Harriot MURRAY

- 24th Oct 1844


Daughter of Charles MURRAY & AN ACTRESS.

Life History


Married Henry SIDDONS.1

12th Apr 1815

Death of Henry SIDDONS in Edinburgh

24th Oct 1844

Died in Edinburgh

7th Aug 2000

Record Change

Other facts


Buried in Greyfriars Cemetery, Edinburgh


Birth of daughter Harriot SIDDONS


Birth of son William SIDDONS


Birth of son George SIDDONS


  • Obituary of Harriet Murray SIDDONS
    Volume 3, Issue 32
    21 December 1844

    The death "of Mrs. Henry Siddons, the daughter-in-law of the greatactress - and herself an exquisite actress in a certain range ofparts.  Many will remember her as the most charming Viola, Ophelia,Perdita, Rosalind, Juliet, Portia, that ever trod the stage.  Inprivate life, she was, perhaps, the most perfect example you canconceive, of what Coleridge calls "ladyhood."  I know no other wordwhich could express the rare combination of refinement, dignity,grace, with moral worth, and the loftiest principles of action -displayed consistently through the equal modest tenor of her wholelife on and off the stage.  No one, I believe, was ever brought withinthe sphere of her influence, that was not elevated and purifiedthrough the quiet, silent, gracious power of a character all made upof conscience and tenderness, without assumption and without effect.Believe me, you may say something of her, with a conviction that itcannot be too much."

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