Grisell Murray

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GM wrote memoirs in the mid eighteenth century about each of her remarkable parents. Parts of her writing first appeared in print after her death, in the appendix to a work of history by George Rose , in 1809, in an appendix titled Lady Murray's Narrative. Few copies were printed, indicating that this was not a text intended for public circulation. Her memoirs were published, complete and on their own, in 1822, by a private publisher in Edinburgh.
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Milestones

25 October 1692
Grisell Baillie (later Murray) was born. She was the eldest of three. Her only brother died in infancy, and her sister Rachel was four years younger than Grisell.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Lady Grisell Baillie
Lord Byron and his Times.
1739
The year after GM 's father, George Baillie , died, she set down at their temporary home in OxfordPlain Facts Relating to My Father's Character, of which I could give many more.
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie. 1822.
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12 December 1749
GM , at Mellerstain in the Scottish Borders, began writing Facts Relating to my Mother's Life and Character, a longer, more connected, and more emotional account of her mother, Lady Grisell Baillie , than the one she had written about her father.
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie. 1822.
31
June 1759
GM died at sixty-seven. Her friend Lady Hervey reported that she had every sense and faculty as perfect as at twenty-seven (indignantly rejecting the would-be consoling idea that her friend had lived long enough).
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie. 1822.
164, 167
By July 1809
Fifty years after her death, some of the more striking passages
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie. 1822.
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of GM 's writings about both her parents reached print as Lady Murray's Narrative, appended to George Rose 's Observations on the Historical Work of the late Right Honourable Charles James Fox.
The Edinburgh Review. A. and C. Black.
14(28): 490
Rose, George. Observations on the Historical Work of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox. T. Cadell, W. Davies, 1809.
Appendix v
1822
GM 's writings about her father and her mother were published in complete form without any reserve at Edinburgh, as a volume in their own right.
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie. 1822.
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Biography

Birth

25 October 1692
Grisell Baillie (later Murray) was born. She was the eldest of three. Her only brother died in infancy, and her sister Rachel was four years younger than Grisell.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Lady Grisell Baillie
Lord Byron and his Times.