William Spray[1]

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  • Name William Spray 
    Born 12 May 1788  Ninfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 28 Jun 1788  Ninfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    England 
    Occupation 6 Jun 1841  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 6 Jun 1841  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Crowhurst Street 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    England 
    Occupation 30 Mar 1851  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Blacksmith & Inn Keeper 
    Residence 30 Mar 1851  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Plough Inn 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    England 
    Occupation 7 Apr 1861  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Blacksmith & Inn Keeper Master employing 2 men 
    Census 1871  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • age given as 32 - sb 82
    Occupation blacksmith, inn-keeper; Innkeeper - Plough Inn, Crowhurst, Sussex in 1851 census  [8
    Died 30 Jul 1878  Hollington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Buried 6 Aug 1878  Hollington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Church in the Wood
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    Person ID I56201  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2014 

    Father James Spray
              b. Abt 1751
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Jane Lusted
              b. Abt 1766
              d. 21 Jul 1831, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1788  Ninfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F16870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Delia Dengate
              b. 5 Nov 1805, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Mar 1865, Hollington, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1823  Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
     1. Fanny Spray
              b. 1824, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Sep 1900, Catsfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Seth Spray
              b. Abt 1826, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Mar 1899, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. William Spray
              b. 11 Jul 1828, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Jul 1915, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Charlotte Spray
              b. 1831, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1885, Hastings, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     5. Delia Spray
              b. 1835, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Emily Spray
              b. 1839, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James Spray
              b. 1841, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Oct 1922, Fairlight, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Sarah Spray
              b. 1843, Crowhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F16748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 May 1788 - Ninfield, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Jun 1788 - Ninfield, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1823 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 6 Jun 1841 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 6 Jun 1841 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Crowhurst Street - 6 Jun 1841 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 30 Mar 1851 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith & Inn Keeper - 30 Mar 1851 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Plough Inn - 30 Mar 1851 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 7 Apr 1861 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith & Inn Keeper Master employing 2 men - 7 Apr 1861 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Crowhurst, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jul 1878 - Hollington, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1878 - Hollington, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Snuff Box with name and date carved in the lid - W. Spray 1830

    Census
    1841: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    1841: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    HO107 Piece 1105/1 Folio 14 Page 2
    1851: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    1851: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1
    1861: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    1861: England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex
    RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1

  • Notes 
    • From the 1841 England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex (HO107 Piece 1105/1 Folio 14 Page 2) William, 53, Blacksmith, was with his wife Deley, 35, in Crowhurst Street, Crowhurst, Sussex, England. With them were their children Seth, 14, Sharlot (sic), 10, Deley, 7, Emily, 2, and James, 4 months. All were recorded as having been born in Sussex.

      From the 1851 England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex (HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1) William, 62, Blacksmith and Inn Keeper from Ninfield, Sussex, was with his wife Deley, 43, from Crowhurst, Sussex, at the Plough Inn, Crowhurst, Sussex, England. With them were their children Fanny, 25, Seth, 24, William, 22, Emily, 12, James, 10, and Sarah, 7. All the children were recorded as having been born in Crowhurst, Sussex. Also present were Samuel Brock, 30, servant born Hooe, Sussex, and grandson Walter Eldridge, 3, born Crowhurst, Sussex.

      From the 1861 England Census for Crowhurst, Sussex (RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1) William, 72, Blacksmith & Inn Keeper Master employing 2 men and from Ninfield, Sussex, was with his wife Deliah, 55, from Crowhurst, Sussex, in Crowhurst, Sussex, England. With them were their son William, 32, Blacksmith born Crowhurst, Sussex, daughter Sarah, 18, Barmaid born Crowhurst, Sussex, and grandson Walter E., 14, Scholar born Crowhurst, Sussex.

      Mike Harris notes:

      The grave inscription reads, 'Sacred/to/the memory of/Deley, wife of/William Spray/born November 5th 1805/ died March 4th 1865/also/to the memory of/William Spray/born May 12th 1788/died May 20th 1878/My Hammer and my anvil lie declined/My Bellows too have lost their wind/My fires extinct my forge decayed/and in the dust my vice is laid/My coal is spent my iron is gone/My last nail driven my work is done'
      photo by Chris Spray on Dengate website [11, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4517] Mike Harris.

    2. [S5658] Source, LDS IGI - member submission.

    3. [S5659] Memorial Inscription.

    4. [S5657] LDS IGI, LDS IGI, batch J148191 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S6201] HO107 Piece 1105/1 Folio 14 Page 2, HO107 Piece 1105/1 Folio 14 Page 2 (Reliability: 3), 13 Apr 2011.

    6. [S6202] HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1, HO107 Piece 1636 Folio 142 Page 1 (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2011.

    7. [S6203] RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1, RG9 Piece 563 Folio 82 Page 1 (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2011.

    8. [S5662] 1851 Census of England - 30 Mar 1851.

    9. [S5658] Source, LDS IGI - member submission, batch J148191 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S5657] LDS IGI, LDS IGI.

    11. [S5661] The Dengate Family History Website, Nathan Dylan Goodwin BA MA, (URL: http://www.dengates.com/).

    12. [S5658] Source, LDS IGI - member submission, batch 6930430 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S5660] Chris Spray.