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Matthew Murray, Min. of North Berwick

Birthdate: (56)
Death: August 13, 1791 (56)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Murray, Min. of North Berwick and Anna Reid
Husband of Anne Hill
Father of Hugh Murray; Ann Murray; George Murray, Min. of North Berwick and Janet Murray

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About Matthew Murray, Min. of North Berwick

Biographical Summary

MURRAY, MATTHEW. ?-13/08/1791. Ref: 1141. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Rev.
  • Place of Birth: East Lothian.
  • Profession: Minister of Religion.
  • Appointments Held: Licensed 1756 Haddington Presbytery; Minister 1758-, North Berwick, East Lothian.
  • Marital Status: Married (1772( Anne Hill d.1803.
  • Family: son Hugh Murray FRSE 1779-1846.
  • Father: Rev George Murray, Minister, North Berwick, East Lothian.
  • References: Fasti Eccl. Scot. 1, 1915, 381; Shapin 350.
  • Date of Election: 28/06/1784.
  • Proposers: Principal William Robertson, Alexander Carlyle, Henry Grieve (Literary Section Minute 19/04/1784 NLS Acc10,000/3).
  • Notes: Born 1735.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 683

Matthew Murray, born 1735, son of preceding ; licen. by Presb. of Haddington 7th Sept. 1756 ; pres. by Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, Bart., and ord. 20th July 1758; died 13th Aug. 1791. He marr. 28th Oct. 1772, Anne (died 20th Jan. 1803), daugh. of John Hill, one of the mins. of St Andrews, and had issue —

  • George, afterwards min. of the parish
  • John, bapt. 14th Nov. 1774
  • John, born 20th Oct. 1775, died 22nd Sept. 1798
  • Jean, born 28th July 1777 (marr. 28th June 1803, Capt. Thomas Fortye of the 18th Foot)
  • Hugh, accountant of Excise, editor of the Scots Magazine, born 18th July 1779
  • Ann, born 26th June 1781 (marr. 12th Sept. 1803, John Renton of Charterbank, W.S.), died 12th Aug. 1829
  • Harriet, born 5th Oct. 1783
  • Elizabeth, born 27th April 1785
  • Janet, born 12th Feb. 1788 (marr. James Robertson, min. of Slamannan)
  • Mary Simpson, born 19th Dec. 1790.

SOURCE: Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation, Vol. I, page 381

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Matthew Murray, Min. of North Berwick's Timeline

August 3, 1773
Age 38
July 18, 1779
Age 44
June 26, 1781
Age 46
February 12, 1788
Age 53
August 13, 1791
Age 56