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Christian Hamilton Gray

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1859 Born in Bonhill, Scotland, son of Matthew Gray

1871 Matthew Gray 50, manager of telegraph works, lived in Greenwich with Agnes Gray 45, Robert K Gray 19, electrician, Mathew Gray 16, John K Gray 15, Bettina A Gray 13, Christian H Gray 12, William E Gray 10[1]

Studied at University College, London

1878-80 Studied in France and Spain.

1881 Started work in the electrical department of the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co at Silvertown.

Served as "electrician" on the SS Dacia on laying of cable from Marseille

c.1884 in charge of the electrical department of the company's works in France

1884 In charge of the india rubber department of the Silvertown works

1888 of Abbey Wood, Kent became an Associate Member of Inst Civil Engineers

1891 Married Sophie Tupper Cameron in Canada

1901 Christian Gray 41, civil engineer, employer, lived in Bexley with Sophie Gray 30[2]

1932 Died in East Wickham, Kent[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1901 census
  3. BMD