William WRIGHT
Marjory WRIGHT


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1. Jean MURRAY

John WIGHT 2

  • Christened: 16 Oct 1763, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire 3
  • Marriage (1): Jean MURRAY on 15 May 1796 in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire 1
  • Died: 2 Mar 1847 4
  • Buried: Chapel of Garioch Kirkyard, Aberdeenshire 4

bullet  Notes:

John was a crofter at Bograxie in the Parish of Chapel of Garioch. He had six children with his wife Jean Murray (qv). Their eldest daughter Elizabeth married Colin Morgan, a hand loom weaver in Inverurie and Old Machar in Aberdeen. Their eldest son John (qv) also lived in Old Machar, where he was a baker. Their next daughter Janet married George Mitchell, a farmer in the parish of New Machar in Aberdeen: she returned to Bograxie to live with her widowed mother after her husband died in the 1840s. Their youngest daughter Ann married Robert Mearns, a crofter in Bourtie. Their next son William was a farmer, at Monymusk, Bograxie and lastly of 60ac at North Camaloun near Fyvie: William had two children with his first wife Elizabeth Berry, and eight with his second wife Mary Davidson. John and Jean's youngest son George died when he was 20.


John married Jean MURRAY on 15 May 1796 in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire.1 (Jean MURRAY was born in 1773 in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire,5 died on 20 Dec 1854 4 and was buried in Chapel of Garioch Kirkyard, Aberdeenshire 4.)



1 GRO (Scotland), OPR Marriage ScotlandsPeople GROS 224/0010 0259.

2 GRO (Scotland), Death ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/01 0811 (son John).

3 GRO (Scotland), OPR Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 207/0010 0202.

4 Monumental Inscription, The Kirkyards of Chapel of Garioch and Logie-Durno, Aberdeen and North-East Scotland FHS 1986.

5 Census, 1851 Census (ScotlandsPeople) - GROS 179/00 006/00 008.

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