MURISON Family of Gamrie, Scotland to Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
My mother is a MURISON from a line that originated in Banffshire and the parishes of Gamrie and Alvah. Many of our line stayed in the area for up to 200 years. My mother can trace her forebears directly to John Morison/Murison (c1695-c1760), a crofter on the lands of Alexander Garden, Laird of Troup. I have a fairly detailed family tree of our Murison line, which includes a line of the GARROW family from Dufftown.
In 1872, a branch of our Murisons emigrated and landed in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada and farmed just outside St. Thomas. The Garrows were also involved in this emigration and both families were well represented in Elgin County for almost 100 years. A splinter group, James and Susa Murison, ended up in Winnipeg and another, led by Dr. James Murison, ended up in Powell River, B.C.
MURISON family historians may be interested in going online to the National Archives of Scotland and researching the Murison Papers under file GD1/808/1-9. The trials and tribulations of "everyday country folk" in North-East Scotland during the 18th and 19th centuries are well described first-hand by early Murisons.
If anyone can connect with these families, I would be pleased to hear from them.