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View Tree for James MurrayJames Murray (b. 1655, d. 1704)

James Murray1252, 1253 was born 1655 in Tullibardine, Scotland1254, 1255, and died 1704 in Athol, Baltimore County, Maryland1256, 1257. He married Jemina Morgan on 1685 in Maryland1258, 1259, daughter of Captian Tom Morgan and Mary Elanor Hanna.

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James Murray, born in Scotland; died abt. June 1704 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He married 287. Jemina Morgan Bef. 1694.
287. Jemina Morgan. She was the daughter of 574. Tom Morgan.

Notes for James Murray:

1699 DEED. On August 1, 1699, John Oulton conveyed Oulton's Garrison to Thomas Cromwell and James Murray. (HW # 2, 101). SOURCE: Baltimore County Land Records, 1700-1713, abstracted by Richard B. Miller, Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Volume 29, No. 2 (Spring 1988) at page 154.

1700 TAX LIST. "BALTIMORE COUNTY TAXABLES 1700. . . . South Side of Patapsco River . . . . Wm. Cromwell . . . James Murrey . . . Tho: Cromwell . . . Mr. Rich. Cromwell . . . The Totall Sum is 148/ Tho: Crooker, Constable." SOURCE: Raymond B. Clark, Jr. & Sara Seth Clark, Baltimore County, Maryland, Tax List, 1699-1706 (Washington, D.C. 1964) at pages 7-8.

1700 DEED. "10 May 1700: Thomas Cromwell conv. his half of OULTON'S GARRISON to James Murray; tract was granted 1 June 1696 by Lord Baltimore to John Oulton, and sold by John Oulton to Cromwell and Murray on 1 Aug 1699 (HW # 2, 101)." SOURCE: Baltimore County Land Records, 1700-1713, abstracted by Richard B. Miller, Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Volume 29, No. 2 (Spring 1988) at page 154.

1701 DEED. "4 Aug 1701: James Morray and wife Jemima of Balto. Co. conv. 163 a. of (OULTON'S GARRISON) to William Talbot; the land was adjoining Eig . . . O'Carroll; on 10 May 1700 Thomas Cromwell sold his half of the tract to said James Murray. (HW # 2, 103). SOURCE: Baltimore County Land Records, 1700-1713, abstracted by Richard B. Miller, Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, Volume 29, No. 2 (Spring 1988) at page 157.

1701 TAX LIST. "BALTIMORE COUNTY TAXABLES 1701. . . . On the South Side of Patapsco River . . . . Arthur Crumwell . . . Wm. Crumwells . . . James Murrey . . . Richard Cromwell/ Rich. Guest . . . Thomas Cromwell/ Thos. Cromwell, Constable/ The Co. Tithable this Year Amounts to 857/ Total Sum is 168 of this List." SOURCE: Raymond B. Clark, Jr. & Sara Seth Clark, Baltimore County, Maryland, Tax List, 1699-1706 (Washington, D.C. 1964) at pages 20-21.

1702 TAX LIST. "BALTIMORE COUNTY TAXABLES 1702. . . . South Side of Patapsco Hd. Light/ Mr. Richard Cromwell . . . Thomas Cromwell . . . James Murry . . . Will. Cromwell . . . The sum in all is 102/ Error Excepted by me/ John Gardiner, Constable." SOURCE: Raymond B. Clark, Jr. & Sara Seth Clark, Baltimore County, Maryland, Tax List, 1699-1706 (Washington, D.C. 1964) at pages 27-28.

1703 TAX LIST. "BALTIMORE COUNTY TAXABLES 1703. . . . South Side Patapsco/ Mr. Richard Cromwell/Richard Guest . . . Thomas Cromwell . . . James Murrey . . . William Cromwell . . . William Cromwell/ Constable/ 99 Total." SOURCE: Raymond B. Clark, Jr. & Sara Seth Clark, Baltimore County, Maryland, Tax List, 1699-1706 (Washington, D.C. 1964) at pages 36-37.

1964 FAMILY HISTORY. "JAMES MURRAY, or MORAY, was b. ____, and d. 1704, in Baltimore County, Maryland. His place of birth is unknown, but it was most likely Scotland. He m. prior to 1694 Jemima, b. ____, d. ____, daughter of Capt. Thomas Morgan who d. 1697-98, leaving a will. Her mother's name is not known. After her Murray's death, Jemima m. 2), in 1705, at the West River Friends' Meeting House, Thomas Cromwell, b. ____, d. ____, son of ____ and _____ Cromwell. (She had two sons by this second marriage: Thomas and Oliver Cromwell).

"James Murray was transported sometime prior to 1676 by Nathaniel Heathcote, in a ship commanded by Capt. Ely. Heatcote in 1676 transferred his land rights for transporting Murray and others, to George Yate (Early Settler's List, Liber 15, folio 540, State Land Office, Annapolis). By 1692, we find Murray listed in the Baltimore County Tax List as a taxable in the South Side of Patapsco Hundred. With him are John Scott, Jonathan Heel, and three slaves. Two years later, on 2 June, 1694, he had moved to the North Side of the Patapsco, where he had surveyed Morgan's Delight, 500 acres, lying in the woods, on a part of Little Britain Ridge, adjacent land belonging to Job Evans (Baltimore County Rent Roll). This tract is located in Baltimore City on land now roughly bounded by Lake and Roland Avenues, and Belvedere and Charles Streets (Marye, William B., "Baltimore City Place Names," Maryland Historical Magazine, Sept., 1963, p.226).

"Other tracts Murray had surveyed were: Athol, 1694, 617 acres; Murray's Addition, 1695, 89 acres; Murray's Nest, 1698, 44 acres; and other tracts which he acquired by purchase. In January of 1702, a neighbor of his, George Hollingsworth, made a will in which he stipulated that his sons John and Francis Hollingsworth were to live with James and Jemima Murray during their minority (Maryland Calendar of Wills, 3:6). Murray may have been a member of the Society of Friends, since his widow and his won were both married at West River Meeting.

"James must have been comfortably well off in the way of worldly goods, since the inventory of his estate, appraised after his death, on 29 July 1704, was valued at 267.2.3, with debts due his estate in money at 8.2.8, and debts due in tobacco totaling 7968 pounds. (See Schonfeld and Wilson, "The Value of Personal Estates in Maryland, 1700-1710," Maryland Historical Magazine, Dec., 1963, pp. 333-343). In addition to the usual household furnishings, utensils, tools and farm implements, mention is mad eof several Negro slaves, 2 servants with time left to serve, as well as a parcel of old pictures, a parcel of old books, and several guns (Baltimore County Inventories, Liber 4, f. 119). His will was signed 9 May, 1704, and filed in June, 1704. The original will is still on file at the Hall of Records, in Annapolis, and a portion of the seal, showing the Murray coat of arms, is still attached to it. His will names his four sons, and tells what land they are to have, but does not mention his three daughters.

"The children of James and Jemima were:
1 - Josephus
2 - Morgan
3 - Melchizedek Murray, d. before 1 January, 1748, in Anne Arundel Co., having m. 13 Sept., 1723, Sophia, dau. of John and Sarah Giles. No record of any issue.
4 - Jabez
5 - Zipporah, m. Richard Gist
6 - Jemima, m. 1) John Eager; 2) Philip Jones
7 - Kezia, m. John Hanson"

SOURCE: Robert William Barnes, Descendants of James Murray and Jemima Morgan of Baltimore County (1704-1964), typewritten manuscript prepared in Baltimore, Maryland and dated August, 1964 (copy on file in the Library of Congress), at pages 1-2.

1964 FAMILY HISTORY. "James Moray's original will, filed in Annapolis, still retains a portion of the black wax seal on which may be seen what was once his coat of arms, which seems to be: a crescent between three stars. The colors cannot be distinguished of course, but the Scottish clan born arms: Azure, a crescent between 3 stars argent. While only the Chief of the Clan is permitted to bear the plain family arms, all related members of the family may register with the Lord Lyon King of Arms for a grant of `differenced arms.' This strict supervision may not have been in effect during our James' lifetime, so it is possible he adopted a coat of arms to which he was not entitled. The crest of the family is a demi-savage proper, wreathed about the head and waist vert, holding in dexter hand a dagger proper, the pommell and hilt or, in sinister hand a key or. The motto is `Furth fortune and fill the fetters.'" SOURCE: Robert William Barnes, Descendants of James Murray and Jemima Morgan of Baltimore County (1704-1964), typewritten manuscript prepared in Baltimore, Maryland and dated August, 1964 (copy on file in the Library of Congress), at introductory section on "The Murray Arms."


Notes for Jemina Morgan:

1705 TAX LIST. "BALTIMORE COUNTY TAXABLES 1705. . . . South Side Patapsco . . . . Richard Guest/ 1 slave . . . . Richard Cromwell . . . . Wm. Cromwell . . . . Thomas Cromwell . . . . at Gemyna Murreys . . . . William Cockey, Constable/ Totall 100." SOURCE: Raymond B. Clark, Jr. & Sara Seth Clark, Baltimore County, Maryland, Tax List, 1699-1706 (Washington, D.C. 1964) at pages 55-56.

Children of James Murray and Jemina Morgan are:
i. Josephus Murray, born 1687-1689.
ii. Morgan Murray.
iii. Melchizedek Murray.
iv. Jabez Murray.
v. Jemima Murray.
vi. Kezia Murray.
143 vii. Zipporah Murray, died Aft. April 25, 1760; married Richard Gist December 07, 1704 in Friends Meeting House, South Side of Patapsco River, Baltimore Co., Maryland.

On 3 April 1703 James Murray, planter, of Baltmore Co., MD deeded to Christopher Gardner, planter, 125 acres . . patented 29 Mar 1701. Witnessed by Jemimina [sic] Murray and Zipporah [X] Murray.

On 6 July 1711 Josephus Murray, planter, of Baltimore Co., MD deeded to his sister, Zipporah Gist, for love and affection, 100 acres . . Patapasco River. Witnessed by William Talbot and Richard Jones.

13 May 1713 Richard & Zipporah Gist to Edward Reston, planter, 2,700 pounds tobacco, 80 acres . . north side of Patapasco River.

On 12 Oct 1722 Thomas and Cleao [sic] Hooker and Richard and Zipporah Gist of Baltimore Co., MD [sold] to Philip Dowell of Anne arundel co., MD 500 acres . . . patented by Richard Lydeing [should be Tydings], who willed to his daughter Preluda [should be Pretiosia] who, with her husband Dulton [should be Dutton] Lane, sold to said Hooker and Gist. [I have to comment here that the transcription of this record seems to be very poor, and certainly is an example of just how we can 'pick up and perpetuate' errors in our records.]

18 April 1722 Richard & Zipporah Gist [sold] to Christopher Choats, planter, 108 acres.

Not all was 'hearts and flowers' with Richard and Zipporah it seems, as on 4 Aug 1724, we find the following:

"Richard Gist, of Baltimore Co., MD no longer responsible for the debts of his wife Zippora Gist. Signed Richard Gist.

This is followed by:
31 Oct 1724, Josephus & Zipporah Murray, planter, of Baltimore Co., MD to Richard Gist, merchant, 100 acres.

It seems Zipporah had taken back her maiden name and moved in with her brother. [?]

Ref: Baltimore County, Maryland Deed Records V. 1 1659-1737, by John Davis, 1996.




More About James Murray and Jemina Morgan:
Marriage: 1685, Maryland.1260, 1261

Children of James Murray and Jemina Morgan are:
  1. +Zipporah Murray, b. Abt. 1686, Baltimore County, Maryland1262, 1263, d. Aft. April 25, 1760, Baltimore County, Maryland1264, 1265.
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