He was credited with making
significant improvements to Rowallan
Castle. His successors embraced the
protestant religion and became opponents
of Mary Queen of Scots.
1600s, the Mure’s were
persecuted as Covenanters as they fought
with many other Scottish clans to keep
the protestant churches in Scotland free
from English intervention.
1662, the youngest son of Sir William
Muir is created Baronet of Nova
1700, the last acknowledged Laird of
the Clan dies without a male heir, this
leading to the Mure Clan breaking up and
seeking protection of larger clans. Many
emigrated at that time to America,
Australia and Canada.
1809, Sir John Mure, Military
Commander, fought against Napoleon and
fell at the Battle of Corunna/Spain.
1838-1914, John Mure born at Dunbar,
immigrated with his parents to America.
He was credited with establishing the
Yosemite National Park.