Posted by Stephen Stafford on July 02, 2014 at 18:36:53:
In Reply to: SKILLEN//McMURRAY.Downpatrick,Nth Ireland. posted by Patrick on July 10, 2013 at 21:35:50:
Hello Patrick -
Was very interested to read your posting. My grandfather was Harold McMurray who lived in Downpatrick all his life. He was born in 1910 and owned a cinema in nearby Killyleagh. I know his mother's name was Maud, and he had siblings Alfred and Gertie. If you want to email me direct, I'd be interested to know what more you know. spsweb at aol dot com.
: John Skillen married Margaret McMurray in 1846 in Inch, Co.Down. They are my gt gt gndparents.They had several children inc my gt gndmother Elizabeth/Eliza Skillen born in 1858 in Downpatrick. She married Daniel SLEIGH.
: Elizabeth died in 1917 in Downpatrick.
: Daniel Sleigh born in Scotland in 1849 was Landscape Gardener for over 40 years on the Finnebrogue Est owned by the Maxwell family. Daniel died in Downpatrick in 1934.
: Would be very interested to hear from anyone who is connected to or descended from the Skillen/McMurray family.