Scottish Ancestors - Randolph Crest

Nancy’s Direct Grandmothers to King Robert de Bruce through the Randolph Line  

The numbers are the number of generations going back


1. Ophelia Harris m. Earley Thomas Terrell (my grandmother) b.  1882 - d. 1967)

2.  Fannie Pierce McGeHee m. Charles Thomas W. Terrell

3.  Ann Terrell (1817 – 1880) m. Joseph Carr Terrell

4.  Lucy Carr m. Richard Terrell

5.  Martha Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson’s sister) m. Dabney Carr

6.   Jane Randolph m. Peter Jefferson - They are the parents of President Thonas Jefferson

7.   Jane Rogers m. General Isham Randolph – goes back 16 generations to King Henry III

8.    Mary Isham m. William “Colonel” Randolph

9.    Elizabeth Ryland m. Richard Randolph (1620 – 1671)

10.     Dorothy Lane m. William Randolph (1572 – 1671)

11.     Rose Roberts m. Robert Randolph – Hams Sussex

12.    Joann Webbe m. John Randall II

13.     Isabel Stewart m. Sir Thomas Randall

14.    Lady Isabel Bruce (sister of King Robert de Bruce) m. Sir Thomas Randolf, Lord of Stratnith (1300 ) -             Here is the double linage of the Randolfs also which is reported on another page under Randolph

15.      Majory Stewart m. King Robert I (Robert I, (Roibert a Briuis in medieval Gaelic and Robert de Brus in Norman French), usually known in modern English today as Robert the Bruce (July 11, 1274 – June 7, 1329), was King of Scotland (1306 – 1329). Although most of his ancestors on his father's side were not Scots, he became one of Scotland's greatest kings, and one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He claimed the Scottish throne as a great-great-great-great grandson of David I of Scotland.

16.    Isabel le Clare m. Robert do Bus of Annadale

17.    Isabel of Hungtingdon m.  Robert de Brus - Lord of Annadald d. 1245

18.    Maud de Kevilloc of Chester m.  David, Earl of Huntingdon d. 1219

19.    Ada de Warenne (daughter of William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey) m.  Henry, Earl of Huntingdon d. 1152

20.   Matilda (daughter of Waltheof, Earl of Huntingdon) m.  King David I of Scotts 11-53 - 1224

21.   St. Margared (daughter of King Edward of England) m.  Malcom III Canmore 1058 - 1093

22.   King Duncan I 1034 - 1040 - Killed by MacBeth of Mobay - I hope that all of my grandchildren will read       Shakespear's Macbeth to get this wild story.

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Direct descendants  from Robert II – King of Scotland -



Robert II – King of Scotland (1316 – 1390)  m. Elizabeth More/Mure (1320-1355)

ROBERT II, (only child of Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, (continued from above) and Marjorie Bruce, dau. of ROBERT I), b 2 March, 1315-16, Steward of Scotland, 9 April, 1326, Regent 1335-41, and 1346-57, created Earl of Atholl, 16 Feb. 1341-2, Earl of Strathearn before 1357-8, and crowned at Scone, 26 March, 1371. He m 1stly (dispensation dd 22 Nov. 1347), Elizabeth (d ante 1355), dau. of Sir Adam Mure, of Rowallan. By her he had previously had issue,

1a JOHN, Earl of Carrick, 1368, s to the throne as ROBERT III.

2a Walter, jure uxoris Earl of Fife, m Isabel, Countess of Fife, widow of Sir William Ramsay, and dau. and heiress of Duncan Earl of Fife, and d.s.p. after 14 Aug. 1362.

3a Robert, 1st Duke of Albany, b ca 1340, Earl of Menteith by m, and Earl of Fife and Earl of Buchan by entail, created Duke of Albany, 1398, and Earl of Atholl for the life of Robert III 1403, Great Chamberlain 1383-1407, Governor of the realm during part of the reigns of Robert II and III, Regent from the death of Robert III to his own death, 3 Sept 1420, m 1stly, (by dispensation. 9 Sept. 1361), Margaret, Countess of Menteith (d 1380), widow of Sir John Moray, Lord of Bothwell, Thomas, 13th Earl of Mar, and Sir John Drummond of Concraig, and dau. of Sir John Graham (and Mary, Countess of Menteith), and had issue,

1b Murdoch, 2nd Duke of Albany, and Regent of Scotland, who was attainted and beheaded 25 May, 1425. He m 17 Feb. 1391-92, Isabel, eldest dau. and co-heiress of Duncan, Earl of Lennox, and had issue, with a dau. Isobel, m Sir Walter Buchanan of that Ilk, four sons,

1c Robert, Master of Fife, d.v.p., s.p. before July 1421.

2c Walter (Sir) of Lennox, tried and beheaded at Stirling, 24 May, 1425, was ancestor of the Lords Avandale, Ochiltree, Methven, St. Colme etc. (see MORAY, E.).

3c Alexander (Sir), beheaded 25 May, 1425.

4c James (Sir), fled to Ireland, d.s.p. 1451, ancestor of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich (see that family).

1b Janet, betrothed (20 July, 1372) as a child to David, infant son of Sir Bartholomew de Loen and Lady Philippa Moubray, but it is doubtful if the m took place.

2b Maria, m Sir William Abernethy of Saltoun, and had issue.

3b Margaret, m 1stly, Sir John Swinton, of Swinton (see that family) and had issue. He was k 14 Sept. 1401. She m 2ndly, Robert Stewart of Lorn (see MORAY, E.), and had further issue.

4b Isobel, m 1stly, Alexander Leslie, Earl of Ross, and had issue. She m 2ndly, Walter Haliburton, of Dirleton, and had further issue.

Robert, Duke of Albany m 2ndly, Muriella (d 1449), dau. of Sir William Keith, Marischal of Scotland (see KINTORE, E.), and by her had issue,

2b John, 3rd Earl of Buchan on the resignation of his father, 20 Sept. 1406, and Chamberlain of Scotland soon afterwards, head of the Scottish auxiliaries in France 1420, Constable of France, fell at Verneuil, 17 Aug. 1424.  He m 1413, Elizabeth (who 2ndly, Sir Thomas Stewart, and 3rdly, William, Earl of Orkney), dau. of Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas, and had issue, a dau.,

1c Margaret, m 1436, George, 1st Lord Seton and had issue (see MONTGOMERIE, Earls of Eglinton & Winton).

3b Andrew, d.s.p. before 1413.

4b Robert, de jure Earl of Ross, living 1431, d.s.p.

5b Marjory, m Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochaw, 1st Lord Campbell (see CAMPBELL, Dukes of Argyll), and had issue.

6b Elizabeth, m Malcolm Fleming of Biggar and Cumbernauld, and had issue. He d 1440.

4a Alexander, Earl of Buchan, 1374, and jure uxoris, Earl of Ross, known as “The Wolf of Badenoch” m Euphemia, Countess of Ross, widow of Sir Walter Leslie, and dau. and heiress of William, 5th Earl of Ross, and d.s.p. 24 July, 1394, leaving several illegitmate children. He was ancestor of the Stewarts of Fothergill, STEWART-MEIKLEJOHN of Edradynate (see that family) and STEWART-WILSON of Balnakeilly (see that family).

1a Margaret, m (by dispensation 14 June, 1350), John Macdonald, Lord of the Isles. He d 1387, having had issue (see MACDONALD, Lords Macdonald).

2a Marjorie, m 1stly (Papal Dispensation, 11 July, 1371), her cousin, John Dunbar, who was created Earl of Moray, 9 March 1371-72. He d ca 1390, leaving issue (see DUNBAR of Mochrum, Bt.). She m 2ndly ca 1403, Sir Alexander Keith, of Grandtown.

3a Jean, m 1stly, Sir John Keith, 2ndly, 1379, Sir John Lyon, Chamberlain of Scotland, ancestor of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne (see that family), and 3rdly, Sir James Sandilands, of Calder, ancestor of the Lords Torphichen (see that family).

4a Isabella, m 1stly (dispensation 24 Sept.1371), 2nd Earl of Douglas (d.s.p. 19 Aug. 1388). She m 2ndly, before 1390, Sir John Edmonstone (see EDMONSTONE, Bt.) and had issue, a son.

5a Elizabeth, m before 7 Nov. 1372, Sir Thomas Hay, Constable of Scotland (who d July, 1406), an ancestor of the Earls of Erroll (see HAY, Earls of Erroll).

21.  Robert II, m 2ndly (Papal Dispensation 2 May, 1355), Euphemia (d 1387), widow of John Randolph, Earl of Moray, and dau. of Hugh, Earl of Ross, and by her had issue,

5a David, Earl Palatine of Strathearn, and Earl of Caithness, b ca 1356, and d before 1389, leaving issue, an only dau. and heiress Euphemia, COUNTESS PALATINE OF STRATHEARN and Countess of Caithness, which latter Earldom she resigned to her uncle, Walter Stewart. She m ante Dec. 1406, her cousin, Sir Patrick Graham of Kilpont (k 10 Aug. 1412), son of Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine, and d Oct. 1415, having had issue,

1b Malise, 3rd Earl of Strathearn, who was during his minority divested of that Earldom on the pretence that it was a male fee and was created instead EARL OF MENTEITH 6 Sept. 1427 (see GRAHAM, Dukes of Montrose, and BURKE's Dormant and Extinct Peerages).

1b Euphemia, m 1stly, 1425, Archibald, 5th Earl of Douglas, and had issue. He d 26 June, 1439. She m 2ndly, 1440, James, 1st Lord Hamilton and d 1468-69, leaving further issue (see HAMILTON, Dukes of Abercorn),. He d 14 Nov. 1479.

2b Elizabeth, m. Sir John Lyon of Glamis, ancestor of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne (see that family).

6a Walter, Earl of Caithness, on resignation of his niece Euphemia, 1390, and created Earl of Atholl 1409. He m before 19 Oct. 1378, Margaret, dau. and heiress of Sir David de Barclay, Lord of Brechin, in whose right he was Lord of Brechin. He was the chief organiser of the conspiracy to which JAMES I fell a victim, and for which he suffered death and attainder 26 March, 1437. He had two sons,

1b David, d.v.p. and left issue,

1c Robert Stewart (Sir), who suffered for complicity in the same crime 1437.

2b Alan, Earl of Caithness, in whose favour his father resigned that Earldom, d.v.p., unm 1431, k at Inverlochy.

6a Egidia, m 1387, Sir William Douglas of Nithsdale, natural son of Archibald, 3rd Earl of Douglas, and had issue.

7a Katherine (or Jean or Elizabeth), m 1380, Sir David Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford and had issue (see LINDSAY, Earls of Crawford & Balcarres).

Robert II also had several illegitimate sons,

7a Sir John, ancestor of the Marquesses of Bute (see that family).

8a Thomas, Archdeacon of St Andrews and Dean of Dunkeld.

9a Alexander, Canon of Glasgow.

10a Sir John, of Dundonald, k. 1425.

11a Alexander, of Inverlunan.

12a James, of Kinfauns.

13a Sir John, ancestor of the Stewarts of Cardney (see BURKE’s LG 1952 Edn., STEUART MENZIES of Culdares).

Robert II d at his Castle of Dundonald, 19 Apri1, 1390, and was s. by his eldest son, John Stewart, Earl of Carrick, as,



20.  Marjory Stewart – Princess of Scotland (1344 – 1417) m. Eoin Mor MacDonald – 7th

Lord of the Isles


19.  Donald MacDonald – Lord of the Isles


18.  Alexander MacDonald – Lord of the Isles and Earl of Ross


17.  Hugh MacDonald – d. 1566


16.  Donald Galloch MacDonald –


15.  Donald Gorum MacDonald – d. 1587 – Lord of Isles and of State


14.  Archibald MacDonald – Lord of State Manor, Antrin


13.  Sir Donald MACDONALD d. 1643 - Lord of State, First Baronet


12.  Sir James MACDONALD d. 18 Dec 1678    Lord of State 2nd Baronet


11.  Marian MACDONALD m. Patrick MACGREGOR - Chief Of Clan MacGregor


10.  Thomas MackGehee b. abt 1645, Scotland d. aft 27 Jul 1727, Prince William Co., Va.  

m.  Mary Mumford in 1688


9.  William McGehee


8.  John McGehee Sr. b. 1725


7.  John McGehee – b. 1748


6.  Garrett Connor McGehee


5.  Alexander Stewart McGehee b. 1826   m. Mary Jane Thompson


4.  Fannie Pierce McGehee b.1852 m. Charles W. Thomas Terrell b. 1852


3.  Earley Thomas Terrell b. 1882 m. Ophelia Louise Harris b. 1884


2.  James Emmett Terrell b.  1911 m. Nannie Belle Clendenin b. 1910


1.  Nancy Clendenin Terrell b. 1940



















Scotland - History


The Midland Valley of Scotland represented the most northern extent of the Roman conquest of Britain after 79 A.D. Remnants of the Antonine Wall, which the Romans built between the River Forth and the River Clyde to defend this frontier, can still be seen. The lands to the north (known to the Romans as Caledonia) were occupied by a war-like tribe called the Picts. Little is known of the Picts, but their origin and language is most-likely Celtic. The more famous Hadrian's Wall, which is over 100 miles long and lies close to the current border between England and Scotland, was built by the retreating Romans (having been harried by continuous Pictish attacks) around 119 A.D.


In the 5th Century the "Scots" came from their home in Ireland and settled in the West of Scotland. The Scots, partially christianised when they came, had Saint Columba as their great missionary, and through him and his followers, built on the work of Saint Ninian converting the Picts and other tribes to christianity. Saint Columba is buried on the sacred island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland.



After centuries of wars with the Picts, they put the crown of Scots and Picts on the head of their king, Kenneth MacAlpin, in 843.


The reign of Malcolm Canmore (1057 - 93) was a time of great social, political and religious revolution. Malcolm had spent much time in England and he and his saintly queen (Margaret) encouraged the introduction of english customs, civilisation, the english language and settlers. Many Normans (the normans having conquered England in 1066) brought French culture to Scotland.


Scotland was a wealthy country through until the beginning of the 14th Century, when Edward I of England (known as the "Hammer of the Scots") was determined to incorporate Scotland into the English crown.


The defeat of Edward II at Bannockburn in 1314 was a great victory, reflected in the songs and spirit of Scottish nationalism until present times. The desire to preserve independence was embodied in a plea to the Pope, known as the Declaration of Arbroath. Long, bloody and destructive wars over the succeeding 300 years ensured that, while Scotland remained free, it was also poor.


John Knox, the Edinburgh churchman, played his part in the reformation in Scotland, which adopted a Presbyterian tradition losing the link between church and state (which is retained in England).


England and Scotland were linked through James VI of Scotland acceding to the English throne in 1603, following the death of Queen Elizabeth I (of England). Elizabeth had persecuted (and finally executed) James' mother and her own cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, but died childless.


Succeeding English monarchs were not as well disposed towards Scotland as James had been. Following the formal Act of Union in 1707, displeasure particularly amongst Highland Scots, supported the rebellions of 1715 and 1745 which attempted to restore respectively the Old and Young (Bonnie Prince Charlie) Pretenders to the throne of Scotland.


After the 1745 rebellion, which was effectively a Civil War, the Highland Clearances began. Thousands were evicted from their rented crofts and the mass migration of Scots to other parts of the world began. Despite the popularist view that the landlords were English, the majority were Scots, but not those of the gaelic-speaking Roman Catholic tradition who had fought for the 'Bonnie Prince'.