Clan Gray

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Welcome to Clan Gray

Clan Gray Team
Team Leader
Team MembersSandra Rolls, Michael Thomas
Clan Chief: none, armigerous clan
Crest: An anchor in pale Or
Motto: Anchor Fast Anchor
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Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Gray together with members bearing the name Gray, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Gray.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Gray on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Gray.


Clan History

Clan Branches

Other Names Associated with the Clan

Allied Clans

Rival Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

Source Material

Image Credits and Acknowledgements

Information below this line should be summarized and added to the Team Page. Detailed information should be added to additional Clan Pages

Important Note:-

Who can be a member of a Clan

The Lord Lyon of Scotland has defined clan membership on

Clan Gray

The Gray name is widespread throughout all areas of Scotland with particulary high concentrations in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Caithness, Shetland (Zetland), Perth and Kinross, Stirlingshire, Lanarkshire and the Borders.

The name derives possibly from the town of Gray in Haute-Saone, France. The first of the name in Scotland is Hugo de Gray in 1248, who was witness in a charter by Walter de Lundin. John Gray, mayor of Berwick, witnessed a gift of land to the Hospital of Soltre between 1250-66.

Henry Grey of Fife rendered homage in 1296, and Huwe Grey, juror on an inquest, also rendered homage.

John Gray was Provost of Crail in 1327, William dictus Gray witnessed a charter by Muriel, widow of Sir William de Roe (1333-63).

John Gray of Broxmouth had a charter of the lands of Craigy in le Mernys in 1357, and Ibbote Gray leased the land of Molyne in 1376.

Many Scottish families, including the Grays, succumbed to the power of Edward I of England and pledged allegiance by signing the Ragman Rolls. They, however, changed their allegiance and went on to follow Robert the Bruce in the quest for Scottish independence. Sir Andrew Gray’s services to the Scottish crown saw him being rewarded with land grants, which included Longforgan in Tayside.

The Lord Lyon, in 1950, barred those with double-barrell names from the chiefship of clans. Angus Diarmid Ian Campbell-Gray, the 22nd Lord Gray had been chief of Clan Gray at the time.

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