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thomas murray born 1893 grandfather

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thomas Report 28 Feb 2013 17:36

hi, i am looking for anyone who might have thomas s murray on their family tree.he married susan oneill in 1914in coatbridge scotland .i cannot trace his mother or father ,rose wark or william murray,who were both alive in 1914.any help would be greatly appreciated,thanks.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Feb 2013 17:57

Thomas, to find if anyone has him in their tree go to Search on the menu above and then there is an option "Search all trees" - use that.

It's unlikely any tree owners that have him will come across your request on here.

Where was your Thomas born?


K Report 28 Feb 2013 18:06

This is Thomas's earlier post on the chat board when he was advised to try this board


K Report 28 Feb 2013 19:02

I found I had some very old credits for Scotlands People so checked the marriage and the mother Rose's maiden name could well be Mark rather than Wark.

In case they came from Ireland have you had a look for them on the Irish 1901 and 1911 censuses. It is free


thomas Report 28 Feb 2013 23:26

thank you very much for your excellent assistance i got them on the 1911 irish census


K Report 1 Mar 2013 06:26

Glad that you found them. This thread on Genes by Teresa gives lots of useful websites and information on reseaching Irish Ancestors

Good Luck Kay


MarieCeleste Report 1 Mar 2013 08:24

A link to the relevant 1911:


Maura Report 1 Mar 2013 16:48

William Murray married Rose Marks 1888 Co. Antrim
William's father was a Luke
Rose's father was a John


Maura Report 1 Mar 2013 16:53

Census Years1901AntrimBallymena and Town and Urban District of BallymenaLarne StreetResidents of a house
Residents of a house 24 in Larne Street (Ballymena and Town and Urban District of Ballymena, Antrim)
Show all informationSurname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Murry William 39 Male Head of Family Presbyterinan Co Antrim Farm Labour Can read - Married -
Murry Thomas 7 Male Son Presbyterinan Co Antrim - Can read - Not Married -
Murry Hugh 9 Male Son Presbyterinan Co Antrim - Can read - Not Married -
Murry Rosey 36 Female Wife Presbyterinan Co Antrim - Can read - Married

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thomas Report 1 Mar 2013 19:06

excellent maura
thank you very much.


thomas Report 8 Mar 2013 10:48

hi i am having great difficulty in trying to get information on the murray family,cant get birth or death dates for any of them. i have the census records for them in1901 1911.they stayed in alfred st ballymena county antrim. mygrandfather thomas s murray,born 1893,married susan oneill1914,was last recorded in 3 whifflet st coatbridge in 1919,soldier. can anyone help


K Report 8 Mar 2013 14:35

I can't see him either at the moment either with father Luke.

At the time of his first marriage he is listed as a widower. There is an earlier marriage of a William Murray of Ballen to Sarah Williamson from Ballycowan in Ballymena on 3 May 1872 with father listed again as Luke Murray and witnesses Agnes Murray and John Murray


K Report 8 Mar 2013 15:24

In this record from Ancestry there is a Luke and Mary Murray living adjacent to Ballymena where William married. They had a house and garden

Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864 about Luke Murray
Occupier: Luke Murray
Lessor: Duffin Carson
County: Antrim
Barony: Antrim, Lower
Parish: Connor
Townland: Ballee
OS Page Numbers: 37

Residence: 1862 - Ballee, Connor, Antrim, Ireland


Maura Report 8 Mar 2013 15:49

There's no site that has complete records for Ireland online, and what are online stops at 1922 for N. Ireland. William was born before registration began in 1864. So you would need to find church records, unfortunately very few presbyterian church records for Co. Antrim are online, so you really would have to visit GRONI in Belfast to look the BMD's up or go to PRONI in Belfast to look up the church records


thomas Report 8 Mar 2013 18:39

thank you very much for taking the time to reply,verymuch appreciated.