SOME OF MY SCOTTISH CLANS & SEPTS
(Kathy Heaton Wells)


CLANS

MURRAY CLAN
Carmichael Clan, MacEwan Clan, Thomson Clan,
Keilor (have not found this yet), Harper Sept under Buchanan Clan


Can anyone help identify this item and the clan it comes from? It's description is below.

Actual size about 2" x 3"

This item is about 2"x 3", made of green & white wool cloth. On top of that is a piece of leather embossed with what appears to be some sort of thistle or flower, embossed slightly with possibly a faded green ink of some sort.

The following item was passed down to my mother from her grandfather, John Roy Murray. He was born in Nova Scotia, and his grandfather was born in Abelour, Banffshire, Scotland in 1792. I need help identifying what this item is exactly, and what clan it is from. I thought it to be from the Murray Clan but cannot find another Murray material that is anywhere close to this. Any help would be appreciated.


Below is the family history of my Scottish Families.


JOHN ROY MURRAY and MARY MELVILLE FRANCIS

Ancestors of John Roy Murray Generation No. 1 1. John Roy Murray, born October 30, 1858 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; died January 30, 1930 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He was the son of 2. James Murray and 3. Margaret Jane McEwan. He married (1) Mary Melville Francis August 26, 1886 in Fall River, Ma. She was the daughter of William F. Francis Jr. and Priscilla C. Cluney. Notes for John Roy Murray: BURRIED: They are both at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Ma. OCCUPATION: Clerk RELIGION: Presbyterian NOTES: Moved to Massachusetts, arrived at Boston Jan 3, 1881. He signed Naturalization papers Aug. 21, 1888, residing at 119 Stafford Rd, Fall River, Ma. PROOF: Marriage is in 'The Eastern Chronicle' from Pictou Co., Nova Scotia, Aug 26, 1886, pg. 3. Census in Pictou, Nova Scotia, and Fall River, Ma.; Naturalization Papers. Children of John Murray and Mary Francis are: i. Ruth Catherine Murray, born July 14, 1889 in Fall River, Ma; died January 25, 1923 in Brockton, Ma.; married Edgar Everett Cushman September 15, 1913 in Fall River, Ma. Notes for Ruth Catherine Murray: BURIED: Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater, Mass., near Annie Eaton & Solomon K. Eaton. OCCUPATION: Teacher NOTES: She died the day daughter Ruth Murray Cushman was born. PROOF: B.M.D. Certificates Notes for Edgar Everett Cushman: BURIED: Westside Cemetery, Edgartown, Martha's Vinyard Island, Ma. OCCUPATION: Lawyer/Attorney PROOF: B.M.D. Certificates; Will; Deeds; Plymouth Co, P.R. 1903, 1919; Obituaries; Misc. ii. Miriam A. Murray, born September 1891. iii.Melville R. Murray, born March 1894. iv. Mildred M. Murray, born 1903; died March 30, 1994 in Fall River, Ma; married Jackson. Generation No. 2 2. James Murray, born April 1827 in Merigomish, Nova Scotia; died May 16, 1911 in Nova Scotia. He was the son of 4. Robert Murray and 5. Isobel Carmichael. He married 3. Margaret Jane McEwan May 04, 1850 in Nova Scotia. 3.Margaret Jane McEwan, born June 21, 1830; died 1912. Notes for James Murray: BURIED: They are both at McEwen family cemetery , Merigomish, Pictou, Nova Scotia. OCCUPATION: Shipwright & Teacher RELIGION: Presbyterian NOTES: OBITUARY: 'The Enterprise' May 20, 1911 #862, On May 16, 1911, at his residence, Marsh St., James Murray, 84 yrs., leaving widow & family of eleven: Robert, james P. and Milton in San Francisco, Mrs. McLaughlin, Mrs. F.E. Smith, mrs. C. W. Albert, and John Roy of Fall River, Mass., and Joseph, Howard, Bella and Sadie at home. This is the first break in the family whose parents celebrated 60th Wedding Anniversary last year. Mr. Murray has a long & honorable life's record as a hardworking, industrious, honest, kind man, and intellegent citizen. He belonged to Merigomish, & taught school for several years in different sections. He worked at ships' fastenings in Carmichael's ship yard, and about 20 years ago started grocery and confec tionary business corner of Washington and Marsh Streets, which he built up and successfully carried on until five years ago. Funeral conducted by his old pastor, Rev. Dr. McVicar, buried in the family cemetery at Merigomish. PROOF: Census of Pictou County; Marriage from 'The Free Lance Newspaper' dated April 9, 1908 called Hymen's Doings in Years Gone By; McEwen Cemetery Records. Notes for Margaret Jane McEwan: NOTES: Her tombstone says birthdate 1836. 1871 Merigomish Census says she is Irish Origin. Possible Relatives from Cemetery: Barnabas McEwen 1802-1889 m/ Ann Hamilton; Sarah A. McEwen 1840-1890; Peter McEwen 1834-1897; Peter McEwen Sr. m/Janet Sutherland 1790-1880; John McEwen 2784-1878; John McEwen Jr 1825- ? (supposed to be in same cemetery) according to Roger MacPherson) jrmacph@cyberus.ca. PROOF: Pictou Census; McEwen Cemetery Records Children of James Murray and Margaret McEwan are: i.Robert Murray, born 1851 in Nova Scotia; married Jennie C. Hall Jan uary 03, 1885 in Oakland, Ca.. Notes for Robert Murray: NOTES: Moved to San Francisco ii.Jessie Murray, born 1853. iii.Isabel Murray, born 1854; died 1911. iv.James P Murray, born 1857. Notes for James P Murray: NOTES: Moved to San Francisco, Ca. 1 v.John Roy Murray, born October 30, 1858 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; died January 30, 1930 in Fall River, Massachusetts; married Mary Melville Francis August 26, 1886 in Fall River, Ma. vi.Milton Murray, born 1861 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; married Annie Wingay August 1887 in San Francisco, Ca. Notes for Milton Murray: NOTES: Moved to San Francisco, Ca. vii.William Howard Murray, born March 28, 1863. viii.Lydia Murray, born 1864. ix.Joseph Murray, born 1868; died 1944. x.Kaherine G. Murray, born 1871. xi.Sarah (Sadie) A Murray, born 1876; died 1939. Generation No. 3 4. Robert Murray, born November 09, 1792 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died May 24, 1884 in Frasers Mt., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He was the son of 8. James Murray and 9. Isobelle Carmichael. He married 5. Isobel Carmichael. 5.Isobel Carmichael, born 1792-1800; died September 15, 1864 in Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of 10. Francis Carmichael and 11. Elizabeth Keillor. Notes for Robert Murray: BURRIED: They are both at Merigomish cemetery, Merigomish, Pictou Co, Nova Scotia OCCUPATION: Farmer RELIGION: Presbyterian NOTES: He moved to Merigomish Nova Scotia before 1823 when his first daughter was born. He married his first cousin from his mother's s ide of the family either in Scotland or Nova Scotia. His children were all born in Nova Scotia. PROOF: I viewed the Aberlour Parish Register Records of Birth/Christ ening & Marriage dates. His obiturary in Presbyterian Witness, May 24, 1884, Vol 37, No 21, Pg. 168; Merigomish cemetery, Merigomish, Pictou Co, Nova Scotia is Located at Brownsville in back of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church. Notes for Isobel Carmichael: NOTES: Proof; I viewed the Aberlour Parish Register Records for proof of birth/Christening & Marriage dates. Her death is from Pictou County, Nova Scotia Deaths 1864-1869 by Steven A. Bridges; Merigomish Cemetery Records. Children of Robert Murray and Isobel Carmichael are: i.Miss Murray, married Mr. Gillis. ii.Isabelle Murray, born 1823 in Arisaig, Antigonish, Nova Scotia; died June 14, 1872 in West River, Nova Scotia; married Thomas Clark. Notes for Isabelle Murray: BURRIED: Riverside Cemetery in New Glasgow, Pictou Co, Nova Scotia. 2 iii. James Murray, born April 1827 in Merigomish, Nova Scotia; died May 16, 1911 in Nova Scotia; married Margaret Jane McEwan May 04, 1850 in Nova Scotia. iv.Robert Murray, born 1830; died 1842. Notes for Robert Murray: BURRIED: Merigomish Cemetery, Pictou Co, Nova Scotia. v. William Murray, born 1830; married Harriet H. ?. vi. John M. Murray, born 1837. vii. Hannah Murray, born 1845 in Merigomish, Nova Scotia; married Nicolas Olding Copeland December 05, 1874 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. viii. David F. Murray, born 1847 in Merigomish, Nova Scotia; died Aft. 1915 in Frasers Mt., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; married (1) Alexia Ferguson March 27, 1884 in Stillwater, Nova Scotia; married (2) Jessie B. Cameron August 07, 1890 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. ix. Almira A. Murray, born 1851 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; married Robert S. Batton May 27, 1882 in Providence, R.I.. Notes for Almira A. Murray: OCCUPATION: Teacher Generation No. 4 8. James Murray, born August 22, 1757 in Alvah, Banff, Scotland. He was the son of 16. John Murray. He married 9. Isobelle Carmichael December 10, 1778 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. 9. Isobelle Carmichael, born April 14, 1757 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. She was the daughter of 18. William Carmichael and 19. Isobelle Thomson. Notes for James Murray: PROOF: I viewed the Aberlour Parish Register Records for proof of children's birth/Christening & Marriage dates. Children of James Murray and Isobelle Carmichael are: 4 i. Robert Murray, born November 09, 1792 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died May 24, 1884 in Frasers Mt., New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; married Isobel Carmichael. ii. John Murray, born 1779. iii. Isabelle Murray, born 1784. iv. Margaret Murray, born 1787. v. Mary Murray, born 1789. vi. James Murray, born 1791. vii. Alexander Murray, born 1791. viii.Francis Murray, born 1799. 10. Francis Carmichael, born July 13, 1764 in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland; died November 16, 1838 in Fisher's Grant, Nova Scotia. He was the son of 20. William Carmichael and 21. Isobelle Thomson. He married 11. Elizabeth Keillor. 11. Elizabeth Keillor, born Abt. 1778 in Mortlach or Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; died November 23, 1838 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Notes for Francis Carmichael: BURRIED: Fisher's Grant Cemetery, Nova Scotia OCCUPATION: Farmer NOTES: Mortlach has one of the oldest churches in Scotland, established in 566 A.D. by the missionary Saint Molaug, a Culdee Christian from the isle of Lismore and a contemporary of Saint Columba from the isle of Iona. According to info. sent to me, Francis & Eliz. Keillor Carmichael moved to Nova Scotia about 1798 when son Thomson was only 2 yrs. Francis brother James was one of the founders of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Sgt. James of the 82 Regiment, (or Hamilton Regiment) was given a land grant in Meri gomish in 1785 containing 200 acres of land. Many of the regimentals had been stationed at Halifax, with the exception of an expedition to Casco Bay, Maine. There was a contingent who were employed in the South ern States. The worst event to befall the reg't was the shipwreck of a transport on the coast, near New York when of 300 men aboard the ship, only 18 were saved. They were taken off of the rigging to which they had clung for a long time. The regiment was disbanded at Halifax at the end of the war. A large tract of land was set aside for them in Pictou, mainly the grants of Fisher and others, which had just been escheated, in spite of the efforts of Wentworth who tried to maintain the titles of the old grantees, but only succeeded in upholding his own. It included Fisher'g grant, chance harbour, Little Harbour, and Merigomish. It was said to contain 26,030 acres in all. PROOF: I viewed Aberlour Parish Records to confirm Birth & Marriage Records; Cemetery records at Hector Center, Pictou, Nova Scotia; More in formation about this is written in the book "The history of Pictou County". Also see: " Loyalist and Land Settlements in Nova Scotia". Notes for Elizabeth Keillor: BURRIED: Probably at Bridgewater Cemetery, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Children of Francis Carmichael and Elizabeth Keillor are: i.Thomson Carmichael, born 1796 in Banff, Scotland; died 1861 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; married Elizabeth Barbara Hubley 1826 in Nova Scotia. ii.Mary Ann Carmichael, born 1797 in Dumshire, Scotland; died October 01, 1874 in Loch broom, Nova Scotia; married Mr. McCabe. iii.John Carmichael. iv.James Carmichael. v.Isaac Carmichael, married Jane Hamilton. vi.David Carmichael. vii.Robert Carmichael. 5 viii. Isobel Carmichael, born 1792-1800; died September 15, 1864 in Nova Scotia; married Robert Murray. ix.Barbara Carmichael. Generation No. 5 16. John Murray. Child of John Murray is: 8 i. James Murray, born August 22, 1757 in Alvah, Banff, Scotland; married Isobelle Carmichael December 10, 1778 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. 18. William Carmichael, born 1717 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; died July 20, 1780 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. He was the son of 36. James Carmichael and 37. Elspeth Harper. He married 19. Isobelle Thomson December 12, 1749 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. 19. Isobelle Thomson, born March 10, 1728/29 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland; died October 04, 1771 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. She was the daughter of 38. Alexander Thomsone and 39. Elizabeth Stuart. Notes for William Carmichael: BURIED: They are both at Old Abelour Cemetery in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland OCCUPATION: Farmer at Birkenbush Farm in Aberlour PROOF: I viewed the Aberlour Parish Register Records for proof of birth/ Christening & Marriage dates. He is buried next to his parents. Children of William Carmichael and Isobelle Thomson are: i.John Carmichael, born December 24, 1750 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. ii.Elspet Carmichael, born May 08, 1753 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. iii.James Carmichael, born March 25, 1755 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died March 16, 1836 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Notes for James Carmichael: BURIED: OCC: RELIGION: Mortlach has one of the oldest churches in Scotland, established in 566 A.D. by the missionary Saint Molaug, a Culdee Christian from the isle of Lismore and a contemporary of Saint Columba from the isle of Iona. NOTES: James was one of the founders of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Sgt. James of the 82 Regiment, (or Hamilton Regiment) was given a land grant in Merigomish in 1785 containing 200 acres of land. Many of the regimentals had been stationed at Halifax, with the exception of an expedition to Casco Bay, Maine. There was a contingent who were employed in the Southern States. The worst event to befall the reg't was the shipwreck of a transport on the coast, near New York when of 300 men aboard the ship, only 18 were saved. They were taken off of the rigging to which they had clung for a long time. The regiment was disbanded at Halifax at the end of the war. A large tract of land was set aside for them in Pictou, mainly the grants of Fisher and others, which had just been escheated, in spite of the efforts of Wentworth who tried to maintain the titles of the old grantees, but only succeeded in upholding his own. It included Fisher'g grant, chance harbour, Little Harbour, and Merigomish. It was said to contain 26,030 acres in all. More information about this is written inthe book "The history of Pictou County". Also see: " Loyalist and Land Settlements in Nova Scotia". 9 iv. Isobelle Carmichael, born April 14, 1757 in Aberlour, Banff, Scot land; married James Murray December 10, 1778 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. v. Alexander Carmichael, born July 25, 1761 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. 10 vi. Francis Carmichael, born July 13, 1764 in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland; died November 16, 1838 in Fisher's Grant, Nova Scotia; married Elizabeth Keillor. vii. Mary Carmichael, born October 04, 1771 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died in Nova Scotia. viii. William Carmichael, born June 19, 1759 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. 20. William Carmichael, born 1717 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; died July 20, 1780 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. He was the son of 40. James armichael and 41. Elspeth Harper. He married 21. Isobelle Thomson December 12, 1749 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. 21. Isobelle Thomson, born March 10, 1728/29 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland; died October 04, 1771 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. She was the daughter of 42. Alexander Thomsone and 43. Elizabeth Stuart. Notes for William Carmichael: BURIED: They are both at Old Abelour Cemetery in Aberlour, Banff, Scot land OCCUPATION: Farmer at Birkenbush Farm in Aberlour PROOF: I viewed the Aberlour Parish Register Records for proof of birth/ Christening & Marriage dates. He is buried next to his parents. Children of William Carmichael and Isobelle Thomson are: i.John Carmichael, born December 24, 1750 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. ii.Elspet Carmichael, born May 08, 1753 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. iii.James Carmichael, born March 25, 1755 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died March 16, 1836 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Notes for James Carmichael: BURIED: OCC: RELIGION: Mortlach has one of the oldest churches in Scotland, established in 566 A.D. by the missionary Saint Molaug, a Culdee Christian from the isle of Lismore and a contemporary of Saint Columba from the isle of Iona. 9 iv. Isobelle Carmichael, born April 14, 1757 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; married James Murray December 10, 1778 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland. v. Alexander Carmichael, born July 25, 1761 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. 10 vi. Francis Carmichael, born July 13, 1764 in Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland; died November 16, 1838 in Fisher's Grant, Nova Scotia; married Elizabeth Keillor. vii. Mary Carmichael, born October 04, 1771 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died in Nova Scotia. viii. William Carmichael, born June 19, 1759 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. Generation No. 6 36. James Carmichael, born Bef. 1700 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died March 1750/51 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of 72. Prob. William Carmichael. He married 37. Elspeth Harper Abt. 1717 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. 37. Elspeth Harper, born Abt. 1696 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died August 04, 1751 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. Notes for James Carmichael: BURRIED: They are both at Old Aberlour Cemetery, Aberlour, Banff, Scotland OCCUPATION: Farmer NOTES: Inf. received from Willette Pye Wood, 140 Charles St., Reading Ma, 01867. (617)942-1331. It seems evident the stone on the graves at Aberlour was erected by someone of a later generation who was not sure of the dates of birth for James and Elspet or their ages at death, or perhaps erected during their lifetimes awaiting the dates of death which were never added. The stone says: "Here lyes the body of James Carmichael late farmer of Blairsannach, Abelour, who died March 1751 aged_____, and Elspeth Harper, his spouse who died the 4 August, 1751 aged _____. Their son William, late Farmer in Birkenbush who died the 20 July 1780 aged 63, also their son Peter Carmichael, farmer in Blairsannach who died the 1 Jan 1792 aged 72, and his spouse Mary Stronach who died the 20 of June 1802 aged 82 years. PROOF: Old Cemetery, Abelour, Banff, Scotland, (son William is also mention ed there); V.R. of Abelour Parish, Registry House, Edinburgh, Scotland Children of James Carmichael and Elspeth Harper are: 18 i. William Carmichael, born 1717 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; died July 20, 1780 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; married Isobelle Thomson December 12, 1749 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. ii.Peter Carmichael, born 1720. iii.Patric Carmichael, born April 01, 1719. iv.Margaret Carmichael, born November 25, 1723. v.Margaret Carmichael, born March 19, 1724/25. vi.John Carmichael, born March 24, 1727/28. 38. Alexander Thomsone. He married 39. Elizabeth Stuart. 39. Elizabeth Stuart. Child of Alexander Thomsone and Elizabeth Stuart is: 19 i. Isobelle Thomson, born March 10, 1728/29 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland; died October 04, 1771 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland; married William Carmichael December 12, 1749 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. 40. James Carmichael, born Bef. 1700 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died March 1750/51 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of 80. Prob. William Carmichael. He married 41. Elspeth Harper Abt. 1717 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. 41. Elspeth Harper, born Abt. 1696 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland; died August 04, 1751 in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland. Notes for James Carmichael: BURRIED: They are both at Old Aberlour Cemetery, Aberlour, Banff, Scotland OCCUPATION: Farmer NOTES: Inf. received from Willette Pye Wood, 140 Charles St., Reading Ma, 01867. (617)942-1331. It seems evident the stone on the graves at Aberlour was erected by someone of a later generation who was not sure of the dates of birth for James and Elspet or their ages at death, or perhaps erected during their lifetimes awaiting the dates of death which were never added. The stone says: "Here lyes the body of James Carmichael late farmer of Blairsannach, Abelour, who died March 1751 aged_____, and Elspeth Harper, his spouse who died the 4 August, 1751 aged _____. Their son William, late Farmer in Birkenbush who died the 20 July 1780 aged 63, also their son Peter Carmichael, farmer in Blairsannach who died the 1 Jan 1792 aged 72, and his spouse Mary Stronach who died the 20 of June 1802 aged 82 years. PROOF: Old Cemetery, Abelour, Banff, Scotland, (son William is also mention ed there); V.R. of Abelour Parish, Registry House, Edinburgh, Scotland Children of James Carmichael and Elspeth Harper are: 18 i. William Carmichael, born 1717 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; died July 20, 1780 in Aberlour, Banff, Scotland; married Isobelle Thomson December 12, 1749 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland. ii.Peter Carmichael, born 1720. iii.Patric Carmichael, born April 01, 1719. iv.Margaret Carmichael, born November 25, 1723. v.Margaret Carmichael, born March 19, 1724/25. vi.John Carmichael, born March 24, 1727/28. 42. Alexander Thomsone. He married 43. Elizabeth Stuart. 43. Elizabeth Stuart. Child of Alexander Thomsone and Elizabeth Stuart is: 19 i. Isobelle Thomson, born March 10, 1728/29 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland; died October 04, 1771 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland; married William C armichael December 12, 1749 in Mortlach, Banff, Scotland.

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