92402: Rev. Murdo Murray

Murdo Kenneth Murray (1907-1984) was the son of Jessie Murray, of 30 North Tolsta. He was named after two of his mother’s brothers who had emigrated to British Columbia.

Many years later, his mother married Kenneth Smith, of 24 North Tolsta. Murdo gained four half brothers. His mother moved to Glasgow, but it is not certain if Murdo went with them or if he stayed with family in North Tolsta.

Murdo left school at fourteen and never went to Secondary School. He managed to study enough to gain entry to Glasgow University and completed his MA. He became a Reverend, as did two of his half brothers. He became a moderator of the Free Church.

He worked in Skye, Carloway and Knock.

Murdo married Isabella Smith, of 26 Coll, and the couple initially settled in Glasgow, but later moved to Garrabost. They had two daughters. In retirement, they settled at Keith St, Stornoway.


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Also Known As:
Murdie Shearagain
Date Of Birth:
22 Dec 1907
Date of Death:
16 Aug 1984
Brothers Keeper Reference:
CET 1671
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