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Elibank, Lord (S, 1642/3)


Creation: let. pat. 18 Mar 1642/3


Family name: Murray later Erskine-Murray




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or a Fetterlock Azure on a chief of the second three Mullets Argent (Murray of Blackbarony);  2nd and 3rd, Azure three Mullets within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Argent in the centre a Martlet Or (Erskine)


A Lion rampant Gules holding a Battleaxe proper


On either side a Horse Argent bridled Gules


Virtute Fideque (By virtue and faith)



Patrick [Murray], 1st Lord Elibank

1st son of Sir Gideon Murray of Elibank, co. Selkirk, a Lord of Session under the style of Lord Elibank, by his wife Margaret Pentland, dau. of Dionis Pentland


mar. (1)

aft. 21 Aug 1610 Margaret Hamilton, dau. of Sir Alexander Hamilton of Innerwick

only child by first wife

1. John Murray (bapt. 1 Nov 1612; dvp. young)

1. Hon Christian Murray, mar. aft. 29 Dec 1631 George Douglas of Bonjedburgh, and had issue

mar. (2)

aft. 24 Jan 1616/7 Elizabeth Dundas (d. bef. 19 May 1627), dau. of Sir James Dundas of Arniston

children by second wife

2. Hon Patrick Murray, later 2nd Lord Elibank

3. Hon William Murray of Spot (d. 17 Aug 1684), mar. (1) Isobel Douglas, and (2) Margaret Baillie, and had issue by both wives

2. Hon Elizabeth Murray, mar. aft. 24 Jun 1637 Archibald Stirling, 1st son and heir of Sir Archibald Stirling of Garden

3. Hon Agnes Murray, mar. aft. 6 Jan 1643 George Auchinleck, 1st son and heir of Sir William Auchinleck of Balmanno

4. Hon Jean Murray, mar. aft. 3 Feb 1644 Sir William Murray of Dunerne, 2nd Bt., and had issue

5. Hon Isobel Murray, mar. 25 Apr 1644 Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton later of Cavans (d. 1675), son of Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton by his wife Katherine Weir, later fourth wife of 1st Lord Elibank, and dau. of Cornelius Weir, Burgess of Edinburgh, and had issue

mar. (3)

16 Jan 1627/8 Helen Lindsay, dau. of Bernard Lindsay of Lockhill, a Gentleman of the Bedchamber

children by third wife

4. Hon Walter Murray, of Ravilly, co. Carlow (d. 1695), mar. Jane Butler, sister of Edward [Butler], 1st Viscount of Galmoye, and dau. of Piers FitzThomas Butler, of the Old Abbey, and of the Abbey of Duiske, co. Kilkenny (by his wife Hon Katherine Fleming, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Fleming], 15th Lord Slane), illegit. son of Thomas [Butler], 10th Earl of Ormonde and 3rd Earl of Ossory, and had issue

5. Lt Col Hon George Murray of Pittencrieff (d. c. 1702), mar. (1) 1667 Margaret Moncreiff, only dau. of Sir John Moncreiff of that Ilk, 1st Bt., by his second wife Lady Mary Murray, only child by his second wife of James [Murray], 2nd Earl of Tullibardine, and (2) 13 Feb 1670 Elizabeth Clerk (widow of James Clerk of Pittencrieff), dau. of Sir John Erskine of Otterstoun, and had issue

6. Hon Helen Murray, mar. (1) aft. 30 May 1648 Sir Alexander Auchmutie of Gosford, and (2) Capt William Carstairs, son of Sir John Carstairs of Kilconquhar

mar. (4)

11 Dec 1636 Agnes Nicolson (d. 16 Nov 1637), sister of Sir James Nicolson of Cockburnspath, and dau. of Thomas Nicolson

only child by fourth wife

5. Hon Thomas Murray (b. 12 Nov 1637; d. c. 15 Feb 1659)

mar. (5)

aft. 24 Mar 1637/8 Katherine Murray (widow of Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton; d. bef. 16 Oct 1655), dau. of Cornelius Weir, Burgess of Edinburgh


12 Nov 1649 (bur. at Aberlady)


16 May 1628 Baronet of Nova Scotia, styled "of Elibank"

18 Mar 1642/3 Lord Elibank, of Ettrick Forest in the County of Selkirk, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever

suc. by

son by second wife


admitted Gray's Inn, 1610; Keeper of Caerlaverock Castle 1611; opposed the delivering up of King Charles I to the English Parliament by the Scots 1646/7


Patrick [Murray], 2nd Lord Elibank



27 Apr 1643 Lady Elizabeth Stewart, 2nd dau. of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Traquair, by his wife Lady Catharine Carnegie, 3rd dau. of David [Carnegie], 1st Earl of Southesk


1. Hon Patrick Murray, later 3rd Lord Elibank

2. Hon William Murray, an Officer in the Guards

3. Capt Hon John Murray (bapt. 20 Dec 1649; killed at the Battle of Antrim)

1. Hon Catherine Murray (bapt. Jun 1644)

2. Hon Elizabeth Murray (bapt. Apr 1645; living 1662)

3. Hon Margaret Murray (bapt. 9 Aug 1646)

4. Hon Henrietta Murray (living 1662)

5. Helen Murray (d. 1691; bur. in Greyfriars, Edinburgh), mar. aft. 1 Jun 1681 Patrick Murray, Burgess of Edinburgh (bur. in Greyfriars, Edinburgh, 28 Mar 1691), son of Sir James Murray of Skirling, and had issue


13 Feb 1661

suc. by



joined Montrose in support of King Charles I and was fined 20,000 marks by Parliament 1646


Patrick [Murray], 3rd Lord Elibank, PC



aft. 20 Aug 1674 Anne Elphinstone (widow of Alexander [Elphinstone], 7th Lord Elphinstone), dau. of Most Rev Alexander Burnett DD, Archbishop of St Andrew's, by his wife Elizabeth Fleming, dau. of ..... Fleming of Luthrie


1. Hon Alexander Murray, later 4th Lord Elibank

1. Hon Anna Murray (b. 23 Aug 1679; dvp. young)

2. Hon Mary Murray (b. 28 Aug 1681; d. before 1717), mar. 25 Apr 1701 as his second wife John [Mackenzie], 2nd Earl of Cromartie, and had issue

3. Hon Helen Murray (b. 27 Feb 1683), mar. 13 Aug 1703 as his second wife Sir John MacKenzie of Coul, 3rd Bt.

4. Hon Elizabeth Murray (b. 14 Nov 1686; d. unm.)



suc. by



Privy Councillor [S] 1685 but removed in 1686 for opposing the repeal of the Penal Laws


Alexander [Murray], 4th Lord Elibank


9 Mar 1676/7


24 Feb 1697/8 Elizabeth Stirling (d. 11 Nov 1756), dau. of Dr George Stirling MP, of Edinburgh


1. Hon Patrick Murray, later 5th Lord Elibank

2. Hon Alexander Murray (b. 23 Jul 1704; dvp. young)

3. Hon George Murray, later 6th Lord Elibank

4. Rev Hon Gideon Murray DD, Prebendary of Durham, Chaplain-General to the Army 1749, present with King George II at the Battle of Dettingen 1743, Vicar of Gainsborough, co. Lincoln, Rector of Carlton, co. Nottingham (b. 5 Feb 1710; d. 21 Jun 1778; bur. at Wandsworth, co. Surrey), mar. 30 Jun 1746 Elizabeth Montolieu (d. 21 Nov 1796), only dau. of Gen David Montolieu, Baron de St Hypolite, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Murray, later 7th Lord Elibank

2a. David Murray MP, of South Warnborough, co. Hampshire (b. 10 May 1748; d. 8 May 1794), mar. 8 Oct 1783 Elizabeth Harley (b. Apr 1763; d. 9 Jul 1824), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Alderman Rt Hon Thomas Harley MP, Lord Mayor of London 1767-68 (by his wife Anne Bangham, dau. of Edward Bangham MP), 3rd son of Edward [Harley], 3rd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, and had issue

5. Hon John Murray (b. 14 Sep 1711)

6. Hon Alexander Murray, Ensign 26th Foot 1737, committed to Newgate Prison 1751 for opposing the Government at the Westminster election, probably behind the Elibank Plot 1752-53, fled to France and cr. Earl of Westminster by the titular King James III 12 Aug 1759 with remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his brothers by primogeniture, returned to England c. 1765 and his exile formally terminated under the Privy Seal 1771 (b. 9 Dec 1712; d. 27 Feb 1777/8; bur. at Taplow, co. Buckingham)

7. Gen Hon James Murray, commanded left wing of Wolfe's Army at the taking of Quebec 1759, Governor of Quebec 1759, first Governor of British Canada 1763, Governor of Minorca 1774, Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull 1789 (d. 18 Jun 1794; bur. at Ore, co. Sussex), mar. (1) ..... Collier (dsp. 26 Jun 1779), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Collier, of Hastings, co. Sussex, and (2) 14 Mar 1780 Anne Whitham (b. c. 1761; d. 2 Aug 1824; bur. at Ore, co. Sussex), dau. of Abraham Whitham, Consul-General of Minorca, and had issue by his second wife

1. Hon Barbara Murray (d. 15 Mar 1773), mar. 1 Sep 1719 Sir James Johnstone of Westerhall, 3rd Bt. MP, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Murray (b. 26 Aug 1701; d. 19 Mar 1748)

3. Hon Anne Murray (b. 20 Sep 1708; d. 2 Jan 1793), mar. 3 Feb 1733 James Ferguson, a Lord of Session as Lord Pitfour (b. c. 1711; d. 25 Jun 1777), and had issue

4. Hon Mary Murray (b. 4 Sep 1714; d. 18 Jun 1772)

5. Hon Helen Murray (b. 19 Jan 1716; dsp. 28 Dec 1809), mar. 12 Sep 1716 as his third wife Sir John Stewart of Grandtully, Bt., and had issue

6. Hon Janet Murray (b. 13 Jul 1723; d. 9 Aug 1759), mar. 22 Jun 1750 as his first wife Sir Robert Murray of Dunerne, 6th Bt., and had issue


6 Feb 1735/6

suc. by



voted in favour of the Union with England


Patrick [Murray], 5th Lord Elibank


Feb 1703


1735 Maria Margaretta North (widow of William [North], 6th Baron North and 1st Baron Grey of Rolleston;  d. 6 Jun 1762; bur. at Aberlady), dau. of Cornelius de Jonge, Lord of Elmeet in the United Provinces


s.p. legit. 3 Aug 1778

suc. by



advocate 1723; joined the Army 1723; Lt Col of Wynyard's Marines; took part in the Carthagena expedition 1740; suc. his younger brother 27 Feb 1777/8 as 2nd titular Earl of Westminster


George [Murray later Murray-Mackenzie], 6th Lord Elibank


14 May 1706


8 Jan 1760 Lady Isabella Mackenzie, suc. to the Mackenzie estates on the death of her cousin Kenneth Mackenzie of Cromarty 1796 (b. 30 Mar 1725; d. 28 Dec 1801), 1st dau. and hrss. of line of George [Mackenzie], 3rd Earl of Cromartie, by his wife Isabel Gordon, dau. of Sir William Gordon of Dalpholly, 1st Bt.


1. Hon Maria Murray later Murray-Mackenzie (d. 8 Oct 1858), mar. 3 May 1790 Edward Hay later Hay-Mackenzie of Newhall, brother of George [Hay], 7th Marquess of Tweeddale, and 3rd son of John Hay of Newhall by his wife Dorothy Hayhurst, and had issue

2. Hon Isabella Murray later Murray-Mackenzie


s.p.m. 12 Nov 1785 (bur. at Aberlady)

suc. by



in the Navy; with Lord Anson on his celebrated voyage; Rear Admiral 1756; suc. his brother as 3rd titular Earl of Westminster 3 Aug 1778


Alexander [Murray], 7th Lord Elibank


24 Apr 1747

mar. (1)

20 May 1776 his cousin Mary Clara de Montolieu (d. 19 Jan 1802), dau. of Lewis Charles de Montolieu, Baron de St Hypolite, by his wife Elizabeth Leheup, dau. of Peter Leheup, of Steeple Morden, co. Surrey

children by first wife

1. Hon Alexander Murray, later 8th Lord Elibank

2. Gideon Murray (dvp. 25 Feb 1784)

3. Hon George Murray, Auditor of the Scottish Exchequer (b. 10 Oct 1787; d. 29 Sep 1862)

1. Hon Elizabeth Ann Murray (d. 17 May 1846), mar. 14 Sep 1803 William Buchanan, Writer to the Signet, son of Thomas Buchanan of Ardroch

2. Hon Mary Murray (d. 23 Oct 1854), mar. 12 Jul 1830 Augustus Frederick Lindley

mar. (2)

1804 Catherine Steuart (d. aft. 1830), dau. of James Steuart

children by second wife

4. Hon James Murray, advocate (b. 4 May 1810; d. 17 Feb 1844), mar. 3 May 1882 Isabella Erskine (d. 11 Mar 1875), only child of James Erskine of Aberdona by his wife and cousin ..... Tytler, dau. of Lt Col Patrick Tytler, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Erskine Murray later Erskine-Murray, of Edinburgh (b. 9 Dec 1832; d. 17 Dec 1907), mar. 26 Apr 1866 Helen Pringle (d. 3 Aug 1916), dau. of Robert Pringle of Symington, Writer to the Signet, and had issue:

1b. Maj James Robert Erskine-Murray DSc FRSE RAF (b. 24 Oct 1868; d. 12 Feb 1927), mar. 1898 Adeline Frederica Florinda Gildea (d. 2 Jul 1941), dau. of Maj Gen F G Gildea CB, and had issue:

1c. James Alastair Frederick Campbell Erskine-Murray, later 13th Lord Elibank

2b. Lieut Walter Pringle Erskine-Murray (b. 18 Apr 1872; d. 25 Jul 1906)

3b. T/Maj Robert Alan Erskine-Murray OBE (b. 24 Oct 1874; d. 21 Aug 1939), mar. 16 Jan 1922 Ellen Mary MacManus (d. 7May 1970), dau. of John Percy MacManus, of Piersfield House. co. Westmeath, and had issue:

1c. Alan D'Ardis Erskine-Murray, later 14th Lord Elibank

2c. Patrick Elibank Erskine-Murray. of 3 Park View, Bakewell, Derbyshire (b. 2 Jun 1927; d. 19....), mar. 28 Sep 1957 Jenny Mary Margaret Brown (b. c. 1925; d. 27 Jan 2017), dau. of John Brown, of Bowbank, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham, and had issue

1c. Dawn Erskine-Murray (b. 25 Feb 1926; dvp. 26 Feb 1926)

2c. Dr Helen Veronica Erskine-Murray (b. 11 Jul 1931), mar. 13 Sep 1958 Dr Neil MacDonald, of 20 Leegate Gardens, Stockport, co. Lancaster, 2nd son of Dr Malcolm Angus MacDonald MC, of Lowestoft, co. Suffolk, and has issue

4b. Lt Col Arthur Erskine-Murray CBE DSO DL, served in the South Africa War 1901-02 and in World Wars I and II (b. 9 Oct 1877; d. 1 Jun 1948), mar. 1906 Ena Nelson Trestrail (d. 22 Jun 1942), dau. of Dr Henry Ernest Trestrail, and had issue

1b. Elizabeth Macfarlane Erskine-Murray (d, 28 Feb 1960), mar. 26 Sep 1916 Lieut John W Lewis RNVR (d. 1951)

2a. James St Hypolite Erskine Murray (b. 16 Jul 1835; d. 14 Aug 1853)

1a. Jane Isabella Erskine Murray (d. 20 Oct 1864)

2a. Edith Catherine Murray, mar. 17 Apr 1865 Dr Joseph Bell

5. Hon Charles Henry Murray (b. 18 Aug 1812; d. 1833)

6. Hon Robert Dundas Murray (b. 9 Dec 1816; d. 8 Sep 1856)

3. Hon Catherine Murray (d. May 1828)

4. Hon Helen Anne Murray (d. Dec 1824)

5. Hon Harriet Buccleuch Murray (d. 1837)

6. Hon Clara Melville Murray (b. 13 Mar 1819; d. 1825)


24 Sep 1820

suc. by

son by first wife


Lieut, 3rd Foot Guards 1763-70; Member of Parliament for Peeblesshire 1783-84; suc. his uncle as 4th titular Earl of Westminster 12 Nov 1785; Lord Lieutenant of Peeblesshire 1794-1820; President, Royal Company of Archers 1816-20


Alexander [Murray], 8th Lord Elibank


26 Feb 1780


8 Mar 1803 Janet Oliphant (b. 1781; d. 9 Jun 1836), posthumous dau. and hrss. of John Hamilton alias Oliphant, of Bachilton, co. Perth, self styled Lord Oliphant, by his second wife and former mistress Janet Morton


1. Hon Alexander Oliphant Murray, later 9th Lord Elibank

2. Hon John Oliphant Murray, Chamberlain to the King of Bavaria (b. 3 Jul 1808; d. 11 Dec 1865)

3. Hon Thomas Montolieu Murray (b. 6 Apr 1811; d. 27 Dec 1852)

4. Hon George Murray (b. 18 Mar 1818; d. 3 Jun 1933)

5. Capt Hon Patrick Oliphant Murray (b. 3 Nov 1819; d. 22 Feb 1877), mar. 28 Oct 1852 Harriet Philips Collom (d. 22 Nov 1898), yst. dau. of James Collom, of Hale Bridge Villa, Stratton, co. Cornwall, and had issue:

1b. Rev Alexander William Oliphant Murray, Rector of Chignal Smealy, co. Essex (b. 16 Oct 1853; d. 9 Nov 1935)

1b. Janet Oliphant Murray (b. 26 Jul 1855; d. 1931), mar. 12 Aug 1886 Capt Thomas Leonard Leader, of The Maples, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, co. Buckingham (d. 1891), and had issue

6. Hon Henry Augustus Murray (b. 3 Sep 1822; dvp. 20 Sep 1824)

1. Hon Janet Oliphant Murray (b. 15 May 1805; d. 9 Aug 1871), mar. 5 Apr 1829 John Steuart, of Dalguise, co. Perth, Master of the Supreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope, and had issue

2. Hon Clara Mary Murray (b. 24 Jul 1806; dvp. Jun 1823)

3. Hon Maria Murray (b. 3 Jul 1807; dvp. 20 Dec 1823)

4. Hon Charlotte Murray (b. 20 Sep 1809; d. 5 Nov 1883), mar. 9 Oct 1849 William Henry Oliphant

5. Hon Helen Murray (b. 15 Jan 1812; d. 18 Mar 1837)

6. Hon Jane Ferguson Murray (b. 2 Feb 1816; d. 24 Dec 1904), mar. 5 Feb 1839 Lt Col John Money Carter (d. 28 Nov 1888), and had issue

7. hon Mary Murray (b. 21 Nov 1820; d. 28 Jul 1842)

8. Hon Marianne Oliphant Murray (b. 20 Dec 1823; d. 6 Sep 1873), mar. 11 Apr 1848 Peter Hay Paterson, of Carpow, co. Perth


9 Apr 1830

suc. by



an officer in the Coldstream Guards 1797-99; suc. his father as 5th titular Earl of Westminster 24 Sep 1820


Alexander Oliphant [Murray], 9th Lord Elibank


23 May 1804


6 Aug 1838 Emily Maria Montgomery (b. c. 1822; d. 3 Jun 1879), 1st dau. of Archibald Montgomery, of Whim, co. Peebles, a Judge at Rungapore, India, by his wife Maria Rausch, dau. of ..... Rausch, of Hesse Cassel


1. Hon Montolieu Fox Oliphant Murray, later 10th Lord Elibank later 1st Viscount Elibank

2. Hon Dudley Oliphant Murray, barrister Inner Temple 1870, called to the Queensland Bar 1880 (b. 20 Nov 1846 ; d. 19 Dec 1928)

3. Hon ..... Murray (b. 5 Apr 1849; dvp. 9 Apr 1849)

1. Hon Francis St Hipolyte Murray (b. 6 Dec 1856; dvp. 13 Aug 1857)

2. Hon Alice Murray (b. 11 Dec 1841; dvp. 2 Mar 1852)

3. Hon Ada Oliphant Murray (b. 22 Jun 1843; dvp. Feb 1852)

4. Hon Florence Emily Murray (b. 13 Sep 1853; d. 24 Dec 1902), mar. 23 Jun 1888 Hon Edward Grenville Gore-Langton (b. 16 May 1858;  d. 16 Mar 1936), brother of William Stephen [Gore-Langton later Temple-Gore-Langton], 4th Earl Temple of Stowe, and 3rd son of William Henry Powell Gore-Langton MP, of Newton Park and Hatch Beauchamp, co. Somerset, by his wife Lady Anne Eliza Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, only dau. of Richard Plantagenet [Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville], 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, and had issue

2. Hon Blanche Emmeline Murray (b. 28 Apr 1858; d. 8 Jun 1921), mar. 20 Jul 1884 Baron von Keudell (d. 26 Jul 1888), and had issue


31 May 1871

suc. by



in the East India Company's service in Bombay


Montolieu Fox Oliphant [Murray], 10th Lord Elibank later 1st Viscount Elibank


3 Jul 1911 Viscount Elibank, of Elibank in the County of Selkirk


The Lordship of Elibank was held by the Viscounts Elibank from 3 Jul 1911 until 5 Dec 1962, when on the death of Arthur Cecil [Murray], 3rd Viscount Elibank and 12th Lord Elibank, the Viscountcy of Elibank became extinct but the Lordship of Elibank was inherited by his kinsman


James Alastair Frederick Campbell [Erskine-Murray], 13th Lord Elibank


23 Jun 1902


2 Jun 1973

suc. by



Alan D'Ardis [Erskine-Murray], 14th Lord Elibank


31 Dec 1923


1 Sep 1962 Valerie Sylvia Dennis (d. 13 Jan 1997), only dau. of Herbert William Dennis, of St Margarets, co. Middlesex


1. Hon Robert Francis Erskine-Murray, later 15th Lord Elibank

2. Hon Timothy Alexander Elibank Erskine-Murray, heir presumptive to the Lordship of Elibank (b. 6 May 1967), mar. 11 Aug 2000 Clare Watkiss, 1st dau. of John Watkiss, of Rickmansworth, co. Hertford, and has issue


30 Nov 2017

suc. by



Robert Francis [Erskine-Murray], 15th Lord Elibank


10 Oct 1964


20 Jan 1996 Antonia S W Carrington, 2nd dau. of Roger Carrington, of Rockbourne, co. Hampshire


1. Hon Isabella Valerie Elibank Erskine-Murray (b. 31 Mar 1997)

2. Hon Julia Adrienne Elibank Erskine-Murray (b. 26 Jun 1999)


 Last updated 30 Jan 2018




15th Lord Elibank, of Ettrick Forest in the County of Selkirk

(Scotland, let. pat. 18 Mar 1642/3)

15th Baronet, styled "of Elibank"

(Scotland, let. pat. 16 May 1628)

12th titular Earl of Westminster

(let. pat. 12 Aug 1759 by the titular King James III)



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