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6. Louisa - Anne, m. 20th June, Arms, Crest, fc.-Refer to WILLIAMS of

1820,to Sir Henry-Lorrain Baker, Herringston.
bart. of Dunstable House, in the
county of Surrey.

EstatesParishes of Little Bredy, CompIII. Anne, m. to the Rev. Edward Au-ton Vallence, Winterbourn Abbas, and in bery.

the borough of Dorchester; all in the county IV. Harriett, m. 24th May, 1808,

of Dorset: Richmansworth, Herts. John Coleman Rashleigh, esq. of Pri Town Residence---36, Grosvenor Square, deaux, in Cornwall, created a baronet in 1831.

Seat---Bridehead, near Dorchester, beauv. Sophia, m. to the Rev. John Wil-tifully situated in a well-wooded vale and

liam Cunningham, vicar of Harrow, open country near the sea.
and died in 1821.

MORAY, OF ABERCAIRNY.

MORAY, JAMES, esq. of Abercairny, in the county of Perth, a justice of the peace and deputy-lieutenant for that shire, formerly captain of the 15th Dragoons, and afterwards lieutenant-colonel of the Perthshire Local Militia, espoused Elizabeth, daughter of General Sir William Erskine, bart. of Torrie. He succeeded to the estates at the decease of his father in 1810.

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WILLIAM DE MORAVIA, as appears from a charter, granted under the great seal, by WILLIAM the Lion, “ Willielmo, filio Freskini, scilicet terras quas Freskine, pater suus, tenuit, tempore regis David aví mei.” He left two sons, namely,

William, his heir.
Hugh, who obtained from his father the
lands of Duffus.

He had a son, Walter, who is frequently mistaken for Walter, the son of William. He is witness to a charter in the chartulary of Moray, in which there is

a donation made to the church of The great house of MORAY, or MURRAY, whose acknowledged chieftainship is now

Spynie, and is designed—“ Domino vested in ABERCAIRN Y, derives from

Waltero de Moravia, filio quondam FREskine, a Fleming, who settled in

Hugonis de Moravia.” Scotland during the reign of DAVID I., and The elder son and heir, acquired from that monarch the lands of WILLIAM DE MORAVIA, according to nuStrathbrock, in the county of Linlithgow. merous grants and other deeds, in the ar“ Soon after the insurrection of the Moray-chives of the episcopal see of Moray, s. his men in 1130,” says Chalmers, “ Freskine, father in 1200, in those records he is dewho probably contributed by his skill and scribed “ Willielmus filius Willielmi filii bravery to the subduement of those ancient Friskini.” He subsequently made a donapeople, obtained from the same prince some tion to the church of Spynie, as appears by of the most fertile districts of the Lowlands a charter in the chartulary of Moray, whereof MORAY,” including Duffies, Inshkiel, in he, states that “ Hugone, fratre meo,” is Rosile, &c., and erected a fortalice at a witness. He seems to have wedded the Duffies, where he resided, and where the daughter and heiress of David de Olifard, massy ruins of the castle are still to be seen. justiciary of Loudoun, in the reign of AlexFreskine was s. in 1158, by his only son, ANDER II., to have acquired by her the

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lands of Bothwell, and to have had * a The second son, son and heir,

Sir William MORAY, obtained the barony Walter DE MORAVIA, who succeeded his of DRUMSARGARD, from his uncle, Sir Wilfather in 1226, and was the first of this liam, and we find him frequently designed family designed by the title of “ Bothwell.” | by that title, in his father's lifetime. In In a deed in the chartulary of Moray, this 1290, his name appears amongst the signaWalter is stated to be the son of William, tures of a great portion of the Scottish and in a charter of confirmation granted by nobles, affixed to a letter to EDWARD I. ALEXANDER II. anno 1248, and by another concerning a marriage between Queen deed, in 1253, it is evident that David de MARGARET of Scotland, and Prince EDWARD Olifard was the successor of Walter de of England, and in 1296, he took the oath Olifard, and the ancestor of Walter de Mo- of fealty to the English monarch. Sir ravia, which two deeds are taken from the William died in about four years after, and chartularly of Glasgow, and are in the pos was s. by his son, session of the family of Panmure.

Sir JOHN MORAY, designed in many Walter de Moravia wedded a daughter authentic writs, Dominus de Drumsargard, of Duncan, earl of Fife, and had two sons, a personage of great influence at the period William and ANDREW, by the elder of in which he lived. He wedded in 1299, whom,

the Lady Mary, only daughter of Malise, SIR WILLIAM DE Moravia, Dominus de sixth earl of Strathern, by whom he acBothwell, he was succeeded in 1284. He quired the lands of ABERCAIRNY, Ogilvie, died, however, without issue, in 1293, and &c. and had issue, was s. by his brother,

MAURICE (Sir,) successive proSir ANDREW MORAY, of Bothwell, who

ALEXANDER (Sir), prietors. is styled Sir William's son, by Crawfurd, Walter, to whom his brother, Sir Alexbut erroneously, as appears from the last ander, gave the lands of Drumsarclause in Sir Williams' mortification of the gard, by charter under the great seal church of Wallyston, to the see of Glasgow,

dated 13th November, 1375. He in which Andrew appends his seal to the

ancestor of the MORAYS, of deed, as his brother's presumptive heir,

Ogilface, a family now extinct. “ Sigillum nostrum apposiumus," saith Sir Sir John Moray dying in the early part of William, “et sigillum Domini Andreæ the fourteenth century, was s. by his eldest Moravia, fratris nostri, apponi procuravi- son, mus." Sir Andrew Moray, who was joint SIR MAURICE MORAY, of Drumsargard, governor of the kingdom, distinguished a bold and steady adherent of DAVID himself as the associate of WALLACE, when Bruce, who obtained in 1343, from that that illustrious patriot reared the standard monarch, a charter of the Earldom of of national independence. He m. a daughter STRATHERN, to himself and the heirs male of Sir John Cumin, Lord of Badenach, and of his body. His lordship married a daughfalling at the battle of Stirling, left issue, ter of Thomas Randolph, earl of Moray,

1. Andrew (Sir), who succeeded at but had no issue. Accompanying King

Bothwell. He espoused the Lady DAVID on his unfortunate expedition into
Christian Bruce, sister of King England, the earl was slain at the battle of
Robert I. of Scotland, and had two Durham in 1346, when the title of Stra-
sons,

thern reverted to the crown, while the John, successively lords of estates and representation of the family THOMAS,S Bothwell. The elder devolved on his brother,

dying without issue, and the SIR ALEXANDER MORAY, who was younger, Thomas, leaving an turned heir to his paternal inheritance in only daughter and heiress, JEAN, 1349. In 1366, at the decease of Thomas, m. to Archibald, Lord of Gallo- last lord of Bothwell, without male issue, way, afterwards Earl of Douglas, Sir Alexander claimed as next heir male, the representation of the family the succession to his estates, but the lord of devolved on the posterity of Galloway having wedded, as before stated, WILLIAM MORAY, of Drumsar- the daughter and heiress of the deceased gard.

lord of Bothwell, had obtained full posses11. WILLIAM, of Drumsargard.

sion. “The power of the Douglasses,” says the Baronage, being then very great, Sir

Alexander found it impossible for him to Besides WALTER, his heir, this William had get justice in the ordinary courts of Judicaother sons, "who," continues Chalmers, “propo- ture: Yea, their influence was then so gated the name of Moray, by founding other universal that he could not get lawyers to houses, one of which was the MURRAYS, of Tulli- plead his cause. This is fully instructed bardine, now represented by the duke of Athol.” by the following contract; Sir Alexander

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having married Lady Janet, daughter of Charles Campbell, of Strouchore) a son and William Earl of Ross, sister of Queen Eu successor, pham, and relict of the baron of Monymusk, SiR HUMPHRY MORAY, of Ogilvy and the queen and her son, David, Prince Pala- Abercairny, who obtained a charter from tine of Strathern, being the parties con- King JAMES III. on his own resignation, tractors, became bound to use their best erecting his lands of Ogilvy, Abercairny, endeavours to get justice done him in relation Kyntocher, Connothy, &c. into one free

the lordships of Bothwell, and to procure barony, and at the same time, exempting him council and lawyers to plead his cause. them from appearance before the Steward The contract is dated at Perth, 20th Novem-Court of Strathern. He wedded Catherine, ber, 1375. “This curious paper,” continues daughter of Patrick, ; Lord Graham, and Sir Robert Douglas, “ which is very ho- sister to William, first earl of Montrose, by nourable to the family, being narrated at

whom he left a son and heir, full length in Crawfurd's Peerage, page 42, ANDREW MORAY, of Abercairny, one of to that we refer our readers. But the Lord the gallant warriors of the reign of JAMES Galloway having taken every measure to IV. He m. Margaret, daughter of Alexsecure himself in that possession, his interest ander Robertson, of Strowan, and had three with the king being very great, and the

sons viz. authority and power of the Douglasses being GEORGE, who fell at Floddenfield. He considerable over the whole kingdom; it m. Agnes, a daughter of the eminent never was in Sir Alexander's power to house of Lindsey, and had a son, recover his just right to the lordship of

JOHN, heir to his grandfather. Bothwell, and being determined to live no "Humphrey (Sir), who d. s. p. longer in that part of the country, where Robert, tutor-in-law to his nephew, he thought he had been so ill used, he gave John, during his minority. the lands and barony of Drumsargard to Abercairny, attending his sovereign to his brother, Walter, and retired to Perth-Flodden, was there slain with his elder son, shire, where he had an opulent fortune.” in 1513. His grandson and successor,

Sir Alexander Moray being subsequently John Moray, of Abercairny, espoused his implicated in the slaughter of one Spalding, cousin, the Lady Nicholas Graham, daughter was necessitated to plead the privilege of of William, earl of Montrose, and had issue, the clan Macduff,* which he obtained ac William, his heir. cordingly. He was s. at his decease by his ROBERT, successor to his brother. son,

Marian, m. to Malcolm Robertson, of SIR ANDREW MORAY, of Ogilvy and Kierquhan. Abercairny, on whom King JAMES II. of Margaret, m. to Andrew Shaw, of KinScotland, conferred the honour of knight

loch-hill. hood. He m. a daughter of Sir Humphrey Agnes, m. to James Marshall, of PitCunningham, of Glengarnock, an ancient cairns. Ayrshire family, by whom he left at his Elizabeth, m. to John Orrock, of that demise, temp. JAMES III. (with two daugh

Ilk. ters, the elder m. to Sir Maurice Drum Janet, m. to David Toschoch, of Monymond, of Concraig, and the younger to

vaird.

Barbara, who died unmarried.
John Moray fell at the battle of Pinkie, in

1547, and was s. by his son,
• One of the immunities which Malcolm CAN-
MORE conferred on MACDUFF, Thane of Fife, was,

William Moray, of Abercairny, who m. " that if he or any of kindred committed slaughter Margaret, daughter of Laurence, Lord Oliof suddenty, they should have a peculiar sanc phant, but dying without surviving issue, in tuary, and obtain remission on payment of an 1558, the estates and representation passed atonement in money." The descent of Sir Alex- to his brother, ander Moray, from the Macduffs, was thus Robert Moray, of Abercairny. This traced :

gentleman espoused, in 1560, Catherine, Duncan, Earl of Fire, descendant and repre- daughter of William Murray, of Tullibarsentative of Macduff, Thane of Fife.

dine, and had issue,

1. WILLIAM, his heir. a daughter Sir Walter Moray, lord of Bothwell.

2. David (Sir), of Gorthy, appointed by

JAMES VI. governor to that monarch's Sir Andrew Moray, of Bothwell.

eldest son, Prince HENRY. He d. Sir William Moray, of Drumsargard.

8. p.

3. Mungo (Sir), of Craigie, who m. a Sir John Moray, of Drumsargard.

daughter of George Halket, of Pit

firran, and had issue, Sir Alexander Moray.

ROBERT (Sir), Lord Justice Clerk,

eldest son,

one of the commissioners of the important commissions. He wedded treasury, and president of the Janet, daughter of John Murray, esq. Royal Society.

of Polmais, and left issue, but the William (Sir), of Dreghorn, master line is now EXTINCT.

of the works to King CHARLES II. John, who, after the revolution, entered
He m. a daughter of Sir James the French service, and attained the
Foulis, of Colinton, by whom he rank of lieutenant-colonel. He died
had three sons, who all d. s. p. unmarried, in 1710.
and a daughter, m. to Cockburn, James, who do young.
of Chouslie.

Maurice, who d. unmarried. 4. John, minister of Dunfermline, who Anne, m. to David Graham, esq. of

m. Margaret Leslie, dau, of James, Fintray.
Master of Rothes, but d. without sur Emilia, m. to James Graham, esq. of
viving issue.

Garvock. 5. Andrew, a captain in the army, who Sir Robert d. in 1704, and was s. by his

d. in Holland, s. p. 6. James, who also d. issueless.

WILLIAM MORAY, esq. of Abercairny. 7. Nicholas, m. to Sir Robert Douglas, This gentleman taking no part in public of Spot, afterwards Lord Belhaven.

affairs, but residing chiefly on his paternal 8. Anne, m. to Sir William Moncrieff, estate in splendour and hospitality, improved of that Ilk.

the inheritance, and freed it entirely from The Laird of Abercairny d. 29th September, the incumbrances which the injustice of 1549, and was s. by his son,

former times and the extravagance of some Sir William MorAY, of Abercairny. This of his predecessors had incurred. He m. gentleman, contemporary with King JAMES Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Græme, VI., was brought up with that prince at esq. of Balgowan, and had issue, Stirling, his majesty being then under the

JAMES, his heir. care of Abercairny's aunt, the Countess of

Louisa, m. to Alexander, sixth Earl of Marr. Sir William, who was master of

Kelly. horse to the queen, m. Christian, daughter Elizabeth, m. to David Graeme, esq. of Sir Laurence Mercer, of Aldie, and had Abercairny dying in 1735, was s. by his issue,

only son, Robert, m. Helen, daughter of Alex

JAMES MORAY, esq. of Abercairny, who ander Bruce, of Cultmalundie, and

m. the Lady Christian Montgomery, daughdying v. p. in 1628, left issue, 1. William, heir to his grandfather. I and had issue,

ter of Alexander, ninth Earl of Eglinton, 2. David, d. s.p. 3. Anne, m. to Alexander Robert

James, who d. young.

ALEXANDER, son, esq. of Strowan.

successive possessors. Mary, m. to Patrick Murray, of Och

CHARLES, tertyre, and had issue.

Susanna, m. to Colonel John Seaton, Sir William Moray died in 1640, and was

heir and representative of the Earls s. by his grandson,

of Dumferline, and had issue. WILLIAM MORAY, esq. of Abercairny, a

Elizabeth, m. to Andrew Lord Rollo. devoted royalist, who m. Anne, daughter of

Margaret, m. to John Sinclair, esq. George Hay, of Keillor, grandfather of

advocate, sheriff-depute of the coun

ties of Caithness and Sutherland, John, twelfth Earl of Errol, and had issue, Robert, his heir.

Frances, m. first, to George DrumWilliam, who died without issue.

mond, esq. of Blair Drummond, and George, a captain in Lord Dumbarton's had a son, John, who d. in his infancy. regiment, who d. s. p.

Mrs. Drummond married, secondly, Isabel, m. to Sir Archibald Stewart,

General Sir William Erskine, of bart. of Burrow.

Torrie, and had issue. Helen, m. to Mungo Graham, of Gorthy. The elder surviving son and heir, The eldest son,

ALEXANDER MORAY, esq. of Abercairy, Sir Robert MORAY, of Abercairny, suc- dying without issue, was s. by his only surceeded his father in 1642, and received the viving brother, honor of knighthood from King CHARLES

Col. Charles Moray, of Abercairny, II. immediately after the restoration. He who wedded the eldest daughter and heiress m. Anne, daughter of Patrick Graham, esq. of the late Sir William Stirling, bart. of of Inchbraikie, and had issue,

Ardoch, by whom he acquired those lands, WILLIAM, his heir.

and had issue, Robert, a steady adherent of the Stu JAMES, his heir.

ART family, to whom the exiled James William Moray-Stirling, of Ardoch,
II., at St. Germains, entrusted several which estate he inherited from his

mother, the heiress of Stirling. counterflowered or; second and third or,
Major Moray-Stirling has served for two chevrons gu.
a long period in the army, has passed Crest-An earl's crown surmounted of a
ten years in India, and was present star, with twelve rays arg.
at the battle of Waterloo, where he Mottoes— Above the crest-Sans Tache,
was severely wounded. He m. the and below the shield-Tanti talem genuere
Hon. Fanny Douglas, daughter of parentes.
Archibald Lord Douglas, by the Supporters--Two eagles ppr.
Lady Frances Scott, grand-avnt of EstatesThe barony of Abercairny, situ-
Walter, Lord of Buccleuch.

ated in the parish of Fowlis Wester, and the Charles, a captain in the army, who d. barony of Ogilvie and Glensherop, in the in 1820.

parish of Blackford, in the county of Perth, Christian, m. to Henry Home Drum- acquired by the Morays from Maulise, sixth

mond, esq. of Blair Drummond, and Earl of Strathern, in the year 1299, in libero

has issue two sons and a daughter. maritagio, with his only daughter, the Lady Margaret.

Mary. The estates of Ballycloan, parish Col. Moray-Stirling d. in 1810, and was s. of Maderty, Glenalmond and Pittentian, by his eldest son, the present James MORAY, parish of Crieff, Feddal, in the parish of esq. of Abercairny.

Dunblane, with other extensive lands in the

parishes of Blackford and Fowlis Wester, Arms—Quarterly, first and fourth, azure, since added by purchase. three stars arg. within a double tressure, Seat--Abercairny Abbey, Perthshire.

BATES, OF MILBOURNE.

BATES, RALPH, esq. of Milbourne Hall, in the county of Northumberland, b. 13th December, 1799, s. to the estates at the decease of his father in 1813.

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temp. EDWARD IV. who is styled son and heir apparent of William Bates, in a deed of a sale of lands and a house in Bedlington, in the occupation of the above William Bates, from John Spitter and Gilbert Clark. The next on record,

Thomas Bates, esq. of Ovington Hall, in Northumberland, was returned in 1554 to parliament, as member for the borough of Morpeth, which he continued to represent in the reigns of Mary and ELIZABETH. This gentleman appears to have been high in favour with the former queen, for we find her Majesty addressing to him in 1556-7, the following complementary letter, MARY THE Quene

By the Quene Trustie and welbiloved we grete you

well The family of Bates has been established and whereas we understand by reporte of many centuries in the county of North- our right trustie and right welbiloved cousyn umberland, and has enjoyed the highest therle of Northumberland, not only your respectability.

good will and readyness to our service in WILLIAM Bates, esq. of Bedlington, in these borders but also the good and valyante that shire, was father of

servyce and endeavour ye have from tyme James Bates, esq. of Milbourne, living I to tyme don there. And specially now at

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