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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

(William Edward) Peter Louis Drummond-Murray 1929-2014

_. (William Edward) Peter Louis Drummond-Murray of Mastrick, who died at his home 13 April, 2014, aged 84, was head of the Drummond-Murray landed family, formerly of Matrick, Aberdeenshire, and descended from the Earls of Perth (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1605). He served as Slains Pursuivant of Arms for many years from 1981-2009, and in this role served the Earl of Erroll, hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland and Chief of the Clan Hay, as his personal officer of arms for almost 3 decades.

He was born 24 Nov, 1929, elder son of Edward John Drummond-Murray (1907-  ) by his 1st wife the delightfully named Eulaia Ilfdefonsa Heaven (scion of that landed family); married 12 Jul,1954, the Hon Barbara Mary Hope, a daughter of the 2nd Baron Rankeillour (Baron, Peerage of the UK, cr 1932), 1897-1958, by his wife the former Grizel Gilmour (scion of the Gilmour Baronets), by whom he had issue, 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Requiem Mass at St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Edinburgh, Tues 22 Apr, 2014.

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