William David Murray, 3rd/4th Earl of Mansfield

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William David Murray

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Son of David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfield and Frederica, Countess of Mansfield
Husband of Louisa, Viscountess Stormont
Father of William David Murray, styled Viscount Stormont and Louisa Nina Lascelles
Brother of David Henry Murray

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About William David Murray, 3rd/4th Earl of Mansfield

William David Murray, 4th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield KT DL (21 February 1806 – 1 August 1898), was a British Conservative politician.

The son of David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfield and Frederica, daughter of Archbishop Markham, he succeeded his father in 1840 to the Earl of Mansfield (1792 creation), and grandmother, Louisa Murray, 2nd Countess of Mansfield, in 1843 as Earl of Mansfield (1776 creation). In 1829 he married Louisa, daughter of Cuthbert Eddison, Hebburn Hall, Durham, and they had one daughter and one son.

Murray was Tory Member of Parliament for Aldborough in 1830; for Woodstock in 1831; for Norwich from 1832–1837, and for Perthshire from 1837–1840. He served as a Lord of the Treasury in Sir Robert Peel's Administration from 1834–1835.

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This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Murray was appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1852, 1858 and 1859. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Stirlingshire Militia from 1828-55, Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire from 1852, hereditary keeper of Scone Palace, and Senior Member of the Carlton Club.

He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1843 and was for a time Senior Knight. He was succeeded by his grandson, Lord Balvaird.

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William David Murray, 3rd/4th Earl of Mansfield's Timeline

1806
February 21, 1806
1830
July 18, 1830
Age 24
1835
1835
Age 28
1898
August 1, 1898
Age 92