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Peter Murray

Peter Murray, bapt 22 Nov 1798,
mar Agnes Jeffrey [born 1798, dau of Peter Jeffrey and Agnes Tytler],
they lived Mid Mill, W of Alford,
he is described on his grave as "farmer and miller" of Mid Mill,
living Mid Mill in [1841 census], he is "miller",
living Mid Mill in [1851 census],
Agnes was one of the models for the John Phillip painting of 1855,
she died 18 Oct 1868, Alford, age 70 yrs [grave, Alford],
living "1 Midmill" in [1881 census], census describes him as farmer of 65 acres and miller,
he died 13 Nov 1884, Alford, age 86 yrs [grave, Alford],
they are both bur in the old Kirkyard of Alford, this is some distance out of the village on the W road (the A980, see map), the Murray grave is on the EC side of the graveyard,
had issue:

  1. Sarah Murray,
    born 29th May 1828, "West Gallowhill", W of Alford, Aberdeenshire (would refer to Mid Mill area),
    bapt 5th June, Alford,
    census of 1841 has her at Mid Mill,
    census of 1851 has her at Mid Mill,
    mar 1861 to Henry Noltie and had issue.

  2. Alexander Murray,
    bapt 28 Mar 1830, Alford.

  3. Agnes Murray,
    bapt 15 July 1832, Alford.
    Not listed in 1841 census. Maybe died young.

  4. Peter Murray,
    bapt 30 June 1834, Alford,
    father of the poet Charles Murray.

  5. William Murray,
    born 1 Aug 1836, Alford,
    bapt 13 Aug, Alford.

  6. John Murray,
    bapt 14 July 1839, Alford.

  7. James Murray,
    born 1 June 1841, Alford,
    census of 7 June 1841 has him at Mid Mill, age 7 days,
    bapt 30 June 1841, Alford,
    census of 1851 has him at Mid Mill,
    mar 19 Dec 1868, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, to Hellen Mitchell [born 1846],
    census of 1881 has them at Carnation Cottage, Dyce, Aberdeen, her age 35, him listed as "carpenter",
    had issue:

    1. Hellen Jane Murray, born 21 Sept 1869, Huntly,
      alive in 1881 census.

    2. Agnes Murray, born 1875, Dyce, Aberdeen,
      alive in 1881 census.

    3. Eliza M. Murray, born Aug 1880, Dyce, Aberdeen,
      listed as age 8 months in Apr 1881 census.

Grave of Peter Murray (bapt 1798), Alford.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See other shot.

Grave of Peter Murray (bapt 1798) (background),
and grave of his grandson Charles Murray the poet (foreground).
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.

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