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Joseph Bray

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1823 Born in Bradford, son of James Bray and his wife Elizabeth.

1851 Joseph Bray left the Partnership of Bray, Waddington, and Co., Engineers and Ironfounders, at New Dock Works, in Leeds, on his then going to reside in India[1]

Railway contractor in India, building the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, connecting Bombay with Madras.

1852-7 Three of the 4 children born in this period were born in India[2]

1860 Birth of daughter Theresa in Havering[3]

1861 Joseph Bray 38, railway contractor, lived in Romford with Mary Bray 34 James R Bray 11, Mary E Bray 10, Josephine M Bray 9, Edith Bray 7, Norman A Bray 6, Gertrude Bray 4, Claude A Bray 2, Theresa Bray 9 months[4]

1865 Married Anne Young Bennie, in Paris[5]

1871 Joseph Bray 48, gentleman, living in Brompton, London, with Anne Y Bray 41, Mary E Bray 20, Josephine M Bray 19, Claude A Bray 12, and his brother in law Archibald Bennie 33[6]

1874 Marriages of his daughters Mary and Edith.

1879 Marriage of his son, Norman.

1882 Marriage of his daughter, Gertrude

1887 Joseph Bray (born 1822) died in Havering, Essex.[7]

1890 Marriage of his son, Claude, by which time Joseph had died[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 22335 published on the 9 December 1859. Page 22 of 38
  2. 1861 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1861 census
  5. Belfast Newsletter 28 Aug 1865
  6. 1871 census
  7. Parish records
  8. Parish register