Murrays in Coltness
Robert Murray Gamekeeper
Robert MURRAY was born about 25 February 1807 at the Coulterallers Farm in the Coulter Parish of Lanarkshire. He was a son of Robert MURRAY and Annie HALLIDAY. Robert married Anna INGLIS on 15 June 1832 in the Roberton Parish of Lanarkshire. In 1833, Robert and Anna were living and working at Eliock in the Sanquhar Parish of Dumfriesshire. In the 1840's, they were living at Murdostoun, in the Cambusnethan Parish of Lanarkshire where Robert was a Gamekeeper. By the late 1850's, the family was living at Murray's Acre (see photo at right, click on photo for larger image) in Coltness, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire.
Murray's Acre was probably named for this MURRAY family which lived there until the mid 1860's. The photograph of Murray's Acre appears here courtesy of Mr. David Mooney.
Robert MURRAY died on 12 January 1878 on Gold's Land in Cambusnethan. Ann Inglis MURRAY died on 22 February 1897 in the village of Gartness in Lanarkshire.
Children of Robert MURRAY and Anna INGLIS:
i. Agnes Inglis MURRAY, who was born on 27 July 1834 in Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire.
ii. Robert MURRAY who was born 11 April 1836 in Sanquhar.
iii. John Inglis MURRAY who was born in August of 1844 in Shotts, Lanarkshire.
iv. James Hunter MURRAY who was born 29 September 1848 in Cambusnethan.
v. Ann Halliday MURRAY who was born 06 September 1850 in Cambusnethan.
vi. Grace Inglis MURRAY who was born 07 September 1857 at Murray's Acre Farm in Coltness in Cambusnethan. Grace died on 06 June 1864 at Murray's Acre.