- Hi Folks, I have some information on the Murrays which you may or may not know :
Here's what I have on Alexander Murray Sr.
(Certificate of Competency : c2870 Aberdeen 1866)
Born : c1830
Married : Helen Thom on January 29th.1852
1861 - 25/2 Seagate
1881 7 Maiden Street : "Shipmaster at Greenland" (50), Helen Murray (Wife - 47)
1891 - 7 Maiden Street (Wife Helen (47) Widow ?)
Ocean Star 1865
Lord Saltoun 1866
Sir Colin Campbell 1868
Alexander Murray Jnr. (Certificate of Competency 017988 Aberdeen 1890)
John William MUrray (Cert. of Competency 024747 Aberdeen 1898)
Vessels (All DUNDEE vessels) :
Erik (Built Dundee 1865, sold to Peterhead 1883)
Ernest William (Built Hull 1879, wrecked Kekerten 1913)
Balaena (Built Norway 1872, sold to Liverpool 1916)
Albert (Built Yarmouth 1889, sold to Peterhead 1908)
The website "Forgotten Story of Inuit Whalers" (inuitwhalers.ca) has information on all three of the Murrays.
Two other books which might be of interest:
WHALEHUNTERS by Malcolm Archibald (ISBN 1-84183-065-8)
THE DUNDEE WHALERS by Norman Watson (ISBN 1-86232-207-4)
Hope this information is helpful.
- Hi Alex
Thanks for that, I have all of the available geneaological information on the entire family and it is mainly the ships and Certs that I need clarification of, for JW Murray in the book on his career (Last of the Whaling Captains) there is a complete breakdown of his ships/ranks/dates.
Getting a bit of new information overload at the moment with updates and back-ups but keep it coming ideally apart from birth/death/marriage/census certs I am lacking electronic copies of most other things, are they available?
Got the two books mentioned and I think that I have seen most websites with reference, and as mentioned in the other thread 'The Scotsman' newspaper archives have been an excellent source of 'on the spot' information for all things whaling and Scotland.