotland   1
Event Note

D: 1355/1358

Age: 35y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Mure, Adam12931380
Mother Danzielstoun, Joanna12751415
         Mure, Elizabeth 1320 1355


Family of Stewart, Robert II and Mure, Elizabeth

Married Husband Stewart, Robert II ( * 1316-03-02 + 1390-04-19 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1347-11-22 Dispensation, Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland   1
Name Birth Date Death Date
Stuart, Catherine13361426
of Scotland, Robert III13371406-04-04
Stewart, Walter13381362
Stewart, Robert13401420
Stuart, Margaretabout 1341
Stuart, Alexander Lord of Badenoch13431405
Stewart, Elizabeth13461389
Stuart, John III1347
Stewart, Isabella Eupheme13481410
Stewart, Johanna1350
Stuart, Marjory1352
Stuart, Jean13551440