People | James Murray 1855-1900
- This page: A timeline of the life of James Murray - born in 1855.
- Status: In preparation - 90% completed
- First Published: 20 January 2019
James Murray had a relatively short life (44 years) but he encountered more 'raw life' in those few years than most people do in a normal life span.
James Murray | Origins
James Murray was born in 1855 at Hallrule, Hobkirk in the Rule valley near Jedburgh in the Socttiosh Borders. He died in 1900 in Lancashire from nephritis (kidney disease).
|Birth||04 October 1847||Hallrule, Hobkirk, Scotland|
|Death||25 April 1900||26 Walthew Lane, Bridge, near Wigan||His grave is in Rhodes, Middleton, Lancashire|
He was born to itinerant farm workers in the Sottish Borders and like them he took up farm working after school.
|Father||Walter Murray||of Lilliesleaf, Roxbughshire|
|Mother||Catherine Dalgliesh||of Yarrow, selkirkshire|
|Parents link||Walter & Catherine Murray||1847 - 1907|
James Murray | Timeline
After 1871, like many of his generation, he appeared to recognise that his parents way of life would no longer be sustainable.
At some point he moved to Lancashire and by 1881 he was a policeman. He had also married Amelia Evans, from North Wales, in 1880. They had a daughter Mary. Their second child died soon after birth and Amelia then died shortly afterwards aged 34 .
In 1890 he married Sarah Lancashire in Middleton and they had four children: Robert, Catherine, Edith and John. John was only 15 months old when James died of nephritis (kidney disease).
He was buried in All Saints Church graveyard in Rhodes, Middleton.
There are no known photographs of James Murray.
|1855||Birth||of James Murray||at Hallrule, Hobkirk||SR: Full Register|
|1861||Resident &||is a 'scholar'||Hallrule, Hobkirk||CEN: Record|
|1871||Resident &||is recorded as an 'agricultural labourer'||at Billerwell, Hobkirk||CEN: Record|
|1880||Married||Amelia Evans||Cong. Church, Pennington, Lancs||SR: Certificate||1880||Resident||& a County Police Constable||Leigh||SR: TBC|
|1881||1st Child born||Mary Murray||Leigh||SR: Qx Register|
|1881||Resident||[Mary is 2 months old]||23 St Helens Road, Leigh||CEN: record|
|1882||2nd Child born||but did not live||Leigh||SR: Qx Register|
|1882||Ameila||died soon after childbirth||Leigh||SR: Qx Register|
|1890||Married||Sarah Lancashire||Wesleyan Meth. Chapel, Middleton||SR: Certificate|
|1891||1st Child born||Robert Lancashire Murray||Denton||SR: Qx Register|
|1891||Resident||& is a Police Constable||79 Holland Street, Denton||CEN:Record|
|1893||2nd Child born||Catherine Murray||Denton||SR: Qx Register|
|1894||3rd Child born||Edith Murray||Denton||SR: Qx Register|
|1898||4th Child born||John Murray||Wigan||SR: Qx Register|
|1900||Death||from Nephritis||26 Walthew Lane, Hindley, nr Wigan||SR: Certificate|
|1900||Buried||grave||All Saints, Rhodes||[TBC]|
- PR: Parish Records
- SR: Statutory Records
- CEN: Census
More about the Sources: see the Registers page for bacground and dates for the Census and Births, Deaths & Marriages records.
James Murray | Places
Birth place of James Murray:
Hallrule Farm Cottages, Parish of Hobkirk, Scotland
Wedding of James & Sarah Murray
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Wood St. Middleton
Grave of James Murray
All Saints Church graveyard
Last Updated: 31 Jan 2019