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The entries for people & families with the surname Gray are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

Since there are many people with this surname, it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.


Gray, MrRef 411-26
[1???-18??] Landscape gardener who worked on Shibden improvements in the time of Anne Lister

Gray, DanielRef 411-740
[1829-1898] Born in Barrowford, Lancashire [25th December 1829].

He was a furniture broker [1871] with a furnishing business in Bull Green.

The business was taken over by Joseph Farrar

In [Q4] 1846, he married Susannah Ashworth [1829-1890] in Burnley.


Susannah was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire [12th May 1829]
 

Children:

  1. William [b 1851]
  2. John [b 1854]
  3. Robert [1858-27th March 1866] who was buried with his parents
  4. Sarah Alice [1861-8th September 1928] who never married, & was buried with her parents
  5. Albert [b 1864]
  6. Daniel [1866-23rd May 1873] who was buried with his parents

Daniel died 26th February 1898.

Susannah died 25th July 1890.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4267]

Gray, Rev E. G.Ref 411-494
[18??-19??] He was at Wirksworth before becoming Minister at Trinity Road Baptist Church, Halifax [1922]

Gray, Rev EarlRef 411-1100
[18??-19??] Minister at United Methodist Free Church, Sowerby Bridge [1898]

Gray, Elijah JamesRef 411-4610
[1843-1916] Son of Elijah Gray, miner.

Born in Warley.

He was a mechanic [1864, 1871, 1881, 1891] / a mechanic iron turner [1901] / a mechanic general [1911].

In 1864, he married Hannah Turner [1843-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Hannah was the daughter of John Turner, mason
 

Children:

  1. Emily [b 1865] who was an operative woollen [1881], a worsted spinner [1891], a carpet weaver [1901]
  2. Christiana [b 1868] who was an operative woollen [1881], a worsted spinner [1891]
  3. Elizabeth [b 1871] who was a worsted spinner [1891]

The family lived at

  • 10 Fountain Street, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1871]
  • Hollingworth Bank, Clegg, Butterworth, Littleborough, Lancashire [1881]
  • 53 Tuel Lane, Warley, Sowerby Bridge [1891, 1901, 1911]

On 31st January 1907, Hannah injured neighbour Mrs Sarah Shepley with a broom.

On 2nd November 1907, Hannah was charged with fortune-telling. The Court heard that she was a Spiritualist. She was fined £2 plus 12/6d costs, or 1 month in prison

Gray, GeorgeRef 411-459
[1865-1???] Son of Matthew Gray, gentleman.

Born in Halifax.

He was a plumber of Franklin Street, Halifax [1891] / a plumber [1901, 1911].

In 1891, he married Jane (Jennie) Dawkins [1869-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jennie, of Gerrard Street, Halifax, was born in Reepham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of Harry Dawkins, huntsman [?]
 

Children:

  1. Henry Matthew
  2. Catherine E. [b 1898]

The family lived at 16 Lemon Street, Queen's Road, Halifax [1901, 1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Elizabeth Dawkins [b 1876] (lady's maid) 

Gray, HelenRef 411-356
[19??-] She was a member of Todmorden Golf Club. She won the club's ladies' championship 38 times, and gained a place in the Guinness Book of Records

Gray, Henry DouglasRef 411-54
[1860-19??] Born in Birstwith.

In [Q2] 1890, he married Sarah Gregson [1861-19??] in Holbeck.


Sarah came from Standish, Lancashire
 

They had no children.

In 1911, Henry Douglas was Head master of the Blue Coat School and Sarah was matron

Gray, Henry MatthewRef 411-607
[1893-1917] Known as Harry.

Son of George Gray.

He was a member of the Boy Scout movement / a member of Queens Road Methodist New Connexion Chapel / a card setting machine tenter [1911] / employed by John Whiteley & Sons at Brunswick Mills.

During World War I, he enlisted [October 1914], and served as a Lance Corporal with C Company 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing wounded at Bullecourt, Battle of Arras [3rd May 1917] (aged 23).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

Gray, IsaacRef 411-711
[1876-1???] Illegitimate son of Mary Gray of Shelf.

Baptised at St John the Baptist, Coley [4th August 1876]

Gray, J.Ref 411-441
[18??-19??] Furniture dealer at Halifax.

In July 1884, he was declared bankrupt

See Gray's Furniture Stores

Gray, Rev James ComperRef 411-461
[18??-1904] He trained at Rotherham College before becoming Minister at Harrison Road Chapel, Carlton Street [1859, 1865].

In 1867, he published a 4-volume work

The Class and the Desk: a Manual for Sunday School Teachers

He is recorded [1870, 1872] when he performed interments at Lister Lane Cemetery.

In 1873, he moved to Bristol.

He died in South Africa.

See Stoney Royd Cemetery

Gray, JessieRef 411-209
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle. Her published works include

  • Enjoying Yorkshire's Waters [1978, 1979]

Gray, JohnRef 411-528
[18??-19??]

In 1906, he married Mary Ann Cunningham in Halifax.


Mary Ann was the daughter of
Peter Cunningham.

She was a filler in carpet printing shed [1911]

 

Children:

  1. Timothy [b 1907]
  2. Thomas Edward [b 1908]
  3. Margaret Ann [b 1910]

In 1911, Mary Ann & the children were living at 51 Stannary Lane, Halifax with her widowed father

Gray, JonathanRef 411-33
[1???-1???] York lawyer for Anne Lister and Ann Walker. He advised the couple on legal matters, including the rewriting of their wills

Gray, Rev Joseph WilliamRef 411-469
[19??-19??] L.Th.

In [Q3] 1930, he married Edith A. Kilner in Wakefield.

Vicar of Christ Church, Pellon [1945-1967].

The couple retired to Cawthorne [1967]

Gray, PercyRef 411-386
[1908-1940] Son of Mary Ellen & John Berdick Gray.

In [Q3] 1937, he married Bessie Townley in Darwen, Lancashire.

They lived in Darwen.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He died 8th September 1940.

He is remembered at Nottingham Crematorium [Grave Ref: 3], and in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Gray, Percy RileyRef 411-639
[18??-19??] Solicitor with Ward's End Chambers, Halifax [1934]. He was solicitor to the Halifax Trade Protection Society.

He qualified in May 1915

Gray, RichardRef 411-759
[1894-1914] Son of Clara & Samuel Gray of Dyson Yard, Westgate, Elland.

Born in Hebden Bridge [Q2 1894].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 27th October 1914.

He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 4], on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Memorial at All Saints' Church, Elland

Gray surnameRef 411-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Gray, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Gray:


Marriage 1900
 

Gray, Colonel W. G.Ref 411-1159
[18??-1911] JP.

He was a Colonel in the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment [1888] and Halifax Volunteers

Gray, Walter GeorgeRef 411-922
[1842-1910] Known as Colonel Gray.

Born in Wilberforce.

He was an architect & surveyor [1891] / a partner in Utley & Gray.

On 2nd October 1866, he married Mary Emma Murgatroyd [1835-1913] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Clement George [1870-1932] who was a surveyor [1910]
  2. Marion Louise [1871-1931]

The family lived at

Walter George died 21st November 1910.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £544 12/6d.

Probate was granted to his son Clement George

Gray, WilliamRef 411-312
[18??-18??] He and F. Bartram Payton were partners in Bradford architects, Payton & Gray.

Their work included the Chapels in Brighouse Cemetery [1874]

Gray, WilliamRef 411-509
[18??-19??] Built the parade of shops which stands in Rawson Street, Halifax in front of Somerset House

Gray, Rev WilliamRef 411-880
[1826-1900] Pastor at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge [1860-1890]. After his resignation, he lived in Halifax before going to live in Chorlton-cum-Hardy where he died



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