Murray, John, 3rd Earl of Dunmore (1732 -1809)

John Murray was the son of William Murray, 3rd Earl of Dunmore, and Catherine (née Murray). He married Lady Charlotte, daughter of Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway, in 1759. He was named as the British governor of the Province of New York from 1770 to 1771, but, in 1770, Virginia's governor, Norborne Berkeley, 4th Baron Botetourt died, and he was named to replace him. He served as governor, rather unsuccessfuly from 1771 to 1776 when he returned to England. He retained the title of governor in name only, until 1783 when American independence was recognised. From 1787 to 1796, he served as governor of the Bahamas. His daughter Lady Augusta Murray was daughter-in-law of King George III.

Seat / Residence(s): Dunmore Park, Falkirk
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Murray, John, 3rd Earl of Dunmore (1732 - 1809) (Stamp 1) Crest: A demi-savage wreathed about the head and loins with oak and holding in the dexter hand a sword erect, in the sinister a key
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: key, Heraldic Charges: savage, demi-, Heraldic Charges: sword