'Murray18'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Murray of Polmaise, Murray of Touchadam

Commoners reports that "This family has been seated for centuries in the county of Stirling, and is supposed to derive from the noble house of Bothwel."
Sir William de Moravia of Sanford or Sandford (a 1306, 1315)
1. Sir Andrew de Moravia (a 1365)
  A. William de Moravia of Touchadam, Stirlingshire (a 1392)
  m. Christian Cunninghame
  i. Alexander de Moravia of Touchadam (a 1455)
  m. _ Sutherland identified only in Commoners
  'NisbetPlates' shows a line between the above Alexander and the following William, suggesting that the father-son relationship was doubted. BLG1886 shows only the first 2 generations above (Sir William & Sir Andrew), identifying the undermentioned Sir William Murray (m. Elizabeth Gibson) as Sir William's direct descendant.
  a. William Murray of Touchadam (Constable of Stirling Castle)
  m. Christian (Christine)
(1) David Murray of Touchadam (dsp c1474)
  (2) John Murray
  (A) John Murray of Gawamore, later of Touchadam, Provost of Edinburgh
  m. _ Seton (dau of _ Seton of Winton)
  (i) William Murray of Touchadam (d Flodden 1513)
  m. Agnes Cockburn (dau of John Cockburn of Ormiston)
  (a) John Murray of Touchadam (a 1541)
  m. (mcrt 01.09.1532) Janet Erskine (dau of Robert Erskine, '4th Earl of Mar')
  ((1)) William Murray of Touchadam (d 04.1569) - continued below
  m. Agnes Cunninghame (dau/coheir of James Cunninghame of Polmaise)
((2)) James Murray
  ((3)) Margaret Murray (d 09.1608) --
  m. Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney (d 23.08.1593) --
  (b) Janet Murray possibly of this generation
  m. John Bruce, younger of Clackmannan (dvp before 14.02.1550-1)
  (ii) Helen Murray possibly of this generation
  m. James Edmonstone
  (3)+ other issue - Herbert, Patrick
  b. Janet Murray possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Montgomery of Giffen (a 1413)



William Murray of Touchadam (d 04.1569) - continued above
m. Agnes Cunninghame (dau/coheir of James Cunninghame of Polmaise)
1. Sir John Murray of Touchadam & Polmaise (a 1625, d before 01.1630, MP)
m. Jean Cockburn (dau of John Cckburn of Ormiston, m2. Sir William Lauder of Hatton)
  A. Sir William Murray of Touchadam & Polmaise (d c1655)
  BLG1886 provides continuous descent only from this Sir William, identifying him as great-grandson of the William who was slain at Flodden. We follow Commoners & 'NisbePlates' in showing him as great-great-grandson of that Williamn.
  m. Elizabeth Gibson (dau of Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie)
  i. John Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (a 1663, MP)
m. Janet Nisbet (dau of Sir William Nisbet of Dean, Provost of Edinburgh)
  a. John Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 15.12.1649, 2nd son)
  m. Ann Gibson (d 1720, dau of Sir Alexander Gibson, 'Lord Durie?')
  (1) John (James) Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (d 24.02.1677, dvp 02.1716)
  m. (18.12.1701) Lilias Stirling (b 13.01.1681, dau of Sir John Stirling of Keir)
  (A) John Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 25.12.1702, d unm 04.1719)
(B) James Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 01.02.1713, d unm 08.1719, 3rd son)
  (C) Anne Murray (b 30.07.1702) probably the Anne who married ...
  m. John Dundas of Manour (b 16.10.1701)
  (C) Lilias Murray (b 26.07.1704) probably the Lillias who married ...
  m. (1730) William Buchanan, younger of Drummikill & Ross (dvp 1749)
  (D)+ other issue - Charles (b 01.12.1707), Marion (b 14.10.1706), Margaret (b 25.02.1709), Marjory (b 16.06.1710), Magdalen (b 12.10.1711), Elizabeth (b 09.04.1714)
  (2) William Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 01.10.1679, d 1758, 3rd son)
  m1. Cecilia Gibson (dau of _ Gibson of Durie)
(A)+ issue (d infant) - son, daughter
  m2. (10.02.1738) Elizabeth Gibson (d 07.08.1757, dau of Sir Alexander Gibson of Pentland)
  (C) William Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 12.07.1744, d 1814)
  m1. (09.1772) Margaret Callender (d 28.07.1784, dau of John Callender of Craigforth)
  (i) William Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 06.07.1773, dsp)
  m. (11.06.1799) Ann Maxwell (dau of Sir William Maxwell, Bart of Monreith)
m2. (07.06.1791) Anne Campbell (d 02.08.1802, dau of John Campbell (Campbell-Colquhoun) of Clathic (Clathick) & Killermont)
  (ii) Alexander Murray (d 1835, 4th son)
  m. (12.04.1826) Johanna Wilkinson (dau of John Wilkinson of Castlehead)
  (iii) Anne Murray (dsp 09.05.1846)
  m. (12.04.1825) Robert Bruce of Kennet
  (iv)+ other issue - John (d 03.03.1821, Captain RN), Archibald
  m3. (18.10.1805) Grace Spiers (dau of Alexander Spiers (Speirs) of Elderslie)
  (vi) Mary Murray
  m. Alexander Spiers of Culcreuch
  (vii)+ other issue - Grace, Elizabeth (d infant)
  (D) Alexander Murray (b 09.03.1746, d unm)
  (E) John Murray (b 16.11.1752, d 06.04.1838, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (14.01.1789) Isabella Lindsay (dau of Professor Hercules Lindsay)
  (i) John Murray of Polmaise & Touchadam (b 05.07.1797, d 15.04.1862) had issue
  m. (10.10.1830) Elizabeth Bryce (dau of Dr. James Bryce of Edinburgh)
  (ii) Cecilia Murray (b 11.02.1791, d 01.06.1833)
  m. (01.06.1810) John Russell (WS)
(F) Margaret Murray (d 1.0.1784)
  m. Marchese Accoramboni or Accrambonie
  (3) Sir Mungo Murray of Blebo (b 30.08.1669, d, youngest son) had issue
  m1. ??
  (A) Henrietta Murray apparently of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Francis Cockburn
  m2. Dame Christian Hamilton (d 1710)
  (4) Janet Murray
m1. (mcrt 24.05.1699) Sir William Stirling of Ardoch (d 02.1702)
  m2. (03.12.1702) Robert Moray (son of Sir Robert of Abercairney)
  (5) Margaret Murray possibly of this generation
  m. John Haldane, 2nd of Lanrick (b 1677, d 1764)
  (6)+ other issue - Alexander (b 19.03.1678, d young?), James (b 31.12.1681, d infant), Robert (b 03.06.1683), James (b 21.11.1685), David (b 21.01.1687), Charles (b 02.08.1692), George in Edinburgh (b 12.05.1694, d 03.03.1747, surgeon, had issue), Archibald (b 21.02.1697), Adam (b 23.06.1698, dsp 23.04.1763), Lilias (b 16.02.1682)
  b. Margaret Murray (bpt 29.03.1640)
  m. Sir John Cunningham of Brownhill, Bart
  c. Mary Murray (b 07.07.1653) probably the Mary (d 27.12.1702) who married ...
  m. (29.03.1697) Sir John Foulis of Ravelston & Woodhall, 1st Bart (b 1638, d 1707)
  d. Jean Murray (b 14.10.1663) probably the Jean who married ...
  m. (mcrt 17.04.1682) John Erskine of the Sand Haven (b 09.1660, d 1733, Colonel, MP)
  e.+ other issue - William (bpt 02.10.1648, d young), child (b 30.12.1650), child (b 16.05.1658), Charles (b 29.05.1660), Elizabeth (bpt 09.04.1644), Lilias (bpt 26.05.1647), Anna (b 14.09.1651)
  B. Margaret Murray
  'NisbetPlates' shows a Margaret of this generation as married to ...
  m. Sir James Hay of Kingask (d 1610)
  We think it likely that either this Margaret or another Margaret (or sister who has been confused with her) or a niece (whose father has been misnamed) (also) married ...
  m2. William Nisbet of Dean (d 10.1655)
  m3. Alexander Persone of Balmadies
2. Janet Murray (d 11.1596)
  m1. Sir James Sandliands, Lord Torpichen (dsp)
  m2. (06.05.1596) Sir Peter Young of Seaton (d 07.01.1628)
3.+ other issue - James, Thomas, Agnes

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, 'Murray of Touchadam and Polmaise', p67+), 'NisbetPlates' ('Murray of Touchadam and Polmaise') with support from BLG1886 ('Murray of Touchadam and Polmaise')
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