Kennedy Murray

#233, (24 August 1771-18 June 1853)
ChartsBarbara Nicholson - ancestors
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Kennedy Murray was born illegitimate.1 He was probably baptised on Saturday, 24 August 1771 at Dundonald, Ayreshire, Scotland.2

On Wednesday, 7 December 1785, Kennedy and four others were apprehended at Glasgow for shop-breaking and lodged in prison.3 He was charged with stealing "three small table knives with bone handles, three small knives with hart-horn handles, a pair of striped garters with some knittings with a pair of plated buckles".4

Kennedy was sentanced at Glasgow Court of Justiciary, Glasgow on 21 September 1786:
Kennedy Murray was accused of theft, and having petitioned for banishment, the same was consented to, on account of his youth and some other favourable circumstances; and he was sentenced to transportation for fourteen years, and seven years service.

This was reported in the Caledonian Mercury on Sat 23 Sep 1786 on p. 3.5,4 Kennedy Murray was transported to Sydney Cove on the 'Pitt' from England, departing June 1791 and arriving 14 February 1792.6

He married Anne White, circa 1796 at Norfolk Island, Australia.5 Kennedy, aged 27 and Anne White became the parents of Kennedy Murray on Sunday, 4 August 1799 at Norfolk Island.

Kennedy apparently returned to Sydney on the 'Hannington', leaving Anne and their two children on Norfolk Island.4

Kennedy was granted 30 aces of land near Windsor, New South Wales in 20 November 1809.4

Kennedy Murray married Ann Parker on Monday, 14 March 1814 at New South Wales. They were 42 and 28 respectively.6

Kennedy died on 18 June 1853 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale at age 81.6

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
BirthIlleg1
1771Baptism-LikelyDundonald, Ayreshire, Scotland2
1786Quotation type 1Glasgow Court of Justiciary, Glasgow5,4
1792Convict-TransSydney Cove6
1796MarriageNorfolk Island, Australia5
1814MarriageNew South Wales6
1853Deaththe small Tasmanian town of Evandale6

Family 1

Anne White (c 1775-1853)
Children

Family 2

Ann Parker (Jul 1785-4 Nov 1862)
Children

Citations

  1. [S907] Parish Registers - Dundonald, unknown registration years OPR 590/00 0010 0144 Dundonald.
  2. [S614] Rootsweb (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com) Family Tree of BRENDEN ANTHONY LYNCH - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
  3. [S447] Australian Royalty (http://www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/…) http://australianroyalty.net.au/individual.php?pid=I68622
  4. [S823] E-mails from Colin Rowley to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2014- 'Kennedy Murray family' - 25 December 2017 at 00:02.
  5. [S447] Australian Royalty (http://www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/…) http://www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/…
  6. [S447] Australian Royalty (http://www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/…) http://www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/…