Saturday, May 16, 2015

{25} James IV Descent for Amelia Murray (1710-1766), Mother of 3rd Duke of Atholl

Lord George Murray of Strowan
I want to thank SocGenMed member Monica Kanellis for giving me the opportunity to take a break from the Howards of Corby Castle and their spouses. Monica asked me to take a look at the ancestry of her cousin, which she has been working on. Her cousin is descended from the Victorian-era couple Charles Western of Finchampstead and his first wife Maud Murray-Aynsley, who descends from Henry VII through the Dukes of Atholl, and can be found on p. 458 of the Tudor volume in Ruvigny's Planatagenet Roll series. Her three children are Numbers 31965-31967 on that page. Maud and her line of descent from Henry VII can be found online in Leo's Genealogics database, and in the Roglo database, so I won't repeat it here. What I would like to focus on in my next few posts are some of the interesting lines back to Edward III for the spouses of Maud's Murray ancestors, as they seem to be little explored.

The most thorough pedigree of these 19th-century Murray-Aynsleys remains the 'Murray-Aynsley of Hall Court, co Hants' one in Visitation of England and Wales Volume 7 (1893).

Maud's mother was Emily Elizabeth Hand who married in 1848 in India, Major-General George Herbert Murray-Aynsley. I can find very little on Emily's father Robert Hand of Cumberland Terrace, London, and Richmond, Surrey - not even a death date. He married 2 August 1817 at St John Church, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, Anne Learmonth, who was apparently the daughter of Alexander Learmonth of Great Stanmore. But again, I can't find much at all on her family. Going back one generation, we have Maud's paternal grandmother Emma (née Peach), wife of John Murray-Aynsley of Underdown. Emma's parents were Samuel Peach Cruger [surname later changed to Peach] of Tockington House, in Gloucestershire, and Clarissa née Partridge.

Tockington House, the seat of the Peach family in the 19th century, is today a boarding school
None of Emma Peach's four grandparents - Henry Cruger of Bristol & Hannah Peach, and Charles Partridge of Cotham Lodge & Sybella Pollard - appears to descend from Edward I, nevertheless it's a fascinating ancestry. Henry Cruger was an American, born in New York City, who moved to Britain and became a M.P., and so has a bio in HOP. The Peach family is covered well in the 1876 'Pedigree of the Families of Cleaver and Peach' in Volume 2 of Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica.

As for the ancestry of wives of earlier generations of Murrays, it seems best to begin with Amelia Murray, heiress of Strowan, the wife of the 2nd Duke of Atholl's younger brother Lord George Murray, by whom she was mother of John, 3rd Duke of Atholl. Amelia descends from Elizabeth Drummond, a granddaughter of James IV whom I hadn't yet encountered and was happy to enter into my database Royal Descent. Following is the 13-generation descent for Maud Murray-Aynsley from James IV thru Amelia Murray of Strowan.
James IV of Scotland

James IV of Scotland by a mistress Margaret Drummond (d. 1501), had a dau
1) Lady Margaret Stewart, illegit. (1497-aft.1562) m. 2) her 1st cousin Sir John Drummond, 2nd of Innerpeffray Castle (d. aft.1554), and had
2) Elizabeth Drummond (d. by 1562) m. Malcolm Drummond, 5th Laird of Bordland (d. 1588), and had
3) Maurice Drummond of Auchtermuthill (d. aft.1593) m. Agnes Drummond of Balloch, and had
4) Annabella Drummond m. James Murray, Heir of Strowan (d. bef.1630), and had
5) Alexander Murray, 7th Laird of Strowan (d. 1654) m. Margaret Drummond of Balloch (descended from James II), and had
6) John Murray, 8th Laird of Strowan (d. 1725) m. Margaret Dow, and had
7) Amelia Murray of Strowan (d. 1749) m. James Murray of Glencarse (1661-1712), and had
8) AMELIA MURRAY, b. c.1710; d. 29 Mar. 1766 Invercauld Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; m. 3 June 1728, Lord GEORGE MURRAY of Strowan, Perthshire, b. 4 Oct. 1694 Huntingtower, Perthshire; d. 11 Oct. 1760 Medemblik, The Netherlands, 5th son of John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl (1660-1724, descended from Henry VII) and his 1st wife Lady Katherine Hamilton (1662-1707, descended from James IV), and had
9) JOHN MURRAY, 3rd Duke of Atholl, b. 6 May 1729; d. 5 Nov. 1774 Dunkeld House, Perthshire, bur. Dunkeld Cathedral; m. 23 Oct. 1753 Dunkeld Cathedral, his 1st cousin, CHARLOTTE MURRAY, 8th Baroness Strange, b. Dunkeld House, bap. 3 Oct. 1731 Dunkeld Cathedral; d. 13 Oct. 1805 Barrachnie House, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, bur. Dunkeld Cathedral, yr dau. of James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl (1690-1764, descended from Henry VII) and his 1st wife Jane Frederick (1693-1748), and had
10) Ven. Lord CHARLES MURRAY-AYNSLEY of Little Harle Tower, Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, Dean of Bocking, Essex 1803-08, b. 21 Apr. 1771 Westminster, London, bap. 6 May 1771 St George Hanover Square, London; d. 5 May 1808 The Deanery, Bocking, bur. 9 May 1808 St Mary Church, Bocking; m. 18 June 1793 Reading, Berkshire, ALICIA MITFORD, b. 16 May 1768 Morpeth, Northumberland, bap. 12 Aug. 1768 St James Church, Morpeth; d. 13 June 1813 Bocking, bur. 18 June 1813 St Mary Church, Bocking, dau. of George Mitford of Morpeth (1726-1815) and Mary Threlkeld (1741-1810, descended from Edward III), and had
Maj-Gen. Herbert Murray-
- see Generation 12
11) JOHN MURRAY-AYNSLEY of Underdown House, Ledbury, Herefordshire, b. 2 June 1795 Little Harle Tower, bap. 7 Aug. 1795 St Bartholomew Church, Kirkwhelpington; d. 25 Mar. 1870 Underdown House, bur. 30 Mar. 1870 St Helen Church, Olveston, Gloucestershire; m. 24 June 1820 St Mary Church, Olveston, EMMA SARAH PEACH, b. 2 July 1792 Tockington House, Olveston, bap. 12 Aug. 1792 St Mary Church, Olveston; d. 27 Feb. 1877 Kensington, London, bur. 3 Mar. 1877 St Mary Church, Olveston, dau. of Samuel Peach Cruger [later Peach] of Tockington House (1767-1845) and Clarissa Partridge (1769-1836), and had
12) Maj-Gen. (GEORGE) HERBERT MURRAY-AYNSLEY of North Kensington, b. 4 Sept. 1826 Tockington House, bap. 25 Sept. 1826 St Helen Church, Olveston; d. 10 Dec. 1887 North Kensington, London, bur. 14 Dec. 1887 Kensal Green Cemetery, London; m. 12 Feb. 1848 Ballard, Karnataka, India, EMILY ELIZABETH HAND, b. 11 Oct. 1829 Marylebone, London, bap. 2 Mar. 1830 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. 18 Aug. 1894 Bayswater, London, bur. 22 Aug. 1894 Kensal Green Cemetery, dau. of Robert Hand of Richmond, Surrey and Anne Learmonth, and had
13) MAUD MURRAY-AYNSLEY, b. 18 Mar. 1860 Bangalore, Karnataka, India, bap. there 13 June 1860; d. 3 Mar. 1898 Jalandhar, Punjab, India, bur. there 5 Mar. 1898; m. 1st 24 Dec. 1881 Bangalore, as his 1st wife, Col. CHARLES MAXIMILIAN THOMAS WESTERN of Finchampstead, Berkshire, Royal Horse Artillery, b. 2 Sept. 1855 Bath, Somersetshire; d. 1 Sept. 1913 Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, son of Charles Maximilian Thomas Western of Bath (1824-1894, descended from Edward III) and Harriet Balfour (1835-1915, descended from James V)
The Bazaar in Jalandhar, Punjab in the late 19th-century
The next post will cover the Edward III descents for Alicia Mitford, wife of Ven. Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley (see Generation 10 above).

Cheers,                                -------Brad

1 comment:

  1. Below is the James II of Scotland descent for Margaret Drummond of Balloch, wife of Alexander Murray, 7th Laird of Strowan (see Generation 5 in original post).

    James II had a son
    1) Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany (c.1454-1485) m. (div.) 1) Lady Catherine Sinclair, and had
    2) Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray (c.1472-1537) = unknown mistress, and had
    3) Margaret Stewart (d. by 1550) m. 1) Patrick Graham, 1st Laird of Inchbrakie (c.1509-c.1545), and had
    4) George Graham, 2nd Laird of Inchbrakie (c.1535-1576) m. Marjory Rollo (d. 1625), and had
    5) Beatrice Graham (b. c.1570) m. Henry Drummond, 5th Laird of Balloch, and had
    6) Margaret Drummond m. Alexander Murray, 7th Laird of Strowan, ancestors of Amelia Murray of Strowan, mother of 3rd Duke of Atholl

    Cheers, -------Brad