Sir Archibald Murray, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony, 3rd Baronet (died before 28 May 1700), was a Scottish soldier and Gentleman.

He was the son of Sir Alexander Murray, 2nd Baronet of Blackbarony, Sheriff of Peeblesshire (died c.1698), and Margaret Cockburn. He married Margaret, eldest daughter of William Keith, 6th Earl Marischal,[1] and they had seven children.[2]

On 1 December 1669, Murray was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Militia Regiment of the counties of Linlithgowshire and Peeblesshire, by King Charles II.[2] He was appointed to a commission in 1680, charged with seeking out and punishing Covenanters in Peeblesshire, particularly those who had been at the Battle of Bothwell Brig in 1679.[3]

He was appointed "Sole Master of Work, Overseer, and Director-General of their Majesties' buildings" on 24 December 1689 by King William II, filling the post which had been vacant since Sir William Bruce's dismissal in 1678.[4]


  1. ^ "Succession of the Keiths as Great Marischals of Scotland". Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Ancient Murray Genealogy". Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  3. ^ Woodrow, Robert (1835). The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution. Blackie & Son. p. 165. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
  4. ^ Mylne, R.S. "The Masters of Work to the Crown of Scotland, with the Writs of Appointment, from 1529 to 1768" (PDF). Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 30. 1895-6. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 
Political offices
Title last held by
Sir William Bruce
Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland
Succeeded by
James Scott of Logie
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