Thomas John Murray1

#267, (20 August 1825-14 June 1908)
FatherKennedy Murray (4 Aug 1799-30 Nov 1860)
MotherSarah McQueen (15 Jul 1805-b 1839)
Last Edited31 May 2014
Thomas John Murray (1825-1908)
(source: user 'jeanette1905')
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Thomas was born on Saturday, 20 August 1825 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale. He was the son of Kennedy Murray and Sarah McQueen. Thomas John Murray was a farmer.2

Thomas John Murray married Sarah Luckhurst, daughter of William Henry Luckhurst and Ann Hubbard, on Tuesday, 5 May 1846 at Launceston, Tasmania.3 It has been suggested that in his later life Thomas made a living as a railway worker.2

His father died 30 November 1860 at the age of 61. Thomas was aged 35 when this happened.

He may have attended the wedding of his sister in the marriage of Arthur Alfred Littler and Marianne Goodall Murray in a Presbyterian ceremony conducted by Rev R. S. Duff at Trafalger on Monday, 5 November 1877 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale. Arthur and Marianne went on to have six known children together.4,5,6,7

Thomas died on 14 June 1908 at Launceston, Tasmania, at age 82.8


1825Birththe small Tasmanian town of Evandale
1846MarriageLaunceston, Tasmania3
1908DeathLaunceston, Tasmania8


Sarah Luckhurst (c 1820-6 Nov 1888)


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  2. [S732] E-mails from Rose Atkin to Tim Hill, 2014- 'continued' - 1 March 2014 21:19.
  3. [S273] Tasmania, Marriage Certificate, 1846 #410 (index only).
  4. [S809] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Place: Morven, Tasmania; Registration Year: 1877; Registration Number: 656.
  5. [S810] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania, 26 Nov 1877 p.2.
  6. [S914] E-mails from Julie Weizenegger to Tim Hill, 2016- 'Charles Littler Ann Summers' - 12 August 2016 at 10:29.
  7. [S810] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania, 1877 'Family Notices', The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), 12 November, p. 2. , viewed 07 Jan 2020,
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  9. [S732] E-mails from Rose Atkin to Tim Hill, 2014- 'Sarah Luckhurst's bible' - 1 March 2014 20:44.
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