The Murgatroyd Family

William Murgatroyd

Son of Henry William, Murgatroyd, Railway Company Registrar (Glasgow) and Rebecca Senior (Yorkshire).

* Born 1847 Monk Bretton, Yorks.
* Died 10 April 1919 aged 72 at  235 Bath St. Glasgow.
* Buried Glasgow Necropolis Quartus 395.

The 1901 Census lists him as a House Factor, Property Valuator and  employer residing at 20 Doune Terrace, Glasgow. He was an amateur cabinet maker, poet, and wrote and published stories for his children.

He was a member of the 1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers and, through links with his wife’s forebears, was admitted to the Glasgow  Incorporation of Skinners, the Incorporation of Gardeners and the  Incorporation of Hammermen.

Married Eugenie Clarence Binnie 7 October 1893.

Eugenie Clarence Murgatroyd

Mrs Eugenie Murgatroyd c. World War I period

Daughter of John Binnie (Glasgow) Wright and Masterbuilder.

* Born 2 February 1856 Ibroxholm.
* Died  20 March 1934 aged 78 in Hertford.
* Buried Glasgow Necropolis Quartus 395.

They had three children:

William Lucian Murgatroyd
(William) Lucian Murgatroyd c.1918.

(William) Lucian Murgatroyd c.1918.

* Born 23 July 1897 Kelvinside
* Died 26 August 1923  aged 26 at Jane Street, Glasgow.   A direct result of Malaria contracted while serving with the Scottish Rifles in Salonica during the First World War.  Also buried in above plot.

Also daughters:

Eugenie Winifred Murgatroyd

(b. Kelvinside) 1899-1966: Artist trained at Glasgow School of Art 1919-23.  Married Thomas Gentleman (b. Coatbridge) 1892-1966:  Artist/Designer. Trained Glasgow School of Art 1910-23 (interrupted by 1WW service Queens Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry.) Local works include mural Possilpark Library 1914 (still extant), solo exhibitions Glasgow 1921,1924, 1926, cartoons  for Scots Pictorial, Glasgow Evening Times etc. Works in Hunterian collection.  The couple moved to London 1928 and remained in the south. [Gentleman family burial plot Old Monklands Burial Ground, Coatbridge.]

Adelaide Binnie Murgatroyd

(b. Kelvinside) 1894-1964: Moved to London 1920s, became a writer and publisher. Married (2nd) Charles Heriot (b.Glasgow) 1905-1972: Theatre Designer and Play Censor. Trained  Glasgow School of Art.

These four died and were buried in the Home Counties.

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