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Donald Gray (abt. 1727 - aft. 1765)

Donald Gray
Born about in Watten, Caithness, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married 27 Dec 1750 in Par. of Watten, CAI, SCTmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Watten, Caithness, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011
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Name: Donald /Gray/ [1]


Donald is assumed to belong to John Gray and Margaret Fowler.
Although no official record has yet been found John is obviously an important name for Donald and Kathrin, and John & Margaret (FOWLER) GRAY are in the right place (Sth Dun).
Additional circumstantial evidence comes from witnesses to various baptisms for Donald and Kathrin's children and those of his assumed siblings. [2]


Lorna would love to hear from a direct male line descendant of Donald's to try and prove that he is indeed, or is highly likely to be, the son of John GRAY & Margaret FOWLER.
If you are such a person, perhaps you would consider joining the GRAY Surname DNA project and testing at least Y-DNA37?
Also from any of the other sons to confirm the sole existing DNA signature (from Donald's brother David) [3]


More info on Donald on Lorna's web pages.


Date: EST 1727
Place: , ?Par. of Watten, Caithness, Scotland
Given the known/assumed children for John & Margaret, and Donald & Kathrin's marriage, Donald would have to be born around 1727.
(not found 1725-1733, Watten, but only skim read)[4]


Husband: Donald Gray
Wife: Kathrin Morgan
Child: John Gray
Child: John Gray
Child: Alexander Gray
Child: William Gray
Child: Margaret Gray
Child: John Gray
Date: 27 DEC 1750
Place: , Par. of Watten, Caithness, Scotland
Note: Entry for 4th (or 5th, not terribly legible) Dec 1750 reads: "Matrimonially contracted Donald Gray in South Dun and Kathrine Morgan there accomplished 27 Dec 1750" (the IGI shows date as 20th, but it definitely reads 27th)[5][6]


Reference: 10826


  • WikiTree profile Gray-2579 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson.
  • Source: S414 Title: IGI: GRAY extract 1993
  • Source: S600 Title: Lorna's Family History Musings
  • Source: S617 Title: OPR Watten, Caithness, Subject: Birth baptism marriage, Location: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2
  1. Source: #S414 Mar. 1750 Donald GRAY and Kathrin MORGAN, batch M110422 (Watten), extracted 1993
  2. Source: #S617 Bap 1749 Margaret GRAY, extracted Nov 2003
  3. Source: #S600 Nov 2003, updated Jul 2013
  4. Source: #S617 GRAY Baptisms, 1725 - 1733, skimmed Nov 2003
  5. Source: #S414 Mar. 1750 Donald GRAY and Kathrin MORGAN, batch M110422 (Watten), extracted 1993
  6. Source: #S617 Mar 1750 Donald GRAY & Kathrine MORGAN, extracted Nov 2003


Thank you to Lorna Henderson for creating profile Gray-2579 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 and merging profile Gray-5543 after the import of GraySinclairMorgan4WikiTreeJul2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jul 17, 2013. Ditto Gray-6252 after the import of GRAYJohnFOWLER4WikiTreeNov2013.ged on Nov 7, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Lorna and others.

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