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The Most Noble John Murray, 1st Duke and 2nd Marquess of Atholl (b.1660 d.1724) was a Scottish nobleman and politician. The prefix The Most Noble is a title of quality attached to the names of dukes and duchesses in the United Kingdom. ... Events Expulsion of the Carib indigenous people from Martinique by French occupying forces. ... Events January 14 - King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne February 20 - The premiere of Giulio Cesare, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel, takes place in London June 23 - Treaty of Constantinople signed. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Main languages English Scots Scottish Gaelic Doric Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Murray was born on February 24, 1660, and was styled Lord Inverary, until 1696, at which point he assumed the style Earl of Tullibardine, his father having become the Marquess of Atholl. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events Expulsion of the Carib indigenous people from Martinique by French occupying forces. ...

He was a supporter of William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution, taking the oath of loalty in September 1689, but was unable to prevent the majority of his clan, from joining Dundee under the command of his brother, Ross. For other men named William of Orange, see William of Orange (disambiguation) William III of England (14 November 1650–8 March 1702; also known as William II of Scotland, William Henry and William of Orange) was a Dutch aristocrat and the Holy Roman Empires Prince of Orange from his... The term Glorious Revolution refers to the generally popular overthrow of James II of England in 1688. ... The Viscount Dundee John Graham, 1st Viscount Dundee (c. ...

Murray married Catherine, daughter of William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton, with whom he had one daughter and six sons. William Douglas, 1st Earl of Selkirk (1635-1694), who was created Duke of Hamilton in 1660 on the petition of his wife, Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton (daughter of the 1st Duke), receiving also several of the other Hamilton peerages, but for his life only. ...

In 1693 he was appointed as one of the commissioners to the inquiry into the massacre of Glencoe. In 1695, Murray was made sheriff of Perth, in 1696 he became secretary of state, and from 1696 to 1698 was Lord High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland. With the accession of Anne in 1702, he was made a privy councillor, and in 1703 became Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland. The same year he succeeded father as 2nd marquess of Atholl, and on 30 June 1703 he was created Duke of Atholl, marquess of Tullibardine, earl of Strathtay and Strathardle, Viscount Balquhidder, Glenalmond and Glenlyon, and Lord Murray of Balvenie and Gask. The mountains of Glen Coe: The Aonach Eagach ridge, to the north side of the glen. ... The Secretary of State was a senior post in the pre-Union government of Scotland. ... As the Sovereigns personal representative Lord High Commissioners were appointed to the Parliament of Scotland between 1603 and 1707. ... Queen Anne ( 6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714 ) became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. ... This article concerns the British Sovereigns Privy Council. ... The office of Keeper of the Privy Seal, one of the Great Offices of State first appears in the reign of David II. After the Act of Union 1707 its holder was normally a peer, like the Keeper of the Great Seal. ...

In 1704 was made a Knight of the Thistle. In 1704 an unsuccessful attempt was made by Simon, Lord Lovat, who used the Duke of Queensberry as a tool to implicate him in a Jacobite plot against Queen Anne. The intrigue was disclosed by Robert Ferguson, and Atholl sent a memorial to the queen on the subject, which resulted in Queensberry's downfall. But the affair had a damaging effect on Murray's career, and he was deprived of office in October 25, 1704. He subsequently became a strong antagonist of the government, and of the Hanoverian succession. He vehemently opposed Union during the years 1705-1707, and entered into a project which would have resisted the crown by force, holding Stirling Castle with the aid of the Cameronians, however, he chose to accept "compensation" of £1000 in order to desist with these plans. James VII ordained the modern Order. ... Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (c. ... James Douglas (18 December 1662-6 July 1711), 2nd Duke of Queensberry and 1st Duke of Dover was a Scottish nobleman. ... The adjective Hanoverian is used to describe British monarchs of the House of Hanover things relating to the Duchy of Hanover things relating to Hanover, Germany and it is a horse breed, see Hanoverian (horse) ... People People with entries in Wikipedia whose family name is Cameron: Cameron, Archie (1895-1956), Australian politician Cameron, Candace (born 1976), U.S. actress Cameron, Carl, U.S. television journalist Cameron, David (born 1966), British politician Cameron, Donald (1916-1961), British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient Cameron, Donald W. (born 1936...

With the downfall of the Whigs and the advent of the Tories to power, Murray returned to favour and to office. He was chosen a representative peer in the House of Lords in 1710 and in 1712 was restored to his position as High Commissioner and Keeper of the Privy Seal. This article is about the British Whig party. ... The term Tory derives from the Tory Party, the ancestor of the modern UK Conservative Party. ... In the United Kingdom, representative peers were individuals elected by the members of the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of Ireland to represent them in the British House of Lords. ... This article is about the British House of Lords. ...

With the accession of King George I he was again dismissed from office. Three of his sons joined the Jacobites in the rebellion of 1715, but Murray himself remained loyal to the government. On June 4, 1717 he apprehended Rob Roy MacGregor, who, however, succeeded in escaping. King George I ( Georg Ludwig ) ( 28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727 ) was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) from 23 January 1698, and King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 1 August 1714, until his death. ... This article is not about the Jacobite Orthodox Church, nor is it about Jacobinism or the earlier Jacobean period. ... Each Jacobite Rising formed part of a series of military campaigns by Jacobites attempting to restore the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland (and after 1707, Great Britain) after James VII of Scotland and II of England was deposed in 1688 and the thrones usurped by his... Robert Roy MacGregor, usually known simply as Rob Roy, was a Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the 18th century. ...

Murray died on the 14th of November 1724, and was succeeded by his son James.

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Marquess of Atholl

The title Duke of Atholl was created several times in British history. ... John Murray, 2nd earl and 1st marquess of Atholl born May 2, 1631 died May 6, 1703 a leading Scottish Royalist and defender of the Stuarts John, second Earl of Atholl of the Murray family, faithfully adhered to Charles the First, and was excepted by Cromwell out of his act... The title Duke of Atholl was created several times in British history. ...

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents, in many ways, the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

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John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (591 words)
John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl KT, PC (24 February 1660–14 November 1724) was a Scottish nobleman and politician.
He was born in 1660 to the 2nd Earl of Atholl and his wife, the former Lady Amelia Stanley.
Atholl died in 1724, and was succeeded by his son James, Marquess of Tullibardine.
John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (449 words)
John Murray, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl of Atholl KT (May 2, 1631–May 6, 1703) was a leading Scottish royalist and defender of the Stuarts during the English Civil War of the 1640s, until after the rise to power of William and Mary in 1689.
In 1660, Murray became a privy councillor, obtained a charter of the hereditary office of sheriff of Fife and in 1663 was appointed Lord President of the Court of Session.
Murray showed to be lukewarm to the accession of William III, though allowed his troops to be used at Killiecrankie against the supporters of the new king and was knighted in 1687.
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