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Richard Ray, son of Thomas Ray and Susannah Ray [Martin]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1814
Born
In the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
25th Sep 1814
Christened
At St Swithin Parish Church in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C07056-1
 
2nd Dec 1834
Married
Matilda Bowrah at St Swithin Parish Church in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
East Grinstead Marriage Registers
 
1836
Birth of a son
Charles in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
c 1845
Married
Jane C .....
 
 
1851
At Chequers; Ray, Richd.; occupation Innkeeper and posting house
Post Office Directory
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Chequers Inn in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Head, employs 3 people; occupation Innkeeper and farmer
1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
 
1879
Recollections
At Marshalls Farm
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Ray, Richard. Of Marshalls Farm, Maresfield. Farmer. 32 years ago I came to Maresfield and took the Chequers Inn and the farm belonging to it (Lady Shelley's) and used it 19 years. 2 or 3 years after I came there I also took Markhouse Farm (adjoining Maresfield water mill) belonging to Mr. Streatfield and carried it on for 20 years. 22 years ago I also took Lampool Farm, Northlands and Readings (or Reddings) belonging to Lady Shelley and farmed them 8 years. I always had litter off the Forest for each of these farms, some every year.

I also at times had turf off the Forest for fuel at the Chequers and was never interrupted. 14 years ago I took Marshalls Farm and came to live here and have farmed it ever since, together with the land formerly used by old Birley. Marshalls also includes about 17 acres of land called Picketts which formerly belonged to Blackvenn. The total acreage I farm exclusive of wood is 330 acres. There are no buildings on Picketts or on the land late Birleys. I have had litter off the Forest to Marshalls at times but not constantly because I generally have plenty of straw. The manure made at Marshalls goes out generally over all the land.

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Marshalls in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex; Richard Ray, M, Head, married, age 66, born East Grinstead, employs 8 men and 3 boys; occupation Farmer
1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Ray, Rae individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Richard Ray
  
 Thomas Raym: 9th Apr 1798 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, SussexSusannah Martin 
 b: 1770 East Grinstead, Sussex  b: 1779 East Grinstead, Sussex
  
             
William  Mary  Charles  Joseph  Richard Sarah Harriet Pamela 
b: 1799 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 3rd Feb 1799 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1802 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 21st Feb 1802 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1808 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 21st Feb 1808 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1813 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 14th Mar 1813 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: 1814 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 25th Sep 1814 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1816 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 10th Mar 1816 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1818 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 1st Feb 1818 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1819 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 28th Nov 1819 St Swithin Parish Church
 
  Thomas James Henry Lucy         
  b: 1800 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 14th Apr 1800 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1803 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 6th Nov 1803 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1809 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 22nd Oct 1809 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1811 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 16th Jun 1811 St Swithin Parish Church
         
                 
Parental
record
   
   
   
1st marriage Richard Raym: 2nd Dec 1834 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, SussexMatilda Bowrah 
 b: 1814 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 25th Sep 1814 St Swithin Parish Church
  b: c 1815
  
  
 Charles 
 b: 1836 East Grinstead, Sussex
d: 1893 Sussex
 
    
Family
record
   
2nd marriage Richard Raym: c 1845Jane C 
 b: 1814 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 25th Sep 1814 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1818 Buxted, Sussex

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