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My wife's ancestors - Murray - Contents

Murray of Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Baptism of William Murray, 2 May 1774, Tough, Aberdeenshire.
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Alexander Murray,
born 1735.
He mar pre-1766 to Margaret Farquharson [bapt 19 Apr 1737].
Children bapt 1766-1774 at Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
Listed at son's bapt 1774 as living at Torries, Tough par (N side of Tough, see old map).
Grave says he lived Mains of Tonley, NW of Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire (see map).
Margaret died 13 Dec 1794, age 57 yrs.
She was bur with her parents at Tough.
Alexander died 10 Aug 1804, age 69 yrs.
He was bur with his wife and her parents at Tough.
Alexander and Margaret had issue:

  1. Alexander Murray,
    bapt 5 June 1766, Tough,
    mar 12 June 1790, Tough, to Lilias Glenny.
    "Alexander Murray" of Tonley, Tough, witnessed the bapt of his nephew Peter Murray 1798.

  2. Helen Murray,
    bapt 29 Oct 1770,
    mar 7 Mar 1797, Alford, to Alex Taylor.

  3. William Murray,
    bapt 2 May 1774, Tough, see bapt entry.


Mains of Tonley and Tough, SE of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
Alford to NW corner.
Tough to SE corner. "+" is church and graveyard of Tough.


Grave of Alexander Murray, Tough

The Farquharson / Murray grave.
The grave of Alexander Murray and his wife and her Farquharson parents, Tough, Aberdeenshire.

Grave of Alexander Murray, Tough.
Photo 2014. See full size. Courtesy of Irene Mackay.

Reading of the above grave.
From p.35 of Aberdeenshire epitaphs and inscriptions.

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