John Murray
Mary Macdonald
Angus McLarty
(1775-Bef 1855)
Anne Sinclair
(-After 1855)
James Murray
Isabel McLarty
John Murray


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Isabella Walker

John Murray 1 2

  • Born: 12 Jan 1813, Glassary, Lochgilphead 3 4
  • Marriage: Isabella Walker
  • Died: 15 Mar 1861, Glassary, Lochgilphead 5

  General Notes:

Glassary is a rural parish in Argyllshire, about 4 miles north of Lochgilphead towards Oban. It is centred on the small village of Kilmichael.

Lochgilphead stands, as the name suggests, at the head of Loch Gilp, a short loch leading north west from Loch Fyne. The town was first laid out as a planned settlement in about 1790, only a few years after the completion of the road from Inveraray to Campbeltown.
Lochgilphead's position became still more important in 1801, with the opening of the Crinan Canal providing a short cut across the Kintyre peninsula. After passing down Lochgilphead's western side this meets Loch Fyne at Ardrishaig, two miles to the south.



In 1841 he was a Fisherman living in Kames, Glassary, Argyll with his parents, siblings and Isabella and son James. 6

He worked as a Fisherman in bad health in 1851 and resided at Lochgilphead, Argyll. 7 (note that next to son James' entry is "receiving parochial aid")

In 1861 at the time of his death he was a Cooper in Lochgilphead, Argyll. This is confirmed by the references on his son James' marriage entry in 1868 (although he is referred to as "James") and his wife's death entry in 1903. 8


John married Isabella Walker, daughter of Duncan (Twin) Walker and Catherine Mitchell. (Isabella Walker was born on 3 Jun 1819 in Kames, Glassary, Argyll 9 10 and died on 3 Jun 1903 in Glassary, Lochgilphead 8.)


1 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Marriage (JM&MM 1868). Has father as James not John but occup is Cooper and wife is Isabella.

2 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Death. Cooper & Wife Isabella Walker.

3 Scotland's People - Index,, OPR Birth 511-0-2-299. 12 Jan 1813 MURRAY JOHN JAMES MURRAY/ISABEL MACLARTY FR299 M GLASSARY 511/00 0002 No Image In Basket. Copy ordered 22/8.

4 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Birth. "Castleton" about 2km South of Lochgilphead nr Silvercraigs where Is. McLarty died.

5 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Death. 48 yrs old.

6, 1841C.

7 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1851C.

8 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Death.

9 Scotland's People - Index,, Birth. Best option: 3 Jun 1819 WALKER ISOBELLA DUNCAN WALKER/CATHERINE MITCHEL FR337 F GLASSARY 511/00 0002 Another Glassary Isobel born right date: 2 Nov 1818 WALKER ISOBEL ARCHIBALD WALKER/MARGARET OR CATHARINE LEITCH FR334 F GLASSARY 511/00 0002

Two candidates with John as father: 6 Feb 1819 WALKER ISABELLA JOHN WALKER/MARY BELL FR74 F JOHNSTONE 832/00 0001 7 Oct 1821 WALKER ISABELLA JOHN WALKER/JANE TROUP F ABERDEEN 168/0A 0021. An Isobella Walker was born to Duncan Walker and Catherine Mitchel in Glassary on 3 June 1819 (note that this is the same the date she died). This does not agree with her death cert which names her father as John Walker but death cert has no more detail of him or mother .

Isabella Murray appears in the 1891 and 1901 censuses living in Lochgilphead with her son-in-law, John Stewart and the place of birth is given as Argyllshire, Glassary in 1891 and Argyllshire, Lochgair in 1901 and 1871.

10 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Birth. "Kames, Lochga" (ir?).