Isobel Mercer

Isobel married Robert Maule of Panmure.
They obtained Charters for Panlethy and Petcunren on 25/Feb/1528-9.
Isobel died 30/Apr/1540.

Robert Maule of Panmure

Robert was born in 1493.
In 1519 he was a Ward of Henry Ramsay of Panbride
The following Epitaph is from the ‘Registrum de Panmure’. Compiled by the Hon. Harry Maule of Kelly, A.D. 1733. Edited by John Stuart and published in Edinburgh, 1874.
Epitaph of Robert Maule of Panmure

He was tall, fresh-complexioned, spoke well, was subject to sudden anger, and given to lechery. Although he never learned to read and write he was an expert in the laws of Scotland and in the genealogy of his family.

He was Sheriff of Angus.
Always pugnacious, he was involved in an attempt, in 1526, by the Earl of Lennox to rescue King James V from the Earls of Angus and Arran.

There is a reference to, supposedly, the first game of golf in Scotland on Barry Links at Carnoustie about 1527:- ‘Sir Robert Maule exercisit the gowf ‘. He was seriously injured trying to prevent several lords making their way over the land on which he was playing.

In 1547 Panmure House was beseiged by a force of English and some traitorous Scots, Robert was shot, captured and held prisoner in Broughty Castle and the Tower of London until his release in 1549.

He married, firstly, Isobel (d. 30/04/1540) the daughter of Sir Laurence Mercer of Aldie. They had sons Thomas, John and Robert and daughters Margaret, Elizabeth, Janet, Agnes, Isabel, Geils, Jean and Catherine. Secondly, Robert married Isobel the widow of David Ochterlony of Kellie and the daughter of James Arbuthnott of that Ilk. They had three sons, Henry, Andrew and William and a daughter Marjory.

Late in life Robert became religious. He died on 02/05/1560 and is buried in the choir of Panbride Church.
(Source: JMa)


The present British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is one of Isobel Mercer’s descendants. See lineage below.

Isobel Mercer
d. 1540
m. Robert Maule of Panmure, Forfarshire
b. 1497, d. 1560
Thomas Maule
b. 1521, d. 1600
m. Margaret Haliburton
d. 1602
Patrick Maule of Panmure
b. 1548, d. 1605
m. Margaret Erskine
d. 1599
Patrick Maule
d. 1661
1st Earl of Panmure
m. Frances Stanhope
Lady Elizabeth Maule
d. 1659
m. John Lyon
b. 1596, d. 1646
2nd Earl of Kinghorne
Patrick Lyon
b. 1643, d. 1695
3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Lady Helen Middleton
d. 1708
John Lyon
b. 1663, d. 1712
4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Lady Elizabeth Stanhope
b. 1663, d. 1723
Thomas Lyon
b. 1704, d. 1753
8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Jean Nicholson
b. 1713, d. 1778
John Lyon(-Bowes)
b. 1737, d. 1776
9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Mary Eleanor Bowes
b. 1749, d. 1800
Thomas Lyon-Bowes
b. 1773, d. 1846
11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Mary Carpenter
b. 1783, d. 1811
Thomas George Bowes-Lyon
b. 1803, d. 1834
Lord Glamis
m. Charlotte Grimstead
b. 1797, d. 1881
Claude Lyon-Bowes (afterwards Bowes-Lyon)
b. 1824, d. 1904
13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Frances Dora Smith
b. 1832, d. 1922
Claude George Bowes-Lyon
b. 1855, d. 1944
14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
m. Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck
b. 1862, d. 1938
Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon
b. 1900, d. 2002
m. 1923 George VI
b. 1895, d. 1952
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Emperor of India
Elizabeth II
b. 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

(Source: KD)

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