William Gray

11 July 1857–17 April 1941 (Age 83)
Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Gray was born on 11 July 1857, in Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Gray, was 37 and his mother, Grace Tudhope, was 35. He died on 17 April 1941, in Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

John Gray
1820–1906
Grace Tudhope
1822–1894
Thomas Gray
1847–1913
Alexander Gray
1850–1860
Grace Gray
1853–1941
John Gray
1855–1895
William Gray
1857–1941
James Gray
1862–1938
George Gray
1864–1930

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Thomas Gray

    Male1847–1913Male

    Alexander Gray

    Male1850–1860Male

    Grace Gray

    Female1853–1941Female

    John Gray

    Male1855–1895Male

    Male1857–1941Male

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 11

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 17

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1884

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Old English græg ‘gray’. In Scotland and Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘gray’ ( see Reavey ). In North America this name has assimilated names with similar meaning from other European languages.2 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gratus, meaning ‘welcome’, ‘pleasing’ + the locative suffix -acum.3 French and Swiss French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône and Le Gray in Seine-Maritime, both in France, or from Gray-laville in Switzerland, or a regional name from the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Gray in household of John Gray, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • William Gray, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Gray - Government record: death: 17 April 1941; Scotland

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