MORCOM/BE ONE NAME STUDY

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Grace BRAY (01949)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1831 in Budock CON.

CHRISTENED:
12Feb1832 in CON.

SOURCES:
Personal SYKES David
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Hannah M BRAY (Annie)(01851)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1862 in Falmouth CON. Census 1871: age 8 scholar; 1881: as Annie M BRAY, age 17, b.Falmouth

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Wodehouse Arms,Killigrew Street,Falmouth,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 1,Market Street,Falmouth,CON

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Henry BRAY (07740)


BIRTH:
of St Issey at marriage in 1742

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Wife: Mary MORCUM (07741)
    Married: 04Sep1742 in Egloshayle
Henry BRAY (01904)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1803 Census 1881: age 77 on parochial relief

CHRISTENED:
19Dec1803 in Budock Parish Church CON.

DEATH:
01Feb1883 in Budock CON.

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Trewin Farm,Budock,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Farmer in Budock.

SOURCES:
Personal SYKES David
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
  1. Wife: Grace RASHLEIGH (01945)
    Married: 12Oct1823 in Budock Parish Church

    Children:
    1. Mary BRAY (01946)
    2. William Henry BRAY (01847)
    3. Elizabeth BRAY (01947)
    4. Richard BRAY (01948)
    5. Grace BRAY (01949)
    6. Thomas BRAY (01950)
    7. Jane BRAY (01951)
    8. Eliza Ann BRAY (01952)
    9. Amelia BRAY (14703)
    10. Sophia BRAY (01953)
    11. Samuel BRAY (01862)
    12. Edwin BRAY (01954)
    13. Elizabeth Ellen BRAY (01955)
Jane BRAY (07820)


BIRTH:
ABT 1799 GUESS c.20 years pre marriage

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
Marriage Index BOYDS
  1. Husband: Matthew MORCOM (07819)
    Married: 14Dec1819 in Kea
Jane BRAY (01951)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1834 in Budock CON.

CHRISTENED:
20Mar1835 in CON.

SOURCES:
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Personal SYKES David
Jenefer BRAY (10790)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules

SOURCE:
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
  1. Husband: John WILLIAMS (10789)

    Children:
    1. Michael WILLIAMS (07669)
Johanna BRAY (14690)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPthomas1

BIRTH:
17Jul1842 in CON.

GENERAL NOTE:
Johanna and Nathum had (in order of birth): 7 children in St Blazey; 2 in Luzerne Co., PA, USA; 3 in Redruth; and finally 2 in Fountain, IN, USA

SOURCE:
Web Site June NICHOLLS
  1. Husband: Nahum PEDLAR (08030)
John BRAY (01962)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
John BRAY (02149)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn

RESIDENCE:
Kea,CON

OCCUPATION:
Tinner in Kea.Occupation Note: As at marriage of his daughter Tryphena in 1726.

SOURCE:
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
  1. Wife: Tryphena UNKNOWN (02150)

    Children:
    1. Tryphena BRAY (02141)
John BRAY (08279)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn

BIRTH:
ABT 1762 GUESS c.20 years pre marriage

SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Wife: Catherine MORCOMB (08280)
    Married: 25Dec1782 in Gwennap
John BRAY (18271)
Family Code: St GERMANSjohn St GERMANSanthony

BIRTH:
ABT 1835 in CON. Census 1841, John BRAY, age 6, b. in Cornwall

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Lower Treyone,Carcue, St. Germans,CON

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
John Helier BRAY (14707)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1876 in CON. Not found with family in Falmouth in 1881 Census

SOURCE:
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
John M BRAY (Jack)(15929)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

BIRTH:
31Jan1913 in Contra Costa Co.CA USA.

DEATH:
23Oct1967 in Alameda CA USA. Age at death: 54

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 565-07-0910

RESIDENCE:
1913-1967: Contra Costa Co.CA USA

SOURCES:
Birth Records California 1905-1995
Death Index California 1940-1997
Joseph BRAY (07784)


SOURCE:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Wife: Mary MORCOM (07785)
    Married: 27Jul1816 in Gwennap
Joseph Morcom BRAY (01856)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
Q3 1869 in Falmouth CON. Census 1871: age 1

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Wodehouse Arms,Killigrew Street,Falmouth,CON

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Joseph W BRAY (01913)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1864 in Falmouth CON. Census 1881: age 17, b. in Falmouth

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Berkeley Vale,Falmouth,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: General labourer in Berkeley Vale.

SOURCES:
Personal SYKES David
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Kezia BRAY (05827)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn GWENNAPdiggory

BIRTH:
ABT 1821 in Perran Wharf CON. Census 1851: age 30, married, born in Perran Wharf

CHRISTENED:
12Feb1821 in Perranarworthal parish CON. Batch No. C023271. Daughter of Michael BRAY and Ann

DEATH:
Q1 1856 in St Austell CON. Reg.No. 5c-82. Confirmation needed that it was this Kezia (05827) who died.

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Church Street,Perran Wharf,CON <

Residence Notes:
Census 1851: Kezia MORCOMBE was listed as lodger with her son Edwin b.St Blazey, age 4 months. She & Edwin were in the household of Anthony BESWARTHERICK, 32, miner & his family and 3 other lodgers. We have not found Kezia's husband in this census
Anthony BESWATHERICK married Elizabeth DOWER (also listed in the 1881 census) in St Blazey on 5 March 1842. There were later connections to the BESWETHERICK family: Mrs Teresa BESWETHERICK was executor to John MORCOM (Q1 1871-1935)

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
  1. Husband: Digory MORCOM (06923)
    Married: Q3 1847 in Perranworthal

    Children:
    1. William Henry MORECOMBE (06924)
    2. Edwin MORCOM (07507)
Laura BRAY (01963)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
Lilian BRAY (01854)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1866 in Falmouth CON. Census 1871: age 4; 1881: as Lillian BRAY, age 14

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1881

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Wodehouse Arms,Killigrew Street,Falmouth,CON
BEF 1925-AFT 1925: 65,Beaconsfield Road,Southall,MDX

Residence Note:
1925: Signed paper confirming that her brother William Henry BRAY was the same as William Bray MORCOM.

SOURCES:
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Personal LUXFORD Christine
  1. Husband: Unknown LLOYD (01855)
Llewelyn BRAY (14708)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

SOURCE:
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Maggie BRAY (03984)
Family Code: GWENNAPhercules St ENODERwilliam

BIRTH:
13Jul1905

DEATH:
27Dec1984 in Tremena Houae, 1 Tremena Road, St Austell CON. Age at death: 79

BURIAL:
in Nanpean, St George the Martyr, St Stephen in Brannel. Buried with Fred James MORCOM

PROBATE:
Left 40,000

SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Husband: Fred James MORCOM (03983)
    Married: Q3 1924 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. (living person)
    2. Roy MORCOM (03986)
    3. (living person)
    4. (living person)
Martha BRAY (05587)


BIRTH:
ABT 1729 in CON. GUESS 20 yrs pre marriage

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
BEF 1994 IGI UK
  1. Husband: Thomas MORCOMBE (05586)
    Married: 20Jan1749 in Gwennap

    Children:
    1. Lucy MORCOMBE (05588)
    2. Susanna MORCOMBE (05589)
Mary BRAY (01946)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1824 in CON.

CHRISTENED:
04Apr1824 in Budock CON.

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
Mary BRAY (01957)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1852

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
Michael BRAY (16394)
Family Code: GWENNAPjohn GWENNAPdiggory

SOURCE:
IGI Version v4.01 on web site
  1. Wife: Ann UNKNOWN (16395)

    Children:
    1. Kezia BRAY (05827)
Olive M BRAY (01857)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
28Jan1878 in Falmouth CON. Census 1881: age 1 year, born in Falmouth

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1925-AFT 1925: Penryn,CON

GENERAL NOTE:
Signed a paper confirming that William Henry BRAY and William Bray MORCOM were one and the same in 1925.Assumed to be half-sister but could be full sister?

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
  1. Husband: Unknown MARTIN (02153)
(living person)
Richard BRAY (07802)
Family Code: St GERMANSjohn St GERMANSanthony

BIRTH:
ABT 1804 in CON. Census 1841, Richard BRAY, age 35, b. in Cornwall

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Lower Treyone,Carcue, St. Germans,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Butcher in Lower Treyone.

SOURCES:
BEF 1994 IGI UK
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
  1. Wife: Mary Ann Sarjeant MORCOMBE (07803)
    Married: 17Jan1833 in St Germans

    Children:
    1. John BRAY (18271)
    2. William BRAY (18272)
    3. Unknown BRAY (18273)
Richard BRAY (01948)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1830 in CON.

CHRISTENED:
28Feb1830 in Budock CON.

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
  1. Wife: Catherine HARDY (01956)

    Children:
    1. Mary BRAY (01957)
    2. Richard Henry BRAY (01958)
    3. Amelia BRAY (01959)
    4. Catherine BRAY (01960)
    5. Ellen BRAY (01961)
    6. John BRAY (01962)
    7. Laura BRAY (01963)
    8. Emma BRAY (01964)
    9. Samuel BRAY (01965)
Richard Henry BRAY (01958)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1854

CHRISTENED:
09Nov1854

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
Richard Morcomb BRAY (01912)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1861 in Budock CON. Census 1881: age 20, unmarried, b. Budock.

CHRISTENED:
26Jan1862 in Budock CON. Batch No. P006341. Richard Morcomb BRAY son of Samuel BRAY and Harriet

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Berkeley Vale,Falmouth,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: General labourer in Berkeley Vale.

SOURCES:
Personal SYKES David
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
IGI Version v4.01 on web site
Roy BRAY (15931)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

BIRTH:
08Jan1915 in Contra Costa Co.CA USA.

DEATH:
06Jul1992 in Contra Costa Co.CA USA. Age at death: 77

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 546-14-2359

RESIDENCE:
1915-1992: Contra Costa Co.CA USA

SOURCES:
Birth Records California 1905-1995
Death Index California 1940-1997
Samuel BRAY (01965)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
Samuel BRAY (01862)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1840 in Budock CON. Census 1861: 20 yrs. unmarried; 1881: 40

CHRISTENED:
25May1841 in Budock CON.

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Wodehouse Arms,Killigrew Street,Falmouth,
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Berkeley Vale,Falmouth,CON

Residence Note:
Census 1881: FHL Film 1341556 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2317 Folio 66 Page 33

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Ostler in Wodehouse Arms.Occupation Note: Working for his brother William Henry..
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Carter in Berkeley Vale.

SOURCES:
GRO Index Marriages
Personal SYKES David
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
  1. Wife: Harriet MORCOM (01860)
    Married: 23Apr1861 in Budock Parish Church

    Children:
    1. Richard Morcomb BRAY (01912)
    2. Joseph W BRAY (01913)
    3. Thomas Morcom BRAY (01914)
    4. Annie M BRAY (14710)
    5. Samuel George BRAY (14711)
    6. Edwin BRAY (14712)
Samuel George BRAY (14711)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
ABT 1876 in Falmouth CON. Census 1881: age 5, b. in Falmouth

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1881

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Berkeley Vale,Falmouth,CON

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Sophia BRAY (01953)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1839 in Budock CON.

CHRISTENED:
23Feb1840 in CON.

SOURCES:
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Personal SYKES David
Thomas BRAY (01950)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1833 in Budock CON.

CHRISTENED:
28Mar1834 in CON.

SOURCES:
Personal SYKES David
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
Thomas Morcom BRAY (01914)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
1867 in Falmouth CON. Census 1881: age 13, b. in Falmouth

EDUCATION:
Scholar in 1881

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: Berkeley Vale,Falmouth,CON

SOURCE:
Personal SYKES David
Tryphena BRAY (02141)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn

CHRISTENED:
10Apr1703

BURIAL:
19Jun1772 in Gwennap CON. or 18 Jun?

SOURCES:
Marriage Index bef.1837 Cornwall FHS
Personal PATTERSON Violet/Parish Records etc
  1. Husband: John MORCOM (02140)
    Married: 12Jun1726 in Gwennap

    Children:
    1. Honner MORCOM (02618)
    2. Avis MORCOM (or MORECOM)(02619)
    3. William MORCOM (02620)
    4. John MORCOM(BE) (MORCUMB)(01839)
    5. David MORCOMB (05871)
    6. Joseph MORCOM (02612)
Unknown BRAY (19904)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

SOURCE:
Census England & Wales 31 March - 1st April 1901
  1. Wife: Emily MORCOMB (12276)
Unknown BRAY (18273)
Family Code: St GERMANSjohn St GERMANSanthony

BIRTH:
1841 in CON. Census 1841, Unknown BRAY, age 3, b. in Cornwall

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Lower Treyone,Carcue, St. Germans,CON

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
Walter BRAY (19897)


RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Ringing Bells,St Austell,CON

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
William BRAY (19895)


BIRTH:
1824 in CON. Census 1841: 17, born in Cornwall

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Ringing Bells,St Austell,CON

OCCUPATION:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Miner in St Austell.

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
William BRAY (18272)
Family Code: St GERMANSjohn St GERMANSanthony

BIRTH:
ABT 1838 in CON. Census 1841, William BRAY, age 3, b. in Cornwall

RESIDENCE:
BEF 1841-AFT 1841: Lower Treyone,Carcue, St. Germans,CON

SOURCE:
Census England and Wales 6 June 1841
William Hedley BRAY (15930)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

BIRTH:
27Dec1913 in Contra Costa Co.CA USA.

DEATH:
02Sep1996 in Richmond, Contra Costa Co.CA USA. Age at death: 82

SOCIAL SECURITY:
SocialSecurity No: 552-07-8932State No.Issued: CALast Residence: Richmond,Contra Costa,CA USA 94804

RESIDENCE:
1913-1996: Contra Costa Co.CA USA

SOURCES:
Birth Records California 1905-1995
Social Security Death Index 2013
Death Index California 1940-1997
William Henry BRAY (01847)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
05Feb1826 in Budock CON. Census 1861: age 35 yrs, head, married, b. Budock; 1871: 45.

CHRISTENED:
08Feb1826 in Budock CON. Son of Henry BRAY and Grace

DEATH:
24Aug1896 in Falmouth. Ian CAIRNS has 21 August 1896 Age at death: 70

RESIDENCES:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Budock,CON
BEF 1861-AFT 1861: Wodehouse Arms,Killigrew Street,Falmouth,CON
BEF 1871-AFT 1871: Killigrew Street,Falmouth,CON
BEF 1881-AFT 1881: 1,Market Street,Falmouth,CON

OCCUPATIONS:
BEF 1851-AFT 1851: Labourer in Budock, CON.
BEF 1860-BEF 1864: Innkeeper for Wodehouse Arms in Killigrew Street.Occupation Note: The 2001 Telephone Directory shows a `Wodehouse Arms' towards the lower end of Killigrew Road. The `Foresters Arms' was also in Killigrew Street but the exact location is not known. An 1888 map shows that the old Market Place was nearby. Killigrew Road runs down almost to the sea front where there is a left turn into the High Street and a right turn into Market Street. William Henry BRAY and his large family were living in No.1 Market Street at the time of the 1881 census. There is no inn at No 1 today so William may not have lived in the `Victory Inn, where he was probably still landlord in 1881. Market Street continues south eastwards parallel to the shore, and changes into the equally short Church Street after about 300 yards. The Phone Directory shows a `Victory Inn' in Church Street but it is unclear whether this Inn occupies the same site as the `Victory Inn' of which William Henry BRAY was landlord.
BEF 1864-AFT 1878: Innkeeper for Victory InnOccupation Note: William Henry was an innkeeper in the 1881 census but we cannot be certain that he was still at the Victory Inn..
27Feb1882-24Aug1896: Innkeeper for Foresters Arms in Killigrew St., Falmouth.

GENERAL NOTE:
See large sheet of BRAY information from David SYKES 1990.In 1989 D.M.T.MORCOM made notes from a collection of Newspaper References to Cornish Inns which had been compiled by Mr DOUCH of the Royal Institute of Cornwall [Ref. TRI251 72205]. David's notes below are the best record we have of the periods for which William Henry was the innkeeper at different Falmouth inns. However, we cannot be certain, from the following, that William was not, at a particular time, the licensee of more than one establishment. His brother Samuel, a carter, was living in 1881 at Berkeley Vale, which is mentioned below. It is not know whether the Thomas BRAY in the first two references was related to William and Samuel. WB = West Britain newspaper CG = The Cornish Gazette"5.3.1813 Survey at house of Thomas BRAY by the sign of the Shipwrights Arms, Falmouth (?) (WB)18.4.1817 To be let, landlord, Thos.BRAY retiring (Shipwrights Arms) (CG)1864 Victory, Falmouth. Wm Hy BRAY ( W..... Directory)31.5.1865 Son to J LASTY of Victory (WB)28.9.1866 Daughter to W.H.Bray of Victory (WB)4.10.1867 Foresters Arms, Falmouth (Killigrew St) To be let with 18 bedrooms and brewhouse. John KEY (WB)24.6.1869 Died wife of W.H.BRAY of Victory (WB)29.1.1870 Stabling in Berkeley Vale belonging to Mr BRAY of Victory pulled down (CG)7.12.1871 Henry GUEST, Foresters Arms, Falmouth charged with keeping illegal Sunday hours (WB)4.12.1873 Foresters Arms licence transferred to Mark TREVETHAN (WB)1873 Victory, Falmouth: Wm Hy BRAY and John VIVIAN (Kelly's Directory)16.5.1874 A drunk imprisoned for breaking windows at Foresters Arms (CG)5.2.1876 W.H.BRAY of Victory fined for trespass in running a hare (CG)28.1.1878 Daughter to W.H.BRAY of Victory (WB)27.2.1882 Licence of Foresters Arms, Falmouth transferred from John POPE to Wm Hy BRAY (WB)30.4.1888 Wm H BRAY of Foresters Arms charged with not having a dog licence (WB)1892 Foresters Arms, Falmouth, Wm Hy BRAY (Sampson's Directory}11.12.93 Foresters Arms, Falmouth, Wm Hy BRAY fined for supplying drink to a drunk (WB)24.8.1896 Died: Wm.Hy.BRAY (70) of Foresters Arms (WB)13.1.1898 Mrs Bray of Foresters Arms - illegal hours charge dismissed (CG)13.7.1899 Died: the widow of Wm.Hy.BRAY, formerly of Foresters Arms (WB)"

SOURCES:
IGI Version v4.01 on web site
Marriage Certificate
Census England and Wales 30 March 1851
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
Newspapers References to Cornish Inns:Collection of Mr Douch in Royal Institute of Cornwall
Personal SYKES David
Personal MORCOM David M T
Web Site Ian CAIRNS
  1. Wife: Agnes Perry MORCOM (01846)
    Married: 30Sep1851 in Falmouth Parish Church

    Children:
    1. Agnes Perry BRAY (01848)
    2. Alma BRAY (01849)
    3. William Henry BRAY (William Bray MORCOM)(01850)
    4. Hannah M BRAY (Annie)(01851)
    5. Edwin M BRAY (01852)
    6. Alfred Ernest BRAY (Alfie)(01853)
    7. Lilian BRAY (01854)
    8. Joseph Morcom BRAY (01856)
  2. Wife: Margaret HELLER (Magritta)(14704)
    Married: Q3 1874 in Falmouth

    Children:
    1. George BRAY (14706)
    2. John Helier BRAY (14707)
    3. Olive M BRAY (01857)
    4. Elaine BRAY (14709)
    5. Florence Irene BRAY (14705)
    6. Llewelyn BRAY (14708)
William Henry BRAY (William Bray MORCOM)(01850)
Family Code: St ISSEYjohn GWENNAPrichard

BIRTH:
27May1860 in Falmouth CON. Born as William Henry BRAY at 424? Killigrew Street, he used his mother's maiden name throughout his life in Australia. Census 1861: 10 mths, s; 1871: 10 scholar. Copy of birth certificate received from Christine LUXFORD. Birth registered on 20 June 1860

DEATH:
06Feb1930 in District Hospital, Bathurst NSW AUS. NSW Deaths Reg.No. 1930/2198. Son of William & Agnes. Ill for 6 days before he died of Pyelonephritis and Hypertrophy of Prostate.Age at death: 69

BURIAL:
07Feb1930 in Methodist Cemetery, Bathurst NSW AUS. There is a plaque to his memory in Bathurst Methodist Church

EMIGRATION:
ABT 1882 in "HMS Espiegle" Arrived in Sydney, NSW 15Jan1883Immigration Note: Jumped ship, probably in Sidney, and changed his name to William Bray MORCOM. His death certificate in 1930 said that he had been 47 years in NSW i.e. since c.1883. He is also said to have been a member of Bathurst Methodist choir after 1883

RESIDENCES:
27May1860-ABT 1880: Wodehouse Arms (No.424),Killigrew Street,Falmouth,CON
03Apr1881 Sailor Rest & Institute, No 56,Fore St.,Stoke Damerel,DEV
BEF 1886 Bathurst,NSW AUS
BEF 1903-AFT 1903: Creek Street,Macquarie,Bathurst,NSW AUS
-06Feb1930: 128,Lambert Street,Bathurst,NSW AUS

OCCUPATIONS:
03Apr1881 Seaman for HMS "Vengence" in Stoke Damerel.Occupation Note: In this entry he was at the "Sailor Rest and Institute", Stoke Damerel. There were 25 sailors lodging at the Sailor Rest, four being listed as belonging to the HMS "Indus", and nine to HMS "Vengeance". "James W MARCONI" is listed next to "William H BRAY". They are both listed as belonging to HMS Vengence, and they were the only sailors in the Sailor Rest or on board the "Indus" who were listed as born in Falmouth.Should James W MARCONI or MORCOM have been listed as belonging to the "Indus" or was the Sailor Rest a stage in his transfer from HMS "Indus" to the HMS "Vengence"?In 1861 James Williams MORCOM was living in Killigrew St., Falmouth and his father Digory was, probably, previously married to Kezia BRAY. His mother Jane nee TOY was living in Killigrew St. in 1881. William Henry BRAY Jnr was also resident in Killigrew Street at the time of the 1861 and 1871 censuses, and his father returned to Killigrew St in 1882. However we have, as yet, been unable to find any family connection between William Henry BRAY and Kezia BRAY, nor between Digory MORCOM and Agnes Perry MORCOM, the mother of William Henry BRAY..
-1883: Seaman/Carpenter for "HMS Espiegle"Occupation Note: He deserted from the Royal Navy ship.
1885-1930: Carpenter in Bathurst, AUS.Occupation Note: Made beautiful furniture..

GENERAL NOTES:
His sister Lilian and half sister Olive signed a paper in 1925 confirming that William Henry BRAY and William Bray MORCOM were the same person. This document has the letter heading of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, Penryn, Cornwall. To add to the confusion his death certificate states (incorrectly) that his father was William MORCOM and his mother Agnes PERRY.He is thought to have jumped ship with "his brother Edward" according to Christine LUXFORD (who stresses that no proof has been found for this story). The Australian family do not know what became of this brother - if he ever existed. It was not Edwin BRAY, William's brother. Could it have been a MORCOM cousin?
In "Ship Deserters" 1852-1900 written by Jim MELTON (Library of Australian History) quotes on page 403 from the Police Gazette p.26 a notice dated 17 Jan 1883:William H BRAY: From HMS "Espiegle", Sydney, on the 15 Jan 1883. Carpenter, Crew, born in Cornwall, 24 years of age, 5'5" high, fair complexion, dark-brown hair, blue eyes. 3 if apprehended within 2 years. Plus 5 NSW

SOURCES:
Birth Certificate
GRO Index Births
Census England and Wales 7 April 1861
Census England and Wales 2 April 1871
Census England and Wales 3rd April 1881
NSW - Bathurst Pioneers
Electoral Rolls - NSW1903 & WA1901
Headstone Inscriptions Index - Bathurst Cemeteries {More detail on payment]
BMD Records NSW Registry Indices
Personal LUXFORD Christine
  1. Wife: Matilda Margaret WELLINGTON (01915)
    Married: 09May1885 in Cathedral of All Saints, Bathurst

    Children:
    1. William Thomas MORCOM (01886)
    2. Harold Millar MORCOM (01887)
    3. Alma Annie MORCOM (01888)
    4. Norman MORCOM (01890)
    5. Horace MORCOM (01889)
William J BRAY (10907)
Family Code: PROBUSwilliam PROBUSthomas

DEATH:
Probably died before 1940 as not in 1940-97 CA death records

RESIDENCE:
ABT 1913-AFT 1916: Contra Costa Co.CA USA

SOURCE:
GRO Index Marriages
  1. Wife: Beatrice MORCOM (10908)
    Married: Q1 1912 in St Austell

    Children:
    1. John M BRAY (Jack)(15929)
    2. William Hedley BRAY (15930)
    3. Roy BRAY (15931)
    4. (living person)
Gertrude BRAZIER (20356)
Family Code: St GERMANSjohn St MARTINwilliam

SOURCE:
Free BMD Web Site
  1. Husband: Benjamin Charles OADES (20348)
    Married: Q3 1899 in Lambeth

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