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William Bray

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William Bray (c1813- ) of Bray's Traction Engine Co

Ship's engineer

Born the son of George Bray, a Mariner.

1832 Married(1) in Lambeth to Harriet Pudney

Had son William Bray, Junior, who was driving traction engines in 1860.[1]

1859 August 13th. Married(2) at Lambeth to Sarah Ann Wingell

1861 Living at Abinger Road, 2 South Side, Deptford: William Bray (age 48 born Deptford), Engine Fitter. With his wife Sarah Bray (age 38 born Northampton) and their five children; Harriott Bray (age 26 born Poplar); Maria Bray (age 17 born Dover); Alfred Bray (age 12 born Folkestone); William Bray (age 7 born Northamptonshire); and Fredrick Bray (age 10 months born Deptford). Also his grand-children Stephen Bray (age 6 born Lewisham) and Harriott Bray (age 5 born Folkestone).[2]

c1867 Went to work in St. Petersburg

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Journal - Monday 13 February 1860
  2. 1861 Census