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Murrays in Edinburgh

Great King Street

James Murray, Edinburgh Doctor

Dr. James Murray
Dr. James Murray

James MURRAY was born 20 July 1858 on Hamilton Place in Edinburgh.  He was a son of James MURRAY and Agnes RITCHIE.  James attended Edinburgh University and eventually earned his MB and CM (see graduation photo at left, click on photo for larger image).  In the early 1880's, James was working as a Medical Practitioner and living on Main Street in Biggar, Lanarkshire.  Before the 1890's and until at least the early 20th Century, Dr. James MURRAY lived at One Brandon Street in Edinburgh (see photo above right, click on photo for larger image).

On 24 December 1896, Dr. MURRAY married Eleanor MORTIMER at the Royal Station Hotel in Forres, Elginshire.She was born 7 June 1875 at Hardmuir in the Parish of Auldearn in Nairn.  Eleanor was the daughter of John MORTIMER and Isabella Hannah CUMMING

One Brandon Street
One Brandon Street

51 Great King Street
51 Great King Street

Dr. James MURRAY was known to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay and he likewise treated the ailments many doctors of that era avoided.  One of those maladies was pulmonary tuberculosis and the good doctor eventually contracted TB in 1921.  Dr. James MURRAY died of TB on 21 July 1923 at 51 Great King Street in Edinburgh (see photo at right, click on photo for larger image).  Eleanor Mortimer MURRAY died near London in the late 1940's.

Children of James MURRAY and Eleanor MORTIMER:

i.  Eleanor Agnes Ritchie MURRAY, who was born on 28 July 1899 at One Brandon Street, Edinburgh.

ii.  James Dalton MURRAY, who was born on 6 March 1911 in Edinburgh.