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CodeNA8757
Person NameMaxwell; family; of Monreith
Epithetfamily
ActivityMaxwell of Monreith family had as their ancestor Edward Maxwell, the younger son of Sir Edward of Tinwald and Margaret, the daughter and heir of Henry Munduell of Tinwall. In 1482 Edward was granted by charter a quarter of the barony of Mureith (Monreith). He married Egidia Douglas (d c 1509). By 1670 the lands had passed to John, first son of William Maxwell, who only survived his father by a year, and then in turn to his brother William, who became Sir William Maxwell 1st Bart of Monreith in 1680. The 4th Bart Sir William Maxwell married his cousin Katharin Blair (d 1798), the daughter and heir of David Blair of Adamton, Ayrshire, in 1776. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters.
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