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Gray, William

Gray, William

Male 1795 - 1878  (83 years)

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  • Name Gray, William 
    Born 18 Feb 1795  Banff Banffshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 26 Feb 1795  Banff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Nov 1878  Milbethill Marnoch Parish Banff Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2407  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2002 

    Father Gray, Alexander,   b. 23 Nov 1762, Blairmaud Boyndie Banffshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mitchell, Marjory (May),   b. 12 Jan 1769, Matheson Mill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1792  King Edward Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Chalmers, Christian,   b. 22 Oct 1785, Muiryhill Alvah Banff Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1871, Wardend Banff Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1822  Banff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gray, William,   b. 20 Jun 1822, Banff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gray, Alexander,   b. 1 Aug 1824, Wardend Banff Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1901, Milbethill Marnock Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Gray, George,   b. 22 Apr 1829, Banff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gray, Mary,   b. 8 Jun 1831, Banff Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Census Banff 1861 William Gray
    Census Banff 1861 William Gray
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • The Census for 1861 lists William Gray and his wife Christian living at the same address as Alexander Gray and I think they are related and they may be father and son, in which case we have gone back another generation Confirmation is needed by way of a birth for Alexander Gray
      Copy of birth Baptismal record received from GRO Edinburgh for son Alexander Gray shows parents to be William Gray farmer and wife Christian Chalmers of Wardend Banff as suspected. Baptism was 19 Aug 1824
      Details of marriage found on family search IGI between William and Christian Chalmers
      Search for Baptism of William and also wife Christian not successful on IGI programme suggestion try Parish church register OPR's on FLH film 990814
      Later search for Birth and baptism of Catherine Chambers found on IGI giving names of parents and incorporated
      William remains elusive There is an IGI entry for William but no date other than Abt 1797
      His age on the 1861 Census put him a little earlier and younger than his wife
      Now I have contact with the Chalmers family Peter in Ayr and Declan in Cork. They have William born Abt 1785, 12 years earlier, occupation carpenter.
      The Declan Chalmers website supplies parents Alexander Gray and Marjory Mitchell no dates but 2 children William and James Makes a rough fit
      Further IGI search gives a possible William Gray christened 29July 1792 Banff, father James Gray mother Jean Morrison Discussion via e-mail with Peter and Declan Chambers gains agreement on Christian as daughter of Walter Chalmers all circumstantial best fit
      Peter Chalmers sends details of Jennifer Gray from New York Jennifer has James and Alexander Gray as brothers and Alexander father to William
      Les Whittingham produces death certificate William Gray pauper formerly carpenter widower of Christian Chalmers father Alexander Gray notified by son William 13 Nov 1878 Registered Marnoch by William Christie
      1841Census gives William at Wardend age rounded to 45 with Christian 50 and children Alexander 16 George 12 and Mary10
      Census of 1851 has Mary dau. age19 employed at home plus Georgina Cook grand daughter age 4 also present
      1871 Census gives William age 76 still Little Wardend now Cart Wright and wife Christian age 85 Christian Bain with them at age 18 domestic servant but name indicates she is relative G- grandson age 1 of Banff, Gamrie is named James Gregor