William Boag Murray

William Boag Murray

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    Born 1 April 1857  Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Joan's Notes William Murray worked on the Haig Estate in Dollar and Margaret Wright, his wife, was a nursery governess or maid (there are two differing reports) for Earl Haig who was then Commander in Chief, Armed Forces during the 1st World War. The house where Margaret was born had 40 rooms and she was educated at Dollar Acadamy. One of her sisters went to Canada. There is a rumour that she was related to Sir Thomas McKenzie, but that is as yet unproven. William and Margaret brought the former's half brother James Ramsay or Alexander to New Zealand since their mother had died subsequent to the birth of her only daughter Elizabeth Ramsay or Syme in 1876. Their mother never married. William and Margaret came to NZ in 1879 and settled at Millers Flat in Otago where Margaret was known for the willing assistance she gave to people with problems. She also wrote letters for many people since educated people were and was known for the willing assistance to those in need. There were 10 children in their family. Of these William, James and Margaret did not marry. The former was a tin miner and worked in Africa, Malaysia and Burma before going to London where he died. James won a military medal in Gallipoli. Maggie was deaf and dumb and after the death of her father she went to live with the Little Sister's of the Poor in Anderson's Bay, Dunedin. At one stage William Boag M. was a dredge master on the Clutha River and later worked on the dredge "Waimumu Queen" which was situated near Gore. Four of the Murray children joined the Catholic Church. James, William Boag's half brother, worked for the Gas Company in Dunedin. Fred Murray's son Magnus is a priest and Don is a Christian Brother at St. Kevin's College, Oamaru. Milly and Arthur Welsh were on board the "Wahine" when it sank at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. Both survived. Their son, Lewis was one of the first men to leave Gore in the second World War, being in the first echelon. He was wounded in Crete and invalided home.  [1
    Died 1 February 1936  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1 February 1936  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Person ID I7055  Roger
    Last Modified 16 June 2006 

    Father Ancestors AncestorsJohn Murray,   b. 5 October 1834, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Mother Ancestors AncestorsJanet Ramsay,   b. before 2 March 1835, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 8 January 1900, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 64 years) 
    Family ID F2116  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Ancestors AncestorsMargaret Wright,   b. 2 July 1853, Muckart, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 December 1921, Gore, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 30 April 1878  Muckart, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +  1. Male John “Jack” Murray,   b. 8 October 1878, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 June 1971, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
       2. Male William “Will” Murray,   b. 11 March 1881, Millers Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 February 1935, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
       3. Male James Wright “Jim” Murray,   b. 14 May 1883, Millers Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 April 1935, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +  4. Male Robert Alexander “Sandy” Murray,   b. 26 February 1885, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
       5. Female Margaret Jane Martin "Maggie" Murray,   b. 2 July 1886, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 March 1967, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +  6. Female Janet Elizabeth “Jess” Murray,   b. 14 December 1887, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 March 1966, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +  7. Female Johanna Helen “Nelly” Murray,   b. 14 December 1887, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1927, Gore, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +  8. Male Fredrik Magnus “Fred” Murray,   b. 23 February 1891, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    +  9. Female Catherine Camelia “Milly” Murray,   b. 19 March 1893, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    +10. Male Robert Joseph “Joe” Murray,   b. 9 December 1896, Moa Flat, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 August 1983, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 6 February 2003 
    Family ID F2108  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 April 1857 - Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 February 1936 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 February 1936 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout.


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