James Murray (1755 - 1811)

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"General Sir James Murray Pulteney, 7th Baronet PC (c. 1755 – 26 April 1811) was a Scottish soldier and British politician.

Born James Murray, he was the eldest son of Colonel Sir Robert Murray, 6th Baronet and his first wife Janet Murray, a younger sister of Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank. Murray succeeded his father as baronet in 1771, while still a minor. He was educated at Westminster School and joined then the British Army...

...On 24 July 1794, he married Henriette Laura Pulteney, 1st Baroness Bath, daughter of his cousin Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet in Bath House, London. Two days before he had by Royal Licence assumed the surname Pulteney only to inherit his wife's relative Harry Pulteney. Henrietta was raised to a countess in her own right in 1803 and inherited also the estates of her father in 1805, worth about £50,000 per year. She predeceased her husband in 1808 and Murray survived her for three years, dying in Buckenham in Norfolk, from complications after losing an eye when a powder-flask accidentally exploded in his face. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his halfbrother John."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sir James Pulteney, 7th Baronet', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 15 October 2012, 18:16 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_James_Pulteney,_7th_Baronet&oldid=517971766> [accessed 15 December 2012]

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