William Samuel and Janet Windram.

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William Samuel was born on 6 Jun 1846 in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, the son of John Windram, a joiner (master), and Margaret Hutchison.

Janet Windram was born on 26 Dec 1847 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, the daughter of William Windram, a fisherman, and Mary Landles.

William, a Joiner, married Janet Windram on 21 February 1873 in Tradeston, Glasgow, Scotland. William was identified on the marriage certificate as aged 24, a joiner (journeyman), the son of John Windram, a joiner (master), and Margaret Hutchison and Janet as aged 23, the daughter of William Windram, a fisherman, and Mary Landles.

William and Janet had the following known children:

Although I can find both of the children born prior to their marriage in the 1881 census, William Samuel with his grandparents William and Mary Windram in Eyemouth and Mary Samuel with her Uncle Richard H. Samuel and his sister Margaret in Edinburgh, I have not been able to find William and Janet in the 1881 census. However they had children born either side on the census date at 27 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Margaret in 1879 and Robert and James in 1882 so it would seem possible that their household was simple missed.

In 1884 there is a record of Janet sailing from to Quebec, bound for Winnipeg with her children John, Richard, and the twins James and Robert. I suspect she was going to join her husband who had gone in advance and there is a record of a William Samuel, aged 36, sailing in from to bound for Winnipeg who may will be him as the age is right. However he is described as a labourer rather than a joiner.

It would seem that sometime after her arrival in Canada, William, her husband, died, as the next record we have of her is her marriage to a Thomas McMurray in December 1886.

Janet married Thomas McMurray on 13 Dec 1886 in Boston, Massachusetts. Thomas was listed as a labourer, aged 26, born in St Johns, New Brunswick, the son of James and Mary McMurray. Janet (Jessie) was listed as aged 37, born in Scotland, the daughter of William and Mary Windram.

Janet Samnuel nee Windram and Thomas McMurray had three known children -

For the census of 1901 Thomas, an Engineer on a Boat, and Janet were living in Collingwood, Simcoe, Ontario where they were recorded along with the twins from Janetís first marriage James and Robert born 1882, and Alma their daughter born 1892. Their daughter Jameseena was recorded in with Thomasís parents James and Mary McMurray in Welford parish, Kent, New Brunswick.

For the census of 1901 their daughter Jameseena was recorded in with Thomasís parents James and Mary McMurray in Welford parish, Kent, New Brunswick.

For the census of 1911 Thomas, an Engineer, and Janet were living in Toronto, Ontario where they were recorded along with Robert, an Engineer, born 1885 (Should be 1882) from Janetís first marriage, and Alma, a stenographer, their daughter born 1892. Also in the household are James and Grace Pringle recorded as brother and sister-in-law respectively. Grace was Janetís sister Grace Windram born 26 Jun 1860 in Eyemouth, Berwickshire who had married James Pringle in 1891 in Leith, Edinburgh.

For the 1911 census their daughter, Jameseena was recorded in Welford parish, New Brunswick, with her husband Alfred and their children Viola (Viola Beatrice) born November 1904, Clara (Margaret Clara Ruth) born December 1905, and Bessie (Mary Elizabeth) Irving born August 1908. I believe they may have had at least one further child Charlotte Ann.