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Re: Ray Surname dating back to 1420
Posted by: jan lala (ID *****7442) Date: September 15, 2007 at 23:21:18
In Reply to: Ray Surname dating back to 1420 by Bev of 13825

I have not read the book , sounds like Pre Internet Genealogy though no extinction becuse Ray is spelled Raye Wray Ray ect the other version Families covered: Wray of Ashby, Wray of Glentworth, Wray of St. Nicholas


Robert Wray
1. William Wray
BEB1841 (Wray of Ashby) identifies William's wife as "daughter and heir of Jackson, of Saydale". Maddison's Lincolnshire Pedigrees 1906 ( Ayscough of Stallingborough and South Kelsey) refers to children of Alice as living 12.11.1562 "the date of their grandmother's will, Joan Wycliffe, widow of Thomas Wray (sic), and dau. of Robert Jackson of Gatenby".
m. Joan Jackson (dau of Robert Jackson of Gatenby or Saydale)
A. Sir Christopher Wray of Glentworth (d 08.05.1592, Chief Justice)
m. Anne Girlington (dau of Nicholas Girlington of Normanby)
i. Sir William Wray, 1st Bart of Glentworth (d 13.08.1617)
m1. Lucy Montague (d 1599, dau of Sir Edward Montague of Boughton)
a. Sir John Wray, 2nd Bart of Glentworth
m. Grissel Bethell (dau of Sir Hugh Bethell of Ellerton)
(1) Sir John Wray, 3rd Bart of Glentworth
m1. Elizabeth Willoughby (dau of Sir Henry Willoughby, Bart of Risley)
m2. Sarah Evelyn (dau of Sir John Evelyn of West Dean)
(A) Elizabeth Wray
m. Nicholas Saunderson of Wentworth, younger of Castleton (dvp before 06.03.1692)
(2) Frances Wray
m. John Hotham (d 01/2.01.1644-5)
(3) Grissel Wray (d before 1684)
m. (19.12.1654) Anthony Thorold of Marston (dvp before 17.10.1670)
(4) Theodosia Wray
m. Sir Richard Barker
(5)+ other issue (dsp) - Christopher, Theophilus, William, Bethell
b. Edward Wray
m. (27.03.1622) Elizabeth, Baroness Norris (bur 28.11.1645, dau of Francis Norris, 2nd Lord of Rycote, Earl of Berkshire)
(1) Bridget Wray, Baroness Norris (b 12.05.1627, bur 24.03.1656-7)
m1. (24.12.1645) Edward Sackville (dsp 11.04.1646, of Dorset family)
m2. Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey (d 23.07.1666)
m2. Frances Drury (dau of Sir William Drury of Hawsted)
c. Sir Christopher Wray of Ashby
m. (03.08.1623) Albinia Cecil (bur 30.01.1659/60, dau of Sir Edward Cecil, Viscount Wimbledon)
(1) Sir William Wray, 1st Bart of Ashby (d 1670)
m. Olympia Tufton (dau of Sir Humphrey Tufton, Bart)
(A) Sir Edward Wray, 2nd Bart of Ashby, 4th Bart of Glentworth (dsp)
(B) Margaret Wray
m. _ Jeffries (prebendary of Canterbury)
(C) Tufton Wray
m. Sir James Montague
(D) Drury Wray
m. Sir William Sanderson, Bart of Combe
(E) daughter
m. _ Lewis
(F)+ other issue (dsp) - Edward, William, Drury
(2) Edward Wray
(A) Sir Baptist Edward Wray, 5th Bart of Glentworth (dsp)
(3) Sir Drury Wray, 6th Bart of Glentworth (b 29.07.1633, d 30.10.1710)
m. Anne Casey (dau of Thomas Casey of Rathcannon)
(A) Sir Christopher Wray, 7th Bart of Glentworth (d unm 1710)
(B) William Wray (dvp)
(C) Sir Cecil Wray, 8th Bart of Glentworth, Sheriff of Norfolk (dsp 05.1736)
(D)+ "several daughters"
(4) Cecil Wray
m. _ Cressy (dau of Cressy of Brigsley)
(A) Sir John Wray, 9th Bart of Glentworth (d 26.01.1752)
m. Frances Norcliffe (dau of Fairfax Norcliffe of Langton)
(i) Sir Cecil Wray, 10th Bart of Glentworth (dsp 10.01.1805)
m. Esther Sunmers
(ii) John Wray (d young)
(iii) Mary Wray (dsp 20.07.1807)
m. (19.04.1769) Sir James Innes, later Norcliffe, later Innes-Ker, 6th Bart, 5th Duke of Roxburghe (b 10.01.1736, d 19.07.1823)
(iv) Isabella Wray (d 29.05.1780)
m. John Dalton (d 07.1811)
Their eldest son inherited the Langton estate and took the name Norcliffe.
(v) Frances Wray (dsp)
m. John Arthington of Arthington
(B) William Wray (dsp)
(C) Cecil Wray
m. Frances Holmes
(i) Sir William Ullithorne Wray, 11th Bart of Glentworth
(5) Frances Wray
m. (01.07.1640) Sir Henry Vane of Raby Castle (bpt 26.05.1613, d 14.06.1662)
(6) Theodosia Wray identified in BLG1952 (Harrison-Allen (formerly Allen) of Cresselly)
m. Rowland Langharne
The following connection is reported in BP1934 (Limerick). Hugh is not mentioned in BEB1844.
(7) Sir Hugh Wray of Rathcannon, Bart
(A) Diana Wray
m1. Rev. Peter Rilands of Limerick
m2. William Twigge (Archdeacon of Limerick)
(i) Jane Twigge (d 31.08.1767)
m. (02.04.1716) Stackpole Pery (b c1686, d 08.06.1739, minister)
The following connection was kindly reported by a site visitor (MGS, 04.06.05). Albinia is not mentioned in BEB1844.
(8) Albinia Wray (bpt 16.02.1640-1)
m. (1656) Richard Betenson of Scadbury
(A) Albinia Betenson (b 1657)
m. (1681) William Selwyn of Matson (Maj. General)
(i) John Selwyn of Matson and Chislehurst (Colonel)
(a) Albinia Selwyn (b 1714, d 07.09.1739)
m. (02.05.1730) Thomas Townshend (b 02.06.1701, d 21.05.1780)
d. Charles Wray
e. Frances Wray
m. Sir Anthony Irby of Boston
Probably of this generation but not sure by which wife (as not mentioned in BEB1844) were ...
f. Elizabeth Wray (d before 05.1638)
m. (21.10.1614) Sir Francis Foljambe, Sheriff of Derbyshire, Bart of Walton and Aldwarke (d 17.12.1640)
g. Hannah Wray (b 04.02.1599-1600)
m1. William Halton of Clee
m2. Anthony Meres of Bonby (d 1653-4)
ii. Isabel Wray (d 1622)
m1. Godfrey Foljambe
m2. Sir William Bowes
m3. John Darcy, 3rd Lord of Aston (d 1635)
iii. Frances Wray (d 08.1634)
m1. Sir George St. Paul, Bart of Snarford (b c1562, d 28.11.1613)
m2. (14.12.1616, sp) Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick (b 12.1559, d 24.03.1618/9)
B. Richard Wray ancestor of Wrays of Kelfield
C. Thomas Wray of St. Nicholas
m. Ann Foster
i. William Wray of St. Nicholas (a 1615)
a. Thomas Wray of Beamish
ii. Elizabeth Wray
m. A. Wagstaffe of Hasland
iii.+ other issue - Thomas, Robert
D. Alice Wray (bur 22.10.1559)
m. George Ayscough of Cowling (d c1556)


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