Re: [Peterhead] Re: Murrisons family
- 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)