Donald Gray1

(circa May 1754 - between 1800 and 1841)
FatherDonald Gray2,3 (cir. 1727 - aft. 1765)
MotherKathrin Morgan2,3 (say 1730 - aft. Aug 1765)
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Donald Gray was born cir. May 1754 South Dun(n), Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.2 He was baptized on 4 May 1754 Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; OPR entry reads: "Donald Gray in North Dun presented a child to be baptised procreated betwixt him and Katherin Morgan his spouse called Donald witnesses George Geddes in ?Haugh of? Dun and Donald Sandison in South Dun" (day at edge of page and not legible on film, next entry is 15th May - this assumes correct identification that this is the Donald who later married Janet Sutherland.3,2)
     Donald Gray married Janet Sutherland on 17 Aug 1781 Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT, entry reads: "Donald Gray in Mibster was married to Ja[net] Sutherland in Tormesdale the 17th August."4,5,6,7
     Donald Gray died bet. 1800 - 1841 ?Sibster, CAI, SCT.8

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     In Aug 1781 Donald Gray was living Mybster, Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT.7 Fr Sep 1785 - Jun 1787 Donald Gray and Janet Sutherland were living Toftingall, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT.9,10 Donald Gray was described as a farmer, dec, on dtr Janet's dth cert in 1863.8

All the other info

     Donald Gray witnessed the baptism of Katharine Gray on 19 Mar 1774 Halkirk, Par. of Halkirk, CAI, SCT; entry reads: "Katharine lawful daughter to David Gray and Isobell (sic) McLeod in Mibster was baptized 19 March Witnesses Donald Gray & John Sutherland there."11
     Donald Gray witnessed the baptism of Donald Gray on 14 May 1780 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI, SCT; entry reads: "David Gray in Toftingale and Elizabeth McLeod his spouse had a son baptized named Donald before witnesses James Sutherland in Toftingale and Donald Gray in Mypster."12,13
     Donald Gray witnessed the baptism of William Gray on 5 Aug 1783 Watten, Par. of Watten, CAI; entry reads: "David Gray in Toftingall and Elizabeth MacLeod his Spouse had a son baptized Named William before Witnesses William Williamson and Donald Gray both there" (Donald assumed to be the one married to Catherine GRAY given they were at Toftingall shortly after this date for the baptism of one of their own children. This Donald would be David's nephew, son of his oldest brother Donald.)14,15,16

External links

     Click here to see Donald's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.17

Family

Janet Sutherland (say 1755 - bet. 1800 - 1841)
Children
  • Elizabeth Gray18 (cir. Jul 1782 - )
  • Catherine Gray+1,9 (cir. Sep 1785 - Jan 1865)
  • Margaret Gray19 (cir. Jun 1787 - Feb 1873)
  • Janet Gray4,20 (cir. Aug 1790 - Feb 1863)
  • Barbara Gray21 (cir. Feb 1794 - Aug 1887)
  • Ann Gray22 (cir. Aug 1796 - Jun 1857)
  • Isobel Gray23 (cir. Oct 1800 - )
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors & siblings of Les Henderson
Paternal ancestors of Lorna
Paternal timeline
GRAY

My Caithness ancestors

Last Edited11 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. Catherine BAIN nee GRAY (4636), DC BAIN, Catherine nee GRAY 1865 Sth Dunn Watten, Dth 8 Jan 1865 Catherine BAIN d/o Donald GRAY & Janet SUTHERLAND, South Dunn, Watten, CAI, p/copy held, taken Sep/Oct 1994/5, scanned Feb 2012.
  2. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1754 Donald GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  3. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1754 Donald to Donald GRAY and Kathrin MORGAN, batch C110422 (Watten), extracted 1993.
  4. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1863 Janet TAYLOR nee GRAY transc. Lorna 1994.
  5. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, GRAY/SUTHERLAND marriages, searched Nov 2003.
  6. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Mar 1781 GRAY/SUTHERLAND, Batch 7401106-84-934299.
  7. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Marr. 17 Aug 1781 Donald (Mibster, Halkirk) GRAY & Janet (Tormesdale) SUTHERLAND, Halkirk, CAI, 037/00 0010 0296, copy d/loaded Aug 2013.
  8. GRO, SCT, BDM searches at GRO SCT: Dth 1863 Janet TAYLOR nee GRAY transc. Lorna McIntosh 1994.
  9. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 11 Sep 1785 Katherine d/o Donald GRAY & Janet SUTHERLAND, Toftingall, extracted Nov 2003.
  10. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1787 Margaret GRAY, extracted Nov 2003.
  11. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 19 Mar 1774 Katharine d/o David GRAY & Isobell McLEOD in Mibster, at Halkirk, CAI, 037/00 0010 0009, copy d/loaded Aug 2013.
  12. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  13. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 14 May 1780 Donald s/o David GRAY & Elizabeth McLEOD in Toftingale, at Watten, CAI, 042/00 0020 0104, copy d/loaded Aug 2013.
  14. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 5 Aug 1783 William s/o David GRAY & Elizabeth MacLEOD, Watten, CAI.
  15. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 5 Aug 1783 William s/o David GRAY & Elizabeth MacLEOD in Toftingall, in Watten, CAI, 042/00 0020 0118, copy d/loaded Dec 2013.
  16. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Dec 2013.
  17. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct-11.
  18. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap. 11 Jul 1782 Elizabeth d/o Donald GRAY & Janet SUTHERLAND in Toftingale, Watten, CAI, extracted Nov 2003.
  19. 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.
  20. Scottish BMDB entries (to 1854), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Bap. 28 Aug 1790 Janet d/o Donald GRAY & Janet SUTHERLAND in Mybster, Halkirk, CAI 037/00 0010 0122, copy d/loaded Sep 2016.
  21. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Halkirk births to Donald GRAY and Janet SUTHERLAND, patron submission, batch 7216001 sheet 59, extracted 1993.
  22. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Halkirk births to Donald GRAY and Janet SUTHERLAND, patron submission, batch 7216001 sheet 64, extracted 1993.
  23. GRAY, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 26 Oct 1800 Isobel GRAY, to Donald GRAY and Janet SUTHERLAND, patron submission, batch 7312907 sheet 97, extracted 1993.

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.