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(21 October 1829 - 16 July 1899) William, the third child, is described as “essentially the mother’s boy”: being the eldest at home after his two brothers left for Scotland and Maria was sent to boarding school, it fell on him to help Mama Maria in the house.[1] William...

(19 June 1831 – 5 December 1912) As the third child of Andrew and Maria Murray, Maria Jnr was the first daughter in the family. For her basic education, she was first sent to Mrs Wentworth’s school and at the age of twelve, to the boarding school...

(5 March 1809 – August 1889) Maria Susanna Magdalena (Maria/Mama) Murray (Stegman) was born in the Cape into a family of business people. Her father, a trader and producer of furniture, was well known and respected Capetonian. When Maria, at the age of sixteen, said...

(15 September 1826 – 27 December 1882) John, the firstborn, seemed to have been quiet, serious and studious even as a little boy – characteristics which were to be his ‘trademark’ until his death. Prof Marais, his one-time student and then colleague at the Theological Seminary, said this of John...

(26 April 1836 – 3 Jan 1904) Jemima (Mima) was the 7th child and second daughter of Andrew and Maria. As the second daughter, it was expected of her to be her mother’s assistant and helper, something she was exquisitely equipped for given her amiable nature, loving heart and...

(1843 – 24 September 1914) Born in 1843, James was named after a dear family friend, Barend Jacobus Burger, who was to be his godfather. At the age of seven, he had an attack of rheumatic fever, leaving his heart affected. Thus, he remained under his mother’s watchful care...

(24 December 1839 – 14 June 1927) Isabella, the seventh child of Andrew and Maria Murray of Graaff Reinet, was “a beautiful girl, tall and slim, with blue eyes, dark wavy hair and a particularly good skin”.[1] She was an exquisite needlewoman, a voracious reader with an exceptionally good memory,...

(22 September 1949 –20 Dec 1937) Helen, less robust than her other brothers and sisters and of a timid disposition, preferred reading to tree climbing. Therefore, at the age of fourteen, she was sent to Cape Town where she lived with her brother Andrew and his wife Emma. There...

(7 Aug 1845 –18 May 1921) George was the youngest son in the family of Andrew and Maria Murray, described by his on sister as robust, lively, and full of fun. His mother (Maria) writes of him: “He is really the life of the house; though Papa...

(10 July 1835 – 2 January 1905)[1] Emma Murray was born into the Rutherfoord family on 10 April 1833. Her early life was spent at a fairly secluded property in Sea Point where she was raised to be an intellectual.  Education was made available to her in multiple fields,...