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Defender's Family

Adam Murray in Ireland


Adam MURRAY was born in Ireland and was the eldest son of James MURRAY and Anne PATTERSON.  Adam married Hannah RICHARDSON who was the daughter of Thomas RICHARDSON, Esquire of Bloom Hill, County Tyrone, Ireland.  Adam MURRAY died in 1812.

Adam MURRAY and Hannah RICHARDSON raised the following family:

i.  James MURRAY, of Bloom Hill, Co. Tyrone.  James proudly displayed the sword of Adam MURRAY, his great-grandfather at the 1788 Centenary Celebration in Londonderry.  The activities were to commemorate the "shutting of the gates" and the sword symbolizes Adam MURRAY's slaying of the enemy French Commander during the siege.  James MURRAY, of Bloom Hill, died unmarried in 1822.

ii.  Thomas MURRAY, who was born about 1773.  Thomas was a Major in the 18th Royal Irish Regiment.  On 10 September 1798, Thomas married Rose BOND.  Thomas MURRAY died in 1805.

Children of Thomas MURRAY and Rose BOND:

1.  Adam MURRAY, born about 1800.  Adam was a Medical Doctor in the Honourable East India Company Service.  Dr. Adam MURRAY died on 08 March 1868.

2.  James MURRAY, who was born 24 December 1802.

iii.  Elizabeth MURRAY.  Elizabeth married James ELLIS and apparently no children were born to this couple.

iv.  Sarah MURRAY.  Sarah married William BOND, Esquire of Clooney.

v.  Hannah Richardson MURRAY.  Hannah married John ALEXANDER, Esquire of Caw, Kilfennan, Enagh, and Granaugh.

Children of John ALEXANDER and Hannah MURRAY:

1.  Rev. Samuel ALEXANDER, Rector of Termon.

2.  Hannah ALEXANDER, who was born about 1806.

vi.  Isabella MURRAY.  Isabella died unmarried

vii.  Dorothea MURRAY.  Dorothea died unmarried.