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  • ID: I51005
  • Name: John Murray 1st Earl of Atholl
  • Surname: Murray
  • Given Name: John
  • Suffix: 1st Earl of Atholl
  • Sex: M
  • Death: Jun 1642
  • _UID: 9057204BBC73AF48BF18E52D9079910B067E
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF ATHOLL [SCT] XXVII. 1 or 6. JOHN MURRAY, only son and heir of William sometime (1609-26) EARI. OF TULLIBARDINE [Scotland] by his 2nd wife, Dorothea, 1st daughter and coheir of John (STEWART), xxivth EARL OF ATIIOLL [Scotland], succeeded his father in or shortly after 1626, but his said father had previously resigned (1 April 1626) the Barony of Murray and the Earldom of Tullibardine [Scotland], as also, apparently, the Barony of Innermeath [Scotland) in favour of Sir Patrick Murray, having obtained the Royal promise that the Earldom of Atholl [Scotland] should be revived in the person and descendants of his wife, who was the heir of line. Accordingly, on 6 August 1628, the said John Murray was served "nearest and lawful eldest h." to John (STEWART) [xx] EARL OF ATHOLL [S.], "br. uterine of King James." By patent 17 February 1628/9, the service was confirmed, and the title of EARL OF ATHOLL [Scotland] acknowledged, the grant containing a novo-damus of the title and dignity without prejudice to the Earl's right as heir general. In the Civil wars the Earl raised 1800 men to support the King, but was taken prisoner by Argyll in 1640. He married, 6 June 1630, (tocher 40,000 marks) Jean, youngest daughter of Sir Duncan CAMPBELL, of Glenorchy, by his 2nd wife Elizabeth, daughter of Henry (SINCLAIR), 3rd LORD SINCLAIR [Scotland]. He died June 1642.
    [CP 1:315]
  • Change Date: 17 May 2009 at 01:00:00

    Father: William Murray 2nd Earl of Tullibardine b: 1574 in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland
    Mother: Dorothea Stewart of Atholl

    Marriage 1 Jean Campbell
    • Married: 6 Jun 1630
    1. Has Children John Murray 1st Marquess of Atholl b: 2 May 1631 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Mungo Murray
    3. Has No Children Jean Murray
    4. Has No Children Anne Murray

    1. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant
      Author: Editor: G.E. Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden
      Publication: St. Catherine Press, 29 Great Queen St, Kingsway, W.C. 1959
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