Gertrude Murray

     Gertrude Murray was the daughter of George Freeman Murray and Kitty Wallace.

Gertrude Annie Murray

(circa 1868 - 31 August 1946)
     Gertrude Annie Murray was born circa 1868 in Madhapore, Calcutta, India. In 1891 she claimed birth in Calcutta but in 1901 she claimed the Punjab, in 1911 it was Madhapore, India. She was the daughter of John Arthur Murray and Mary Ann Margaret Denty.
     Gertrude Annie Murray appeared on the 1891 census in 43 Springfield Place, Leeds, Yorkshire. Gertrude A Murray, 23, born Calcutta (British subject) companion to Jane Blundell.
     Gertrude Annie Murray and Mary Ann Margaret Denty appeared on the 1901 census in 18 Bishops Park Mansions, Fulham, London, England. Annie Murray, 69, widow, born Exeter, Devon and her daughter Gertrude A Murray, 32, born Punjab, no occupations. Gertrude Annie Murray was an executor of Rev Henry Murray's estate on 19 December 1904 in the Principal Probate Registry.
     Gertrude Annie Murray and Kate Florence Murray appeared on the 1911 census in 69 Egerton Road Bexhill, Bexhill, Surrey. MURRAY, Kate Florence, Head, Single, 46. Private Means, born Dalhouse India; WHITTREAD, Adelaide Thornton Aunt. Widow, 72, Private Means, born Tobago W Indies; MURRAY, Gertrude Annie. Sister, Single, 43, Private Means, born Madhapore India. YORK, Charlotte Ann Servant Single, 28, General Servant Domestic, born Burgess Hill Sussex.
     Gertrude Annie Murray and Henry St George Murray MacRae, Kate Ella Hooper, Arthur Frederick Hooper, Sydney Benjamin Hooper, Kate Florence Murray, Charles Henry Hooper and Frederick Hooper were beneficiaries in Mary Ann Gillham's will dated 30 April 1919 in Maida Vale, Middlesex.
     Gertrude Annie Murray made a will dated 5 October 1932 in 44a Devonshire Rd, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex. Her will appoints her sister Kate Florence Murray and Octavius Henry Heyhoe of Ouida, Bury St Edmunds to be executors. She leaves her estate to her sister Kate Florence and legacies to her sister in law Isabel Maria Murray of 64 Brook St London £250 and to Mr Edwin Robert Riley of the Western Telegraph Company, Electra House, London £100. To the Royal UK Beneficient Society £250, to the church army £100, to the Society for Promoting the Gospel £100
I give £500 to the children of my nephew George Freeman Murray of no. 40 Bengenline Avenue Gothenburgh New Jersey in the USA
I give £500 to the children of my niece Mrs Marion Phyllis Riley care of the Western Telegraph Company, Electra House, London
I give £500 to the children of my niece Alice Elizabeth Douthar of Washington USA
I give the rest of my estate to my nephew George Freeman Murray my niece Mrs Alice Elizabeth Douthar and my niece Mrs Marion Phyllis Riley equally. She added a codicil to her will on 13 July 1936 in 39 Cantelupe Rd, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex. She added that should her sister predecease her, all her silver furniture and personal chattels go to her niece Marion Phyllis Riley, wife of Edwin Robert Riley. She added a codicil to her will on 5 August 1940 in Bexhill on Sea, Sussex. Her second codicil revoked her bequest to her sister in law Isabel Maria Murray.
     Gertrude died on 31 August 1946 in the Hospital, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.
     Her will was proved on 2 December 1946. Her effects were valued at £15495.6.7.

Harriett Murray

(circa 1823 - 16 February 1862)
     Harriett Murray was born circa 1823 in Demerara, British Guiana. She was the daughter of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor.
     Harriett Murray and George Freeman Murray, Ellen Butler O'Connor, Sydney Murray, Jemima or Janina? Murray, Emily Murray, Mary Maria Murray, Jane Euphemia Murray, Augustus William Murray, Rev Henry Murray, James Horatio Murray and Arthur Murray were beneficiaries in Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor's will dated 2 May 1841.
     Harriett Murray married Charles Thomas Simpson Kevern on 26 August 1852 in Friern Barnet, Middlesex, England. He was a surgeon in teh Royal Navy, they both resided at Colney Hatch.
     Harriett Murray and Charles Thomas Simpson Kevern appeared on the 1861 census in Leonard St, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England. Chas Thos Simpson Kevern, 46, staff surgeon RD, born Stoke Damerel, Devon, wife Harriet Kevern, 37, born Demerara, British Guiana; children Harry Chas Standert Kevern, 7, Emily Charlotte Kevern, 6, Murray Cowell Kevern, 2, Harriet Mary Kevern, 5 Months, Betsey Kevern, 86, mother, and 4 servants.
     Harriett died on 16 February 1862 in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England. On the 16th inst, at Hull, aged 39, Harriet, the wife of Charles T S Kevern, Esq., Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy, late HMS Cornwallis, and daughter of the late Lt General John Murray, formerly Lt Governor of Demerara and its dependencies.

Henrietta Murray

     Henrietta Murray was the daughter of George Freeman Murray and Kitty Wallace.

Rev Henry Murray

(circa 1817 - 13 November 1904)
     Rev Henry Murray was born circa 1817 in Demerara, Guyana. He was one of 22 children. He was the son of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor.      
Rev Henry Murray moved to England in 1837. From Canada.
     Henry was educated at Oundle, Northamptonshire, England.
     Rev Henry Murray and George Freeman Murray, Ellen Butler O'Connor, Sydney Murray, Jemima or Janina? Murray, Harriett Murray, Emily Murray, Mary Maria Murray, Jane Euphemia Murray, Augustus William Murray, James Horatio Murray and Arthur Murray were beneficiaries in Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor's will dated 2 May 1841.
     Henry matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge University, on 25 June 1841. He was admitted pensioner at St John's Cambridge 25 June 1841. Son of Lt Genral John Murray of Clifton. School Oundle (Mr D Pooley). Matric. Michaelmas 1841, BA 1845, MA 1851. Ordained deacon (Worcester) 1845, priest 1846. Henry was ordained deacon (Worcester) 1845, priest 1846, curate of Brdeon, Worcs 1845-47, curate of Shadwell, London 1847-1849 in 1845.
     Rev Henry Murray married Louisa Frances Denty, daughter of Col Henry Francis Denty and Louisa Copperwheat, on 9 February 1848 in Tamerton Foliot, Plympton St Mary RD, Devon. He was a clerk and his usual residence was St John's, Chelsea, son of John Murray, Lt General; she was of Tamerton Folliot and daughter Henry Francis Denty, Lieut. Colonel. It was witnessed by J F Murray, Capt 73 Regt, Ellen Murray...McKillop, Mary Ann Denty, Jemima Murray and Sydney Murray..
     Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty lived at St Luke, Chelsea, London, from 1849 to 1851. He was curate of St Luke's Chelsea 1849-51.
     Rev Henry Murray lived at Colney Hatch, London, between 1851 and 1855. He was the Chaplain Colney Hatch Asylum.
     Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty were recorded on the 1851 census in 3? South Parade, Chelsea, London, Middlesex. Henry Murray, 33, head, curate of St Luke's Chelsea, born in the West Indies, Louisa Frances Murray, wife, 28, born India, John Murray, brother 13?, scholar, born France, Louisa Denty, mother in law, 51, widow of Lt Colonel, born Islington, Mdx; Mary Ann Denty, 18, sister in law, born Exeter, Devon; Mary Ann Margaret Denty [sic], daughter, 4 months, born Chelsea.
     Rev Henry Murray lived at Bengal, India, from 1855 to 1881. Chaplain (Bengal Ecclesiastical Establishment) 1855-81 - at Agra 1855-58, at Meean Meer 1858-65, 1868-70 & 1877-81, at Lucknow 1867-8, at Subathee 1870-3, at Nowshera 1873-4, at Moradabad 1874-7, at the Gullies 1877-81. He was widowed on 22 May 1895 on the death of his wife Louisa Frances Denty.
     Rev Henry Murray appeared on the 1901 census in 2 Creswell Park, Charlton, Kent. He was aged 84, a widower, retired chaplain Bengal Ecclesiastical Estabishment, born Demerara, British Guiana; living with a niece Frederica M Brodie aged 50, born Plymouth in 4 rooms.
     Henry died on 13 November 1904 in Blackheath, Kent, England. The Times reported that he was the last surviving son of the late Gen John Murray and in his 88th year.
     His will was proved on 19 December 1904 at the Principal Probate Registry. Murray, the Reverend Henry of 19 The Avenue, Blackheath, Kent, clerk, died 13 Nov 1894. Probate London ... to Frederica Maria Murray Brodie and Gertrude Murray spinsters and Henry Samuel Trigge, solicitor. Effects £802/19/3.

Child of Rev Henry Murray and Maria Bishop or Brewer or Brodie

Children of Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty

Henry Denty Murray

(September 1873 - )
     Henry Denty Murray's birth was registered in the quarter ending in September 1873 in Medway RD, Kent. He was the son of Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty.
     Henry Denty Murray married Marion James.

Child of Henry Denty Murray and Marion James

Henry Goddard Murray

(20 November 1866 - )
     Henry Goddard Murray was also known as Harry in records. He was born on 20 November 1866 He was christened 18 Jan 1867 in Bombay, India. He was the son of James Florence Murray and Marianne Ryder.

Isabella Murray

(13 April 1820 - )
     Isabella Murray was born on 13 April 1820 in Paris, France. On the 13th April at Paris, the lady of Major General John Murray, of a daughter. She was the daughter of Maj General John Murray and Isabella Unknown. Isabella Murray was christened on 3 June 1820 in Paris.
     Isabella Murray married John Minet Fector on 15 May 1841 in River, Kent, England. On Saturday, the 15th inst, at River, near Dover, John Minet Fector, Esq., MP for Maidstone, to Isabella, only child of the late Major General John Murray .

James Florence Murray

(circa 1821 - 16 October 1893)
     James Florence Murray was born circa 1821 in British Guiana. He was the son of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Ellen Butler O'Connor.
     James Florence Murray married Eliza Sisson before 1844. Memorial at Kilkenny: Sacred to the memory of Francis Chudleigh only child of James Florence Murray, Esq. 73rd Regt. Born 13th June 1844. Another child was Ellen Eliza Florence
of St Heliers who married in 1867 John Henry Harries.
     James Florence Murray served in the military as Captain in the 73rd Regiment in February 1848. He and Ellen Murray, Mary Ann Margaret Denty, Jemima or Janina? Murray and Sydney Murray witnessed Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty's wedding on 9 February 1848 in Tamerton Foliot, Plympton St Mary RD, Devon.
     Marianne Ryder married secondly James Florence Murray on 15 August 1850 in Fermoy, Cork, Ireland. She was the widow of John Lesley Hendley or Hindley of the Bombay Army (one son John leslie Henry Headley of NZ). They had 6 surviving children.
     James Florence Murray and Marianne Ryder appeared on the 1871 census in Trinity Rd, Brooklands, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. James F Murray, Head, m, 51 retired Lt Col of Infantry & Government Secretary Jersey, born British Guiana; his wife Marianne, F, 48, born Ireland; children William A F, 15, born Ireland, James T, 14, born East Indies, Francis S, 12, born East Indies, Charles F, 10, born East Indies, Marianne 8, born Ireland, Henry G, 4, born East Indies, with 3 servants
.
     Records of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey A/C2/27/14: Letter from Greffier W B Godfray to Colonel J F Murray Government Secretary, Norcott House re. the annual sum paid to the Greffier 09/11/1888 - 09/11/1888.
     James Florence Murray made a will dated 31 August 1888 in 'Norcott House', St Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands.
     James died on 16 October 1893 in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. 16 Oct 1893: Government House - His Excellency the Lieut. Governor desires publicly to express his deep regret at the death of Lt Col J F Murray, the late Government Secretary, and to record his high appreciation of his long and meritorious services in the Island, while holding this appointment for a period over 25 years. He feels sure that all will join him in sympathizing with the family in their severe bereavement.
     His will was proved on 26 October 1893. Will and Testament of James Florence Murray of Norcott House, St Saviour, retired Lt Colonel. Dated 31/8/1888. 26/10/1893 & 9 Dec in London to Marianne Murray, widow & Marianne Murray, spinster. Effects £932/12/-.

Child of James Florence Murray and Eliza Sisson

Children of James Florence Murray and Marianne Ryder

James Horatio Murray

(after 1817 - )
     James Horatio Murray was born after 1817 in Demerara, Guyana. He was the son of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor.
     James Horatio Murray and George Freeman Murray, Ellen Butler O'Connor, Sydney Murray, Jemima or Janina? Murray, Harriett Murray, Emily Murray, Mary Maria Murray, Jane Euphemia Murray, Augustus William Murray, Rev Henry Murray and Arthur Murray were beneficiaries in Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor's will dated 2 May 1841.

James Tarner Murray

(22 January 1857 - )
     James Tarner Murray was born on 22 January 1857 He was christened 16 Feb 1857 in Mt Aboo/Abu, Rajasthan, India. He was the son of James Florence Murray and Marianne Ryder.

Jane Murray

(circa 1830 - )
     Jane Murray was born circa 1830. She was the daughter of Rev Charles Hume? Murray and Frederica Jane Groves.
     Jane Murray appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Rev Charles Hume? Murray and Frederica Jane Groves in Ashe, Hampshire.

Jane Euphemia Murray

(before 1834 - 1869)
     Jane Euphemia Murray was born before 1834. She was described as youngest daughter at her marriage. Born in Michigan according to Silliker tree via Ancestry.com. She was the daughter of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Ellen Butler O'Connor.
     Jane Euphemia Murray and George Freeman Murray, Ellen Butler O'Connor, Sydney Murray, Jemima or Janina? Murray, Harriett Murray, Emily Murray, Mary Maria Murray, Augustus William Murray, Rev Henry Murray, James Horatio Murray and Arthur Murray were beneficiaries in Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor's will dated 2 May 1841.
     Jane Euphemia Murray married George Deare on 27 October 1850 in Drummondville, Ontario, Canada. On the 27th ult at Drummondville, near the Falls of Niagara, Canada West, George Deare, Esq, Captain Royal Canadian Rifles, to Jane Euphemia, youngest daughter of the late Lieutenant General John Murray, for many years Governor of Demerara.
     Jane died in 1869 in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She married John Bowan Allen and resided at Nolton in 1861 with their 3 children.

Jemima or Janina? Murray

(before 1825 - )
     Jemima or Janina? Murray was born before 1825. She was the daughter of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor.
     Jemima or Janina? Murray and George Freeman Murray, Ellen Butler O'Connor, Sydney Murray, Harriett Murray, Emily Murray, Mary Maria Murray, Jane Euphemia Murray, Augustus William Murray, Rev Henry Murray, James Horatio Murray and Arthur Murray were beneficiaries in Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor's will dated 2 May 1841. Jemima or Janina? Murray and James Florence Murray, Ellen Murray, Mary Ann Margaret Denty and Sydney Murray witnessed Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty's wedding on 9 February 1848 in Tamerton Foliot, Plympton St Mary RD, Devon.

John Murray

(18 September 1837 - )
     John Murray was born on 18 September 1837 in Paris, France. He was the son of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Ellen Butler O'Connor. John Murray was christened on 14 April 1838 in Paris. He was listed as the brother of Rev Henry Murray in the 1851 census in 3? South Parade, Chelsea, London, Middlesex.
     John Murray appeared on the census of 1870 in New Jersey, USA. John Murray? aged 32, born France.

General John Murray

(1739 - 4 May 1824)
     General John Murray was born in 1739 He was the son of Capt James Murray of Killybegs, Co. Donegal. in Ireland.
     General John Murray served in the military from 6 March 1760, becoming a Brigadier General in 1796. From 1798 he served under Prince Edward Augustus (Duke of Kent), commander of the forces in the Maritime Provinces and in early 1799 was appointed to adminster Cape Breton. It was claimed that he was a prisoner in Napoleon's Fance for 12 years. He was promoted to Major General on 25 Sep 1803, Lt Gen 25 Oct 1809 and General on 12 August 1819 between 1760 and 1824.
     General John Murray married Mary Remnant on 5 May 1768 in St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent. John Murray, Esquire, she was a minor, both of this parish. Wintesses were 5 Remnants & Mary Jonson..
     General John Murray lived at Nova Scotia, 1798. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography at http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3044.
     He was the Administrator of Cape Breton in 1799, and a hostage of Napoleon when he came to power in France. His colourful career is outlined iinthe Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online v. 6 1821-1835.
     See Dictionary of Canadian Biography at http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=3044.
     General John Murray married secondly Maria Pascoe on 6 September 1801 in Cape Breton or Montreal?, Nova Scotia or Quebec, Canada. Lately, Brigadier General John Murray, to Miss Maria Pasco, niece to Wm Baker, Esq. Comptroller of Customs at Montreal.
     John died on 4 May 1824 in Paris, France. At Paris, aged 85, General John Murray. The Annual register 1824 reported: General John Murray, of Demerara, father of Major-General MURRAY, the late Governor of Demerara, died 30 Jun at Paris, age 85. .

Child of General John Murray and Mary Remnant

Children of General John Murray and Maria Pascoe

Maj General John Murray

( - 1832)
     Maj General John Murray married Isabella Unknown before 1820.
     Maj General John Murray made a will dated February 1829?. His will mentions his brother William, his child Isabella who was less than 21 and unmarried.
     John died in 1832.
     His will was proved on 7 March 1832 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Child of Maj General John Murray and Isabella Unknown

John Arthur Murray

(circa June 1830 - 27 September 1873)
     John Arthur Murray was born circa June 1830. He was the son of George Freeman Murray and Kitty Wallace.
     John Arthur Murray married Mary Ann Margaret Denty, daughter of Col Henry Francis Denty and Louisa Copperwheat, on 20 March 1862 in Meean Meer (Mian Mir), Lahore, Punjab (Bengal Presidency), India (now Pakistan). John Arthur Murray, bachelor aged 31, of Pongee Timber Agency, Meean Meer, son of Lt Col. George Freeman Murray, to Mary Ann Margaret Denty aged 29, daughter of Lt Col Henry Francis Denty, by licence, married by Henry Murray..
     John died on 27 September 1873 in Dalhousie, Punjab (Bengal Presidency), India (now Pakistan).
     His will was proved on 20 January 1880 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. The will of John Arthur Murray, late Deputy Conservater of Forests in the Punjab in the East Indies who died 27 Sep 1873 near Dalhousie in the Punjab was proved by Mary Ann Margaret Murray, of 12 Kerner Strasse, Stuttgart in Germany, widow, the relict, one of the executors.

Children of John Arthur Murray and Mary Ann Margaret Denty

John Arthur Murray

(26 February 1870 - )
     John Arthur Murray was born on 26 February 1870 in West Bengal, India. He was the son of John Arthur Murray and Mary Ann Margaret Denty. John Arthur Murray was christened on 15 May 1870 in Jhelum, Punjab, Bengal Presidency, India (now Pakistan). Her father, John Arthur, was the Deputy Conservator of Forests in the Punjab at the time..

Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor

(circa 1780 - 16 September 1841)
     Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor was born circa 1780 in Ireland. He was the son of General John Murray and Mary Remnant.
     Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor served in the military in the Army between 1799 and 1820. Major General John Murray: This officer was appointed Lieutenant in the 20th Foot, the 22 Oct 1799; Captain in the 20th Foot, the 31st october 1806; Major in the 96th Foot, the 22nd of September 1808; Colonel in the army, the 25th July 1810; and Major General, the 4th of June 1813. This officer served on the staff in the West Indies as Adjutant-General for some years prior to the termination of the war, and has continued in the West Indies on the Staff to the present time. He is now stationed at Demerary.
     Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor married Maria Unknown before 1803. It may have been a de facto marriage, possible name Searle. He married Ellen Butler O'Connell as a bachelor. Some sources state Elizabeth Hume.
     He may be the one mentioned in the will of Sir James Pulteney of Bath House, county Middlesex, His Majestys Secretary at War. 31 May 1809: Bequests to sister Madelin Murray; sisters Jane Muir Mackensie (wife of Sir Alexander Muir Mackensie and Susan Murray (wife of Patrick Murray esquire); William and Madelin younger children of deceased cousin William Hepburn, Lieutenant Colonel 31st Foot; Anne Christie, Crame Hepburn spinsters and Dame Susan Murray (widow of Sir Robert Murray) sisters of William Hepburn; Colonel rear St Leonards Hill, county Berks; teacher at school Clerver near St Leonards Hill, county Berks; brother Major General John Murray. Codicils 14 Feb and 9 Mar 1811, Anna Rose, spinster and Madame Frondeville. John was Lieutenant Governor of Demerara. Gen John Murray of Clifton, was Lt Governor of British Guiana from 1812-1824. The Army Lists show that he was promoted Major General 4 June 1813 and Lt General 27 May 1825. He had previously been in the 96th Foot. In 1842 he is listed under deaths as Lt Gen, and therefore died before the promotion of 23 Nov 1841 when the rest of the Lt Gen of 27 May 1825 were made full Generals.
The London Missionary Society began its activities in Guyana shortly after the end of the slave trade. This was in response to a request from Hermanus Post, the owner of Plantation Le Ressouvenir who believed that if slaves were influenced by religious teachings, they would be more docile and obedient. A chapel was erected on the plantation and in 1808 the Society sent John Wray to run the mission there until 1813 when he was transferred to the Society's Mission in Hanover, Berbice. Four years later, Rev. John Smith was sent to fill the vacancy at Le Ressouvenir in Demerara. The Missionary Society faced stiff opposition from the governing authorities, and Governor Murray told Smith that if he ever taught any slave to read he would be deported from the colony. Murray insisted that the Society's task was to educate slaves but only to make them contented. This was also the view of most plantation owners. They also argued that slaves should not be taught religion on the grounds that Christianity and slavery were not compatible. As early as 1808, the Royal Gazette, a publication which carried the views of the colonial administration in Guyana, had written: "It is dangerous to make slaves Christians, without giving them their liberty."
Murray Street (in the City of the Falls, Niagara) ran from Drummond Road to the Niagara River. It was named after Lieutenant General John Murray of the British Army was the Governor of Demerara, British Guiana. He had a business in a West Indian sugar plantation in the early days when slavery was still tolerated.
In 1833, when slavery was abolished within the British Empire, for compensation for the loss of his enslaved workforce Murray received 100,000 pounds sterling from the government
between 23 May 1813 and 26 April 1824.
     The Lancaster gazette reported on 8 Jan 1814: Major General John Muurray has quitted the command of Demerara to assume the Government of Berbice.
     Demerara. Lt-Governor John Murray to R Wilmot MP. Vacant office of second fiscal for the colony. Views on Mr Wray's friend, wishing to hold another office as well.
     Report of His Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, in the case of William Rough, Sergeant at Law, late President of the Court of Criminal and Civil Justice, Demerara, complainant, against John Murray, Esquire, a lieutenant-general in His Majesty's forces, late lieutenant-governor of that colony, respondent.
     Upon his retirement, John Murray lived for a short time in Monroe, Michigan. He then settled in Drummondville where he lived on Main Street facing Robinson Street. He became one of the promoters of the City of the Falls project where Murray held 19 large building lots. He also became a part owner of the Pavilion Hotel, the first hotel in the area.
In 1837, Lieutenant General Murray left Canada and moved to Europe in order to educate his children. He never returned to Niagara
.
     Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor served in the military being promoted to Lieut General on 27 May 1825.
     Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor married Ellen Butler O'Connor on 3 August 1827 in St George, Hanover Square, London, England. John Murray esquire, bachelor of this parish & Ellen Butler O'Connor, spinster of the parish of Ealing, Mdx, were married by licence, 3 August 1827. Both signed in the presence of G F Murray and Eliza Gumersall..
     Murray Street in the City of the Falls or Falls View, Niagara, ran from Drummond Road to the Niagara River. It was named after Lieutenant General John Murray of the British Army was the Governor of Demerara, British Guiana. He had a business in a West Indian sugar plantation in the early days when slavery was still tolerated.
In 1833, when slavery was abolished within the British Empire, for compensation for the loss of his enslaved workforce Murray received 100,000 pounds sterling from the government.
Upon his retirement, John Murray lived for a short time in Monroe, Michigan. He then settled in Drummondville where he lived on Main Street facing Robinson Street. He became one of the promoters of the City of the Falls project where Murray held 19 large building lots. He also became a part owner of the Pavilion Hotel, the first hotel in the area.
In 1837, Lieutenant General Murray left Canada and moved to Europe in order to educate his children. He never returned to Niagara. Murray died in Paris, France on September 16th 1841.
Following Murray’s death, his wife Ellen and his children returned to Drummondville
. Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor was a slave owner between 1835 and 1836 in British Guiana. On 23 Nov 1835 Lt General John Murray received compansation of £6840/10/8 or 133 slaves; £8185/16/5 for 152 slaves, and on 28 Jan 1836 £13,823/6/5 for 261 slaves. He was a slave owner on 14 December 1835 in British Guiana. He had 3 slaves and was granted £164/11/11 compensation.
     Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor made a will dated 2 May 1841. This is the last will & testment of me John Murray, a Lieut General in Her Majesty's army ... He mentions his wife Ellen Butler, children Rev Charles of Taunton, Somerset; George Freeman, Captain in the 65th Regiment, Augustus William (Lt 73rd Regt), James..., my thirteen children - daughters Euphemia (Standert). Augusta Hume? (wife of John Radcliffe, esq), Sydney, Janina/Jemima, Harriet?, Emily, Frederica, Ellen, Mary Maria, Jane Euphemia; sons Augustus William (now Lt HM 73rd Reg of Foot, to ..a Captain), Henry, James Horace/Horatio, (Ensign in 73 rd Regt), Arthur, John?.
Governor of Demerara 1813-April 1824, and a plantation owner in Berbice:
Will of John Murray Lieutenant-General in Her Majesty's Army of Clifton proved 17/11/1841. The will declares that he had already made provision for his son the Rev. Charles Murrray and for his daughters Euphemia, the wife of Hugh Chudleigh Standert of Taunton and Augusta Hume [?] wife of John Radcliffe Esq. The will dedicates its first section to the management of his estates in British Guiana, De Resolutie ('with Middelburgs Welvaren annexed') and Buses Lust, both in Berbice and described as coffee plantations, and Huis T'Dieren ('and Middlesex annexed', of which he owned a moiety) in Essequibo, described as a sugar estate, including a proviso permitting the purchase by his trustees of a parcel of land adjacent to Buses Lust belonging to Plantation Highbury. He then directed the sale of all his real estate in Upper Canada, England and British Guiana. He left an annuity of £2000 p.a. to his wife, £700 for her own use and £1300 (£100 each p.a.) to support their minor children: daughters Sydney; Jemima; Harriet; Emily; Frederica; Ellen; Mary Maria and Jane Euphemia; and sons Augustus William, Henry; James Florence; Arthur and John. He left an annuity of £50 p.a. to Lydia Kendall of Kensington spinster (who was not further described). For his sons Augustus William and James Florence he provided for the purchase of commissions in the Army; for Arthur, either a commission or £2000 at age 25; for Henry £2000 'which I design to be for his advancement in the church.' He also at this stage refers to the purchase of a commission as Major for his son George Freeman Murray at the special request of his daughters, to whom he left £3000 each. His executors and trustees included his wife Ellen Butler [?] and Alexander Denoon of Adams Court in the City of London, his consignee.
Not all the children in the will appear to have been the children of John Murray and Ellen Butler Murray. The marriage certificate for Hugh Chudleigh Standert 09/09/1824 at St George Hanover Square shows his wife as Euphemia Murray Searle and Lt-Gen John Murray as guardian appointed by the Court of Chancery. The marriage by licence of John Murray Esq. bachelor and Ellen Butler O'Connor was recorded at St George Hanover Square 03/08/1827.

     John died on 16 September 1841 in Paris, France. He was buried on 18 September 1841 in Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris.
     His will was proved on 17 November 1841 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, England. John Murray, Lieutenant General in Her Majesty's Army of Clifton, Somerset; and again on 30 June 1842.

Children of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Maria Unknown

Children of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Elilzabeth Hume

Children of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor

Children of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Ellen Butler O'Connor

John Oldham Denty Murray

(25 May 1854 - 4 February 1924)
John Oldham Denty Murray
     John Oldham Denty Murray was commonly known as Jack. He was christened on 25 May 1854 in Friern Barnet, Middlesex. He was baptised by his father of Colney Hatch, who was chaplain of the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum. He was the son of Rev Henry Murray and Louisa Frances Denty.
     John Oldham Denty Murray married Mary Ann Sally Bird on 10 November 1885 in Dehra, Bengal Presidency, India.
     John died on 4 February 1924 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, aged 69.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 18 June 1925 at the Principal Probate Registry. John Oldham Denty Murray, of 13 Goldington Ave, Bedford, died 4 Feb 1924. Admon (with will) granted 18 June 1925 to Mary Ann Murray, widow. Effects £704/10/7. He is also listed in the British India Office inventories and accounts of deceased estates. 1926, Bombay Presidencey Ref: L-AG-34-27-421. filed 11 Oct 1926.

Children of John Oldham Denty Murray and Mary Ann Sally Bird

Kate Florence Murray

(12 September 1864 - 25 February 1951)
     Kate Florence Murray was born on 12 September 1864 in Dalhousie, Bengal Presidency, India. She was the daughter of John Arthur Murray and Mary Ann Margaret Denty. Kate Florence Murray was christened on 11 December 1864 in Sealkote, Punjab, Bengal Presidency, India (now Pakistan).
     Kate Florence Murray and Mary Ann Margaret Denty appeared on the 1891 census in 19 Dundas Gardens, Willesden, Middlesex. Mary Ann Murray, head, widow, 59, living on own means, born Exeter, Devon; Kate Murray, daughter 26, born East Indies (British subject).. Kate Florence Murray witnessed the second marriage of Alfred Morgan Gillham and Mary Ann Hooper on 18 July 1891 in St Mary, Islington, London.
     Kate Florence Murray and Gertrude Annie Murray appeared on the 1911 census in 69 Egerton Road Bexhill, Bexhill, Surrey. MURRAY, Kate Florence, Head, Single, 46. Private Means, born Dalhouse India; WHITTREAD, Adelaide Thornton Aunt. Widow, 72, Private Means, born Tobago W Indies; MURRAY, Gertrude Annie. Sister, Single, 43, Private Means, born Madhapore India. YORK, Charlotte Ann Servant Single, 28, General Servant Domestic, born Burgess Hill Sussex.
     Kate Florence Murray and Henry St George Murray MacRae, Kate Ella Hooper, Arthur Frederick Hooper, Sydney Benjamin Hooper, Gertrude Annie Murray, Charles Henry Hooper and Frederick Hooper were beneficiaries in Mary Ann Gillham's will dated 30 April 1919 in Maida Vale, Middlesex. Kate Florence Murray was an executor of Gertrude Annie Murray's estate on 2 December 1946.
     Kate Florence Murray made a will dated 23 September 1949 in 27 Wilton Rd, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex. Her will mentioned her former addresses of 39a Cantelupe Rd and 69 Egerton Rd. She appointed her friends Octavius Harry Heyhe of Hockwell Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds & Lewis Colin Turpin of Westminster Bank Chambers, 49 St Leonards Rd, Bexhill on Sea executors and trustees.
She beqeathed all her jewellery and articles of personal use to Heyhoe to dispose according to any memorandum signed by her and left among her papers
She bequeathed the following legacies to her niece Alice Elizabeth Van Horn £350, Mrs Emma Elizabeth King of 27 Wilton Rd, Bexhill on Sea £200 for the kindness and attention she has given
£500 to the children of my nephew George Freeman Murray of no. 6900 Bengenline Ave, Guttenburg, New Jersey
£500 to the children of my niece Marion Phyllis Riley care of Western Telegraph, London
All my real and personal estate to my trustees to divide the sames as to 2/3 thereof for niece Alice Elizabeth Van Horn and 1/3 for my niece Mary Phyllis Riley.
Provided that if Alice Elizabeth Van Horn predeceased me I give her share of the residue to Robert Freeman Murray and Alice Freeman Murray (children of my late nephew George Freeman Murray) equally and if Marion Phyllis Riley predecease me leaving issue then to her issue equally.
     Kate died on 25 February 1951 in Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, aged 86.
     Her will was proved on 11 May 1951. Her effects were valued at £22132/1/5.

Lady Louisa Nina Murray

     Lady Louisa Nina Murray was born in England.
     Lady Louisa Nina Murray married George Edwin Lascelles, son of Henry Lascelles 3rd Earl of Harewood and Louisa Thynne, in 1851. They had issue.

Margaret Ethel Murray

(8 October 1891 - )
     Margaret Ethel Murray was born on 8 October 1891 in West Bengal, India. She was the daughter of John Oldham Denty Murray and Mary Ann Sally Bird. Margaret Ethel Murray was christened on 28 December 1891 in Sitapur, India.

Maria Jane Murray

(3 March 1805 - )
     Maria Jane Murray was born on 3 March 1805. She was the daughter of Lt Gen John Murray Lt Governor and Maria Unknown. Maria Jane Murray was christened on 3 June 1814 in St Mary le Strand, Westminster, Middlesex. Maria Jane, daughter of John & Maria Murray, of Somerset Place, Lt Genral late 96th Regt, born Mar 5th 1805.

Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens)

(5 March 1805 - 7 February 1890)
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) was born on 5 March 1805 in Valenciennes, France. She was the daughter of General John Murray and Maria Pascoe. Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) was christened on 3 June 1814 in St Mary le Strand, Westminster.
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) married Sir Arthur Wellesley Torrens KCB on 31 August 1832 in St Marylebone, Westminster. Both single of this parish, by banns, witnessed by Freeman Murray & Maria Murray.
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) and Sir Arthur Wellesley Torrens KCB appeared on the 1841 census in John St, Westminster. He as aged 30 living iwth Lady Torrens aged 60, and Maria Jane Torrens aged 30.
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) and Sir Arthur Wellesley Torrens KCB were recorded on the 1851 census in the Citadel, Plymouth, Devon. Lt Colonel Arthur W Torrens, 41, Comm Officer, born Marylebone, Mdx, wife Maria Jane Torrens, 35, born Valenciennne ... Near? France, British subject.
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) lived at Apt 1, Suite 18, Gold Staff Gallery, 3rd Floor apts, Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England, December 1855. Sarah E Parker in Grace & Favour: a handbook of who lived where in Hampton Court Palace 1750 to 1950 wrote under Apartment 1 (Suite XVIII) Gold Staff Gallery – 3rd Floor Apartments: Lady Torrens: 1 December 1855. Maria Jane (1809–90), daughter of Gen Murray. She was born at Valenciennes, France but was a British subject. She married Sir Arthur Wellesley Torrens (1809–55), KCB, in 1832. He was a godson of the Duke of Wellington and in 1819 was appointed a
Page of Honour to the Prince Regent. He died from wounds received at Inkerman in Paris on 24 August 1855 and was buried in the cemetery of Père Lachaise. Lady Torrens erected a monument to him in St Paul’s Cathedral. By this stage the apartment had an upper floor, which included a kitchen and lavatory. At the 1861 census, Lady Torrens was in residence with her niece and three servants. In the 1871 census the apartment was empty. Ten years later she was living there alone, attended by three servants: Clara Funneke, housekeeper, Jane Beattie, cook, and Annie Dobson, housemaid, who was born in Hampton Court. Lady Torrens attended services in the Chapel Royal but was concerned at the overcrowding and seating problems. In June 1864, she wrote to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office requesting permission to sit in a particular pew: ‘Unless I am given the pew I had in 1856, I shall be prevented from attending the Chapel and shall attend some neighbouring church.’ In 1882 a fire broke out in the apartment directly above (see Apt 8). Official correspondence reported that Lady Torrens’ entrance hall, dining room and drawing room were ‘partially affected by fire and smoke’ and adjoining rooms suffered minor damage. The apartment was restored in 1883.
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) appeared on the 1861 census in Hampton Palace, Hampton, Middlesex. Maria Jane, Lady Torrens, widow, aged 52, landed proprietor, born France, British subject; with niece Henrietta I? Torrens, widow, 24, fundholder, born East Indies and 3 servants..
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) appeared on the 1871 census in Hastings, Sussex. Maria J Torrens, 50, Lady, born France, with a gentlewoman visitor Myra F Grifiin..fe, and a servant..
     Maria Jane Murray (Lady Torrens) appeared on the 1881 census in Lady Torrens apartments, Hampton, Middlesex. Maria Jane Torrens, 60, office's widow, born Valenciennes, France, British subject; with 3 servants.
     Maria died on 7 February 1890 in Chichester Rd, Brighton, Sussex, aged 84.

Marian Phylis Murray

(11 October 1895 - March 1959)
     Marian Phylis Murray was born on 11 October 1895 in 369 King St W, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Henry Denty Murray and Marion James.
     Marian Phylis Murray appeared on the 1911 census in Mill Corner, Northiam, Sussex. MURRAY, Marion Phyllis was a visitor aged 14, a school girl born Toronto Canada, staying with the Kesteven- Balshaw family.
     On 19 Sep 1919 a Marian Phyllis Murray aged 23 and Maria Isabel Murray aged 36 were first class passengers from Rio de Janeiro aboard the "Darro" (from Buenos Aries) at Liverpool, going to 69 Egerton Rd, Bexhill on Sea. Argentina was the country of last permanent residence.
     The marriage of Marian Phylis Murray and Edwin R Riley was registered in Battle RD, Sussex, in the March 1924 quarter.
     Marian Phylis Murray was mentioned in the will of Kate Florence Murray dated 23 September 1949.
     Marian's death was registered in the quarter ending in March 1959 in Battle RD Sussex.

Marianne Murray

(circa 1863 - )
     Marianne Murray was born circa 1863 in Bombay, India. She married Ernest Allardyee Gardiner Gossett on 25 Feb 1899 at Colaba, Bombay, India. She was the daughter of James Florence Murray and Marianne Ryder.

Mariot Murray

     Mariot Murray married Sir Malcolm Drummond. Mariot Murray was born in Tullibardine, Perthshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Sir David Murray.

Child of Mariot Murray and Sir Malcolm Drummond

Mary Ann Murray (Goben or Gobin)

(15 March 1843 - 18 April 1922)
     Mary Ann Murray (Goben or Gobin) was also known as Goben or Gobin in records. She was born on 15 March 1843 in Black Creek, West Maitland, New South Wales. She was christened on 28 March 1844 in Roman Catholic church, Northumberland, New South Wales.
     Mary Ann Goben or Gobin married Elijah Bland, son of William John Bland and Mary Ann Froud or Frood, on 18 March 1866 in Fraser's Creek, Ashford, New South Wales. Mary married thirdly in 1871 in the Inverell district, to James Edward Beaton. Barbara Higoe, a descendant of Mary Ann Murray (Goben/Gobin, Bland, Beaton's) first daughter, Jane, born 16th August 1863 at Warialda, NSW. Jane was known as Bland, but was born nearly 3 years before Mary Ann's marriage to Elijah Bland and I do not believe that he is the father. Nor do I believe that James Goben/Gobin, Mary Ann's first husband was her father. For some unknown reason James and Mary Ann seem to have parted not too long after their marriage in 1859. (Note: NSW BDM website shows incorrect marriage details for James Gobin and Mary Ann Murray's marriage, but I have the correct certificate). Jane (known as Bland) married Alexander Fraser in 1888, and their daughter Olive is my grandmother, thus Mary Ann is my gt gt grandmother..
     Mary Ann Murray (Goben or Gobin) was employed as a shepherdess in 1866, Bonshaw, New South Wales.
     Mary Ann Murray (Goben or Gobin) lived at Lagoon Flats, Texas, Queensland, 1894.
     Mary Ann Murray (Goben or Gobin) lived at 'Moray Farm', Lagoon Flats, Texas, Queensland, between 1916 and 1919.
     Mary died on 18 April 1922 in the Hospital, Texas, Queensland, aged 79. She was buried on 19 April 1922 in Texas.

Children of Mary Ann Murray (Goben or Gobin) and Elijah Bland