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Descendants of Henry Gray

Generation No. 1

1. HENRY1 GRAY died Abt. 1762 in Tyrrell County, NC.

Notes for H
Every detail (exception* noted below)--dates, names, notes. etc., in this genealogy was researched and compiled by William Earl Gray (see Generation No. 8, bolded #37 to locate him). Note that several descendent lines are assumed by him for lack of specific documentation. Example: Ira Matthew Gray (bolded #17) was attached to Joshua Gray with little documentation found up to January 2000.

*Exception: The line of descendents of William Gray (son of Joshua and Ares, see bolded #18), father of Caroline Virginia Gray, wife of Milton Festus Davenport, mother to Hubert Leroy Davenport, Sr. and grandmother to the author of this genealogy, Thomas Edward Davenport, Sr. The researcher for this line of descendents was Mark A. Woolard, who researched and compiled this line for several years culminating about 1980. Mark did not include any documentation with any of his research.

Both William Gray's and Mark Woolard's work have been combined into this record by Thomas Edward Davenport, Sr, fourth great grandson of Henry Gray


1755 Tyrrell County Tax List, number of whites 2

Tyrrell County Wills Book 1 # 126 22-Nov.-1762 Sick & weak in body. To my son Godfree
my plantation called Stubbs Hall, hogs, 1 mare & colt. To my daughter Elizabeth Wyley, 1 ewe lamb. To my daughter Hannah Snell, 1 cow & calf. To my daughter Mary, 1 colt. To my 8 children Henry, Godfree, Mary, Sarah, Ann, Lydia, Letice and Frances the residue of my estate to be divided among them.

Henry Gray listed on marraige bond of Jacob Blount to Joanaah Spruell 9/27/1746
Tyrrell County ( may be son Henry )

Tyrrell County Deed Book 1 # 30-(35) Stevens Lee and wife Elizabeth of Tyrell Precinct, Albemarle Cty. To John Gumm of same. 30 pounds. 150 acres at Stubbs Hall on Mill Branch joining Capt. Wm Dowing, Henry Gray and Steven and Eliz. Lee dated 3-June-1737 witnessed by William & Grace Friley.

Tyrrell County Deed Book 1 #270-(364) Stevens Lee sold to Wm Hubbard 217 acres called Stubbs Hall joining Henry Gray dated Jan. 1746

Tyrrell County Estate Records # 163 20 Sept. 1763 Sale of part of estate. Buyers: Joshua Worley, Stevens Lee, William Carnell, John Mainer. Signed by Henry Gray (son of Henry dec,d)

Served as a Colonial Soldier of the South. NC Archives, DAR. Served under Capt. Evan Jones Company

Tyrrell County N.C. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions by Betty Fagan Burr
Sept. 1735
- Mr. Stevens Lee acknowledges a deed of sell of land to Henry Gray
-Henry Gray qualified to be on jury to lay out road to Fraleys Bridge
Sept. 1737
-Henry Gray made constable in the room of Edward Williams
Sept. 1738
- James Smith made constable in the room and district of Henry Gray
Dec. 1739
-Henry Gray appointed to Pettit Jury
Sept. 1740
- Henry Gray appointed as overseerer of the roads in the room and district of James Rigby

History of Perquimans County by Mrs. Watson Winslow Deeds
A-338 Samuel Bond of Perq. Pre'ct for 25L 5s paid by Henry Grace of afore' sold 640a on South-west side of Perq. River adj. to Francis Toms July-15-1714 Test' Joseph Jessop, Wm. Kitchen

A-339 Henry Grace of Perq. for 20L sold tract of land in said county to Thomas Blitchenden " of ye
said place" - on south-side of Mulberry Branch by joint consent of Samuel Bond & Henry Grace.
Reback Grace her right to dower. Aug.-12-1714 Test' Richard French, John Stepney

B-55 Henry Grace of Perq. for 27L paid by John Hurdle of afore' sold 300a "part of a tract granted to
Samuel Bond" on Francis Toms line, now in possesion of Maurice Walker. Sept.-4- 1718

C-68 Henry Grace of Craven Pre'ct, son of Henry Grace of Perq. dec'd. for 75L paid by Thomas
Blitchenden of Perq., "assigns right of remaining part of land, 190a " Nov.-11-1731
Test' Arthur Croxton, Thomas Winslow, Joseph Jessop

C-187 Thomas Blitchenden of Perq. 200a on Southwest side of Perq. river, at the mouth of "Reedy Branch" along Pocoson to Gum Swamp and said Perq. River. Pattented by Samuel Bond dec'd and lapsed to Henry Gray and by said Gray sold to John Hurdle and by said Hurdle to me. Jan.-19, 1735

History of Perquimans County by Mrs. Watson Winslow Early Inhabitants page15
January 6, 1705. Court held home of Dennis McClenden. Ralph Boasman, who immigrated from
Surry County,Virginia had rights proven for importing Luke Grace and others named.
Children of H
  i.   ANN2 GRAY, d. Unknown.
2. ii.   ELIZABETH GRAY, d. Unknown.
3. iii.   HANNAH GRAY, d. Abt. 1780, Tyrrell County, NC.
4. iv.   MARY GRAY, d. April 23, 1781, Tyrrell County, NC.
  v.   SARAH GRAY, d. Unknown.
5. vi.   GODFREY GRAY, b. Bef. 1740; d. Abt. 1791, Tyrrell County, NC.
6. vii.   HENRY GRAY, b. Abt. 1740, Tyrrell County, NC; d. Bef. 1820, Washington County, NC.
  viii.   LYDIA GRAY, b. Abt. 1745; d. Unknown; m. JOHN COLLINS, October 22, 1767, Tyrrell County, NC; d. Unknown.
  Notes for LYDIA GRAY:
Marriage Bond lists William Collins, Fr. Ward and Fr. Ward Jr. as witnesses

Tyrrell County Estate Records # 163 23-Mar.-1764 Bond for John Leary Jr. to be guardian to Letice Gray,
orphan of the dec'd. Henry Gray

  Notes for JOHN COLLINS:
Tyrrell County deed Book 4 pt.2 #522-(193) John Collins planter of Ty. Cty. to James Garret of same.
20 July 1768. 75 acres near the the mouth of Beaver Dam Swamp near Evens Cow Bridge joining Pamlico Road. (witnessed by Lydia Collins)

Tyrrell County Deed Book 4 pt.1 #274-(363) William Collins Sr. of Ty. Cty. to his son John Collins of
same. 28 Jan. 1764. Deed of gift. 75 acres (except for 10 feet for a burying place)

  ix.   LETICE GRAY, b. Aft. 1746; d. Unknown.
  Notes for LETICE GRAY:
John Leary Jr. appointed Guardian March 23, 1764. Witnessed by John Leary Sr. and Thomas

  x.   FRANCES GRAY, b. Abt. 1748; d. Unknown.
  Notes for FRANCES GRAY:
Tyrrell County Estate Records # 163 20-Jun.-1765 Bond for Jacob Blount to be guardian to Frances Gray

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