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Death: Died in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
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About John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl

icn_check.gif Burkes Peerage 107th Edition: Vol.3 Page 176

1a John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl and 1st Earl of Strange and Baron Murray, of Stanley, Co. Gloucestershire (both GB), so cr 18 Aug 1786, also s mother as Baron Strange 1805, KT (1800), PC (1797); b 30 June 1755; fndr Atholl Hldrs (raised 1777), rep S peer 1780-84 FRS; sold remaining property and privileges in IoM to the Crown for £409 000 (over £18m in early- 2000's terms); m 1st 26 dec 1774 Jane (d 4 Dec 1790), est dau of 9th Lord Cathcart (qv), and had ...[issue]

m 2nd 11 March 1794 Margery (d 3 Oct 1842), est dau of 16th Lord Forbes (qv) and widow of John Mackenzie, Lord Macleod (see CROMARTIE, E) and 2 29 Sep 1830 having had by her ... [issue]

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http://www.thepeerage.com/p2203.htm#i22024

Sir John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl was born on 6 May 1729.1 He was the son of Lt.-Gen. Lord George Murray and Amelia Murray.1 He married Lady Charlotte Murray, Baroness Strange, daughter of Lt.-Col. James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl and Jane Frederick, on 23 October 1753 at Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland.2 He died on 5 November 1774 at age 45 at Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, drowed in the Tay, in a fit of delirium.2 His will was probated in March 1779.2 He was buried at Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland.2

    He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 54th (Highland) Regiment of Foot.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Tory) for Perthshire between 1761 and 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Murray, Gask and Balquhidder [S., 1628] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Tullibardine [S., 1628] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Atholl [S., 1629] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 8th Lord Murray of Tullibardine [S., 1604] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Murray, Balvany and Gask [S., 1676] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Strathtay and Strathardle, co. Perth [S., 1703] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount of Balwhidder, Glenalmond and Glenlyon, co. Perth [S., 1703] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Duke of Atholl, co. Perth [S., 1703] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Marquess of Tillibardin, co. Perth [S., 1703] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Tullibardine [S., 1676] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount of Balquhidder [S., 1676] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Marquess of Athole [S., 1676] on 8 January 1764.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Lord Murray, Balvenie and Gask, co. Perth [S., 1703] on 8 January 1764.1 On 7 February 1764 the House of Lords found that he was the rightful heir of his uncle, James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl, notwithstanding the attiander of his father.1 He held the office of Representative Peer [Scotland] between 21 August 1766 and 1774.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 23 December 1767.1 He held the office of Grand Master of the Freemasons [Scotland] between 1773 and 1773.1

John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl KT, PC, FRS (30 June 1755 – 29 September 1830), styled Marquess of Tullibardine 1764 and 1774, was a Scottish peer.

Parents: eldest son of John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl and his wife, Charlotte, 8th Baroness Strange, daughter of James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl.

Married:

  1. on 26 December 1774 to the Honourable Jane, (d. 1790) daughter of Charles Cathcart, 9th Lord Cathcart
  2. on 11 March 1794 to Marjory (d. 1842), daughter of James Forbes, 16th Lord Forbes and Catherine Innes and widow of John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod

4 children of Jane Cathcart and John Murray:

  1. Lady Amelia Sophia Murray+ d. 19 Jun 1849
  2. Lady Elizabeth Murray4
  3. John Murray, 5th Duke of Atholl2 b. 26 Jun 1778, d. 14 Sep 1846
  4. Lt.-Gen. Sir James Murray, 1st Baron Glenlyon+2 b. 29 May 1782, d. 12 Oct 1837

2 children of Marjory Mackenzie and John Murray:

  1. Lady Catherine Murray5 d. 1796
  2. Lord Charles Murray5 b. 1799, d. Aug 1824

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 320. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 321.
  3. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 48. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  4. [S238] Obituaries, The Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, Scotland, 3 June 1808. Hereinafter cited as The Glasgow Herald.
  5. [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 135. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

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http://www.archive.org/stream/heraldryofmurray00john#page/24/mode/2up Page 25 No. 106

(106) John, fourth Duke of Atholl, born 30th June 1755 ; died 29th September 1830. On 1 8th August 1786 he was created Earl of Strange, Baron Murray of Stanley in the Peerage of Great Britain. In 1805 he succeeded his mother in the Barony of Strange. He married, first, 26th December 1774, Jean, daughter of Charles, ninth Lord Cathcart, who died 5th December 1790, having had:

  • 106(a) John (No. 107 below).
  • 106(b) James (No. 108 below).
  • 106(c) Edward Murray, born 11th September 1783; died 19th March 1795.
  • 106(d) Robert Murray, born 13th March 1785; died 5th February 1793.
  • 106(e) Frederick Murray, born 13th October 1788; died 11th April 1789.

He married, second, 11th March 1794, Margery, daughter of James, sixteenth Lord Forbes and widow of John, Lord Macleod. She died 3rd October 1842, having had issue:

  • 106(f) Son, born and died 11th March 1797.
  • 106(g) Charles Murray, born 11th March 1799; died 11th August 1824.

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John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl's Timeline

1755
June 30, 1755
1774
December 26, 1774
Age 19
1775
October 23, 1775
Age 20
1778
June 26, 1778
Age 22
1782
May 29, 1782
Age 26
1787
April 14, 1787
Age 31
1794
March 11, 1794
Age 38
1830
September 29, 1830
Age 75
Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
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