John Murray 4th Earl of Dunmore

1732–25 February 1809 (Age 77)
Garmouth, Morayshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of John

When John Murray 4th Earl of Dunmore was born in 1732, in Garmouth, Morayshire, Scotland, his father, William Murray 3rd Earl of Dunmore, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Nairne Murray, was 20. He married Lady Charlotte Stewart Countess of Dunmore on 21 February 1759, in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 25 February 1809, in Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Isle of Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Murray 4th Earl of Dunmore
Lady Charlotte Stewart Countess of Dunmore
Marriage: 21 February 1759
Donald Murray
Anne Murray
Capt, the Hon. John Murray of Dunmore, RN
Lady Catherine Murray
George V. Murray , 5th Earl of Dunmore
William Murray
Lt-Col. the Hon Alexander Murray
Lady Susan Murray
Lady Augusta Murray , Duchess of Inverness
Hon. Leveson Granville Keith Murray
Lady Virginia Murray

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  • Marriage
    21 February 1759Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
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    World Events (2)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 69
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 76
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (19)

    • John Murray in entry for John Murray, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • John Earl Of Dunmore Murray, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
    • Earl Of Dunmore nel documento di Edward Bouverie, “British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices”

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