John Palmer Gray

Author: C Gambles
Date published: 12/06/2020

The Vault of the Family of JOHN GRAY who was born at West Mills in the year 1782 and was buried in the year ?1848 in a vault situated in the South Porch of St. Nicholas' Church.  John was a Maltster.

Is buried here (W.143) MARTHA his widow born Feby. 22nd 1790, died July 14th 1884.

Also are buried here their children …

ELLEN RACHEL born Aug. 23rd 1817, died Feb. 14th 1864*.  (Ellen was baptised ar Mortlake, Surrey.  She died in Peckham)

JOHN PALMER born June 23rd 1820, died Sept. 1st 1871.

JAMES GRAY born Jany. 5th 1821, died April 1st 1897*.

MARTHA ELIZABETH born August 13th 1815, died March 17th 1910.

This vault contains the Mortal Remains of a family whose public benefactions to the Church and Charitable Institutions were many and liberal and whose countless private deeds of Charity and generous gifts will only be known when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed.

“Thy Prayers and thine Alms are come up for a Memorial before God.”

Sources:Mrs Pattison


John Palmer was the son of John and Martha, nee Palmer, Gray.  In 1851 he is an accountant, aged 30, at Oriental Place , Camberwell;  in 1861 indepedent living with his mother at 11, York Terrace, Camberwell;  in 1871 living with his mother, aged 50, 135 Queens Road, Camberwell


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