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Lord Balvaird
LORD BALVAIRD is a title in the Peerage of Scotland . It was created in 1641 for Sir Andrew Murray , who was at that time also the feudal Lord of Balvaird . His son, the second Lord, succeeded as fourth Viscount Stormont in 1658 according to a special remainder in the letters patent . The latter's great-grandson, the seventh Viscount, succeeded his uncle as second Earl of Mansfield
Earl of Mansfield
in 1793, also according to a special remainder in the letters patent. LORDS BALVAIRD (1641) * Andrew Murray, 1st Lord Balvaird (d. 1644) * David Murray, 2nd Lord Balvaird (d. 1668) (succeeded as VISCOUNT STORMONT in 1658)See the Viscount Stormont and the Earl of Mansfield
Earl of Mansfield
and Mansfield for further succession NOTES This article DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Peerage Of Scotland
The PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND ( Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
: Moraireachd na h-Alba) is the section of the Peerage of the British Isles for those peers created by the King of Scots
King of Scots
before 1707. Following that year's Treaty of Union , the Kingdom of Scots and the Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
were combined under the name of Great Britain , and a new Peerage of Great Britain was introduced in which subsequent titles were created. After the Union, the Peers of the ancient Parliament of Scotland elected 16 representative peers to sit in the House of Lords
House of Lords

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Letters Patent
LETTERS PATENT (always in the plural) are a type of legal instrument in the form of a published written order issued by a monarch , president , or other head of state, generally granting an office, right, monopoly , title, or status to a person or corporation . Letters patent
Letters patent
can be used for the creation of corporations or government offices, or for the granting of city status or a coat of arms . Letters patent
Letters patent
are issued for the appointment of representatives of the Crown , such as governors and governors-general of Commonwealth realms , as well as appointing a Royal Commission . In the United Kingdom they are also issued for the creation of peers of the realm
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Lord Of Balvaird
THE LORDSHIP AND BARONY OF BALVAIRD (also spelled as BALVERD or BALVERDE) is a Scottish feudal lordship (a feudal barony of higher degree). The caput of the Lordship and Barony of Balvaird is Balvaird Castle , in the County of Perthshire
Perthshire
in Scotland
Scotland
. One of the borders of the Barony was at one time the River Farg The Barony was originally granted by a Crown Charter of Confirmation in favour of Lord Andrew Murray "of the lands and Barony of Balvaird" dated 16 March 1624. The Barony is described in Latin in the crown grant as “terrarum et baronie de Balvaird." In 1673, a Crown Charter of Erection of the Lordship of Balvaird was granted in favour of David, Viscount Stormont
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Earl Of Mansfield And Mansfield
EARL OF MANSFIELD , in the County of Nottingham , and EARL OF MANSFIELD, in the County of Middlesex
County of Middlesex
, are two titles in the Peerage of Great Britain that have been united under a single holder since 1843. They were created in 1776 and 1792 respectively for the Scottish lawyer and judge William Murray, 1st Baron Mansfield
Mansfield
, fourth son of David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont (see Viscount Stormont for the earlier history of the family). He was Lord Chief Justice of the King\'s Bench from 1756 to 1788. Murray had already been created BARON MANSFIELD, in the County of Nottingham, in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1756, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body. The two earldoms were created with different remainders
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Earl Of Mansfield
EARL OF MANSFIELD , in the County of Nottingham , and EARL OF MANSFIELD, in the County of Middlesex
County of Middlesex
, are two titles in the Peerage of Great Britain that have been united under a single holder since 1843. They were created in 1776 and 1792 respectively for the Scottish lawyer and judge William Murray, 1st Baron Mansfield
Mansfield
, fourth son of David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont (see Viscount Stormont for the earlier history of the family). He was Lord Chief Justice of the King\'s Bench from 1756 to 1788. Murray had already been created BARON MANSFIELD, in the County of Nottingham, in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1756, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body. The two earldoms were created with different remainders
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Viscount Stormont
VISCOUNT OF STORMONT is a title in the Peerage of Scotland . It was created in 1621 by James VI for his friend and helper Sir David Murray who had saved him from the attack of Earl Gowrie in 1600. Murray had already been created LORD SCONE, also in the Peerage of Scotland in 1605. The peerages were created with remainder to 1) Sir Mungo Murray, fourth son of John Murray, 1st Earl of Tullibardine, failing which to 2) John Murray, who was created Earl of Annandale in 1625, and failing which to 3) Sir Andrew Murray, who was created Lord Balvaird in 1641. Lord Stormont died childless and was succeeded according to the special remainder by the aforementioned Mungo Murray, the second Viscount. He died without male issue and was succeeded according to the special remainder by James Murray, 2nd Earl of Annandale, who now also became the third Viscount Stormont. He was the son of the aforementioned John Murray, 1st Earl of Annandale
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Lord Balvaird
LORD BALVAIRD is a title in the Peerage of Scotland . It was created in 1641 for Sir Andrew Murray , who was at that time also the feudal Lord of Balvaird . His son, the second Lord, succeeded as fourth Viscount Stormont in 1658 according to a special remainder in the letters patent . The latter's great-grandson, the seventh Viscount, succeeded his uncle as second Earl of Mansfield
Earl of Mansfield
in 1793, also according to a special remainder in the letters patent. LORDS BALVAIRD (1641) * Andrew Murray, 1st Lord Balvaird (d. 1644) * David Murray, 2nd Lord Balvaird (d. 1668) (succeeded as VISCOUNT STORMONT in 1658)See the Viscount Stormont and the Earl of Mansfield
Earl of Mansfield
and Mansfield for further succession NOTES This article DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources
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Andrew Murray, 1st Lord Balvaird
SIR ANDREW MURRAY, 1ST LORD BALVAIRD (1597?–1644) was a Scottish minister of Abdie in Fife
Fife
, and the only minister of the Church of Scotland on whom a knighthood or peerage was conferred. LIFEHe was the second son of David Murray of Balgonie, Fifeshire, by Agnes, daughter of Moncrieff of Moncrieff. He was educated at the University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews
, where he graduated M.A. in 1618. In 1622 he was presented by his grandfather, Sir David Murray, 1st Viscount Stormont , to the church of Abdie, to which he was admitted on 1 October. On the death of his grandfather in 1631 he succeeded to the baronies of Arngask and Kippo in Fifeshire. During the visit of Charles I to Scotland for his coronation in 1633 he was, on 15 June, dubbed a knight at Seton . He was also the feudal Lord of Balvaird
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