Rebecca Carey Gray

15 May 1872–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Rebecca Carey

When Rebecca Carey Gray was born on 15 May 1872, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Gray, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Carey, was 33. She married Angus McHeish on 12 August 1897, in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Angus McHeish
Rebecca Carey Gray
Marriage: 12 August 1897
Rebecca Gray McNeish

Spouse and Children

12 August 1897
Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Rebecca Gray McNeish


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 2

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.

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 33

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

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)

  • Rebecca Carey McNeish in household of Angus McNeish, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • 1891 Census IMAGE - William Gray family in Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland
  • 1891 CENSUS 1891 - Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland

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