bapt 30 June 1834, Alford,
census of 1841
has him at family home, Mid Mill, W of Alford,
census of 1851
has him at Mid Mill,
mar 30 May 1861, Alford, to Margaret Robbie
she died 21 Jan 1868, Alford, age 30 yrs,
she is bur Alford,
near his father's grave
after her death her sister Mary Robbie (born 1840)
helped him run the house and raise the children,
she stayed with him as housekeeper
for 47 years (1868-1915),
census of 1881
has him at Upperhaugh (Upper Haugh, N side of Alford,
grave says he is "carpenter, Alford village",
census lists him as "carpenter",
he made an oak carved jewel box
the side view
has date 1881,
says it won a prize "at the Glasgow Exhibition in 1881",
this must be an error for the great
in Glasgow in 1888,
later became a land-steward,
, Montgarrie Road, Alford
his "faithful friend and housekeeper"
Mary Robbie died "Murrayfield", Alford, 21 Apr 1915, age 75 yrs,
and he erected her gravestone at Alford, next to his wife,
his son Charles returned home to Scotland 1924,
he died 11 Nov 1926, Alford, age 92 yrs,
- Sarah Murray, born 30 Oct 1862, Alford,
lists her as "art student",
living "25 Broomhill,
Aberdeenshire" (unidentified, a number of possibilities),
painted portrait of her brother Charles in 1887.
the Scottish poet,
born Alford, 28th Sept 1864 (or 29th or 27th).
- Peter Murray, born 5 May 1866, Alford,
died 18 Mar 1867, Alford, age 10 months,
Think this is "Murrayfield", Montgarrie Road, Alford, today.
From street view
Oak carved jewel box,
made by Peter Murray in 1881.
For sale on eBay
as at 2009.
See side view