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4. James2 GRAY (Alexander1) (#549) was born Montcoffer, KingEdward parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland before 26 July 1793.

He married Ann CHALMERS Coldhome, Alvah parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 4 June 1818. (Ann CHALMERS is #314.) Ann was born Muiryhill, Alvah parish, Banffshire, Scotland 29 June 1794. Ann was the daughter of Walter CHALMERS and Christian WEBSTER.

James's occupation: Blacksmith. He was baptized Montcoffer, KingEdward parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 26 July 1793. Religion: religion unknown.

Historical events during the life of James GRAY: New toll roads built in Aberdeen on January 1, 1795; The steamship Savannah arrives in Liverpool, the first ship to cross the Atlantic from America by steam power. She took 26 days on April 20, 1819; birth of Queen Victoria on May 24, 1819; Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum opened on January 1, 1821; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony presented for first time on May 7, 1824; The Romantic compser Carl von Weber dies of consumption aged 39 on June 5, 1826; The first English language newspaper in the Far East, the Canton Register, is published on November 8, 1827; A peace treaty is signed recognising the independence of Greece and accepting the terms of the London agreement on September 14, 1829; The two days of rioting in Bristol over the rejection of the Reform bill end on October 31, 1831; A sermon in Oxford to Oriel College calls for a radical change in the Curch of England on July 14, 1833.

James GRAY and Ann CHALMERS had the following children:

child 9 i. Christian3 GRAY (#1317) was born Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland before 23 May 1819. She was baptized Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 23 May 1819. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 10 ii. Alexander GRAY (#1318) was born Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland before 26 November 1820. He was baptized Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 26 November 1820. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 11 iii. John GRAY (#1319) was born Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland before February 1824. He was baptized Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 28 February 1824. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 12 iv. James GRAY (#1320) was born Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland before February 1826. He was baptized Blairmaud, Boyndie parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 20 February 1826. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child + 13 v. George GRAY was born before 20 October 1827.

child 14 vi. Jane GRAY (#1322) was born Whyntie, Banff parish, Banffshire, Scotland before 9 August 1829. She was baptized Whyntie, Banff parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 9 August 1829. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 15 vii. Mary GRAY (#1323) was born Boyne, Portsoy parish, Banffshire, Scotland before 15 June 1831. She was baptized Boyne, Portsoy parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 15 June 1831. Religion: Church of Scotland.

child 16 viii. Robert GRAY (#1324) was born Boyne, Portsoy parish, Banffshire, Scotland about 1833. He was baptized Boyne, Portsoy parish, Banffshire, Scotland, 2 September 1833. Religion: Church of Scotland.

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