See also

Thomas MURRAY (1942- )

1. Thomas Walter MURRAY, son of James Patrick MURRAY CMG (1906-1993) and Margaret Ruth BUCHANAN (1908- ), was born on 17 January 1942.


Ed. Trinity College, Glenalmond.

Second Generation

2. James Patrick MURRAY CMG, son of Brigadier General Edward Rushforth Blakiston MURRAY and Hilda Dorothea PAUL, was born on 10 October 1906 in Rangoon, Burma. He was a Colonial Civil Servant. He married Margaret Ruth BUCHANAN on 21 May 1934 in Broken Hill, N. Rhodesia. He died on 8 January 1993 in Surrey, England.


James attended St. Edmunds School, Oxford.


3. Margaret Ruth BUCHANAN was born on 23 August 1908 in Devon, England.


... of Oxford.


James Patrick MURRAY and Margaret Ruth BUCHANAN had the following children:


James Alexander Gideon MURRAY (1936- ). James was born on 18 September 1936 in Ft. Rosebury, N. Rhodesia. He was an Accountant. He married Gillian Mary ADCOCK on 11 September 1965 in Woking.

Patrick Edward MURRAY (1939- ). Patrick married Margaret Ruth BUCHANAN on 21 May 1934 in Broken Hill. He was born on 11 August 1939.


Thomas Walter MURRAY (1942- )

Third Generation

4. Brigadier General Edward Rushforth Blakiston MURRAY, son of James Pulteney MURRAY and Henrietta Victoria BLAKISTON, was born on 7 December 1868 in Kingstown, Dublin. He was a Soldier. He married Hilda Dorothea PAUL on 15 August 1905 in Loughborough. He died on 27 April 1942 in Bath.


Edward Rushworth Blakiston Murray started his military career in the Royal Marines in 1888 at Forton Barracks, Gosport at the age of 19. His own father James Pulteney Murray had died relatively young and the family lived in Ireland. Whilst stationed at Gosport and completing his early service life, he spent many happy hours in his off-duty times at Purbrook Heath House, and became very attached to the old house and to Tom and Lizzy Harvey( Mary Joanna's son and daughter) who were his father's first cousins. He would go there most weekends, ride the horses, walk in the woods and go to church on Sundays at Widley. Mary Joanna died in 1875 and Lizzie was already the hostess and mistress of the house. Lizzie was very diligent in keeping up with her many cousins and having them to stay- Cousin Betsy with Delia and Denise, Cousin Gladys and the Rushworth cousins, Lily and the Mahons. ERBM ,and later with his wife Dorothea , were also invited to bring a little James and Tom, also little Betty with her nanny. Betty also stayed there twice as an adult.


(http:/ for details on the family's tragic death in the Bath blitz.


5. Hilda Dorothea PAUL died on 27 April 1942 in Bath. She and Edward Rushforth Blakiston MURRAY had the following children:



James Patrick MURRAY (1906-1993)

Thomas Edward Elibank MURRAY (1908- ). Thomas was born on 31 July 1908.

Elizabeth MURRAY (1911- ). Elizabeth was born on 29 September 1911.