John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl

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John Murray, of Touchadam and Polmaise

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Tullibardine, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: June 1642 (30-38)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine and Dorothea Stewart
Husband of Jean Campbell
Father of John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl, Earl of Tullibardine; Anne Murray; Sir Mungo Murray of Garth; Jean Murray and Margaret Murray
Brother of Mary Murray
Half brother of Rev. John Murray, M.A., St. Andrews; Jean Murray; James Murray and David Murray

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About John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl

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JOHN MURRAY (Sir), 1st EARL OF TULLIBARDINE, (98) so created 10 July 1606, as also LORD MURRAY, GASK AND BALQUHIDDER and earlier 25 April 1604 LORD MURRAY OF TULLIBARDINE (all S), PC (S 1592); born c 1550; Master Household c 1578–92, knighted c 1584; married by 15 Nov 1576 Catherine, daughter of 2nd Lord Drummond (see PERTH, E), and died 29 July x 3 Aug 1613, having had, with other issue (see MANSFIELD and MANSFIELD, E):

  • 1b JOHN MURRAY, 1st Earl of Atholl (S), so created 17 Feb 1628/9; royalist Civil War; married 6 June 1630 Jean, daughter of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy (see BREADALBANE AND HOLLAND, E), and died June 1642, having had, with two daughters (died young):
  • 1c JOHN, 2nd Earl; (101) see below
  • 2c Mungo (Sir) of Garth; died unm
  • 1c Jean; died 1688
  • 2c Anne; married her cousin 2nd Earl of Tullibardine (see below) and died without issue
  • 1b Mary; married Sir John Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 1st Bt (see ERROLL, E)
  • 2b Anne; married June 1595 1st Earl of Kinghorne (see STRATHMORE AND KINGHORNE, E) Page 21 (no.100)

Died Jun e 1642. He was served heir to his mother 6th August 1628 and 26th May 1630. He was created Earl of Atholl 17th February 1629. He married Jean, daughter of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy on 6th June 1630

His eldest son, William, second Earl of Tullibardine, married Lady Borothea Stewart, eldest daughter and heir of line of the fifth Earl of Athole of the Stewart family, who died in 1595 without male issue. He eventually, in 1625, petitioned King Charles the First for the earldom of Athole. The king received the petition graciously, and gave his royal word that it should be done. The earl accordingly surrendered the title of Earl of Tullibardine into the king's hands, 1st April 1626, to be conferred on his brother Sir Patrick Murray as a separate dignity, but before the patents could be issued, his lordship died the same year.

His son *** John*** , however, obtained in February 1629 the title of Earl of Athole, and thus became the first earl of the Murray branch, and the earldom of Tullibardine was at the same time granted to Sir Patrick. This Earl of Athole was a zealous royalist, and joined the association formed by the Earl of Montrose for the king at Cumbernauld, in January 1641. He died in June 1642.

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John Murray, 1st Earl of Atholl's Timeline

Tullibardine, Blackford, Perthshire, Scotland
May 2, 1631
Age 23
Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 25
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 25
Edinburgh, , Scotland, St. Giles
Age 27
Edinburgh, St Giles, Scotland
June 1642
Age 34
Age 34
1st Earl of Atholl