Murray of Stanhope
It was Rob Roy who declared, "Were I to lose sight of my native hills, my heart would sink and my arm would wither like fern i' the winter's blast." Similar would be the confession of all who have lived in the shadow of the imposing glen of Stanhope.
The Stanhope estate is nestled along the River Tweed in the Drumelzier Parish of Scotland's Southern Uplands. In an area of which Sir Walter SCOTT penned, "I like the very nakedness of the land; it has something bold, stern and solitary about it. When I have been for some time in the rich scenery about Edinburgh, I begin to wish myself back again among my own honest hills."
This is the Website of an ancient Tweeddale MURRAY family who acquired and established a Barony at Stanhope in 1634. Welcome to the Website of Scotland's infamous MURRAYs of Stanhope.
Below is a panoramic photo of the Stanhope Glen. As is the theme throughout this Website, clicking on the photo will result in a larger image. After viewing the larger photo, please use your browsers' BACK button to return to this site.
This is also the home site of the descendants of William Murray, tenant in Fruid. The Fruid Farm is in the Tweedsmuir Parish of Peeblesshire, about five (5) miles from the Stanhope Glen. The MURRAYs in Fruid may, or may not, be related to the Murrays of Stanhope. The research is ongoing.
You will also find web pages of notable Peeblesshire Families who are related to the Murray of Stanhope or Murray in Fruid families. Families such as the KERRs, TWEEDIEs, WELSHes, LAIDLAWs, and the CRANSTONs