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Malcolm GRAY
Jane Sophia PEAKE
Alexander MORTIMER
Margaret SPRING
Capt John GRAY
Margaret Spring MORTIMER
Lt Col William Henry GRAY


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1. Williamina Agnes Sarah Fergusson DUFF

  • Capt Olaf Everard GRAY+
  • Dr Eric Duff GRAY F.R.C.R.+
  • Gladys Duff GRAY

Lt Col William Henry GRAY 2

  • Born: 29 Sep 1863, South Ronaldsay, Orkney 2
  • Marriage (1): Williamina Agnes Sarah Fergusson DUFF on 20 Jun 1894 in Old Machar, Aberdeen 1
  • Died: 14 Jan 1915, Aberdeen 3
  • BuriedMale: St Peter, South Ronaldsay, Orkney 4

bullet  Notes:

William was the fifth of the eight grandparents. His earlies known ancestor was John Gray of Roeberry in South Ronaldsay, although the Gray family is thought to have come to Orkney from Scotland in the mid-sixteenth century.

The second of three sons, William was born at Roeberry. He was sent to school in Aberdeen, and became engaged to Williamina Duff (qv) while studying medicine at Aberdeen University. Following a brief period as a General Practitioner he joined the Indian Medical Service in 1888, serving on the Afghan Frontier. After he married Williamina in 1894 they lived in Raipur, Lucknow and Benares, where he was Superintendant of Prisons. Their three children were born in India but educated in Britain. He retired in 1912 to Aberdeen, and died three years later from malaria while planning to return to India.

Additional source:
Cox, K. (1979) Call back yesterday. Victoria: Privately published.
British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns: Births and Baptisms


William married Williamina Agnes Sarah Fergusson DUFF, daughter of William DUFF and Sarah Ferguson WIGHT, on 20 Jun 1894 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.1 (Williamina Agnes Sarah Fergusson DUFF was born on 9 Mar 1868 in Greenock, Renfrewshire,5 died on 17 Apr 1933 in Manchester 6 7 and was buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester 8.)



1 GRO (Scotland), Marriage ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/02 0164.

2 GRO (Scotland), Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 029/00 0050.

3 GRO (Scotland), Death ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/02 027.

4 Monumental Inscription, St Peter, South Ronaldsay.

5 GRO (Scotland), Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 330/00 0012.

6 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1933 Q2 Manchester S 8d 21 (age 64).

7 Probate, National Probate Calendars.

8 Personal communication, Pat Gray.

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