James Murray and Elizabeth Hislope

"Philiphaugh" by anonymous artist/engraver, published in The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, about 1857. Image courtesy of ancestryimages.com
“Philiphaugh” by anonymous artist/engraver, published in The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, about 1857. Image courtesy of ancestryimages.com Click image to view origninal engraving.

Randall Family Ancestor 5th great-grandparents

James Murray was born in 1765 and Elizabeth Hislope was born in four years later in 1769. Both James and Elizabeth were born in Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland. They married each other on 10th December 1790 in Selkirk.

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James Murray was born in about 1765 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire. Details about his parents are not known.

Elizabeth Hislope was born in about 1769 near Selkirk, Selkirkshire. Details about her parents are not known.

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James Murray married Elizabeth Hislope on 10th December 1790 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire. They had two children during their marriage.

Details about the Marriage in 1790 James Murray and Elizabeth Hislope
  • Their first daughter Isabel was born on 29th March 1791 in Selkirkshire, Scotland.  Isabel Murray 1791–
  • Their second daughter Jean was born in 1793 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland. Jean Murray 1793–

Both James and his wife Elizabeth, spent their entire lives near the town of Selkirk and the nearby Scottish Borders. Selkirk lies on the Ettrick Water, a tributary of the River Tweed. The people of the town are known as Souters, which means cobblers (shoe makers and menders).

Occupation

James Murray’s occupation was a Stocking maker.

Picture of a Stocking Maker

Family Tree Descendant Chart

Family Tree Descendant Chart of James Murray and Elizabeth Hislope

2 comments on “James Murray and Elizabeth Hislope
  1. Are you sure that James Murray & Elizabeth Hislope were the parents of your Isabel Murray? According to her birth parish record Isabel was a native of Yetholm in Roxburghshire – a long distance from Selkirk. Her parents were from Selkirkshire not Roxburghshire. As a Stockingmaker-Stocking Weaver James Murray was a member of the Guild of Weavers.

  2. Ron says:

    As surely as there are stars in the sky, there are missing documents and sometimes mistakes in this database, hopefully not many! Please check and verify any information you find here with your own original research using primary sources whenever possible.