John Gray1

(say 1700 - after 1749)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     John Gray was born say 1700 ?Watten, CAI, SCT, many trees assign John as son of Gilbert GRAY, whose baptism is Thurso 1692.
     John Gray married Margaret Fowler on 18 Aug 1726 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, Entry reads: Jul 1[?]th 1826 John Gray in Southdun and Margaret ffowler there matrimonially contracted by these find themselves to consummate marriage within 40 days. Accomplished Aug 8 (IGI and Brian has 18th, I read it as 8th.)1,2
     John Gray died aft. 1749 ?South Dun(n), Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.
     Is John in Watten the one born to Gilbert in Thurso?
Gilbert would surely feature as a name in the family if so?3

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In Jul 1726 John Gray and Margaret Fowler were living South Dun(n), Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT, (when they married). Subsequent baptisms of their children place them still there from 1729 through to 1749.2

External links

     John Gray belongs to a DNA tested line. There may be more information available on DNASurnames under the DNA project for his/her surname/line.

Family

Margaret Fowler (say 1705 - aft. 1749)
Children
  • Donald Gray+ (cir. 1727 - aft. 1765); no official record yet found but John is obviously an important name for Donald and Kathrin, and John & Margaret (FOWLER) GRAY are in the right places, with additional circumstantial evidence from baptismal witnesses between the families3
  • John Gray4 (Aug 1729 - bet. 1729 - 1739)
  • Alexander Gray+5 (cir. Sep 1730 - )
  • Kaithrin Gray6 (cir. Mar 1733 - aft. 1773)
  • Isobell Gray7 (May 1735 - )
  • Margaret Gray (May 1736 - bet. 1736 - 1749)
  • John Gray (cir. Jul 1739 - )
  • David Gray (cir. Feb 1743 - )
  • William Gray8 (cir. May 1746 - aft. 1782)
  • Margaret Gray9 (Oct 1749 - )
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
GRAY

My Caithness ancestors

Last Edited8 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. Brian GRAY, "Corres. CAI GRAY families", 'The Caithness Connection: A history of one Gray family'; plus fam tree of Alexander GRAY/Mgt BREMNER.
  2. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Mar. 1726 John GRAY and Margaret FOWLER, extracted Dec 2003.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2003, updated Jul 2013.
  4. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1729 John GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  5. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 1730 Alexander GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  6. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 18 Mar 1733 Kathrin d/o John GRAY & Margaret FOWLER, Sth Dun, extracted Nov 2003.
  7. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1735 Isobell GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  8. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1746 William GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  9. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1749 Margaret GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.