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Offline Athalia

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Re: Gray family
« Reply #54 on: Monday 15 August 16 01:11 BST (UK) »
frederick & madeline gray were two of the the children of kiome gray, albert/alby & laura smith were two of the children of walter & tilda smith, frederick married laura, alby married madeline, fred & laura's son, rabbi cyril gray married pamela smith daughter of alby & madeline, rabbi & pamela were my maternal grandparents. i dont know any thing about the james & adelaide you mention would be interested in how they are connected to laura's parents.

Walter Smith & Adelaide Smith were siblings...
Walter married Matilda Gaskin ?....  7 known children
Adelaide Smith married James Whatnell    7-8 children

on 1871 census at Birkenhead

smith family  with whatnell family
plus walter smith & Adelaide  Whatnell(Adlie     , bad spelling here !)
parents Francis &Honor/Hannah Smith....
laura (lara)  smith 3yr old  with Walter  & Matilda    & Albert 2yrs

all horse dealers

hope this helps

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Re: Gray family
« Reply #55 on: Sunday 17 February 19 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello. my grandfather was Holly Hope. He was at one time married to Nellie Bonnet, with a later marriage to Cecelia Smith. My father, John Holly Hope, was the first born of their three children. Regards, Holly

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Re: Gray family
« Reply #56 on: Friday 20 December 19 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Can't see who wrote this so cant say hello. But if you are tracing Gray family, the states connection is interesting, I know my father was invited to the states by family out there to work, luckily he turned it down and luckily met my mother!

Hi Everyone. I'm pretty new to discovering my ancestry, but it appears that some of you are my relations which is really exciting for me!

I'm also related to Ossery Gray, Adolphus - GGGF, Baron Gray who was my GGF and James (Jim Gray) was my GF. Annoyingly I did uncover more of my family tree a few years ago but can't find it now as have moved house a few times since then...

My GF Jim Gray died back in 2000 and I never had the opportunity to talk to him about the Romany family. In fact I only found out years after he died. I would really love to try and meet some people who knew my GF and also to hear from anyone who knows more about this branch of the family.


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Re: Gray family
« Reply #57 on: Saturday 21 December 19 00:47 GMT (UK) »
Hello i am also your relation my family are thomas gray father of ossery who also had a son ossery then adolphus who had two wives both from lincolnshirethe first he followed to america and they came back together leaveing grays and her family out there and a brother who was sent to australia and died in a work house there. then he had a son bert who had a son clarence then my dad.

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Re: Gray family
« Reply #58 on: Saturday 21 December 19 11:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello i am also your relation my family are thomas gray father of ossery who also had a son ossery then adolphus who had two wives both from lincolnshirethe first he followed to america and they came back together leaveing grays and her family out there and a brother who was sent to australia and died in a work house there. then he had a son bert who had a son clarence then my dad.

Hello! This is fascinating. So that mean that Your grandfather Clarence was cousins with my Grandfather Jim. Do you by chance know anyone who might have known my grandfather? I'm very keen to try and find someone who knew him before it's too late. I understand there was some kind of work related dispute between Jim and someone else which meant that Jim left his community of Norfolk for several years before returning in later life. I would really like to find out more about this and also what kind of work Jim, Baron, Adolphus and Ossery were doing. I know that they're all showmen.

I had heard of the American link before - do you know what they were doing out there?

Thanks for your reply.

Ben