Clan Murray Nova Scotia

Murray-Crest2             Murray Crest

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


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 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!

  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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


  5. Dylan Murray
    Nov 14, 2017 @ 19:59:10

    My family came to Pictou Nova Scotia from Sutherland Scottland on the ship “Hector” in 1773 where they remained for many generations before moving to Gloucester MA


    • Ian Murray Campbell
      Nov 15, 2017 @ 08:17:25

      Hi Dylan! Have you traced your genealogy back to the “Hector”?


      • Dylan Murray
        Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:17:12

        Yes, my 6th great grandfather Walter Murray and his wife Christian Sutherland traveled here on the ship Hector. When they arrived in Pictou, they had my 5th great grandfather William Murray.

      • Ian Murray Campbell
        Nov 15, 2017 @ 23:17:50

        You seem to have your tree in order! Do you need any help?

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