MURRAY, General Lord John. 18701



Autograph Letter Signed [to Lord Egremont], asking to be recommended to the King for an appointment as a General Officer “or of being employed abroad or at home where ever His Majesty’s Service may require”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, a few very light stains. Duke Street, Westminster, 15 February 1762. General Lord John Murray (1711-1787). He was appointed ensign in a regiment of foot 7 Oct. 1727, on the recommendation of General Wade, and lieutenant and captain 3rd Footguards (Scots Guards) in 1733, in which regiment he became captain-lieutenant in 1737, and captain and lieutenant-colonel in 1738. On 25 April 1745, he was appointed to the colonelcy of the 42nd Regiment of Foot or Black Watch, which he held for forty-two years. He served with his regiment in Flanders in 1747, at the relief of Hulst and the defence of Fort Sandberg, and commanded the troops in the retreat to Walsoorden. In 1747, he was a volunteer at the defence of Bergen-op-Zoom.