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Atholl, Earl of (S, 1628/9)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Feb 1628/9


Family name: Murray




See Duke of Atholl



John [Murray], 1st Earl of Atholl

only son and heir of William [Murray], 2nd Earl of Tullibardine, by his second wife Lady Dorothea Stewart, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Stewart], 5th Earl of Atholl




6 Jun 1630 Jean Campbell, 4th dau. of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Bt., by his second wife Hon Elizabeth Sinclair, only surv. dau. by his second (sic?) wife of Henry [Sinclair], 5th Lord Sinclair


1. Hon John Murray, later 2nd Earl of Atholl later 3rd Earl of Tullibardine later 1st Marquess of Atholl

2. Hon Sir Mungo Murray of Garth (d. after 20 Dec 1660)

1. Lady Jean Murray (d. Oct 1688)

2. Lady Anne Murray (d. c.1665/6), mar. 13 Sep 1664 as his second wife her first cousin once removed James [Murray], 2nd Earl of Tullibardine, and had issue


Jun 1642


17 Feb 1628/9 as Earl of Atholl

suc. by



on 6 Aug 1628 was served "nearest and lawful eldest heir" of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl


John [Murray], 2nd Earl of Atholl later 3rd Earl of Tullibardine later 1st Marquess of Atholl, KT PC


17 Feb 1676 Lord Murray, Balvany and Gask, Viscount of Balquhidder, Earl of Tullibardine and Marquess of Atholl


suc. his 1st cousin once removed Jan 1670 as 3rd Earl of Tullibardine


The Earldom of Atholl has been held by the Marquesses of Atholl since 17 Feb 1676 and by the Dukes of Atholl since 30 Jun 1703.




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