James Gray

M, #1465, b. circa 1791, d. 6 February 1873
     James Gray was born circa 1791. He was the son of William Gray and Helen Petrie. James Gray was a crofter and farmer. He married Isabel Legg.
He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at Slack Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: James Gray, head; Isabella Gray, wife; Alexander Gray, son; George Gray, son; Joseph Gray, son; Thomas Gray, son.1
He was the informant for, and present at, George Gray's death at Slack of Portknockie, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 23 July 1861.2,3 James died on 6 February 1873 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.4,5

Children of James Gray and Isabel Legg


  1. [S7894] 1851, Scottish census, "James Gray, head, married, male, age 56, born in Banffshire Rathven, farmer of 11 acres, resident at Slack Road."
  2. [S3913] George Gray, Register of Deaths in the Parish of Seafield in the County of Banff, "George Gray, Farm Servant (Single), died 1861, July Twenty-third 7h 0m P.M. at Slack of Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 24 years. Father: James Gray Crofter, Mother: Isabella Gray M.S. Legg. Cause of death: Disease of the Lungs, 6 months, No Regular Medical Attendant. Informant: James Gray, Father (present). Registered: 1861, July 24th at Portknockie, Jas Cumming, Registrar."
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S7890] James Gray, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Gray, Pauper (formerly Farmer) (Married to Isabella Legg), died 1873, February Sixth 12h P.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male, 82 years, Father: William Gray Farmer (deceased), Mother: Helen Gray M.S. Petrie (deceased), Cause of death: Decay of old age and Chronic Bronchitis - several years, As cert. by W.R. Duguid M.B. & C.M., Informant: James Fordyce, Neighbour, Not present, Portknockie, Registered: 1873, February 7th at Farskane, James Cumming Registrar."
  5. [S940] Carolyn Hatt, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Carolyn Hatt of Broadstairs, England.