James Murray was the householder recorded living with his family at 54 Greenend, in Old Monkland Parish East, Lanarkshire, by the census of 1881. With him lived his wife, Catherine, and three young daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary. James Murray worked as a coal miner and had been born in Airdrie, a town within walking distance of Greenend. He was recorded as 38 years of age.
James married Catherine CLEMENTS on 27 January 1870 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (Catherine CLEMENTS was born in 1852 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 and died after 31 December 1896 1.)
The marriage was celebrated according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. Father Michael O'Keeffe CC was the celebrant. Patrick Moran and Margaret McAleavy were the witnesses.
1881 UK census, Old Monkland east 652/3 en d 8 page 20.