John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Books, Wikipedia, Family, Children

John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Books, Wikipedia, Family, Children

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Biography

John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl was born in South Africa on the 19th of January 1929.

He was the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Murray and Colonel in chief of the Atholl Highlanders.

He was the son of George Murray and Joan Eastwood. His noble title was Duke of Atholl.

He studied at the University of Witwatersrand and graduated with a BSC degree in Engineering after this he worked as a Land surveyor.

After the death of his cousin (the 10th Duke of Atholl), he succeeded as the 11th Duke of Atholl.

He was given the right to raise a private army. The army was at the Blair Castle.

John Murray
John Murray: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: John Murray
Stage Name: 11th Duke of Atholl
Born: 19 January 1929
Died: 15 May 2012
Age: 83 years old
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Son / 12th Duke of Atholl: Bruce Murray
Nationality: South African, Scottish
Parents: George Murray, Joan Eastwood
Children: Bruce Murray, 12th Duke of Atholl, Lord Craig Murray, Lady Jennifer Murray
Wife • Spouse: Margaret Leach (1956–)
Occupation: 11th Duke of Atholl
Net Worth: $300 Million

Early Life

John Murray was the only child of Major George Murray and Joan Eastwood, he was also the grandson of Reverend Douglas Stuart Murray.

He studied Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand. Afterward, he worked as a Land Surveyor. He got married to Margaret Peggy Yvonne Leach; the only daughter of Ronald Leonard Leach of Louis Trichardt, Transvaal, South Africa.

They bore three children. He then succeeded his cousin and became the 11th Duke of Atholl.

Career

John Murray was the Hereditary clan chief of clan Murray. After graduating from the University of Witwatersrand with a Bsc. in Engineering, he thereafter became a Land Surveyor.

It was never foreseen that he could become the Duke of Atholl. After the demise of his cousin, the 10th Duke of Atholl, He surprisingly succeeded the deceased as the 11th Duke of Atholl.

However, before the death of the latter, he had disinherited his heir by giving out his ancestral seat and properties as a charity, leaving the new Duke, John Murray with little but the title and the right to raise a private army. He did this because he felt disappointed at the fact that his heir would not leave South Africa for Scotland.

John Murray continued to live in South Africa while annually visiting Scotland to inspect the parade of the Army.
At the age of 83 years, he died on the 15th of May 2012 in South Africa and was thereafter succeeded by his first son, Bruce Murray.

Personal Life

John Murray got married to Margaret Peggy Yvonne Leach and they bore three children.

Their children are; Bruce Murray; the 12th Duke of Atholl, Lord Craig Murray, and Lady Jennifer Murray.

Net Worth

John Murray born into fortune has been announced via media coverages to have accumulated an estimated net worth of $300 million.



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