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Clan Mowbray


The name also known in England as Memory and Mulberry, comes from less than certain origins. But most agree that it derives from the Barony of Mowbray in France. A Robert de Moubray is recorded in the reign of King Malcolm IV.

Philip de Mowbray, brother of William (ancestor of the dukes of Norfolk) acquired the baronies of Barnbogle, Dalmeny, and Inverkeithing were acquired at the beginning of the 13th century. Sir John Mowbray of Barnbogle (d.1519) left an heiress, whose husband, Robert Burton, was ordered by Parliament to change his name to the 'old and honourable' one of Mowbray. Their grandson, Sir Robert Mowbray, was forced to surrender all three baronies to the Earl of Haddington in 1615, 'through debts and other misfortunes'. Sir John had, however, given and estate of Cockairny, part of the Barony of Inverkeithing, to his uncle, William Mowbray, in 1511, and this has remained in the family for several centuries.

Lieut-Colonel Sir Robert Moubray, K.H.


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