The Murray of Atholl Clan

Clan Motto: TOUT PRET
Translation: QUITE READY

Freskin, one of the Celtic chiefs of the ancient Province of Moray, was the ancestor of the Murrays. William, described as de Moravia, acquired lands in the Lowlands, including Bothwell. Sir Andrew, of Bothwell, supported William Wallace and was Regent after the death of King Robert I. From him descended the Murrays of Tullibardine. The Murrays were powerful and had many important branches. They supported the Royal Stewarts. The Murrays of Tullibardine acquired their lands in 1283, and in 1606 the 12th Chief of Tullibardine became an Earl. His son became Earl of Atholl in 1629, and the 2nd Earl was raised to Marquis in 1676. In 1703 the Dukedom of Atholl was conferred on the 2nd Marquis.

Murray of Atholl