James Gray

Date published: 19/06/2017
© Newbury Weekly News


Mr. James Gray, was for half-a-century connected with the London and County Bank, being chief accountant for many years.  In 1871 he was aged 50 at Queens Road, Camberwell, a banker, London and County Bank  -  jt general manager and had just set up the pension scheme.  He died in 1887, and was buried in the family vault in the Cemetery, where his sister was laid last week. Mr. James Gray was a great admirer of stained glass, and memorial windows in the churches at East Garston, Compton and East Ilsley, also the windows over the north and south porches at Newbury, are evidences of his generous benefactions. 

The gravestone inscription includes parents (John Gray 1782 - 1848) - memorial and Martha Gray(1790 - 1884) and siblings Ellen Rachel Gray (1817 - 1864),John Palmer Gray (1820 - 1871) and James Gray (1821 - 1897)

Note: The grave inscription confirms he was born 5 January 1821 and died 1 April 1897 (not 1887 as written NWN 31 March 1910.  Also confirmed in ledger book (no. 219) from New Cross,London.

Sources:Newbury Weekly News 31 March 1910 and Mrs Pattison

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