James Gray

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Dublin, awarded the compensation for nine enslaved people in St Ann, which had been left to his wife M.M. Bigam.

  1. Nothing further has been traced of the couple to date. A Maria Mathews Gray, daughter of James Gray, was baptised 19/3/1821 at Eustace Street Presbyterian in Dublin, and could conceivably be connected.


St Ann no. 66. T71/1592 Letterbook: Jas Gray Dublin claim no. 66 St Ann's p. 225, p.  213 24/8/1835 letter to James Gray: no claims so far in name of M.M. Gray otherwise Bigam, nor any by Mr Hamilton Brown of Dry Harbour Jamaica on behalf of M.M. Gray. pp 225-6 identifies the claim as no. 66 St Ann's [margin note]; p. 300 letter to inform James Gray he has the award, needs to pick up certificate, collect money 2/11/1835. T71/1606 29/8/1835 letter from James Gray: Slaves on Mt Ida left to his wife M.M.Bigam by Thomas Howe, moved by Hamilton Brown attorney to his property Grierbank [?]: has a claim been filed?

  1. Irish Births and Baptisms 1620-1911. Thomas Howe and then heirs of Thomas Howe are shown in the Jamaica Almanacs against Mount Ida in the mid 1810s.

Further Information

M.M. Bigam

Associated Claims (2)

£191 0s 8d
£53 4s 5d

Addresses (1)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland