Alexander Murray (2) of Slaps

Generation 4:iii

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Alexander Murray (2) of Slaps b.1706 at Alvah, Banffshire d.18 December 1792 at Slap, Aberdeenshire (buried at Old King Edward cemetery, Aberdeenshire)

Son (iii) of William Murray of Inverichnie b.1682 at Inverichnie, Alvah, Aberdeenshire d.7 March 1753 at Inverichnie and Elspet Davidson.

Married 23 January 1735 at Auchterless, Aberdeenshire Margaret Barclay b.November 1711 at Auchterless, Aberdeenshire christened on 22 November there d.12 July 1795 at Slap and buried at King Edward cemetery, daughter of Peter Barclay b.1681 d.January 1757 and (married circa 1708) Barbara Wilson b.12 September 1686 d.after July 1757.

They had the following children:

F i Barbara b.circa1736 at Turriff.
Married 14 July 1754 at Turriff Alexander Morison
M ii William b.circa1737 at Alvah, Banffshire.
Married 13 July 1760 at Aberdeen Jean Duncan
M iii Patrick b.circa1739 d.10 May 1816 at Peterhead buried at King Edward cemetery there.
Married 1 July 1773 at Turriff Janet Panton.
M iv James b.circa 1743 at Turriff christened 1 April 1743 d.before November 1746.
M v Alexander b.circaNovember 1744 at Turriff christened 6 November 1744. Shown to have had 5 children
M vi James b.circaNovember 1746 at Turriff christened 21 November 1746.
Married 21 November 1792 at Turriff Anne Loban
? vii Andrew (1) of Slaps b.20 October 1748 at Slap, Turriff d.16 July 1831 buried at King Edward cemetery
Married 5 January 1783 at Turriff Jean Strachan b.1754 at Gamrie, Banffshire d.12 July 1832 at Slap buried at King Edward cemetery
? viii Arthur b.June 1754 at Turriff christened 16 June 1754
? ix Elspet b.circaJune 1754 at Turriff christened 21 June 1754.
Married 26 August 1779 at Turriff Peter (Patrick) Mitchell.

29 January, 2010

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Iain Forrest tells us (for which many thanks):- "there is a letter dated 6 December 1753 written by Alexander Murray replying to a complaint by John Urquhart concerning 'sheep spoiling my plantation', to which Alexander 'promises amendment'. The letter from Alexander was reported to be 'nicely paragraphed and beautifully written'.

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen). Corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates from Robert Murray Watt and Iain Forrest.

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

Stevenson family tree and many Stevenson and Anderson photos

Deepest thanks for some fantastic pictures and for writing the wonderful book 'Jobs for the Boys' to Hew Stevenson, which you can see on

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

© John Hibbert 2001-2013

28 February, 2021