William Ray

1782–1818 (Age 36)
Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Ray was born in 1782, in Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Jane Dell on 1 June 1806, in Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1818, in his hometown, at the age of 36, and was buried in Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Ray
1782–1818
Jane Dell
1786–
Marriage: 1 June 1806
Ann Ray
1808–
Hannah Ray
1810–1811
Martha Ray
1813–
Joseph Ray
1816–

Spouse and Children

    Male1782–1818Male

    Jane Dell

    Female1786–Female

MARRIAGE
1 June 1806
Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Ann Ray

    Female1808–Female

    Hannah Ray

    Female1810–1811Female

    Martha Ray

    Female1813–Female

    Joseph Ray

    Male1816–Male

World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 19

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 26

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 33

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname denoting someone who behaved in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities, from Old French rey, roy ‘king’. Occasionally this was used as a personal name.2 English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ray ‘female roe deer’ or northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’.3 English: variant of Rye (1 and 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Ray, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Ray in entry for Ann Ray, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Ray - Church record: birth: about 1780; Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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