See also

Elizabeth MURRAY ( - )

1. Elizabeth MURRAY was the daughter of Sir Patrick 3rd MURRAY 3rd Lord Elibank (bef1661-1687) and Anna BURNET ( - ).


She died unmarried.

Second Generation

2. Sir Patrick 3rd MURRAY 3rd Lord Elibank, son of Sir Patrick 2nd MURRAY 2nd Lord Elibank and Lady Elizabeth STEWART, was born before 1661. He had the title 'Master of Elibank, 3rd Lord Elibank'. He married Anna BURNET on 20 August 1674. He died in 1687.


"His Lordship who commanded the Militia Troop of Roxburg and Selkirk, was sworn to the Privy Council to King James VII, but was removed from it for his opposition to repeal the Penal Laws in 1687. he died in the same year: was this a result of his opposition to the King?".


3. Anna BURNET, daughter of Archbishop Alexander BURNET and Elizabeth FLEMING, married Alexander ELPHINSTONE on [Julian] 10 September 1667.


Patrick 3rd MURRAY and Anna BURNET had the following children:


Alexander MURRAY (1677-1735). Alexander was born on 9 March 1677. He was a 4th Lord Elibank. He had the title '4th Lord Elibank'. He married Elizabeth STIRLING in February 1698. He died on 6 February 1735.

Anna MURRAY (1679- ). Anna was born on 23 August 1679.

Mary MURRAY (1681- ). Mary was born on 28 August 1681. She married John UNK on 25 April 1701.

Helen MURRAY (1683- ). Helen was born on 27 February 1683. She married John MACKENZIE on 13 August 1703.


Elizabeth MURRAY ( - )

Third Generation

4. Sir Patrick 2nd MURRAY 2nd Lord Elibank, son of Sir Patrick 1st MURRAY 1st Lord Elibank of Ettrick Forest and Elizabeth DUNDAS of Arniston, was born before 1628. He had the title '2nd Lord Elibank'. He married Elizabeth STEWART on 9 April 1643 in Aberlady. He died on [Julian] 13 February 1661 in Aberlady.


He joined Montrose and was fined 20,000 Marks by a Committee of Parliament in 1646. Like his father, the second Earl was an enthusiastic royalist.

"He was but forty when he died, but it is not difficult to imagine that the son-in-law of Traquair, ruined by the ruin of the Royal cause, would meet with little sympathy in the country under the iron heel of Cromwell and dominated for the moment by the triumphant Covenant" - Mahon "Life of General the Hon. James Murray".

The fathers of both parents were good friends and political allies. Elizabeth's father succeeded Patrick's grandfather Gideon as Treasurer Depute, and in general there were many things that made bringing their families together through marriage a natural turn of events.

Nothing much else is known about the second Earl's life.


5. Lady Elizabeth STEWART, daughter of Sir John STEWART 1st Earl of Traquair and Catherine CARNEGIE, had the title 'Lady'. She died.


"in whose veins was the blood of successive Kings of England (with the exception of Richard I - from Henry II down to Edward III, and through her paternal grandmother the blood of Kings of Scotland from Robert the Bruce to James II"

One of the most important developments of the last 50 years in religious studies has been the emergence of suppressed and forgotten texts and lore. A flood of new archeological knowledge and newly discovered ancient texts sheds unexpected light on the traditions of Christian worship. Into this flood, Gardner, who holds the office of the Jacobite Historiographer Royal of the Royal House of Stewart, would like to inject yet another revelation: the bloodline of Jesus Christ. According to Gardner, Jesus married Mary Magdalene, and she was pregnant with his child when he was crucified at Qumran, not Golgotha as it is usually thought. Mary delivered a male child before she and her son were spirited out of Palestine to France, where she died. This child became the scion of an amazing genealogy that terminates (surprise!) in the House of Stuart. Furthermore, that house did not expire but flourishes to this day. This book is an amazing patchwork of scholarly trappings and dizzy tomfoolery stitched together with myth and fable until it fabricates the amazing argument that indeed the Crown of England properly belongs to the Line of David through Jesus Christ himself. This is exhilarating fantasy worthy of a great romantic novel.


Patrick 2nd MURRAY and Elizabeth STEWART had the following children:


John MURRAY (c. 1649- ). John was born circa 1649. He was baptised on 20 December 1649 in Liberton, Midlothian. He was a Captain in the Army.


Patrick 3rd MURRAY (bef1661-1687)

William MURRAY ( - )

Catherine MURRAY (bap.1644). Catherine was baptised in June 1644.

Elizabeth MURRAY (bap.1645). Elizabeth was baptised in April 1645 in Aberlady.

Margaret MURRAY (bap.1646). Margaret was baptised on 9 August 1646 in Innerleithen, Peebles.

Henrietta MURRAY ( - )

Helen MURRAY (bur.1691). Helen married Patrick MURRAY on 1 June 1681. She was buried on 17 December 1691 in Greyfriars, Edinburgh.


6. Archbishop Alexander BURNET, son of James BURNET and Christian DUNDAS, was born in 1614. He was a Clergyman. He died in 1684. He was buried in St Salvator's Chapel. He married Elizabeth FLEMING.


The celebrated Alexander Burnet, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Glasgow was a rigorous Episcopalian who hated dissent of all kinds vehemently, and was of "blameless private life" and "absolutely honest and consistent". He was promoted to the Archbishopric of St. Andrews in 1679. Whilst at Glasgow he was also Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, a post associated with the archbishopric. Burnet's extreme views eventually forced the King to demand his resignation.

Burnet was born in Edinburgh in 1615 - his father was also a churchman, but his grandfather, William Burnet, was a notorious border raider nicknamed Hoolet o'Barns (it is ironic that several of his sons were associated with the law, but on the right side of it!). Having graduated Burnet went to work in the household of the 1st Earl of Traquair. Traquair, like Burnet, was an ardent Royalist. There is another connection here: Burnet's daughter Anne was to marry Patrick 3rd Lord Elibank, whose grandfather Patrick 1st Lord Elibank himself married Traquair's daughter Elizabeth Stewart - perhaps the family connection was made at this time?

Initially Burnet's episcopalian views were not in favour in Scotland, and he went to work in England, where he was ordained. During the Commonwealth he was ejected and went to live on the continent, where he acted as a courier for Charles II. He returned at the Restoration, and became Rector of Ivychurch in Kent. He also became Chaplain to his father's cousin Andrew Rutherford, Governor of Dunkirk. Burnet also had duties in that city, including being "Dean of the City of Dunkirk".

It was not until 1663 (25 years after he left his native land) that he returned to Scotland, where he initially became Bishop of Aberdeen, then Archbishop of Glasgow shortly afterwards. Immediately Burnet became embroiled in the politics of the church, where he took the extreme and rigid stance against dissenters to the national church that he is best known for.

Burnet's feeling towards Presbyterians is stated to have been expressed in this sentence :? "The only way to deal with a fanatic was to starve him."

Among his earliest acts was to summon James Hamilton of Aitkenhead, in Cathcart parish, before the High Commission Court for failing to attend the church; and under this and a number of other charges, for the most part believed to have been trumped up, Aitkenhead had to pay heavy fines, and suffer several periods of imprisonment. On the 18th December, 1664, John Spreul, the late town-clerk of Glasgow, was, by an Act of the Privy Council, banished the country for his Presbyterianism; while George Porterfield and John Graham, late provosts of the city, were similarly dealt with in 1665.

The Town Council, on the 22nd April, 1665, ordered the inhabitants of the city to bring their arms to the magistrates, to be kept in the Tolbooth, and those who failed to obey this disarming Act were to be held as disaffected. In his zeal for the advancement of Episcopacy, Burnet informed the city authorities that he intended to employ the King’s militia to collect certain fines which had been imposed for nonconformity; but the Council thought it better to do so. by their own officials. At length his zeal so outran his prudence, that in a document which he and his synod issued, in September, 1669, he remonstrated against the indulgence granted to Presbyterians, in such a way as to be considered subversive of His Majesty’s authority, and he was set aside in December, Robert Leighton, Bishop of Dunblane, being appointed commendator of the diocese.

After the Restoration of Charles II in 1660, bishops and the selection of ministers by patrons rather than by congregations were again imposed. Ministers who would not accept this were ousted and often took large sections of their congregations with them. These would often be forced to meet in the open air in conventicles. Conventicles were being reported in Glasgow in the late 1670s. In October 1678 Archbishop Alexander Burnet was attacked by a conventicle, including "great multitudes of women", which had been meeting in the Saltmarket. In 1679, after the victory of Covenanters at Drumclog, troops entered Glasgow, but were repelled by government forces in the streets around Glasgow Cross. The suppression of Covenanters continued in the early 1680s, during what were known as the "killing times", with various executions in Glasgow in 1684, including five at Glasgow Cross on 19 March.

According to some Burnet was eventually assassinated, but this view is not universally held. Certainly, in as much as he was held in great respect and affection by some, he was loathed and detested by others.

Burnet's estate was valued at ?1,470 Scots, including two coaches worth ?00, silver plate worth ?23 and books worth ?050. He also left a plot of land to the poor of his archiepiscopal see, which land became known as "Bishop's Rig" or "Bishop Burnet's Acre". Although no surviving portrait of him remains, there is correspondence which refers to him as Longifacies and Long Nez.


From the Wikipedia:

Alexander Burnet (1615-1684) was a 17th century Scottish prelate. Born in the summer of 1615 to James Burnet and Christian née Dundas, he gained an MA from the University of Edinburgh in 1633. He chose to follow the career of his father, who had been minister of Lauder, by becoming a churchman himself. He entered the service his mother's kinsman the Earl of Traquair, becoming the personal chaplain of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Traquair.

This was the springboard for a high level ecclesiastical career. He was presented to Coldingham in 1639 by King Charles I of Scotland, but could not retain this position because of the National Covenant. Burnet went to exile in England, where he became a strong Royalist, something which forced him to flee to continental Europe. He returned to Great Britain after the Restoration of the monarchy, becoming rector of a parish church in Kent (Ivychurch) and chaplain to Andrew Rutherford, governor of Dunkirk.

The Restoration of the monarchy was followed by the restoration of Episcopacy in Scotland. Burnet became Bishop of Aberdeen in 1663. He held this position for less than a year, receiving promotion as the successor of Andrew Fairfoul to the Archbishopric of Glasgow. As Archbishop, he took a hard line on ecclesiastical non-conformity, and led the attempts to repress the Pentland Rising of 1666. His continued hard-line attitude, even after reconciliation became general policy, and his enmity against the Earl of Lauderdale, made him a controversial figure. He became too much of a liability for the king, who pressured him to resign as Archbishop. This he did on December 24, 1669.

Burnet went into England again. His high ecclesiastical career was revived in 1679, becoming Archbishop of St Andrews. He held this position until his death by illness on August 22, 1684. He was buried in St Salvator's Chapel.


7. Elizabeth FLEMING was the daughter of George FLEMING of Kilconquhar, Fife.


... of Lutherie.


Alexander BURNET and Elizabeth FLEMING had the following children:


Margaret (Mary?) BURNET ( - ). Margaret married Roderick MACKENZIE on [Julian] 28 April 1674.


Anna BURNET ( - )