John Murray (died 1753)

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John Murray (died 2 July 1753) was a Scottish politician.

He was born the eldest son of Sir James Murray, M.P. in the Parliament of Scotland, of Philiphaugh and Lord Philiphaugh. He succeeded his father in 1708. He was the hereditary Sheriff of Selkirk from 1708 to c.1734.

He was the Member of Parliament for the Linlithgow Burghs in 1725–1734 and Selkirkshire in 1734–1753. [1]

He married Eleanor, the daughter of Lord Basil Hamilton, with whom he had 4 sons and 2 daughters.


  1. ^ "MURRAY, John (d.1753), of Philiphaugh, Selkirk". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Daniel Weir
Member of Parliament for Lanark Burghs
Succeeded by
James Carmichael
Preceded by
James Rutherford
Member of Parliament for Selkirkshire
Succeeded by
Gilbert Elliot