Just a note to Mardi Muirson from NZ: You are right about Murison being misspelled Muirson. Although he changed his name to Smith, my grandfather was born Murison - but on his marriage certificate it is spelled Muirson for both himself and his mother. It was only by stumbling on this site I guessed the spelling was really Murison.
Hey LeeAnn, I have an Arthur Angus Murrison in my Fam tee. B 1888-1927, born in Scot & died in Ontario. His wifes name was Elizabeth Reid. He has links to Sth Africa... Just curious if this is the same person
Hi, from South Australia. Thank you for the website.
I have some some information for information for Christina Rees (Sep 7 2011).
My mother (Violet Mary Murison) saw the post from Christina and asked me to respond. My mother says "Stanley John Murison was my brother and he was born at Ethelton, South Australia. He married Melva Parr from Broken Hill. Stan died in 1956 and Melva then married James Norman Murison who was Stan's brother."
Apparently the second marriage could not be legally undertaken in SA at that time so James and Melva were married at Broken Hill as the marriage laws in that state were different.
Military Records for Stan show: Service Number - S43417, Place of enlistment - Alberton SA
It is thought that Stan was denied active service because of a heart condition and was assigned to a role as a guard at the Loveday Prisoner of War camp at Loveday in SA.
Stan worked as a boundary rider in outback Australia. At one stage he had a serious accident while repairing a fence and as a result required a blood transfusion which at the time was done person-to-person. Later in life he was diagnosed with Leukemia.
After he married Melva they moved to Broken Hill. In those days a person had to be a resident of Broken Hill before they could be employed in the town.
I was born in Glasgow 1947 imigrated to Canada in 1952 myZKIIEX father Ernest William Murrison born 1912 in Aberdeen, my grandfather James Murrison married Catherine Cruickshank. I was told that my grandfather added the r into his name.ZK
Greetings from Christchurch, NZ! There is a family legend ('Down Under' that there was an illegitimate birth of a Muirson with the father none other than Robert the Bruce! The names 'Murison' and 'Muirson' are easily mis-spelt, and so the Aus. & NZ Muirsons also understand that we're all from the same clan. Garth's father said the names were interchangeable, and also 'Morrison'. It's said to have been derived from 'Son of Muir'. Can anyone enlarge on this please?
My Father was Robert Murison - he had 2 brothers (Hector and Walter) and one sister (Amy). Happy to share any info I know or to receive any about this branch of the family. As far as I know they all lived in Aberdeenshire (where I stsill live)
I am the grandson of John Henry Murison, Descendant of Murice Murison. I have been looking for information on my grandfather's name for thirteen years and i am currently 19 years of age. Please allow me to see the family tree and anything related to our family.
Lee-Anne nee: Mur(r)ison. I too have some interesting information that I just found out today. My grandfather was Angus Arthur Murrison b. 1988 - 1927. Born in Aberdeen Scotland and died in Ontario, Canada. My dad was in-utero, just barely conceived when his dad, Arthur Angus Murrison, died of a heart attack. Contact me if you wish as I think I may have more interesting links I can share as to the Murison > South Africa correlation.
Apparenty my great great grandfather, John Murison was a captain of a ship from Scotland, which came to South Africa - was married thrice or so, his 1st wife being a white lady and the last two were coloured wives, from whom we descend. Do not know much about my forefather. Names of his children in the "coloured" family were William, John (Jack), Andrew, Margaret. Anyone with more information.
Christina Rees on September 7 2011, 14:011315400510
Hi, I found this site really interesting. We're South Australian and my mothers maiden name is Murison, and my pops, and his father was Stanley John Murison.. and they were born in Broken Hill, and worked in the mines there.. I dont know where we all fit in, but this is all very interesting to read about.
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