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Alford Image Library

The Murray Family
The Alford Image Library
The Murray Family

Tyler and Evelyn Murray, Jimmy and Jean Murray, Sandy and Lottie Murray and respective offspring.
Picture added on 19 March 2009
Hi, could you tell me if Jean Murray's maiden name was Duncan?. I am tracing my family history, and I think my gt gt aunt was Jean Thompson Duncan who married James Murray. Marshmyres is an address that has cropped up in talking with relatives. If this is the same Jean, then her mothers maiden name was Pickard. My father Albert Pickard was raised in Alford, and the names that I know of are the Lingard and Gilbert family. Can anyone help me? My dad was left orphaned in 1923 and I think he may have been fostered or cared for around that time by one of the families. Any info would be great.
Added by Anne Coutts on 08 November 2009
Jean,s maiden name was Duncan.I believe her brother Davy wrote a book which told of her childhood in Aberdeen and move to Marchmyres. Jean died on 26th dec 1979.
Added by Alistair Murray on 03 December 2009
Thank you Alistair for your reply. I don't suppose you know the name of the book? I have tried googling it but nothing came up.I'm sure this is the same Jean that my father knew.

Added by Anne Coutts on 04 December 2009
Hi, I thought i would give you an update. I found the book you mentioned. Its "Tenements and Sentiments", and it is my family thats in it. Mary Duncan (nee Pickard) was my Gt Grandmother, her daughter Georgina was my Grandmother. Both of them died when my dad was a toddler. He was sent to Alford with Jean as "boarded out" bairns. Jean would have really been his aunt although there was not much difference in ages. They went to live at Marchmyres with the Gilbert family. Dad's name was Albert Pickard. He died March 1976
Added by Anne Coutts (nee Pickard) on 24 October 2010
Great photo of my Grandad Jimmy & Grandma Jean Murray. Are the two boys with Jimmy his own? My dad was born in 1930 and he was the oldest son. Could Jimmy be holding Jim and Stewart? Is Jean holding Allan or my dad?
Added by Diane Warner ( nee Murray) on 27 December 2010
Picture taken at Parkhead,Tullynessle,(see Thomson photographs) home of John Tytler Murray and Agnes Murray circa 1933 possibly grandson Edwin's christening.In the picture are only some of their family.Starting on the left are John Tytler Murray II with John Tytler Murray III in his arms and his wife Eveline Constance Murray (nee McRobbie)with Eveline Constance Murray II at her feet,(My Mummy).Note the correct spellings.Seated is James Thom Murray with Stewartie on his knee and Jimmy in front,next to him sits his wife Jean (nee Duncan)with baby Edwin(Eddie).On the right hand side at the back stands Alexander (Sandy) with his wife Charlotte (Lottie)(nee Coutts),next to her is Elizabeth Thom Barbour(Betty)(nee Murray) carrying her daughter Sheila.The two children in front of Charlotte and Elizabeth are Molly Murray and Alexander Murray Jnr. Not in the picture are Mary Agnes Murray(Molly Wilson),Stewart,Jean Murray(Creasey), Martha Murray(Matty Smith) or Douglas.Hope this fills out some blanks.Happy New Year for 2011.
Added by Gordon Wackett on 31 December 2010
Adam Corbett Taylor Murray is not in the picture either.There were 10 of a family in the Murray household and the aul' hoose at Parkhead wisna very big.John Tytler Murray Sen.died at Parkhead 5th January 1952 and Agnes died at Esset Bank,Montgarrie 18th May 1954
Added by Gordon Wackett on 31 December 2010
Happy New Gordon and thank you very much. That makes sense the photo being circa 1933. Thought that was my dad and Stewart and Eddie. Lots of info here. Much appreciated, Diane
Added by Diane Warner ( nee Murray) on 03 January 2011
Hi Diane, I hope you don't mind me asking, but have you any info on your Gran's family? My dad was brought up with her in Alford, after leaving Aberdeen.She would have been his aunt. This is all new to me and I would love to know more about Jean and her parents. I could send you my e-mail address if you like. Thanks Anne.
Anonymous comment added on 14 January 2011
Just found this page I am Davie Duncan's daughter and would like to hear from all of you and perhaps fill in some gaps in our family tree
Anonymous comment added on 20 January 2013
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