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  • ID: I1481
  • Name: Grizel Rattray
  • Sex: F
  • Death: BEF MAR 1542
  • CHIL: 8
  • Note: 1 2 3

    An heiress, since she only had as sister? But her father predeceased his father, and her father had two half brothers...
    ?Sir John [Rattray (d Flodden 1513)]?s eldest niece Grisell, married John, third Earl of Atholl in about 1522, a marriage that brought great distress on her father?s family.?
    This appears to be wrong, and should say Patrick?s niece, ie referring to Grizel?s father?s half brother, who was murdered by the Earl in 1533.
    Her half brother Patrick was intimidated into giving up the Barony by John Stewart, Earl of Atholl. Through the marriage of Patrick?s niece into the family, the Earl took control of the Barony of Rattray and also took control of her sister. Thus Patrick was driven from his estate in 1516. He began the construction of Craighall Castle, a grand building perched on a 200 feet rock above the River Ericht. The stronghold of Craighall could not protect him from John Stewart the Earl of Atholl though and he was murdered in 1533.
    Sir John?s son Patrick defended Craighall Castle, also known as Rattray Castle against the Clan Stuart Atholls but was forced to burn the Castle and escape in the confusion. The Rattrays then withdrew to Kynballoch, where Patrick was later murdered by the 3rd Earl of Atholl?s men whilst claiming sanctuary in his own Chapel.
    Had 7 daus and 1 son.
  • _UID: DA6E0BDCA2FE468DA53EE853428C341DDF25
  • Change Date: 11 AUG 2010

    Father: John Rattray b: 1479 in Rattray, Perth, Scotland
    Mother: Margaret Abercrombie

    Marriage 1 John Stewart b: 6 OCT 1507
    • Married: ABT 1521
    1. Has Children John Stewart b: in Atholl, Perthshire
    2. Has Children Margaret Stewart
    3. Has Children Elizabeth Stewart

    1. Text: Our Stewart Heritage
      by Lachlan Rattray of Rattray and of Craighall Rattray 29th Clan Chief.
      in Clan Rattray Society Journal Number Eleven
      December 2003
    2. Text: Richard Hodgson research notes 2007
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Wikepedia
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