Robert Gray of Millhill and Crannesley

1567–11 April 1600 (Age 33)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life of Robert

When Robert Gray of Millhill and Crannesley was born in 1567, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, Sir Patrick Gray, was 37 and his mother, Barbara Ruthven, was 32. He married Jane Lauder in 1597, in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. He died on 11 April 1600, in his hometown, at the age of 33, and was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

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Robert Gray of Millhill and Crannesley
Elspeth Broun
Marriage: 13 June 1599
Isabel Gray
Janet Gray
Margaret Gray

Spouse and Children

13 June 1599
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


    Isabel Gray


    Janet Gray


    Margaret Gray


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    Helen Gray



    Gilbert Gray


    James Gray


    Mary Gray


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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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