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John Murray of Blackbarony, Kt.

Also Known As: "John The Dyker Murray", "Knight of Blackbarony"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Eddleston
Death: 1603 (46-54)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Andrew Murray of Blackbarony, Kt. and Grizel Bethune
Husband of Margaret Hamilton
Father of Sir Archibald Murray, 1st Baronet; Agnes Murray; Andrew Murray; Margaret Murray; Isabel Murray and 1 other
Brother of Andrew Murray; Sir Gideon Murray, Kt.; William Murray and Agnes Murray
Half brother of Mary Murray; Elizabeth Murray; Marion Murray; Janet Kerr; Walter Scott, 4th Lord of Buccleuch and 3 others

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About Sir John Murray of Blackbarony, Kt.

Biographical Summary

"(335) Sir John Murray of Blackbarony. Member of Assize, Raid of Ruthven, 9th February 1584 (Criminal Trials), and was M.P. for Peeblesshire 1608-09. He married, first, Margaret, daughter of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick. Her Will recorded 3rd July 1609 (Edinburgh). They had issue:-

  • Andrew Murray, died unmarried v.p.

ARMS on Seal, 1617. - A fetterlock; on a chief three stars (Laing's Seals).

  • Archibald (No. 336 below).
  • Sir John Murray of Ravelrig.
  • Colonel Walter Murray of Pilmore. From him apparently descended : -
    • Colonel John Murray of Pilmuir. Will recorded 23rd August 1745 (Edinburgh). His widow was Helen Murray, whose Will was recorded 20th December 1760 Edinburgh). The Will of their son, Lieutenant Patrick Murray of Pilmure, was recorded 12th January 1745 (Edinburgh).
  • Alexander Murray, had a son: -
    • John Murray, apprenticed to a merchant 5th June 1650 (Apprentice Roll).
  • Patrick Murray.
  • William Murray.

He married, second, Margaret Wauchope of Keckmure, and had two daughters.

ARMS on Seals, 1580 and 1595. - A fetterlock; on a chief three stars (Laing's Seals)."

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 78, paragraph 335


JOHN MURRAY OF BLACKBARONY

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

24 September 1573: Contract of Marriage between Johnne Murray son and heir of umquhile Andro Murray of Blackbarony with assent of Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm [Branxholme], kt, Patrick Murray of Falayhill [Falahill] and James Borthwick of Glengelt, his curators for their interest and Alexander Hamiltoun [Hamilton] now of Innerwick, Margaret Hamiltoun his sister german, with consent of George Home of Broxmouth and Mr John Scharp [Sharp], advocate, curators to the said Alexander for their interest, whereby the said Johnne binds himself to infeft the said Margaret and himself in conjunct fee in "the haill the land and tenement perteining to him lying upon the South side of the South gait of Edinburgh, the lands of Preistishope [Priesthope], Kings acre, Haltoun and Miln thereof and Fala", on the other hand the said Alexander Hamiltoun bound himself to pay to the said John Murray 3000 merks and gave in security therefore John Pennycuik [Pennycook] elder of that ilk and John Aitchison, Maister Cuncheour (coiner). National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Viscounts and Barons of Elibank, reference GD32/2/3

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Sir John Murray of Blackbarony, Kt.'s Timeline

1552
1552
Eddleston
1577
1577
Age 25
1580
1580
Age 28
of Blackbarony
1581
1581
Age 29
1584
1584
Age 32
Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
1603
1603
Age 51
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