James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl
|Birthplace:||Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland|
|Death:||Died in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland|
|Place of Burial:||Inveresk, Scotland|
Son of John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl and Lady Catherine Murray
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JOHN MURRAY, 1st Duke of Atholl, so created 30 June 1703, as also MARQUESS OF TILLIBARDIN [sic], EARL OF STRATHTAY AND STRATHARDLE, VISCOUNT OF BALWHIDDER [sic], GLENALMOND AND GLENLYON, AND LORD MURRAY, BALVENIE AND GASK, Co Perth (S), with remainder, in default of his own male issue, to the sons of his deceased f, and earlier 27 July 1696 EARL OF TULLIBARDIN, VISCOUNT GLENALMOND, and LORD MURRAY (S) for life only, KT (Feb 1703/4), PC (S temp WILLIAM III, GB 1712–14); born 24 Feb 1659/60; a Pncpl Sec State Scotland, High Commr S Parl 1696–98, Chllr St Andrews U 1697–1724, Lord Privy Seal Scotland 1703 and 1713–14, opposed Act of Union of 1707, Lord High Commr Gen Assembly Ch Scotland 1712–14, Extrdy Lord of Session 1712–24, rep S peer 1710–15, Ld-Lt Perthshire 1715–24; married 1st 24 May 1683 Lady Katharine Douglas later Hamilton (died 11 Jan 1707), daughter of William Duke of Hamilton and Anne, Duchess of Hamilton (qv) in her own right, and had, with two other sons and five other daughters:
- 1a John, Marquess of Tullibardine; born 6 May 1684, killed in action Battle of Malplaquet (claimed as a victory by both British and French) 11 Sept 1709 during War of Spanish Succession
- 2a William, Marquess of Tullibardine, Duke of Rannoch, Marquess of Blair, Earl of Glen Tilt, Viscount Glenshie and Lord of Strathbran (all S), so created by titular James III 1 Feb 1716/7 with remainder to heirs male; born 14 April 1689; RN; Jacobite 1715 Uprising, hence attainted 17 Feb 1715/6 and his titles settled on his younger brother by Parl; escaped abroad and returned to Scotland with a Spanish force 1719, but after a fresh Jacobite defeat returned to the Continent and lived in exile under the name Kateson; took part in '45 Uprising, when arrested and imprisoned Tower of London, where died unmarried 9 July 1746
- 3a JAMES MURRAY, 2nd Duke of Atholl, KT (Feb 1733/4), PC (Jan 1733/4); born 28 Sept 1690; Capt and Lt-Col 1st Foot Gds, later Lt-Col Roy Scots, MP (Whig) Perthshire 1715–24, Lord Privy Seal 1733–63, rep S peer 1733–36;succeeded cousin 10th Earl of Derby (qv) as 7th BARON STRANGE 1736, Keeper Gt Seal of Scotland 1763–64; married1st 28 April 1726 Jane (died 13 June 1748), sister of Sir John Frederick, 1st Bt (qv), and widow of James Lannoy, of Hammersmith, and had, with two sons (died in infancy):
- 1b Jane; married 3 March 1747 17th Earl of Crawford and 1st Earl of Lindsay (see LINDSAY, E) and died without issue& vp 10 Oct 1747
- 2b CHARLOTTE; born 13 Oct 1731; BARONESS STRANGE in her own right; married 1753 her cousin 3rd Duke of Atholl and died 13 Oct 1805, leaving issue
References Burkes Peerage.
A lieutenant-colonel of the Royal Scots Regiment, James Murray first entered politics in 1715 as MP for Perthshire. When Murray’s elder brother, William, became involved in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion he was dishonoured and could no longer inherit his father’s title or property. James himself was a supporter of the Hanoverian kings, and on the death of his father he inherited the family titles and estates instead. He later resigned his military post and replaced the Earl of Islay as Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland. In 1746 he accompanied the Duke of Cumberland north to crush the Jacobite army, led by his other brother, Lord George Murray, who at one point besieged the family’s ancestral home of Blair Castle when it was occupied by Hanoverian troops.
James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl KT PC (28 September 1690 – 8 January 1764), styled Marquess of Tullibardine between 1715 and 1746, was a Scottish peer.
Atholl was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the third son of the John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl, by Lady Catherine, daughter of William Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton.
Atholl was Whig Member of Parliament for Perthshire from 1715 to 1724 and was elected a Scottish Representative Peer in 1733. In 1734 he was made a Knight of the Thistle. In 1736 he succeeded as 7th Baron Strange and to the Lordship of Mann through his grandmother. He served as Governor of the Isle of Man from 1736 to 1744.
Atholl married firstly Jane, daughter of Thomas Frederick, on 28 April 1726. They had four children:
- John Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (1728–1729), died in infancy.
- Lady Jane Murray (c. 1730–1747)
- Lady Charlotte Murray (1731–1805)
- James Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (1735–1736), died in infancy.
After his first wife's death in 1748 he married secondly Jean, daughter of John Drummond, 10th of Lennoch, on 7 May 1749, in Edinburgh. There were no children from this marriage.
Atholl died in 1764, aged 73 at Dunkeld, Scotland, and was buried at Inveresk. He was succeeded by in the barony of Strange by his daughter, Lady Charlotte and in the Scottish titles by his nephew, John, the son of George Murray, a general in the Jacobite Rising which the second Duke did not join.
Lt.-Col. James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl was born on 28 September 1690 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He was the son of 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, 3rd of Megginch, 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.
- He 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.
- He held the office of a Representative Peer [Scotland] in 1733.
- 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 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 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.
- 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 3rd Earl of Tullibardine [S., 1676] on 9 July 1746.
- He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Murray of Tullibardine [S., 1604] on 9 July 1746.
- He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Atholl [S., 1629] on 9 July 1746.
- He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Murray, Balvany and Gask [S., 1676] on 9 July 1746.3
- He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Murray, Gask and Balquhidder [S., 1628] on 9 July 1746.
- He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount of Balquhidder [S., 1676] on 9 July 1746.
- He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Tullibardine [S., 1628] on 9 July 1746.
- He held the office of Keeper of the Great Seal [Scotland] on 6 April 1763.
(103) James, second Duke of Atholl, third son of John (No. 102 below), born 28th September 1690 ; died 8th January 1764. He was Lord Privy Seal for Scotland, and was M.P. for Perthshire 1715-24. In 1736, on the death of his kinsman, James, tenth Earl of Derby, he succeeded in right of his grandmother (see No. 101) to the sovereignty of the Isle of Man and to the English Barony of Strange, created 1628. He married, first, 28th April 1726, Jane, daughter of Thomas Frederick, who died 13th June 1748, having had:
- 103(a) John Murray, born 12th September 1728; died 23rd April 1729.
- 103(b) James Murray, born 28th March 1735 ; died 12th February 1736. He married, second, 11th May 1749, Jean, daughter of John Drummond of Megginch, but had no issue by her. He was succeeded by his nephew (No. 105 below).
James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl's Timeline
September 28, 1690
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
April 28, 1726
September 12, 1728
June 7, 1730
October 13, 1731
Athole, Perthshire, Scotland
March 28, 1735
May 7, 1749
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
January 8, 1764
Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland