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Ancestors of David Alan Murdoch

Generation No. 7


      64. Alexander Murdoch, born Abt. 1718 in Keam Farm, Duffus, Morayshire, Scotland. He married 65. Jean Simpson 04 Jun 1745 in Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland.

      65. Jean Simpson, born Abt. 1725 in Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland.

Notes for Alexander Murdoch:
Soldier

Notes for Jean Simpson:


The following was taken from:
The Pageant of Morayland, by J.B. Ritchie printed at the of fice of the "Elgin Courrant" in the year nineteen hundred a nd thirty two.

"Though many such tales of witchcraft may be legendary, ye t recorded facts speak to us in equally strange fashion. T he Laird of Brodie, when in London in 1662, noted in his di ary: "Heard from Scotland of the great outbreak of witchcra ft in Dyke." On reaching home, he attended the trial of se veral of the poor creatures. "They were found guilty and c ondemned to die. The witnesses agreid clearli and fullie ; but Satan hardened them to deny." Protestations of innoc ence were of no avail; these were taken only a further evid ence of the soul of the accused having been sold to the Evi l One. "They did recommend it to the Bailie of Forres," th e diary continues, to tak care of the prisoners, and provid e for their execution, which did soe irritate that there wa s no peace." Three days later is given the final act of tr agedy: "In the efternoon Isobel Elder and Isabel Simson we re burnt at Forres; they died obstinate."

It would be interesting to know if this Isabel Simson was a n ancestor. The name Isabel is common in the family.

More About Alexander Murdoch and Jean Simpson:
Marriage: 04 Jun 1745, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland
     
Children of Alexander Murdoch and Jean Simpson are:
  i.   Margaret Murdoch, born 1748 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland.
  Notes for Margaret Murdoch:


Records show her born to John Murdoch and Jean Simpson. Jo hn must be a mistake, and should read Alexander. It is unl ikely that there would be two Murdochs about the same age , both married to a Jean Simpson and both living on the sam e farm.

  More About Margaret Murdoch:
Christening: 05 Mar 1747/48, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland

  ii.   Alexander Murdoch, born 1750 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland.
  Notes for Alexander Murdoch:


Witnesses at Christening were: William Stephen of Unthank , Margaret Watt, Margaret Stephen, and Margaret Stephen o f Keam

Margaret Watt one of the witnesses was married to Thomas Fi ndlay. Their daughter Elspet was born Sept 27 1738 at Kea m Farm and was married to Alexander Harper in 1770, they ha d a son John

  More About Alexander Murdoch:
Baptism: 10 Jun 1750, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland

  iii.   Janet Murdoch, born 1751 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland.
  Notes for Janet Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: Alex Stephen, Elspet Jam eson & Isabel Sutherland of Westfield, Alexander Spence o f Unthank

  More About Janet Murdoch:
Baptism: 24 Jan 1751/52, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  iv.   George Murdoch, born 1753 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland.
  Notes for George Murdoch:


listed in LDS old parish record indexes but not found on mi crofilm records

  More About George Murdoch:
Baptism: 02 Mar 1753, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  v.   Jean Murdoch, born 1753 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland.
  Notes for Jean Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: John Marshall, James Rhi nd, Jean Gordon. This entry was entered sideways in the ma rgin of the registry with the notation "Forgetfulness is n o excuse Amen J. Petrie"

  More About Jean Murdoch:
Baptism: 06 Jan 1754, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  vi.   Jean Murdoch, born 1755 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray.
  Notes for Jean Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: James Rhind, John Murdoc h, Jean Gordon and Jean Murdoch of Keam

  More About Jean Murdoch:
Baptism: 31 Jan 1756, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  32 vii.   James Murdoch, born 1759 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; married Isabel Murdoch in Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland.
  viii.   Janett Murdoch, born 1761 in Walesbrea Farm, Duffus, Morayshire Scotland.
  Notes for Janett Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: George Gray of Buthill , Hugh Allan

  More About Janett Murdoch:
Baptism: 02 Oct 1761, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  ix.   Elizabeth Murdoch, born 1763 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray.
  Notes for Elizabeth Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: James Rhind, J. Scot o f Keam, Elizabeth Simson of Westfield

  More About Elizabeth Murdoch:
Baptism: 07 Sep 1763, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland

  x.   John Murdoch, born 1767 in Keam Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; died 29 Apr 1850 in Keith Scotland; married Mary Keir 01 Jul 1812 in Huntley Episcopal Church.
  Notes for John Murdoch:


Witnesses at the Christening were: John Jameson, John Sandi son, Jean Simson and Elspet Simson of Keam

  More About John Murdoch:
Baptism: 01 Nov 1767, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland
Burial: Keith Churchyard
Occupation: MINISTER OF KEITH HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

  More About Mary Keir:
Baptism: 1810

  More About John Murdoch and Mary Keir:
Marriage: 01 Jul 1812, Huntley Episcopal Church



      66. Alexander Murdoch, born Abt. 1740. He married 67. Elspet Peddie Abt. 1770 in Duffus Parish, Morayshire, Scotland.

      67. Elspet Peddie, born 1743 in Outlet Farm, Duffus, Morayshire, Scotland; died in Duffus Parish, Morayshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of 134. John Peddie and 135. Isabell Allan.

  Notes for Elspet Peddie:
Witnesses at the Christening were: Frances Robertson, Joh n Allan, Elspet Stephen, Elspet Robertson

More About Elspet Peddie:
Baptism: 20 Sep 1743, Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland
Christening: 20 Sep 1743, Duffus Parish, Morayshire, Scotland

More About Alexander Murdoch and Elspet Peddie:
Marriage: Abt. 1770, Duffus Parish, Morayshire, Scotland
     
Children of Alexander Murdoch and Elspet Peddie are:
  33 i.   Isabel Murdoch, born 1772 in Buthill Farm, Duffus Parish, Moray, Scotland; married James Murdoch in Duffus Parish, Moray Scotland.
  ii.   Margaret Murdoch, born Abt. 1776 in Duffus, Morayshire Scotland.
  Notes for Margaret Murdoch:


Duffus, Morayshire Scotland
Witnesses at the Christening were: William Murdoch of Burgh ead, James Murdoch of College of Roseisle, Margaret Davidso n of Outlet

  More About Margaret Murdoch:
Baptism: 20 Jun 1776

  iii.   William Murdoch, born Abt. 1778 in Duffus, Morayshire Scotland.
  Notes for William Murdoch:


Duffus, Morayshire Scotland
Witnesses at the Christening were: William Murdoch of Burgh ead, William Grant of Buthill, Jean B?, Elizabeth Duncan

  More About William Murdoch:
Baptism: 01 Oct 1778

  iv.   Jannet Murdoch, born Abt. 1780.
  Notes for Jannet Murdoch:


Duffus, Morayshire Scotland
Witnesses at the Christening were: George Gray of Buthill , Hugh Allan

  More About Jannet Murdoch:
Baptism: 11 Nov 1780



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