John Murdoch

Male 1842 - 1928  (86 years)


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  • Name John Murdoch 
    Born 08 Feb 1842  New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 08 Aug 1928  Westland Hospital, Hokitika, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2572  PammentIsleham
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 

    Father John Murdoch,   b. Abt 1804, King Edward, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1887, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Barbara Lawrie,   b. Abt 1817, King Edward, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Apr 1903, Kepplestone Cottages, Rubislaw Park Road, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 Jun 1836  New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • From the International Genealogical Index:

      John Murdoch

      Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910

      marriage: 11 Jun 1836 -New Deer, Aberdeen, Scotland
      spouse: Barbara Lawrie

      record title: Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
      groom's name: John Murdoch
      bride's name: Barbara Lawrie
      marriage date: 11 Jun 1836
      marriage place: New Deer,Aberdeen,Scotland
      indexing project (batch) number: M11225-5
      system origin: Scotland-ODM
      source film number: 993347
    Family ID F411  Group Sheet

    Family Ann McIntosh,   b. Abt 1841, Knockando, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1905, Kumara, West Coast, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1863  Knockando, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • From the International Genealogical Index:

      John Murdoch
      Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910

      marriage: 12 Dec 1863 -Knockando, Moray, Scotland
      spouse: Ann Mcintosh

      record title: Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
      groom's name: John Murdoch
      bride's name: Ann Mcintosh
      marriage date: 12 Dec 1863
      marriage place: Knockando,Moray,Scotland
      indexing project (batch) number: M11139-1
      system origin: Scotland-ODM
      source film number: 6035516
    Children 
     1. Letetia Murdoch,   b. Abt 1878, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1969, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     2. John Murdoch,   b. Abt 1873, Stafford, Westland, West Coast New Zealand, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1955, Westland Hospital, Hokitika, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     3. James Alexander Murdoch,   b. Abt 1867, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1945, Westland Hospital, Hokitika, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     4. Barbara Anne Laurie Murdoch,   b. 04 Nov 1866, Meadows, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1905, Kumara, West Coast, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     5. Ann Murdoch,   b. Abt 1874, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • From the International Genealogical Index:

      John Murdoch

      Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

      birth: 08 Feb 1842 -KING EDWARD, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND
      residence: 1842 -Aber, Scotland
      parents: John Murdoch, Barbara Lawrie

      record title: Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
      name: John Murdoch
      gender: Male
      birth date: 08 Feb 1842
      birthplace: KING EDWARD,ABERDEEN,SCOTLAND
      father's name: John Murdoch
      mother's name: Barbara Lawrie
      indexing project (batch) number: C11210-4
      system origin: Scotland-ODM
      source film number: 993334

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      1851 Scotland Census
      Name: John Murdoch
      Age: 9
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
      Relationship: Son
      Father's name: John Murdoch
      Mother's name: Barbara Murdoch
      Gender: Male
      Where born: New Deer, Aberdeenshire
      Parish Number: 210
      Civil parish: King Edward
      Town: New-Byth
      County: Aberdeenshire
      Address: New Byth
      Occupation: Scholar
      ED: 10
      Page: 10
      Household schedule number: 53
      Line: 7
      Roll: CSSCT1851_47
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Murdoch 47
      Barbara Murdoch 35
      John Murdoch 9
      James Murdoch 5
      Jane Murdoch 2
      Alexr Murdoch 5 MO
      Peter Murdoch 82

      Source Citation: Parish: King Edward; ED: 10; Page: 7; Line: 10; Roll: 604; Year: 1851.

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      1861 Scotland Census
      Name: John Murdoch
      Age: 19
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
      Relationship: Fellow Serv (Servant)
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Newdeer, Aberdeenshire
      Registration Number: 136
      Registration district: New Spynie
      Civil parish: New Spynie
      County: Moray
      Address: Spynie Bothy
      Occupation: Ploughman
      ED: 2
      Household schedule number: 24
      Line: 11
      Roll: CSSCT1861_19
      Household Members: Name Age
      John Jack 26
      John Paterson 19
      William Summers 18
      John Murdoch 19
      William Moir 21
      Robert Jack 16
      William Grant 27
      John Falconer 26
      William Fraser 22

      Source Citation: Parish: New Spynie; ED: 2; Page: 6; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1861_19; Year: 1861.

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      NOTE: At some point during the period 15 Dec 1863 and 4 Nov 1866, John and wife Ann emigrated to South Australia, Australia.

      They subsequently emigrated to the West Coast of New Zealand about 1870.

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      From "The Hokitika Guardian and Evening Star" August 9, 1928:

      A notable pioneer passed away at Westland Hospital yesterday afternoon in the person of Mr John Murdoch, senior, of Kumara, and formerly of Ross after a short illness, at the advanced age of 86 years. Born at Bonnykelly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he came to Australia in his early days, and after a stay of four years then came on to New Zealand, 58 years ago. He resided at Hokitika for many years and later went to Ross where he carried on a well-known store-keeping business for many years. Latterly he has resided at Kumara with his daughter. A sterling upright man, whose word was his bond, his death removes one held in very high esteem wherever he was known. His wife died some 23 years ago. He leaves one daughter (Miss L. Murdoch of Kumara), and two sons (Mr James A. Murdoch, Solicitor, of Hokitika, and Mr John Murdoch, store-keeper of Ross). The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon.

      From the same newspaper, Saturday, August 11, 1928:

      The funeral of the late John Murdoch took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Hokitika Cemetery. There was a considerable gathering of friends, testifying to the esteem in which the deceased was held, while many wreaths were also sent. All the local bodies were represented, and many friends were present from Kumara, Ross and other country centres where the deceased was well known. Over a score of motor cars were in the procession, as well as many friends walking on foot, those present being very representative of all sections of the community. A short service was held at the graveside, conducted by Rev. J.W. Hayward, and Mr. W. Vickers, home missionary, Kumara. At the graveside Mr Hayward spoke of the deceased as one of the worthy band of pioneers who had played their part to establish the Coast. He referred to the uprightness and honesty of character of the deceased who was a worthy example to follow and had left such a sterling record behind him.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S473] 1861 Scotland Census.

    2. [S474] Information provided by Murdoch descendant based upon their personal research.

    3. [S313] IGI.