Five stories are offered now, with more to come....
Note: many of these files are in .pdf format, so they may open in your browser, or they may save directly to your hard drive destination - depending on how you have your browser file preferences set.
Please note that updated versions of these pages are accessible through
Bruce Murduck, 9 March 2020.
Located adjacent to the Moulsham Road bridge over the River Cann in Chelmsford, later known as the "Cocke Inn", and then as the "Cock Inn", a man named John Murduck held one of the last Licences for this pub or tavern, in 1777.
Mysteriously, George Murduck of Toronto was in possession of this Memorial Plaque just prior to his death in 2011.
In early August of 1918 my grandfather, William George Murduck, of Toronto, received this letter written by his friend and neighbour William "Bill" Edgar Elliott. Bill presents one of the few mentions of the C.E.F. segregation camp set up for Canadian soldiers at Frensham Pond during the Great War. He also mentions by name many of the men he and George knew from East Toronto whom he met at Frensham Pond Camp and at Witley Camp.
A small collection of photographic prints and negatives was found amongst my father's possessions after he died in mid-2011. Muriel Ockenden, born in 1921, was George Murduck's first sweetheart.
A very capable and accomplished photographer, Robert George Murduck worked in the Exmouth, Devonshire, England, area until moving to Elland, Yorkshire, about 1916.
William Murduck found work as a bricklayer in Greater London, England, during his entire adult life. This account traces him through available records, from his birth in Bethnal Green in 1834 through to his death in Wandsworth in 1895.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy reading some of the stories. If you have any comments, observations, questions or suggestions, please
Contact Bruce Murduck
The use and appearance of MURDUCK as a distinct
surname can be documented in England from the mid-1500s, and it's
usage has spread to all of the western English speaking countries.
Curiously, the surname also appears to be emerging in the Greater
London, England, area today, which seems to have Iranian roots.
The surname forms the base for a 'one-name' study registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.
A y-DNA study is under
way, to consider relationships and origins of lineages where this
surname figures. Any man who has this surname or one of it's many
variant spellings - MURDOCK and MURDOCH, principally, but also
MURDICK, MUDDOCK, and so on (see a full list on the DNA study
web-site) is invited to participate.
Cost is minimal. Privacy is strictly maintained. Discoveries await.
Please visit The Murdock (and variations) Family Tree & DNA Linkage Project to learn more about this exciting aspect of genealogy and family history.
Bruce Murduck's Genealogy Pages Copyright © 1997-2016, Bruce D. Murduck.
Technical inquiries or comments concerning page operation and apprearance to: WebMaster.
20 December 2016)