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John "Campbell" Walker
Isabella MC CAILLE
(Abt 1758-1847)
Duncan (Twin) Walker
(1787-Bef 1887)
Catherine Mitchell
(1792-Bef 1892)
Isabella Walker


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John Murray

Isabella Walker 1

  • Born: 3 Jun 1819, Kames, Glassary, Argyll 2 3
  • Marriage: John Murray
  • Died: 3 Jun 1903, Glassary, Lochgilphead 4

   Another name for Isabella was Isobella Walker.


  General Notes:

On John Murray's death certificate, Isabella is the witness and signs with her mark. She is noted to be a Gaelic and English speaker in both 1891 and 1901 censuses.



In 1841 she was living at Kames, Glassary, Argyll in the home of father-in-law James Murray and husband John with son James. She is recorded as Isabella Walker. 5

In 1861 she was a widow living in Cossack Street, Lochgilphead with her children and working as an Agricultural Labourer. 6

In 1871 she was a widow living in Cossack St, Glassary, Lochgilphead with son John and daughter Isabella. 7

In 1881 she was widowed and living at 48 Lochnell St, Glassary, Lochgilphead where she was being kept by her daughter Catherine. She was recorded as Isabella Walker not Murray. Catherine's husband was absent but five of her children were with her there. 8

In 1891 she was living in 46 Lochnell St, Glassary, Lochgilphead with widowed son-in-law, fisherman John Stewart, and his two sons. 9

In 1901 she was a Housekeeper living at 36 Lochnell St, Glassary, Lochgilphead with grandson, herring fisherman Donald Stewart. 10


Isabella married John Murray, son of James Murray and Isabel McLarty. (John Murray was born on 12 Jan 1813 in Glassary, Lochgilphead 11 12 and died on 15 Mar 1861 in Glassary, Lochgilphead 13.)


1 Scotland's People - Document Image,, Marriage (JM&MM1868).

2 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.

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

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

5, 1841C.

6 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1861C.

7 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1871C.

8 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1881C (transcription).

9 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1891C.

10 Scotland's People - Document Image,, 1901C.

11 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.

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

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