See also

Janet MURRAY (1723- )

1. Janet MURRAY, daughter of Alexander MURRAY 4th Lord Elibank (1677-1735) and Elizabeth STIRLING (bef1683-1756), was born on 13 July 1723. She was baptised on 19 July 1723. She married Robert MURRAY on 22 June 1750.


Robert MURRAY and Janet MURRAY had the following children:



James MURRAY PULTENEY (1755-1811)


Elizabeth MURRAY ( -1785)

Second Generation

2. Sir James MURRAY PULTENEY PC, son of Sir Robert MURRAY of Hillhead, Midlothian, Baronet and Janet MURRAY, was born in 1755. He had the title '7th Baronet'. He married Henrietta Laura JOHNSTONE on 24 July 1794 in Bath House, London. He died on 26 April 1811 in Buckenham, Norfolk.


He was a colonel of the 18th Foot, and a lieutenant-general; he died at Buckenham in Norfolk, 26th April 1811, having married his cousin the Countess of Bath, at Bath House, Piccadilly, co. Middlesex, 23/7/1794. On his marriage he assumed the surname of Pulteney, in order to inherit the Pultney estates for life, worth about £50,000 per year. He was MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. He was invested to the Privy Council and was Secretary at War between 1807 and 1809. He and his wife had no children.


Henrietta Laura JOHNSTONE, daughter of Sir William JOHNSTONE ( - ) and Frances PULTENEY ( - ), had the title 'Countess of Bath'.


3. Elizabeth MURRAY, daughter of Sir Robert MURRAY of Hillhead, Midlothian, Baronet and Janet MURRAY, died on 30 June 1785. She married David SMYTH.


David SMYTH (of Methven Castle, Perthshire), son of David SMYTHE (1711-1764) and Mary GRAHAM ( - ), was born in 1746. He was a Lord of Session. He had the title 'Lord Smyth of Methven'. He died on 30 January 1806.