12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Campden Polling District: Parish of Cowhoneybourne: Abode: Pebworth: William Gray (duplicate). Parish of Pebworth: Abode: Pebworth: William Gray (duplicate). Parish of Welford: Abode: Cleeve Prior: Henry Gray
27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers: Hamlet of Barton St Mary: James Gray, house, Cambridge Street
7 April 1879: Deserter from Her Majesty’s Service: A reward of from 5s to 20s is offered for the apprehension of Thomas Gray, [Reg. No:] 2078, 2nd Dragoon Guards; [born:] Slough, Buckinghamshire; [trade] labourer; [age] 23⅔; [size:] 5[ft] 7¾[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] grey; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 17 March 1879 [at] Dublin; [marks & remarks: blank]
25 March 1880: Bill of sale by William Robinson, Huttoft, Lincolnshire, builder, in favour of Frederic J. Gray
25 March 1880: Holder: Lindsay & Scott, glaziers, Overgabe, Dundee. Acceptor or Promiser: George Gray, joiner, 6 Raglan Street, Dundee
28 August 1891: Ferrets: For sale: Several full grown young ferrets, exceptionally clean and healthy, 3/6 each, 6-/- pair. T. Gray, Abbotstone, Alresford, Hants.
8 February 1908: St Augustine’s Petty Sessions: Saturday – Saturday – Herne: Frederick George Gray, the licensee of the Lower Red Lion, Herne, was summoned with selling drink to one Frederick Cox, while in a drunken condition on January 24. – Mr R. M. Mercer represented the defendant, who pleaded ‘Not Guilty’. – P. C. Barham stated that on the 24th of last month he was on duty in Herne Street about 9 p.m., when he saw a man named Fred Cox come from the direction of Herne Common. When passing witness in Herne Street witness noticed he was the worse for drink. Witness allowed him to go on as he was quiet, but when he came to the Lower Red Lion he entered. Witness then went after him and followed him inside, when he heard prisoner calling for two-penny worth of whiskey. He did not see Cox served, and Cox went through into the tap room as soon as he saw witness enter the house. Witness followed him into the tap room where he saw the landlord and a number of others, and he drew the landlord’s attention to Cox and told him not to serve him as the man had had enough to drink. Witness then left the house and stayed in the street until 10 p.m. when he saw a number of men leave the house. About 10.5 p.m. Cox came staggering through the doorway carrying two quart bottles of ale. He started going up the street and had not gone far before he commenced using bad language. Witness went after him, and caught him up about eighty yards from the public-house. He took Cox into custody for being drunk and disorderly. Cox stood the two bottles down in the street and became very violent. Witness closed with him, and they both fell to the ground. . He subsequently got Cox to Herne Bay and he was brought before the magistrates the next day. On Sunday evening, the 26th, at 7.30 p.m., he went with Sergeant Thomas to see Gray and told him Cox had made a statement to him, and he read the statement to him. It was made by Cox on the way to the Canterbury Police Court. Cox said “I am sorry. I know I had too much to drink. I was not served with any whisky, but I said to the landlord ‘As I cannot have any drink myself give that man a pint (meaning Carswell), whom I treated. I only had two bottles of ale to take home.” In reply to this Mr Gray said “I served Cox with two bottles of beer to take home for supper. He did not treat anyone or have any drink in my house.” – Sergeant Thomas corroborated as to the interview with Gray – Mr Mercer said he only wished to make one observation before calling his evidence, which he thought would conclusively prove the defendant’s innocence, and that was to ask their Worships to disabuse their minds entirely of the fact that Cox pleaded ‘Guilty’ to being drunk and disorderly. When he appeared before the Magistrates Cox was wishing to join his ship, which sailed almost at once, and had he asked for adjournment to establish his innocence of the charge he must have lost his ship and voyage. Therefore he pleaded guilty to avoid the inconvenience of delay – Defendant in the witness box stated that he had been the licensee of the house in question for twelve months. Cox came into his house on the night in question about five minutes to ten. Witness was in the tap-room with eight or ten customers. Cox was well-known to him, and had been bred and born in Herne Street. They said “Good evening” to each other, Carswell offering Cox his glass of beer. The constable entered the house and said “Don’t give that man a drink; he has had enough.” Cox turned to P.C. Barham and said “I am not drunk,” and he appealed to those present, who said that if Cox was drunk they were all drunk. The constable then went out and round to the back, where he saw witness’s wife and sister. The sister called witness through, and there he found Barham, who said “I should not have followed him in here only he has been insulting people up the street.” When the constable and the sargeant came on the subsequent date he told them Cox’s statement was incorrect in regard to Cox’s treating Carswell. – Emily Cobbett, licensee of the First and Last, said that on the evening in question Cox was at her house. He came in at 9.30 and asked for a quart of beer, with which she served him. He shared the drink with others, and was perfectly sober. – Several other witnesses were called, who stated that Cox was sober. The Chairman (Mr F. H. Wilbee), after the Bench had briefly consulted on the case, said: I should like to say that for any trouble or expense that the defendant has been put to in this case he has only himself to thank. It was entirely his own fault, and his conduct was very unwise. The majority of the Bench consider he is ‘Not Guilty’, however, and the case is dismissed.
6 November 1918: Burial of Farrall Gray, aged 11 months
11 September 1922: Death at Morpeth: Thomas Gillespie, aged 80 years: for more than a generation he had been a regular worshipper at St Mary’s and St James’s. Until recently he generally attended both the morning and evening services, and in this way he set an example which the younger generation of our church people would do well to follow. When Canon the Honorable Francis Gray passed away over 39 years ago, Mr Gillespie was Rector’s Warden. When I became Rector sixteen years ago he was a prominent member of the Gentlemen of the Four and Twenty, and took an active interest in all matters affecting the church.
April 1925: S.S.S. Cricket Club. A Jumble Sale is to be held on Saturday, April 4, and we appeal to all members and friends who may have any useful articles for which they have no further use to kindly inform the Secretaries, W. H. Hadfield, Registrar, A. Hodkinson, 47/49th Classes, F. Gray, 10th Division, 1st Class, who will arrange for their collection.
27 April 1928: Robert Gray baptised
July 1930: ‘When Miss Gray leaves the staff at the end of the Summer Term, her departure will leave a noticeable gap in the life of the school – a gap which will be felt almost as much by Old Scholars who, at Whitsuntide and other times, have enjoyed her hospitality as by those who are still at the school. An appreciation of her work at Bootham will be found elsewhere in this number.’
Fifty-second Annual Meeting of the O.Y.S.A.: Held in the John Bright Library, Bootham School, York, on Saturday, June 7th, 1930. Arthur Rowntree presided. George Pepler reminded the meeting that Miss Gray was shortly leaving the school, and that it was felt that all old scholars would wish to associate themselves in paying a tribute to her. They had had from her the greatest cordiality and kindness. She was going to live with her sister and was looking out for a home, and therefore it was a most appropriate time for old scholars who wished to show appreciation and thanks to Miss Gray to pay this tribute.
Donald Gray said they did not regard the old badge as having anything to do with the school now.
In giving the usual announcements which closed the meeting Donald Gray directed attention to a collecting box for contributions by present or past boys towards the cost of a swimming bath at Wanganui School, New Zealand, where Arthur Douglass was headmaster. Mrs Douglass had written and had mentioned that the excavation work for the swimming bath was being carried out by the boys and girls themselves.
Old Scholars’ Football Tour in Denmark. The party consisted of: B. A. Eyres, A. Whitaker, W. Seddon, K. Sumner, A. W. Edmundson, R. D. L. Moore, R. B. Gillett, H. J. Dyson, A. L. Wilson, P. B. Gibbs, G. Heyhoe and D. Gray:
[Donald Gray, headmaster:] “One of the most delightful times I have had this year was when I went with the Old Scholars’ football team to play some matches in Denmark. The arrangements were made by Mr Heyhoe, and we went in fear and trembling lest we should meet some really good class football sides. But Mr Heyhoe had picked three teams with extraordinary skill, with the first of whom we managed to draw in front of a large crowd. During this match we heard some transatlantic cheering for the English side. After the match was over, three Americans came in to congratulate the English team and we had a long talk with them. They showed the greatest interest in Bootham and The Mount. We understood afterwards from Mr Heyhoe that they were Mormon missionaries. (Laughter) We succeeded in winning our other two matches by comfortable margins and we had a splendid time which lasted only five days, but was full of excitement and energetic exercise.”
Officers of the O.Y.S.A., 1930-1931: Executive Committee: Head Master – Donald Gray
Scholarship Committee (with Dates of Retirement): Donald Gray
Centenary Bursary Award Committee: Donald Gray, Roger S. Darby, W. Bayldon Barber, Victor W. Alexander (Secretary)
Natural History Award Committee: Donald Gray, John A. Dell, J. Henry Fryer, Lawrence Richardson, Charles E. Hodgson, G. Michael Graham, Hugh Richardson, Wilfrid B. Alexander.
Report of the Joint Meeting of the O.Y.S.A. and M.O.S.A. held in the Dining Block, Cocoa Works, York, on Whit Monday evening, June 9th 1930. Arthur Rowntree presided, and the proceedings opened with the singing of Alma Mater, after which many telegrams and cablegrams from Old Scholars in different parts of the world were read by Miss E. L. Ramsay, of the M.O.S.A., and E. C. Bewley, of the O.Y.S.A. These included the following: – “Greetings from Dartmoor. Please make no inferences” – Oliver Gray
Donald Gray said he wanted to speak a few words about the Mount and to say something about Miss Williamson, because he felt personally the greatest happiness in his business dealings with her when Miss Waller was away on her enforced absence. “It was the greatest help to me,” he said, “to know that in Miss Waller’s absence we had such a loyal friend of the two schools in Miss Williamson.”
“Mr Alexander finished with us last term, and having closed his house, boarded at Mrs Gray‘s house for two nights while his luggage was in transit between York and Reading. On the last evening of his stay in York he was arrested for riding a bicycle without a lamp, but this glorious loyalty to Bootham, he gave his address at Leighton Park School, Reading.” (Laughter)
“This is the time to tell Old Scholars that we are happy in the choice of Miss Gray’s successor. She is a lady whom Mount Scholars will know as Dorothy Armitage – Mrs Tom Waller – and we are looking forward to her arrival with her three boys in York.”
Mentioning visits paid to the school by Old Boys during the year, Donald Gray said it was a peculiar pleasure to receive Old Boys who had not been for a long time. … Another visitor was the speaker’s uncle from Stirling, William Gray, who told him about his gardener from Aberdeen, who had to go home for a family funeral at Aberdeen and returned to Stirling with a bad cold, explaining that it was all right going to the funeral because he had got a lift in a taxi cab, but that it was awfully cold coming home on the top of the hearse. (Laughter)
July 1933: The Prefects’ Election: Foote, Paul, J. Gray and Tuckwell took office as a result of the election for School Prefects held last month. As vacancies occur, they will be filled by Currie, Bond, D. Smith, Allen, Thrift, Butcher and Felstead;
Premier Cricket: We have played six matches, of which we have won 2 and lost 4. We have beaten the Ensham and Vauxhall, and lost to the Reay, Loughboro’, Peckham and Walworth. Our successes were largely due to the excellent batting of Miller and the persistent bowling of Tuckwell, both topping the averages. Batting: Miller 51 runs 5 innings 10.2 average; Gray 20 runs 4 innings 5 average; Campbell 10 runs 2 innings 5 average; Currie 24 runs 5 innings 4.8 average. Bowling: Tuckwell has an average of 5.2 runs per wicket. Gray has an average of 6.6 runs per wicket. Three boys have been chosen to represent the West in the East v West match, namely Miller, Currie and Tuckwell. We hope that they will do well on the all-important day. The school this year has been represented by the following boys – Hunt, Johnson, Currie, Gray, Miller, Judd, Tuckwell, Finney, McGlashan, Littlefair, Allen, Paul, Mitchell, Buckley, Hay and Harbour.
July 1934: Cricket Club (Girls). Captain: G. Mawer. Vice-Captain: K. Shaw. Secretary: E. Smith. The team has been selected from the following: – G. Mawer, K. Shaw, E. Smith, V. Parkin, D. Powell, D. Gray, S. Thompson, L. Leafe, E. Kilner, E. Yorke, J. Denman, J. Chilten, C. Currie, M. Summerfield.
July 1935. ‘Autumn Joy’, a poem by Freye M. Gray
January 1936: Advertisement: E. M. Gray, wholesale and retail fishmonger, poultry and game. 31 Castle Street, Luton. Telephone 682. Noted house for hot fish and chips every evening from 6.30 to 10. Fresh fish from coast daily
December 1942: Valete. 4B. M. B. P. Gray; 3A. J. H. F. Gray.
7 September 1944: at St Sepulchre’s New Buildings, Church Lane, Sheep Street, Northampton, an evening concert given by the junior pupils of Muriel Bartle, assisted by Mattie Gibson, L.R.A.M., elecutionist. The performers were Margaret Welch, Rona Green, Gwendoline Cross, Daphne and Muriel Tarling, Eileen Osborne, Marilyn Gray, Peggy Probert, Shirley Letts, Brian Payne, Eileen Pyne, Margaret Coleman, Joan Pragnell, Sheila Walker, Christine Freeman, and Joan Gibbes. Chairman Mr W. B. Felce. Introductory remarks by the Reverend G. F. Turner, chairman of the local ‘Endeavour Pool’ committee (waifs and strays).
17 May 1945: Next Week’s Calls. Moss Empires: Sunderland Empire (R.11) – The Waldorf Trio, Scott and Foster, Billy Cotton and his Band, Eddie Julian and Eve, Gray, Austin and Worth, Jones and Thomas, Ken Swan and McGhee. (5.30 and 7.45). Stoll Theatres: London W.C.2 Stoll Theatre, Kingsway – Jack Hylton’s “Laugh, Town, Laugh!” Hal Monty, Eddie Gray, Freddy and Partner, Valerie Tandy, Syd and Max Harrison, Stephane Grappelly, &c. (2.30 and 6.30) Syndicate Halls. London, W.2. Metropolitan (R. 11) – Vera Lynn, Ten Wonder Kids, Lovelie, Gray and Bro, Billy Shakespeare, Vic Templar, Harry and Marjorie Ristori.
1951: Thurlby High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School: Primary Class, teacher Mr P. Brutnell: pupil Jennifer Gray, born 1945
2 June 1951: All four Arbroath Troops of the Boy Scouts will be under canvas during the St Thomas Holiday week, July 21-28. The arrangements are as follows:- 1st Arbroath Troop, under Assistant Commissioner W. B. Gray, at Woodhaugh, Glenesk; 2nd Arbroath Troop, under Scoutmaster J. Addison, at Fetteresso Forest, near Stonehaven; 3rd Arbroath Troop, under Scoutmaster H. Whitton, at Gilwell Park, Chingford, London; 4th Arbroath Troop, under Scoutmaster C. Robertson, at West Mygvie, Glenesk.
1953: Thurlby High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School: Primary Class: Jaqueline Gray.
15 April 1953: County court judgment against Albert Cyril Gray, 61 Causewayhead, Penzance
23 October 1953: Postcard to Mr & Mrs T. V. Gray, Ballantrae, Linton Road, Wetherby ‘Thursday evening. Our time grows short but we have had a lovely time & most fortunate with the weather. There is Autumn mist about but no fog or rain. – new macintishes not unpacked! Hope to be home about 9 pm Saturday.’
1954: Thurlby High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School: Junior Girls: Jennifer Gray (born 1945).
1955: Thurlby High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School: 2nd Class: Jennifer Gray
12 June 1956: Postcard to Miss S[?] Gray, Ballantrae, Linton Road, Wetherby ‘Save this card Grasmere Tuesday Got your Card this AM and got you the Book. We have been up to Seatoller and round bay where we had tea in Granger we shall not been over Honister this time. the weather today has been misty could not see the tops to well. see you Thursday Love from Mary.’
January 1957: Members of the Amateur Fencing Association: A. J. Gray; S. Gray
c1990: June Gray, 42 Kings Road, Birchington, Kent CT7 0DT [Died December 2009]; Paul & Trudie Simmonds, 24 Canterbury Close, North Yate, Bristol BS17 5TJ (Emily born 9 December 1987); Ivy & Al Seaton (D. A. Seaton), 119 Ingram Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8EH; June Gray 117 Ingram
25 March 2009: Stewards signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: David Gray, Maggie Gray, Michael Gray