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James Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl KT, PC (28 September 1690--8 January 1764) was a Scottish peer and a patron of Niel Gow, the Scottish fiddler and composer.
James was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1690, the son of the John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl. From 1715 to 1724, he was Whig MP for Perthshire and he was a founding Governor of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 to alleviate London's problem with abandoned children. He was also Governor of the Isle of Man from 1736 to 1744.
On 28 April 1726, James married Jane Frederick and they had four children:
John Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (1728--1729), died in infancy. Lady Jane Murray (c. 1730--1747) Lady Charlotte Murray (1731--1805) James Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (1735--1736), died in infancy. In 1748, James' first wife died and he then married Jean Drummond on 7 May 1749 in Edinburgh.
James died in 1764, aged 73 at Dunkeld, Scotland and was buried at Inveresk. His brother George Murray was a general in the Jacobite Rising which James did not join.
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