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Atholl, Marquess of (S, 1676)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Feb 1676


Family name: Murray




See Duke of Atholl



John [Murray], 2nd Earl of Atholl later 5th Earl of Tullibardine later 1st Marquess of Atholl, KT PC

son and heir of John [Murray], 1st Earl of Atholl, by his wife Jean Campbell, yst. dau. by his second wife of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy


2 May 1631


5 May 1659 Lady Amelia Sophia Stanley (d. 22 Feb 1702/3), 4th dau. and in her issue sole hrss. of James [Stanley], 7th Earl of Derby, by his wife Charlotte de la Trémoille, 1st dau. of Claude de la Trémoille, 2nd Duke of Thouars, Prince of Taranto


1. Lord John Murray, later 2nd Marquess of Atholl later 1st Duke of Atholl

2. Lord Charles Murray, later 1st Earl of Dunmore

3. Capt Lord James Murray of Dowally MP, Receiver-General for the Customs [S] 1714 (b. 8 May 1663; d. 29 Dec 1719), mar. Ann Murray, 2nd dau. of Sir Robert Crichton later Murray of Glenmuir and Castle Murray, and had issue

4. Lord William Murray, later 2nd Lord Nairne

5. Lord Mungo Murray (b. 29 Feb 1668; dvp. on an expedition to the Darien Peninsula 1700)

6. Col Lord Edward Murray, fought at the Battle of Oudenarde (b. 28 Feb 1669; d. 11 Nov 1737), mar. bef. 12 Mar 1690 Katherine Whyte (widow of (1) Sir James Anstruther of Airdrie, and (2) Maj Andrew Whyte, Lieutenant-Governor of Edinburgh Castle; bur. 14 Feb 1743), dau. of John Skene of Hallyards, and had issue

7. Lord Henry Murray (b. 23 Feb 1670; dvp. young)

8. Lord George Murray (b. 26 Apr 1673; dvp. 21 Nov 1691)

1. Lady Charlotte Murray (b. 2 Apr 1662; d. bef. 25 May 1735), mar. Thomas Cooper, of St Martin's-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex, and had issue

2. Lady Amelia Murray (b. 2 Jan 1666; d. 6 May 1743), mar. c. 1683 Hugh [Fraser], 9th Lord Lovat, and had issue

3. Lady Jane Murray (b. 9 Dec 1666; dvp. 1670)

4. Lady Katherine Murray (b. 9 Mar 1672; dvp. 14 Apr 1686)


6 May 1703


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

suc. by



suc. his father Jun 1642 as 2nd Earl of Atholl and his cousin Jan 1670 as 5th Earl of Tullibardine;  Privy Councillor 1660;  Justice General of Scotland 1663-76;  Capt Gen of the Royal Company of Archers 1670-1703;  Col of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards 1671-78;  Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland 1672-89;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1673-89;  an original Knight of the Thistle 1687


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


v.p. 27 Jul 1696 Lord Murray, Viscount Glenalmond and Earl of Tullibardine for life

30 Jun 1703 Lord Murray, Balvenie and Gask, Viscount of Balwhidder, Glenalmond and Glenlyon, Earl of Strathtay and Strathardle, Marquess of Tullibardine and Duke of Atholl


The Marquessate of Atholl has been held by the Dukes of Atholl since 30 Jun 1703.


 Last updated 24 April 2009



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