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Kendray family

Research started by Barbara Bradley in October 2018 after finding information about Thomas Kendray of Grewelthorpe.

A book has been handed to me containing details of money collected in the village.
One page is as follows:-
1st January 1821.
This contains an Account of all sums of money left to Charitable Uses in the Township of Grewelthorpe in the County of York, specifying the particular lands out of which the same are payable and the periods of there [sic] Receipt and Distribution in each year, and an Account of the poor Persons to whom each Charity is disposed of is kept in an old Book belonging to the Township deposited in a Box in the possession of Thomas Kendray who is employed as Clerk by the Township.


Not a lot of information is available about Thomas.

Information found in Census returns and Parish Registers.


ALICE KENDRAY [nee ?] Born C. 1793 Grewelthorpe. Died August 1863. Married to Thomas. [Ref. 1861 census]
ELIZABETH B. KENDRAY. Born C. 1829 Grewelthorpe. Died after 1901. Dau of Thomas & Alice. Dressmaker in 1861. Married James Thackray in 1878. James was 28 years older than Elizabeth and he died in 1885.
FRANCIS KENDRAY. Born C.1803 Greenwich. Died May 1861 Grewelthorpe. M.I. Married Elizabeth from Leeds. Living Grewelthorpe in 1861 at Carr Brook. Elizabeth died March 1879.
JAMES KENDRAY. Born C1832 Mickley. Died 1899 York. Son of Francis & Elizabeth. Married Mary Ann Pearson. of Knaresborough in Oct. 1860.
JANE KENDRAY. Born C1821 Died Nov. 1852. Grewelthorpe. After birth of dau Mary. Married Thomas Wells. of Nosterfield in 1850.
LILIAN KENDRAY. Born March 1876. Died May 1951. Australia. Dau of William Thomas & Matilda Lofthouse.
THOMAS KENDRAY. Born C. 1799 Thirsk. Buried 23 May 1863.Grewelthorpe. Married to Alice from Grewelthorpe. Farm Labourer. Alice died 3 months after Thomas.
WILLIAM KENDRAY. An Ag. Labourer living with Thomas Kendray & Alice in 1841. Age about 30.
WILLIAM THOMAS KENDRAY. Born C.1843 Mickley. Died 1888 Ashton under Lyne. Son of Francis & Elizabeth. Married Matilda Lofthouse. of Laverton.


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