Re: Looking for living kin in Peterhead update
- Hi Elisabeth,
I'm going to clutch at a straw here and ask a little about your
Murrison links if I may?
I have an Ann Murrison born circa 1810 died 17th March 1885 in my tree -
any connection? One of her sons, Edward Angus was lost at sea on a
voyage to NZ in 1867 but I haven't been able to get any further
information on him as yet. Just wondered if there might be a link with
the NZ Murrison?
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, Elisabeth Wilson
> That is so great Gillian; I remember how I felt when an unknown and
> very distant Murrison connection emailed me from NZ
> Elisabeth Wilson
> Lenah Valley, Tasmania
> researching GORDON (Peterhead) GIBB (Peterhead) YOUNG (Slains/Cruden)
> SPENCE(Peterhead) PAUL (Peterhead?) MURRISON (Peterhead) CRAIG
> (Strichen) DAVIDSON (Strichen)
- Yes Roy, Indeed they are.
They're my only close relatives on my fathers side. I'm sure there
are a kazillion distant cousins living on Scotland's northeast coast
(is that how it's described?) and I'm sure that if I dug into my
paternal grandmother's family I'd even find someone living closebye
in Alberta. For now though I'm very happy with this discovery.
My sisters are going to have fits when I tell them...
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, "roy_henderson_1955"
> That's the kind of result we all want to achieve Gillian -
> congratulations! Did they turn out to be the Chisholms in Baylands
> Crescent as I thought?
- Hi Elizabeth and Roy,
I too have Murrisons from Peterhead among my ancestors, but the
spelling of the name varies between different documents (and sometimes
even within a single document - sometimes Murrison, sometimes Murison).
Here's what I have:
George Murrison, Weaver, b abt 1790 in Fraserburgh, d 29/12/1863 at 75
Kirk St, Peterhead.
Margaret McCombie b abt 1786 in Fraserburgh, married George Murrison on
12/11/1820 in Peterhead, d 20/12/1859 at 10 Ellis st, Peterhead.
George's parents were William Murrison, a farmer, and Sophia Hutchison
(no dates known).
Margaret's parents were Peter McCombie, a crofter, and Isabella Cruden
(no dates known).
George and Margaret had the following children (that I know of): Susan
Murison (seems consistently to have spelt her name with one r) b abt
1824 in Peterhead, d 8/7/1880 at 4 St Peter St, Peterhead
William Mur(r)ison b abt 1829, Aberdeenshire.
On 11/7/1860 in Peterhead, Susan Murison married Andrew Clarke
Chalmers, Shoemaker, (b abt 1823 in St Fergus, d 26/5/1879 at 8 King
St Peterhead). They were my G Grandparents. At the time of the
marriage, he was a widower with six children, and he and Susan had
three daughters. There is a memorial to them in St Peter's churchyard,
of which I have a photo.
Does this fit with what anyone else knows? I'd love to fill in some of
Mary Barnes (Cremorne, NSW, Australia)
- At 06:43 PM 10/03/2007, you wrote:
>Hi Elizabeth and Roy,I'm sorry, but I don't know much about the Murrison part of our
>I too have Murrisons from Peterhead among my ancestors, but the
>spelling of the name varies between different documents (and sometimes
>even within a single document - sometimes Murrison, sometimes Murison).
>Does this fit with what anyone else knows? I'd love to fill in some of
family. Here is what I have:
My 3Xgreat grandmother was Margaret Murrison born 6 October 1813,
parents James Murison c. 1771-1839, Elizabeth Mathew c. 1791-1839.
They were married 21 Dec 1811 in Cruden, spelling Muirison so that is
another variation to add to the list!
She married James Spence on 19 Jan 1833 and I think they had 3
children - in the 1841 census there is Gordon aged 10 (??), Elizabeth
aged 7, and James aged 5. Elizabeth was my 2Xgreat grandmother. We
believe, but I haven't nailed this, that James Spence was dead by
then - certainly the family story is that she was widowed very early
on, and said she never married again because she couldn't fancy anyone else!
Mary, if you send me your email address separately, to
elisabeth.wilson@..., I can forward you the list of Murrison
burial records in the Peterhead churchyard. From memory of my visit
to the old church at Cruden, there were quite a lot buried there as well.
Lenah Valley, Tasmania
researching GORDON (Peterhead) GIBB (Peterhead) YOUNG (Slains/Cruden)
SPENCE(Peterhead) PAUL (Peterhead?) MURRISON (Peterhead) CRAIG
(Strichen) DAVIDSON (Strichen)