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Gray, Henry

Gray, Henry

Male 1898 - 1948  (49 years)

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  • Name Gray, Henry 
    Born 26 Dec 1898  Skirts of Foudland Insch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 1948  Woodend Hosp Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Dec 1948  Lair 301 Fyvie burial ground Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I482  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2004 

    Father Gray, George,   b. 30 Jan 1860, Little Wardend Parish of Banff Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1935, Strabathie Blackdog Br.of Don Abn. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Florence, Mary,   b. 11 Nov 1864, Ryehill Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1945, Insch Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1885  Oyne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Proclaimed Parish Church of Keithhall December 1885
    Photos
    Harthill Farm
    Harthill Farm
    L to R John Gray, Henry Gray, Robert Lawson Gray, Alexander McIntosh Gray, Mary Ellen Gray and Lucy Gray.

    The three men lying at the front were farm workers
    Documents
    Census Insch 1891 George and Mary Gray
    Census Insch 1891 George and Mary Gray
    Census Insch 1901 George and Mary Gray
    Census Insch 1901 George and Mary Gray
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander, Isabella Brown,   b. 19 Nov 1899, Meikle Wartle Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1994, Keith Aberdeenshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1922  Registrar Castle St Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander, Olive,   b. 16 Jan 1921, Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2008, Abbeyvale Elgin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Gray, Charles Jaffrey,   b. 17 Aug 1922, Baldyquash, Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 2016, Petmathen, Farnham Common Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [Birth]
     3. Gray, Isabella Alexander,   b. 20 Jun 1925, West Fingask Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 2016, John Radcliff Hospital, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Living
    Photos
    Henry & Isabella Gray
    Henry & Isabella Gray
    Photo of my parents at Alex Faskens wedding in Huntly 1922 They used it as their own Wedding photo later same year saved on the expense I just made it on the right side of the blanket as they say
    Henry & Isabella Gray and Family
    Henry & Isabella Gray and Family
    Back Row L-R
    Isabella, Jeff, Olive
    Front Row
    Isabella, Alexander (Sandy), Henry
    Histories
    Isabella Brown Alexander 1899—1994
    Isabella Brown Alexander 1899—1994
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rin 482 HENRY_GRAY___HORSES
    Rin 482 HENRY_GRAY___HORSES
    Stranger Than Fiction
    Stranger Than Fiction
    The five Scottish soldiers are Gordon Highlanders. Tom Florence, Henry Gray, John Cran (m Claire Barklay), James Gall and one other. The man on the right is not named and his fate is unknown. All the others survived the war.

    Henry was injured by shrapnel on his first visit to the front line trenches .

    Note the headgear. Two are wearing Glengarries with tartan borders and the other three are wearing Balmorals.

    This highland regiment wore the kilt through out the war but due to the muddy state of the Flanders trenches canvas aprons or skirts were supplied to protect them. The five men pictured are in the aprons which you can see has a front pocket where normally the sporran would be.

    There is an old joke What do Scotsmen wear under their kilts? This does not tell us but it does tell us what they wore over them.
    Henry Gray & John Cran
    Henry Gray & John Cran
    Henry Gray
    Henry Gray
    Henry & Isabella Gray
    Henry & Isabella Gray
    Photo of my parents at Alex Faskens wedding in Huntly 1922 They used it as their own Wedding photo later same year saved on the expense I just made it on the right side of the blanket as they say
    Henry & Isabella Gray
    Henry & Isabella Gray
    Taken outside Baldyquash, Nr Insch
    Harthill Farm
    Harthill Farm
    L to R John Gray, Henry Gray, Robert Lawson Gray, Alexander McIntosh Gray, Mary Ellen Gray and Lucy Gray.

    The three men lying at the front were farm workers
    Henry Gray
    Henry Gray

    Headstones
    Henry Gray/Isabella Alexander
    Henry Gray/Isabella Alexander

    Histories
    Stranger than Fiction
    Stranger than Fiction
    Letter to Thomas Florence (I3542) Thanking for "Stranger Than Fiction" photo
    Stranger Than Fiction
    Stranger Than Fiction
    How the Florence connection was found

  • Notes 
    • Henry was born at Skirts of Foudland where his father farmed They later moved to Harthill of Oyne
      Each of the sons worked in turn on the family farm By all accounts the father was a harsh man and a slave driver As soon as they dared the sons left home to work else where and Henry followed the rule
      He served in the Gordon Highlanders in World War 1and was injured by shellfire on the way to the trenches on his first arrival
      He returned to farm work after the war
      At this time the horsemen took a great pride in the appearance of their animals spending considerable sums on harness decoration This carried over into their own appearance notably the narrow breeks,flat caps and "nicky tams" At ploughing matches or on the road with their carts they could be seen in full rig Winter evenings were spent in the stables fettling harness seated on the corn kists singing the ballads that became known as corn kisters
      When he married his wife lamented the folly of spending so much of his hard earned pay on such fripperies
      While working at West Fingask he was taken ill and rushed to hospital in Aberdeen In his head a blood vessel had ruptured exerting pressure on the brain and causing permanent damage leaving him paralysed down his left side Thus disabled he was unable to hold full time employment.
      However this misfortune brought out everything that was best in him With time he greatly over came his handicap increasing his mobility and teaching himself to cope He bought an old tricycle, learnt to ride it and thus mounted became a familiar sight in the district with his gardening tools strapped to the crossbar
      He died of a recurrence at the comparatively early age of 49, a day or two short of his birthday
      Cause of death was given as Intracranial Tumours and Hypostatic Pneumonia