James Stewart-Murray, 9th Duke of Atholl

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Major James Stewart-Murray, 9th Duke of Atholl (18 August 1879 – 8 May 1957), styled Lord James Stewart-Murray until 1942, was a Scottish peer and soldier.

Stewart-Murray was the fourth and youngest son of John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl, and Louisa, daughter of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 7th Baronet. He was educated at Eton. He was a Major in the 1st Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders and fought in the Second Boer War, where he was mentioned in despatches and won two medals and six clasps, and in the First World War, where he was wounded, captured and held as a Prisoner of War.[1] He became a Freemason in Lodge St. John, No. 14 (now the United Lodge of Dunkeld) at the same time as his elder brother Lord George in 1914.[citation needed] In 1942, aged 62, he succeeded his elder brother John in the dukedom.[1]

Atholl died unmarried in May 1957, aged 77. On his death the barony of Strange fell into abeyance while the barony of Percy was passed on to his kinsman the 10th Duke of Northumberland. The baronies of Murray and Glenlyon and earldom of Strange became extinct. He was succeeded in the dukedom of Atholl and in other Scottish titles by a distant relative, Iain Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, his fourth cousin twice removed, who was descended from the Rt. Rev. Lord George Murray, second son of the eighteenth century 3rd Duke.[1]

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Stewart-Murray
Baron Strange
(creation of 1628)

1942–1957
Succeeded by
(abeyant)
abeyance terminated in 1965
for John Drummond
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Stewart-Murray
Baron Percy
1942–1957
Succeeded by
Hugh Percy
Earl Strange
1942–1957
Extinct
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Stewart-Murray
Baron Glenlyon
1942–1957
Extinct
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Stewart-Murray
Duke of Atholl
1942–1957
Succeeded by
George Iain Murray