Andrew Murray

about 1776–before 1856 (Age 80)
Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland

The Life of Andrew

Andrew Murray was born about 1776, in Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland as the son of James Murray and Elizabeth Robertson. He died before 1856, in Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Parents and Siblings

    James Murray

    Male–1791Male

    Elizabeth Robertson

    FemaleFemale

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World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 26

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 39

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 41

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland, which is probably named with Old Celtic elements meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.2 Irish (southern Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireadhaigh ‘descendant of Muireadhach’ (the name of several different families in various parts of Ireland), or a shortened form of McMurray .3 Irish: reduced form of MacIlmurray, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhuire ( see Gilmore ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Murray, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Andw. Murray in entry for Alexr. Murray, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Andrew Murray in entry for Margaret Murray, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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