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  • ID: I896
  • Name: Muriel Calder
  • Suffix: 9th Thane of Cawdor
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1498
  • Note: 12 at marriage
  • Death: ABT 1575
  • Note: 1 2 3

    Heiress of the old Thanes of Cawdor.
    Born posthumously.
    Muriel is sometimes reported, eg in TSP (Argyll), as having been born about 13 Feb 1498. However, if it is true that her father died in 1494 (when she was an infant), such must be incorrect. She was forced by Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, to marry his son.
    Following the untimely death of the 8th Thane, the sole heiress was his baby daughter Muriel Calder. A party of Campbells forcibly took her from Kilravock Castle where she was staying with her grandmother at harvest time. Her quick-witted nurse branded her on the hip with a red-hot key so that she could be identified by the family were she ever found again. The tip of her little finger was bitten off to also help with subsequent identification. Only a very young child, she was taken by the men to Inveraray Castle. In 1510 when she was old enough to be married, she wedded Sir John Campbell, the Earl of Argyll's son. Despite this traumatic beginning, the 'red-haired lassie' would seem to have enjoyed her life to a large extent. The couple returned to Cawdor in 1524 and Muriel became Thaness of Cawdor herself after her husband died in 1546. She lived until 1575.
    Survived her husband and her son.
  • _UID: 9B72D9CFEF42442EBB57141D1F4CEE988C25
  • Change Date: 6 JAN 2009

    Father: John Calder
    Mother: Isabella Rose b: ABT 1472

    Marriage 1 John Campbell
    • Married: 1510
    1. Has Children Archibald Campbell b: in Calder
    2. Has Children Janet Campbell
    3. Has Children Katherine Campbell
    4. Has Children Marion Campbell b: 1547 in Calder, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Burke?s Landed Gentry Scotland
      Date: 2001
      Title: Burke?s Landed Gentry Scotland Online
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: A Genealogical Deduction of the Family of Rose of Kilravock
      Author: Hugh Rose, Lachlan Shaw, Cosmo Innes
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
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