Name: John Murray
Suffix: 1st Earl of Tullibardane
Birth: ABT 1550
Death: 6 July 1613-4 1
Residence: Tullibardane, Perthshire, Scotland
Change Date: 12 OCT 2010
Sir John Murray, 1st Earl of Tullibardine was born circa 1550.2 He was the son of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine and Lady Agnes Graham.1 He married Hon. Catherine Drummond, daughter of David Drummond, 2nd Lord Drummond and Lilias Ruthven, before 17 November 1576.3 He died between 29 July 1613 and 3 August 1613.3
Sir John Murray, 1st Earl of Tullibardine held the office of a Master of the King's Household between 1578 and 1592.1 He was invested as a Knight before 4 May 1584.1 He was Commissioner to execute the laws Jesuits and Papists in Perthshire on 27 July 1588.1 He was Commissioner to pursue the Clan Gregor on 4 February 1589/90.1 He held the office of a Lord of the Articles on 29 May 1592.3 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] on 5 June 1592.3 He held the office of a Lord of the Articles on 16 July 1593.3 He was Commissioner for the trial of the Earls of Huntly, Angus and Erroll on 31 October 1593.3 He fought in the Battle of Glenlivat on 3 October 1594, when he was with Argyll when he was defeated.3 On 29 January 1594/95 he was committed to ward, along with Atholl and Argyll.3 He was a member of the Council of War on 7 January 1601/2.3 He was created 1st Lord Murray of Tullibardine [Scotland] on 25 April 1604.3 He was created 1st Earl of Tullibardine [Scotland] on 10 July 1606.3 He was created 1st Lord Murray, Gask and Balquhidder [Scotland] on 10 July 1606.3 He was Commissioner to pursue the Clan Gregor on 14 August 1610.1 Between 1 August 1611 and 30 August 1611 he was committed to Edinburgh Castle for breaking down Lord Oliphant's dam on the water of Earn.
Laing, however (Vol. II. p. 128), mentions a seal of Sir William Murray of Tullibardine, attached to a deed, dated 1501, and which shows three mullets
within a double tressure, and the same arms appear on a painting of the portrait of Sir John Murray, 1st Earl of Tullibardine (1593), so that the assumption of the royal tressure must have been earlier than Mr. Riddell or Mr. Bain supposed.
(The Chiefship of the Clan Murray. The Scottish Antiquary, or, Northern Notes and Queries, Vol. 15, No. 58 (Oct., 1900), pp. 53-77.)
Died between 29 juillet 1613 et 3 août 1613.
Father: William Murray
Mother: Agnes Graham
Catherine Drummond b: 1552
- William Murray b: 1574
- Mary Murray
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Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham