Alexander Murray, of Murrayfield, Lord Henderland (1736 - 1795)

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"MURRAY, Alexander (1736-95), of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, and Henderland, Peebles - b. 11 May 1736, 1st s. of Archibald Murray of Murrayfield, adv., by Jean, da. of Lord William Hay of Newhall; cos. of John, 4th Mq. of Tweeddale [S]. educ. Mundell’s sch. Edinburgh; Edinburgh Univ.; adv. 1758. m. 15 Apr. 1773, Katherine, da. of Sir Alexander Lindsay, 3rd Bt., of Evelick, Perth, niece of Lord Mansfield and cos. of Lord Stormont, 2s. 1da. His sis. m. 1766 Ilay Campbell. suc. fa. 1773...

...Sheriff depute, Peebles 1761-75; one of commissaries of Edinburgh 1765; solicitor-gen. [S] May 1775-Feb. 1783; commr. for fisheries and manufactures 1777; raised to the bench as Lord Henderland 6 Mar. 1783; clerk of the pipe in Exchequer [S] 1786- d...

...Murray returned to the congenial life of Edinburgh, where he died of cholera 16 Mar. 1795."

SOURCE: The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964

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