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From: "Russell" <>
Subject: Re: Tequila, RUBIDGE and MURRAY
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 23:33:49 -0800
Point your browser towards
This excellent website has most of the descendants of James THURTELL.
Following a sensational murder trial of a cousin John THURTELL (hanged in
1824 and his likeness exhibited in Madame Tussaud's in London), several
family members changed their names to MURRAY. One branch of the family
emigrated to South Africa, giving rise to Walter Everitt MURRAY.
Susan Miller, the author of the site is most helpful.
Speaking of my ancestors, I'd be grateful if anyone with an interest in the
following individuals could contact me if they have not done so already.
Most of the individuals were 1820 Settlers to South Africa; all were
immigrants from the UK to South Africa. I have a reasonable amount of
information already but am always on the lookout for more, and happy to
share what I have.
George CLAYTON 1784-1867 m. Elizabeth SAUNDERSON
David CAWOOD 1775-1832 m. Mary SMITH
James MURRAY c.1780-1834 m. Mary UNKNOWN
John PURDON 1766-1863 m. Mary Clifford HARRISON
Joshua DAVIES 1787-1847 m. Sophia DEVEY?
Thomas BRENT 1782-1836 m. Grace Booth ELLIOTT
Henry HARVEY 1792-1850 m. Mary Ann WITHAM
Samuel G. WEBBER 1785-1880 m. Martha Mary NEWMAN
Joshua PRIOR m. Jane STYLE
Thomas STYLE, 1820 Settler
William WALLACE 1807-1883 m. Mary Jane GOUGH
Charles Edward ORPEN 1791-1856 m. Alicia Frances SIRR (this family is quite
well-known in South Africa)
William LUCAS 1783-1843 m. ?
Alfred Everitt MURRAY 1832-1909 m. Anna Christiana PEARS
John PEARS 1790-1866 m. Louisa Ann ASHCRAFT (town of PEARSTON named after
the Rev. PEARS)
Joseph TROLLIP 1810-1885 m. Phoebe WHITEHEAD
Thomas Francis KING 1802-1876 m.Sarah Honey
Levi LOVELL 1866-1926 m. Elizabeth PHELPS
Sorry for the long list!