Personal information about Martha Elizabeth Gray

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Martha Elizabeth Gray
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   23 March 1910
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Hatcham Lodge, New Cross, London, S E.
Burial register information:
Book number: 1899
Page number: 188
Record number: 8699
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. Howard J H Trusscott,Vicar St. Catherines, Hatcham, S E.
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Martha Elizabeth GRAY
  17 March 1910
  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

Martha GRAY
Ellen Rachel GRAY
John Palmer GRAY
James GRAY



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Martha Elizabeth Gray
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and Mrs Pattison
Date of source:    31 March 1910
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




THE FUNERAL too place yesterday (Wednesday) of Miss Martha Elizabeth Gray, of Hatcham Lodge, New Cross, sole surviving daughter of John and Martha Gray, to whose memory the deceased lady, in 1884, inserted the westernmost stained glass window of the north aisle in the Parish Church. The body was brought to Newbury by train, and was taken to St. Nicholas Church, where the first part of the Burial Service was conducted by the Rev. Howard J. L. Truscott, vicar of St. Catherine’s,  Hatcham, assisted by the Rev. Walter Godwin. There was a large number of mourners, and among those present in church were Mrs. And Miss Godwin, Dr. Jenner Clarke, and others. The interment took place in the family grave in the Cemetery.

Newbury Weekly News 24 March 1910


THE LATE MISS MARTHA ELIZABETH GRAY, who was buried in Newbury Cemetery last week, was the sole surviving member of an old family connected with Newbury, also closely identified with East Garston, East Ilsley and Compton. The deceased lady, who had reached the great age of 94, was daughter of Mr. John Gray, a cousin of the Grays, several of whom were Mayors of Newbury. He was born in West Mills, and leaving Newbury as a young man, died in London in 1848. Her mother was Miss Martha Palmer, of East Garston, and dying at the age of 94, in 1884, was buried at Newbury. Her brother, Mr. James Gray, was for half-a-century connected with the London and County Bank, being chief accountant for many years. 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 westernmost window in the north aisle of Newbury Church, was given by Miss Gray, in 1881, in memory of her parents, and at her express wish the first light depicted the miracle of the healing of the blind, as her mother was afflicted with blindness, and she herself also suffered from bad eyesight.

Newbury Weekly News 31 March 1910

She was buried in the family vault on 23 March 1910 aged 94 from Hatcham Lodge, New Cross, London S.E.

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

Mrs. P. Code W143 page 23


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Martha Elizabeth Gray
stained glass window in St Nicolas Church, Newbury
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Martha Elizabeth Gray
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Martha Elizabeth 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”.
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Martha Elizabeth Gray


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