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Thomas MURRAY (1908- )

1. Thomas Edward Elibank MURRAY, son of Brigadier General Edward Rushforth Blakiston MURRAY (1868-1942) and Hilda Dorothea PAUL ( -1942), was born on 31 July 1908. He married Hester Doreen BENTLEY.

Second Generation

2. 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:/fishponds.freeuk.com/bathfatal.htm) for details on the family's tragic death in the Bath blitz.

 

3. 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). James 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.

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Thomas Edward Elibank MURRAY (1908- )

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

Third Generation

4. James Pulteney MURRAY, son of James Edward Ferguson MURRAY and Katherine Jane SLAUGHTER, was born on 8 June 1833. He married Henrietta Victoria BLAKISTON on 11 September 1862 in Paddington, London. He died on 21 August 1874.

 

5. Henrietta Victoria BLAKISTON was born on 24 June 1837. She died on 14 February 1918 in Bath. She and James Pulteney MURRAY had the following children:

 

Georgina Maria MURRAY (1864-1939). Georgina was born on 23 April 1864 in Barnstaple. She died on 15 August 1939 in Leamington Spa.

James Arthur MURRAY (1865-1940). James was born on 16 October 1865 in Gosport, Hants. He had the title 'Rev'. He was a Priest. He died on 21 December 1940 in Leamington Spa.

William Harry Elibank MURRAY (1866-1937). William was born on 5 December 1866 in Gosport. He was a Merchant, Seaman. He married Bertha Delamore BROUGHAM on 14 December 1892. He died on 28 September 1937 in New South Wales, Australia.

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Edward Rushforth Blakiston MURRAY (1868-1942)

Henrietta MURRAY (1870-1959). Henrietta was born on 18 April 1870 in Castleknock, Ireland. She died on 28 January 1959 in Burnham on Sea.