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Chris Stokes
01-12-2004, 9:54 PM
Murdoch Mackay, a master gardener, was born in Caithness. He married Hannah Mackenzie of Rogart, Sutherland, in Rogart in 1879. The 1881 census shows Murdoch, Hannah and baby John William, living at 12 Gladstone Place, Edinburgh. Murdoch was employed as a jobbing gardener and was also studying art. The 1891 census shows the family at 1 West Norton Place, Edinburgh where Murdoch was now recorded as a Free Church Missionary. The 1901 census shows the family now at 64 Morningside Road, Edinburgh and Murdoch now a gardener and florist. He certainly turned his hand to many things! Murdoch died at Inverness, aged 83, in 1936. His son, John William Mackay, who lived in Edinburgh!