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Murray, William, 1744 – 1814

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  • 1744 – 1814

Born 12th July 1744; died 29th August 1814.

He was served heir to his father 8th September 1758, and to Robert Junkine, or Murray, of Pitlochie 5th April 1764.

He married, first, September 1772, Margaret, daughter of John Callender of Craigforth, who died 28th July 1784, having had:

(a) William Murray, 1773 – 1847

He married, second, 7th June 1791, Ann, daughter of John Campbell of Clathie and Killermont, who died 2nd August 1802, and had issue:

(b) Captain John Murray, R.N., died 3rd March 1821.
(c) Archibald Murray, E.I.C.S.
(d) Alexander Murray, Advocate, died 1835. He married, 12th April 1826, Johanna, daughter of John Wilkinson of Castlehead, Denbigh, and had a daughter, Anne, who married Gilbert Innes Murray Menzies, and recorded Arms as James Murray in Lyon Office, 1852.

Murray, William, 1773 – 1847, Major

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  • 1773 – 1847

Born 6th July 1773; died 12th September 1847.

He was served heir to his father 9th January 1815, and to his grandfather 5th October 1821. On 11th June 1799 he married Anne, daughter of Sir William Maxwell, Bt. of Monreith,
and was succeeded by his cousin John Murray (1797 - 1862).
(245) Lieutenant-Colonel John Murray, third son of William

Ramsay of Barnton, William, 1809 – 1850, Member of Parliament, horseman

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  • 1809 – 1850

Born 29 May 1809, only son of George Ramsay of Barnton and Hon. Jean Hamilton, daughter of Robert, 8th Baronet of Belhaven. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford in 1828 and married 04 Aug 1828, Hon. Mary Sandilands, daughter of James, 10th Baronet of Torpichen. Died 15 Mar 1850.

Jeffrey, Francis, 1773 – 1850, Scottish judge and critic

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  • 1773 – 1850

Francis Jeffrey was born in Edinburgh on 23 October 1773. In 1781 he began studies at the Royal High School in the city and the then studied Greek and Philosophy at Glasgow University and Law and History at Edinburgh University. He prepared himself for the Scottish Bar and made the acquaintance of Sir Walter Scott among others. Jeffrey was admitted to the Bar on 16 December 1794 - a Whig in the midst of a profession almost wholly in the hands of Tories. Despairing of success in his chosen profession he turned to writing and to the study of science. Together with Sidney Smith, Francis Horner, and Henry Brougham, he started the Edinburgh Review in 1802 and was its editor 1803-1829. By 1806 his law career had begun to pick up, and with the introduction of juries to civil cases in 1816 it advanced still more. The improved political fortunes of the Whigs also helped in this. Jeffrey participated in politics, advocating reconciliation with the USA after a visit there 1813-1814, and voicing his support for the abolition of income tax. In 1829 he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Advocates and in 1830 he was appointed Lord Advocate. In 1830 he embarked on a parliamentary career, and from 1832 represented Edinburgh in Parliament. His time in the House was unremarkable but for the drafting of the Scottish Reform Bill with Henry Thomas, Lord Cockburn (1779-1854), in 1831 and 1832, and for the Burgh Bill 1833. In June 1834 he was appointed as Judge of the Court of Session and he took the title Lord Jeffrey. From now on his judicial work would take up his time, and he spent spring in London, winter in Edinburgh, and the summer at Craigcrook Castle, his home on Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh. Indeed, as a member of the literary and social Friday Club and through the holding of open house at Craigcrook, Jeffrey was able to encourage and pronounce on literary and political matters. Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, died on 26 January 1850. He was buried in Dean Cemetery.

Wellesley, Arthur, 1769 – 1852, 1st Duke of Wellington, Field Marshal, statesman

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  • 1769 – 1852

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. He won a notable victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Murray, Alexander, 1804 – 1845, 6th Earl of Dunmore

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  • 1804 – 1845

Alexander Edward Murray, 6th Earl of Dunmore (1 June 1804 – 15 July 1845) was the son of George Murray, 5th Earl of Dunmore.

On 27 September 1836 in Frankfurt, Germany, he married Lady Catherine Herbert, daughter of the 11th Earl of Pembroke. They had four children:

Lady Susan Catherine Mary Murray ( 7 Jul 1837-27 April 1915), married James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk
Lady Constance Euphemia Woronzow Murray (28 Dec 1838-16 March 1922), married William Elphinstone, 15th Lord Elphinstone
Charles Adolphus Murray, 7th Earl of Dunmore (24 Mar 1841–27 Aug 1907)
Lady Victoria Alexandrina, or Lady Alexandrina Victoria Murray (19 Jul 1845–21 Nov 1911), married Rev. Henry Cunliffe (1826–1894), son of Sir Robert Henry Cunliffe, 4th Baronet.

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