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Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank
Patrick Murray, 5th Lord Elibank (1703-1778). Son of Alexander Murray, 4th Lord Elibank and Elizabeth Stirling. An author and economist much respected in his own time. Member of the Cocoa Tree Club and The Poker Club. [145419] Uncle of Major Patrick Ferguson killed at the Battle of King's Mountainmarker in 1780.

In 1722 Murray was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. However rather than practising as a lawyer, he determined to pursue a military career eventually becoming a lieutenant-colonel in the Marines. In 1740 he retired from the army and returned to Scotland where he took up literary pursuits.

Murray died on the 3rd of August, 1778.

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