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Murray of Traquair


William Murray of Traquair

Traquair House in the 19th Century
Traquair House in the 19th Century
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The birth date William MURRAY of Traquair is unknown.  (William's father is also not known but William was possibly a grandson of Alexander MURAVIA [MURRAY] who was mentioned in a 15 July 1383 Charter of Resignation of the lands of Cranstoun Riddell in the Sheriffdom of Edinburgh.)

William was married to Margaret MURRAY, the daughter of Patrick MURRAY of Falahill and the sister of John MURRAY the Outlaw.

We know William MURRAY was in possession of Traquair (and the lands of Cranston Riddell) because there is documentation that he forfeited those lands before 1464.

William MURRAY of Traquair died sometime between 06 April 1466 and 13 October of 1466.

Known children of William MURRAY of Traquair:

i.  He had a natural son who was acknowledged on 06 April 1466, but not named.

ii.  Alexander MURRAY.

(Credit for the research on this page goes to Irene THOROGOOD.)