Elizabeth Mure

Title: 
Countess
Other names: 
More, Muir, Mohr, de la Mohr, Countess of Atholl
Dates: 
c.1320-c.1354

Elizabeth Mure is said to have been born at Rowallan Castle, in north Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

Elizabeth married Robert Stewart, grandson of Robert the Bruce. It is believed that she had been his mistress before they married and it is suggested that she was pregnant on the occasion.
This being the case undoubtedly there was speculation over the legitimacy of their son, John Stewart. This can be supported by Robert seeking religious dispensation and remarrying his wife.

Elizabeth did not live long enough to be crowned Queen of Scotland with her husband. It is suggested that she died in childbirth as many women did in those days. She was buried at Paisley Abbey.

Her eldest son, John Stewart, Earl of Carrick succeeded his father as Robert III.

Sources
Elizabeth Mure Stewart
A short extract written by someone who is distantly related to Elizabeth Mure.
The Two Wives of Robert II, King of Scots - Elizabeth Mure and Euphemia Ross
A Short interpretation of Elizabeth Mure's life.