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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.

Children



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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