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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 30 May 20 08:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks! I've managed to get hold of my grandmother's birth certificate, which has Charles John at 35 years old (1890-35=c1855) and says he was born in Redruth, England - which was a surprise to me! His father was also Charles John, so the family story about coming from Forfarshire must have applied to him.
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 30 May 20 08:30 BST (UK) »
Newspaper report of the wedding says senior was from Forfar, but there is no sign of a death that fits.  Can’t help wondering if it was a fabrication.  ;D

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GRAY, CHARLES  JOHN     HUSBAND 
GRO Reference: 1855  M Quarter in REDRUTH  Volume 05C  Page 298
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 30 May 20 08:38 BST (UK) »
GRAY, JAMES       HUSBAND 
GRO Reference: 1848  J Quarter in REDRUTH UNION  Volume 09  Page 282

GRAY, WILLIAM  MCFARLANE HUSBAND    HUSBAND 
GRO Reference: 1850  J Quarter in REDRUTH  Volume 09  Page 301
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 30 May 20 08:57 BST (UK) »
William died 3 May 1877  at Redruth there is a Confirmation in Edinburgh for him granted to Margaret Husband or Gray, his mother.


1851

1851. Fair Meadow, Redruth. 
Charles John GRAY head 29 Gentleman b Bengal, East Indies.
Margaret Gray wife, 30 School mistress b Millbrook Devonshire
W. McF Gray 11 mths, b Redruth, Cornwall

1861

1861. Redruth. Margaret Gray head widow. 40 School mistress b Millbrook, Devon
W. M. H Gray 10 b Redruth, Cornwall
Chas J 6 b Redruth, Cornwall

1881 
Margaret Gray, head, widow 60 Retired School Mistress b Millbrook, Devon
 Charles J Gray son 26 Master Mariner b Redruth
 Jane Coles sister widow 71 b Stonehouse Devon

1891 Dartmouth
James B Husband wide 69  Retired Master Mariner, b Devon Coombe…..
Margaret Gray, sister Wid 70 Gentlewoman crossed out, b Millbrook, Cornwall
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 30 May 20 09:07 BST (UK) »
Sounds very promising - my grandmother's brother was Sydney Macfarlane Husband Gray!
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 30 May 20 09:12 BST (UK) »
Sounds very promising - my grandmother's brother was Sydney Macfarlane Husband Gray!

I know, that's why I bolded it  ;D
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 30 May 20 09:15 BST (UK) »
Margaret Husband Gray died 2 April 1895, there is a confirmation sealed on behalf of Charles John Gray. The will might be interesting. I am not quite sure of the procedure with Confirmations (Scottish probate)

Interesting to see that Charles John was at one point a master mariner. He could have just jumped on a ship leaving Australia, never to be seen again
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 30 May 20 09:20 BST (UK) »
Charles John GRAY married Margaret HUSBAND Jersey 26 Jan 1845
his father Charles John GRAY officer in the British Army
hers John HUBBARD Officer in the British Army

Witnesses James Bruce Husband & Jane Jackson
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Re: Lookup please: Charles John GRAY
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 30 May 20 09:29 BST (UK) »
Margaret Husband Gray died 2 April 1895, there is a confirmation sealed on behalf of Charles John Gray. The will might be interesting. I am not quite sure of the procedure with Confirmations (Scottish probate)
If the will was confirmed in Scotland, you should be abe to download a copy from Scotland's People.

(The term 'Probate' does not exist in Scots Law.)
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