Mr Muirhead’s carpentry business grew steadily from 1863 onwards. For example, he won the contract to build the Oddfellows’ hall. In 1870 he partnered with Mr. Mann to form the manufacturing firm Muirhead and Mann. The firm enjoyed considerable successes and was a major manufacturer of doors, sash, and lumber.(2)
In 1868 he married an Australian woman of Scottish heritage, Rebecca Muirhead nee Fleming. The couple had two sons and two daughters. While not particularly involved in the administration or organization of the church, the Muirhead family appears to have been regular attendees of St. Andrews. Unlike many members however, they were residents of Esquimalt, where Mr Muirhead had built his family home.
(1) View Online: A History: British Columbia
(3) 1881 Church Roll