These are Clan Muir's most famous and Notable clansmen that played a major role, as well who left their mark on clan Muir.
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Máel Muire of Atholl was Mormaer of Atholl at the beginning of the 12th century, until sometime perhaps in the 1130s. According to the Orkneyinga Saga, Máel Muire was a son of king Donnchad I and a younger brother of King Máel Coluim III. A Malmori d' Athótla is mentioned in a charter relating to a year after 1130, contained within the Book of Deer. If the first part is true, and the second part refers to the same Máel Muire, then this Máel Muire lived for more than 90 years, between the death of King Donnchad I in 1040 and the 1130s. It seems likely that his paternal grandfather Crínán was also Mormaer of Atholl. Máel Muire then probably inherited the Mormaerdom in compensation for not inheriting the Kingship. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1el_Muire,_Earl_of_Atholl)
Roman Commander Decio Mure- In the territory of Sentinum; was fought a battle in which the coalition of Samnites, Umbrians, Etruscans, and Gauls were defeated by the Roman army under the consul of Q. Fabio Rulliano and P. Decio Mure, who was killed on the battlefield in 295 B.C
John Moore of the United Irishsmen fought at the following battles during the war of the United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798. The battles John Moore was engage at was the Battle of Oulart Hill, the battle of the Three Rocks, The battle of Vinegar Hill, Kilcumney Hill. When general Humbert had declared that Connacht was henceforth a republic and appointed John Moore as President. He was destined to pay dearly for this- being captured after the rebellion collasped and dying in prison in Waterford.
John Muir- John Muir also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America. Places and trails named after John Muir
1.John Muir Way ( Scotland)- A 134-mile, coast-to-coast trail has officially opened in Scotland, and it has an appropriately outdoorsy name: John Muir Way. Named for the famed conservationist who was born in Dunbar, Scotland, the trail links his hometown and Helensburgh, passing through Edinburgh along the way.
2. John Muir Trail ( California, USA)- Stretching 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the summit of the contiguous United States’ highest peak, Mount Whitney, it rambles through some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery that the heart and mind could conceive. Most of your days are spent above 10,000 feet, where you’ll experience the High Sierras in all of it’s grandeur and beauty.
3. John Muir woods National Monument- This boardwalk is part of the Muir Woods Main Loop trail. If you follow the raised boardwalk to the right it will lead to an accessible gift shop, café and restroom facility. Signage is provided. If you choose to continue into the forest, the accessible boardwalk will continue for several hundred feet to Founders Grove. There are several informational waysides along the boardwalk. If you proceed past the boardwalk you will encounter an asphalt trail which is usable; however, it contains potholes and severe cracks due to heaving tree roots. As funding and resources allow, we will continue to replace the existing asphalt with an accessible raised boardwalk.
4. John Muir Wilderness Trail- This trail follows the Hiwassee River along the path that famed naturalist John Muir took on his “Thousand Mile Walk to the Sea.” Great trail for wildflowers, birding, and river views. Moderate 20 mile hike beginning at Childers Creek in Reliance and ending near the TN / NC line.
Thomas Muir (24 August 1765 – 26 January 1799), often known as Thomas Muir the Younger of Huntershill, was a Scottish political reformer. Also known as father of Scottish democracy", is one of five men commemorated on the Political Martyrs' Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh.
William Muir- as a Scottish Orientalist, scholar of Islam, and colonial administrator.
John Moore (Lord Mayor)- became a merchant in London, was active in the lead business, then in trade with East India, and became Master of the Grocer's company. Originally a non-conformist, he entered the Church of England, and was consequently able to take a seat as alderman for Walbrook. He was knighted in 1672, and elected Sheriff that same year. He was a representative of the Court party in the reign of Charles II, and active in supporting its influence in the City of London. He was elected one of the representative from the city to the 1685 Parliament.
Samuel More- In the English civil war Samuel More fought for Parliament and commanded a garrison at Hopton castle in Shropshire. Hopton Castle was one of the few castles to be held for Parliament in that county. Samuel More was commandant of the castle when, in 1644, it was besieged by a force of Cavaliers led by Sir Michael Woodhouse, with a force of about 500. Samuel More’s garrison numbered around 30 men, and the end result of such an action was inevitable. Without external support, More would be forced to surrender.
It seems that Colonel Samuel More was offered quater (the option of a surrender) twice and refused. After this accounts differ. Samuel’s own account states that he finally surrendered once the Cavaliers had breached the castle walls, whereupon his men were brutally slaughtered. Other accounts state that, after a three-week siege, More delayed surrendering until the bailey had been taken and the entrance to the keep was on fire. Under the laws of war as they were practised at that time, such a surrender was at the discretion of the besieging forces, who had taken significant casualties. More had apparently waited too long to surrender. It seems that Sir Michael Woodhouse choose not to accept the surrender and ordered (or at least did not prevent) the killings. As his men were being killed, Samuel More was taken to Ludlow and was later given his freedom in a prisoner exchange.
Marquis de Mores- De Morès began life as a soldier, graduating in 1879 from St. Cyr, the leading military academy of France. Among his classmates was Philippe Petain, famous French general of WW1 and the ill-fated future leader of the Vichy France government in WW2. Upon his return, he would be embroiled in political controversies for the remainder of his life.
Philip Henry Moore -He served in the local militia, which formed a company of the 4th Bedford battalion, and he took a prominent part in the battle at Moore’s Corner in the rebellion of 1837 for which he was officially thanked by Sir John Colborne, commander in chief. Charged by some with taking too much credit for the success of the battle, he produced documents, printed in the Montreal Herald in March 1838, which confirmed that he had indeed directed his party to the extent he had claimed.
Enoch Moore- Enoch's political alignment seemed to swing from one extreme to the other throughout his lifetime. He was born in a Loyalist refugee camp in New York City and was evacuated with his Quaker family, about 1784, to the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia where his father, Samuel Moore, became a leader in the Quaker community. He moved to Upper Canada about 1811, where he served as a dispatch rider in the Canadian militia during the War of 1812 against the Americans. His commanding officer was Col. Joseph Ryerson. By 1830, Enoch Moore, had gained the respectable status of school trustee.
One of the teachers in his employ was Egerton son of Col. Joseph Ryerson, who became the founder of the public school system in Ontario. Enoch's first son, James Moore, is buried beside Col. Joseph Ryerson in the Methodist cemetery in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario. Even though he was raised in a Loyalist and Quaker home, Enoch was elected Captain of the rebels at Malahide, Ontario during the rebellions of 1837. Enoch and his brothers comprised one of the most active Loyalist families to join the rebels. Court records show that Enoch was arrested and jailed in London on Dec. 21, 1837, convicted of high treason, sentenced to death, then reprieved on May 19, 1838.
Hundreds of his neighbors signed the petition for clemency in the case of Enoch, his brother John, and neighbor Harvey Bryant. His sentence was first commuted to transportation to a penal colony on Van Diemen's land (Tasmania) for life, and then relaxed to 14 years of penal servitud but he was eventually pardoned and released on a peace bond on Oct. 5, 1838. His brother, Elias Moore, was released after a short stay in jail because the key witness absconded. Elias then returned to his seat in the 13th Parliament of Upper Canada.
Saint Thomas More-Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535),venerated by Catholic as Saint Thomas More, was an English Lawyer, Social philosopher, author, statesman and the noted renaissance humanist. He was also a concillor to Henery VIII and lord high chancellor of England. More opposed the Protestant reformation. More opposed the king's seperation from the Catholic church, refusing to acknowledge Henry as Surpreme head of the church of England. After refusing to take the oath of Supremacy, he was convicted of treason and beheaded.
Fergus Mór – One of the great O'Mordha's from Ireland eventually establishing the Dalridia, the Gaelic Kingdom. The historical record, such as it is, consists of an entry in the Annals of Tigernach, for the year 501, which states: Feargus Mor mac Earca cum gente Dal Riada partem Britaniae tenuit, et ibi mortuus est. (Fergus Mór mac Eirc, with the people of Dál Riata, held part of Britain, and he died there.) However, the forms of Fergus, Erc and Dál Riata are later ones, written down long after the 6th century. The record in the Annals has given rise to theories of invasions of Argyll from Ireland, but these are not considered authentic. Fergus is also found in the king lists of Dál Riata, and later of Scotland, of which the Senchus Fer n- Alban and the Duan Albanach can be taken as examples.
The Senchus states that Fergus Mór was also known as Mac Nisse Mór. These sources probably date from the 10th and 11th centuries respectively, between 30 and 40 generations after Fergus may have lived. The Senchus and the Duan name Fergus's father as Erc son of Eochaid Muinremuir. A Middle Irish genealogy of the kings of Alba gives an extensive genealogy for Fergus: [Fergus] m. h-Eircc m. Echdach Muinremuir m. Óengusa Fir m. Feideilmid m. Óengusa m. Feideilmid m. Cormaicc, and a further forty-six generations here omitted. While it was suggested some believe Fergus claimed lineage to Arthur, the historian John Morris has suggested, instead, that Fergus was allowed to settle in Scotland as a federate of Arthur, as a bulwark against the Picts. These sources, while they offer evidence for the importance of Fergus Mór in Medieval times, are not evidence for his historical career.
Indeed, only one king in the 6th century in Scotland is known from contemporary evidence, Ceretic of Alt Clut, and even this identification rests upon a later gloss to Saint Patrick's Letter to Coroticus. The first kings of Dál Riata whose existences are reasonably sure are Fergus's grandsons Gabran mac Domangairt and Comgall, or perhaps his great-grandson Aedan mac Gabrain. Andrew of Wyntoun's early 15th century Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland says that Fergus was the first Scot to rule in Scotland, and that Cináed mac Ailpín was his descendant. In addition, he writes that Fergus brought the Stone of Scone with him from Ireland, that he was succeeded by a son named Dúngal.
A list of kings follows which is corrupt but bears some relation to those found in earlier sources. If Wyntoun's account adds little to earlier ones, at the end of the 16th century George Buchanan in his Rerum Scoticarum Historia added much, generally following John of Fordun. In this version, the Scots had been expelled from Scotland when the Romans under one Maximus conquered all of Britain. His father Eugenius had been killed by the Romans, and Fergus, Fergusius II according to Buchanan's count, was raised in exile in Scandinavia. He later fought with the Franks, before eventually returning to Scotland and reconquering the Scottish lands.
He was killed in battle against Durstus, king of the Picts, and was succeeded by his son Eugenius. Buchanan's king, James VI, shared the scholar's view of the origins of his line, describing himself in one of many verses written to his wife Anne of Denmark, as the "happy Monarch sprung of Ferguse race". Nor was James VI the last ruler to share this belief. The Great Gallery of the Palace of Holyrood house in Edinburgh was decorated with eighty-nine of Jacob de Wet's portraits of Scottish monarchs, from Fergus to Charles II, produced to the order of James's grandson. James II's Irish partisans welcomed the king at Kilkenny during the Williamite war, declaring, "We conducted a Fergus to Scotland; we welcome in James the Second the undoubted heir of Fergus by the lineal descent of one hundred and ten crowned heads".
James Muir- Who was hanged for his beliefs on Feberurary 22,1684 in Edinburgh. Gun Fighters of the West:
Lester Moore - A gunman who was killed in Tombstone, Arizona.
Thomas Moore - A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he rode with the posse that killed John
Tunstall on February 18, 1878.
Charlie Moore - A member of Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. He was robbed and killed by unknown persons in the White Sands, New Mexico Territory in December, 1878.
Jim Moore (18??-1875) - A hardened killer, Moore had allegedly killed seven people before he murdered Officer William Spivey. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 3, 1875.
William Moore, aka: Outlaw Bill (18??-1881?) - An outlaw, Moore rode with John Casey in New Mexico stealing horses and committing murder. He later fled to Alaska.
William "Gad” Moore - A road agent in Montana and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer's gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes.
William Moore- The British Pirate that served with William.... the Kid from Yemen but later took several small ships. His refusal two months later to attack a Dutch ship nearly brought his crew to mutiny, and in an angry exchange Kidd mortally wounded his gunner, William Moore.
Maurice Moore (1897 – 28 April 1921) was an Irish republican who fought in the Irish war of Independence. In April 1921 Moore was executed at Cork City Goal after being captured in the aftermath of the Clonmult Ambush. Moore was born at Ticnock, Cobh, Country Cork in 1897. He was educated at the local Presentation Brothers National School and after school began work as a plumber's mate at Haulbowline dockyard (then a British naval establishment). His family had strong republican connections and he joined Irish volunteers in Cobh in 1916. Three of his brothers were also members and they all subsequently served with the Irish Republican Army as members of the 4th Battalion, Cork No.1 Brigade. As a member of the Cobh Company of the IRA Moore took part in the capture of Carrigtwohill, Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) barracks which was the first police barracks captured by republicans in the War of Independence.
He was later involved in the capture of Cloyne RIC barracks and numerous other actions of the local IRA against British crown forces. In February 1921 Moore was one of a flying column of over 20 IRA men billeted in an old farmhouse at Clonmult, near Midleton under Commandant Diarmuid Hurley . They were tracked down and surrounded by a company of the Hampshire regiment of the British army and RIC, Black and Tans and Auxiliaries. In the ensuing gunfight 12 of the republicans were killed and eight captured, including Maurice Moore. The group were given a military court-martial and all were sentenced to death. Seven of them later had their sentences commuted but two, Moore and his lifelong friend Paddy O'Sullivan were executed Victoria barracks, Cork on 28 April 1921.
William Moore- was a pirate and served with Captain Kidd.
Monsieur Duncan Mure- a Luietenent to the King of France guard