James Murray, 1st Baron Glenlyon
Lieutenant-General James Murray, 1st Baron Glenlyon FRS KCH (29 May 1782 – 12 October 1837) was a British Army officer, member of parliament and peer. Before being granted the title of Baron Glenlyon in 1821, he was known from birth as Lord James Murray.
Murray was born in 1782 at Dunkeld, Perthshire, the son of John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl and his wife the Hon. Jane Cathcart. He was first commissioned into the British Army in 1798 and rose to the rank of Major-General by 1819. In 1807, he was elected Member of Parliament for Perthshire, holding the seat until 1812. He served as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber from 1812 to 1832 and from 1813 to 1819 was also aide-de-camp to the Prince Regent. He was created Baron Glenlyon, of Glenlyon, Perthshire, on 17 July 1821, and was promoted Lieutenant-General in 1837.
Wife and children
- Hon. Frances Julia Murray (died 4 November 1868)
- Hon. Charlotte Augusta Leopoldina Murray (died 2 May 1889)
- George Murray, 6th Duke of Atholl (born 20 September 1814, died 16 January 1864)
- Colonel the Hon. James Charles Plantagenet Murray (born 8 December 1819, died 3 June 1874)
- Lt.-Gen. Sir James Murray, 1st Lord Glenlyon at thepeerage.com. Retrieved 24 July 2008
- Masters, Brian (1988). The Dukes. London: Frederick Muller. ISBN 0-09-173700-1.
- Cokayne et al., eds, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, Volume I (new edition, 1910), page 321
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1807 – 1812
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1821 – 1837
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