BRENNEN FAMILY CHRONICLES

© Christopher Earls Brennen

Datafile 2C. Murray Records

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

CENSUS OF 1901

The 1901 Census contains the following references to Murray families. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = head or husband, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, CoAn = County Antrim, CoAr = County Armagh, CoD = County Down, CoT = County Tyrone, CoRos = County Roscommon, CoDon = County Donegal, CoM = County Monaghan, CoF = County Fermanagh.

House 95 in Ballykeel (Ballykeel, Down):
Sarah Jane Murray 5 DA CofE Co.D NR UM
Samuel Murray 60 HD CofE Co.D Farm Labourer RW MA
William Murray SO CofE Co.D NR UM
Sarah Murray 26 WI CofE Co.D RW MA
 
House 32 in Aughandunvarren (Hillsborough, Down):
Sarah Murray 48 HD Pres Co.D Weaver RO Widow
Marget Andrew 11 NE Pres Co.D Scholar RW
 
House 36 in Ballycreene (Annahilt, Down):
David Murray 36 HD Pres Co.D Tailor RW MA
David M Murray 11 SO Pres Co.D Scholar RW UM
Hugh Thos Murray 8 SO Pres Co.D Scholar RW UM
William John Murray   14 SO Pres Co.D Scholar RW UM
Henry Murray SO Pres Co.D UM
Rachel Murray 35 WI Pres Co.D RW MA
 
House 4 in Seaforde Demesne (Seaforde, Down):
Bella Jane Murray 24 DA CofE   Co.Mon Laundress RW UM
David Murray 74 HD CofE Scotland   None RW MA
Arrabella Hawley 69 SL CofE Co.Mon Laundress RW UM
Elizabeth Murray 64 WI CofE Co.Mon Laundress RW MA
 
House 2 in Ardbrin (Annaclone, Down):
Sarah Murray 18 DA Pres Co.D Farmers Daughter   RW UM
Henry Murray 52 HD Pres Co.D Farmer RW MA
William Hillis 38 SE Pres Co.D Farm Servant NR UM
David Murray 16 SO Pres Co.D Farmers Son RW UM
Alexander Murray 22 SO Pres Co.D Farmers Son RW UM
Susan Murray 51 WI Pres Co.D RW MA
 
House 37 in Dollingstown (Magheralin, Down):
Edward Murray 43   HD   CofE   Co.Arm   Damask Weaver RW UM
Rachel Myers 6 NE CofE Co.D Scholar RO UM
Mary Holland 1 NE CofE Co.D NR UM
Esay Holland 30 SI CofE Co.Arm Cambric Weaver RO MA
Rachel Murray 44 SI CofE Co.Arm Cambric Weaver RW UM
Letitia Murray 30 SI CofE Co.Arm Cambric Weaver RO UM
 
House 10 in Lappoges (Ballykeel, Down):
Eliza Murray 18 DA Pres Cambric Weaver RW   UM
William Murray 45 HD Pres Co.D Cambric Weaver RW MA
David Murray 22 SO Pres Farm Labourer RW UM
William James Murray   11 SO Pres Scholar RW UM
Mary Jane Murray 47 WI Pres RW MA
 
House 8 in Aughrafin (Ballymartrim, Armagh):
David Murray 68 HD Pres Co.Arm Farmer RW WI
William Murray 35 SO Pres Co.Arm Farmer RW MA
Maria Murray 35 DL Pres Co.Arm Farmers Wife RW MA
Martha Murray 4 DA Pres Co.Arm NR UM
 
House 26 in Newcastle Street (Victoria, Down):
Eliza Jane Murray 3 DA Pres CoAnt Scholar NR UM
Margaret Murray 2 DA Pres CoAnt Scholar NR UM
Mary Murray 1 DA Pres CoAnt NR UM
William John Murray 30 HD Pres CoAnt Iron Driller RO MA
Eliza Jane Murray 29 WI Pres CoAnt NR MA
 
House 33 in Banbury Street (Victoria, Down):
William John Murray 26 HD Free Thinker Belfast Iron Caulker RW MA
Louisa Jane Murray 25 WI Meth Belfast RW MA
 

CENSUS OF 1911

The 1911 Census contains the following references to Murray families. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = head or husband, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, CoAn = County Antrim, CoAr = County Armagh, CoD = County Down, CoT = County Tyrone, CoRos = County Roscommon, CoDon = County Donegal, CoM = County Monaghan, CoF = County Fermanagh.

House 118 in Ormeau Road (Ormeau, Down):
Anna Li Nora Murray   63   HD   Pres CoDow   RW   WI
Samuel McAlpine32 DA Pres CoDow RW MA
[Married 3 years]
Samuel McAlpine 32 SL Pres CoAnt Engine Fitter RW MA
[Married 3 years]
Annie Mercer15 SE Bapt CoAnt RW UM
 
House 28 in Newcastle Street (Victoria (part of), Down):
William John Murray   37   HD Pres   Belfast   Driller in Ship Yard   RW MA
Eliza Jane Murray 37 WI Pres Belfast NR MA
[Married 14 years, 9 children born, 8 children living]
Eliza Jane Murray 13 DA Pres Belfast Scholar RW UM
Margaret Murray 12 DA Pres Belfast Scholar RW UM
Mary Murray 11 DA Pres Belfast Scholar RW UM
Matilda Murray 9 DA Pres Belfast Scholar RW UM
Sarah Murray 8 DA Pres Belfast Scholar RW UM
Elizabeth Burns Murray 6 DA Pres Belfast Scholar RW UM
David Murray 4 SO Pres Belfast Scholar NR UM
Anna Pollock Murray   2 DA Pres Belfast NR UM
 

BIRTHS

The first part of this appendix is a listing of some of the Murray entries for the Hillsborough and Dromore area in the index of registered births and parish records. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this appendix.

First Name(s)   Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
Robert Murry Hillsborough   1783 [b]
Mary Mury Hillsborough 1791   [b]
Elizabeth Mury Hillsborough 1795 [b]
Alexander Murray   Dromore 1795 [c]
Hugh Murray Dromore 1806 [c]
Jane Murry Hillsborough 1807 [b]
Hugh Murray Dromore 1810 [c]
David Murray Dromore 1813 [c]
Agnes Murray Dromore 1813 [c]
Ellen Murray Hillsborough 1814 [b]
John Murray Dromore 1816 [c]
William Henry Murray Hillsborough 1817 [b]
Edward Murray Dromore 1825 [a] *
Jane Murray Hillsborough 1826 [b]
Bernard Mooney(?) Dromore 1826 [a] *
Rose Murray Dromore 1827 [a] *
Mary Mury Hillsborough 1828 [b]
Anne Murray Hillsborough 1829 [b]
Jean Murray Dromore 1830 [a] *
John Scott Murray Hillsborough 1830 [b]
Mary Murray Hillsborough 1830 [b]
Anthony Murray Hillsborough 1831 [b]
Hugh Murray Dromore 1832 [a] *
Ann Murray Hillsborough 1833 [b]
Henry Murray Hillsborough 1833 [b]
Thomas Murray Hillsborough 1834 [b]
Edward Murray Hillsborough 1835 [b]
William Murray Hillsborough 1835 [b]
William Murray Hillsborough 1836 [b]
Margaret Jane Gibson Hillsborough 1836 [b]
Marshal Murray Hillsborough 1837 [b]
Mary Murray Hillsborough 1837 [b]
Trevor Murray Hillsborough 1838 [b]
Andrew Murray Hillsborough 1839 [b]
William Murray Hillsborough 1839 [b]
Barbara Murray Hillsborough 1840 [b]
Elizabeth Murray Hillsborough 1840 [b]
George Murray Hillsborough 1840 [b]
Jane Murray Hillsborough 1841 [b]
James Murray Hillsborough 1842 [b]
John Scott Murray Hillsborough 1842 [b]
John Murray Hillsborough 1842 [b]
Barbara Caroline   Murray Hillsborough 1843 [b]
Sarah Ann Murray Hillsborough 1843 [b]
Isabella Murray Hillsborough 1843 [b]
Margaret Murray Hillsborough 1844 [b]
John Murray Hillsborough 1846 [b]
Mary Murray Hillsborough 1846 [b]
James Murray Hillsborough 1848 [b]
John Murray Hillsborough 1849 [b]
Richard Murray Hillsborough 1850 [b]
Sarah Murray Hillsborough 1850 [b]
Mary Ann Murray Hillsborough 1856 [b]
Edward Murray Hillsborough 1857 [b]
Hugh Murry Hillsborough 1857 [b]
Martha Murray Hillsborough 1859 [b]
Agnes Anna Murray Hillsborough 1859 [b]
Sarah Jane Murray Hillsborough 1861 [b]
John Murray Hillsborough 1862 [b]
Mary Eliza Murray Lisburn 1865 1/662 *
James Carlisle Murray Hillsborough 1865 [b]
Robert Murray Hillsborough 1869 [b]
William Murray Hillsborough 1872 [b]
George Murray Hillsborough 1875 [b]
  
[a] Roman Catholic records for the Parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.
[b] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Hillsborough.
[c] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Dromore.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the Murray births listed above.

Parents:Place:Date:Child's Name:
 
Dennis Murray + Letitia (?) Dromore Oct.10,1795Alexander
 
Hugh Murray + Mary (McKee)Edenordinary, Dr.Apr.18,1806Hugh
Hugh Murray + Mary (Connor?)Edentrillick, Dr.Nov.2,1810Hugh
Hugh Murray + Mary (Connor?)Edentrillick, Dr. 1813David
 
David Murray + Prudence (?air)Edentrillick, Dr.Dec.28,1813Agnes
 
John Murray + Jane (Creighton?)Edentrillick, Dr.Aug.17,1816John
 
Marcus Murray + Dromore May 28,1825Edward
Sarah (?) [Sponsors: Peter Burns and Bridget Burns]
Dromore Dec.11,1827Rose
[Sponsors: William Donnelly and Mary McGrady]
Dromore Jan.28,1830Jean
[Sponsors: Edward Burns and Mary Reilly]
Dromore Jun. 3,1832Hugh
[Sponsors: Robert ? and Mrs. McClughan]
 
? Mury Corkcreeny, Hills. Nov.14, 1783 Robert
 
Patrick Mury + Eliz.(Gibson) Taughblane, Hills.Sep.11, 1791 Mary
Taughblane, Hills.Dec.14, 1795 Eliz.
 
Thomas Murray + Mary (Bradshaw) P. HillsboroughAug.1, 1807 Jane
[Margaret (Bradshaw)] P. HillsboroughJul.10,1817 Wm. Henry
 
Rich Murray + Jane (?) Ballygornaa..?Jan.2, 1814 Ellen
 
Robert Murray + Jane (Hamilton) Dromore Apr. 1826 Jane
Robert Mury + Jane (White) Dromore Apr.27, 1828 Mary
Robert Murray (lab.) + Jane (?) Edentrillick, Dromore Sep.12, 1843 Isabella
Edentrillick, Dromore Mar.16, 1849 John
 
Wm. Murray + Martha (Neale) Blaris Apr.19, 1829 Anne
 
Henry Murray + Mary (?) Hillsborough Apr.11, 1830   John Scott
(gentleman) Hillsborough May 19, 1833 Henry
Hillsborough Feb.23, 1834 Thomas
[+ Margaret ?] Hillsborough Aug.20, 1837 Mary
Hillsborough Jul.18, 1840 Elizabeth
Hillsborough May 19, 1843 Barbara Caroline
 
Hugh Murray (weaver) + Anne (?) Carnbane Mar.27, 1831 Anthony
[now a farmer] Carnbane, BlarisMay 6, 1839 Andrew
 
Richard Murray (gentleman) + Anna (?)Hillsborough May 5, 1833 Ann
Lisadian Feb.5, 1840 Barbara
Lisadian Mar.18, 1842 John Scott
 
Edward Murray (farmer) + Jane (?)Aghadunvarran?Jun.28, 1835 Edward
 
Andrew Murray (blacksmith) + Margaret (?)HillsboroughOct.25, 1835 William
HillsboroughApr.9, 1837 Marshal
Culcavey, BlarisDec.23, 1838 Trevor
Culcavey, BlarisSep.2, 1840 George
BlarisDec.23, 1842 John
Culcavey, BlarisOct.1, 1844 Margaret
Culcavey, BlarisSep.29, 1846 Mary
 
William Murray (weaver) + Ellen (?)CarnreaghFeb.14, 1836 William
 
Robert Gibson (weaver) of Ballyworphy + Ballykeel EdnagonalMar.20, 1836 Margaret Jane
Eliza Murray (single woman)
 
Michael Murray (carpenter) + Catherine (?) Hillsborough Dec.8, 1839 William
Hillsborough Apr.28, 1840 James
 
James Murray (gardener) + Mary (?)Denright, BlarisFeb.8, 1841 Jane
Carnbane Jan.6, 1846 John
Eglantine, Blaris May 15, 1848 James
Eglantine, Blaris Apr.30, 1850 Richard
 
John Murray (mason) of Ednacullo + HillsboroughJun.4, 1843 Sarah Ann
Ellen Matier (single woman)
John Murray (stonemason) + Mary (?)HillsboroughNov.28, 1856 Mary Ann
HillsboroughMar.24, 1859 Martha
HillsboroughJul.6, 1862 John
HillsboroughDec.25,1865 James Carlisle
HillsboroughFeb.10,1872 William
[+ Mary (McKee)] HillsboroughMay 14,1875 George
 
Patrick Murray (lab.) + Anne (?)Cabragh Apr.24, 1850 Sarah
[now a weaver] Cabragh May 1, 1859 Agnes Anna
 
Robert Murry (weaver) + Isabella (?) Ballykeel Artifinny Dec.25, 1857 Hugh
 
David Murray (lab.) + Anna BrananP. of Hillsborough Mar.8, 1857 Edward
P. of Hillsborough Jun.4, 1861 Sarah Jane
[Certificate to mother Dec.4, 1880]
Taughblane, Hills.Feb.24,1865Mary Eliza
 
James Murray (weaver) + Sarah (?)EdentrillickMay 18, 1869 Robert
 

MARRIAGES

This is a list of some of the Murray (or similar name) marriages in the Hillsborough and Dromore area of County Down. In the case of registered marriages, also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this section.

First Name(s) Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
 
Thomas Murray   Hillsborough 1804 [b] *
Henry Murray Hillsborough   1816   [b] *
James Murray Dromore, Dn. 1819 [c] *
Patrick Murray Dromore, Dn. 1823 [d] *
Arthur Murray Dromore, Dn. 1823 [d] *
John Murray Dromore, Dn. 1824 [d] *
John Murray Dromore, Dn. 1828 [d] *
Hugh Murray Dromore, Dn. 1834 [d] *
Thomas Murry Dromore, Dn. 1838 [c] *
  
Registered marriages prior to 1864 are non-Catholic marriages.
[b] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Hillsborough.
[c] Records of Dromore Parish Church, County Down.
[d] Roman Catholic records of the parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the above marriages.

Thomas Murray married Margaret Bradshaw on May 27, 1804 in the Parish of Hillsborough, County Down.

Henry Murray married Jane Bradshaw on Jun.22, 1816 in the Parish of Hillsborough, County Down.

James Murray married Sarah Liggin on Oct.12, 1819, in Dromore Parish Church.

Arthur Murray of Ballynaris was married to Alicia Haughan on Feb.9, 1823, according to the Roman Catholic records of the parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.

Patrick Murray of Corbully was married to Eleanor McCusker on Jan.11, 1823, according to the Roman Catholic records of the parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.

John Murray of Balleny(?) was married to Elizabeth Magennis on Jul.18, 1824, according to the Roman Catholic records of the parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.

John Murray of Lisnacurran was married to Anne Magee on Feb.16, 1828, according to the Roman Catholic records of the parish of Dromore and Garvaghy. Witnesses were Isaac and James Magee.

Hugh Murray and Margaret Lavery of Listoli... were married on Dec.26, 1834, according to the Roman Catholic records of the parish of Dromore and Garvaghy.

Thomas Murry married Anne Neal on May 5, 1838, in Dromore Parish Church.

DEATHS

This is a list of some of the Murray (or similar name) deaths in the Hillsborough and Dromore area of County Down. In the case of registered deaths, also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this section.

1st Name [Age]   Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
  
William [10] Murray   Hillsborough   1835 [b] *
Michael [38] Murray Hillsborough 1844   [b] *
Elizabeth [5] Murray Hillsborough 1845 [b] *
Sarah [72] Murray Hillsborough 1853 [b] *
Sarah [63] Murray Hillsborough 1853 [b] *
Ellen [17] Murray Hillsborough 1865 [b] *
Thomas [14] Murray Hillsborough 1867 [b] *
Henry [85] Murray Hillsborough 1870 [b] *
Mary [47] Murray Hillsborough 1872 [b] *
Martha [16] Murray Hillsborough 1876 [b] *
Anne [22] Murray Hillsborough 1878 [b] *
John [19] Murray Hillsborough 1881 [b] *
James [17] Murray Hillsborough 1883 [b] *
  
[b] Church of Ireland Records of the Parish of Hillsborough.
[c] Records of Dromore Parish Church, County Down.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the above deaths.

William Murray, aged 10, was buried on Jul.8, 1835, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Michael Murray, aged 38, was buried on Mar.11, 1844, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Elizabeth Murray, aged 5, was buried on Oct.18, 1845, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Sarah Murray, aged 72, was buried on Nov.28, 1853, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Sarah Murray, aged 63, wife of John Murray of Ednacullo, was buried on Jun.30, 1853, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Ellen Murray, aged 17, was buried on Sep.28, 1865, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Thomas Murray, aged 14, son of John Murray, Hillsborough, was buried on Dec.7, 1867, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Henry Murray of Letterkenny, aged 85, was buried on Mar.15, 1870.

Mary Murray of Hillsborough, aged 47, was buried on Oct.14, 1872, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Martha Murray of Hillsborough, aged 16, was buried on Aug.29, 1876, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

Anne Murray of Culcavy, aged 22, was buried on Mar.28, 1878, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

John Murray of Hillsborough, aged 19, was buried on Dec.4, 1881, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

James Murray of Hillsborough, aged 17, was buried on Jun.13, 1883, in the Parish of Hillsborough.

GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS

Kilrush Burying Ground (nr. Millbrook Lane, Lisburn):

MURRAY. Patrick Murray who departed this life 15th June 1853 aged 54 years.

MURRAY FAMILY LETTERS

David Murray of Brockville, Ontario, Canada (d.c.murray@sympatico.ca) is in possesion of old family letters which pertain to his Murray family ancestors in County Down. Letters dated the mid- to late 1800s from a Jane Grimwood, who lived in Rathfarnham, told relatives that her mother's sisters married Murray brothers (Thomas and Henry - see the marriages above) who were agents of the Marquis of Downshire. There were also brothers John (also an agent), Richard and Edward Murray. Edward was David's great great great grandfather. Also in the collection are letters from a Robert Bradshaw Moorehead who writes of Bradshaw relatives. His grandfather's middle name was Hercules.

TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS

Hillsborough tithe applotments [FIN 5A/152] include Patrick, James and David Murray in the townland of Clogher, M. Murray in the townland of Edenticullo, and Thomas, Robert and Henry Murray in Hillsborough.

DOWNSHIRE ESTATE RECORDS

There are extensive records of the Kilwarlin Estate of the Marquis of Downshire in PRONI. I have checked several of the Estate Rental Books as follows:

  1. Estate Rental Book for July 1, 1858 - Jan.1, 1859 [PRONI D/671/R8/90]. Daniel Murray is listed in Lurganville with 7 acres, 2 roods and 19 perches.

The lease books of the Downshire Castlereagh Estate Records [PRONI: D/671/A4/8A & 8B] for September 1762 include the following lease in the Ballymackbreenan lands. Lease date 1775 for Tenant Number 3: William Murray Senior. Lives Present at Lease: John Murray aged 12 years, Michael Murray aged 3 years, his sons. In 1816 the landlord made the following notes: William Murray Senior lives on the farm. John and Michael, his sons, went to America in 1800. John died in 1805 and William died in January 1814.

PARISH RECORDS

Last updated 9/10/04.


Christopher E. Brennen