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Robert GRAY
Birth:
1 Jun 1817
Voe, Walls, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
16 May 1892
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Burial:
Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marriage:
11 Oct 1842
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE


NOTE
   OCCUPATION: Mate of the Persuit residing in Scalloway.
               Mate of the "Smack" called the Repulse
               Sailed skipper of the Prince of Wales, and other traders of a
               former generation, for many years, and was well known throughout
               the whole of Shetland.
   BOOK: Robert Gray's picture and prominent mention appears in Captain Halcow's
         well-known book "Sail Fisherman of Shetland."
   HISTORICAL: His Daughter, Jane, remembers a little dog they had when she was
               quite young called "Princie" after the Smack

Historical:  OCCUPATION: Mate of the Persuit residing in Scalloway.
               Mate of the "Smack" called the Repulse
               Sailed skipper of the Prince of Wales, and other traders of a
               former generation, for many years, and was well known throughout
               the whole of Shetland.
   BOOK: Robert Gray's picture and prominent mention appears in Captain Halcow's
         well-known book "Sail Fisherman of Shetland."
   HISTORICAL: His Daughter, Jane, remembers a little dog they had when she was
               quite young called "Princie" after the Smack
                  
Mary WILLIAMSON
Birth:
15 Nov 1822
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
21 Jun 1904
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Burial:
Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: F Scot 6 pt 5
Census: 1881 age 63 at Westshore with husband and son, William and daughter Jane
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
21 Oct 1843
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
31 Aug 1933
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
6 Mar 1873
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
     Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
     CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
     Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
           Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.
   Census: 1881 living at Blacksness with husband
    Death date could be 31 Aug instead of 31
   OCCUPATION: besides being a house wife she was well known for being an expert
               in knitting socks.
   MARRIAGE: No children
                  
2
Birth:
9 Oct 1845
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
12 Jan 1932
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
25 Feb 1869
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
     Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
     Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
     Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.

NOTE
   OCCUPATION: Knitted beautifully fine Shetland scarves and shawls besides
               raising 10 children
                  
3
Birth:
13 Jul 1847
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
9 Nov 1899
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
17 Feb 1876
Shetland, Scotland 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: Par Reg (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   MARRIAGE: registrars office in Scalloway
   DEATH: from the Shetland Times edition of 18 Nov 1899
   BURIED: Tingwall Churchyard, Shetland Scot.
   CORR:   Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot. in the 1950s
OCCUPATION: Seaman in 1881 census dwelling -  East Ha
                             Resided in Lerwick until 1880 then moved to  East Ha, Scalloway

NOTE
   From the Shetland Times Re: The Late Robert Gray - There are few people who
   knew Robert Gray, Scalloway, master of the ill-fated Lerwick schooner,
   Bohemian Girl, but will learn of his untimely end with regret.  He came of a
   race of sailors.  His father also - Robert Gray - sailed skipper of the Prince
   of Wales, and other traders of a former generation, for many years, and was
   well know throughout the whole of Shetland.  Robert Gray was born at Scott's
   Ha' Scalloway in 1847.--- when very young he took to the sea going coasting
   with his father when only 13 years of age.
       He was involved in his early days in the Faroe cod fishing then took up
   sailing in overseas ships.  He was sailing for sometime on board the North
   of Scotland Company's steamers.
PERSONALITY: Kind-hearted and cheerful with that sunny kind of nature that
   always looks at the bright side of things and laughs the frowns away.
In all circumstances he was always found with a cheery word and a bright smile,
and those who put his friendship to the test found it to be to that steadfast
kind that nothing alters.  In his home he was everything a loving husband and
kind father could be, and now that that home is darkened by the shadow of death,
   the inmates have at least the satisfaction of knowing that the sympathy of the
entire community is with them.
BURIAL: On Monday, the remains were conveyed to their last resting place in the
Tingwall Churchyard.
                  
4
Birth:
9 Feb 1850
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
14 Jun 1926
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
7 Jan 1877
Shetland, Scotland 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
   Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
   Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.
                  
5
Birth:
6 Jul 1852
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
25 Apr 1941
Lerwick, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
14 Jan 1886
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   BIRTH: 1. Personal knowledge of Mrs Mary Johnson.
          2. F Scot 6 pt 5; Parish of Tingwall - Family registers page 222
   CENSUS 1881age 28 as daughter at Westshore with parents and borher William
   MARRIAGE: see husbands source
             Scottish Civil reg. (Orkney Co.)
   DEATH:    Tingwall church-yard, Shetland, Scot & family records
   NOTE:     Also know as Jean

NOTE
    OCCUPATION: besides raising 5 chldren she was well known as a dress maker and
               knitter. She went to places on the mainland dress making.
    PERSONALITY: very outgoing with a bright sparkle, could handle most
    situations, even a rat that turned on her when she cornered him, she flattened
    him with a coal shovel.
                  
6
Birth:
30 Aug 1854
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
Abt 1890
Santos, Brazil, South America
Marr:
7 Jan 1886
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
   Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
   Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
   Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.
   MARRIAGE: North Leith

NOTE
   OCCUPATION: Walter James was a merchant seaman.
   DEATH: Santos South America.  He died of fever.
                  
7
Laurence GRAY
Birth:
12 Dec 1856
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
11 Jul 1857
Scalloway, Shetland, Scotland
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
     Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
     Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
     Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.
                  
8
Margaret Isabella Hay GRAY
Birth:
12 Jul 1858
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
15 May 1876
Scalloway, Shetland, Scotland
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
     Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
     Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
     Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.

NOTE
    Margaret did not marry
                  
9
Birth:
30 Aug 1860
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Death:
21 May 1950
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland
Marr:
17 Dec 1891
Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   SOURCE
     Parish Register (F Scot 6 pt 5)
   CORR: from Walter James Gray 198 Coolbreeze Ave., Lakeside, Montreal 33, Que.
     Civil Rec. via -  Walter Mowat, Braehead, Scalloway, Shetland, Scot.
   CENSUS: 1881 as son with parents and sister Jane
     Tingwall Parish ch. yd. Shetland Scot.

NOTE:
   OCCUPATION: William was a merchant seaman and captain, with the North of
               Scotland Shipping Company. He was mate of the "St Giles"
               at the time his brother Bob (Robert) run into the misfortune
               with the "Boheminan Girl"
               William went North and identified the body of that of his brother.
                  
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Robert Gray - Mary Williamson

Robert Gray was born at Voe, Walls, Shetland, Scotland 1 Jun 1817. His parents were Laurence Gray and Robina Sinclair.

He married Mary Williamson 11 Oct 1842 at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland . Mary Williamson was born at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland 15 Nov 1822 daughter of James Williamson and Mary Irvine .

They were the parents of 9 children:
Mary Gray born 21 Oct 1843.
Jemima Gray born 9 Oct 1845.
Robert Gray born 13 Jul 1847.
Jessie Robertson Gray born 9 Feb 1850.
Jane Gray born 6 Jul 1852.
Walter James Williamson Gray born 30 Aug 1854.
Laurence Gray born 12 Dec 1856.
Margaret Isabella Hay Gray born 12 Jul 1858.
William Robertson Gray born 30 Aug 1860.

Robert Gray died 16 May 1892 at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland .

Mary Williamson died 21 Jun 1904 at Scalloway, Tingwall, Shetland, Scotland .

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