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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #9 on: Friday 11 August 17 19:05 BST (UK) »
How lovely that you too have William Bray as your ancestor.
Do you have details of who Walter married and who his children were that you would be willing to share? I would love to see the photo that you mention.
You may want to send me a private message or post here.

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Inchworm  :)
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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #10 on: Friday 11 August 17 19:55 BST (UK) »
Walter George Bray married Alice M. Digby.  They had nine children, of whom the oldest, also Walter, was my grandfather.  It sounds like we are the same generation - who was your Bray grandparent?  Shaun J in this discussion referred to a William Bray, married in Petersburg in 1869.  This was our William's nephew, son of his elder brother George.  Both these branches of the family lived in Russia until the revolution (100 years ago!) and they were very close.  Researching these generations is complicated by the fact that there are several Williams, Georges, Walters, Alices and Florences and combinations thereof.  In Russia they also started using the patronomyic system and occasionally Russian spellings.

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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 12 August 17 19:44 BST (UK) »
Yes, I agree, it becomes very complicated as there are so many Williams, Georges etc.
My connection with the Bray family is Alfred Bray, son of William (b.1812) & Harriet Pudney. He is my Grt. Grt Grandfather.
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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 12 August 17 19:53 BST (UK) »
Who & where did your Grandfather Walter marry? Who were his children?
I have only found out about Florence Daisy, Annie and Isabella.
Am I right in thinking that there was a Mary, William and a Frederick William.
I only have seven children, not nine.

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ROSSITER - Somerset
ROWE - London, Hertfordshire
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Offline Adrian Bray

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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 21:21 BST (UK) »
To be clear, both my grandfather and great grandfather on my father's side were named Walter.  My great grandfather Walter 1862-1937 married Alice M. Digby.  I'm pretty sure the married in London, Wandsworth or thereabouts.  His children, in birth order, were: Walter, Alice Florence, Albert, Nancy, Florence Daisy, Frederick William, Isobelle (may have been Isabella), May (probably baptised Mary) and William.  What is your name and who are you descended from?

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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 19 August 17 19:15 BST (UK) »
My Great Grandfather was Walter George Bray b1862 2 Abenger Rd., Deptford Kent and his wife was Alice Mary Digby who he married after returning from St Peterburg on 9 June 1885 Baptist Chapel, East Hill. My Grandmother was one of their 9 children Florence Daisy Bray b 21 May 1894 St P. she married Richard Thomas Alfred Eales.
 Walter G first went to Russia in 1876  with his father William (1812 Deptford) and mother Sarah Wingell (2nd marriage)
In 1881 Walter was a Teacher at Ehlers Private Prep School and by 1882 he was private tutor to Prince Serge and Prince Esper Belesselsky

I have Walter and Alice's children as:
Walter m Margit Augusta Julia Lesser
Albert
Nancy m Boris Doutoff
Florence Daisy b1894  m EA Eales
Frederick Wm b1895 m Rose A Davies
Alice Florence b1896
 Isabella b 1898 m Theorde 'Tech' Hecken 
May b 1901 m Eric Collins
William b 1904 
 

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Re: Bray Family - St. Petersburg, Russia
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 19 August 17 19:41 BST (UK) »
Have only just signed in again so could not re read previous messages sent hence I can now see I have repeated a lot that you said Adrian - sorry! But hey we are definitely related then. I have been doing the Bray family research for many years now so I have quite a mass of information including an autobiography written by Walter George (1862) and a very long story of the family's life out in Russia writtern by Kenneth Braidwood - Kenneth was the son of Walters sister  Sarah Ann who married John Braidwood.