Agnes Murray (née Smith)

1760 - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Agnes née Smith, widow, co-executrix and trustee of David Murray (q.v.) and sister of Thomas Smith MP (1755-1831).

  1. Daughter of Stephen Smith and Margaret Wildman, of Wray near Melling Co. Lancaster, born 1760, married David Murray 16/12/1794 at St Clement Danes. Under the will of David Murray of Melling Co. Lancaster proved 14/01/1823 Agnes Murray was confirmed in an annuity of £1000 p.a. earlier settled on her and secured on the Bath estate and the enslaved people living on it. Hornby House was shown still as the seat of Mrs Agnes Murray in 1837.


T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 55 (Bath); Burial: 30 Nov 1840 St Wilfrid, Melling in Lonsdale, Lancs. Mrs Agnes Murray, widow - Age: 80 yrs Abode: Hornby House Buried by: Jno. Tatham, Vicar Register: Burials 1813 - 1908, Page 85, Entry 673 Source: LDS Film 1849660 [accessed 01/11/2018].

  1. 'Hughan history from Kircudbright' [accessed 29/03/2011], which provides a transcription of the Gentleman's Magazine death-notice for David Murray in 1822. No corroboration of date of the marriage; NB the Compensation records appear (erroneously) to give the date of the will as 1824; PROB 11/1665/186; e.g. Thomas Moule The English Counties Delineated (2 vols., London, G. Virtue, 1837) Vol. 2, p. 344.

Further Information

Maiden Name
David Murray
John Murray (1798-)

Associated Claims (1)

£3,648 4s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant
1834 [EA] - → Trustee

Relationships (3)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband
Sister → Brother

Addresses (1)

Hornby Hall, Melling, Lancashire, North-west England, England