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I believe George Elliott Gray was born about 1837 in Eckford, Roxburghshire and that Elizabeth E Lees was born in January 1839 in Ancrum, Roxburghshire.
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Their son was also George Elliott Gray born in Q June 1876 in Ganarew, Herefordshire, England.
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I'd really like to know who were George Senior's parents. If I can get dates of births and marriages, so much the better.
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I have the parents of Elizabeth E Lees as being John Lees (1800-1886) and Elizabeth Dickson or Dixon (1799-1882). I hope that's correct.
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I appreciate any help as my access to Scottish records is limited.
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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 03:59 GMT (UK) »
There was a George Elliot GRAY born 31 March 1837 and baptized 7 May 1837 at

Crailing Roxburghshire with parents Andrew GRAY and Mary SMITTAN. George and Elizabeth had a

son John born 29 June 1869 at Ancrum Roxburghshire.

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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 04:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello Joy,
  Thanks so much. I just found the birth and baptism records for George Elliot Gray with Andrew and Mary née Smittan as parents. This looks very likely.
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  If I can find the 1841 and 1851 Census records for the family, that would give me additional confidence with this info.

  Does anybody know when Andrew and Mary were born and/or when and where they married?
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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 05:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Richard ,

The 1865 marriage certificate should confirm the names of both sets of parents.
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/welcome.aspx

FreeCEN has a George Gray 14 born Crailing Roxburghshire in Jedburgh Prison in 1851 , errand boy to the "Govnor".



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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 05:56 GMT (UK) »
FreeCEN 1841(all born Roxburghshire) -
Dovemount , Wilton , Roxburghshire
Mary Gray 29 widow H/holder receiving Par. relief
Isobel Gray 8
William Gray 6
George Gray 4
   -          -    1(female)    Names not recorded


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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 06:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi Richard

I can't readily see a marriage for Andrew & Mary Smittan. Andrew's parents could be
William Gray and Agnes Best in which case Andrew was baptized 3 March 1795. Andrew
& Mary did have a son William baptized 2 Dec 1834, so possibly the right parents.
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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 15:32 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Joy and Ev.
  I found a Mary Smittan born 21 Sept. 1816 and baptised 1 Oct. 1816 in Perth. This is a possibility since their first child apparently was Isobel born about 1833, but Mary would have been a very young mother.
  I shall see about ordering the 1865 marriage certificate; I haven't ordered certs. from the site before, but order regularly from FreeBMD / GRO.
  If anyone else has info, I'd be happy to hear it.
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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 15:53 GMT (UK) »
The marriage certificate will be viewable online If you register with SP and buy credits.
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx?r=554&409

£7 for 30 credits , 6 credits per certificate , so potentially 5 certificates for your 30 credits.
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx?r=554&413



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Re: GEORGE ELLIOTT GRAY married ELIZABETH E LEES on 7th July 1865 in Edinburgh
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 March 15 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Great. Thanks very much Ev.  :)
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