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Henry GRAY

Male - Abt 1658

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  • Name Henry GRAY 
    Gender Male 
    Probate Oct 1658  Fairfield County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt Oct 1658  Fairfield County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Beers, Josephine W. Beers and Prindle, Paul W., "The Gray or Grey Family," The American Genealogist, Vol. 64 (July 1989), pp. 167:

      HENRY GRAY, son of William Gray of Harrow on the Hill, co. Middlesex, England, immigrated to New England. As shown above, sometime between 11 May 1639 and 18 Sept. 1640 Henry married LYDIA FROST, sister of Elizabeth, the wife of Henry's brother, John Gray. Henry Gray and his wife had on the latter date conveyed their Boston house in trust to Thomas Lechford, Henry terming himself "Henry Gray of Boston in New England taylor". . . .

      (2) Schenck, Elizabeth Hubbell, The History of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Vol. I, New York, NY: 1929, p. 374:

      HENRY GRAY 1 . . . settled, at Boston, where he had a house-lot granted 12. Feb. 1639. In an instrument executed 7. Sept. 1639, he is described as "now of Boston, hitherto citizen & merchant of London." [Lechford's manuscript Journal.] Soon after Sept. 1639, he m. Lydia d. of William Frost 1., & joined his father-in-law at F. in 1640, lived with him, & received the use of his homestead after his death, which was entailed to his son Jacob Gray. He appears to have been rather wild for a time, but soon settled down, & became a useful member of society. He, with John Green, became security for Thomas Newton, in his troubles at F. in 1648; & was fined 20s in 1650, for speaking hip mind to the Court. He afterwards became a deputy to the Gen. Ct. in 1656 & 57. from F. He was one of the Bankside planters & died in 1658. He probably had other children besides Jacob, which I do not find.

      (3) Banks, Charles Edward, Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650, Philadelphia, PA, Elijah Ellsworth Brownell, 1937, p. 110:


      Name of the Emigrant: GRAY, Henry
      English Parish Name: Hackney
      Ship's Name:
      New England Town: Fairfield, Connecticut
      Various Reference: N.E.G.R. 61/386

      (4) Mary Sibyl Gray May et al., A History of One Branch of the Fairfield, Connecticut, Gray Family, Middletown, CT: Godfrey Memorial Libary, 1953, p. 3:

      John Gray's name together with his brother Henry's is on a ship passenger list that was compiled by Banks, "Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English emigrants to New England 1620 - 1650", p. 110. The name of the ship is not given but their destination, Fairfield, Connecticut is, and also their residence previous to embarkation, Hackney Parish, Middlesex Co., England. The Grays had lands in Hackney and in Harrow- on-the-Hill. On the same list is the name of the brothers' father-in-law, of Nottingham, England, also bound for Fairfield, Connecticut, William Frost. Mr. Frost, a man of good family and of advanced years emigrated to New England it is thought to secure religious peace. He too was a Puritan. He came with all his family excepting a daughter, Mary Rylie who stayed in England. Henry Gray married Lydia Frost and John Gray married her sister Elizabeth Frost (Watson) widow of John Watson of Boston.

      (5) Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Two Volumes in Three [Reprint], Vol. I, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991, p. 232:

      Gray, Henry. Deputy for Fairfield, Apr. 1643, Oct. 1656, Feb. 1657.

      Of Fairfield by 1643.

      Married Lydia Frost, dau. of William, whose will 1645 named her, her husband, and children Jacob and Mary.

      Inv. Oct. 1658. Son Jacob chose John Cable for guardian, 1658.

      On 9 Dec. 1734, Isaac, David and Samuel Gray, Thomas Disbrow and Abigail his wife, John Nott and Martha his wife, and Sarah Jackson "'Widow Woman", all of Fairfield, and Christopher Sturges and wife Mary of Stamford, conveyed to Jacob Gray and Will Gray, Jr., of Fairfield, interest in land in West Parish laid out to said Jacob Gray, eldest son of Jacob Gray late of Fairfield, who was eldest son of Henry Gray one of the five Farmers of Maxamus.


      [i] Jacob.

      [ii] Mary.

      [iii] Henry, b. abt. 1645.

      [iv] Daughter, m. Samuel Godwin of Eastchester.
    Person ID I5505  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father William GRAY, Sr,   d. Bef 3 Feb 1648, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F25638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia FROST,   b. Bef 27 Dec 1618, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 11 May 1639 and 18 Sep 1640 
     1. Jacob GRAY,   d. 6 Mar 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Henry GRAY,   b. Abt 1653,   d. 21 Nov 1731, Westport, Fairfield County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary GRAY  [natural]
     4. --- GRAY  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 19:38:14 
    Family ID F2954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart