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GRAY Family
Posted by: Fazli Sameer Date: November 25, 2001 at 22:37:09
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GRAY, French Family #1141

1 Gray, French, born in Ireland circa 1779, d:28-Apr-1813 – Dutch Ceylon, Matara + Ursula Theodore Mooyart, b:12-Oct-1874, d:13-Dec-1847, m:Jan-1805 in Jaffnapatnam

...2 Sally Gray, b:26-Jan-1806
...2 Basil Gray, b:18-Oct-1809, Army Officer

...2 Humphrey Gray, b:29-Aug-1811, Trincomalee, d:10-Nov, Major (Actg. Lt. Colonel) + Louisa Melbourne Scarman d:bef 1858, m:29-Aug-1838 in Bangalore, India
......3 Christina Ursula Gray b:7-Jun-1840 – Kamplee, India
......3 Eliza Jane Gray b:20-Jul-1842 – Agra, India
......3 Eleanor (Nelly) Gray b:15-Mar-1844 – Agra, India + Vigson

...2 2nd Spouse of Humphrey Gray: + Charlotte Bovell, m:6-Jul-1858

...2 French Gray, b:5-Dec-1813 – Colombo, d:25-Apr-1874 at sea and buried off the coast of Aden + Susan Jane Warburton, b:16-Jan-1825, d:20-Jul-1856, m:3-Dec-1840 at St. James Church, Jaffna, Ceylon (13 children, 3 of whom died in infancy)
......3 French Warburton Gray, b:2-Dec-1841
......3 William Gray, b:15-Jan-1843, d:14-Mar-1844
......3 William Cosby Gray, b:18-Mar-1844, d:14-Apr-1912 + Elizabeth Maria Judd, b:11-May-1856 in England, d:29-Dec-1912 at Dimbulla, Ceylon, m:21-Oct-1876 at Holy Trinity Church, Nuwara Eliya (seven children)
.........4 George Gray (Rubber planter in Malaya, perished while POW’s of the Japanese along with one of their wives. The other wife survived but died shortly after)
.........4 French Gray (Rubber planter in Malaya, perished while POW’s of the Japanese along with one of their wives. The other wife survived but died shortly after)
.........4 [2] Grace Ethel Gray, b:5-May-1892 at Athuruwatte, Kandy, Ceylon + [2] Charles Braybrooke Gray
............5 [3] Richard W. Gray, born in India
......3 Basil Gray, b:23-Mar-1845 (Galle) + Emily Elizabeth Fowke 1-Oct-1867 at St. Paul’s Kandy, Ceylon
......3 Humphrey Gray, b:16-Apr-1846, d:7-Dec-1884
......3 Jane French Gray, b:15-Apr-1850
......3 Susan Gray, b:15-Apr-1850 + Philip Francis Fowke m:14-Feb-1842
......3 Richard Gray, b:28-Aug-1851
......3 Cosby Warburton Gray, b:18-May-1853, d:9-Jan-1886 near Mandalay (killed by Burmese Dacoits whilst working for the East India Company after a heroic stand)
......3 James Patrick Gray, b:17-Mar-1853 in Ceylon, d:17-Feb-1930 in Galle + Marie Sophie Watson (g/daughter of Lt. General Alexander Watson, Royal Army, and niece of Capt. Albert Watson – later Lt. Col – who is mentioned in the History Book of Ceylon regarding an incident when a Holy man was shot during a rising whilst Lord Torrington was Governor), m:10-Aug-1876 at St. Marks, Badulla, Ceylon. They had 13 children.
.........4 [2] Charles Braybrooke Gray + [1] Grace Ethel Gray, b:5-May-1892 at Athuruwatte, Kandy, Ceylon
............5 [3] Richard W. Gray, born in India

...2 2nd Spouse of French Gray: + Caroline Ponting, b:29-May-1862, d:4-Jun-1910 at Hove, Sussex, UK, m:29-May-1862
......3 Elizabeth Gray
......3 Caroline Emma Gray, b:14-Dec-1865, d:24-Aug-1950 + Henry Thomas Brandram Jones (four children)
.........4 Richard Basil Brandram Jones, b:1897, 2nd Lieut N/Lancs, won the Victoria Cross posthumously when he was killed in action on 21-May-1916 at Vimy, France at the age of 19.

...2 Eliza Gray, b:6-Dec-1815, d:30-Jul-1854 + Samuel Rehe (Major in Madras Regiment). D:14-Nov-1837 in Calicut, South India (two children)
...2 2nd Spouse of Eliza Gray: + James Caulfield, b:19-Jul-1806 in Ireland, d:4-May-1861 in Kandy, Ceylon, m:17-Oct-1840 at Chilaw, Ceylon (Hon James Caulfield later became Treasurer of CCS, Ceylon)

...2 Sarah Gray, b:8-Oct-1816
...2 Caroline Gray, b:13-Dec-1817 at Jaffna + Henry Smith, m:10-Jan-1833 at Jaffna Fort Church

Information submitted by Richard W. Gray, Swansea, South Wales, UK.
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Monday, June 4, 2001


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