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Notes on the genealogy of the Murray family of Sutherland
Notes on the genealogy of the Murray family of Sutherland

Photocopy of set of notes (36pp.) regarding the genealogy of the Murrays of Sutherland with covering letter from John Murray of Quebec to Jimmy Bell; covers period from 1165 to 1948. (2 copies)
Picture added on 17 October 2008
I hired a genealogist who traced my GGGgrandfather back to Neil Murray of Achvandra, a smith in 1822. He left Skelbo farm, as a subtenant in 1831 to go to Beaverton Ontario. He married Marion Mackay (her parents were James Murray and Marion Mackay). One of Neal's children was William Murray who had Hugh Murray, my grandfather. If you have any genealogies of the Murray Clan from Dornoch could you send them to me. Many thanks, Hugh E. Murray III

Thank you for your comment. The notes included with the above letter do not relate specifically to the Murray family. The notes are of the names of people 'removed' from their tenancy in 1800, a total of 682, compiled by John Murray from Quebec at West Register House, Edinburgh in 1998. There was no mention of a Neil Murray and sadly we do not hold any specific genealogies of the Murray families in Dornoch - Administrator
Added by Hugh E. Murray III on 20 October 2011
You will be unlikely to glean any information from Dornoch, Rogart and surrounds parish records pre 1730 and scant information over the ensuing 100 years. Look to the press, books, gravestones and the chieftain of the Murrays of Abiscors(Aberscross) where much historical information is on record eg in relation to the Sutherlands and McKays, and to the progenitor of these Murrays Sir Richard Culbin d.1260-1270, Embo (see also SRO Sutherland Papers, rent rolls, Wikipedia, and other computerised Scottish records of local battles,conflicts et al) ~ Many thanks for your advice and comments. ~ Administrator
Added by S A A Murray-Zmijewski on 08 March 2019
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