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Ancestors of David Alan Murdoch

Generation No. 6


      32. James Murdoch, born 1759 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland. He was the son of 64. Alexander Murdoch and 65. Jean Simpson. He married 33. Isabel Murdoch in Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland.

      33. Isabel Murdoch, born 1772 in Buthill Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland. She was the daughter of 66. Alexander Murdoch and 67. Elspet Peddie.

Notes for James Murdoch:
Occupation - Soldier in Inverness-Shire Militia

Religion - Church of Scotland

Witnesses at the Batism were: James Rhind, James Simso n, Margaret Sutherland

More About James Murdoch:
Baptism: 03 Jun 1759, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland
Occupation: Soldier - Inverness-shire Militia

Notes for Isabel Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: Francis Robertson, Joh n and Isobel Peddie of Outlet, Isobel Russel in the Colleg e of Roseisle. John and Isoble Peddie would be the child' s grandparents

More About Isabel Murdoch:
Baptism: 27 Sep 1772, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

More About James Murdoch and Isabel Murdoch:
Marriage: Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland
     
Children of James Murdoch and Isabel Murdoch are:
  i.   Alexander Murdoch, born 1794 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; married Elspet Gallon 24 Jan 1828 in Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland; born 1798 in Elgin, Scotland.
  Notes for Alexander Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: Alexander Murdoch a sold ier, Alexander Shanks of Kirktoun, Margaret Murdoch of Wards
June 6, 1820
Signed agreement to work for Hudson Bay Company for five ye ars at a wage of 15 pounds stirling per year. Copy on file . Ref: HBC Archives A.32/47.fo192

August 1820
Arrived at York Factory on Hudson Bay, probably abourd th e Eddington.
Ref: HBC Archives B.239/g/1

October 24, 1820
Arrived at Cummberland House where they were stationed fo r the winters of 1820/21 and 1821/22 Ref: HBC Archives B.4 9/a/36

Summer 1821
Three brothers travelled with the Brigade to York Factory
HBC Archives B.49/a/37

September 7, 1821
Returned to Cumberland House for the winter.

October 1, 1821
Went with Archibald and Thomas Swain to Sasketum Lake i n a small boat to procure some geese from the Indians there.

January 3-28 1822
Three brothers sent to Beaver Lake to fish. Ref: HBC B.49/ a/37

February 5-26 1822
Three brothers again sent to Beaver Lake to fish. They ret urned with 285 whitefish and 22 large trout.

May 30, 1822
Cumberland House records show Alexander, Archibald and Jame s were employed at this location.

Autumn of 1822
Transferred from Cumberland House to Island Lake District.
Ref: HBC B.239/g/2

Autumn of 1823
Alexander and Archibald were transferred to Athabasca Distr ict under Chief Factor James Keith at Fort Chipewyan on Lak e Athathabaska.
Ref: HBC B.39/a/22,23

October 5, 1823
Alexander and Archibald on list of occupants of Fort Chipew yan. Copy of list on file. Ref: HBC B.39/a/22,75 Microfil m 1M23

Summer 1824
Alexander and Archibald were promoted to position of middle men on voyages to and from the Mackenzie District with thei r wages being raised to 17 pounds sterling.

October 18, 1824
Alexander and Archibald on list of occupants of Fort Chipew yan. Copy of list on file. Ref: HBC B.39/a/23,18

Spring 1825
Alexander and Archibald on list of occupants of Fort Chipew yan. Copy of list on file. Ref: HBC B.39/e/8,57 Microfil m 1M777

August 31, 1825
Alexander and Archibald boarded the Prince of Wales at Yor k Factory for the trip home. Also on board was Govenor Sim pson. Copy of passenger list on file. Ref: HBC C.1/806 M icrofilm 2M79

October 8, 1825
Alexander and Archibald arrived in Orkney where they left t he Prince of Wales and presumably took a smaller ship to ho me to Elgin.

  More About Alexander Murdoch:
Baptism: 01 Aug 1794, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  More About Elspet Gallon:
Baptism: 03 Jan 1798, Elgin, Moray Scotland

  More About Alexander Murdoch and Elspet Gallon:
Marriage: 24 Jan 1828, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  16 ii.   Archibald Murdoch, born Dec 1795 in Begro Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; died 18 Sep 1869 in Mount Maple, Quebec; married Mary Ann Bain 1834 in Mount Maple, Quebec.
  iii.   James Murdoch, born 1799 in Bagroe Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; died in Lower Red River Manitoba.
  Notes for James Murdoch:
Witnesses at the Christening were: James Prott of Crookmui r (probably Cruikmuir), James Geddes of Kaim and Elspet Forsythe of Bagroe
June 6, 1820
Signed agreement to work for Hudson Bay Company for five ye ars at a wage of 15 pounds stirling per year. Copy on file . Ref: HBC Archives A.32/47.fo194

August 1820
Arrived at York Factory on Hudson Bay, probably abourd th e Eddington.
Ref: HBC Archives B.239/g/1

October 24, 1820
Arrived at Cummberland House where they were stationed fo r the winters of 1820/21 and 1821/22 Ref: HBC Archives B.4 9/a/36

Summer 1821
Three brothers travelled with the Brigade to York Factory
HBC Archives B.49/a/37

September 7, 1821
Returned to Cumberland House for the winter.

January 3-28 1822
Three brothers sent to Beaver Lake to fish. Ref: HBC B.49/ a/37

February 5-26 1822
Three brothers again sent to Beaver Lake to fish. They ret urned with 285 whitefish and 22 large trout.

May 30, 1822
Cumberland House records show Alexander, Archibald and James were employed at this location.

This is the last record we presently have for James. There are three options as to what happened to him:

1822 HBC employee records show James Murdoch as a "freeman " posted to Lower Red River.

  More About James Murdoch:
Baptism: 15 Aug 1799, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland
Enlisted with Hudson Bay: 06 Jun 1820

  iv.   Janet Murdoch, born 1795 in Weatherhills Farm, Duffus Moray, Scotland; died 02 Dec 1851 in Forres, Moray Scotland; married David Murdoch 10 Jun 1817 in Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; born 1790.
  Notes for Janet Murdoch:
Witnesses at the Christening were: John Keith of Stonecraig hs and Janet Murdoch of Hillochhead

  More About Janet Murdoch:
Baptism: 09 Dec 1795, Duffus Parish, Morayshire, Scotland
Burial: Elgin Cathedral
Wittnesses at Baptism: 09 Dec 1795, John Keith of Stonecraighs and Janet Murdoch of Hillochhead

  More About David Murdoch:
Baptism: 24 Apr 1790, Elgin, Moray Scotland
Occupation: 1817, Blacksmith

  More About David Murdoch and Janet Murdoch:
Marriage: 10 Jun 1817, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland

  v.   Jane Murdoch, born 1809 in Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; died in Chatham Township, Argenteuil County, Quebec; married William Hutchin 17 Nov 1832 in Drainie Parish, Morayshire, Scotland; born 1807 in Drainie Parish, Moray, Scotland; died in Chatham Township Quebec.
  Notes for Jane Murdoch:


settled in Mount Maple beside her brother Archibald
The spelling was Hutcheon in Scotland and Hutchin seems t o have been adopted in Canada.

  More About Jane Murdoch:
Burial: Edina Cemetery
Emigration: 1836, Canada; Emigration: Came with husband and one child

  Notes for William Hutchin:


Records show he was a servant with Alexander Rhind of Muirt on, Morrayshire Scotland when he married Jane
The Hutchin farm was located beside Jane's brother Archibal d Murdoch, just outside Brownsburg on the south side of th e Mount Maple Road, and a good distance in off the road, ac tually about equal distance to the Staynerville Road. It i s now within the explosive plant test area.

The following is a description of his farm as described i n a 1842 census:
Total acres = 180 Acres improved = 20
Annual production: 3 bushels of wheat / 6 bushels of barle y / 70 bushels of oats / 12 bushels of c orn / 220 bushels of corn / 5 cattle for meat / 2 horses /
2 sheep / 2 hogs
Manufacturing: 1 Potash Factory

  More About William Hutchin:
Burial: Edina, Quebec
Census: 1861, lived in a one story stone house
Emigration: 1836, came to Canada
Occupation: Moray Scotland; Occupation: Occupation in Scotland

  Marriage Notes for Jane Murdoch and William Hutchin:


Records show her marriage as November 17 1832 in Drainie Pa rish as well as December 4th 1832 in Duffus Parish. It wa s normal practise where the two parties were from differen t parishes to record the marriage in both parishes, and typ ically this was done on different dates. A marriage was le galized by the act of recording the intent in the parish re cords, and there may not have been a marriage ceremony as w e know it.

At the time of her marriage she lived in Hopeman.

  More About William Hutchin and Jane Murdoch:
Marriage: 17 Nov 1832, Drainie Parish, Morayshire, Scotland
Marriage date: 04 Dec 1832



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