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At Lodge Tullibardine in-the-East, we adopt and use the Murray of Atholl as our distinguishing Tartan. This is the Clan Tartan of the Dukes of Atholl, and John George Murray, Marquis of Tullibardine, was Grand Master Mason at the time our Lodge was founded in 1913. The ancestor of the whole Clan Murray was Freskin who in the reign of David the First received the lands of Duffus in Moray as well as others in West Lothian, Scotland. The lands of Tullibardine came into the family in 1284 through a marriage with the daughter of the Seneschal of Strathearn. In 1606, the 11th feudal Baron of Tullibardine became Earl. His son through marriage with the Atholl heiress was made the Earl of Atholl. The Earl’s son in turn became the 1st Marquis of Tullibardine in 1676. The 2nd Marquis became the 1st Duke of Atholl in 1703 and was bitterly opposed to the Union between Scotland and England. His grandson, the Marquis of Tullibardine, who was “out” in The 15 was privileged to unfurl the Royal Standard at Glenfinnan in 1745. The Marquis of Tullibardine’s brother was the famous George Murray, who so faithfully served the Prince. The Chief of the Clan Murray is the Duke of Atholl and the Clan seat is Blair Castle. The Badge of the Murray of Atholl is the Butcher’s Broom and Juniper.