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Murray in Hearthstane

Tweedsmuir Parish

John Murray tenant in Hearthstane

Hearthstane House, photo by Andrew Tweedie
Hearthstane House

John MURRAY was born about 1708 and was a son of William MURRAY and Margaret TWEEDIE. On 15 September 1734, John married Margaret LAIDLAW the daughter of William LAIDLAW of Nether Horsburgh. Margaret was also born about 1708 and she died 23 January 1744 at Hearthstane (see photo at right courtesy of Andrew Tweedie).  John MURRAY died at Hearthstanes on 15 April 1757.

Children of John MURRAY and Margaret LAIDLAW:

i.  William MURRAY was born about 1735.  On 15 October 1760, William married Margaret WATHERSTON in Tweedsmuir.  She was born about 1739 and died 2 September 1761.  William secondly married Barbara DUNLOP on 2 February 1765 in Drumelzier.

Child of William MURRAY and Barbara DUNLOP:

1.  John MURRAY, born about 1 Jan 1770 at Blythe in the West Linton Parish.

ii.  James MURRAY, born about 1739.

iii.  Alexander MURRAY, born about 1741.