BRAY ONE NAME STUDY. BRAY FAMILIES OF AUSTRALIA AND THE UK

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William Bray1,2

M, #1701, b. before 1804

Family: Mary Reynolds (b. before 1806)

SonJoseph Bray+ (b. about 1824)

Biography

William Bray was born before 1804 in Eng.2,1 He and Mary Reynolds were married before 1824 in Eng.1
William Bray had reference number CON.
Last Edited23 June 2009

Citations

  1. [S220] Letter from Bronwyn Clarke, Author E-mail: email address
  2. [S62] Index of Assisted Immigrants to Sydney 1860 - 1879

Mary Ann Curnow1,2

F, #1702, b. 1830, d. 1909

Parents

FatherThomas Curnow (b. before 1805)
MotherJohanna Johns (b. before 1807)

Family: John Bray (b. before 1835)

SonJames Bray (b. about 1855, d. 1928)
DaughterMary Ann Bray (b. 1857, d. 1879)

Biography

Mary Ann Curnow was born in 1830 in Cornwall, Eng.1,2 She and John Bray were married before 1855 in Eng.2 She died in 1909, at age ~79, in Creswick, Vic, Aust.2
Mary Ann Curnow was also known as Mary Ann Bray.2 She had reference number CON, NSW. She was a Dressmaker. in Cornwall, Eng, in 1875.1 She immigrated to Sydney, NSW, Aust, on 22 October 1875 She migrated on the ship Samuel Plimsol with her daughter.1
Last Edited20 July 2016

Citations

  1. [S62] Index of Assisted Immigrants to Sydney 1860 - 1879
  2. [S146] Victorian Birth Death and Marriage Index

Harriet E Persse1

F, #1703, b. before 1871, d. 1911

Parents

FatherJohn Persse (b. before 1851)
MotherElizabeth (b. before 1853)

Biography

Harriet E Persse was born before 1871.1 She and Seth Lewin Bray were married in 1889 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1 She died in 1911 in St Leonards, NSW, Aust.1
Harriet E Persse was also known as Harriet E Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited5 May 2005

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Thomas James Bray1

M, #1704, b. 24 September 1865, d. 1893

Parents

FatherWilliam Bray (b. about 1820, d. 27 October 1881)
MotherElizabeth Mayne (b. December 1832, d. 20 March 1902)

Family: Catherine Cook (b. 1 January 1864, d. 25 October 1948)

SonWalter William Bray (b. 28 March 1890, d. 28 December 1971)
SonNorman Thomas Bray+ (b. 22 September 1891, d. 29 August 1956)

Biography

Thomas James Bray was born on 24 September 1865 in Buninyong, Vic, Aust.1,2,3 He and Catherine Cook were married on 23 January 1889 in Albury, NSW, Aust.1,2 He died in 1893, at age ~28, in Ryde, NSW, Aust.1,2
Thomas James Bray had reference number VIC, NSW. He was a Took over the lisence of the Criterion Hotel. in Albury, NSW, Aust, after 1886.2
Last Edited2 January 2017

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S297] Letter from Linda Brealey, Author E-mail: email address
  3. [S146] Victorian Birth Death and Marriage Index

Catherine Cook1

F, #1705, b. 1 January 1864, d. 25 October 1948

Parents

FatherHenry Cook (b. about 1819, d. 1886)
MotherMary Wilkinson (b. about 1835, d. 1900)

Family: Thomas James Bray (b. 24 September 1865, d. 1893)

SonWalter William Bray (b. 28 March 1890, d. 28 December 1971)
SonNorman Thomas Bray+ (b. 22 September 1891, d. 29 August 1956)

Biography

Catherine Cook was born on 1 January 1864 in Chiltern, Vic, Aust.1,2 She and Thomas James Bray were married on 23 January 1889 in Albury, NSW, Aust.1,2 She died on 25 October 1948, at age 84, in Bridge Road, Forest Lodge, NSW, Aust, Death Index gives fathers name as William.3,1,2
Catherine Cook was also known as Catherine Bray.1 She was also known as Kathleen Cook.1 She had reference number NSW. This is the name given for the death of her son Walter.
Last Edited4 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S297] Letter from Linda Brealey, Author E-mail: email address
  3. [S302] Letter from Dorcas Aunger, Author E-mail: email address, Dorcas has provided very detailed source information to back her data. However for simplicities sake and the fact that her data is now a secondary source, I will just quote her letter for all her data.

Justin Valentine Bray1,2

M, #1706, b. about 1862, d. 9 September 1904

Family: Alice White (b. before 1872)

SonJustin V Bray (b. 1891)
SonCharles Wynwood Bray (b. 1892, d. 3 August 1919)
SonOliver C Bray (b. 1893)
SonPercy L Bray (b. 1902)

Biography

Justin Valentine Bray was born about 1862.1 He and Alice White were married in 1890 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1 He died on 9 September 1904 in Killara, NSW, Aust, Buried Gore Hill Cemetery St Leonards, Sect CE. O plot 140.1,2,3
Justin Valentine Bray had reference number NSW. He was a Civil Servant. in NSW, Aust, in 1904.3
Last Edited1 September 2013

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S182] NSW Probate Index
  3. [S358] Gore Hill Cemetery Transcripts

Alice White1

F, #1707, b. before 1872

Family: Justin Valentine Bray (b. about 1862, d. 9 September 1904)

SonJustin V Bray (b. 1891)
SonCharles Wynwood Bray (b. 1892, d. 3 August 1919)
SonOliver C Bray (b. 1893)
SonPercy L Bray (b. 1902)

Biography

Alice White was born before 1872.1 She and Justin Valentine Bray were married in 1890 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1
Alice White was also known as Alice Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited11 February 2004

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Elizabeth Jones1

F, #1708, b. before 1872

Family: William Bray (b. 1865, d. 26 November 1923)

SonJohn Bray (b. about 1889, d. 1889)
SonGordon Daniel Bray (b. 1891, d. 1 October 1918)
DaughterAlice G Bray (b. 1893)
DaughterRuth Bray (b. 1896)
DaughterIla M Bray (b. 1899)
SonJohn Henry David Bray (b. 1901, d. 1954)

Biography

Elizabeth Jones was born before 1872.1 She and William Bray were married in 1890 in Forbes, NSW, Aust.1
Elizabeth Jones was also known as Elizabeth Bray.1 She had reference number NSW. She resided in Fitzgeralds Bridge Rd, Forbes, NSW, Aust, in 1918.2
Last Edited19 August 2020 21:05:00

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S186] War Memorial Roll of Honour

Mary Elizabeth Bryant1,2

F, #1709, b. 31 December 1867, d. 29 July 1931

Parents

FatherThomas F Bryant (b. before 1847)
MotherMary E (b. before 1849)

Family: James Richard Bray (b. 12 January 1868, d. 3 July 1932)

SonAlfred R Bray (b. 1890, d. 1890)
DaughterMary E Bray (b. 1891)
SonEdward Francis Bray+ (b. 1892, d. 16 November 1953)
DaughterAnn G Bray+ (b. 1895, d. 16 September 1973)
DaughterEva F Bray (b. 1898, d. 13 May 1980)
SonJames Owen Bray+ (b. 23 May 1899, d. 19 February 1977)
SonClarence Thomas Bray+ (b. 1904, d. 18 August 1977)
SonCecil Charles Bray (b. 1905, d. 25 January 1954)
SonLeslie W Bray (b. 1910)

Biography

Mary Elizabeth Bryant was born on 31 December 1867 in NSW, Aust.1,2,3 She and James Richard Bray were married in 1890 in Parramatta, NSW, Aust.1,2,3 She died on 29 July 1931, at age 63, in Rockdale, NSW, Aust.2,1,4,3 She was buried after 29 July 1931 in Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe, NSW, Aust, Old Church of England S3, R48, G3030,3031.2
Mary Elizabeth Bryant was also known as Mary Elizabeth Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited4 August 2015

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S80] Rookwood Cemetery Transcripts, Society of Genealogists
  3. [S202] Letter from Deborah Doolan, Author Address: PO Box 315 Panania NSW 2213, Author E-mail: email address
  4. [S182] NSW Probate Index

Benet Alan Bray1,2

M, #1710, b. 1862, d. 18 November 1913

Parents

FatherJohn Charles Bray (b. 1834)
MotherJane Elizabeth Cousin (b. 1833, d. 1902)

Family: Matilda Eleanor Strahle (b. 1861, d. 20 July 1934)

DaughterMabel Irene Cousin Bray (b. 1892, d. 1958)
DaughterMyrtle E Bray (b. 1894)
SonJohn Charles Bray+ (b. 1899, d. 24 September 1984)

Biography

Benet Alan Bray was born in 1862.1,2 He and Matilda Eleanor Strahle were married in 1890 in Waverley, NSW, Aust.1 He died on 18 November 1913, at age ~51, in Wallendbeen, Cootamundra, NSW, Aust.1,3
Benet Alan Bray had reference number NSW.
Last Edited31 March 2008

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S195] Letter from Alan Bray, Author E-mail: email address
  3. [S182] NSW Probate Index

Matilda Eleanor Strahle1,2

F, #1711, b. 1861, d. 20 July 1934

Parents

FatherDavid Strahle (b. before 1841)
MotherSelina (b. before 1843)

Family: Benet Alan Bray (b. 1862, d. 18 November 1913)

DaughterMabel Irene Cousin Bray (b. 1892, d. 1958)
DaughterMyrtle E Bray (b. 1894)
SonJohn Charles Bray+ (b. 1899, d. 24 September 1984)

Biography

Matilda Eleanor Strahle was born in 1861 in Armidale, NSW, Aust, Headstone gives birth as Sep 1863 but this is wrong as birth registered in 1861.1,3,2 She and Benet Alan Bray were married in 1890 in Waverley, NSW, Aust.1 She died on 20 July 1934, at age ~73, in Gulgong, NSW, Aust, Buried Cassilis Cemetery.1,4,2
Matilda Eleanor Strahle was also known as Matilda Eleanor Bray.1 She had reference number NSW. She resided in Cassilis, NSW, Aust, in 1934.4,3
Last Edited8 September 2012

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S332] Australian Cemeteries Index, Page: http://austcemindex.com/inscriptions.php
  3. [S195] Letter from Alan Bray, Author E-mail: email address
  4. [S182] NSW Probate Index

Thomas Bray1,2

M, #1712, b. 1868, d. 3 January 1912
ReferencesJoseph Bray

Parents

FatherJohn Bray (b. 1826, d. 2 February 1894)
MotherMary Varcoe (b. 1831, d. 30 January 1887)

Family: Elizabeth Annie Kirby (b. about 1868, d. 11 September 1949)

DaughterEllen A Bray (b. 1892)
SonThomas Walter Bray (b. 1893, d. 31 August 1918)
SonKeith Arthur Bray+ (b. 1896, d. 7 March 1958)

Biography

Thomas Bray was born in 1868 in St Dennis, Cornwall, Eng.1,2,3 He and Elizabeth Annie Kirby were married in 1891 in Balmain, NSW, Aust.1,2 He died on 3 January 1912, at age ~44, in Parramatta, NSW, Aust.2,1,4 He was buried after 3 January 1912 in Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe, NSW, Aust, Anglican S5, R26, G2984.2
Thomas Bray had reference number NSW. He was baptised on 11 October 1868.3 He immigrated to Sydney, NSW, Aust, on 9 January 1880 on the ship Northampton with his family.5
Last Edited6 April 2015

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S80] Rookwood Cemetery Transcripts, Society of Genealogists
  3. [S162] Letter from Val Bray, Author Address: 1 Vicki Pl Victoria Pt Qld 4165, Author E-mail: email address
  4. [S182] NSW Probate Index
  5. [S73] Index of Assisted Immigrants to Sydney 1880 - 1896

Elizabeth Annie Kirby1,2

F, #1713, b. about 1868, d. 11 September 1949

Parents

FatherThomas Kirby (b. before 1848)
MotherAnnie (b. before 1850)

Family: Thomas Bray (b. 1868, d. 3 January 1912)

DaughterEllen A Bray (b. 1892)
SonThomas Walter Bray (b. 1893, d. 31 August 1918)
SonKeith Arthur Bray+ (b. 1896, d. 7 March 1958)

Biography

Elizabeth Annie Kirby was born about 1868.1,2 She and Thomas Bray were married in 1891 in Balmain, NSW, Aust.1,2 She died on 11 September 1949 in Parramatta, NSW, Aust.2,1 She was buried after 11 September 1949 in Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe, NSW, Aust, Anglican S5, R26, G2984.2
Elizabeth Annie Kirby was also known as Elizabeth Annie Bray.1 She had reference number NSW. She resided in Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta, NSW, Aust, in 1918.3
Last Edited24 February 2008

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S80] Rookwood Cemetery Transcripts, Society of Genealogists
  3. [S186] War Memorial Roll of Honour

Sarah Brewer Williams1

F, #1714, b. 1872, d. 2 January 1947

Parents

FatherAlbert Williams (b. before 1854)
MotherEllen (b. before 1856)

Family: Thomas Alfred Inglis Bray (b. 1870, d. 27 June 1950)

DaughterLaura Effie Landeryou Braye (b. 1893, d. 1 December 1966)
DaughterHelen Margaret Inglis Braye (b. 1894, d. after 1990)
DaughterJanet M Braye (b. 1896)
DaughterDorothy Brewer Braye (b. 17 May 1900, d. 16 September 1978)
SonAlfred Stanley Inglis Braye+ (b. 1903, d. 21 June 1987)
DaughterEdith Kathleen B Braye (b. 1904, d. 1989)
SonThomas Brewer Braye (b. 18 October 1908, d. 23 October 1908)
SonRobert Alan Ross Braye+ (b. 1917, d. 26 December 1941)

Biography

Sarah Brewer Williams was born in 1872 in Tarro, NSW, Aust.1,2,3 She and Thomas Alfred Inglis Bray were married in 1892 in Morpeth, NSW, Aust.1 She died on 2 January 1947, at age ~75, in Wallsend, NSW, Aust.1,3
Sarah Brewer Williams was also known as Sarah Brewer Braye.1 She had reference number NSW. She resided in Awaba House, Braye Point, Teralba, NSW, Aust, after 1913 The second Awaba House was built in 1887 by William Quigley's brother Daniel, and his “Californian Redwood Residence” was occupied by this family until Thomas Braye, a Newcastle solicitor, obtained a mortgage over the fifteen acres of ground on which it stood, in 1913. The Braye family lived in the house until it was demolished in 1927 to make way for an even grander residence.

The third Awaba House was built in that year, to an elegant design by Edwin Sara, a noted Newcastle architect, and was the Braye family’s home until the Hospitals Commission of N.S.W. resumed the site in 1958. However, no hospital was built, and after many tenants and periods of neglect, Lake Macquarie City Council purchased the site in 1993. Awaba House operated as Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery from 1996 to the end of the year 2000. The house, with its elaborate roof, leadlight and portico, “art-deco” interior (and resident ghosts), has survived the years with relatively little damage.2
Last Edited3 September 2020 22:44:00

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S217] Letter from John Cragg, Author E-mail: email address
  3. [S281] Letter from Rhonda Macrae, Author E-mail: email address

John Bray1,2

M, #1715, b. 9 May 1862, d. 5 December 1936

Parents

FatherSeth Lewin Bray (b. 1832, d. 12 January 1907)
MotherJane Moore (b. 25 January 1831, d. 9 December 1880)

Family: Mary A Googe (b. before 1874, d. 1898)

DaughterClara A S J Bray (b. 1893)
DaughterFlorence A Bray+ (b. 1895)
SonGeorge Edward Bray+ (b. 1897, d. 1982)

Biography

John Bray was born on 9 May 1862 in Wybong Creek, Scone, NSW, Aust.1,2 He and Mary A Googe were married in 1892 in Muswellbrook, NSW, Aust.1 He died on 5 December 1936, at age 74, in Muswellbrook, NSW, Aust.1,3
John Bray had reference number NSW. He was a Farmer in NSW, Aust, in 1936.3
Last Edited13 August 2021 22:20:00

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S481] Letter, Laura Bray
  3. [S182] NSW Probate Index

Mary A Googe1

F, #1716, b. before 1874, d. 1898

Parents

FatherJames Googe (b. before 1854)
MotherCatherine (b. before 1856)

Family: John Bray (b. 9 May 1862, d. 5 December 1936)

DaughterClara A S J Bray (b. 1893)
DaughterFlorence A Bray+ (b. 1895)
SonGeorge Edward Bray+ (b. 1897, d. 1982)

Biography

Mary A Googe was born before 1874.1 She and John Bray were married in 1892 in Muswellbrook, NSW, Aust.1 She died in 1898 in Muswellbrook, NSW, Aust.1
Mary A Googe was also known as Mary A Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited22 March 2014

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Charles Edward Bray1,2

M, #1717, b. about 1866, d. before 1934

Family: Annie Darcy (b. before 1874, d. 28 July 1934)

SonCharles Edward Bray (b. January 1893, d. 6 August 1898)
SonThomas Bray (b. June 1894, d. 5 December 1894)
DaughterMary Edith Bray (b. 1898)

Biography

Charles Edward Bray was born about 1866 in Worcester, Eng.1,2 He and Annie Darcy were married in 1892 in Nyngan, NSW, Aust.1 He died before 1934.3
Charles Edward Bray had reference number NSW.
Last Edited26 July 2015

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S303] Letter from Andrew Bray, Author E-mail: email address
  3. [S182] NSW Probate Index

Annie Darcy1

F, #1718, b. before 1874, d. 28 July 1934

Parents

FatherThomas (b. before 1854)
MotherCatherine (b. before 1856)

Family: Charles Edward Bray (b. about 1866, d. before 1934)

SonCharles Edward Bray (b. January 1893, d. 6 August 1898)
SonThomas Bray (b. June 1894, d. 5 December 1894)
DaughterMary Edith Bray (b. 1898)

Biography

Annie Darcy was born before 1874.1 She and Charles Edward Bray were married in 1892 in Nyngan, NSW, Aust.1 She died on 28 July 1934 in Redfern, NSW, Aust.1,2
Annie Darcy was also known as Annie Bray.1 She had reference number NSW. She resided in Nyngan, NSW, Aust, in 1934.2
Last Edited5 September 2020 17:06:00

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S182] NSW Probate Index

William Henry Bray1

M, #1719, b. 1865, d. 1939

Parents

FatherJoseph Bray (b. 1835, d. 21 November 1871)
MotherSarah Wilmot (b. before 1846, d. 1935)

Family: Sarah McKnight (b. before 1874)

DaughterEdith F Bray (b. 1892)
DaughterBeatrice E Bray (b. 1897)
DaughterBessie Bray (b. 1901, d. 1966)

Biography

William Henry Bray was born in 1865 in Paddington, NSW, Aust.1 He and Sarah McKnight were married in 1892 in Stockton, NSW, Aust.1 He died in 1939, at age ~74, in West Maitland, NSW, Aust.1
William Henry Bray had reference number NSW.
Last Edited12 February 2007

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Sarah McKnight1

F, #1720, b. before 1874

Family: William Henry Bray (b. 1865, d. 1939)

DaughterEdith F Bray (b. 1892)
DaughterBeatrice E Bray (b. 1897)
DaughterBessie Bray (b. 1901, d. 1966)

Biography

Sarah McKnight was born before 1874.1 She and William Henry Bray were married in 1892 in Stockton, NSW, Aust.1
Sarah McKnight was also known as Sarah Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited27 March 2004

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

John F Bray1

M, #1721, b. before 1873, d. 1900

Parents

FatherPhilip J Bray (b. before 1853)
MotherSarah (b. before 1855)

Biography

John F Bray was born before 1873.1 He and Florence B Carter were married in 1893 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1 He died in 1900 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1
John F Bray had reference number NSW.
Last Edited23 October 2004

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Florence B Carter1

F, #1722, b. before 1875

Biography

Florence B Carter was born before 1875.1 She and John F Bray were married in 1893 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1 She and Frederick J Graham were married in 1905 in Redfern, NSW, Aust.1
Florence B Carter was also known as Florence B Bray.1 She was also known as Florence B Graham.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited31 March 2007

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Margaret Mary Kerr1,2

F, #1723, b. about 1866, d. 2 October 1928

Parents

FatherCharles Kerr (b. before 1846)
MotherAnnie M (b. before 1848)

Family: Richard John Bray (b. 1864, d. 12 May 1933)

SonThomas P Bray (b. 1894, d. 1894)
DaughterEva Johanna Bray (b. 1895, d. 19 April 1972)
SonWilliam Melville Bray (b. 1896, d. 1 August 1966)
SonDaniel O'Rourke Bray (b. 1898, d. 1959)
SonCharles Edward Bray (b. 1900, d. 18 July 1989)
SonAlbert John Bray (b. 1903, d. 21 December 1981)

Biography

Margaret Mary Kerr was born about 1866.1,2 She and Richard John Bray were married in 1893 in Eden, NSW, Aust.1,2 She died on 2 October 1928 in Chatswood, NSW, Aust.2,1 She was buried after 2 October 1928 in Northern Suburbs Cemetery, North Ryde, NSW, Aust, grave sF, r 7, g 68.2
Margaret Mary Kerr was also known as Margaret Mary Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited7 November 2006

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  2. [S81] Northern Suburbs Cemetery Transcripts

Eliza Lillington1

F, #1724, b. before 1876

Biography

Eliza Lillington was born before 1876.1 She and Henry Bray were married in 1894 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1
Eliza Lillington was also known as Eliza Bray.1 She had reference number NSW.
Last Edited11 February 2004

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes

Henry Bray1

M, #1725, b. before 1874

Family: Mary Gleeson (b. before 1876)

SonRichard Henry Bray (b. 1898, d. 4 July 1971)

Biography

Henry Bray was born before 1874.1 He and Mary Gleeson were married in 1894 in Sydney, NSW, Aust.1
Henry Bray had reference number NSW.
Last Edited11 February 2004

Citations

  1. [S22] NSW Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes