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Murrays in Tweedsmuir


William Murray tenant in Fruid

Fruid Farm House
Fruid Farm House
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William Murray, tenant in Fruid, was probably born about 1675 and the names of his parents are currently unknown.  Probably early in the 18th century, William MURRAY married Margaret TWEEDIE, who later became known as "Gudewife o' Herstanes." (Good wife of Hearthstane)  Margaret was baptized 28 Dec 1678, the daughter of Alexander TWEEDIE and Marion HUNTER.  William MURRAY, tenant in Fruid, which is in Tweedsmuir Parish of Peeblesshire, died sometime before about 1717.

Margaret TWEEDIE was married secondly, probably before 1719 to Humphrey WELSH, tenant at Hearthstane.  Hearthstane is also in the Tweedsmuir Parish of Peeblesshire.  Margaret TWEEDIE died on 03 Apr 1772 in Tweedsmuir.

William MURRAY and Margaret TWEEDIE had the following children:

i.  James MURRAY, born about 1703, Tenant in Easter Stanhope.

ii.  John MURRAY, born about 1708, tenant in Hearthstane.

iii.  Mary MURRAY, born about 1712.