“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.
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.
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.
James Murray married Elizabeth Hislope on 10th December 1790 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire. They had two children during their marriage.
- 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).
James Murray’s occupation was a Stocking maker.
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