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John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl

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John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl (19 January 1929 – 15 May 2012), was a South African-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland, hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Murray, and Colonel-in-Chief of the Atholl Highlanders. As Duke of Atholl, he commanded the only legal private army in Europe. He acceded as the 11th duke on 27 February 1996, succeeding his second cousin, once removed, The 10th Duke of Atholl. Early life The Duke was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the only child of Major George Murray and his wife Joan Eastwood, a daughter of William Edward Eastwood. His father was killed on active service in the Second World War. He was the paternal grandson of the Rev. Douglas Stuart Murray, Rector of Blithfield, Staffordshire, and his wife Harriet Georgina Isabel Bridgeman. Douglas Stuart Murray was a grandson of the Rt. Rev. George Murray, Bishop of Rochester, who himself was a grandson of John Murray, 3rd Duke of Atholl. The young Murray was educa
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