His parent is not known.
Had a relationship with Jean/Jane Leggat.
Her mother was Jane Rennie. The 1841 census shows Margaret and her sister Jean staying with their grandmother, Jane Rennie.
Spouse Isobel Mackie born 9 February 1805 in the parish of Foveran.
They married 23 December 1827 in the parish of Foveran.
Her father was James Mackie and her mother was Elspet Stott who were married 11 September 1803 in the parish of Foveran.
- James born 1828 christened 29 July 1828 in the parish of Foveran.
- Robert born 1833.
- Mary born 2 February 1838 in the parish of Cruden.
- John Murray born 1843 - died 3 May 1910 in the parish of Glasgow, Lanark. Married Christian Murcar.
- Barbara born 1845 christened 2 May 1845 in the parish of Peterhead - died 11 November 1888 in the parish of Aberdeen. Married George Archibald Shirran.