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Agnes MURRAY ( - )

1. Agnes MURRAY was the daughter of John MURRAY ( -1513) and Isobel HOPPAR ( - ).

 

An arrangement for her marriage with Archibald Napier of Merchiston had been made (18th June 1525), but was not implemented.

Second Generation

2. John MURRAY, son of Andrew MURRAY, died on 9 September 1513. He married Isobel HOPPAR.

 

...of Blackbarony. Descended from Roger de Morref, son of Erchebaud. The estate of Blackbarony came to the family when the then owner alienated part of the lands without the licence of the Crown. Under the great seal the lands were vested in John Murray and his wife Isobel Hoppar.

Burgess of Edinburgh. Descended from Roger de Morref, son of Erchebaud. He held the lands of Philiphaugh in Selkirkshire under charter of the Great Seal. He was Queen's Herdsman of Ettrick Forest and Keeper of Newark Castle. He had seven sons, the eldest of whom, Patrick, being the founder of the Murrays of Philiphaugh, Deuchar, Skikling, Melgum and Bowhill. On the 5th September 1511 he acquired Ballencrief,Haddington. He was killed at Flodden on 9th September 1513.

 

He was Queen's Herdsman of Ettrick Forest and Keeper of Newark Castle. He had seven sons, the eldest of whom, Patrick, being the founder of the Murrays of Philiphaugh, Deuchar, Skikling, Melgum and Bowhill. On the 5th September 1511 he acquired Ballencrief,Haddington. He was killed, like so many of his compatriots, at the Battle of Flodden on 9th September 1513.

 

3. Isobel HOPPAR has few details recorded about her.

 

John Murray was killed at Flodden, and his son Andrew was served as his heir in Over Menzion on 13th February, 1513-4. But the lands were life-rented by John Murray's widow, Isobel Hoppar, who married as her second husband Archibald Douglas of Kilspindie, uncle of Archibald, Earl of Angus. This liferent she forfeited owing to the political activities of the Earl, and on 8th February, 1532-3 a royal gift of the rents of Over Menzion was made to Malcolm, third Lord Fleming. The lands themselves were redeemed in 1535 by Lord Fleming from Andrew Murray by a payment of 360 merks, and Over Menzion was included in a charter of confirmation of his properties granted by King James V. on 9th April, 1538.

The Fleming family retained their title until 1636, when John (Fleming), second Earl of Wigtown, conveyed Over Menzion to Sir David Murray of Stanhope, who on 17th March, 1645, got a Crown charter incorporating the lands into the barony of Stanhope-Murray.

 

John MURRAY and Isobel HOPPAR had the following children:

 

Andrew MURRAY ( -1572). Andrew married Elizabeth LOCKHART circa [Julian] 14 June 1533. He married Grissel SCOTT (NEE BETHUNE) on 8 February 1551. He died on 1 September 1572.

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Agnes MURRAY ( - )

Margaret MURRAY ( - ). Margaret married William LITTLE on [Julian] 26 October 1532.

Third Generation

4. Andrew MURRAY, son of John MURRAY and Margaret HEPBURN, died on 31 December 1485.

 

... of Falahill.

 

Andrew MURRAY had the following children:

 

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John MURRAY ( -1513)