Lori's father had remarried after her mother died and Mums was the only stability she had known.
If she had remarried, all her children shared equally in her dowry, but the first husband's gift fell to his children or to her selection among them, if so empowered.
On the 29th of July 1565 they were accordingly remarried at Holyrood.
On the 1st of January 1772, Jefferson married Martha Wayles Skelton (1749-1782), a childless widow of twenty-three, very handsome, accomplished, and very fond of music. Their married life was exceedingly happy, and Jefferson never remarried after her early death.
Remarried, and the young Octavius passed under her care to that of his stepfather, L.