The Murrells of Wivenhoe – a family of Master Mariners

From the mid-1700s into the 1900s

Written and researched by John Murrell

The Murrell family bible in which are recorded the family events from 1830 to 1918
John Murrell
A Painting of the rescue in mid-Atlantic of 735 passengers & crew of the SS Danmark in 1889 by Frederick Hamilton Murrell
Painting in 1889 ‘Every Soul Was Saved' by M M Hemy

Researching my family history has given me interesting insight into my forebears, their story and place in social history.

Whilst members of the Murrell(s) family can be found in the vicinity of Wivenhoe much earlier, I can trace a direct lineage from William Murrells (1730 – 1793), the spelling of the name changed with the dropping
of the ‘s’ at the end during 1830’s and Frederick Murrell.

Their story can be found in the attaching pdf files below.

I have put the full extended family on my page under Murrell Family Tree. To find it, simply click on this link and go to:

This link will take you to:  William Murrells 1730 – 1793 and you will find the Murrell’s family tree from there.

John Murrell
August 2021


This page was added on 09/08/2021.

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