Personal information about Martha Gray

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Martha Gray
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   19 July 1884
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1868
Page number: 297
Record number: 4776
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd Edward Gardiner, Rector.
   Not sure about town
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Martha GRAY
  14 July 1884
  Ledger stone with iron rail surround
  Limestone with engraved text
  From top of Ledger: 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./ Is buried here/ 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./ 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."
  W143 page 23
    There is a memorial to John Gray who is buried at St. Nicholas' Church.
  07 May 2013
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Other people list on this memorial

Ellen Rachel GRAY
John Palmer GRAY
James GRAY
Martha Elizabeth GRAY



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Martha Gray
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    24 July 1884
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News






        The remains of the late Mrs. John Gray were, on Saturday, brought from Peckham to Newbury for interment. The deceased lady, who died on the `15th inst. came of the famiy of the Palmers, long connected with the parish of East Garston, and it is to the munificence of her son, Mr. James Gray, that the church there owes its beautiful windows, and other works of restorations.

    The first part of the burial service was conducted in the parish church by the Rector, the Rev. E.J. Gardiner, and the cortege was then reformed and proceeded to the cemetery, where the remaining portion of the service was concluded....

    The mourners were Mr. James Gray, Mr. James Palmer, Letcombe Regis, Mr. William Palmer, Lambourn, Mr. John Waldron, Moulsford, Mr. James Palmer, Castle House, Speen, and Mr. H. Burke-Godwin, Newbury.

Newbury Weekly News 24 July 1884


Martha Gray 13K 1868 p. 297 no. 4776

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Pictures and photographs

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Martha Gray
stained glass window in St Nicolas Church,Newbury
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Martha Gray
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Martha Gray
stained glass window in St Nicolas Church, Newbury: full inscription reads “To the glory of God & in memory of John and Martha Gray this window is inserted by their sole surviving daughter Martha Elizabeth Gray Xmas 1884”.
©St Nicolas Church, Newbury
Martha Gray


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