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Alexander Murray, David Windham Murray, James Murray, John Murray, William Murrowood, George Murtagh, William Myott,


Alexander Murray

Alexander Murray came c1854 with Margaret Grant and lived at Collingwood
2 Children 1. Elizabeth Murray 1855 #9458 - 1856 #95 lived 6 weeks
2. Jessie Murray 1857 #4490
2. Jessie Murray 1857 wed 1881 to Edward Barr

David Windham Murray

The Sea came May 1853 with 9 people surnamed Murray, David 24, infant, Jane's age is given as 47, Jessie Murray aged 27, Robert Murray aged 26, Isabella Murray aged 24, Margaret Murray aged 21, Elizabeth Murray aged 18, John Murray aged 16
Kenneth Murray born at Sea died 1854 #127 aged 9 months son of Isabella Johnston and Robert Murray Robert Murray died 1856 #4368 aged 28 of Nov, parents not named Jessie Ross and David Murray registered Jane Isabella Bentham Murray 1854 and Mary Ellen 1855
David Windham Murray came c1854 with Jane Forrester from Fifeshire and daughter Mary who died aged 20 months, and lived at Ashby which appears to be near Geelong
9 Children 1. Mary Murray 1852 - 1854 #4581 aged 20 months
2. Ann Emma Murray 1855 #7624 - 1886 #9297 aged 31
3. Jane Murray 1857 #15391
4. Elizabeth Murray 1860 #8408
5. Isabella Murray 1862 #14465
6. Margaret Forrester Murray 1864 #22026
7. Robert William Murray 1867 #8334 lived 8 months
8. Mary Louisa Murray 1868 #23550
9. William Forrester Murray 1871 #9186
Jane Murray 1857 #15391 wed 1878 #2582 to Ebenezer Ritchie 1856 #6853 born at Plenty, and lived at Geelong, 6 Children
Isabella Murray 1862 #14465 wed 1887 #3522 to William Henry Griffin 1866 #14877 born at Geelong, 4 Children
Margaret Forrester Murray 1864 #22026 wed 1887 #3521 to William Brownbill 1864, 3 children

James Murray

James Murray wed 1857 #3634 to Elizabeth Adams lived at Hepburn, Daylesford, Ballarat
4 Children 1. Marian Murray 1856 #2373
2. Jessie Gertrude Murray 1859 #3683
3. Charles Walter Murray 1860 #15362 - 1880 #3374 aged 20 years
4. William Robert Murray 1862 #2738
5. Marion Alexandra Murray 1863 #13850
3. Arthur Edmund Murray 1865 #14868 - 1885 #10884 aged 28 years
7. Ellen Elizabeth Murray 1867 #7776
8. James Ernest Murray 1869 #13447
9. Hannah Murray 1871 #567
10. Emma Murray 1873 #7237
11. Lilian Bertha Murray 1875 #13955
12. Charles Walter Murray 1880 #13234
1. Marion Murray 1856 #2373 wed 1882 #5756 to Thomas Rapsey from Cornwall and lived at Chiltern
2 Children 1. Lily Marion Rapsey 1884 #8235
2. John Thomas Rapsey 1886 #1685
2. Jessie Gertrude Murray 1859 #3683 wed 1879 #3627 to William Stout from USA and lived at Daylesford
1 Child 1. Wm Hy Stout 1880 #13226 - 1887 #5593 lived 7 years died at Carlton Women's Hospital
7. Ellen Elizabeth Murray 1867 #7776 wed 1888 #39 to Joseph Calvert
12. Chas Walt Murray 1880 #13234 wed 1907 #2164 to Fanny Bertha Fishwick 1877 #380 and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. Marion Mimee Murray 1908 #24228
2. Joyce Edna Doris Murray 1911 #8384 - 1912 #217 lived 1 month
3. Eric Murray 1912 #17226
4. Twin Edward Grey Murray 1914 #28122
5. Twin Winston Churchill Murray 1914 #28123

John Murray

John Murray wed 1852 #1438 to Winifred Connelly (Conolly) at St Francis RC Church Melbourne, lived at Ballarat then Sebastopol
8 children 1. Ellen Murray 1853 #47
2. Michael Murray 1854 #7465
3. Patrick Murray 1859 #7407
4. Rose Murray 1860 #19319
5. John Murray 1865 #3903 lived 2 years
6. James Patrick Murray 1867 #18216
7. Mary Ann Murray 1871 #5395
8. John Thomas Murray 1874 #25844
1. Ellen Murray 1853 #47 wed 1870 #1349 to John Walsh born at Limerick, and lived at Sebastopol
7 children 1. Henry Walsh 1871 #5396
2. John Walsh 1872 #19653
3. Patrick Walsh 1874 #19209
4. Caroline Walsh 1876 #19222
5. William Francis Walsh 1879 #5464
6. James Michael Walsh 1881 #5579 lived 1 year
7. Winifred Catherine Walsh 1883 #19694
2. Michael Murray 1854 #7465 born at Ballarat wed 1877 #3011 to Bridget Clohesy (Clausey) from Clare, and lived at Ballarat
7 children 1. Winefred Murray 1885 #358
2. Rose Murray 1886 #23664
3. John Murray 1878 #6641
4. Mary Ellen Murray 1879 #13701
5. Kate Murray 1881 #6827
6. Jane Murray 1883 #6672
7. Michael Murray 1888 #17303
4. Mary Ellen Murray 1879 - 1937 #15639 aged 58 wed 1900 #5034 to Angus Malcolm Comrie, 10 children, and their last 4 children were born at Tarnagulla

William Murrowood

William Murrowood and Hannah Wood had sons come to Victoria
George Murrowood 1830 - 1900 #5739 aged 69 of Birmingham,
James Murrowood 1834 - 1906
Benj Murrowood 1840 - 1892 #8668 aged 52, died at Woodend
George Murrowood aged 20 came Unassisted Oct 1852 on the Cambridge and George Murrowood 1830 - 1900 #5739 aged 69 of Birmingham, wed 1882 #138 to Hannah Clark 1841 - 1927 #4953 aged 86, dau of Thomas Clarke, children are listed as born in Victoria
7 Children 1. Benjamin Murrowood 1861 - 1937 #3168 aged 76
2. Louisa Murrowood 1862 - 1945 #16662 aged 83, wed Jones
3. Mary Elizabeth Murrowood 1865 - 1908
4. William Albert Murrowood 1867 - 1943 #17205 aged 79
5. John Thomas Murrowood 1869 - 1949 #18043 aged 79
6. Emma Murrowood 1872 - 1929 #16063 aged 59 #16063 aged 59
7. Eliza Joyce Murrowood 1875 - 1950 #19089 aged 75, wed White
James Murrowood 1834 - 1906 son of Hannah Wood and William Murrowood of Birmingham, wed 1859 #1533 to Sarah Evans 1839 - 1912, and lived at Sandhurst, Eaglehawk, Richmond
8 Children 1. George Murrowood 1861 #4616 - 1864 #1756 lived 3 years
2. Mary Murrowood 1862 #10859
3. James Murrowood 1863 #17037 - 1902
4. Hannah Murrowood 1865 #21797 - 1865 #9607 lived 5 months
5. Eliza Murrowood 1868 #2327 - 1936
6. George Thomas Murrowood 1870 #18617
7. Unnamed Female Murrowood 1875 #18668 - 1875 #11604 lived 1 day
8. Unnamed Female Murrowood 1876 #11590 - 1876 #6942 lived 1 day
3. James Murrowood 1863 #17037 - 1902 wed 1891 #5939 to Mary Louisa Byrne 1888 - 1950 #11840 aged 77, dau of Maria Keating and Patrick Hugh Byrne
6 Children 1. Albt Hugh Murrowood 1892 #3959
2. Ethel May Murrowood 1893 #20810 - 1894 #1043 lived 6 months
3. Stanley James Murrowood 1894 #19089 - 1965 #13542 aged 70
4. Stanley Jas Murrowood 1894 #19089
5. Geo Thos Murrowood 1896 #1989
6. Robt Sydney Murrowood 1899 #17166
3. Stanley James Murrowood 1894 #19089 - 1965 #13542 aged 70, wed 1918 to Vera Jane Daws 1899 - 1983
5. George Thomas Murrowood 1870 #18617 as Marrawood wed 1899 #3495 to Sabina Scantleton 1876 #3471 - 1954 #5296 aged 78 died at Brighton,
3 Children 1. Horace Jno Murrowood 1900 #12055
2. Thomas Percival Murrowood 1901 #28008 - 1966 #18920 aged 64
3. Albert James Murrowood 1909 - 1969 #14498 aged 60

George Murtagh


From on Tuesday, 23 June, 2009
Hi elizabeth, Just come across your information on George Thomas Murtagh. I am the GG granddaughter of George and Sarah Murtagh George was born in Tasmania in 1838. John and unnamed infant are not George and Sarah's chidren. There is a George Murtagh marries to a Sarah Holliday aand these are their children.
The rest of the info is correct
Thanks, Kerry Murtagh

George Thomas Murtagh wed 1860 #3594 to Mary Mcinery, called Sarah McHenry when Mary was registered, and Sarah Marknar when Clara was registered.
George Thomas Murtagh 23 came Nov 1856 on the Nugget with Sarah McHenry 25 as Assisted British Immigrants and lived at Beechworth, Mitta Mitta
3 Children 1. Mary Caroline Murtagh 1860 #16770
2. Clara Gertrude Murtagh 1865 #5235
3. Raymond George Murtagh 1868 #26466
1. Mary Caroline Murtagh 1860 #16770 wed 1885 #6414 to George Gathergood and lived at Mitta Mitta
1st Children 1. Charles Henry Gathergood 1887 #21951 - 1887 #11313 lived 2 days
2. Clara Gerte Murtagh 1865 #5235 wed 1887 #765 to John Organ 1846-02-13 and lived at Mitta Mitta, then Tallangatta

William Myott

William Myott/Moytt 1820 - 23 Jun 1885 #6245 aged 65, son of Thomas 'Moytt', born in Woolverhampton, England and died at Mooroopna, Vic, Aust, wed Sarah Ann Marston
Sarah Ann Myott nee Marston 1829 - 1869 #6342 aged 39, dau of Elizabeth and Philip Marston from Wolverhampton, died in Victoria.
William Myott then wed Letitia Hall, widow of Alexander Nelson, who had 5 children.
Alexander Nelson 1838 - 1870 #708 aged 32, son of Elizabeth Mcconkey and Henry Nelson, born in Rawdeerpark, Ireland and died Creswick, Victoria, Australia,
wed in Killeevan, Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland, on 3 Jul 1857 to Letitia Hall, 23 Jul 1837 - 2 Aug 1927 #11708 aged 90, born in Killeevan Parish, Drumswords, County Monaghan, Ireland and died in Redfern, NSW, Australia, daughter of Ann Mills 1804 - 12 Apr 1870 #3767 aged 66, died at Talbot Road, Clunes, Vic, Aust (dau of Mary Coulter and Robert Mills of Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland) and David Hall 1810 - 17 Feb 1879 #3256 aged 68 died at Undera, Vic, Aust (son of Margaret Jones and David Hall born at Killeevan, Monaghan, Ulster, Ireland).
See the web page Alexander Nelson by Jason Harold Lyle Potts
Letitia Nelson nee Hall, widow with 5 children, wed 1871 #1433 to William Myett/Myott, widower with 5 children
William Myott 1820 - 23 Jun 1885 aged 65, born in Woolverhampton, England and died in Vic, Aust, wed Sarah Ann Marston and had 5 children. William wed Letitia Hall and had 4 children giving a combined family of 14
5 Children
of Sarah Ann
1. Elizabeth Myott 1848 - 1887 #13165 aged 39, born in Staffordshire
2. Sarah Ann Myott wed 1880 #1096 to Henry Pattinson
3. Susan Myott 21 Mar 1855 - 1937 #16012 aged 83, born in Adelaide
4. Ann Maria Myott 1861 #7961 born at Creswick in Vic,
5. William Myott 1863 #5824 born at Ballarat
5 Children
of Letitia
1. William Henry Nelson born 24 Apr 1858 in Rawdeerpark, Monaghan, Ireland.
2. Mary Ann Nelson 1862 #15627 in Bet Bet, Vic, Aust
3. Elizabeth Nelson Birth 1864 #20780 - 1927 aged 63, born - Clunes, Vic, died Auburn, NSW,
4. David Nelson Birth 1867 #1343 - 17 Sep 1943 aged 76, died Albury, NSW,
5. Alexander Nelson 1869, registered 1870 #1491 - 1912 aged 43, died Wagga Wagga, NSW, Aust, wed Ann Mary Stearman
4 Children
of Letitia
6. Enoch Myott 1872 #7863, mother Letitia Nelson, born at Clunes
7. John James Myott 1875 #1254
8. Thomas Henry Myott 1877 #19270
9. Samuel Henry Myott 1880 #25707
1. Elizabeth Myott 1848 - 1887 #13165 aged 39, born in Staffordshire died at Clunes, wed 1868 #80 to Henry Lucy
1 Child 1. Henry Myott Lucy 1883 #22465
2. Sarah Ann Myott wed 1880 #1096 to Henry Pattinson from Cumberland, lived at Echuca, Bendigo
9 Children 1. Robert Henry Pattinson 1882 #8101
2. Annie Myott Pattinson 1886 #6177
3. Augustas Banstone Pattinson 1887 #31560
4. Bertha Adelaide Pattinson 1890 #25930
5. Zillah Octavia Pattinson 1892 #22616 - 1892 #13630 lived 4 months
6. Raymond Thornalley Pattinson 1894 #2932
7. Norman Elwood Pattinson 1895 #20355
8. Claud Hothfield Pattinson 1897 #8763
3. Susan Myott born in Adelaide on 21 Mar 1855 - 19 Aug 1937 #16012 aged 83, wed 1872 #3866 to John Vale from Sydney, Susan died as Mrs Whitford
John Vale 13 Jul 1851 - 4 May 1891 aged 39, son of Amelia Jane Hand and James Vale, born in Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Aust and died in Clunes, Vic.
7 Children 1. Sarah Ann Amelia Vale 7 Apr 1875 #7864 - 4 May 1965 aged 90,
2. Henry Arthur Vale 1876 #21926 - Oct 1944 aged 68
3. Susanna Maria Vale 17 Aug 1879 - 23 Sep 1967 aged 92
4. Rachel Vale 21 Dec 1882 #1532 - 11 Jul 1972 aged 90,
5. Frederick John Vale 27 Oct 1884 #23401 - 22 Nov 1967 aged 77,
6. Clara Vale 27 Aug 1887 #18396
7. Ada Elizabeth Vale 30 Dec 1889
1. Sarah Ann Amelia Vale 7 Apr 1875 - 4 May 1965 aged 90, wed 1891 #4324 to George James Hall and lived at Ballarat, Carngham, Illabarook 6 Children
2. Henry Arthur Vale 1876 - Oct 1944 wed Mary Richards 1872 - 1940 #20893 aged 68, dau of Grace Jewell and James Richards, died at Ballarat
3. Susanna Maria Vale 17 Aug 1879 - 23 Sep 1967 aged 88, wed James Edwin Robertson 1874 #13679 - 1948 aged 74, son of James Robertson wed 1865 #10 to Matilda Lavinia Sarah Parr
4. Rachel Vale 21 Dec 1882 - 11 Jul 1972 aged 90, wed 1900 #4253 to John/Jonathon Hennessy
3 Children 1. Alice May Hennessy 1901 #6547
2. Mary Hennessey
3. William Henry Hennessy
5. Frederick John Vale 27 Oct 1884 - 22 Nov 1967 aged 77, wed Marguerite Shufflebottom 1892 - 1967 #14799 aged 75, dau of Jane Christie and unknown Shufflebottom, and had 3 children.
6. Clara Vale 27 Aug 1887 wed Frederick Milton Reed 1883 #12755 - 1928 aged 45, son of Alice Jane Kelynack wed 1865 #3770 to Robert Reed
7. Ada Elizabeth Vale 30 Dec 1889 wed Alfred Gilbert Withers 1888 #8551 - 1972 #22096 aged 84, son of Julia Mccabe/Jerrard 1852 - 1940 aged 92, and William Augustus Withers 1854 - 1918 aged 64, born and died at Ballarat,
Ada Elizabeth wed second to Arthur Blessit 1899 - 1990
4 Children 1. Thelma Gertrude Withers 1912 - 1943 #6087 aged 31, wed Fletcher/Webb
2. Mavis Joyce Withers 1911 - 1963 #11205 aged 52, wed Griffiths
4. Ann Maria Myott 1861 #7961 born at Creswick in Vic, wed 1884 #6333 to James Murray from Scotland and lived at Clunes
3 Children 1. Lucy Maria Elizabeth Murray 1885 #24361
2. Mary Murray 1887 #9818
3. James Nichol Murray 1891 #2027


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