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William Wray

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William Wray (1830-1871)

1866 William Wray. Ship Building Yard, Burton Stather, near Brigg.[1]

1871 June 5th. Died.[2]


1872 Obituary [3]

WILLIAM WRAY was born in 1830 at Burton Stather in Lincolnshire, and was brought up to the shipbuilding business of his father, Mr. John Wray, at that place; and in 1857 he assumed the management of the business.

Having acquired a good knowledge of the principles of shipbuilding, he introduced improvements in the lines of the numerous brigs, schooners, fishing smacks, and other vessels built by his firm.

He died on 5th June 1871 at the age of forty-one.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1866.


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