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,