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About Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank

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Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank (1703-1778). Son of Alexander Murray, 4th Lord Elibank and Elizabeth Stirling. An author and economist much respected in his own time. Member of the Cocoa Tree Club and The Poker Club. Uncle of Major Patrick Ferguson killed at the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780.

In 1722 Murray was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. However rather than practicing as a lawyer, he was determined to pursue a military career and eventually became a lieutenant-colonel in the Marines. In 1740 he retired from the army and returned to Scotland where he took up literary pursuits.

Murray died on the 3rd of August, 1778.

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