Isabella Murray

Brief Life History of Isabella

When Isabella Murray was born on 23 May 1807, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Murray, was 28 and her mother, Mary Davidson, was 29. She married Walter Cross Walker on 18 April 1833, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 22 January 1901, at the age of 93, and was buried in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada.

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Walter Cross Walker
Isabella Murray
Marriage: 18 April 1833
Mary Davis Walker
Isabella Walker
George Lockhart Walker
Walter Scott Walker
Robert Burns Walker
James Murray Walker
Allan Stevenson Walker
William Tower Walker
Elizabeth Craig Walker

Sources (11)

  • Isabella Walker in household of James M Walker, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Isabella Murray - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Issbella Murray
  • Isabella Walker in entry for William Lowe Walker and Eva Campbell, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which derives from Celtic mori- ‘sea’ + treb- ‘settlement’. The founder of the Scottish house of Murray was a Fleming named Freskin who was granted Strathbrock in West Lothian and Duffus in Moray by David I. The family took its name from the region in the late 12th century.

Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMurray .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘mariner’. Occasionally it may be a shortened form of McMurray .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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