Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley

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Charles Murray-Aynsley (Murray)

Also Known As: "later Murray-Aynesley", "Archdeacon of Sodor and Man 1803 and Dean of Bocking 1803-08"
Birthdate: (36)
Death: May 5, 1808 (36)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl and Charlotte Murray, Duchess of Atholl
Husband of Alicia Murray-Aynsley
Father of John Murray-Aynsley of Undertown; Charlotte Oswald; Atholl Keturah Oakeley; Elizabeth Anne Murray-Aynsley and Charles Edward Murray-Aynsley
Brother of Lady Charlotte Murray; John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl; Lord James Murray; George i Murray; Rt Rev George Murray, Bishop of St David's and 6 others

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About Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley

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5a Charles MURRAY later MURRAY-AYNSLEY (roy licence) (Very Rev); born 21 Oct 1771; Dean Bocking; married 18 June 1793 Alicia (died 18 June 1813), daughter of George Mitford and heiress of her great-uncle Gawen Aynsley, and died5 May 1808,

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105(g) Charles Murray, born 21st April 177 1 ; died 5th May 1808. He was Archdeacon of Sodor and Man. On 18th June 1793 he married Alicia, daughter of George Midford, who died 13th June 181 3. Under the Will of a great uncle she assumed the name of Aynsley, and her husband did likewise. They had issue according to Burke's Peerage:


Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley1 M, #22226, b. 21 October 1771, d. 5 May 1808

Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley was born on 21 October 1771.1 He was the son of Sir John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl and Lady Charlotte Murray, Baroness Strange.1 He married Alicia Mitford, daughter of George Mitford, on 18 June 1793.1 He died on 5 May 1808 at age 36.1

He was given the name of Charles Murray at birth.1 His name was legally changed to Charles Murray-Aynsley.1 He held the office of Dean of Bocking.1

Children of Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley and Alicia Mitford

  • Charlotte Murray-Aynsley1 d. 27 Feb 1827
  • Atholl Keturah Murray-Aynsley+1 d. 26 Jan 1844
  • Elizabeth Anne Murray-Aynsley1 d. 7 Jun 1880
  • John Murray-Aynsley+1 b. 2 Jun 1795, d. Mar 1870


  • [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 138. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.


Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley (21 October 1771 – 5 May 1808) was an English dean.

Murray-Aynsley was the youngest of nine children of John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl, and Charlotte Murray, Duchess of Atholl, and baptized as Charles Murray. On 18 June 1793 he married Alicia Mitford (1768–1813), daughter of George Mitford, and heiress of her great-uncle, Gawen Aynsley, Esq. Upon the marriage, he assumed the surname Aynsley.

In 1803 Murray-Aynsley was made Dean of Bocking, in Essex, where he entertained King Louis XVIII of France and his suite. The Very Revd Philip Need, Dean of Bocking, described the visit as follows:

In the Year 1808 the exiled French King Louis 18th, living nearby at Gosfield Hall, was entertained by Dean Charles Murray-Aynsley at Bocking Deanery, all the parish taking part in the fun and celebrations. A job was found for everyone in the village so that they could share in the royal celebration. On the day in question it snowed heavily, so some people had the honour of clearing the snow for the King's procession.

Lord Charles and his wife had seven children:

  • Hon. Charlotte Murray-Aynsley (8 April 1794 – 22 February 1827), married Sir John Oswald on 28 January 1812
  • Hon. John Murray-Aynsley (2 June 1795 – 25 March 1870), married Emma Sara Peach on 24 June 1820 and had issue, including Hugh Murray-Aynsley.
  • Hon. Charles Collingwood Murray-Aynsley (1796–1797)
  • Hon. George Edward Murray-Aynsley (b. 1798), died young
  • Hon. Athole Keturah Murray-Aynsley (22 July 1801 – 26 January 1844), married Sir Herbert Oakeley, 3rd Baronet on 5 June 1826
  • Hon. Elizabeth Anne Murray-Aynsley (30 October 1802 – 7 June 1880)
  • Hon. Charles Edward Murray-Aynsley (December 1805 – August 1815)


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Very Rev. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley's Timeline

October 21, 1771
Age 22
June 2, 1795
Age 23
Harle, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Age 29
Age 31
Age 33
May 5, 1808
Age 36