Our Gray Family Tree

(back 7 generations to Northern Ireland)

MacCatail Riabaig-grae, De Gray, & Gray family mottos:
“Praestare et prodessee” (“To outstrip and do good”)
Qualis ab incepto” (“The same as from the beginning”)
“Tenebo” (“Hold fast” “Constant”)

Table of Contents

Scottish Gray Hunting tartan

(Click on first name for Vitals: spousal name for associated family)

Nigel Gray (  )
Mary ___ (  )
James Gray I (c.1725-1795)
Martha Jackson (c.1726-1803)
William Gray I (1757/62-1794)
Mary Boreland (1764/66-1838)
James Gray (1785-1861)
Mary Patterson (1786- )
William Sylvester Gray (1816-1879)
Elizabeth Davidson Leslie (1818-1895)
Robert Patterson Gray (1844-1928)
Annie Sim(s) Norris (1850-1922)
Paul Barton Gray (1892-1977)
Bertha Ione Campbell (1893-1980)
Ruth Elizabeth Gray (1917-2005)
Ralph Hill Pearce (1917-2002)
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- )                                    (1973-  )

X – Evidence connecting the Westmoreland to the West Deer Grays appears to be anecdotal at this time, many of the similar names being coincidental. Some records come from John K. Fleming’s 1971 treatise on Hugh and Mathias Cowan of County Down.


Family tradition and oral history

Sir John Bernard Burke. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. London: Habeison & Sons, 1884

Various Public Member Family Trees & other documents. Ancestry.com

see also “Gray Family” on Main Menu

Last revised: 12/9/17

4 Responses to Our Gray Family Tree

  1. Connie Ward says:

    My 3rd g grandfather was William Gray (Junior ?? nick name) Married to Mary Jane Harmon. 2nd g was Warren Doodly Gray and g grandpa was Thomas Hood Ward maried Laura Ella Gray.

    • admin says:

      Hi Connie,
      You don’t mention any dates or locations, but the wive’s surnames certainly have a local ring. I have our William Sylvester Gray’s father as James, but my late aunt didn’t think that was correct. Maybe it was William? Or do you mean William & Elizabeth’s son was a Jr. (William Sumner Gray)? Both our William & James show up in early Deer/West Deer Twp censes. We know that the William who married Elizabeth Leslie got part of the farm, but one census says he was a “butcher” too. Thanks for the info. Please stay in touch.

  2. Allan Gray says:

    My Grandfather was John Gray who lived in Bonny River, New Brunswick, Canada. Married Ella Gilmore. Sorry don’t have birth dates but would have been early 1900’s.

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