Family:James Milroy and Mary McMurray (2)

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Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 28 OCT 1828 Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotlandby Drunmore
Census[2][3] 1841 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBridgegate
Census[4] 1851 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandSt James
Census[2][5] 1861 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBarony
Children
BirthDeath
1.
1830
 
2.
07 Oct 1832
bef 1841
3.
4.
1837
 

JAMES MILROY married MARY MCMURRAY, daughter of ANDREW MCMURRAY and MARGARET MARTIN, on 28 Oct 1828 at Kirkmaiden by Drunmore, Wigtonshire, Scotland. It was a late marriage for Mary. She was 29, six years older than James.

Andrew and Margaret were born in Wigtownshire. The family moved north from Wigtownshire to Glasgow sometime around 1833. Daughter Margaret was born in Wigtownshire in 1832, daugther Mary in Glasgow in 1834. Youngest son Robert was born in Glasgow three years later.

It is not known what James did to support the family before moving to Glasgow, but he held a succession of different jobs over the years he was there. He was a Porter in 1834. He was a Broker in 1841. He was a Tailor Master Employing 1 Man in 1851. He was a Club Agent at a Beneph(icence) Society in 1861. He was a Shop Watchman in 1871. He was a Night Watchman in 1881.

35 year old daughter Mary became widowed in 1869. A month later her mother Mary died. James took his daughter Mary and her four children in with him. James was 64. Mary had some turbulence in her life. Her relationship with another man after her husband's death brought three more children into the household. Two of her children died young. In the end James spent his declining years with five growing children.

References
  1. LDS International Genealogical Index: Milroy McMurray Marriage. (IGI Reocrds, 1828), Primary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Val Wilson. Wilson Research Report, Recipient: Scott Black. (Research Report, June 16, 2005), Primary quality.
  3. 1841 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Bridgegate; ED: 1; Year: 1841, Primary quality.
  4. 1851 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow St James; ED: 16; Line: 19; Year: 1851, Primary quality.
  5. 1861 Scotland Population Census: Parish: Glasgow Barony; ED: 13; Line: 20; Year: 1861, Primary quality.
  6.   LDS International Genealogical Index: Milroy McMurray Family. (IGI Records, 1830-1834), Primary quality.