Clan Murray Nova Scotia

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This is the Clan Murray Blog. The Society has become dormant but, this blog is still active for any inquiries.

Are you from one of these families?

Balneaves, Dinsmore, Dunsmore,Fleming; Moray; Murrie, Neaves, Piper, Pyper,

Smail, Smale, Small, Smeal, Spaulding.

If so, you are from one of Clan Murray’s allied families and we would like to hear from you. 

The Clan Murray Tent at the Antigonish Games, July 12, 2014.

Bob and Mavis Murray at Clan Murray Tent


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. olivia elayne murray
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 03:59:34

    Hello my name is Olivia Elayne Murray and my grandpappy ap arrived in Nova Scotia 1909 on the Hesperian Vessel from Glasgow Scotland. Ap he was headed to Forres Saskatchewan ,, where i heard he was a farm servant.later 1916 if it was him .. he signed up for WW1 Vimy Ridge’ his reg # was 252969 What my question is could you tell me what Pier he arrived on .. Peter Murray abt 1886/88 he traveled from Glasgow i heard. Peter was born in Helmsdale Kildonan Sutherlandshire Scotland to George and Margaret Murray. If there is anything ..anything on my hero could you please get in touch with me ! Many thanks .. kind regards , Olivia E. Murray. Ive big plans for my RIP grandpappy in 2014 Scotland’s Independence for him… my hero’ many thanks …


  2. Olivia Elayne Murray
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 19:32:51

    Oh ….. Well i received my info from a Cara MacDonald that he also arrived alone // from Glasgow to … I’m confused ? .. Olivia Elayne Murray .. Thank you !!


  3. ianmurraycampbell
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 19:48:28

    Who is Cara MacDonald? There is mention of of him on Do you have access to this?


  4. Michael
    Dec 15, 2015 @ 17:56:49

    I am a Murray out of Kittery, Maine. My granddad from Glasgow, my grandmother a Sinclair from Dundee. I am thinking about visiting Nova Scotia for the first time. Would like to visit some Murrays and have a beer. Are there any bed and breakfast taverns available in Peggy Cove area?


  5. ianmurraycampbell
    Dec 15, 2015 @ 22:17:10

    Doesn’t look like a Murray B. & B. Tavern in Peggy’s Cove or for that matter in Nova Scotia. However here are some B. & B.’s and places to get a beer around Peggy’s Cove.


  6. Jeanne
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 18:34:51

    I am doing an ancestry tree for my cousin who is descended John Murray b. 1797 Hants County NS. His daughter Elizabeth, b. 1832 in Windsor. She married Elijah Dinsmore/Densmore b. 1843and married him in 1863 at Noel. I haven’t been able to find the parents of John Murray. I am wondering where these Murrays were from and if they are part of your clan? Also, were they part of the immigrations from Scotland or New England? Thank you.

    See my reply on the Murray website.

    Ian Murray Campbell


    • ianmurraycampbell
      Feb 09, 2016 @ 20:02:58

      Sounds like the Family were “Planters” that may have come up from the US after the expulsion of the Acadian’s. Here’s a quote from the internet:
      New England Planters[edit]

      “After the Acadians were removed from the area of present day Hants County, New England Planters began to arrive and settle the vacated lands (1760). They formed the townships of Windsor, Falmouth and Newport. Many arrived from Rhode Island.[5] One of the Planters of note during this period was Henry Alline who led the New Light revival of the Great Awakening in the region. Alline’s movement had a significant impact on the stance the New Englander Planters took with respect to the troubles building in the colonies to the west, between their British masters, and brethren who remained in New England, that led to the Revolutionary War.
      Alline’s Newlight congregations were the progenitors of the Baptist movement in Canada.”

      All my Murray’s came directly from Scotland to Pictou county, NS

      You might want to try


      • Jeanne
        Feb 09, 2016 @ 20:11:19

        I am an avid user of Ancestry, but I think I will go back and try again. You have given me another avenue to travel. Thank you so much!

  7. Michael Murrray
    Oct 03, 2016 @ 10:53:41

    I would be delighted to visit Clan Murray in Nova Scotia. My grandfather is Donald Frazer Murray and my grandmother is Elizabeth Sinclair Murray. My father was a piper with the Granite State Highlanders of Dover and I was a novice piper myself.


  8. Michael E. Murray
    May 16, 2017 @ 16:13:06

    My great grandfather is Howard H. Murray, born on Prince Edward Island in 1863. I believe I have found him in the 1881 Canadian census, living in Campbell’s boarding house in Summerside. He emigrated to the US around 1884, but I have been unable to locate any document listing his parents. Y-DNA testing suggests that his biological father or grandfather could have been a MacDonald. Would appreciate any guidance.


  9. ianmurraycampbell
    May 17, 2017 @ 06:21:44

    We don’t have much on PEI but, you might want to try

    Most of our records are from Pictou County, NS


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