Elizabeth Mure was born circa 1315 in Rowallan Castle, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Adam Mure of Rowallan and Janet Mure of Pokellie and died circa 1354 Scotland, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. She married Robert II of Scotland (1316-1390) .


Offspring of Elizabeth Mure and Robert II of Scotland (1316-1390)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robert III of Scotland (1337-1406) 14 August 1337 Scone Palace, Scone, Scotland, United Kingdom January 1406 Rothesay Castle, Rothesay, Scotland, United Kingdom Anabella Drummond (c1350-1401)
Alexander Stewart (1343-1394) 1343 24 July 1405 Mairead Inghean Eachann
Robert Stewart (c1340-1420) 1340 3 September 1420 Margaret Graham (1334-1380) Margaret Graham (1334-1380) Muriella Keith
Margaret Stewart ()
Walter Stewart (-1362)
Marjory Stewart ()
Jean Stewart (-1404) 1404 John Keith (-bef1375) John Lyon (-1382) John Keith (-bef1375) John Lyon (-1382) James Sandilands (-)
Isabella Stewart (c1348-c1410) 1348 1410 James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas (c1358-1388) James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas (c1358-1388) John Edmonston (-aft1387)
Catherine Stewart ()
Elizabeth Stewart (c1350-) 1350 Thomas de La Haye

Elizabeth Mure (died 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.


Elizabeth Mure (Muir) was said to be born at Rowallan Castle. Her parents were Sir Adam Mure of Rowallan, Ayrshire and Janet Mure.

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 later re-married (Papal Dispensation dated 2 May 1355).

On 27 March 1371, "The Lord John (who later took the title of King Robert III, changing his name because of what he saw as John de Baliol's unpatriotic desecration of the name John), 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.

They had at least ten children, with some accounts saying as many as thirteen. Doubts about the validity of her marriage led to family disputes over her children's right to the crown.

  • Robert III, born John Stewart, Earl of Carrick
  • Walter Stewart, Lord of Fife
  • Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (c1340–1420)
  • Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan
  • Margaret Stewart, married John of Islay, Lord of the Isles
  • Marjorie Stewart, married firstly, John Dunbar, 5th Earl of Moray, and secondly, Sir Alexander Keith
  • Johanna (Jean) Stewart, married firstly, Sir John Keith, secondly, Sir John Lyon, and thirdly in 1384, Sir James Sandilands.
  • Isabella Stewart, married firstly, James Douglas, 2nd Earl of Douglas, and secondly, David Edmonstone
  • Katherine Stewart, married Sir Robert Logan of Grugar and Restalrig, Lord High Admiral of Scotland
  • Elizabeth Stewart, married Sir Thomas Hay, Lord High Constable of Scotland


(See also the "Tree" tab above, for a dynamically uipdated version.)

See also

  • Polnoon Castle - Elizabeth was a grand-daughter of Sir John Montgomerie of Polnoon.



  • Dunbar, Sir Archibald H., Bt., Scottish Kings, a Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005 - 1625, Edinburgh, 1899, p. 160-1.
  • McAndrew, Bruce A., Scotlands Historic Heraldry, Boydell Press, 2006: ISBN 1-84383-261-5
NAME Mure, Elizabeth
SHORT DESCRIPTION Wife of Robert, who became Robert II of Scotland after her death
PLACE OF BIRTH Rowallan Castle
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Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¶ Death
  • "before May 1355"

Robin Patterson