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Thomas Gray

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Angerton, Northumberland, England
Death: Died in James City, VA
Place of Burial: Surry, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Edward Gray, Sheriff of Northumberland and Catherine Lestrange
Husband of annis rebecca shetlon; Ruth Gray; Annis (Margaret) Valentine; Rebecca Gray and Mary Gray
Father of Jane(Jone) Hux; Thomas Gray; John Gray; Capt. Francis Gray, of Charles City and Capt. William Gray
Brother of Cecily Grey; Philip Grey; Catherine de Grey; Elizabeth Ellison; William Gray, Jr. and 1 other

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About Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray (c.1593-1658)

  • b.1593 England.
  • d.1658 James City, VA.
  • Issue:
    • 4 sons: William, Thomas, John and Francis Gray.

Virginia Colonist

  • from 1608: Jamestown, VA. colonist; age 15
    • Winthrop Fleet passenger
  • Ancient Planter at or before the time of Sir Thomas Dale” . 

Property

  • 18 Nov 1618: 550 acres James City Co.
  •  100 acres due as an “Ancient Planter” at or before time of Sir Thomas Dale (March 27, 1611). 
  • 50 acres for Annis (Annie) first wife;
  • 50 acres for Rebecca, his now wife
  • 350 for transportation of 2 sons, William Gray and Thomas Gray, and 5 servants – May 26, 1638.
  • patented land in Surry County: 1635, 1639 and 1642. 
  •   Gray’s Creek (opposite to Jamestown Island) named after him.

Sources

  • Genealogies of VA Families. pp 222, Boddies VHG p 109, HSF V 17 p 81 and SVF V 2 p 30-42.
    • b. shown by his deposition (3-7-1653):
      • * Stated age as 60 ... Testified that Daniel Hutton, dec, left all his estate to his wife Rebecca (surry Bk 1 p 41)

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Thomas Gray, Ancient Planter's Timeline

1595
May 4, 1595
Harwich, Essex, England
1608
1608

(according to Boddie in Virginia Historical Genealogies, p. 265. )

1611
March 29, 1611
London, England
1619
1619
Surry, Virginia
1625
1625
Surry, Virginia
1626
September 11, 1626
England
1627
1627
Surry, Virginia
1630
1630
Surry, Virginia
1635
August 27, 1635
Virginia, United States
1648
1648
James City, Virginia