Author Topic: GRAY/ HOWELL families of Mere, Wilts.  (Read 3909 times)

Offline Lyndairish

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GRAY/ HOWELL families of Mere, Wilts.
« on: Monday 31 January 11 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Looking for the parents of Albin Gray b 17 Feb 1803 in Mere - d 21 Jan 1873 in Burton near Mere. He married Letitia Howell b 1799 -  d 1894 in Mere some time before 1828 the year their first child was born. They had at least 9 children, my husband is descended from James b 01 Mar 1840 in Mere d 12 Jan 1914 in Merlin, Ontario, Canada. Any information on this family is very welcome, especially their life in Mere.
I am researching my Great Grandparents James (1851) O'Neill and wife Sarah (1848). He was a carriage maker living in Whitechurch, Co Wexford.

Thomas (1843) Walsh and his wife May(1844) a farmer from Rochestown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

William Washbrook 1776 family of  Shotteswell, Warwickshire, England.

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Re: GRAY/ HOWELL families of Mere, Wilts.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 February 11 20:54 GMT (UK) »
Hiya

Sadly couldn't find a baptism for either Albin GRAY/GREY 1799-1818 or Letitia HOWELL/HOWEL 1795-1820 Baptism Index Mere.  :-[

But I did find their marriage  ;D :-
 - 16 Apr 1827, Albin GRAY, b, Mere, signed X, Letitia HOWELL, Spr, Mere, signed X, Witnesses James HOWELL & Willm COWARD (he looks like a clerk who is a wit on loads of the marriages.)

Vaz    :)
BRIDGES - Norfolk, Liverpool/Conwy
FLETCHER - Salford/Wavertree
ATHERTON - Gorleston-on-Sea

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Re: GRAY/ HOWELL families of Mere, Wilts.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 February 11 01:12 GMT (UK) »
Dear Vaz,
Thank you so much that is great news I was hitting a wall with them. I will add this and see if it brings up anything new. Letitia's father was a James Howell, I wonder if thats him or a brother ?  I was going through  Mere census records to try and see how many Gray/ Greys there were in 1841 and I came upon William Coward and he was the parish clerk alright.
Many thanks for your kind help,

Regards Lynda
I am researching my Great Grandparents James (1851) O'Neill and wife Sarah (1848). He was a carriage maker living in Whitechurch, Co Wexford.

Thomas (1843) Walsh and his wife May(1844) a farmer from Rochestown, Co Kilkenny, Ireland

William Washbrook 1776 family of  Shotteswell, Warwickshire, England.