The Stirling Antiquary; Reprinted from "The Stirling Sentinel," 1888-[1906]. Volume 3

The Stirling Antiquary; Reprinted from "The Stirling Sentinel," 1888-[1906]. Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...hopeless to expect any direct proof that Sir Andrew Moray of Manuel was a son of the Regent. Such proof has been diligently searched for, but without success. Of indirect proof, however, there is a good deal. There is first the fact that the later Sir Andrew was of kin to King David II. This is proved by an expression used by the King in the original charter of Touchadam and Touchmaler, dated 1368, in which the grant is to Sir Andrew Moray, dilecto consanguineo nostro, our beloved cousin. Mr Riddell states that such style of relationship was was not then given in charters to parties unwarily, or without due cause, so that Andrew was assuredly the King's blood kinsman, and he goes on to say the connection could only have been through Lady Christian, the sister of King Robert, mother, as he assumed (wrongly, I think), of the Regent Moray's children. But Mr Riddell overlooked the fact that the Papal dispensation for the marriage of the Regent with Christian Bruce, which he cites twice in the same volume, proves that they were related in the fourth degree of consanguinity, so that, as Mr Bain remarks, if Sir Andrew Moray of Manuel was the son of the Regent, he was a relative of David Bruce, whoever his mother might be, and, of course, he was as nearly related to his father's wife, Lady Christian, as be was to her brother, King Robert. It may be from this older connection with the Bruces that the Morays of Touchadam derive the royal tressure on their coat of arms, of 1 Ibid. p. 856. Macfarlane quotes an extract from the Kilravock MS3., stating that in addition to John and Thomas, the Regent had another son, Maurice, "but, as I conceive, died without succession " (Qen. Coll. ii. 505). It is possible Sir Andrew Moray of Manuel may have been...show more

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  • 9781236628541