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Andrew Murray, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Ds Andrew Murray van Graaff-Reinet"
Birthplace: Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Murray and Isobel Milne
Husband of Maria Susanna Magdalena Stegmann, b1c1-SM
Father of Andrew Murray b2; Ds Charles Murray, b5; Jemima Murray b6; James Logan Murray b9; Helen Murray b12 and 9 others

Occupation: DRC Minister, Founder of NG KERK in SA, Predikant, Dominee, G Kerk Graaff-Reinet, Predikant NG Kerk
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About Andrew Murray, SV/PROG

Rev. Andrew MURRAY was the first of several Scotsmen to leave the London Missionary Society for the Dutch Reformed Church at the Cape. He left London in early 1822 with Dr George THOM and 6 teachers. They arrived at the Cape on 02 July 1822 on board the 'Arethusa'.


Reference to Mill of Clatt

Dutch Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa.

He had 5 sons that reached adulthood - all born in Graaff-Reinet and all became ministers.

Murray's 16 children, five sons became ministers and four daughters married clergy. Two daughters remained unmarried and five of the children died young. Murray eventually had 108 grandchildren. His sons were: John , 15 September 1826 - 27 December 1882 . Andrew , 9 May 1828 - 18 January 1917 . William , 29 October 1829 - 16 June 1899 . Charles , 26 February 1833 - 31 October 1904 . George , 7 August 1845 - 18 May 1921 .

There are numerous genealogies of the South African branch of the family which we have not seen, including Unto Children’s Children (1909); Helen Murray, The Andrew Murray Family Register, 1822-1931 (1931); Emma Horn, Murray-Stamregister, 1794-1954 (Cape Town, 1956); Caroline Murray, The Murray Family Register, 1794-1977 (1978); Hester Walters et al., Andrew Murray nageslag, 1794-1996 (1997).

Andrew Murray [III], bapt. 25 May 1794, d. 24 June 1866.[120] According to Leona Choy, Andrew Murray: Beelddraer van Ewige Liefde, not personally seen by us, Andrew Murray [IV] was the fourth in a line of men named Andrew Murray, from a family of Old Light Presbyterians settled in “Lofthills” in Aberdeenshire, a place we cannot identify, and which is probably only the name of a hamlet or farm.[121] And according to another source, “Andrew Murray (26 May 1794 - 24 June 1866) was born in the Milltown of Clatt in the Aberdeenshire district of Scotland…. He arrived in South Africa in July 1822 from Scotland to act as minister to the mainly Dutch-speaking community of Graaff Reinet. He served the congregation in this capacity from 1822 until his death in 1866.”[122] He m. 13 April 1825, Maria Susanna Magdalena Stegman, b. 5 March 1809, d. 29 Aug. 1889 at Graaff-Reinet, daughter of Johan Godlieb Stegman, of The Cape of Good Hope, apparently by the latter’ first wife, Jacomina Sophia Hoppe.[123] Issue:[124]

John Murray, b. 15 Sept. 1826, d. 27 Dec. 1882; married and had issue. The Rev. Andrew Murray [IV], minister at the Dutch Reformed Church of Welllington from 1871 to 1906, and a noted educationist, b. 9 May 1828 in the Dutch Reformed parsonage at Graaff-Reinet, d. 18 Jan. 1917.[125] William Murray, b. 21 Oct. 1829, d. 16 July 1899; married and had issue. Maria Murray, b. 19 June 1831, d. 5 Dec. 1912; married and had issue. Charles Murray, b. 26 Feb. 1833, d. 23 Sept. 1904; married and had issue. George Murray, b. 1834, d. 1840. Jemima Murray, b. 26 April 1836, d. 3 Jan. 1904. She m. Andreas Adriaan Louw, b. 30 May 1827 at Paarl, d. there 24 June 1908, son of Johannes Rudolph Louw, of Paarl, by the latter’s wife Elisabeth Margaretha Seitz. They had eleven children.[126] Isabella Murray, b. 1838, d. 1839. Isabella Murray, b. 24 Dec. 1839, d. 14 June 1927. She m. Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer, pastor of Somerset-Oos, b. 3 Feb. 1835, and had issue.[127] Catherine Murray, b. 1841, d. 1860. James Murray, b. 1843, d. unmarried 25 Sept. 1914. The Rev. George Murray, b. 7 Aug. 1845, d. 18 May 1921. He m. Catharina Johanna Louw, b. 23 Jan. 1852, d. 22 Aug. 1942 at Somerset-Oos, daughter of Adriaan Jacobus Louw, of Paarl, by his wife Geertruida Anna Smuts, and had issue.[128] Robert Murray, b. 1847, d. 1850. Helen Murray, b. 22 Sept. 1849, d. unmarried 20 Dec. 1937. Margaret Murray, b. 1852, d. 1857. Elizabeth Murray, b. 20 Nov. 1855, d. 5 Nov. 1917; married and had issue. ( )

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Andrew Murray, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 25, 1794
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
May 25, 1794
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
September 15, 1826
Age 32
Beaufort West, Western District, Western Cape, South Africa
May 9, 1828
Age 33
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 21, 1829
Age 35
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 19, 1831
Age 37
February 26, 1833
Age 38
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 26, 1836
Age 41
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa