Alexander Gray1

(circa January 1758 - between 1820 and 1841)
FatherDonald Gray1 (cir. 1727 - aft. 1765)
MotherKathrin Morgan1 (say 1730 - aft. Aug 1765)
Relationship6th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Alexander Gray was born cir. Jan 1758 Laid, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.2,3,4 He was baptized on 19 Jan 1758 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; entry reads: Donald Gray in Laid and Katharine Morgan his spouse had a son baptized named Alexander before wit: John Smith in Houstry and John Manson in Laid (possibly father Donald's brother-in-law.)1,4
     Alexander Gray married Margaret Sutherland, daughter of James Sutherland and Margaret Bruce, on 7 Jan 1800 Halkirk, Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT, entry reads: "Alexander GRAY in Mibster and Margaret SUTHERLAND in Ackinloch of Parish of Latheron married 7 January."5,6
     Alexander Gray died bet. 1820 - 1841 ?Tongside, Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT.7,8,9,10,11
     Nov 2013 update: further checking of GRAY baptisms has led to the finding that in 1802, William & Margaret (SUTHERLAND) GRAY were living at Achinarras - and that in 1803 and 1805 William was witnessed the baptisms of two of the children of Alexander GRAY and Margaret SUTHERLAND of Mybster.
Alexander has long been picked to be William's brother but any evidence lacking.
I consider it now to be found.4,2,12,13,14

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In Jun 1787 Alexander Gray was living Toftingall, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, (assuming correctly identified as the witness at niece Margaret's baptism.)15
     By Jan 1800 Alexander Gray was living Mybster, Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT, (when he married Margaret, and also later when some of his children were baptized.)6

All the other info

     Alexander Gray and Donald Gray were possibly related, Alexander's son Donald ended up at Howe, where Donald was when his children were baptized; And Donald's son David had the Mybster Inn.16 Alexander Gray witnessed the baptism of Margaret Gray on 30 Jun 1787 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; entry reads: 30 Jun 1787 Donald Gray and Janet Sutherland in Toftingall had a child baptized called Margt wit: Alexander Gray (assumed to be father Donald's brother) and Donald Murray both in Toftingall.17,18,19 Alexander Gray witnessed the baptism of William Gray on 9 Mar 1798 Halkirk, Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT; entry reads: "Wiliam lawful son of Wm Gray & Margt Sutherland in Achinarras was baptised 9 March Alexr Gray in Mybster and Isobel Sutherd in Knockglass Witnesses" (Alexander being William's brother, and Isobel, Margaret's sister.)20,21

Family

Margaret Sutherland (cir. 1779 - Feb 1862)
Children
  • Margaret Gray (cir. Nov 1800 - bet. 1800 - 1805)
  • Catharine Gray22 (cir. Apr 1802 - say 1806)
  • Donald Gray23 (cir. Jun 1803 - Sep 1877)
  • Margaret Gray (cir. Mar 1805 - )
  • Catharine Gray24 (cir. Mar 1807 - bef. 1820)
  • James Gray25,26 (cir. 1811 - aft. 1881)
  • David Gray8,26 (cir. 1812 - Jan 1880)
  • Munro Gray (Dec 1812 - )
  • Isabella Gray (cir. Sep 1815 - )
  • Ann Gray26,25 (Sep 1817 - aft. 1881)
  • John Gray27 (cir. 1819 - aft. 1871)
  • Catharine Gray28,29 (cir. Nov 1820 - )
ChartsAncestors & siblings of Les Henderson
GRAY
Last Edited19 Nov 2013

Citations

  1. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1758 Alexander, to Donald GRAY and Katharine MORGAN, batch C110422 (Watten), extracted 1993.
  2. FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 10 Jan 1758 Alexander s/o Donald GRAY & Katherine MORGAN, Watten, CAI, from "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 batc C11042-2 films 990557, extracted Nov 2012.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2012.
  4. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 19 Jan 1758 Alexander s/o Donald GRAY & Katharine MORGAN, Watten CAI, extracted Nov 2003.
  5. Brian GRAY, "Corres. CAI GRAY families", 'The Caithness Connection: A history of one Gray family'; plus fam tree of Alexander GRAY/Mgt BREMNER, Marr. 7 Jan 1800 Alexander GRAY & Margaret SUTHERLAND, Halkirk, CAI.
  6. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 7 Jan 1800 Alexander (Mibster) GRAY & Margaret (Ackinloch, Latheron) SUTHERLAND, Halkirk, CAI, 037/00 0010 0316, copy d/loaded Aug 2013.
  7. Brian GRAY, "Corres. CAI GRAY families", 'The Caithness Connection: A history of one Gray family'; plus fam tree of Alexander GRAY/Mgt BREMNER.
  8. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1862 Margaret GRAY nee SUTHERLAND, extract rcvd from Alastair C, Mar 2004.
  9. 1861 Census, CAI, SCT, Halkirk Dist 037 008 2 Pg 1 entry 2, hsehold of Margaret GRAY, extracted NRH Jul 2006.
  10. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1855-1861 Alexander GRAY, searched NRH Jul 2006.
  11. FreeCensus, UK online at http://www.freecen.org.uk/, SCT1841/37 Halkirk, CAI ED 12 Pg 9 Tongueside, hsehold of Margaret GRAY, extracted Feb 2009.
  12. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2013.
  13. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 15 May 1802 Christian d/o Wm GRAY & Margt SUTHERLAND in Achanraras, Halkirk, CAI, 37/00 0010 0188, copy d/loaded Nov 2013.
  14. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 26 Mar 1805 Margaret d/o Alexander (Mybster) GRAY & Margaret SUTHERLAND, Halkirk, CAI, 037/00 0010 0199, copy d/loaded (for David GRAY) Aug 2013.
  15. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1787 Margaret GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  16. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Aug 2013.
  17. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 30 Jun 1787 Margaret d/o Donald GRAY & Janet SUTHERLAND in Toftingall, Watten, CAI, extracted Nov 2003.
  18. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  19. Brian GRAY (11934), "FT GRAY, Donald & MORGAN, Katrina."
  20. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 9 Mar 1798 William s/o William GRAY & Mararet SUTHERLAND, Halkirk, CAI.
  21. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 9 Mar 1798 William s/o Wm GRAY & Margt SUTHERLAND in Achinarras, Halkirk, CAI 037/00 0010 0155, copy d/loaded Nov 2013.
  22. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 29 Apr 1802 Catharine d/o Alexr GRAY & Catharine (sic, Margt assumed) SUTHERLAND in Mybster, Halkirk, CAI, 37/00 0010 0179, copy d/loaded Nov 2013.
  23. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1877 Donald GRAY, transcr. Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  24. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. Mar 1807 Catharine d/o Alexander GRAY & Margaret SUTHERLAND in Mybster Halkirk, CAI, 037/00 0010 0214, copy d/loaded Nov 2013.
  25. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, Tongueside, Halkirk, CAI, FHL Film 0203400 GRO Ref Volume 037 EnumDist 8 Page 1, hsehold of James GRAY, extracted Aug 2001.
  26. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Dth 21 Jan 1880 David GRAY, Tongueside, reg. Halkirk, CAI Dist 037 Pg 2 #5, copy d/loaded Feb 2009.
  27. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 0203400 GRO Ref Volume 037 EnumDist 8 Page 1.
  28. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 2 Nov 1820 Catharine d/o Alexander GRAY & Margaret SUTHERLAND in Dirlot Halkirk, CAI, 037/00 0020 0174, copy d/loaded Nov 2013.
  29. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 2 Nov 1820 Catharine d/o Alexander GRAY & Mrgaret SUTHERLAND, Halkirk, CAI.

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