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1823 Born in Bradford, son of James Bray and his wife Elizabeth.
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
1860 Birth of daughter Theresa in Havering
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
1865 Married Anne Young Bennie, in Paris
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
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.
1890 Marriage of his son, Claude, by which time Joseph had died