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Martha Murray

4-Martha Murray was born on 25 May 1832 in Macquarie River, Campbell Town, Tasmania, was christened on 4 Jan 1833 in Kirklands Presbyterian Church, Campbell Town, died on 24 Jun 1919 in Longford, Tasmania at age 87, and was buried in Jun 1919 in Charles Street Cemetery, now Ockerby Gardens, Tasmania.

Martha Murray
Martha married John Lyne MHA, son of William Lyne and Sarah Bishop, on 30 Jun 1891 in Launceston. John was born on 5 Feb 1810 in Lambeth, England, died on 14 Sep 1900 in Tamar Street, Launceston at age 90, and was buried in 1900.

Martha was 57 and her husband was 81 at the time of their marriage.The couple lived in her family's home 'Dunira', 102 Tamar Street, Launceston. It was John Lyne's second marriage. His first wife was Lillias Cross Carmichael Hume. John Lyne was a member of a well-known and respected family from the East Coast of Tasmania, many of whose members, including his sons, held office in public life. John was MHA for Glamorgan from 1880-1893. He died in Launceston on 14 Sep 1900.

John Lyne of Little Compton and Cambend, Elkstone (second son of Thomas Lyne, senior of Syde) and Betty Curtis of Colesburn were married by license at Little Compton (Stoke-on-Tyne) 5 July 1775. Their fifth child-William (born 15 March 1782) married Sarah Bishop and came with his wife and children to Van Diemen's Land, by the "Hugh Crawford" in 1826. His son John represented Glamorgan for many years and was called the G.O.M. of the Tas. Parliament. He was twice married, first to Lillias Hume, then to Martha Murray

William, second son of John Lyne and Lillias Hume, married Martha Coates, daughter of Edward Carr Shaw Esq. of Dublin. He was knighted for his work in connection with the Federation of the states. Carmichael, the youngest son married Alice Walch, daughter of the leading bookseller of early Hobart, and their eldest daughter, Gladys married Norman Nicolson of Egleston, Campbell Town, a grandson of Walter Davidson. N. Nicolson is descended from the Nicolsons of Scoribreac House on the moors above Portree in the Isle of Skye. The Nicolsons have lived there since the eleventh century. Today the line is direct to Norman Nicolson of Egleston, Tasmania

Launceston Examiner 26 Jun 1919

An old and highly-esteemed resident of Launceston has just passed away- Mrs. Martha Lyne, widow of the late Mr. John Lyne, M.H.A., who represented Glamorgan in the Tasmanian Parliament for many years.

Mrs. Lyne was the only surviving daughter of the late Mr. David Murray, who arrived in the colony from Scotland in the early days, and settled on a pastoral estate in the Macquarie district.

The deceased lady was a native of Tasmania, and had attained the ripe age of 86 years. For a great number of years she was a devoted member of the Patterson-street Methodist Church, and a teacher in the Sunday school. The latter always engaged her special attention, and she zealously continued her labours there until three or four years ago, when, on account of her removal to Longford she was reluctantly obliged to resign,

During her early life of usefulness she made a large circle of friends, and was much beloved because of her social qualities and amiable Christian character.


Dunira today
Dunira today