William Murray of Inverichnie


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William Murray of Inverichnie b.1682 at Inverichnie, Alvah, Aberdeenshire d.7 March 1753 at Inverichnie buried at Old King Edward cemetery, Aberdeenshire. More information

Son (iv) of John Murray of Inverichnie.

Married 1701 Elspet Davidson b.1685 d.20 March 1767.

They had the following children:

? i Unknown: William's Will mentions he had 8 children "Alexander, Peter, James, William, John, Janet and Katherine". Who has been left out?.
? ii Unknown
M iii Alexander (2) of Slaps b.1706 at Alvah, Banffshire d.18 December 1792 at Slap, Aberdeenshire (buried at King Edward, Aberdeenshire)
? iv Unknown
M v Unknown
M vi Unknown
M vii Unknown
M viii Unknown

29 January, 2010

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William Murray was a farmer at Inverichnie.

His Will, made on 5 March 1752 when he was "diseased of body" almost exactly a year before he died, tells us he had 8 children, most of whom were born at Alvah, though the records there only run from 1718. He left 1,000 (Scots) marks to his wife Elspet and Scots £300 were divided between her children. He describes his sons John and William as "foris familiate" ('foris' in Latin means in this case 'outside') and "got their shares of what effects I had and all they could demand except my goodwill" and he left them 1,000 merks each. 100 merks each were left to his daughters Janet and Katherine Murray, with 50 merks each for William Thomas and Elspet Lorimer, children of the deceased William Lorimer in Barnhills. He appointed his executor to "divide the farm equally among my children Alexander, Peter, James, William, John and Katherine".

William Murray's death is recorded 18 July 1753 in the Scottish Record Office.

The above background information, as well as William Murray's life dates, courtesy of Carole Hope, via Iain Forrest, with thanks.

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson.

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

11 April, 2013