Murray, Lt. Col Sir James 2nd Duke of Atholl

Male 1690 - 1764  (73 years)


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  • Name Murray, James 
    Prefix Lt. Col Sir 
    Suffix 2nd Duke of Atholl 
    Born 28 Sep 1690  Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1764  Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Inveresk Scotland. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3046  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Father Murray, Sir John 1st Duke of Atholl,   b. 24 Feb 1659, Knowsley, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1724  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Hamilton, Lady Catherine,   b. 1662,   d. 11 Jan 1707  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 24 May 1683 
    Family ID F5619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frederick, Jane Duchess of Atholl,   b. 30 Nov 1693, Westminster London England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1748, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1726  Blair Atholl Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Murray, John Marquess of Tullibardine,   b. 13 Sep 1728, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1729  (Age 0 years)
     2. Murray, Lady Jane Countess of Crawford,   b. 1730,   d. 10 Oct 1747, Aachen Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     3. Murray, Lady Charlotte 8th Baroness Strange,   b. 13 Oct 1731, Blair Atholl Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1805, Barochey House near Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Murray, James Marquess of Tullibardine,   b. 28 Mar 1735, Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1736, Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F2253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Drummond, Jean,   b. Abt 1734,   d. 22 Feb 1795, Holyrood House Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 7 May 1749  Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F2254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lt.-Col. Sir James Murray 2nd Duke of Atholl was born on 28 September 1690 at Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland. He was the son of Sir John Murray 1st Duke of Atholl and Lady Catherine Hamilton.
      He married firstly Jane Frederick daughter of Thomas Frederick and Leonora Maresco on 28 April 1726. He married secondly Jean Drummond daughter of John Drummond 10th of Lennoch on 7 May 1749 at Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland. He died on 8 January 1764 at age 73 at Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland without surviving male issue. He was buried at Inveresk Scotland.
      Lt.-Col. Sir James Murray 2nd Duke of Atholl gained the rank of Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1712 in the service of the a Grenadier Company in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 1st or Royal Scots Regiment of Foot. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Perthshire between 1715 and 1724.2 In 1733 he obtained an Act of Parliament that the attainder of his brother William only extended to William and his heirs not the heirs male of his father. He held the office of a Representative Peer [Scotland] in 1733. He held the office of Lord Privy Seal [Scotland] between June 1733 and 6 April 1763. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 31 January 1733/34. He was invested as a Knight Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 11 February 1733/34. In 1736 he inherited the Sovereignty of the Isle of Man from his grandmother. He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Strange [E. 1628] on 1 February 1735/36. In 1746 he accompanied the Duke of Cumberland to Scotland. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Murray Balvany and Gask [S. 1676] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount of Balwhidder Glenalmond and Glenlyon co. Perth [S. 1703] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Murray Balvenie and Gask co. Perth [S. 1703] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Marquess of Athole [S. 1676] on 9 July 1746.2 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Duke of Atholl co. Perth [S. 1703] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Marquess of Tillibardin co. Perth [S. 1703] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Strathtay and Strathardle co. Perth [S. 1703] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Murray Gask and Balquhidder [S. 1628] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Murray of Tullibardine [S. 1604] on 9 July 1746.2 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Atholl [S. 1629] on 9 July 1746.2 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Tullibardine [S. 1676] on 9 July 1746. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount of Balquhidder [S. 1676] on 9 July 1746.2 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Tullibardine [S. 1628] on 9 July 1746.2 He held the office of Keeper of the Great Seal [Scotland] on 6 April 1763.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1528] Murray Clans.


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