Descendants of Robert MURRELL


3. Robert MURRELL (Robert , Robert John ) was born on 17 Dec 1865 in Oreti, Southland. He died in 1945.

Father is listed on birth certificate as Robert Murrells, Sawyer

NOTE that the surname is MURRELLS

Usual residence given on marriage certificate as Mararoa, current as
Invercargill.
Father given as Robert Murrell, hotelkeeper.
Robert's own occupation given as 'Storekeeper'

Robert married (1) Margaret SCOTT daughter of James SCOTT and Elizabeth LOOLY on 31 Dec 1885 in Invercargill. Margaret was born in 1866 in Oreti, Southland, New Zealand. She died in 1929.

Usual residence given on marriage certificate as Lumsden; current as
Invercargill.
Father given as James Scott, hotelkeeper; mother as Elizabeth Scott, nee
Looly

Robert and Margaret had the following children:

  5 M i John Robert MURRELL was born on 14 Sep 1886. He died on 8 Sep 1918.

Map/aerial photo of the Graveyard:
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http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=315298

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=315298

From New Zealand Alpine Journal, [Dunedin: NZ Alpine Club], Vol 3 Number 10, March 1921, p58:
"John Robert Murrell was born at Lumsden on the 14th September, 1886; and his earlier training as a guide commenced on the Milford Sound track, in which district he was keenly interested. Later on he made some noteworthy ascents of several of the principal peaks in that district, including Mt. Heart, Mt. Balloon, Mitre peak, Mt. Elliott, and he also ascended Castle Mountain, Cathedral Peaks and Mt. Aspiring.

He joined the guiding staff at the Hermitage in the season of 1915-16, when he did some very useful work, and showed himself to be a keen and enthusiastic mountaineer. During the season he made the ascent of Mt. Sealy, Mt. Montgomery, the third peak of De La Beche, and also the ascent of Mt. Cook by the Linda Route.

He left New Zealand with the 30th Reinforcements, attached to H. Company, of the NZRB, was killed in action on the 8th September, 1918, near Gouzecourt Wood, and was buried at the village of Metz-en-Couterre.

Thus a young mountaineer has gone from us, having done his share and made the great sacrifice in the Empire's cause.
+ 6 M ii Graham MURRELL
  7 F iii Evelyn Roberta MURRELL was born in 1890. She died on 17 May 1975. She was buried in Lumsden Cemetary, Lumsden, Southland.
  8 M iv Leslie Alexander MURRELL was born in 1893. He died on 22 Jun 1953.
+ 9 M v Burton MURRELL
+ 10 M vi Norman Scott MURRELL
  11 M vii Stanley Anderson MURRELL was born in 1899. He died in 1962 in UK.
        Stanley married Eileen Doris GREENEP in 1929 in Gisborne. Eileen was born on 18 Dec 1894. She died on 15 May 1980 in Taupo.


+ 12 M viii Raymond (Guy) MURRELL

Robert married (2) Bertha VINCENT.

4. Alexander MURRELL (Robert , Robert John ) was born on 29 Apr 1869 in Mararoa, Southland, New Zealand. He died in Jul 1947 in Dunedin, Otago. He was buried on 19 Jul 1947 in Anderson's Bat Cemetary.

Father is described as a 'Labourer' of Mararoa on birth certificate.

NOTE that the surname is MURRELLS

Occupation at marriage given as Blacksmith. Birthplace as Manapouri Lake.
Father given as Hotelkeeper.

NZSG records:
Andersons Bay Cemetery - Burials

Name: MURRELL Alexander
Date: 17 Jul 1947
Reference number: 20091
Occupation: a blacksmith
Residence: 12 Gresham Street
Cause

Came from: Dunedin
Age / Where born: 78 years / New Zealand
Province

Burial date: 19 Jul
Class/Plt 1/Plt 2/Blk: C / 63 / - / 200
Informant: Hope & Kinaston
Remarks: new ground
Religion

Notes

Further enquiries to: Dunedin Branch - NZSG

NZ Gazette Entries

Name: MURRELL Alexander
Date: 1896
Place: Mararoa
Occupation: Post Master
Source: NZ Gazette 1896
Page: 670
Record Type: Post and Telegraph
Further enquiries to: NZSG Family Research Centre or Main Centre Libraries

Alexander married Margaret LAMPEAT on 22 Jan 1894 in Oreti Plains. Margaret was born in 1869 in Winton. She died on 14 Feb 1937 in Mataura. She was buried in Gore Cemetary.

Father given as Thomas Lampeat, blacksmith; mother as Margaret,nee Riley
Usual & present residence at time of marriage given as Oreti Plains

Gore Cemetery

Block/Plot: 76A/4A
Plot purchased by: Mrs R McDONALD Mataura 1 Jun 1935
Stone
Remembrance Ralph MCDONALD d 29-5-35 a 46
Elizabeth MCKELVIE d 3-7-60 a 64 Margaret MURRELL
d 14-2-37 a 67
Site
Brown marble stone on raised concr Sealed plot
Burial(s)
Ralph MCDONALD 47yrs 1 Jun 1935 res Mataura
Margaret MURRELL 68yrs 16 Feb 1937 res Mataura Inft
C ROSE
Elizabeth McKELVIE 64yrs 5 Jul 1960 res Mataura Inft C ROSE
Further enquiries to: Gore Branch - NZSG

Alexander and Margaret had the following children:

+ 13 F i Elizabeth MURRELL
  14 F ii Elvira Gwendline MURRELL was born on 11 Feb 1899 in Winton. She died on 3 Jul 1960 in Mataura. She was buried on 5 Jul 1960 in Gore Cemetary.

Father's occupation given as Blacksmith; Mother's address given as Lime Hills
Winton District

School Records (APWs) - Parent/Guardian

Name: MURRELL Eliza Gwendoline
School: Winton
Register Number: 804
Former Reg. No:
Admission Date: 1904
Parent / Guardian: Alexander Murrell
Address:
Birthdate:
Last School:
Last Day:
Destination:
Comment: Further information in full admission record
Further enquiries to: Southland Branch - NZSG

School Records (APWs) - Parent/Guardian

Name: MURRELL Gwen
School: Winton
Register Number: 804
Former Reg. No:
Admission Date: 1904
Parent / Guardian: Alexander Murrell
Address:
Birthdate:
Last School:
Last Day:
Destination:
Comment: Further information in full admission record
Further enquiries to: Southland Branch - NZSG

School Records (APWs) - Parent/Guardian

Name: MURRELL Gwendoline Eliza
School: Dipton
Register Number: 95
Former Reg. No:
Admission Date: 1906
Parent / Guardian: Alexander Murrell
Address:
Birthdate:
Last School:
Last Day:
Destination:
Comment: Further information in full admission record
Further enquiries to: Southland Branch - NZSG

School Records (APWs) - Parent/Guardian

Name: MURRELL Eliza Gwendoline
School: Winton
Register Number: 950
Former Reg. No:
Admission Date: 1907
Parent / Guardian: Alexander Murrell
Address:
Birthdate:
Last School:
Last Day:
Destination:
Comment: Further information in full admission record
Further enquiries to: Southland Branch - NZSG

School Records (APWs) - Parent/Guardian

Name: MURRELL Gwen
School: Winton
Register Number: 950
Former Reg. No:
Admission Date: 1907
Parent / Guardian: Alexander Murrell
Address:
Birthdate:
Last School:
Last Day:
Destination:
Comment: Further information in full admission record
Further enquiries to: Southland Branch - NZSG

Gore Cemetery

Block/Plot: 76A/4A
Plot purchased by: Mrs R McDONALD Mataura 1 Jun 1935
Stone
Remembrance Ralph MCDONALD d 29-5-35 a 46
Elizabeth MCKELVIE d 3-7-60 a 64 Margaret MURRELL
d 14-2-37 a 67
Site
Brown marble stone on raised concr Sealed plot
Burial(s)
Ralph MCDONALD 47yrs 1 Jun 1935 res Mataura
Margaret MURRELL 68yrs 16 Feb 1937 res Mataura Inft
C ROSE
Elizabeth McKELVIE 64yrs 5 Jul 1960 res Mataura Inft C ROSE
Further enquiries to: Gore Branch - NZSG
        Elvira married Samuel James Logan MCKELVIE in 1923.
  15 F iii Alice Mary MURRELL was born in 1903. She died in 1970.
        Alice married James HANKEY in 1936. James was born about 1907. He died in 1959.
  16 F iv Myrtle Katherine MURRELL was born in 1906. She died in 1906.

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