George Murray was born 30 January 1761 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl (1729-1774) and Charlotte Murray, 8th Baroness Strange (1731-1805) and died 3 June 1803 London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Anne Charlotte Grant (1765-1844) 18 December 1780 in Farnborough, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Willem van Oranje (1533-1584)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s.

He is best remembered for his work developing Britain's first optical telegraph, which began relaying messages from London to Deal in 1796, a few years after Claude Chappe's system began operation in France. He was Bishop of Saint David's from 1801 until his death.


Offspring of George Murray and Anne Charlotte Grant (1765-1844)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Murray (1782-1803)
George Murray (1784-1860) 12 January 1784 Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 16 February 1860 Chester Square, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Sarah Maria Hay-Drummond (1788-1874)
Charlotte Sophia Murray (1785-1866)
Charles Murray (c1787-1808)
Caroline Leonora Murray (1788-1819)
Louisa Ann Murray (1790-1871) 29 May 1790 21 February 1871 Robert Frankland-Russell, 7th Bart (1784-1849)
Amelia Mathilde Murray (1795-1884)
Francis Henry Murray (1796-1796)
Edward Murray (1798-1852)
Henry Murray (1800-1830)

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