Abraham Gray

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abraham Gray was born in ab 1728 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA (son of Abraham Gray and Ariaantje Jane Aersen).

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Abraham Gray was christened in 1698 in New York City, New York, USA (son of Isaac Gray and Susanna Symons); died in 1782 in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA.

    Notes:

    Abstract of Will: New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817, Volume XXXV, Abstract of Wills, 1781-1785
    1772, Feb. 11. Gray, Abraham, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife Oraonelve, my house and movable estate, while my widow; except a room for my single daughters. Son Isaac, 3 acres of land that join his east line. Sons, Art and Abraham, the 200 acres of land where I live. Son Daniel, 100 acres of the plantation where he lives. Daughters, Elizabeth Gray, Mary Gray, Susannah Gray, Anne Tyson, Lenah Golden, moveable estate, and other land. Executors—sons, Isaac and Art. Witnesses—Ezekiel Everitt, James Warford, Uriah Bonham. Proved May 10, 1782.
    1782, April 29. Inventory, £25.8.3, made by Amos Hogeland and Daniel Everitt. Lib. 25, p. 141

    Abraham married Ariaantje Jane Aersen. Ariaantje (daughter of Aert Aersen and Elizabeth Andriessen) was christened on 17 Sep 1699 in Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Ariaantje Jane Aersen was christened on 17 Sep 1699 in Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA (daughter of Aert Aersen and Elizabeth Andriessen).
    Children:
    1. 1. Abraham Gray was born in ab 1728 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.
    2. Isaac Gray, Sr. was christened on 15 Sep 1723 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA; died on 31 Jan 1796 in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA; was buried in Oak Summit Cemetery, Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA.
    3. Anne Gray was born about 1725 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.
    4. Arthur Gray was born on 19 Jan 1727 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA; died on 28 Nov 1812 in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA; was buried in Oak Summit Cemetery, Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA.
    5. Daniel Gray was born about 1732 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.
    6. Lenah Gray was born about 1734 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.
    7. Elizabeth Gray was born about 1736 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.
    8. Mary Gray was born about 1738 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.
    9. Susannah Gray was born about 1740 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Isaac Gray was born about 1651 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA (son of John Gray and Elizabeth Frost).

    Notes:

    From TAG: "On 16 April 1666, Samuel and Isaac Gray signed an agreement with 'John Ramsden, our father in Law' to serve him for six years and then to receive land 'which was formerly John Grays, deceased, owne father to Saumeuell & Isack..."

    Isaac married Susanna Symons. Susanna (daughter of Simon Barentsen and Wyntie Arents Van Putten) was christened on 22 Sep 1665 in New York City, New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Susanna Symons was christened on 22 Sep 1665 in New York City, New York, USA (daughter of Simon Barentsen and Wyntie Arents Van Putten).
    Children:
    1. Simon Gray was christened on 22 Apr 1688 in New York City, New York, USA.
    2. Isaac Gray was christened on 14 Dec 1690 in New York City, New York, USA.
    3. Samuel Gray was christened on 22 Jan 1696 in New York City, New York, USA.
    4. Jacob Gray was christened on 14 Aug 1700 in New York City, New York, USA; died on 25 Aug 1783 in Flemington, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA.
    5. 2. Abraham Gray was christened in 1698 in New York City, New York, USA; died in 1782 in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA.

  3. 6.  Aert Aersen was born about 1677 (son of Jan Aersen and Ariaentje Bleijk).

    Aert married Elizabeth Andriessen. Elizabeth (daughter of Andries Juriaensen Andriessen and Annitje Praa) was born about 1680. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Andriessen was born about 1680 (daughter of Andries Juriaensen Andriessen and Annitje Praa).
    Children:
    1. 3. Ariaantje Jane Aersen was christened on 17 Sep 1699 in Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA.
    2. Annteje Aersen was christened on 24 Aug 1701 in Old First Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, USA; died in 1773; was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Ringoes, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Gray was christened on 23 Nov 1617 in St. Mary's, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England (son of William Gray); died in 1666 in Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    From TAG: "John Gray, son of William Gray of Harrow on the Hill, co. Middlesex, England, immigrated to New England. Charles Edward Banks' posthumous Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants (Philadelphia 1937), p. 110, states that Henry and John Gray came to Fairfield, Conn,. from Hackney, but provides neither a date nor the name of the vessel. Thomas Lechford, in his letter of 1639 to William Frost, stated that Henry Gray's brother, a citizen of London, had promised to stock Henry with

    First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodsridge OldeEast New Jersey part 5 JOH N GRAY One of the original 80 "Associates" of Elizabethtown, (vide, ante,PART ONE, p. 101) an d a prominent citizen there, he came fromFairfield, Conn., where he had m. bef. 1638, Elizabe th WATSON, widowof JOHN WATSON, the parents of LUKE WATSON, who was his half-brother,(HATFIEL D, p. 62; and vide, ante, this PART, p. 721). He was of Flushing, L. I., 1649 (vide, ante, PA RT TWO, p. 152, and ofMiddleborough, (Newtown), and "Heemstead," Long Island, 1656, (Idem,p . 152).

    John married Elizabeth Frost in May 1639. Elizabeth (daughter of William Frost and Joyce Barker) was born on 24 Nov 1614 in Bankside, Nottinghamshire, England; died on 12 May 1682 in Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Frost was born on 24 Nov 1614 in Bankside, Nottinghamshire, England (daughter of William Frost and Joyce Barker); died on 12 May 1682 in Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Henry Gray was born in 1640 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
    2. Sarah Gray was born about 1642 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
    3. John Gray was born about 1645 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA; died in 1724 in Jamacia, Queens Co., New York, USA.
    4. Daniel Gray was born about 1646 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
    5. Samuel Gray was born about 1649 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
    6. 4. Isaac Gray was born about 1651 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.
    7. Elizabeth Gray was born about 1652 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.

  3. 10.  Simon Barentsen was born before 1642 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands (son of Barent Symonsen and Tryntie Catherine Claasen).

    Simon married Wyntie Arents Van Putten on 18 Nov 1661. Wyntie (daughter of Aert Theunis Van Putten and Susannah Van Schunenburg) was born about 1640; died after 1714. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Wyntie Arents Van Putten was born about 1640 (daughter of Aert Theunis Van Putten and Susannah Van Schunenburg); died after 1714.
    Children:
    1. 5. Susanna Symons was christened on 22 Sep 1665 in New York City, New York, USA.

  5. 12.  Jan Aersen was born about 1636; died in 1708.

    Notes:

    An article by Rosalie Fellows Bailey in the New York Genealogical &
    Biographical Record, identifies emigrants who owed money to the West
    India Company for their passage to New Netherlands and who were listed
    in the contemporaneous notes of one James Riker. The account is not
    complete and the date is that of embarkation, not of arrival (it took
    about 6 weeks for the voyage), but one name caught stands out

    Jan married Ariaentje Bleijk. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Ariaentje Bleijk
    Children:
    1. 6. Aert Aersen was born about 1677.

  7. 14.  Andries Juriaensen Andriessen was born on 19 Dec 1649 (son of Juriaen Andriessen and Jannetje Jans); died on 19 Mar 1679/1680.

    Notes:

    Andries Juriaensen was taxed at Brooklyn in 1675 and served as
    constable the same year. The incomplete records of Flatbush Dutch
    Church show the baptisms of only two children.

    Andries married Annitje Praa. Annitje (daughter of Pierre Praa and Marie Phillipe) was born in 1652. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Annitje Praa was born in 1652 (daughter of Pierre Praa and Marie Phillipe).

    Notes:

    After the death of Andries in March 1681, Annetje married (2) Jan
    Janse Staats; son of Jan Pietersz Staats of Gowanus and his first wife
    Grietje Jans. "Betrothed April 28, 1682, Jan Janse j.m. from Gowanus
    and residing there and Annye Pieters widow of Andries Juriaansz,
    residing Breukelen. Married at Breukelen June 11, 1682 by Doninie
    Tessenmacher."

    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Andriessen was born about 1680.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  William Gray was born est 1588 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England (son of William Gray and Mary Button); died on 3 Feb 1648 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England.

    Notes:

    His will reads "To my son John Graye twenty pounds . To son Henry twenty pounds. to son Isaac that cottage or tenement now or lately in the occu pation of michael Anderson lying and being in hobgoblin Lane near Sudbury Green in the paris h of Harrow-on-the-Hill etc. being freehold etc. To my daughter Susanna Gray the wife of my s on William five pounds as a token of my love to her. To my grandchild Abraham Gray son of Wil liam forty shillings, and to Josiah forty shillings and to Rebecca daughter of my son William all my pewter, and to his youngest daughter Priscilla all my brasse, as one pot, one kettle , etc. to my sister Rose Wight five pounds out of a greater sum she oweth me which five pound s I give her as a token of my love to her. To my cousin Thomas Ashwell and Mary his wife fiv e pounds to be distributed among their three children as token of my love. To elizabeth Corda that three pounds that is in the hands of John Page of Aperton, yeoman. to William Peache , son of John Peache of Greenford twenty shillings to be deducted out a greater sum his fathe r John Peache oweth me. I make my son William Gray of London, merchant taylor full and sole e xecutor and giveth unto him all and singular my moneys, cattle, chattels, goods, and lands an d whatsoever is mine that is not heretofore disposed of etc. I further will that that the fiv e pounds I gave my sister Rose Wight after her decease shall be given to Thomas Ashwell's children."

    He died in 1648 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex Co, England.

    See "A History of One Branch of the Fairfield, Conn., Gray Family" by May, Hoch and May, 1953

    Harrow-on-the-Hill was once about 12 miles from London. Now both have grown until they have g rown into each other.

    Children:
    1. William Gray was christened on 11 Aug 1611 in St. Mary's, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; died in 1663.
    2. 8. John Gray was christened on 23 Nov 1617 in St. Mary's, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England; died in 1666 in Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York, USA.
    3. Henry Gray was born est 1620.
    4. Isaac Gray was christened on 6 Jul 1621 in St. Mary's, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England.

  2. 18.  William Frost was born on 19 Sep 1589 in Stanstead, Suffolk Co., England (son of Edward Frost and Thomasine Belgrave); died on 06 Jan 1645 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA.

    William married Joyce Barker on 20 Apr 1612 (St. Mary's) in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Joyce was born est 1584 in Nottinghamshire, England; died in 1634. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 19.  Joyce Barker was born est 1584 in Nottinghamshire, England; died in 1634.
    Children:
    1. Daniel Frost was born on 17 Jan 1613; died on 23 Feb 1682.
    2. 9. Elizabeth Frost was born on 24 Nov 1614 in Bankside, Nottinghamshire, England; died on 12 May 1682 in Newtown, Suffolk Co., New York, USA.
    3. Mary Frost was born on 05 Jan 1616 in Bankside, Nottinghamshire, England.
    4. Lydia Frost was born in 1618.
    5. Joshua Frost was born in 1620; died on 20 Jan 1625.
    6. Abraham Frost was born in 1622.
    7. Samuel Frost was born in 1624; died on 02 Jun 1631.
    8. Susanna Frost was born on 04 Jun 1626 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died on 10 Jun 1626 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

  4. 20.  Barent Symonsen died before 1642 in New York, USA.

    Barent married Tryntie Catherine Claasen. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 21.  Tryntie Catherine Claasen
    Children:
    1. 10. Simon Barentsen was born before 1642 in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.

  6. 22.  Aert Theunis Van Putten was born about 1620; died in 1643 in Pavonia, Camden Co., New Jersey, USA.

    Notes:

    Killed by Indians - 1643

    Aert married Susannah Van Schunenburg in Jun 1640 in New Utrecht, Kings Co., New York, USA. Susannah (daughter of Jan Van Schunenburg) was born est 1620 in Borcken, Wessel, Netherlands; died in in New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 23.  Susannah Van Schunenburg was born est 1620 in Borcken, Wessel, Netherlands (daughter of Jan Van Schunenburg); died in in New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. 11. Wyntie Arents Van Putten was born about 1640; died after 1714.
    2. Susannah Van Putten was born about 1642.

  8. 28.  Juriaen Andriessen was born about 1607.

    Notes:

    He came to America before 1639, and died before December 18, 1654. He
    was known as

    Juriaen married Jannetje Jans. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  9. 29.  Jannetje Jans
    Children:
    1. 14. Andries Juriaensen Andriessen was born on 19 Dec 1649; died on 19 Mar 1679/1680.

  10. 30.  Pierre Praa was born about 1620.

    Notes:

    PIERRE/PETER PRAA born about 1620; emigrated to America in 1659. He
    was a Huguenot living near Dieppe, France, and later in Vissingen and
    Leiden, Holland. There is an entry in the Walloon Church of Leiden
    membership list dated 12 March 1659 that

    Pierre married Marie Phillipe. Marie died in Feb 1650/1651. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  11. 31.  Marie Phillipe died in Feb 1650/1651.
    Children:
    1. 15. Annitje Praa was born in 1652.