MacGregor baronets

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The Murray, later MacGregor of MacGregor Baronetcy, of Lanrick in the County of Perth, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain.[1] It was created on 3 July 1795 for John Murray. He was a member of the Scottish MacGregor clan. This branch of the family had been forbidden to wear their own surname by King James VI, the only instance of this in British history. The ban was revoked in 1661 by King Charles II but restored during the reign of William and Mary. It was finally repealed in 1774. However, it was not until 1822 that the family obtained Royal licence to use the family surname. The second Baronet was a colonial administrator and served as Governor of Dominica, Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad. Sir Evan MacGregor, third son of the second Baronet, was Permanent Secretary to the Admiralty. The sixth Baronet was a Brigadier in the Scots Guards. The MacGregors of MacGregor are also the Chiefs of Clan Gregor.

Sir Evan John Murray-MacGregor, 2nd Baronet (1785–1841), by Henry Raeburn.

Murray, later MacGregor of MacGregor baronets, of Lanrick (1795)[edit]


  1. ^ "no. 13789". The London Gazette. 20 June 1795. p. 646. 
  2. ^ He entered the army in 1803, was made a Lieutenant in the 15th Dragoons, later serving in the Peninsular War and India. In 1837, he was promoted to Major-General.
  3. ^ His fourth son Alpin Mac Gregor (1846-1899), of 101 Mount Street, Mayfair, died at Frensham hall, unmarried, was Gentleman Usher to HM Queen Victoria. Inherited Sandleford priory from his mother's brother-in-law, William Chatteris. Another son was Sir Evan Mac Gregor, GCB, CB, ISO (born Fernie Castle, Fife, 1842-1926), of Hampton Court, and of the Admiralty, Whitehall.
The first baronet's nephew, Major-general Alexander Murray Mac Gregor (1778-1827) by Henry Raeburn.