William Murray, 4th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield

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William David Murray, 4th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield KT DL (21 February 1806 – 1 August 1898), was a British Conservative politician.

The son of David William Murray, 3rd Earl of Mansfield and Frederica, daughter of Archbishop Markham, he succeeded his father in 1840 to the Earl of Mansfield (1792 creation), and grandmother, Louisa Murray, 2nd Countess of Mansfield, in 1843 as Earl of Mansfield (1776 creation). In 1829 he married Louisa, daughter of Cuthbert Eddison, Hebburn Hall, Durham, and they had one daughter and one son.

Murray was Tory Member of Parliament for Aldborough in 1830; for Woodstock in 1831; for Norwich from 1832–1837, and for Perthshire from 1837–1840. He served as a Lord of the Treasury in Sir Robert Peel's Administration from 1834–1835.

Murray was appointed Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1852, 1858 and 1859. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Stirlingshire Militia from 1828–1855, Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire from 1852, hereditary keeper of Scone Palace, and Senior Member of the Carlton Club. He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1843 and was for a time Senior Knight.

He was succeeded by his grandson, Lord Balvaird.

Arms[edit]

Arms of William Murray, 4th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
Coronet
A Coronet of an Earl
Crest
A Buck's Head couped Or with a Cross Patée between his antlers Argent
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure three Mullets Argent within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Or (Murray); 2nd and 3rd, Gules three Crosses Patée Argent (Barclay)
Supporters
On either side a Lion Gules armed Or

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Clinton James Fynes Clinton
Sir Alexander Cray Grant, Bt
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
18301831
With: Clinton James Fynes Clinton
Succeeded by
Clinton James Fynes Clinton
Michael Thomas Sadler
Preceded by
Marquess of Blandford
Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
Member of Parliament for Woodstock
2-seat constituency until 1832

18311832
With: Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
Succeeded by
Marquess of Blandford
Preceded by
Robert Grant
Richard Hanbury Gurney
Member of Parliament for Norwich
18321837
With: Sir James Scarlett 1832–1835
Hon. Robert Campbell Scarlett 1835–1837
Succeeded by
Marquess of Douro
Hon. Robert Campbell Scarlett
Preceded by
Fox Maule
Member of Parliament for Perthshire
1837–1840
Succeeded by
Henry Home-Drummond
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Abercromby
Lord Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire
1852–1898
Succeeded by
The Earl of Mar
First Father of the House of Lords
?–1898
Succeeded by
The Lord Templemore
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Louisa Murray
Earl of Mansfield
1st creation
1843–1898
Succeeded by
William David Murray
Preceded by
David William Murray
Earl of Mansfield
2nd creation
1840–1898