Reference Entry

Murray, James, second duke of Atholl (1690-1764), politician

Mairianna Birkeland Clyde

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Murray, James, second duke of Atholl (1690-1764), politician, was born at Edinburgh on 28 September 1690, the third son of John Murray, first duke of Atholl (1660-1724), politician and landowner, and Lady Katherine Hamilton (bap. 1662, d. 1707). His brothers included William Murray, styled second duke of Atholl, and Lord ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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