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Lady Joanna Danzielstour, Baroness More of Rowallan

December 9, 2014 , , , ,

My 20th great grandmother was born in Scotland and married Sir Adam Mure.  She gave birth to her daughter, Elizabeth, who became queen of Scotland, at Rowallan Castle.

Rowallan Castle

Rowallan Castle

The surname of MURE was derived from the Old French word ‘more’ – a nickname given to one with a swarthy complexion. The name was brought into England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. There are also places of the name in Cheshire, from which the name may have been derived. Early records of the name mention Johannes filius More, 1185 County Kent. More Kalendrer was documented in County Surrey in 1332, and Thomas Mor was recorded in the year 1340

Elizabeth Mure, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, became Queen of King Robert 11 in 1347. Alicia del More of Yorkshire was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Henry More married Alice Simpson in London in the year of 1578. Francis Moore (1656-1715) was an Astrolger and quack physician. He advertised his pills by publishing an almanac, forecasting the weather. George Moore (1852-1933) was the Irish novelist, the author of Esther Water, The Brook of Kerith, Heloise and Abelard. The name was taken to Ireland at an early date, and is one of the twenty most popular names in Ireland. Of the several thousand Moore families, some are of settler descent, their forebears being immigrants from England, who have come to Ireland in considerable numbers over the centuries since the Anglo-Norman invasion.

Lady Joanna Danzielstour, Baroness More of Rowallan (1275 – 1330)
is my 20th great grandmother
Elizabeth Mure (1320 – 1355)
daughter of Lady Joanna Danzielstour, Baroness More of Rowallan
Robert Scotland Stewart (1337 – 1406)
son of Elizabeth Mure
James I Scotland Stewart (1394 – 1434)
son of Robert Scotland Stewart
Joan Stewart (1428 – 1486)
daughter of James I Scotland Stewart
John Gordon (1450 – 1517)
son of Joan Stewart
Robert Lord Gordon (1475 – 1525)
son of John Gordon
Catherine Gordon (1497 – 1537)
daughter of Robert Lord Gordon
Lady Elizabeth Ashton (1524 – 1588)
daughter of Catherine Gordon
Capt Roger Dudley (1535 – 1585)
son of Lady Elizabeth Ashton
Gov Thomas Dudley (1576 – 1653)
son of Capt Roger Dudley
Anne Dudley (1612 – 1672)
daughter of Gov Thomas Dudley
John Bradstreet (1652 – 1718)
son of Anne Dudley
Mercy Bradstreet (1689 – 1725)
daughter of John Bradstreet
Caleb Hazen (1720 – 1777)
son of Mercy Bradstreet
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Caleb Hazen
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

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scottish castles are so romantic! you have a wonderful family history!

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December 12, 2014

Wow more royalty. I love the coat of arms and I love the castle. (though it’s not one now.) Pretty spectacular Pam!


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

December 13, 2014

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