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John Murray, Lord Bowhill

Birthplace: Ewes, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Death: Died in Ewes Parish, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Murray of Philiphaugh and Anne Murray
Husband of Margaret Don and Jean (Margaret) Murray
Father of Anne Murray; John Murray, of Philiphaugh and John Murray of Unthank

Occupation: Advocate, Scottish lawyer and politician
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About John Murray of Bowhill

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"John Murray (c. 1667 – 24 March 1714) was a Scottish lawyer and politician.

He was a Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland for Selkirk from 1689 to 1702 and for Selkirkshire from 1702 until the Act of Union 1707. He was one of the Scottish representatives to the first Parliament of Great Britain until he was appointed a Lord of Session as Lord Bowhill on 7 June 1707."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Murray, Lord Bowhill', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 September 2012, 20:34 UTC, <,_Lord_Bowhill&oldid=511275870> [accessed 28 October 2012]

Other References

Bowhill House From Wikipedia,the free encyclopedia

Bowhill House is a historic house near Bowhill at Selkirk in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a member of the Historic Houses Association, and one of the homes of the Duke of Buccleuch. The house is protected as a Category A listed building,

and the grounds are listed on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed

Landscapes in Scotland.

Bowhill was build in 1708 by John,Lord Bowhill, His brother William Murray had bought the land earlier in 1690, In 1747 Francis Scott,2nd Duke of Buccleuch, bought Bowhill for his son Lord Charles Scott who wanted to stand for Parliament in Roxburgh or Selkirk.

In 1767, Henry,the third Duke,started to plant forest in the grounds, and in 1800,the Duke Charles started to revamp what was an occasional summer house and turned into a villa with gallery hall. Walter, 5th Duke,made changes and,in 1831,moved the entrance from south to north.The building was finally completed in 1876 when it was 437 feet (133m) long.

Bowhill House is home to part of one of the worlds greatest private art collections. In the dining room are works by Canaletto,Gainsborough, and Reynolds.

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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John Murray of Bowhill's Timeline

Ewes, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
February 1, 1677
Age 27
Bowhill, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
November 1691
Age 41
Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 62
Ewes Parish, Dumfries-shire, Scotland