Andrew Murray (1) of Slaps

Generation 5:ii

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Andrew Murray (1) of Slaps b.20 October 1748 at Slap, Turriff d.16 July 1831 buried at King Edward cemetery. More information

Son (ii) of Alexander Murray (2) of Slaps. Unknown dates.

Married 5 January 1783 at Turriff Jean Strachan b.1754 at Gamrie, Banffshire d.12 July 1832 at Slap buried at King Edward cemetery, daughter of John Strachan b.circa 1725 and Jean Udny b.circa 1730.

They had the following children:

M i Alexander (4) RN of Blackhouse b.3 April 1784 at Slap christened 10 April 1784 at Turriff d.2 March 1864 at Peterhead
Married 11 April 1807 Catherine Johnston b.27 October 1785 at Crimond, Aberdeenshire d.16 January 1818 at Peterhead, sister of his brother William's wife Anne.
M ii John b.March 1786 christened 7 March 1786 at Turriff d.20 October 1841 at Kurnaul, Bengal, India. Surgeon-General and Inspector-General of Hospitals in India.
Married (1) unknown Fraser.
Married (2) 7 August 1819 at Turriff Mary Urquart.
M iii James b.January 1788 at Turriff christened 1 February 1788 d.before 16 April 1822.
Married 12 July 1823 at Aberdeen Margaret Jamieson
M iv Elspet b.circa 1790
M v William (2) of Slaps b.circa April 1792 at Turriff christened 10 April 1792 d.7 September 1857 at Slap buried at King Edward cemetery.
Married 30 April 1823 Anne Johnston, sister of his brother Alexander's wife.

26 January, 2010

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Andrew Murray held the farm of Slap near Turriff, that had been held by his father.

Andrew's Will was made in 1822. It divides £60 between his sons and daughter; £60 to Isabella Jean Murray, daughter of his second son John "presently at the Cape of Good Hope" otherwise to be split between the children of his present wife; £100 to his son William, presently at Slap (if he did not marry, the money was to go his illegitimate son Robert. His house and furniture was given to William following the death of his wife, and later his son William was appointed executor to his Will. Perhaps James and George, sons not mentioned in his Will, had already perished or gone away.

His estate was valued at £330, and Andrew Murray was the advocate commissary. The inventory was signed by William Murray and William Urquart JP.

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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