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David Murray
Marjory Scott
David Murray
± 1689-1748
Anne Stewart

David Murray

(1) 1759
(2) 1776

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He is married to (1) Henrietta Frederica Gräfin von Bünau on August 16, 1759 at Warszawa, Warszawa, Poland, he was 31 years old.


  1. Elizabeth Mary Murray  ± 1760-1825 

Event 'Record change' on February 26, 2006.

He is married to (2) Louisa Schaw Cathcart on May 5, 1776 at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, Middlesex, England, he was 48 years old.


  1. David William Murray  1777-1840 

Event 'Record change' on February 26, 2006.

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David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield
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David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield PC KT (9 October 1727-1 September 1796), known from 1748 to 1793 as the Viscount Stormont, was a British politician. He succeeded to both the Mansfield and Stormont lines of the Murray family, inheriting two titles and two fortunes.

    * 1 Life
    * 2 Mansfield family tree
    * 3 External links
    * 4 References

[edit] Life

Mansfield was the son of David Murray, 6th Viscount of Stormont, and his wife Anne Stewart. Lord Chief Justice William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield was his uncle. He was ambassador to Vienna and then to France in the early years of the American Revolutionary War, and played a role in sending news of American actions back to England. Mansfield had been elected a Scottish Representative Peer in 1754 and served as the last Secretary of State for the Northern Department from 1779 to 1782 and as Lord President of the Council in 1783 and again from 1794 to 1796 and was also Lord Justice General between 1778 and 1795. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1763 and made a Knight of the Thistle in 1768.

Lord Mansfield married firstly Henrietta Frederica, daughter of Henry Graf Bunau, in 1759, whilst he was British ambassador to Saxony. They had one child, Lady Elizabeth Murray. After Henrietta's death in 1766 he married secondly the Hon. Louisa, daughter of Charles Schaw Cathcart, 9th Lord Cathcart, in 1776. Louisa was his junior by over thirty years, and they had 5 children - Caroline, David, George, Charles, and Henry.

In 1793 he succeeded his uncle Lord Mansfield as second Earl of Mansfield of the 1792 creation while his wife succeeded as second Countess of Mansfield of the 1776 creation according to special remainders in the letters patent. Lord Mansfield died in September 1796, aged 68, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son David. His second son the Hon. George Murray became a Lieutenant-General in the Army while his fourth son the Hon. Sir Henry Murray rose to the rank of General. The Countess of Mansfield survived her husband by 47 years, marrying the Hon. Robert Fulke Greville in 1797, and died in July 1843, aged 85.

[edit] Mansfield family tree

   David Murray

   Majory Scott



































































   David Murray

   Anne Stewart


































































2) Louisa Schaw Cathcart

   David Murray

   1) Henrietta Frederica Bunau

   James Murray

   John Murray




   Catherine Murray

   Marjorie Murray

   Amelia Murray

   Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick












































   Five children








   Daniel Finch

   Anne Hatton



















































   Elizabeth Belle

   John Lindsay




















   Other children

   Edward Finch

   Elizabeth Finch

   William Murray











































   Dido Elizabeth Belle







   Elizabeth Murray


   George Finch-Hatton


[edit] External links

    * Peerage of England

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
? British Minister to Saxony
1755–1764 Succeeded by
Philip Stanhope
Preceded by
The Earl Harcourt British Ambassador to France
1772–1778 Succeeded by
None due to
American Revolutionary War
Legal offices
Preceded by
Duke of Queensberry Lord Justice General
1778–1795 Succeeded by
Duke of Montrose
Political offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Weymouth Secretary of State for the Northern Department
1779–1782 Succeeded by
Office Abolished
Preceded by
The Lord Camden Lord President of the Council
1783 Succeeded by
The Earl Gower
Preceded by
The Earl Fitzwilliam Lord President of the Council
1794–1796 Succeeded by
The Earl of Chatham
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Murray Earl of Mansfield
1793-1796 Succeeded by
David William Murray
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
David Murray Viscount Stormont
1748-1796 Succeeded by
David William Murray

[edit] References

    * Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
    * Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page

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  2. Ballard-Willis Family Tree.rootsweb, Mark Willis-Ballard, Willis-Ballard, Markrootsweb
  3. "Plantagenet Descent" by David A. Blocher[Plantagenet Descent], David A. Blocher
    "Plantagenet Descent" by David A. Blocher
    Notification indicating people with descendancy from Geoffery Plantagenet (originator of the name, and father of King Henry II).

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