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Alfred Everitt Murray

Male 1832 - 1909  (76 years)



  • Name Alfred Everitt Murray  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 29 Apr 1832  1 Dean St, Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • 2nd son of Alfred Thurtell, later Murray, born Hobland Hall, Bradwell, Suffolk, 03 Sep 1798; died Graaff Reinet, South Africa, 25 Apr 1875; and his wife Mary Everitt, born Caister, Norfolk, 20 May 1799; died Graaff Reinet 1863; married Caister 29 Dec 1829.
    Baptism 03 Jun 1832  National Scotch Church, Regent Square, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    • National Scotch Church. Sabbath, June 3, 1832. Alfred Everitt son of Alfred Thurtell & Mary Murray Flour Factor No 1 Dean Street in the Parish of Southwark born 29th April last - & now baptized by me. John Macdonald, Minister of the Scotch Church, Chadwell St. [1]
    Marriage 02 Jan 1855  South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Ann Christina Pears,   b. 01 May 1831, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1915, East London, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation abt 1870  Government land surveyor  [4, 5
    Residence abt 1870  Breidbach, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Death 09 Apr 1909  East London, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    Burial   East London, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • In loving memory of Alfred Everitt Murray. Born London, April 29th, 1832. Died East London, April 19th, 1909.
      And Ann Christina Murray, his wife. Born Cape Town, May 1st, 1831. Died East London, October 30th, 1915.
      Also their daughter Mary Agnes Murray. Born King Williams Town 2nd March 1858. Died Cambridge, 31st October, 1926.
      [M.I., East London Cemetery]
    Notes 
    • His father Alfred Thurtell added the name Murray at the time of his marriage in 1829, following the lead of his brother James. The reason for the choice of the name Murray is not known. His wife's family is said to have objected to the name Thurtell because of the notorious murder trial of his cousin John Thurtell five years before. He grew up at Hobland Hall, and is said to have saved his brother Benjamin from a bull in the stable. He was an accountant in London before emigrating to Grahamstown, Cape Colony, in 1835/1836. He and his family settled on the farm "Layton" in Salem district. Their home was burned by raiding tribesmen twice, and they moved in 1842 to Somerset East, and finally, before 1856, to Graaff Reinet. There he was a Justice of the Peace, a town planner, and probably Churchwarden. He is buried on his son Walter's farm Hoeksfontein in the Karoo. [4]
    Person ID I5575  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2014 

    Family Ann Christina Pears,   b. 01 May 1831, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1915, East London, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage 02 Jan 1855  South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • 10 children: Louisa Mary (1856-1950); Mary Agnes (1858-1936); Alfred Pears (1860-1913); Annie Christina (1862-1949); Henrietta Emily (1864-1952); John Pears (1866- ); Walter Pears (1868-1952); Herbert Howard (1871-1953); Norah May (1873- ); Jessie Ashcroft (1877- ). [3]
    Children 
    +1. Louisa Mary Murray,   b. 27 Jan 1856, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1950, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F2012  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Apr 1832 - 1 Dean St, Southwark Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 03 Jun 1832 - National Scotch Church, Regent Square, St Pancras Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 02 Jan 1855 - South Africa? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 02 Jan 1855 - South Africa? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1870 - Breidbach, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 09 Apr 1909 - East London, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - East London, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, National Scotch Church, 03 Jun 1832.

    2. [S23] Monumental Inscription, Easr London Cemetery.

    3. [S22] IGI / BVRI, Pedigree Resource File.
      ref MM9.2.1/SYJZ-5K4 accessed 11 Jun 2014

    4. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Thurtell and Related Families.
      website accessed 16 Jun 2014

    5. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Desmond McAllister's Collaborated Genealogy.
      Accessed 25 Mar 2009, not accessible 02 Feb 2012