See also:Moray was one of the seven
See also:original earldoms of Scotland, its lands corresponding roughly to the
See also:modern counties of
See also:Inverness and
See also:Ross . Little is known of the earls until about 1314, when
See also:Randolph, a
See also:nephew of
See also:King Robert
See also:Bruce, was created
See also:earl of Moray (q.v.), and the Randolphs held the earldom until 1346, when the childless
See also:John Randolph, 3rd earl of this
See also:line and a soldier of repute, was killed at the
See also:battle of Neville's
See also:Cross . According to some authorities the earldom was then held by John's
See also:Agnes (c . 1312–1369) and her
See also:husband, Patrick
See also:Dunbar, earl of
See also:March or Dunbar (c . 1285–1368) . However this may be, in 1359 an
See also:Plantagenet, duke of
See also:Lancaster (d . 1361), was made earl of Moray by King
See also:David II.; but in 1372 John Dunbar (d . 1391), a
See also:grandson of Sir Thomas Randolph and a son-in-
See also:law of Robert II., obtained the earldom . The last of the Dunbar earls was
See also:James Dunbar, who was murdered in
See also:August 1429, and after this date his daughter
See also:Elizabeth and her husband, Archibald
See also:Douglas (d . 1455), called themselves earl and countess of Moray . The next
See also:family to bear this title was an illegitimate branch of the royal
See also:house of
See also:Stuart, James IV. creating his natural son, James Stuart (c .
1499–1544), earl of Moray . James died without sons, and after the title had been
See also:borne for a
See also:time by
See also:Gordon, 4th earl of Huntly (c . 1514–1562), who was killed at Corrichie in 1562, it was bestowed in 1562 by Mary
See also:Queen of Scots upon her
See also:brother, an illegitimate son of James V . This was the famous
See also:regent, James Stuart, earl of Moray, or
See also:Murray (see below), who was murdered in
See also:January 157o; after this event a third James Stuart, who had married the regent's daughter Elizabeth (d . 1591), held the earldom . He, who was called the " bonny earl," was killed by his hereditary enemies, the Gordons, in
See also:February 1592, when his son James (d . 1638) succeeded to the title . The earldom of Moray has remained in the Stuart family since this date .
See also:Alexander, the 4th earl (d . 1701), was secretary of state for Scotland from 168o to 1689; and in 1796
See also:Francis, the 9th earl (1731–1810), was made a peer of the
See also:Kingdom as Baron Stuart . See vol. vi. of Sir R . Douglas's
See also:Peerage of Scotland, new ed. by Sir J .
B .Paul (19o9) .
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