James Murray

24 September 1840–19 June 1886 (Age 45)
Springholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Murray was born on 24 September 1840, in Springholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Murray, was 69 and his mother, Elizabeth McGeorge, was 30. He married Agnes Catherine Irving on 20 August 1860, in Saint Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Mile End Old Town Holy Trinity, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 19 June 1886, in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, at the age of 45, and was buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

James Murray
Agnes Catherine Irving
Marriage: 20 August 1860
Agnes Catherine Murray
Isabella Murray
Elizabeth Murray
John Thomson Murray
Mary Thomson Murray
Sarah Jane Murray
Georgina McLean Murray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1860Saint Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 3
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 14
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • James Murray, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • James Murray in entry for Mary Thomson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • James Murray, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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