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Annandale, Earl of (S, 1625 - 1658)


Creation: let.pat. 13 May 1624/5


Extinct: 28 Dec 1658


Family name: Murray




Azure a Crescent between three Mullets Argent a Tressure flory counterflory of the last on a Canton of the last a Thistle Vert crowned Or


An Angel with Wings proper


On either side a Lion Argent crowned Or


 Noctesque diesque praesto



John [Murray], 1st Viscount of Annand later 1st Earl of Annandale

9th son of Sir Charles Murray of Cockpool, by his wife Hon Margaret Somerville, 1st dau. of Hugh [Somerville], 5th Lord Somerville



Elizabeth Schaw, dau. of Sir John Schaw of Broich


1. Hon James Murray, later 2nd Earl of Annandale

1. Lady Sophia Murray


22 Sep 1640


28 Jun 1622 Lord Murray of Lochmaben and Viscount of Annand

13 May 1624/5 Lord Murray of Tynningham and Earl of Annandale

suc. by



a Gentleman of the Bedchamber and Master of the Horse to King James VI; a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King James I; had large grants of land belonging to the former Abbeys of Dundrenan, Linclondane, etc.


James [Murray], 2nd Earl of Annandale



after 26 Jun 1647 Lady Jean Carnegie (mar. (2) 9 Aug 1659 her cousin David [Murray], 4th Viscount of Stormont; d. Mar 1671), 1st dau. of James [Carnegie], 2nd Earl of Southesk, by his first wife Lady Isabel Haliburton, widow of Sir James Haliburton of Pitcur and 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Ker], 1st Earl of Roxburghe


s.p. 28 Dec 1658


suc. his kinsman Mungo Murray c. 11 Mar 1641/2 as 3rd Viscount of Stormont; Steward of Annandale 1643; a supporter of Montrose, retired with him to England after the Battle of Kilsyth 1645


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Annandale the Viscountcy of Stormont passed under the remainder of that peerage to his kinsman, David [Murray], 2nd Lord Balvenie, who eight months later married his widow. The other titles granted in 1622 and 1625 became extinct on the Earl's death.


 First written 14 Jan 2004



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