Murray, Earls of Dysart
and Lords Huntingtower
Henrietta Cavendish (alias Heneage) She is said to have been the illigitimate daughter of William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire.
m. 1706 d. 1717
Visit Huntingtower CastleLionel, Lord Huntingtower
b1682/ d1712
(died before his father)

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Son - Lionel Tollemache
married Grace Carteret
Parents of Lionel, Lord Huntingtower - Lionel, Earl of Dysart (b.1648/9 - d.1723/4) - inherited the manors of Mottram and Tintwistle and with them the Lauderdale titles. He was the first Earl and Knight of the Shire in 1689 and Lord Lieutenant during the first year of the reign of Queen Anne. He was offered a title created by Queen Anne which he declined; he was MP for Suffolk. and married Grace Wilbrahim, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Wilbrahim - 3rd Bt. Woodhey. She died after second marriage (1735) in 1740. Elizabeth Murray - from original portrait by Lely
Sir Lionel Tollemache of Helmington in Suffolk was the son of Sir Lionel Tollemache Bt. and Elizabeth Stanhope, daughter of John, Lord Stanhope of Harrington and Elizabeth Murray, later Countess of Dysart and Lady of Huntingtour - Parents of Elizabeth Murray - William Murray, Gentleman of the Bedchamber of King Charles I - created 1643 (Oxford) Earl of Dysart and Lord of Huntingtour (During the Cromwellian rule, he was at the Hague with Charles II and died about 1651) and Katherine Bruce, daughter of Colonel Norman Bruce, son of Sir Robert Bruce of Clackmannan.
Parents of William Murray - William Murray M.A., minister and parson of Dysart, Fife. b. 1560/70 d.1616 - and Margaret Murray, daughter of David Murray of Lochmiln.
Parents of William Murray M.A. - Patrick Murray d. c1590 and Elizabeth Murray, daughter of David Murray of Carsehead. Parents of Patrick Murray - Anthony Murray of Dollerie and Raith - married Christian Maxton (Their youngest child, Alexander, married Elizabeth Oliphant - linked to 19th and 20th century Maxtone Graham family of Coltoquhey and Oliphant line - in turn linked with Anstruther (q.v.) (Joyce Anstruther) family).
Parents of Anthony Murray - Patrick Murray (d.1476) Sheriff Depute of Perthshire 1465 - married Katherine Balfour of Montquhanie (father, Michael Balfour.) Patrick Murray was a son of Sir David Murray of Tullibardine.

Extracted from 1911 Encyclopaedia (may contain inaccuracies)

"Thomas Tollemache (c. 1651-1694), British soldier, was the second son of Sir Lionel Tollemache, Bart. (d. 1668), of Helmingham, Suffolk, although an idle report of the time made his mother, Elizabeth Murray (d. 1698), afterwards countess of Dysart and duchess of Lauderdale, the mistress of Oliver Cromwell. Streamed from the comprehensive site of Simon KnottIn 1678 he became captain in the Guards, with which he served in Tangier, and in 1685 he was made lieutenant-colonel of a regiment of fusiliers, but almost at once he gave up his commission because he disliked the proceedings of James II., and became colonel of an Anglo-Dutch regiment, usually stationed in Holland. At the head of his men he landed in England with William of Orange in 1688 and was made governor of Portsmouth and colonel of the Coldstream Guards, while in 1689 he was chosen an English member of parliament. With the Coldstreams he served William III. at the battle of Walcourt, and then as a major-general in Ireland, where in 1691 he gained fame at the battle of Aughrim and at the sieges of Athlone, Galway and Limerick. He then went to the Netherlands and added to his high reputation by his conduct at the battles of Steenkirk and Neerwinden. In 1694 Talmash, as he was generally called, proposed an expedition against Brest, the leadership of which was given to him. The fortifications, however, were too strong, and although he led on the English troops with great gallantry they were beaten off with heavy loss. Talmash himself was wounded, and returning to Plymouth he died there in June 1694. He was buried in Helmingham church, where a long inscription summarizes his life."

St. Mary's Helmingham - a Tollemache family church.