John Gray of Industry
Profile & Legacies Summary
Shown as the owner of Industry estate in St James Jamaica in 1784 and again in 1797-1798, when it was in the hands of the mortgagee. The estate was bequeathed in 1822 by Charles Gordon Gray (q.v.), the son of Robert Gray of Jamaica.
- The genealogy of the Gray family is outlined in an obituary for the eldest sister Barbara Gray who died in Edinbugh in 1810 aged 83. Their father was Hugh Gray, a tacksman of Helmsdale in Sutherland. There were three sons: the eldest Robert (Barbada's twin) who "rendered himself famous by introducing into the Island of Jamaica and keeping a pen of cattle much superior to any thing of the kind known there before his time"; the middle son Charles studied medicine and died young; the third Mr John Gray, as of 1810, "lives in England, a very worthy character." Charles Gordon Gray was the son of Robert Gray. The only surviving issue of the four daughters of Hugh Gray, as of 1810, was Mr Hugh Macpherson, "of the Island of Jamaica."
- Gentleman's Magazine vol. 80 part 1 p. 180 (February 1810).
We are grateful to Michael Rhodes for his assistance with compiling this entry.
Associated Estates (2)
The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:
- SD - Association Start Date
- SY - Association Start Year
- EA - Earliest Known Association
- ED - Association End Date
- EY - Association End Year
- LA - Latest Known Association
1784 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Not known
1811 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
Wester Helmsdale, Sutherland, Highlands & Islands, Scotland
At the time of his birth, probably c. 1730