chantillyangel has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2007. is researching the following names: BRAY, OATEN, BENNETT.
I'm also looking for Brays from Cornwell.
Born: 1829 Cornwall, England
Died: 26 Sep 1888 Sandhurst, Vic, Australia
She married Henry James Harper.
Her parents were:
James Trewartha Bray Born: 17 Aug 1796 Kea, Cornwall, England
Died: 25 May 1868
Mother Johanna (no further details).
William Bray and Anne Trewartha.
Love to hear if you have any further details.
I do have a johanna webb who married john bray I nicknamed him senior as there are a few johns in the line lived a a town called baldhu kea . There may be a connection actually reading info now so as soon as i find out more i will let you know kind regards mich
I've just started researching the BRAY family on behalf of a distant LARNEY connection via my CANTWELLs.
Interesting website below at RootsWeb ... huge family tree on Brays of North Molton, Devon, England.
The National Archives of Australia has 1,408 records for BRAY.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 611 records for BRAY, 44 being Aussies.
STate Records NSW click on THE STATE ARCHIVES, click on KEYNAME SEARCH, type in BRAY, click on SUBMIT. So many records here it is unbelievable - immigration, certs of Freedom, pardons, gaol photos, police registers, insolvents, etc.
Another good site...
The Bray Family "...A Family Tree of many generations spreading from Cornwall, Scotland, England and Ireland to Australia..."
Looks like I might have had incorrect info in my post. Other options for Ellens' parents are:
William BRAY b. 17 Aug 1796 - Helston, Cornwall
Ann BARRETT/BARRATT b. 1786 - Gwennap, Cornwall, England
Ambrose BRAY (c.1806-c.181846) married Grace (c.1800-1886)
Ann (c.1830-1889) married Henry Crowgey, died in Australia
Is ther any connection
Hello, My name is Ramana Braye our last name was changed from Bray to Braye by my great grandfather who was tired of having his mail sent to his cousin who was also named Thomas Alfred Bray. lol
My great great grandparents left Gwennap, Cornwell, England to come to Waratah, Newcastle NSW Australia. Their names were Thomas Bray b.1822 and Sarah Ann Bray whose maiden name was Langeryou, b.1825.
I think your family emigrated when the tin market dried up in Cornwall. I have Tippetts who emigrated for work, as I'm sure the Brays had to - may be worthwhile researching the reason they left Cornwall. Can you get to 'professions'?
Let me know if this has been of some use - have more about the mines and miners... (and pasties!)
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