Category Archives: McMURRAY Surname

Revisiting James and Mary McMurray’s Children…First Born James McMurray 1849 to 1933

On July 2, 2010, I wrote a quick summary about the McMurray Children of Kent County, New Brunswick. Their parents were James McMurray and his wife Mary Jackson.  That original post had several comments made on it so I suggest you go and review those comments. The original post was titled:  James and Mary McMurray’s Children, July 2, 2010.  For more posts written about the McMurrays and Jacksons see the page at the top of this blog by hovering with your mouse of the The Boardman Family Overview. 

When I attended the British Institute Course in Salt Lake City in 2013, I did a little searching for the records of the McMurray and Jackson family at the Family History Library after my class on Pre-1850 English Records.  I presented those findings in the posts titled:

The Origins of the McMurrays and Jacksons, August 1, 2014

This is what I wrote about James McMurray the son of James and Mary Jackson McMurray in first mentioned post above.

1.  James McMurray born about 1849 in England in Newcastle. James appears in the 1861 and 1871 census with his parents.  This means the family emigrated to New Brunswick sometime between 1849 and 1852. 

I believe I have found out more about James the son and his life in New Brunswick.

James the son was baptized on 1 April, 1849 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton County, England and born 8 March 1849.

James' Baptism in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

James’ Baptism in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Source:  Parish Registers of All Saints Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1600 to 1940, Church of England Parish Registers, Baptisms 1844 to 1864, FHL#1068964, Item 2, pg. 202, No. 1615, April 1, 1849. April 1, 1849, James so of James & Mary McMurray, Pilgrims Head, Mason, W G. Henderson. 

James appears in the 1861 Canadian Census of New Brunswick with his parents and other siblings.  He is 12 years old and born in England, Newcastle.  James the father may have been born in Ben Lomond (Beulowman might be a mixed up version of that area).

Line 15, James McMurray, w, head of the Family, age 30, Scotch Beulowman, mason and farmer, Presbyterian, 3 children in school, no defects. Mary Jackson McMurray, f, wife, age 33, English, Longtown, Presby., no defects. James McMurray, m, son, age 12, English, Newcastle, Presby, no defects; Ed Wm. McMurray m, son, age 10, native, Presby, no defects; Robert Carson McMurray, m, son, age 8, native, Presby., no defects; Charlotte Anna McMurray, f, daughter, age 6, native, Presby, no defects; John Jackson m, son, age 4, native, Presby., no defects; Mary Elizabeth, f, daughter, age 2, Presby, no defects.

Source: James McMurray Family, 1861 Canadian Census, Weldford Parish, Kent Co., New Brunswick, pg. 15. 

He is with his parents and family in the 1871 Canadian Census.

James McMurray, F#159, Male, age 52, birthplace Scotland, Religion Presbyterian, origin Scotch, occupation farmer, M/W M, birth year 1819.
Mary McMurray, F#159, F, age 52, birthplc England, Presbyterian, English, M, Birth year 1819
James McMurray, F#159, M, age 22 birthplc England, Presbyterian, Scotch, farmer, birth year 1849. 
Edmand McMurray F#159, M, age 19, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, farmer, birth year 1852. 
Robert McMurray F#159, M, age 17, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, farmer, birth year 1854.
Charlotte McMurray, F# 159, Gender F, Age 14, Birth Place New Brunswick, Religion: Presbyterian, origin Scotch, occupation scholar, birth year 1857.
John McMurray F#159, M, age 12, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1859.
Mary McMurray F#159, F, age 10, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1861.
Richard McMurray F#159 M, age 8, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1863.
Thomas McMurray F#159 M, age 6, born New Brunswick, Presbyterian, Scotch, scholar, birth year 1865.

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Kent County, New Brunswick, Film C-10390, pg. 51, Parish Weldon.

This is where it gets interesting and I believe that this is the son, James, with his own family appearing in the 1881 Canadian census in Glomely, Northumberland, New Brunswick.  He is the same name, right age and born in England.  I am not sure about the “Glomely” it was hard to read.

New Brunswick Counties 1873 to present

New Brunswick Counties 1873 to present

Wikipedia has a description of the parishes of New Brunswick in Northumberland:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenelg_Parish,_New_Brunswick

Source:  James McMurray Family and Donald Cameron Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Parish of Glenelg, Northumberland, New Brunswick, page 8-9,

line 10, 31, 31, Cameron, Donald, M, 71, born NB, all Presbyterian, All Scotch, Farmer
Cameron, Flora, F, 55, born PEI, weaver
Cameron, Catherine, F, 25, Children born NB
Cameron, Margery, F, 20
Cameron, Archibald, M, 17
Cameron, Alexander, M, 14
McMurray James, M, 33, born England – Labour
McMurry, Ann, F, 29, born NB
McMurray, Am. Ellen, F, 9/12, Born NB

We find this same James McMurray and Annie still in Northumberland Co. in 1891.

Line 22, 1 1/1/2/10, 10, McMurray James, Male, 42, born England, father born Scotland, mother born England, farm labourer
McMurray, Annie, F, 39, wife, born NB
McMurray, Annie E, F, 11, Daughter, born NB
McMurray, Mary C, F, 2, Daughter, born NB

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Glenelg Div, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Dist#17, page 2-3, enumerated 7 April 1891, James Cameron

He is still there in the 1901 Canadian Census.

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1901 Canadian Census, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick, page 1, Dist#19, SD#2, enumerated by Archibald Cameron, April 1,2,and 3, 1901.

line 32, 6, 6, McMurray, James, M, W, Head, M, 8th march 1849, 52, England, No. immigrated 1851, Scotch, Canadian, Presbyterian, 12, 240 (can’t read his occupation), read write etc.
McMurray, Annie, F, W, Wife, M, 15 Nov, 1852, 49, NB r
McMurray Katie C, F, W, daughter, S, 12 Dec. 1888, 12, NBr, 9 months school

Annie and James are living in Chatham Parish in the 1911 Canadian Census.

Source: James McMurray Family, 1911 Canadian Census, Chatham Parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Dist#31, SD #10, ED#19, page 9, enumerated by H. Melbourne Russell

line 38, 71, 85, McMurray, James, M, head, M, March 1849, 62, England, 1851, Scotch, Canadian, Presbyterian, no occupation, 1000, 36.00, all can read and write and speak.
McMurray, Annie, F, Wife, M, Nov. 1851, 59, NB
McMurray, Katie, F, Daughter, S, Dec 1888, 22, NB

James and Annie are in Loggieville in 1921.

Source:  James McMurray Family, 1921 Canadian Census, Loggieville, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick, page 10-11, Dist#44, ED#29, enumerated by Arnold Torrent/Forest. 

Line 49 pg. 10 – 95, 95, McMurray, James, Township Chatham, Loggieville, BO, S, W, 6, head, Male, Married, 72, born England, father born Scotland, mother Born England, immigrated 1851, Canada, English, speaks English, no French, Presbyterian, laborer, odd jobs, $900
McMurray, Annie, wife, F, M, 69, born NB, father born NB, mother ???
Line 1 page 11.
McMurray Katie, all Chatham, all Loggieville, daughter, F, S, 32, all born NB, Presbyterian, read and write.
McNaughton, Grace, lodger, F, S, 20, school teacher, grade school, $800.
Cameron Crystinia, lodger, F, S, 22, school, public school, $720.

James died on 11 September 1933 in Loggieville.

Source:  James McMurray, Death Certificate #069487, September 11, 1933, Loggieville, NB

Northumberland, Village of Loggieville, Sub Chatham parish, James MacMurray, Loggieville, NB, Male, Scotch, Married, birthplace England, date of birth 1849, 84 years 6 months. Labourer, General, Married Annie Cameron, 30 years in place of death, in province 75 years, father James McMurray, born Scotland, mother Mary Jackson born England. Informant: Mrs. Donald MacNaughton, Black River, NB daughter. Buried in St. Stephens, Sept 13, 1933. Undertaker W.LL. D. Russell, Loggieville, NB. Attended deceased from Sept 10 to Sept 11. Death pneumonia, No autopsy, Dr’s information is smudged. Filed Dec 16, 1933 by E.L. Morris.

I also found Annie’s death certificate and it just adds to the information about James and Annie:

Mrs. Annie MacMurray, Loggieville, Chatham parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick, female, Canadian, Scotch, Widow, born NB, age 84, 8 months, died 20 August, 1936, cardiac failure, father Donald Cameron, Black River, NB, mother Flora McIntyre PEI Prince Edward, Informant Katie MacMurray, Loggieville, daughter, buried St. Stephens, Aug 28, 1936. undertake W. L.D. Russell of Loggieville.

Source:  Mrs. Annie MacMurray, Death Certificate #7834, Loggieville, Chatham, Northumberland, New Brunswick. 

I do believe that this is definitely James McMurray’s family, the son of James McMurray and Mary Jackson McMurray and my great-grandmother Charlotte’s older brother. Of course more research is always needed.

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Phillip and Margaret McMurray Brown’s children: Alice Maria Brown Wellman

Tweflth Line Cemetery

Twelfth Line Cemetery Location in Hastings County, ON – Google Maps

Alice Maria Brown was born about 1845 in Rawdon Twp., She married a Gilbert Barton Wellman who was born 20 May, 1848. Alice died 20 November, 1921 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings County, Ontario.  She died on the 20th and was buried on November 22, 1921 in the Twelfth Line Cemetery in Hastings Co.,

Wellman, Alice Maria, Female, Married, White, 76 yrs 8 mos, 24, days, born Rawdon, Housewife, always in Ontario and area, father Phillip Brown, mother Margaret McMurray, Information W.A. Wellman, Bonarlaw, Ontario, son, 12th concession, date of burial Nov. 22, 1921, date of death 20 Nov. 1921, Senility, 2 yrs. and paralysis of the heart, J.R. Simmons, Spring Brook, Nov. 21, 1921,

Source: Alice Maria Wellman, Death Certificate, 22 November 1921, Rawdon, Hastings Co. #015986, Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1938 and Overseas

Gilbert Barton Wellman died on 4 January 1936 in Rawdon Twp..  His father was David Wellman and mother was Jane Barton.

Ontario, Hastings, Rawdon, 70 yrs, Wellman, Gilbert Barton, Lot, 21, 12 Con. Rawdon West, Male, Anglo-Saxon, British, widowed, born Rawdon, Ontario, May 20, 1848, 87 yrs, 7 mos, 8 days, farmer, retired 15 years, father David Wellman, Mother Jane Barton, both of Rawdon, Informant David Wellman Bonarlaw RR#1, son, Place of burial 12th Line Cemetery, Jan 6, 1936, Died Jan 4, 1936, pneumonia. Hamilton Crawford MD, Marmora. Reg. L.C. Bateman. 

Source:  Gilbert Barton Wellman, January 4, 1936, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, #018136, page 71. Ontario Canada Deaths and overseas 1869-1947

Alice and Barton Wellman appear in the 1881 Canadian Census:

Wellman, Barton, Male, age 31, born 1850, born Ontario, married, Farmer, English, Methodist,
Wellman, Alice, F, 36, born Ontario,
Wellman, Zora, F, 6 born Ontario
Wellman, Barton Edmond Wellman, M, 3 yrs.
Wellman, Margret Barton, F, 7m, born Ontario

Source: Barton Wellman Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist #122, C, pg. 8. 

They appear in the 1891 Canadian census they are in Rawdon Twp., and North Hastings:

Line 11, North 5, 88, Wellman, Barton, M 42, M, all born in Ontario, Farmer, Allas, F, 46, M, parents born Ireland, Zora, F, 16, Edmund, M, 13, Margaret, F, 10, David, M, 4

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., North Hastings, page 19, enumerated on 18 April, 1891, by James McComb. 

The family appears in the 1901 census using initials:  E.B. Willman age 23, G.B. Willman age 53, AM Willman age 56, MM Willman age 20 and DA Willman age 14. They are in Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co. and he is a carpenter. On line 34 page 5.

Things get real interesting in the 1911 Canadian Census for the Wellman family page 2, Rawdon, 80 Hastings West Co., Ontario

Line 6, 11, 11, Wellman, Barton G. con 11, Lot 2, M, Head, M, May 1868, 62, all born in Ontario, Alice M., F, Wife, M, Feb. 1875, Edward, M, Son, S, Sep. 1877, 33. McMullan, Mable, F, grand-daughter, S, Oct. 1900, 10, McMullen Hershine, M, grand son, S, Nov. 1901, 9, McMullen, Eveline, F, grand-daughter, S, July, 1903, 7, McMullen, Verna W. F, grad daughter, 5, May, 1906, age 4.

Line 13, 12, 12, Wellman. David A., Con 11, Lot 2, M, Nov. 1886, 24, Jennie, L, F, Wife, M, March, 1888, 23, David W., M, son, S, Dec. 1907, 3, Clarence, M, son, S, April 1909, 2

UPDATE: July 12, 2016 – A visitor to this blog shared additional information about the Wellman family.  There are two additional children I did not know about. There is a transcript to the Wellman bible with additional information that has errors. There is additional information about this family, I will only add some of it to the information below.  If interested leave a comment.  This will change the order of the children

  1.  Philip Brown Wellman, died young.  (NEW)

2.  Zora Wellman born about 1875 in Ontario. She married a Gilbert McMullen on 25 October 1889 in Hastings.  This means that Zora died before 1911 per the above census.

Zora Z. Wellman, age 25, born about 1874 in Rawdon, married on 25, Oct. 1899 in Hastings. Father Barton Wellman, mother Alice Brown. Spouse Gilbert McMullen, age 38, born about 1861 in Rawdon. Father Andrew McMullen and mother Catherine Wescott.  Source Ontario Canada Marriages 1801 to 1928

Update:  July 12, 2016 – Zora was in the Rockwell Hospital in Kingston, Ontario in the 1911 census and eventually recovered. In the 1911 Canadian census her children are living with her parents and brother in Rawdon Twp.  Her final fate is still unknown.

3.  Edward Barton Wellman born about 1876/8 and died 14 December, 1912 in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario. He married a Katie Myrtle Eleanor Gifford on 26 June, 1912 in Hastings Co.  She was the daughter of Samuel Sterling Gifford and Precella Lidster.  Source was Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928

Wellman, Edward Barton, male, white, died Dec. 14, 1912, born 1876, 35 yrs. 5 mos, 5 dys, Lot 22 Con 11, farmer, married, father Gilbert Barton Wellman Rawdon, mother Alice Brown, Rawdon, Dr. Tolton, P.J. Belleville, Dec. 16, 1912. Died Dec. 14, 4:30 pm., suicide, Rifle Shot, Instantly, H. H. Alger, Striling Ont. Dec. 16, 1912.

Source:  Edward Barton Wellman, 14 Dec. 1912, Death, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 545 Deaths. #015464, Ontario Canada Deaths 1869-1938, Overseas 1939-1947.

Update: July 12, 2016 – Sadly Edward/Edmond tried to shoot his wife Katie and then shot himself.  Katie survived and remarried to a Myron Seymore.

4. Margaret Wellman born 1880. She may have married on 12 August 1884 but no name of spouse was given for it was only and index.  There are many references to a Margaret in the census for 1911 but not knowing her married name will take a bit of work to figure out what happened to her. Update: July 12, 2016 the name of her husband is Carl Wheeler Nixon.

5. Ethel Alvina Wellman – died young. (NEW)

6.  David Wellman about 1887.  The David listed in the 1911 Canadian census above might be a son of Barton and Alice Wellman appearing next door to them.  Update: July 12, 2016 – David married Jennie Gifford, sister to Katie see #3.

Once again, more research needs to be done on this family and the children.  A thorough census study, marriage, and burial records needs to be done to piece it all together.  It is time to move on to other family members.

Thanks to the visitor for sharing these updates.

Genealogical Education: The British Institute courses 2014

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2006 Temple Square SLC

Last year in October 2013, I took the Sources for Tracing Pre-mid-Nineteeth Cemetery Ancestors course offered by the British Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. http://www.isbgfh.org/

The course was excellent and one of my teachers appeared on an episode this last year of “Who Do You Think You Are?”  I was very excited when I saw Paul Blake on the show.  http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are

I started to build on my Boardman and McMurray/Jackson family lines on my mother’s side and I posted my findings on this blog.

Family History Library 2006

Family History Library 2006

This year in 2014, I will be attending the Institute again in Salt Lake City and taking Scottish Research: The Fundamentals and Beyond, by Paul Milner.  So I am currently in the process of preparing to attend this course and getting ready for the trip to Salt Lake City.  I also plan to take advantage of the opportunity to do more of the family research at the Family History Library.  It will be a very intense week of classes and researching.  So I will be getting back to posting on this blog some time in November 2014 about my findings in Ontario and more.

The Line at opening to the Family History Library

The Line at opening to the Family History Library

This will be my sixth trip to Salt Lake City and the Family History Library.  https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library  This library and their online website for their records has contributed greatly to my research successes.  https://familysearch.org/search  I do know of people who go there even more than six times.

2009 3rd Floor Family History Library

2009 3rd Floor Family History Library

At the National Genealogical Society Conference held in Salt Lake City in 2010 Family Search announced that they would digitize their whole collection and it would take 100 years but they had created ways to improve digital transfer so they could do it in 10 years.  I was amazed.  Every time I go to their website it changes and gets better and better and sometimes more complicated.

2013 British Institute

2013 British Institute getting ready…

2013 British Institute Class

2013 British Institute Class

Well it is time to get back to planning for this trip.  One of the requirements is to read a book on Scottish History, so I best go and get my two chapters in.

The History of Scotland,” by Peter & Fiona Somerset Fry, reprinted several times 1997.

The Origins of the McMurrays and Jacksons…

Last October 2013, I took a trip to Salt Lake City and attended the British Institute taking classes on English records research.  I also spent time in the Family History Library trying to find out more about the origins of my mother’s family.

I presented my research in England for the  Boardman’s in a previous post.  I found that they really did come from Lancashire, England.  I still have to do more confirming of the possible children I listed in my post but I find it very intriguing that the McMurray’s and Jacksons were also in Lancashire and came over to Canada about the same time?

Here is what I have found so far regarding the McMurray and Jackson connection.  I was inspired by cousins who have gone before me.  James and Mary are my 2nd great grandparents through their daughter my great-grandmother Charlotte Ann McMurray Boardman.

1.  The marriage of James to Mary Jackson took place on 25 January 1847 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

Source:  Church of England, Parish Registers for St. Peter’s Church, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.  Marriage of James McMurray to Mary Jackson, 25 January 1847, St. Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, FHL#1656509 Marriages 1846 to 1849, pg. 233, Entry #465. 

2.  The birth of James, their son, 8 March 1849, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton Co., England. He was christened on 1 April, 1849 at All Saints, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northampton Co., England.

Source:  Church of England Parish Registers, Parish Registers of All Saints Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1600 to 1940, Baptism, 1844 to 1864. FHL#1068964, ITem 2 pg. 202 No. 1615, April 1, 1849.

3.  Source:  Anne Jackson Family 1851 Returns of England and Wales Census, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Civil Parish: Liverpool Ecclesiastical parish Pembroke Place St. Silas, Town: Liverpool, County Lancashire County, England, Reg. District Liverpool, Sub Reg Islington, ED 1k, Hse #41, Piece 2184, Folio 348, page 13. This census was difficult to read.

 41, 3 [Walkenson] Ann Jackson, age 67, Head, Widow, 67, occupation _____, born Lancashire, William Jackson, son, age 24, occupation ___________, born Cumberland, Longtown, Richard Jackson, son, age 21, occupation _________, born Cumberland, Longtown, Jame McMurray, son-in-law, age 25 stonemason, born Scotland, Mary McMurray, daughter, age 29, occupation _____________, born Cumberland, Longtown, James McMurray, grandson, age 2, Northampton Newcastle.

There is more to do on this family but I am not very hopeful for further research in England.