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MOREHAM, a surname taken from lands in Haddingtonshire, now a parish. The de Morehams flourished under Alexander I. and II., and in the Ragman Roll appears the name of Thomas de Moreham pusnee, that is, the younger, as having sworn fealty to Edward I. Sir Reginald More, lord-great-chamberlain under David II., belonged to this family. He had sunk the last syllable of his name. Removing into Stirlingshire, he resided on the north bank of the Carron, at a place now called Scaithmoor, where he built a fine house. He married one of the coheiresses of the Grahams of Eskdale, with whom he acquired the lands of Abercorn in Linlithgowshire, once the possession of Sir John the Graham, the “fidus Achates” of Wallace. Here his family resided for some generations, and were known in writs as the Mores of Abercorn. The sole heiress married Sir William Lindsay of the Byres.

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