Saturday, February 10, 2018

George James Dennistoun


George James Dennistoun




Gray, Melville


Melville Gray
(Melville Jameson Gray)


Melville Jameson Gray, born 30 November 1847, bapt 25 February 1848 Kinnoul, Perth, Scotland, died 7 June 1946 Perthshire, Scotland
 


Gray, Melville, Estate Agent, Accountant and Auditor, Church Street, Timaru. Mr. Gray was born at Bowerswell, Perth, Scotland, in 1847, educated at Harrow, and came to Port Chalmers by the ship “Celaeno,” in 1866. After gaining some experience of station life at the Land Company's Pareora station, he obtained the management of Otipua station, which he held for three years before purchasing, in 1872, a share in Ashwick station, where he resided and managed till he sold out in 1886. 

He then visited the Old Country before beginning his present business in 1887. Mr. Gray was one of the founders of, and for some years a successful competitor at, the meetings of the South Canterbury Amateur Athletic Club. He has exhibited with, and been a member of, the Timaru Agricultural and Pastoral Association and has served on the Mount Cook Road Board, the Timaru and Gladstone Board of Works, and the South Canterbury Board of Education.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Author: Cyclopedia Company Limited, 1903.



Miss Millais, daughter of the famous painter, who is visiting New Zealand, has just gone up to the residence of her relative, Mr Melville Gray at Burke’s Pass. It is believed that this young lady is the original of her father’s great picture "Cherry Ripe” which it will be remembered created such an immense sensation in London, and he became world-famous a very few years ago.
South Canterbury Times, Issue 3853, 13 August 1885



Two relatives of Sir John Millais (says the Evening Post) live in this colony - Mr H. Millais, of the Public Works Department, Wellington, his first cousin, and Mr Melville Gray, of Timaru, his brother-in-law. The deceased, it may be stated, was prouder of his Jersey lineage than of his baronetage, for he could trace his ancestry back in unbroken line to the year 1331.
Timaru Herald, Volume LX, Issue 2164, 19 August 1896



family:
son of George Gray (1800–1877) and Sophia Margaret Jameson (1808–1894),  ​they were the parents of:


1. Euphemia Chalmers Gray born 7 May 1828, Bowerswell House, Perth died 23 December 1897 Bowerswell House, Perth aged 69 years, buried Kinnoull Churchyard,  married 1855 John Everett Millais born 1829 died 1896

issue:
1a. Sir Everett Millais 2nd Bt. born 30 May 1856 died 7 September 1897 aged 41 years married 1886 Mary St Lawrence Hope-Vere born 1861 died 1948 aged 87 years
issue:

John Everett Millais 3rd Bt. born 28 November 1888 died 30 September 1920 aged 31 years
Euphemia Doris Millais born 1889 died 1893 aged 3 years
Perrine Millais born 8 February 1893 died 1979, married 1914 Malclom Matthew Moncrieff
Mary Amice de Carteret Millais born 4 July 1897, died 4 December 1978, married 16 January 1924 Sydney Hewitt Pitt

1b. George Gray Millais born 19 September 1857 Bowerswell, Perth,  died 30 August 1878 aged 20


1c. Effie Gray Millais born 28 November 1858 died 24 April 1911 aged 52 years married 28 November 1879 William Christopher James
issue:
Major George Millais James born 1881 died 4 November 1914 killed in action
Admiral Sir William Milbourne James born 22 December 1881 died 17 August 1973

1d. Mary Hunt Millais born 13 May 1860 died 17 January 1944 aged 83 years, unmarried

1e. Alice Sophia Caroline Millais born 1862 died 1936 aged 73 years married 1886 Charles Beilby Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Stuart of Wortley born 15 September 1851 died 24 April 1926
issue:
Hon. Clare Euphemia Stuart-Wortley born 16 October 1889 died 15 January 1945 aged 55 years, unmarried.

1f. Sir Geoffrey William Millais 4th Bt. born 18 September 1863 died 7 November 1941 aged 78 years, married 15 May 19011 Madeline Campbell Grace died 1963 aged 86 years
issue:
Esmé Edith Millais born 2 October 1902 died 31 December 1987
W/Cdr. Sir Ralph Regnault Millais,  5th Bt. born 4 March 1905 died 14 May 1992
Edward Gray St. Helier Millais born 15 March 1918 died 2 August 2003

1g. John Guille Millais born 24 March 1865 died 1931 aged 66 years married 31 October 1894 Fanny Margaret Skipwith (1869-1960)
issue:
Yvonne Daphne Millais born 28 August 1895 died 6 August 1906 aged 10 years
Geoffroi de Carteret Millais born 2 December 1896 died 22 August 1918 aged 21
Hesketh Raoul le Jarderay Millais (1901 or 1902-1999)
Natalie Rosamond Sophia Millais born 25 Decmber 1903 died 26 October 1948, married 1930 Gerald R. Coglin

1h. Sophie Margaret Jameson Millais born 15 June 1868 died 1 May 1907 aged 38 years, married 9 December 1891 Captain Douglas Lilburn MacEwen     

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2. George Gray born October 1829 died 27 December 1924 aged 95 years
3. Andrew Gray 1831
4. Robert Gray 1832

5. Sophia Margaret Gray 1834 died 1841 aged 6
6. Mary Gray 1836
7. Jane Gray 1838
8. Andrew Gray 1840
9. Robert Gray 1842
 

10. Sophia Margaret Gray (Sophy Gray) born October 1843 died 15 March 1882, married James Key Caird
issue:
Beatrix Ada Caird born 15 May 1874 at Bowerswell, Perth , died 1888





11. Alice Elizabeth Gray 1845, married George D. Stibbard
12. John Guthrie Gray 1846 (alive in 1891)
 

13. Melville Jameson Gray 1847–1946, married 21 February 1939 in Marlborough, England, Ada Catherine Julius born on 29 January 1882, London died 11 January 1949 Havelock North, New Zealand, daughter of Archbishop Churchill Julius DD and Alice Frances Rowlandson

14. Sir Albert Gray KCB., KC., born 10 October 1850 died 27 February 1928 aged 78 years at his home, Catherine Lodge, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London, married 1895 Sophie Williams died 6 May 1938 at Carlyle Square, Chelsea, daughter of Professor S. Wells Williams LLD of New Haven, Connecticut and the US Legation, Peking and widow of Hon. Thomas George Grosvenor (died 1886), son of Lord Ebury.
issue:
Patrick Walworth Gray, 155 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery wounded near Monchy-le-Preux, France and died 9 May 1917




15. Everett Gray born 1855 died 27 May 1891 Aix-les-Bains, France aged 36 years, married 19 July 1887 St Peter's Cranley Gardens, South Kensington by the Dean of York, Harriet Grace M. Don, daughter of Sir William Don, Bart., she married 2ndly 10 August 1892 John Satterfield Sanders