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James and Mary’s McMurray’s Children

I thought it might be a good idea to review James and Mary’s children based on the Canadian census that I found for them from 1861 to 1901.  I still need to track each child eventually.  In reviewing the children it might help to lead to a good research plan and interesting events for this whole family.  I have featured the 1861 to 1901 census in detail in the previous two posts.

James and Mary McMurray had the following children:

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. 

2.  Edward William McMurray born about 1852 in New Brunswick. Edward appears in the 1861 and 1871 census with the parents.

3.  Robert Carlson Carson McMurray born about 1854 in New Brunswick.  Robert appears in the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census.  This son along with his wife and 3 of his children are buried with the parents in the same cemetery.  I will discuss this in the next post.  

4.  Charlotte Anna McMurray born 13 October 1855 in New Brunswick.  Charlotte is with this family in 1871 and 1861 census.  In the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census she is with Edmund and her children.

5.  John Jackson McMurray born about 1859 in New Brunswick. John appears in the 1861 and 1871 with his parents.

6  Mary Elizabeth McMurray born about 1861 in New Brunswick.  I have Mary with her parents from 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901.   The census changes her initial and in one she is Elizabeth but I think it is the same child.  She is about 40 in the last census so she probably continues to live beyond her parents. 

7.  Richard McMurray born about 1863 in New Brunswick.  Richard is in the 1871 census only.   Richard lived to 1886 and was only about 23 when he died.  He is also buried with his parents.  I will discuss this in the next post.

8.  Thomas Murray  McMurray born about 1865 in New Brunswick.  Thomas appears in the 1871 and 1881 census with his parents. 

There is a mention of a Leena in the 1901 census who is listed as 13 years old and a daughter.  This means that Mary, the mother, had this child when she was 64 years old and we know that cannot be possible; therefore,  I think Leena is a grand-daughter of Mary and a child of one of the other children? 

This provides a summary of the James and Mary McMurray family and my great-grandmother Charlotte’s siblings and I can now do more census work to see if I can find them and learn more about where and what happened to them all.