James McMurray b. ca. 1809, publican, is listed in street directories 1858-59, 1863-64 and 1866 as a spirits dealer in High Street, Holywood. He is also listed such in his son, John's marriage record in 1876. John McMurray, shipwright, was born about 1834 and died in 1893 in Belfast. He married twice, the second wife being Sophia Thompson Greer, daughter of John Greer, cooper, whom he married in Barrow-in Furness. John may have been the only son but there were several daughters. Two of them were Mariaq McMurray who married William Bell in 1869 in Holwood and Margaret McMurray who married William Steele in 1873 in Belfast. They were Presbyterian and both couples were married by the Rev.H. Henderson. I want to know more about this family.