William Bray

Male 1825 - 1908  (82 years)


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  • Name William Bray 
    Born 11 May 1825  Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 5 Jun 1825  Treburgett, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1908  Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Gardiner’s United
    Died 11 Feb 1908  Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I2672  NB1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 

    Father William Bray,   b. 1798, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1882, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pethick,   b. 1795, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1850, Trevia, Camelford, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1822  Lanteglos, Camelford, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F325  Group Sheet

    Family Betsey Bath,   b. 1824, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1894, Coral, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1850  Michaelstow, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Anna Maria Bray,   b. 6 Oct 1851, Hope Township, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1915, Minto, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +2. William B Bray,   b. 17 Apr 1852, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1918, Hope Township, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +3. Sarah Jane Bray,   b. 15 Mar 1854, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Coral, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Thomas Glenfield Bray,   b. 28 Jan 1856, Hope Township, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1908, Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +5. Adelaide Gelina Bray,   b. 14 Apr 1858, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1927, Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Eliza Victoria Bray,   b. 31 Jul 1860, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1945, Coral, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +7. Harry Bray,   b. 23 Feb 1863, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1935  (Age 72 years)
     8. Annabelle Bray,   b. 12 Feb 1866, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1937, Clanwilliam, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F700  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1825 - Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 5 Jun 1825 - Treburgett, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1850 - Michaelstow, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Feb 1908 - Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1908 - Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Potential confusion:
      - William Bray, bap 1813, Lanteglos, son of John Bray and HonorTremayne. ID 583
      - William Bray, bap 1818, St Teath, son of William Bray and HarrietInch. ID 554
      - William Bray, bap 1821, St Kew, son of John Bray and Honor White.ID 600
      - William Bray, bap 1835, St Teath, son of William Bray and ElizabethPethick. ID 60.

      - Parents listed as William and Elizabeth on baptismal record

      1841 England Census
      William Bray is living in Pengelly, St. Teath, Cornwall. He is 15,born in Cornwall. He is working as a slate quarry man.

      1851 Canada Census
      William Bray, 27, born in England, is living in Hope Township, DurhamCounty, Ontario. He is a Wesleyan Methodist. He is living with hiswife Elizabeth, age 28, also born in England. They have two children:Emma, 8, born in England, and Ann M, 2, born in Canada.

      1861 Durham County, Ontario Census
      William Bray, 35, a farmer born in England, is living in HopeTownship, Durham County, Ontario. He is living with his wifeElizabeth, 38, born in England. They have six children: Emma, 16,born in England; Anna Maria, 10, born in England; William, 8, born inEngland; Sarah Jean, 6, born in England; Thomas, 5, born in England;Unknown, 3; and Eliza Victoria, 1, born in England.

      1871 Canada Census
      William Bray, 45, born in England is living in Hope Township, Durham,Ontario. He is a farmer, and is a Bible Christian.

      1881 Canada Census
      William Bray, 57, born in England is living in Hope Township, Durham,Ontario. He and his family are Bible Christians. He is a farmer. Heis living with his wife Betsey, age 57, born in England. The childrenliving with them are Harry, age 18, born in Ontario, Hannah B., age15, born in Ontario, and Emma, 8, also born in Ontario.

      1891 Canada Census
      William Bray, age 65, born in England is living in Cavan Township,Durham, Ontario. He is a farmer and a Methodist. He is living withhis wife Betsey, age 66, also born in England. They have threechildren living with them: Harry, age 28; Anabelle, age 25, and AnnieSevey, age 40. Also living with them is Robert Corbett, a farmlabourer.

      1901 Canada Census
      William Bray, 75, born in England on 11 May 1825 is living in CavanTownship, Durham, Ontario. He is a farmer and is Methodist. Heimmigrated to Canada in 1850. He is living with his son Harry, born23 Feb 1863, and his daughters Annie Sevey, born 6 Oct 1950 and Anna,born 12 Feb 1866.

  • Sources 
    1. [S230] 1901 Census of Canada, Population Schedule, District: Durham (55); Sub-district: Cavan (A-3); Family No. 73, Page8..

    2. [S281] Find my past, "Parish Records Collections", Record Source: Cornwall Baptisms; Data Provider: Cornwall FamilyHistory Society; Father: William, Mother: Elizabeth.

    3. [S157] Bray, William John, E-mail to Nancy Bray, Bray Family Research, William John Bray, John received this information from Carolyn Bray in Pennsylvania..

    4. [S410] Demaray, Ron, Compiler, Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, Demaray, Ron, Reference: KW-P-179.

    5. [S290] Ontario, Canada Deaths, The Generations Network, Roll: MS935_137; Page 71, Entry No. 3.

    6. [S281] Find my past, "Parish Records Collections", Cornwall Marriages. Cornwall Family History Society.

    7. [S207] England, General Register Office, Marriage Certificates, Marriage record for Betsey Bath and William Bray, 26 Mar 1850,Michaelstow, Bodmin, Cornwall, England.




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