The below newspaper report may refer:
Mr James E. Murdoch, the well-known actor, who has just died at Cincinnati in his eighty-third year, was the first American citizen who was elected a member of the Garrick Club. Thackeray proposed him. He married, in 1842, Miss Eliza Middlecott, the daughter of a London silversmith.
Source: Pontypool Free Press - 9th June 1893