Robert Murray (British Army officer, born 1689)

Brigadier-General Robert Murray (7 January 1689 – 25 March 1738) was a Scottish soldier and Member of Parliament, the third son of Charles Murray, 1st Earl of Dunmore and younger brother of John Murray, 2nd Earl of Dunmore.

BackgroundEdit

After service with the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards, he was colonel of the 37th Regiment of Foot from 1722 to 1735 and of the 38th Regiment of Foot from 1735 to his death. He was MP for Wootton Bassett from 1722 to 1727 and for Great Bedwyn from 1734 to 1738.

Military offices
Preceded by
Edward Jones
Colonel of Murrays's Regiment of Foot
1735–1738
Succeeded by
The Duke of Marlborough
Preceded by
Viscount Hinchingbrooke
Colonel of Murrays's Regiment of Foot
1722–1735
Succeeded by
Hon. Henry Ponsonby

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