Terence MURRAY (--1839)

Pay Master Terrence Murray (1776--1839)

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  • Born : 1776        
  • Where Born : Ireland
  • Occupation : Paymaster/ Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 13 November 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : "..Matilda "
  • Rank on Discharge : Paymaster
  • Date Enlisted : 1811 : Irish Brigade of Guards
  • Date of Transfer : 15 November 1815 from the Irish Brigade of Guards
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  • Date of Discharge : June 1827
  • Where Discharged : England
  • Died : 1839
  • Where Died / Buried : "Newstead" Darling Harbour, Sydney  / Lake George Collector N.S.W
  • Parents Names : Thomas Murray (b.......d.) and . unknown
  • Spouse's Name : Ellen Fitzgerald  
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  • Where Born : Ireland
  • Occupation :Home Duties
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  • Descendants

    Some information was supplied by Terry Tomlin nilmot20@yahoo.com.au

    Some information was supplied by sava pinney sava_pinney@hotmail.com

    His son Terrence Murray became a New South Wales Politician and was Knighted
    Sir Hubert Murray, KCMG, Grandson, became Lieutenant Governor of Papua frrom 1908 to 1940
    George Gilbert Aime Murray, Regius Professor of Creek Oxford University
    Area Settled :
    Lake George / Collector
    Children :
    1 . James Fitzgerald in b . 1806, d.1856
    2 . Ann Maria in 1808 and On the 5 May 1828 Anna Maria married Captain George Bunn.
    3 . Terence Aubrey in 1810. died on 22nd June 1873 at Richmond House DarlinghurstIn 1843 Terence Albury married Mary Gibbes and there were six children of the marriage. Mary died in 1858 and in 1860 he married Agnes Ann Edwards.
    Ellen died in 1812.

    History & Achievements :

    Pay Master Terrence Murray arrived in Australia on board the ship " Barque Matilda "13/11/1817 . It was Terrence Murray who stated "Druitt was too poor to pay his mess bill on board, and yet shortly after arrival he builds himself a large house and lives in the most extravigant way to the outrage of all decency and decorum." With this statement he had made an enemy in Druitt.
    Terrence Murray appears to be, according to records ,a bit of a rebel. He was in strife over many items .
    Some of which were opening mail not directed to him, wearing different trousers instead of the Regimental garb, not showing for Regimental Parade and questioniong his role as paymaster, that he should not be subject to military law as he did not in a sense carry out Regimental duties. Many times he had to be put straight as to his role and behaviour by Colonal Erskin and in some cases Governor MacQuarie.
    Records show that Terrence was the paymaster of the Irish Brigade of Guards prior to his transfer to the
    48th. This could explain his behaviour. Being Irish he would not have liked the British Commanders. Murray had become ill a was repatriated back to England and eventually retired in November of 1826. He sailed back to Australia with his daughter and son,renting Erskin Park from Colonel Erskins widow. He settled at Lake George where he died in 1839.
    Terence saw service in Portugal and it is believed that he was present at the battle of Waterloo. His wife
    Ellen gave birth to three children, James Fitzgerald in 1806, Ann Maria in 1808 and Terence Aubrey in 1810. Ellen died in 1812.
    Terence Murray arrived in Sydney on 3 August 1817 in the Matilda. He remained in New South Wales until
    his Regiment was posted to Madras, India in 1824 where he became gravely ill. He returned to England on sick leave where on 3 September 1826 he retired on half pay. He decided to return to Australia and left Plymouth on the 25 November 1826. He arrived in Sydney on 7 April 1827 on the Elizabeth accompanied by his son Terence and daughter Ann Maria. His eldest son James Fitzgerald remained in Ireland to study medicine.
    Terence Senior, who was given the courtesy title of Captain, was entitled to land grants because of his
    service in the Colony and took up a grants of 2560 acres of land in the Collector Valley. His son Terence Albury was given a grant alongside his father's grant and named it "Old Collector". Further land was acquired and the property was named "Winderradeen" Terence Senior died in 1835, his land holdings being inherited by his younger son Terence Aubrey Murray
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    Last revised: February 03, 2003.