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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Kenneth Murray

Dates:  1831, 8 August - 1901, 20 September
Born:  Ness
Died:  India, Simla

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A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Commercial, India
Brother of Colin Roderick Murray (qv).[1] Employee and later partner of Bourne and Shepherd. Commission agent, Agra in 1857. Married Helen Elizabeth Woods (b. 1838; d. at sea 5 Dec 1894), an Irish lady, born in India, whom he met at Agra. She died at sea off the Spanish coast on board the steamer Rewa.
Murray is listed in the commercial directories as follows:
1868 Resident at Simla, probably employed by Howard, Bourne and Shepherd, but not specified.
1869 Bourne and Shepherd, Simla.
1870 Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta.
1871-4 Bourne and Shepherd, Simla.
1875-7 Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta.
1878 Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay.
1879-81 Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta.
1882 Bourne and Shepherd, Simla.
1883-84 Not listed.
1885 Bourne and Shepherd, ‘Calcutta, Bombay and Simla’.
1886 Not listed.
1887-8 Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay.
1889 Not checked.
1890 Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta.
1891 Not listed.
1892-8 Bourne and Shepherd, Calcutta.
1899 Bourne and Shepherd, Brockhurst Lodge, Simla.
1900-1 Bourne and Shepherd, Esplanade Road, Bombay.
Died of ‘general dropsy’ at Simla, aet. 70 years 4 months and 13 days, at Simla and buried in Simla graveyard on 21 September 1901.[2] 

  1. Λ His relationship to Colin Murray is established in the will of the latter’s wife Jane (Jeanie) Borthwick, in which he is refered to as ‘my brother in law Kenneth Murray of Calcutta’, IOR/L/AG/34/29/130 f. 74. 
  2. Λ IOR/N/1/294 f. 108. 

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