MURRAY, Alexander (c.1686-1755), of Cringletie, Peebles.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722
1741 - 1747

Family and Education

b. c.1686, 1st s. of Alexander Murray by Susan, da. of John Douglas of Mains, Dunbarton. m. (contract 3 Apr. 1718) Katherine, da. of Sir Robert Stewart, 1st Bt., M.P. [S], of Tillicoultry, Clackmannan, Lord Tillicoultry, S.C.J., 7s. 4da. suc. fa. c.1711 and uncle John Murray to Cringletie 1719.

Offices Held


Of a junior branch of the Murrays of Blackbarony,1 who had represented Peeblesshire in the pre-Union Parliament of Scotland, Alexander Murray was returned unopposed as a Whig for the county in 1715 and again in 1741. Voting with the Government in all recorded divisions of both Parliaments, he was classed as ‘Granville’ in 1746. He died in September 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. J. W. Buchan, Peeblesshire, ii. 494-5.