NameSir Andrew MORAY , M
Birth Dateabt 1277
Birth PlaceBothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death Dateaft 7 Nov 1297
Death PlaceBothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death MemoSaid to have died from wounds received at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, 29 Sep 1297.
FatherSir Andrew de MORAVIA , M (~1258-<1300)
MotherLady COMYN Of Badenoch , F (~1263-<1286)
ChildrenAndrew , M (~1297-1338)
Notes for Sir Andrew MORAY
He [Sir Andrew, Sr.] married,

(1) first, the fourth daughter of Sir John Comyn of Badenoch, by whom he had

Andrew his heir;

and (2) secondly, in 1286, Euphemis, widow of William Comyn of Killbride, who may be ancestress of the Murrays of Ryvale and Cockpool. She died in 1288.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp.125-26.

Sir Andrew Moray. Taken prisoner along with his father at the siege of Funbar in April 1296, he was liberated after a few months’ captivity in Chester Castle, and immediately afterwards rejoined the patriotic party in Scotland.

Lord Hailes remarks that the only baron who adhered to Sir William Wallace when the nobles tamely submitted to the English monarch at Irvine on 9 july 1297, was sir Andrew Murray of Bothwell, but he must have been the younger Andrew, as at that time, Sir Andrew, brother of Sir William of Bothwell, was detained a prisoner in the Tower of London.

His son was certainly with Wallace in the north, as the Bishop of Aberdeen, writing to King Edwart on 24 and 25 July 1297, refers to the part taken in the insurrection by Andrew of Moref, son of Sir Andrew, ‘with a very large body of rogues.’

On 28 August in the same year, King Edward granted at Tunbridge a letter of safe-conduct to Andrew, son of Andrew of Moray, extending to the feast of St. Michael (September 29) to visit his father in the Tower, but if this was an attempt to draw away the younger Andrew from the champion of Scottish independence, it did not succeed, as he was present with Sir William Wallace at the battle of Stirling Bridge on the 11 September, and there received a fatal wound.

That he was not killed outright is proved by a letter dated 11 October 1297, addressed to the Mayor and Commons of Lubeck and Hamburg, by Andrew of Moray and William Wallace as leaders of the army of the Kingdom of Scotland, while letters of protection to the monks of Hexham, dated 7 November, also run in both names.

The exact date of this hero’s death is not known.

He was married to a lady whose name has not been ascertained,

and was the father of a posthumous son,

Sir Andrew Moray, the most famous of the Bothwell family. …

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 126-7.
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