John Murray, 2nd Earl of Dunmore
The second son of Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore (1661–1710), and the grandson of John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl, Murray became heir to his father's titles and estates in 1704 on the death of his older brother, James, Viscount Fincastle (1683–1704). He succeeded his father as Earl of Dunmore when he died, aged forty-nine, on 19 April 1710.
He had three younger brothers, two of whom also became British Army generals: Brigadier-General Robert Murray (1689–1738) and Lieutenant-General Thomas Murray (1698–1764); the third, William Murray (1696–1756) was a supporter of the Old Pretender and in 1746 pleaded guilty to treason, but was pardoned and in 1752 succeeded his brother as third earl.
- Charles Mosley, ed., Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th ed., vol. 1, (Burke's Peerage, 2003), p. 1232
- Brendan Simms, Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire (Penguin Books, 2008), p. 141
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