Sir Roderick Impey Murchison

1792 - 1871


Biography

Eminent Victorian geologist and geographer, nephew and legatee of William McKenzie of St Vincent (q.v.) and beneficiary of a monetary legacy of £2000 under the latter's will and a further £2000 under a codicil that was litigated (in favour of Murchison and his co-heirs) in 1826. He was also contingent heir to McKenzie's residuary estate.


Sources

T. G. Bonney, ‘Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, baronet (1792–1871)’, rev. Robert A. Stafford, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/19555, accessed 27 Sept 2015]


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Legacies Summary

Cultural (3)

Founder member
British Association...... 
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'He was president of the geographical and the geological sections of the British Association ten times altogether, and of the association itself (which he helped to found) in 1846.' T. G. Bonney,...
President
Geological Society...... 
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Murchison served two terms as President, the first starting in 1831 after he had served as secretary for the five previous years. T. G. Bonney, ‘Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, baronet...
President
Royal Geographical Society...... 
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'He was for sixteen years president of the Royal Geographical Society, for which services he earned the founder's medal in 1871.' T. G. Bonney, ‘Murchison, Sir Roderick Impey, baronet...

Relationships (10)

First Cousins
Nephew → Uncle
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Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Other relatives
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Great uncle - great...
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Sir Roderick Impey Murchison was described as his brother-in-law in the will of Robert Sutherland, of which Murchison was an executor...