James Murray, of Philiphaugh, Lord Philiphaugh (1655 - 1708)

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About James Murray, of Philiphaugh, Lord Philiphaugh

Biographical Summary

"James Murray of Philiphaugh - Eldest son of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh, by Ann, daughter of Sir Archibald Douglas of Cavers was born in 1655. He sat in the convention of estates which assembled...

...Being appointed an ordinary Lord on the 28th October, he took his seat as Lord Philiphaugh on the 1st November 1689...

...In the following year Lord Philiphaugh produced a commission en the first June nominating him a second time Lord Register which appointment he retained as also his office of judge till his death which took place at Inch on Sunday 1st July 1708."

SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 434-436

"(284) Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh, born 1655 ; died 1st July 1708. He was served heir to his father 8th November 1677; and was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, as Lord Philiphaugh, 1689. He was M.P. for Selkirkshire 1678-1702, and was appointed Lord Clerk Register 1705. He married, first, at Edinburgh, 24th April 1678, Anne, daughter of Hepburn of Blackcastle, who died s.p. He married, second, Margaret, daughter of Sir Alexander Don of Newton, and had issue: -

  • John (No. 285 below).
  • James Murray, died unmarried.
  • Alexander Murray, died unmarried."

SOURCE: The heraldry of the Murrays: with notes on all the males of the family, descriptions of the arms, plates and pedigrees, by G. Harvey Johnston, 1910, page 70, paragraph 284

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