To celebrate Burns Night:
a blogpost that traces our Murray ancestors back to Scotland.
There are almost 97,000 individuals with the surname Murray presently living in the UK.
The name is Celtic and is a regional name from Moray in northeastern Scotland meaning ‘sea’ + ‘settlement’.
I'm Cathy Murray and I'm a Murray by marriage to Michael Murray.
Michael is the son of Rose Murray (1908 - 2006).
Rose was born in London and you can read more about her here.
Rose is the daughter of Maurice John Arthur Murray (1880 - 1940).
Maurice was born in London and you can read more about him here.
Maurice is the son of James William Murray (1845 - 1918).
James was born in London and you can read more about him here.
James was the son of John William Murray born in London in 1815 but is still one of my "brick walls" for a death date.
John was the son of David Murray (1779 - 1846).
David was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was a mariner and settled in London where he married and brought up his family.
David was the son of James Murray of Aberdeen, Scotland. James died in Aberdeen in 1803. He was married in Aberdeen to Helen Booth in 1769.
That's as far back in time as I've managed to get to find evidence of our Scots ancestry. But there's no doubt in my mind that Michael can wear his Murray tartan tie with pride.
To all readers in Scotland - Happy Burns Night!
Thanks for reading my blog today.
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