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« on: Monday 18 September 17 13:46 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know of a place called Murker? I am looking for a James Beattie farmer Murker

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Re: Murker
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 September 17 14:05 BST (UK) »
Hi ,

Could it be Murcar , Old Machar ?
There is a Beattie family there on the 1871 Census -
Rachel Beattie 55 widow
James Beattie 29 son , farmer 52 acres


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Re: Murker
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 September 17 18:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that I don't think this is the same folks although they could be related. Murker could be colloquial spelling I guess. The family I am trying to sort out is on the following head stone from St Nicholas Churchyard in the centre of Aberdeen

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Re: Murker
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 September 17 19:16 BST (UK) »
Wonder if that James Beattie(married to Margaret Keith) married again to Rachel Brown in 1839 Old Machar?

I think that James Beattie died in 1866 , age 78 , Old Machar.

Scotlandspeople has Wills for James Beattie(1866) and Rachel Brown(1888) , North Murcar Parish of Old Machar.



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Re: Murker
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 September 17 19:32 BST (UK) »
I think ev may be right - the 1841 census for Old Machar has James Beattie, 50 farmer, Mains of Murcar/Balgownie Es; plus Rachel Beattie, 25; and a 1 year old child. Curiously, by 1851, James seems to have lost some years and has been enumerated as 43  ;D, but by 1861, he's back at aged 74...

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Re: Murker
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 September 17 14:41 BST (UK) »
And there is Murcar Links Golf Course - as others have said, I think Murker is Murcar, just north of Aberdeen.

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Re: Murker
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 September 17 22:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks all it gives me so many more avenues to scour