Capt. Francis Gray, of Charles City

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Francis Gray, Sr.

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Southwark Parish, Surry, Virginia
Death: Died in Surry, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Gray, Ancient Planter and Annis Gray
Husband of Mary Gray and Grace Gray
Father of Susannah Busby; Elizabeth Nicholson; William F. Gray, Sr. and Mary Moreland
Brother of Jane Hux; Thomas Gray and John Gray
Half brother of Capt. William Gray

Occupation: Married: Nov 26, 1638
Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About Capt. Francis Gray, of Charles City

“Francis Grey (his name is frequently spelled Grey rather than Gray in the old records) was granted 750 acres in Charles City Co., Nov. 24, 1653 (Nugent, p. 231). “A Grace Singleton whom he claimed as one of his transportees in this grant was probably his wife, Grace. Capt. Francis Gray appears a number of times in the surviving Charles City Co. Order Book, 1655-66, and was a prominent man, being a Justice of the County and several times a Burgess.

In 1665, Mrs. Grace Gray appealed to the Charles City Co. Court about her husband’s (Capt. Francis Gray’s) treatment of her. According to her testimony, she had been married to Francis Gray for 24 years, had brought him a gooddower at the time, though he was poor, and had borne him six living children, names not given, of whom three were married in 1665.

Capt. Francis Gray does not appear in the scanty Charles City County records after 1666, and probably died before 1677, the next records extant. Two of his and Grace Gray’s children are known and two other are very probable. On April 3, 1663, Capt. Francis Gray of Martin’s Brandon, Gent., leased 100 acres to Thomas Mudgett for 21 years, and “ifThomas has issue by his wife, daughter of Capt. Francis Gray,” the land is to becomeMudgett’s (O. B. 1655-66, p. 381). “The daughter was probably Ann Mudgett or Muggett, widow of Thomas. On Aug.3, 1664, Capt. Francis Gray and Mrs. Grace Gray testified in regard to the property ofShelby Sparrow, decd.”(Historical Southern Families, vol. XVII, Boddie, pp. 100-102)


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Capt. Francis Gray, of Charles City's Timeline

Surry, Virginia
Age 12
Surry, Surry County, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Surry, Virginia
Age 31
Surry, Virginia, USA
June 13, 1679
Age 49
Surry, VA
Age 49
Surry, Virginia