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Marjory Scott
David Murray
± 1689-1748
Anne Stewart

David Murray

(1) 1759
(2) 1776

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He is married to 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 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

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   Majory Scott



































































   David Murray

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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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Historical context

  • The temperature on October 9, 1727 was about -4 °C. Weather type: regen omtrent betrokken. Source: KNMI
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    Van 1702 tot 1747 kende Nederland (ookwel Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden) zijn Tweede Stadhouderloze Tijdperk.
  • In the year 1727: Source: Wikipedia
    • April 11 » Premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
    • August 30 » Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.
    • September 8 » A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
    • November 27 » The foundation stone to the Jerusalem Church in Berlin is laid.

  • The temperature on May 5, 1776 was about 8.0 °C. There was 88 mm of rainWind direction mainly west-southwest. Weather type: zeer betrokken. Source: KNMI
  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • In the year 1776: Source: Wikipedia
    • March 2 » American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
    • July 2 » American Revolution: The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4.
    • July 9 » George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island.
    • August 27 » Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
    • October 28 » American Revolutionary War: British troops attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Continental Army.
    • December 25 » George Washington and the Continental Army cross the Delaware River at night to attack Hessian forces serving Great Britain at Trenton, New Jersey, the next day.

  • The temperature on September 1, 1796 was about 14.0 °C. There was 88 mm of rainWind direction mainly south-southeast. Weather type: betrokken. Source: KNMI
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    De Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden werd in 1794-1795 door de Fransen veroverd onder leiding van bevelhebber Charles Pichegru (geholpen door de Nederlander Herman Willem Daendels); de verovering werd vergemakkelijkt door het dichtvriezen van de Waterlinie; Willem V moest op 18 januari 1795 uitwijken naar Engeland (en van daaruit in 1801 naar Duitsland); de patriotten namen de macht over van de aristocratische regenten en proclameerden de Bataafsche Republiek; op 16 mei 1795 werd het Haags Verdrag gesloten, waarmee ons land een vazalstaat werd van Frankrijk; in 3.1796 kwam er een Nationale Vergadering; in 1798 pleegde Daendels een staatsgreep, die de unitarissen aan de macht bracht; er kwam een nieuwe grondwet, die een Vertegenwoordigend Lichaam (met een Eerste en Tweede Kamer) instelde en als regering een Directoire; in 1799 sloeg Daendels bij Castricum een Brits-Russische invasie af; in 1801 kwam er een nieuwe grondwet; bij de Vrede van Amiens (1802) kreeg ons land van Engeland zijn koloniën terug (behalve Ceylon); na de grondwetswijziging van 1805 kwam er een raadpensionaris als eenhoofdig gezag, namelijk Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck (van 31 oktober 1761 tot 25 maart 1825).
  • In the year 1796: Source: Wikipedia
    • February 16 » Colombo in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) falls to the British, completing their invasion of Ceylon.
    • March 1 » The Dutch East India Company is nationalized by the Batavian Republic.
    • June 1 » Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
    • August 4 » French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato.
    • August 5 » The Battle of Castiglione in Napoleon's first Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars.
    • September 19 » George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

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