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William Gray, of James City

Birthplace: James City, Virginia
Death: Died in Surry, Virginia
Place of Burial: Surry, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Gray, Ancient Planter and Mary Gray
Husband of Elizabeth Gray; Elizabeth Gray; Marton Burton and Maudlin Ingram
Father of Marjory Boulware (Gray); Abner Gray; Faith Ruffin; Elizabeth Andrews; William Gray, Jr. and 13 others
Half brother of Francis Grey; Jane Hux; Thomas Gray; John Gray and Capt. Francis Gray, of Charles City

Occupation: captain of a sailing vessel
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About Capt. William Gray

Children of THOMAS GRAY and MARY FOSTER are:

8.    vi.    WILLIAM5 GRAY, SR., CAPTAIN, b. Bet. 1648 - 1649, James City Co., Virginia; d. Bef. 18 Nov 1719, Surry Co., Virginia.

  • He signed a will on 3 Jun 1719 in Surry Co. Virginia. proved 11-18-1719 , surry co., va. left legacies to his sons, william, robert , joseph, ant thomas gray. to gilbert, his son and to dau mary gray, priscilla gray, and faith ruffin, andto his grandchildren Wm ANDREWS, elizabeth Edwards., wm. Gray, and William Ruffin.

He was married to Elizabeth JARRETT (daughter of Richard JARRETT and Margery) in 1673 in Surry Co. Virginia. surry co B 2 p 33 Elizabeth JARRETT was born about 1658 in Surry Co. Virginia. She died about 1714 in Surry Co. Virginia. guardian is robert castle of children. he may have md elizabeth as 2nd husband

Capt William GRAY and Elizabeth JARRETT had the following children:

  1. +19 i. William GRAY.
  2. 20 ii. John GRAY was born in 1679 in VA. He signed a will on 23 Jun 1708 in Surry Co. Virginia. probated 11-9-1708 He died before 9 Nov 1708 in Surry Co. Virginia. probated 11-9-1708
  3. 21 iii. Thomas GRAY was born about 1679 in VA. He died before 1719 in VA.
  4. +22 iv. Elizabeth GRAY.
  5. +23 v. Lucy GRAY.
  6. +24 vi. Faith GRAY.
  7. 25 vii. Mary GRAY was born in 1690 in Surry Co. Virginia.
  8. +26 viii. Priscilla GRAY.
  9. +27 ix. Gilbert GRAY.
  10. 28 x. Lydia GRAY was born about 1681 in VA.
  11. 29 xi. Joseph GRAY was born in Surry Co, Va.


  • The family tree gets rather confusing with him. Several sources listed his date of death as 6/16/1679. This would have meant that he died at the age of 18 and having fathered 10 children. His marriage date is listed as 1682, further leading me to conclude that the 1679 date is inaccurate. I found another source listed his date of death as 1719.
  • There is also some confusion as to whether he married Elizabeth Jarret of Mary Foster. Most sources list his wife as Elizabeth and I found another source listing Mary Foster as his mother. I'm wondering if someone got them confused.
  • Then there is the confusion as to whether his father is Francis Foster or Thomas Foster. Still researching that one. Okay, figured it out. Francis is his father, Thomas is his grandfather. Whew! Are we back to Europe yet?


William Gray ( m. Maudlin Ingram m. Elizabeth Unknown ) is the father of 6 children and the grandfather of 9 grandchildren.

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Capt. William Gray's Timeline

Harrow On Hill, Middlesex, , England
Surry, Virginia, USA
Lancaster County, VA, USA
Of Old Rappahannock Co, VA
December 1648
Essex County, Virginia, United States
James City, Virginia
Age 3
Of Old Rappahannock Co, VA
Age 11
Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Colony
Age 23
Surry, VA
Age 25
Surry, VA