Mary Gray

Female1850–

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Gray was born in 1850, in Minto, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Gray, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Archibald, was 24. She lived in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Newington, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

James Gray
1822–1901
Margaret Archibald
1826–1899
William Archibald Gray
1848–1915
Mary Gray
1850–
Alexander Gray
1853–
Margaret Gray
1856–1928
James Gray
1856–
Isabella Gray
1859–
Janet Gray
1862–1945
Elizabeth Gray
1865–1865
Jane Brown Gray
1865–

Sources (3)

  • Mary Gray in household of James Gray, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Mary Gray in household of James Gray, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Mary Gray in household of James Gray, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 4

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 7

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

1884

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.

English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.

French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

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

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