James Murray

23 June 1706–
Ewes, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Murray was christened on 23 June 1706, in Ewes, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Murray, was 31 and his mother, Janet McKay, was 27.

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Family Time Line

William Murray
1675–
Janet McKay
1679–
Matthew Murray
1694–
John Murray
1701–
Thomas Murray
1702–
James Murray
1706–
Jean Murray
1708–

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World Events (3)

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

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

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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