Margaret Grant (Grant)

(circa 1760? - )
     Margaret Grant (Grant) was born circa 1760?.
     Margaret Grant (Grant) married Peter Grant on 1 January 1800 in Inveravon, Banffshire, Scotland. They may also be the parents of Helen, baptised 24 Mar 1794 at Inveravon, Banff, Scotland, but the mother was given as Margaret Gilbert.
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Children of Margaret Grant (Grant) and Peter Grant

Margaret Helen Grant

(6 December 1822 - )
     Margaret Helen Grant was christened on 6 December 1822 in Findron, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of James Grant and Anne MacPherson.

Mary Grant

(28 May 1834 - )
     Mary Grant was born on 28 May 1834 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Robert Grant and Ann MacPherson.

Mary Grant

(before 1770 - )
     Mary Grant was born before 1770 in Banffshire, Scotland.
     Mary Grant married John MacPherson, son of unlinked early MacPherson, on 4 June 1797 in Tomintoul, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. John McPherson at Camdalmore and Mazery Grant in W Fodderletter.
     Mary Grant and John MacPherson appeared on the on 20 April 1824 'status animarum' in Wester Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. John McPherson, aged 53, communicant?, married?, 61 Mary Grant, wife to above, 26 Donald McPherson, C. son to above, 21 Grace ditto C. d. to; John ditto son to - not con; Wm ditto, not con. Donald ditto, not con. Janet, Jas, Margaret, Jane, Alexr.
     Mary Grant and John MacPherson appeared on the in 1828 'status animarum' in East Bulbanine, Fodderletter, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. John McPherson, communicant, 67, Mary Grant, 61, man & wife, Donald McPherson 33, John Stuart 34, Grace McPherson, Com., man & wife, Anne Stuart daughter to above, 2, James Stuart son to above.
     Mary Grant and Donald MacPherson appeared on the in 1836 'status animarum' in Kirkmichael, Banffshire. Donald McPherson, Mary Grant, w[idow], communicant, Alexander McPherson, two other female and one male family member not named.
     Mary Grant appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Donald MacPherson and Margaret Unknown (MacPherson) in Kirkmichael.

Children of Mary Grant and John MacPherson

Mary Grant

(23 January 1830 - )
     Mary Grant was born on 23 January 1830 in Findron, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. She was the daughter of James Grant and Anne MacPherson. Mary Grant was christened on 25 January 1830 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire.

Penuel Grant

     Penuel Grant was born in Glenlochy, Kirkmichael, Banffshire.
     Penuel Grant married James MacPherson, son of Paul MacPherson and Betty MacGregor, on 6 October 1816 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. James McPherson, carpenter, Blackhaugh & Penuel Grant, Glenlochy.
     Penuel Grant and James MacPherson were recorded on the 1851 census in Aberlour, Banffshire. James McPherson 62, carpenter, born Kirkmichael, Penuell McPherson 58, wife, born Inveravon, Eliza McPherson 26, dressmaker, born Kirkmichael, Jane McPherson 22, at home, born Cromdale, Inverness, Isabel McPherson, 13, scholar, born Cromdale.

Children of Penuel Grant and James MacPherson

Peter Grant

(25 January 1836 - )
     Peter Grant was born on 25 January 1836 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of Robert Grant and Ann MacPherson.

Peter Grant

     Peter Grant married Ann MacPherson, daughter of unlinked early MacPherson. Peter was present at Jean Grant's christening on 16 March 1735/36 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.

Child of Peter Grant and Ann MacPherson

Peter Grant

(circa 1760? - )
     Peter Grant was born circa 1760?.
     Peter Grant married Margaret Grant (Grant) on 1 January 1800 in Inveravon, Banffshire, Scotland. They may also be the parents of Helen, baptised 24 Mar 1794 at Inveravon, Banff, Scotland, but the mother was given as Margaret Gilbert.
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Children of Peter Grant and Margaret Grant (Grant)

Peter Grant

(before 9 April 1782 - )
     Peter Grant was born before 9 April 1782 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of Peter Grant and Margaret Grant (Grant).

Peter Kenneth Grant

(1953 - 1976)
     Peter Kenneth Grant was born in 1953 in New South Wales. He was the son of Joyce Elizabeth Cocksedge.
     Peter died in 1976 in New South Wales.

Robert Grant

(circa 1800 - )
     Robert Grant was born circa 1800 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland.
     Robert Grant married Ann MacPherson, daughter of Cosmo MacPherson and Margaret MacIntosh or Riach, on 15 January 1829 in Kirkmichael, BAN, SCT. Robert Grant, Blairnamarrow & Ann McPherson, Ellick b.o.t.p..

Children of Robert Grant and Ann MacPherson

Robert Grant

(2 September 1842 - )
     Robert Grant was born on 2 September 1842 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. He was the son of Robert Grant and Ann MacPherson.

Robert Grant

(11 July 1814 - )
     Robert Grant was christened on 11 July 1814 in Findron, Kirkmichael, Banffshire. He was the son of James Grant and Anne MacPherson.

Sarah Grant

(March 1785 - 3 June 1872)
     Her father was probably related (son?) of James Grant of Ruthven, Bailiff of Strathaven and Glenlivet, who in the 73rd year of his age, departed this life on 9 Dec 1743.. This is the adjacent grave to Sarah and her family and she was described as of Ruthven at her marriage.. Sarah Grant was born in March 1785 in Kirkmichael, Banffshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Peter Grant and Margaret Grant (Grant).
     Sarah Grant married John Watson on 8 March 1818 in Kirkmichael, BAN, SCT. John Watson, Blackhaugh, & Sarah Grant, Ruthven were married. They had four children at Blackhaughs, their last two were born at Inverlochy. They later farmed at Achlichnie, although their sons farmed at Inverlochy in the 1871 census..
     Sarah died on 3 June 1872 in Kirkmichael, BAN, SCT, aged 87.

Children of Sarah Grant and John Watson

Susan Grant?

(circa 1801 - )
     Susan Grant? was born circa 1801 in Morvern, Argyllshire.
     Susan Grant? married Donald MacPherson before 1835.

Child of Susan Grant? and Donald MacPherson

Jane Elizabeth Gravenor

(5 September 1844 - 24 October 1927)
     Jane Elizabeth Gravenor was also known as Jennie in records. She was born on 5 September 1844 in Fledborough, Nottinghamshire.
     Jane Elizabeth Gravenor married John Bingham Stanser, son of William Stanser and Mary Cobb, on 24 October 1867 in St Nicholas, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire.
     Jane Elizabeth Gravenor and John Bingham Stanser appeared on the 1871 census in Lord St, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He was aged 26, an auctioneer, born at Sturton le Steeple with Jane Elizabeth born Fledborough and their daughter Florence aged 2, born Gainsborough.
     Jane Elizabeth Gravenor and John Bingham Stanser appeared on the 1900 census in Red Cloud City, Webster, Nebraska, USA. John B Stanser, aged 55, born England, immigrated 1874 aged 26, retired; with his wife Jane E, aged 55, born Sep 1844, married 32 years, 2 children, born England emigated 1875 aged 25. Jane Elizabeth Gravenor was listed as a mother-in-law of George Amack on the 1920 Census in Garfield, Webster, Nebraska, USA. George Amack, 52; his wife Flora Amack 57, Lester 21, Stanser 18, Edgar 15, John B Stanser, aged 74, born England, father in law, with his wife Jennie Stanser, aged 75.
     Jane died on 24 October 1927 aged 83.
     Viki Simpson wrote - I am a descendant of Jane Elizabeth Gravenor (she was the sister of my gr-gt grandfather, Thomas Gravenor of Fledborough House, Fledborough.

Children of Jane Elizabeth Gravenor and John Bingham Stanser

Robert or Leonard William Gray or Hilbery

     Robert or Leonard William Gray or Hilbery married Florence Elizabeth Bullett, daughter of Samuel Bullett and Jane Stone, before 1 October 1905 in Hampstead RD, Middlesex.

Alan Keith Gray

(circa 1912 - 1985)
     Alan Keith Gray was born circa 1912.
     Alan Keith Gray married Doris Irene Colbert, daughter of Johanna Colbert, in 1926 in Victoria.
     Alan died in 1985 in Victoria.

Audrey Frances Gordon Gray

(8 November 1881 - 1953)
     Audrey Frances Gordon Gray was born on 8 November 1881 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire. She was the daughter of Archdeacon John Henry Gray and Julia Cox. Audrey Frances Gordon Gray was christened on 28 December 1881 in St Dunstan's, Hunsdon.
     Audrey Frances Gordon Gray and Julia Cox appeared on the 1901 census in 34 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London. Julia (Palina crossed out) Gray was a boarder in a lodging house, aged 63, widow, living on own means, born London, with Frances Audrey Gordon Gray, single aged 19, born Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.
     Audrey Frances Gordon Gray married George Kruger-Gray.
     Audrey died in 1953.

Dorothy Gray

(10 April 1885 - )
     Dorothy Gray was born on 10 April 1885 in Worcester St, Christchurch, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Henry Gray and Katherine Hooper. Dorothy, Jessie and Gwendoline were listed as the children of Henry Gray in the 1891 census in 146 Porlsdown? Rd, Paddington.

Eileen Audrey Gray

(15 July 1908 - 22 May 1996)
     Eileen Audrey Gray was commonly known as Audrey. She was born on 15 July 1908 in Farnham RD, Surrey, England. She was the daughter of Ronald Evelyn Gordon Gray and Ethel Frampton.
     Eileen Audrey Gray married James Wingate Taylor OBE TD on 11 August 1933 in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. They had 3 sons, 9 grandchildren (1 deceased), and 7 great-grandchildren so far.
     Audrey died on 22 May 1996 in Surrey, England, aged 87.

Harry Granville Gordon Gray

(28 January 1878 - circa 1942)
     Harry Granville Gordon Gray was commonly known as Gordon. He was born on 28 January 1878 in Canton, China. He was the son of Archdeacon John Henry Gray and Julia Cox.
     As the story goes, Harry didn't do well. His name was never mentioned by REGG at home. Harry's mother, Julia Cox, tried to set him up in several careers and even tried obtaining him a commission in a guards regiment, conceivably by purchase as was sometimes done then by educated families, but that for some reason didn't work out. He eventually moved to Germany where he then married a local girl, Maria. Along came WW I from 1914-18. Along with his nefarious past, this marriage inflamed the sensitivities of his mother, Julia, and she all but cut him out of her Will. He was to receive only the interest on 5,000 pounds until his death and at that time the principle would revert back to Ronald and Audrey, his siblings. The reason given for not equally treating Harry, was stated in Julia's Will as '...he has not shown that consideration to England which I consider due from him.' The date of this Will of Julia Cox is 6 Oct 1914, just at the outbreak of the war. Harry and Maria later moved to Switzerland.
In a codicil dated 9 Feb. 1917, Julia reconsidered and upped the amount to that interest earned on 7,000 pounds and made provision for Maria, on Harry's death, to receive an annuity of 100 pounds until her death. Maria, a German national, wrote REGG out of the blue pleading poverty. Actually, payments were required by Julia's Will, but the war caused a problem. Audrey and her brother REGG, both applied separately to the British Treasury for permission to send money abroad in wartime on compassionate grounds. The bureaucracy excelled itself in granting REGG's request, but turning down Audrey's. The stipends to Maria commenced, but she evidently never acknowledged them.
     Harry Granville Gordon Gray married Maria Selma Kaempf on 29 May 1910 in Switzerland. They had no issue..
     Harry died circa 1942 in Switzerland.

Henry Gray

(5 February 1858 - 2 February 1932)
     Henry Gray was born on 5 February 1858 in Lambeth, Surrey, England.
     Henry Gray and Katherine Hooper arrived in 1884 at Christchurch, New Zealand.
     Henry Gray married Katherine Hooper, daughter of Henry Hooper and Susannah Hooper, on 12 January 1884 in Christchurch, Greenwich, Kent.
     Henry Gray and Katherine Hooper appeared on the 1891 census in 146 Porlsdown? Rd, Paddington. Henry Gray 33, provision broker, born South Lambeth, his wife Katherine Gray 35, born Peckham, Dorothy Gray 6, Jessie Gray 4, Gwendoline Gray 2, all born in New Zealand.
     Henry died on 2 February 1932 in 28 Colenso St, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand, aged 73. He was buried on 4 February 1932 in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch.

Children of Henry Gray and Katherine Hooper

Isabella Gray

(say 1760 - )
     Isabella Gray married Henry Cocksedge. Isabella Gray was born say 1760.

Child of Isabella Gray and Henry Cocksedge

Jessie Marguerite Gray

(9 November 1886 - 18 August 1964)
     Jessie Marguerite Gray was born on 9 November 1886 in St James St, Christchurch, New Zealand. She was the daughter of Henry Gray and Katherine Hooper. Dorothy, Jessie and Gwendoline were listed as the children of Henry Gray in the 1891 census in 146 Porlsdown? Rd, Paddington.
     Jessie Marguerite Gray married Archibald Findlay, son of Archibald Findlay and Mary Hooper, on 12 March 1902 in New Zealand.
     Jessie died on 18 August 1964 aged 77.

Children of Jessie Marguerite Gray and Archibald Findlay

John Gray

(before 1880 - )
     John Gray was born before 1880.
     John Gray married Maud Mary Pratt, daughter of John McKinnon Pratt and Louisa Noakes, in 1901 in Queensland.

John Colin Frampton Gray

(25 April 1913 - 23 September 2009)
     John Colin Frampton Gray was born on 25 April 1913. He was the son of Ronald Evelyn Gordon Gray and Ethel Frampton.
     John Colin Frampton Gray married Margaretha de Boer on 10 September 1948. They had 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. John was a librarian.
     John died on 23 September 2009 aged 96. He emigrated to Canada in 1947.

Archdeacon John Henry Gray

(29 October 1823 - 17 March 1890)
     Archdeacon John Henry Gray was born on 29 October 1823 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England. Ron Gray, his descendant wrote: He was the son of John Gray, innkeeper and Margaret Park. His father John Gray born abt 1789 according to his gravestone or abt 1797 according to the 1851 census. Birthplace Dudley, Warwickshire (1851 census). John Gray married Margaret Park by licence on 29 Nov. 1820 in St. Mary's Church in Carlisle, Cumbria. The parish register shows the witnesses to be Gert(?) Smith and Thd. Caldwell.
They had 3 sons christened at this St Mary's Church: William Gray chr 15 Sep 1822, John Henry Gray b 29 Oct. 1823 and chr 31 Jan. 1824, Henry Gray chr 22 Oct 1827.
John Gray's occupation was innkeeper. The index of local directories lists John Gray as the licensee of the Old Queen's Head on St Alban's Row off the Market Square, Carlisle in 1829. The parish christening records of the 3 sons dated 1822, 24, and 27 all show John Gray's address as St. Alban's Row and his occupation as innkeeper.
John Gray [sr] was unable to sign his last Will in the normal manner because of some infirmity and instead signed with an 'X' in front of witnesses on Jan. 31, 1860 in Stretford, with 'the said Will having been first read to him'. JRG is of the opinion that JG may have suffered a stroke. The 2 page handwritten document was witnessed by John Wilson, Soliciter in Manchester and T.C. Aitchison of 49 George St., Manchester. John Gray did sign his name on his parish marriage register 40 years previously, so he was presumably literate. It is a possibility that John Gray had gone to live with his son, William, in Stretford in his later years. The Will was proved July 26, 1862. The Will appoints his son, William, to be executor and instructs that all assets are to be divided equally between William and John Henry. Effects were noted as being under 450 pounds. (It should be noted that John Henry at this time was in the middle of his stay at Canton and did not return back to England until 1876.) There is no mention of the last son, Henry
. He was christened on 11 January 1824 in St Mary's, Carlisle.
     John was educated from to 1843 at Houghton-le-Spring, Durham. At Dr Young's.
     John matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge University, between 1843 and 1847. Matriculated Michaelmas 1843. Admitted Pensioner Christ College 14 June 1843. BA 17 Jan 1847, MA 2 July 1850, LLD 1876. DD (Canterbury) 1881. John was clerk in holy orders at Rothley, Leicestershire, between 28 February 1847 and 1852. He was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Peterborough 25 Feb 1847. Priest 15 March 1848. Clerk of Rothley, Leicestershire, 28 Feb 1847-1852. He was granted a curates licence for Rothley Church in Leicestershire at a yearly stipend of 80 pounds to be paid quarterly and he was required to reside in the parish. The date of this licence is 28 Feb. 1847. There is, however, no curates licence for JHG in the Peterborough Diocesan licences register. Unfortunately, the Ordination Papers for the mid 19th C are missing so we have no such record for JHG either. This date of 1847 conflicts with that of 1850 which is stated in Crockford, Venn and Peile. That an error does exist is shown by Register of the Diocese Hong Kong and the parish records at Rothley showing JHG to be already performing clerical duties in the spring of 1847.
     Archdeacon John Henry Gray lived at Canton, China, between 1852 and 1869.
     Archdeacon John Henry Gray married Julia Cox, daughter of William Henry Cox and Emily Augusta Hooper, on 3 October 1876 in St Andrew's Old Church, Hove, Sussex. Their descendant Ron Gray wrote: His home parish was listed as St Martin's in the Fields. That of Julia Cox was given as Hove. The rank and professions of JHG's and Julia's fathers were given as Gentleman and Esquire respectively. Bishop Charles B. Alford, DD conducted the service. The witnesses listed were William Henry Cox (Julia's father), Mary A. Cox (maybe a sister or sister-in-law) and Cassie Jones (this is possibly the Caroline Jones, daughter of a family friend of Julia's father referred to in WHC's Will).
Their marriage occurred while JHG was on his first home leave after 23 years of service in Canton.China. JHG was 53 and Julia was 37. After the marriage, Julia later returned to China with JHG. During the long voyage to China she became pregnant with twins. She had a bad confinement and they left Canton when she was well enough after a stay of 14 months. The girl twin died on the voyage back to England, survived by her twin brother, Harry.
He later brought his wife, Julia Cox, back to China. During the trip she became pregnant with twins. Apparently she had a very bad confinement, and they left Canton 8 June 1878 when she was well enough, after a stay of only 14 months. Due to JC's illness, it was decided to return to England with all haste. The trip back to Britain was by ship via Saigon, Singapore, Ceylon and Aden. (Fourteen Months in Canton, by Mrs. Gray, Macmillan Publishing, London, 1880). The girl twin died on the voyage back to England, survived by her brother, Harry.
     Archdeacon John Henry Gray and Julia Cox travelled to Canton, in January 1877. They left Liverpool 13 Jan 1877 by ship and arrived in New York 2 stormy weeks later. They then traveled by train across North America via Niagara Falls, Chicago, Salt Lake City to San Francisco. Then there was another stormy ocean voyage, this one lasting 4 weeks to Japan. The final leg was a trip by ship to Hong Kong and finally Canton. In all the trip was 10 weeks in duration.
     Archdeacon John Henry Gray made a will dated 10 June 1879. The will consisted of 7 handwritten pages and included one codicil. The originally named executors were: -Honorable William Keswick (1834 - 1912), member Legislative Council, Victoria, Hong Kong and of the firm Messrs Jardine Matheson and Co. China. Sir Robert Jardine (1825 - 1905) of Castlemilk Dumfriesshire, North Britain. Alfred Cox, Woodside Hatfield, Herts (assume Julia's uncle). Frederick Anthony White of Kinross House Cromwell Rd., Kensington, London. William Mandell Gunson, MA, senior fellow, Christ's College, Cambridge.
On the basis that executors, who are not necessarily solicitors, might be chosen because of familiarity, trust and possibly friendship, these names could be of interest. The Jardine Matheson archives are held at the Cambridge University Library. JJG Brown, Director of Matheson and Co Ltd, of 3 Lombard St., London is familiar with the material. He advises there are some 40 letters in the archives, mostly from JHG to the firm, though some are addressed to him from Canton in the period 1863-77, with the odd letter from Hong Kong and Whampoa. A few letters exist from JHG in Great Britain in the period 1879-81. John was rector at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, from 1881 to 1884. He was appointed rector of Hunsdon in Hertfordshire 7 March, 1881 by Thomas Legh, Bishop of the Diocese of St Albans - a position JHG held until 30 June 1884 when he retired. He added a codicil to his will on 30 September 1882. The executor names revised to include: -John Hewlett of Elmhurst, Coper Cope Rd., Beckenham, Kent; Waring Finch of Deercroft Lodge , Reigate, Surrey.
     After he retired from Hunsdon, the family spent some 3 years on the continent (mostly in Germany), spending a few months here a few months there. A German governess looked after the 3 children on their travels and JHG gave them private school lessons.
     Books written by JHG and Julia Cox: ‘China - A history of the laws, manners and customs of the people’, by John Henry Gray, MA LLD, edited by William Gow Gregor, London: Macmillan and Co., 1878, Volumes I and II. There has also been another edition published January 1974 by AMS Press.
‘Fourteen months in Canton’, by Mrs. Gray, London: Macmillan and Co., 1880.
‘Walks in the City of Canton’, by the Venerable John Henry Gray, MA, Victoria , Hong Kong, De Souza and Co., 1875. Reprinted by Chinese Materials Centre Inc., San Francisco, 1974.
‘A journey round the world in the years 1875-1876-1877’, by the Venerable John Henry Gray, MA LLD, London: Harrison, 59 Pall Mall, 1879.
‘Arabia and its faith’, by John Henry Gray
They also contributed to the London and China Express.
     John died on 17 March 1890 in 82 Marina, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex, England, aged 66. A large portion of the upbringing of the children was then left to his wife, Julia Cox, who survived JHG by 30 years. He had previously been living at Bruntsfield House, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex and this was the residence of Julia Cox at the time of JHG's death.
     The administration of his estate was granted There was a personal estate value of 7,564.12.3 pounds shown on the Letters of Administration naming Julia Gray as executor - the other executors renounced 29 July, 1890 in favour of Julia Cox.
     Ron Gray has researched this family extensively.
JCFG described an experience where he spent one night in the St Martin's in the Fields church in his younger days - to see what it was like. The church allowed down and out people to spend the night in the downstairs crypt. The bare pews were the beds and a roll of newspaper dolled out as a pillow. A volunteer city policewoman pulled JCFG aside as he didn't seem to fit the crowd and advised him that if he wished to take his shoes off for the night, to tie them to his ankle lest they disappear.

JHG's children were given the middle name Gordon, after General Charles George Gordon (1833-1885). The name Granville in JHG's older son's name may have come from Rt. Hon. George Leveson Gower Granville who was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and who appointed JHG HM Consular Chaplain 24 Feb. 1852.

Children of Archdeacon John Henry Gray and Julia Cox

Margaret Evelyn Gray

(27 June 1910 - September 1981)
     Margaret Evelyn Gray was commonly known as Peggy. She was born on 27 June 1910. She was the daughter of Ronald Evelyn Gordon Gray and Ethel Frampton.
     Margaret Evelyn Gray married George Aidan Drury Tait on 11 August 1933 in Alton RD, Hampshire. Peggy & Audrey were married the same day and had a joint reception.
     Margaret's death was registered in the quarter ending in September 1981 in Surrey.