The GRAY and GREY families

This blog is looking at GRAY and GREY families around the world. There are two aspects to this – the main one is looking at individual families and their history. This has started with mine which I’ve traced back to East Cottingwith – a small village a few miles to the south east of York in the county of Yorkshire in England. There is another area of investigation – a One-Name Study – but the main thrust of this blog is Family History.

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    • Hi – is this the gentleman who died in / around Reading and Wokingham (England) in 1987? [Born 7th May 1918 in London, and whose parents were (I think) Robert W Gray & Annie Sutherland who married in London in 1914.] No promises – but I’ll see if I can help.

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  2. I am reseaching Thomas Gray, circa 1760 in the US.
    Evidence that he ended up in Putnam, Georgia; following the Civil War.
    Wife’s name was Elizabeth.
    I cannot find any evidence of who his parent’s were.
    Some suggest Capt. John Gray. Although the war displaced many, I cannot find a trace of evidence to suggest that this is true. Anyone?

      • Here is some info on the Thomas Gray and Mary James Gray
        They had come to the united states in the seventeen hundreds. They came to the Butler, Pa. area. I was told I am a descendant of this Thomas Gray.
        My grand father was Chris Gray married to Annie Smith Gray.
        My dad was Loyal Chris Gray married to Mary Jones Gray.
        My dads brothers Clarence, married to Claira ? Gray, Denver married Wilma ?, Donald, married Wanda (Miller),
        My dads sisters are Netty married to Jim Gallagher, Nell married Clyde Bills, Nan married Lester Lesley, Mary married Dale Davis. This is pretty much of what I know about the Thomas Gray Family.
        My sister knows a little more than me. If this is an interest to you please text me if you might have any info on this family. I would like to know more if you care to share.

  3. Hello, I’m trying to trace my grey family but I’ve hit a brick wall in Jamaica around late 1800 to early 1900s.

    • Hi – have you traced them in the 1910/11 census? If so – if you e-mail me the reference I will see if I can help. I have a friend who has experience in delving into Jamaica families. []

    • I hope you read this I am also looking for the grey family. Joseph and Anna grey was my great grandparents.

  4. I am researching the family of Thomas Early Gray. Word of mouth says his father came to the United States from Ireland. I know nothing at all about his immigrant father and have been searching for information for a very long time. Thomas Early had a large family, many of whom I can find no information (I have names only by word of mouth). One of Thomas Early Gray’s children was also named Thomas Early Gray, who had four children, all of whom I have identified. Word of mouth says the older Thomas Early Gray’s mother was an indian (cherokee?) and that he married a runaway slave named Annia Wright.

    Any help identifying the unnamed immigrant would be most appreciated.

  5. Not sure if you can help but looking for the parents/family of Christine Maureen GREY who stated on her marriage/death certificate that she was born 16 May 1920. She was married in 1944 at the Catholic Church in Birmingham and states that her fathers name was Lawrence GREY. We think her mothers name may have been Emily but have no evidence. We cannot trace a birth entry for the date she states, anywhere in England. I am told that the Catholic Registers would not reveal any more than the GRO certificate states. Her husband Henry Northall LAWRENCE was C of E and hailed from London. On her marriage she states she is in the ATS so perhaps no connection at all to the area. Just wondered if anyone has come across these names.

    • Ummm – this is a challenge. I have looked on Ancestry and FindMyPast – with no success other than his death and their marriage (though I may easily have missed something). I note that someone has been asking about him on rootsweb – giving a photograph of him in the uniform of a soldier in a Scottish regiment. Was this you? I will keep looking …

  6. Looking for a LAWRENCE GREY/GRAY stated as deceased according to daughters marriage in 1944. Family I am told lived in Birmingham. Daughter Christine married in Catholic Church, Hagley Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Christine was born 16 May 1920 according to her marriage and death records. In 1944 the family lived in Duchess Rd, Edgbaston, at the time she was in the ATS and her husband was a Sergeant in the Scottish Fusiliers. After their marriage they lived in London where her husbands family lived. Always known to family as Maureen? Cannot trace her birth ?? died in London 1989. Would love to solve this puzzle. Told she had older brothers who went to live in Ireland so perhaps her mother was Irish? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Looking for any descendants of a John GREY/GRAY born 1907 son of Lawrence GRAY outline as previously noted. I am told he went back to live in Ireland but not sure if this is accurate. In Birmingham on 1939 listing single employed as a “Experienced Steering Gear Charge Hand” Would love to discover more and also told about another brother but name not know.

  8. I have a DNA connection to an Ellen Gray who gave birth to an Ella Johnstone on 9 April 1909 in Belfast. The father was Thomas Johnstone farmer but no marriage to Ellen. My father born 1912 England’s mother was Ellen Gray but no other details known about her.

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