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Re: William Henry FRAY- Scranton, PA, USA
Posted by: Grace Beagley Date: November 30, 2000 at 05:06:09
In Reply to: Re: William Henry FRAY- Scranton, PA, USA by Chris White of 140

Dear Chris,

I saw your entry in the forum and thought you might like the following information.
I was born a Fray and my Uncle, my father and I have together extracted all Fray references from the indexes to births, deaths and marriages in England from the commencement of civil registration (1837) through to 1966 and some births and deaths beyond this. I have also gathered information from lots of other sources and am trying to piece together all the Fray families in England.

The references for Richard Augustus and Robert Alfred are December quarter 1909 at Elham 2a 1094. Looking either side of this date I found the following people registered in the same registration district.

John William N Jun 1894 2a 947a
Claude Walter N Jun 1894 2a 947
both of whom died in the same year.

Sybil Amelia Mar 1896 2a 997 married registered Mar 1918 Hambledon 2a 381 to Mr ? Hickey

Percy Dec 1897 2a 1032. The Commonwealth War graves show a Percy Earnest who died in Belgium aged 19 on Thus 14 Oct 1915 and whose parents were Walter & Jane of Folkestone. I think Percy and Percy Earnest are the same! P.E. was a Lance Corporal in The Buffs – East Kent Regiment.

John Walter Jun 1900 2a 1071. He may be the same John Walter who married Lily Northover in Christchurch 2b 1137, had issue John O Sep 1924 Christchurch, Jeanne Sep 1927 Andover & Derek Dec 1929 Andover. His death was registered 1942 in Surrey Mid E district.

Walter Edward N Jun 1902 2a 1119. Marriage Dec 1927 registered in Swansea to a ?? Jones. They had issue Sybil E 1928 and John W 1935 both registered in Swansea.

Ivy Agnes W Sep 1905 2a 1165. She died Jun 1962 age 56, registered in Dover 5b 551.

Jessie Hilda E Mar 1908 2a 1171. Marriage registered Dec 1939 Edmonton 3a 3716 to one Mr ?? O’Mera.

I also looked for marriages of Walters. There are a number mostly in the North of England, the only obvious candidate being Walter Newman Fray who married in Elham 2a 1432.
Walter Newman was born Sep 1868 Kensington 1a 90 and died Sep 1916 Faversham 2a 1010 age 48.
However, I also have details of a Walter Henry who died Sep 1923 age 67 Woolwich and whose will/admon. mentions his widow as being Emilia Jane of 22Heavitree Road, Plumstead Kent. This Walter was born in 1856 at Sheppy.

Is the name Newman in your line anywhere? Have you purchased any certificates since posting your query??

I think that’s all the information I have readily to hand. If you have any addresses for the your family when they were in England the 1901 census might reveal more when it is released, otherwise it is a case of buying some of the certificates for the references I have quoted above.


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