NameSir John MURE 2nd Of Caldwell , M
FatherGodfrey MURE 1st Of Caldwell , M (~1340-)
ChildrenJohn , M
Notes for Sir John MURE 2nd Of Caldwell
By a letter of the Regent Duke of Albany, of date October 29, 1409, a Remission is granted to John Mure of Caldwell, Archibald Mure of Polkelly, and Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock, for the slaughter of Mark Neilson of Dalrymple, in one of those local feuds common in this turbulent age, and in which the Caldwell family bore a large share.

The same John signs as witness to a charter of the lands of Dreghorn by Fullerton of crosbie, dated 19 January 1340.

The signatures to this deed comprise, in the following order, the names of several of the principal Ayrshire families of the time:

“George of Campbell, lord of Lowdon and sheriff of Are;
John More, lord of Caldwell;
John of Chalmur, lord of Gategarth;
James of Cathcart, lord of Macarberton;
Robert More of Rowalland, sheriff depute;
with oyers sundrie.”

He was succeeded by another John …

Source: SELECTIONS FROM THE FAMILY PAPERS PRESERVED AT CALDWELL, Volume 1, by Hew Mure, etc., Glasgow, 1854, pp. 6-7.

Godfrey was succeeded by John,
to whom and to Archibald Mure of Polkelly and Thomas of Kilmarnock, by a letter dated October 29, 1409, the Regent Albany granted a remission for the slaughter of Mark Neilson of Dalrymple.

On January 19, 1340, he witnessed a charter by Fullerton of Crosbie respecting the lands of Dreghorn.

To this John succeeded another John, who, probably during the life-time of his predessor, under the title of John Muir, junior, of Cowdams, acted as a boundary commissioner for the burgh of Prestwick in 1446.

Source: A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF RENFREW FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES, By William Musham Metcalfe, Paisley, 1905, p. 105
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