Murray Muirhead-Murray, Esq., D.S.O., B.A. (Cantab.) was born Murray Muirhead in 1878. He married, in 1909, Violet Edith, daughter of Albert Carter Varasour of Weston Manor, Otley, Yorkshire. They gave birth to two daughters, Masha Violet and Ailsa Cheristine Anne.

Murray Muirhead-Murray was the eldest son of John Muirhead of Riverdale House, Richmond, Surrey and Charlotte Jane, daughter of Peter Murray of Locherbie, N.B. John Muirhead was born in the year 1850 and died in 1912. His marriage to Charlotte Jane took place in the 1870s.

Murray Muirhead-Murray served as a Lieutenant Colonel, R.A., and received the Chevron, Legion of Honour (France).

In 1923 by Deed Poll, he assumed the additional surname of Murray, his motherís maiden surname.

  The arms of Murray Muirhead-Murray were blazoned:

Argent, on a bend between two mullets in chief,
and one in base azure, three acorns or

  The crest of Murray Muirhead-Murray was blazoned:

On a wreath of his liveries,
two hands couped,
holding a sword erect in pale proper

  The motto of Murray Muirhead-Murray read:

Auxilio Deo


Please note: The images used for the graphics on this page
were derived from the book, A Display Of Heraldry,
by John Guillim, printed in London in the year 1679.