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Jane MACKENNY ( -1851)

1. Jane MACKENNY, daughter of J MACKENNY ( - ), married Pulteney MURRAY on 23 May 1848. She died on 19 October 1851.


... of Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Jane MacKenny died a short time after the birth of her only child Pulteney Henry.


Pulteney MURRAY, son of Major General James Patrick 2 MURRAY (1782-1834) and Elizabeth RUSHWORTH (1783-1865), was born on 9 July 1807 in Galway, Ireland. He was born in 1807 in Perth. He was baptised on 20 December 1809 in Freshwater Church. He was a Major in the Army + Sub Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary. He had 1 child. He died on 20 September 1875 in Galway. He and Jane MACKENNY had the following children:



Pulteney Henry MURRAY (1849-1912)

Second Generation

2. Colonel Pulteney Henry MURRAY, son of Pulteney MURRAY and Jane MACKENNY, was born on 17 November 1849 in Edenderry, Queens County, Ireland. He was a Colonel in the Army. He married Mary Leaycraft INGHAM on 20 January 1876 in Hammersmith Ch., London, England. He died on 15 September 1912 in "Mangroville", Paget, Bermuda. He died in November 1912.


1849-1912. Only child of Pulteney Murray and Jane MacKenny, who died when he way about two. He was brought up by his aunt Catherine Anne - "Aunt Donny", whilst his father remarried and had three children. Before any of these children appeared his father had joined the Royal Irish Constabulary - on the official documents for the RIC he left the space for information about any children blank. It paints a rather bleak picture of his childhood that his mother had died and his father wanted nothing to do with him. (17/11/1849 Edenderry, Queens County - 1912) (1877 lived in Parsonstown. in 1901 lived at The Grove, Lancaster. Married Mary Leaycroft Ingham 20/1/1876, St. Paul's Hammersmith; lived at 2 Adelaide Road, Hammersmith at time of marriage). Military career with 1st Shropshire Light Infantry. Its Commanding Officer 1894. Ensign 53rd, February. 1869. Musketry-Instructor,1877 to 1880. Adjutant. 1881 to 1883, including the Egyptian War. Commanded 2nd Battalion, February, 1894, to 1898. Worked in Canada, West Indies, Bermuda, Egypt and Malta. 5' 8 ?"! (85th Regiment (2nd KSLI)).

The Obituary of Pulteney Henry Murray:

"The death took place on Sunday at Southsea of Colonel Henry Murray. Colonel Murray served through the Egyptian War of 1882 as captain and adjutant in the King's Own Shropshire Light Infantry, and was awarded the medal and Khedive's Bronze Star. In 1900 he was appointed to the command of the 4th Regimental District, and afterwards he held the command of the North-Western District at Chester."

Despite this obit. Murray actually died in Bermuda, at his wife's family home, according to various other sources.

In Bermuda - 1870 to 1875. 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment. (later, King's Shropshire Light Infantry).


A note on Khedive's Bronze Star, which was awarded to PHM

The Khedive of Egypt presented a bronze star to all Officers and men of the Navy and Army who were engaged in the suppression of the rebellion of Egypt in 1882. The Star was re-issued for 1884, 1885-6, 1886-9 and 1890. One clasp was issued with an Arabic inscription to those who fought at Tokar on Feb 19th 1901.

Most of the battles in the final years of British influence in Egypt were rewarded with issues of the Egyptian Medal, but the Egyptian Khedive Tewfik Pasha showed his gratitude for British help with issues of his own bronze star for the campaigns in his kingdom.
One of these, the siege and capture of the Mahdist stronghold of Tokar in the Sudan, was unusual in that no British award was made for it, although the Khedive's Star could be worn in uniform. Tokar had since 1883 been the seat of the Beja leader Usman Dinga, and the 1891 campaign resulted in his briefly being captured.
Those who had already been awarded a Khedive's Star for earlier Egyptian campaigns were awarded only the bar for the Tokar campaign; issues of new undated stars with this bar are comparatively rare, therefore, as they went only to the newest soldiers in the forces involved. One such must have received this medal, but as it is unnamed, we do not know who he was. Lester Watson acquired the medal at some point before 1928. (see illustration).


Mary Leaycraft INGHAM, daughter of Hon. Samuel Saltus INGHAM (1816-1900) and Margaret Richardson LEAYCRAFT (1821-1880), was born on 22 June 1848 in Paget, Bermuda. She was born on 22 June 1848 in Paget, Bermuda. She was baptised on 1 October 1848 in Paget Bermuda. She was christened on 1 October 1848 in Paget. She died on 30 April 1890 in "Mangroville". She and Pulteney Henry MURRAY had the following children:



Pulteney Charles Rushworth MURRAY (1877-1882)


Bertie Elibank MURRAY (1881-1960)


Percy James Alexander MURRAY (1884-1920)


Catherine Gladys MURRAY (1886-1958)


Gerald Graham MURRAY-MOORE (1888-1949)

Third Generation

3. Pulteney Charles Rushworth MURRAY, son of Colonel Pulteney Henry MURRAY and Mary Leaycraft INGHAM, was born on 1 April 1877. He died on 3 May 1882.


4. Colonel Bertie Elibank MURRAY DSO, son of Colonel Pulteney Henry MURRAY and Mary Leaycraft INGHAM, was born on 10 May 1881 in Chatham. He was a Soldier. He married Agnes Letitia BARRINGTON on 30 June 1927. He died on 14 September 1960.


First Batallion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.Commanded 158th Royal Welsh Infantry Brigade (TA). Served in Somaliland 1908-1910, First World War( Mentioned in Dispatches five times, and received a DSO) and in World War II commanded 38th Divisional School.

Letter written 14/5/1960 to "Crumbs" (who?), just a few months before his death:

Dear Crumbs,

.......... Hope you have more or less settled in, Maria well, but she does far too much, but who could keep her quiet!?

We go Portcawl on 25th for 15 days. The doctors have not defeated my ailments, and am getting a bit fed up with them, as don't think they take much interest in panel patients, but pills at 3/9 each, 3 times daily, a ???? at 3 guinees a time are a bit too steep for me.

I went to Slim Bridge (Wild Fowl Trust) on Wedensday, most interesting although geese had gone North. Also went Shrewsbury today week back for a Regimental Reunion. Nothing happening here.




Agnes Letitia BARRINGTON nee Evans was born on 28 July 1883. She died on 22 November 1964.


5. Lieutenant Percy James Alexander MURRAY, son of Colonel Pulteney Henry MURRAY and Mary Leaycraft INGHAM, was born on 30 May 1884. He was a Soldier. He died in 1920 in Australia.


Was a Lieutenant in the Dorset Regiment and Australian Imperial Force. He died in Australia.


6. Catherine Gladys MURRAY (known as 'Gladys'), daughter of Colonel Pulteney Henry MURRAY and Mary Leaycraft INGHAM, was born on 18 January 1886 in Oswestry (registered). She was born on 18 January 1886 in Oswestry. She married Maurice Fiennes Fitzgerald WILSON on 4 August 1914 in St Judes, Portsea, Portsmouth, England. She died on 12 April 1958.


Gladys was born into a family with a long and distinguished history on her father's side, and into a powerful Bermudan shipping family on her mother's side. Her mother's father had risen to the position of Speaker of the House of Assembly in Bermuda. Gladys herself married a naval officer.


Captain Maurice Fiennes Fitzgerald WILSON DSO, RN (known as 'Fiennes', and also as [unnamed person]), son of Maurice Fitzgerald WILSON (1858-1945) and Florence May BADNALL (1858-1941), was born on 22 June 1886 in 2 Talbot Villas, Old Dover Road, Gravesend, Kent. He was a Naval Officer. He died on 16 February 1975 in Watlington, Oxon. He was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery. He and Catherine Gladys MURRAY had the following children:



Pamela Fiennes WILSON (1918-2018). Pamela was born on 17 March 1918. She died on 24 April 2018. She was buried on 8 May 2018 in St. Peter's, Hinckley.


Peter Fiennes WILSON (1920-1995). Peter was born on 21 December 1920 in 2 Dartmouth Place, Blackheath. He was born on 21 December 1920 in 2 Dartmouth Pl., Blackheath. He was a Consultant Civil Engineer. He married Iris Margaret MARTIN on 21 May 1949 in Ilminster Church. He died on 31 July 1995 in Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells. He died in 1996 in Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells.


7. Captain Gerald Graham MURRAY-MOORE, son of Colonel Pulteney Henry MURRAY and Mary Leaycraft INGHAM, was born on 17 September 1888. He was a Soldier. He married Lilian Julietta MOORE on 13 March 1922. He died on 8 July 1949.


Was a Captain in the York & Lancaster Regiement. Assumed by Royal License the additional name of Moore in 1931.


Lilian Julietta MOORE was born circa 1870. She and unk MABSON were divorced circa 1904. She died on 7 November 1953.