MURRAY, Hon. Robert (1689-1738), of Stanwell, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727
1734 - 25 Mar. 1738

Family and Education

b. 7 Jan. 1689, 3rd s. of Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore [S], by Katherine, da. and h. of Richard Watts of Great Munden, Herts. m. c.1708, Mary, da. of Sir Charles Halkett, 1st Bt., of Pitfirrane, Fife, 1da.1

Offices Held

Ensign 3 Ft. Gds. 1705, lt. and capt. 1709, capt. and lt.-col. 1720, 2nd maj. 1717; col. 37 Ft. 1722-35, 38 Ft. 1735-d.; brig.-gen. 1735.


Robert Murray, a professional soldier, was younger brother of John, 2nd Earl of Dunmore, a representative peer and lord of the bedchamber to George II. He was returned as a government supporter at Wootton Bassett in 1722, did not stand in 1727, but was later returned for Great Bedwyn. He died 25 Mar. 1738.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Scots Peerage, iii. 385; ix. 78.