|ARCHITECT (NORTHERN IRELAND)|
BORN 9 Dec 1831, Armagh - DIED 24 Oct 1863, Coventry, West Midlands: Warwick Green South|
GRAVE LOCATION Coventry, West Midlands: London Road Cemetery
James Murray was apprenticed to Walter Scott in Liverpool in 1845. Afterwards he practised with Thomas Denville Barry, also in Liverpool. In 1856 he entered into a partnership with Edward Welby Pugin in London. Also in 1856, he became the youngest ever Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Pugin and Murray didn't get on sufficiently well and the partnership was broken up in 1859. Murray returned to Coventry, where he took up a huge load of work. One of his projects was the Corn Exchanges in Banbury and St Albans. He died in of consumption 1863, aged only 31.