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Tullibardine, Earl of (S, 1606 - surrendered 1626)


Creation: let. pat. 10 Jul 1606


Surrendered: 1 April 1626


Family name: Murray




See Duke of Atholl



John [Murray], 1st Lord Murray of Tullibardine later 1st Earl of Tullibardine

1st son and heir of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine, by his wife Lady Agnes Graham, 3rd dau. of William [Graham], 2nd Earl of Montrose



bef. 17 Nov 1576 Hon Catherine Drummond, 4th dau. of David [Drummond], 2nd Lord Drummond, by his second wife Hon Lilias Ruthven, 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 2nd Lord Ruthven


1. Hon William Murray, later 2nd Earl of Tullibardine

2. Capt Hon John Murray (d. bef. 13 Feb 1607)

3. Hon Patrick Murray, later 1st Earl of Tullibardine

4. Hon Sir Mungo Murray of Drumcairn, later 2nd Viscount of Stormont

5. Hon Robert Murray (d. after 1618)

1. Lady Anne Murray, mistress to James V, King of Scotland (d. 27 Feb 1617/8), mar. Jun 1595 Patrick [Lyon], 1st Earl of Kinghorne, and had issue

2. Lady Lilias Murray, mar. c. 15 Apr 1591 John Grant, 5th of Freuchie (d. 2 Sep 1622), and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Murray (d. Dec 1617), mar. James Haldane of Gleneagles, and had issue

4. Lady Catherine Murray, mar. after 1606 David Ross of Balnagowan

5. Lady Jean Murray, mar. Sir Patrick Hepburn of Wauchton


c. 3 Aug 1613


25 Apr 1604 Lord Murray of Tullibardine

10 Jul 1606 Lord Murray, Gask and Balquhidder and Earl of Tullibardine

suc. by



one of the Masters of the King's Household c.1578-92;  knighted c.1584


William [Murray], 2nd Earl of Tullibardine, PC


c. 1574

mar. (1)

3 Oct 1599 Cecilia Wemyss (dsp.), sister of John [Wemyss], 1st Earl of Wemyss, and 1st dau. of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss by his second wife Hon Mary Stewart, sister of James [Stewart], jure uxoris 2nd Earl of Moray, and 1st dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Lord Doune

mar. (2)

after 28 Sep 1604 Lady Dorothea Stewart (d. bef. 6 Aug 1628), 1st surv. dau. and heir of line of John [Stewart], 5th Earl of Atholl, by his wife Lady Mary Ruthven, 1st dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie

children by second wife

1. Hon John Murray, later 1st Earl of Atholl

1. Lady Mary Murray (d. Dec 1650), mar. c. 1635 as his second wife Sir John Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 1st Bt., and had issue


30 Jul 1627

suc. by



Hereditary Sheriff of Perthshire 1600;  Privy Councillor 1616/7 and 1625/6-27;  as his second wife was heir of line of the more senior Earldom of Atholl, he resigned the Earldom of Tullibardine, etc. 1 Apr 1626 so that it could be regranted to his next surv. brother;  his son was confirmed as Earl of Atholl on 17 Feb 1628/9


 Last updated 30 Jun 2003



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