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Murray of Stanhope


Frances Caroline Murray Williamson Gyll Innes

Frances Caroline MURRAY, youngest daughter Sir John MURRAY and Catherine CALLANDER, was born on 23 October 1806.  Frances was baptized in St. Marylebone, London, England on 05 March 1807.

On 16 July 1827, Frances MURRAY was married to Captain Ferdinand Thomas WILLIAMSON in St. Marylebone. Ferdinand was the eldest son of Reverend Thomas WILLIAMSON, Rector of Stoke Damerel, Devonshire and his wife Mary Anne.  Ferdinand was born on 17 April 1797 and was baptized in St. Luke, in the Chelsea district of London on 25 June 1797.  Ferdinand Thomas WILLIAMSON died in Florence, Italy on 10 December 1834.  There were no children born to this marriage.

Salisbury Hall in Hertsfordshire
Salisbury Hall near Shenley, Herts

On 30 September 1835, Frances MURRAY married Hamilton GYLL of Shenley Lodge, later known as Salisbury Hall, which is located in Hertfordshire.  (see photo of Salisbury Hall at right, click on photo for larger image)  Hamilton GYLL was born on 05 May 1804 in St. Marylebone, London.  Hamilton was a son of Captain William GYLL, of Wyrardisbury House in Buckinghamshire and his wife Harriet Jane Laura FLEMING who was a daughter of the Hamilton FLEMING who claimed to be the Earl of Wigtoun.

  Hamilton GYLL, of Salisbury Hall, died in London on 21 February 1844.

Children of Hamilton GYLL and Frances Caroline MURRAY:

i. Hamilton Flemyng Campbell GYLL-MURRAY, who was born on 11 August 1836,

ii. Bellenden Charles John GYLL, who was born on 13 March 1838, probably in Hertfordshire.

On 3 June 1847, at the Kensington Parish Church in London, Frances Caroline MURRAY married Captain George INNES of the Royal Artillery.  George INNES was a son of Colonel James INNES.  George INNES enter the Royal Artillery in about 1830 and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 4 September 1931.  He was promoted to Captain of the 9th Battalion on 16 November 1846.  Captain George Innes died before 1861 at which time Frances was living in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

In April of 1871, widowed Frances Caroline Innes was living at the Dalton Villa on Ormsby Road in Portsmouth.  Her son, Bellenden, was also living with her at this time.

In 1881, Frances and her son Bellenden were living on Victoria Road in Portsmouth.  By 1882, Frances and Bellenden were living on Livingstone Road in Southsea, Southampton.  Bellenden, suffering from tuberculosis, was only 43 years old when he died at the house on Livingstone Road, on 26 January 1882.

In the middle 1880's Frances was living at Lincoln Villa on Campbell Road in Southsea.

Frances Caroline Murray Williamson Gyll INNES died on 8 March 1888 at The Grange (the home of her eldest son, Hamilton) on Stamshaw Road in Portsmouth, Hampshire.