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Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 11:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hornibrook
I have a lot of details on Murray Hornibrook, son of William Hornibrook (1827-1904) and his second wife Rosina Jane Murray (1843-1889). I am interested in any family held details and whether any photographs, papers, etc of him survive.

Thanks

Roger

Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Roger

I am related to Rosina Jane Murray's brother John Hill Murray - he was my great grandmother. That makes me a 1st cousin 3 times removed of Murray Hornibrook apparently.
I'd be interested to know more about the Hornibrooks and Murray in particular - am I right in saying he wrote a book about dwarf conifers?
I have a lot of information on the Murrays if you are interested, but not at this stage on the Hornibrooks.

Regards

Simon

Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
sorry, typo - John Hill Murray was my great great grandfather.

Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 11:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
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Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Roger,

Thanks for the information on Murray; I'd be very interested to hear about his later life as and when you uncover it.
Rosina Jane Murray was born in Woolwich on 5th Feb 1843, the second child of Robert Murray, then a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, and Mary Smyth.
Robert Murray was born in Stoneykirk, Dumfries & Galloway, in around 1814 and was the son of James Murray and Janet Hill who were both born in Ireland. On March 5th 1833 he enlisted in the 6th battalion Royal Artillery at Charlemont, Tyrone, before transferring to 7th Battalion 2nd Company as a gunner (Royal Hospital Chelsea: soldier’s service documents WO 97/1252/224)
Robert appears to have met Rosina's mother Mary when he was stationed at Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland. Mary Smyth was born there on feb 8th 1819 the daughter of Edward Smyth, boot and shoe maker, and Mary Baker.
Robert was posted to Corfu and Mary must have travelled with him as they were married there on 29th Aug 1840 (GRO Ionian Islands marriages) and their first child, Robert, was also born there.
On April 3rd 1842 Robert Murray disembarks from Corfu, and went on to serve at various places in the British Isles with the Artillery, but with a spell in Mauritius from Mar 28th 1849 to Apr 5th 1850. He rose to the rank of Sergeant, and on April 11th 1854 was discharged on the grounds of ill-health, suffering from chronic rheumatism, after a total service of 21 years 38 days. Conduct: Exemplary.
Robert had 11 children with Mary Smyth, 5 of whom (all boys except Rosina) survived to adulthood. Mary Smyth died of consumption on 6th May 1857 in Edinburgh.
Robert went on to marry twice more, and served with the Edinburgh volunteer artillery, Durham Artillery Militia as well as working as a clerk. He lived mostly around Dumfries & Galloway. He eventually died of Cirrhosis at Newton Stewart on Feb 8th 1879.
Rosina is on the 1851 census as Jane, scholar aged 8, living at 24 Mill Lane, Woolwich, with brothers Robert and William and parents. She must have stayed in London, as she is not living with the Murrays in Dumfries at the time of the 1861 census.
Two of Robert Murray's sons also went on to serve in the army, His eldest, Robert, in the Army Service Corps and my ancestor John Hill Murray served in India with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Rosina's two other brothers ran Tailor's businesses near Kirkcudbright and did fairly well for themselves.
I hope this has been of some interest,

best wishes

Simon

Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 29 Jun 2011 2:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a grandson of Murray HORNIBROOK's sister Dorothea Ada Mabel HORNIBROOK. When he escaped from Etretat, via Le Havre, at the beginning of the war he came to live next to his sister (my grandmother) in Mousehole, Cornwall where my mother had 'taken refuge' as far away as possible from German bombing - soon joined by other members of the family.
I have very clear memories of my great-uncle Murray (Hornibrook). I have a (modern) photo of the house where Uncle Murray lived, overlooking the small Mousehole harbour of which I have wonderfully clear memories.
I think there is a mistake in one of the emails about the origins of Murray Hornibrook's mother. Rosina Jane MURRAY was (unless my whole family tree is mistaken) the daughter of Major Charles MURRAY (1781-1854) the third son of the 2nd Earl of Mansfield and Louisa d. of 9th Lord Cathcart.
On the other hand, I haven't yet looked further into the HORNIBROOK family origins.

Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 29 Jun 2011 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Hornibrook
Thanks for the reply and for adding to our knowledge of Murray Hornibrook. I have quite a bit of information on him (and his family) and would be delighted to pool this with you.

Roger

Re: Murray Hornibrook (1873-1949)

Posted: 26 Aug 2011 1:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
I think Murray Hornibrook is one of the most interesting family members. I have the marriage record of his parents William Hornibrook and Rosina Jane Murray. Rosina's father is listed as Robert Murray, retired non-commissioned officer. William and Rosina were married 22 April 1862 at St. Pancras Church, London, England, by license.
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