(Father of Walter) Gray
(Bef 1715-)
John Halket
(Bef 1710-)
Janet Gelly
(Bef 1710-)
Walter Gray
(Bef 1735-After 1783)
Janet Halket
Alexander Gray


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Mary Grant

Alexander Gray

  • Born: 1755, Ley, Fordyce
  • Christened: 3 Jun 1755, Fordyce 2
  • Marriage: Mary Grant on 8 Nov 1787 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland 1
  • Died: 26 Feb 1823

  General Notes:

1755 June 30th Walter Gray in the Ley and his wife Janet Halket had a child baptised called Alexander witnesses Alexander Reid in K(?)illhillock and Alexander Halket in Craigmills.

Alexander Gray and Mary Grant's son James b1795 was "designed" for his uncle, James Gray in Cantly, Grange. The Grange baptism of James Gray son of James Gray and Jean Taylor has James senior as "in Cantly". Based on this I originally assumed that Alexander husband of Mary Grant wass Alexander son of James in Cantly b 1756.

But then I found that according to the Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Vol 6. (details of ministers of the Church of Scotland)
- " ALEXANDER CRAY, born about 1754, son of Walter G. in Ley, Fordyce ; educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen ; M.A.(Feb. 1774) ; ord. to Enzie 1st April 1789; clerk of Presb. in 1792; pres. by commissioner for James, Earl of Findlater, in 1793 ;trans, and adm. 13th Feb. 1794 ; died 26th Feb. 1823. He marr. 8th Nov. 1787, Mary (died llth Sept. 1815), daugh. of Robert Grant, min. of Cullen, and had issue Elizabeth, born 6th Feb. 1790 ; Alexander, born 2nd May 1792 ; James, M.A. (Marischal College 1813), born 21st Nov. 1795; Deskford, born llth Oct. 1801 ; Mary Jessie, born 30th June 1803, died in infancy ; George, died in infancy"

Miss Duncan of Broom (RB this could be Elspet or Katherine) was a witness at the baptism of Robert Gray, son of the Rev. Alexander Gray and Mary Grant at Cullen in 1788.



He worked as a Minister of Religion in Ordiqhil, Banff. 3


Alexander married Mary Grant, daughter of Robert Grant and Elizabeth Duncan, on 8 Nov 1787 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland.1 (Mary Grant was born on 4 Aug 1766 4 and was christened on 7 Aug 1766 in Cullen, Banff, Scotland 5.)


1 Scotland's People - Index,, 1 08/11/1787 GRAY ALEXANDER MARY GRANT/ M Cullen /BANFF 150/ 0040 0296.

2 Scotland's People - Index,,

3 Sheena Charles Web Site (, (10) In memory of the Rev. ROBT. GRANT, late Minister of Cullen, who died 9th April, 1808, in the 78th year of his age, and 54th of his ministry. A diligent pastor, an affectionate husband, indulgent parent, and warmhearted friend. And, in testimony of regard for his well-known merit, this stone is erected by his son-in-law, the Rev. ALEXR. GRAY, minister of Ordiquhil. Here also lies interred his spouse, ELIZABETH DUNCAN, who died on the 31st day of August, 1809, aged 70.

4 Scotland's People - Document Image,, The Reverend Mr Robert Grant Minister of Cullen and Mrs Elizabeth Duncan his wife had a Child born August 4th and baptised 7th named Mary designed after the Right Hon'ble the Countess of Findlater and the Hon'ble Miss Marg Murray Neice to the Countess who were witness to the Baptism as were also The Right Hon'ble The Lord Deskford Messrs John & James Ross at Cullen house.
[James Ross was Factor at the time I think].

5 Scotland's People - Index,, 07/08/1766GRANTMARYROBERT GRANT/ELIZABETH MRS DUNCANFCullen/BANFF150/ 0030 0276VIEW (5 CREDITS)ORDER