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245770. ANDREW GRAY was 2nd Baron  Hereditary Sheriff of Forfar, Privy Councellor and  Second Lord Gray. He was born at Roxborough Castle, Broxmouth, Roxburghshire in 1446. He married Janet Keith at Huntly, Aberdeenshireon  in March 1463. He married Isabel Stewart just after the death of Janet in 1483.  He died  at Foulis, Perthshire,  on February 14th 1514. 

245771. JANET KEITH was born at Dunottar, Scotland in 1446. She died at Argyll, Scotland in 1483

Children to Janet Keith

   122885. Elizabeth Gray   b.1456 Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Alexander Campbell of Skipness b. 1474

Children to Isabel Stewart
Robert Gray. Of, Leitfie, Perthshire, Scotland b. 1484. Died at Flodden, Northumberland, England Sep 9 1513
Gilbert Gray, of Buttergask Perthshire, Scotland b. 1486
Caherine Campbell b. 1489 at Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland
Edward Gray b. 1490 at Lundy, Perthshire, Scotland
Marjory Gray b. 1498 at Broxmouth, Roxburghshire
William Gray b. 1502 at    Roxburghshire, Scotland

Janet Keith

 The ruins of Roxborough Castle 


491540.  PATRICK GRAY was born in 1419 at Castle Broxmouth, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was titled Master of Gray, and was a Gentlemen of the Bedchamber and Hereditary Sheriff of Forfar. He married, firstly, Margaret Fleming, daughter of Sir Malcolm Fleming of Biggar and Cumbernauld and then Lady Elizabeth Stewart, before marrying Annabella Forbes on 7th February 1439 . He died at Foulis, Perthshire, Scotland on September 1st  1464.


491541. ANNABELLA FORBES was born titled Baroness of Forbes at Forbes, Aberdeenshire in October 1423.  She died at  Foulis, Perthshire,  in 1514 

Children all born at Broxmouth, Roxburghsire, Scotland

245770. Andrew Gray 2nd Baron Gray, b.  1446 
Elizabeth Gray b. 1452 at 
Female Gray b. 1452 d. 1452
Janet Gray b. 1454

Annabella Forbes

 Annabella Forbes

Elizabeth Wemyss


983080. ANDREW GRAY, 1st Lord Gray,  was born in 1390 at Broxmouth, Roxburghshire. He was a politician and diplomat. In 1424 he was accepted by the English government as one of the hostages for the payment of the ransom of James I of Scotland, apparently in place of his father, whose estate was estimated at the time as being worth six hundred merks annually. His father presented a letter to the English government, in which the hostage is said to be his only son and heir, promising fidelity on behalf of his son, and also that he would not disinherit him on account of his acting as a hostage. He was sent to Pontefract Castle, and afterwards committed to the Tower of London, where he remained until 1427, when he was exchanged for Malcolm Fleming, son of the laird of Cumbernauld.

In 1436, he accompanied Princess Margaret, daughter of James I, to France, for her marriage to the Dauphin Louis. In 1449 he was appointed part of a committee of the Estates to examine previous acts of Parliament and general councils, and report to Parliament on their existing validity. On various occasions between 1449 and 1460 he was employed as one of the Scottish ambassadors to negotiate treaties of peace with England, and appointed as a general conservator of these treaties. He briefly acted as a Warden of the Marches.

In 1451, along with the abbot of Melrose Abbey, he received a safe-conduct to allow him to make a pilgrimage to Canterbury, and in 1452 he became Master of the Household to James II.

On 26 August that year he was granted permission to build a castle on any part of his lands, and he built Castle Huntly on his estate of Longforgan in the carse of Gowrie (not to be confused with the older Huntly Castle, in Aberdeenshire). This castle, long the residence of the family, was sold to the Earl of Strathmore in 1615, and the name changed to Castle Lyon. In 1777, it was repurchased by George Paterson, who married Anne Gray, daughter of the 11th Lord Gray, and restored the original name.

In 1455, he was one of the nobles who secured the forfeiture of the Earl of Douglas. In the following year, the abbot of Scone sued him for paying the dues of Inchmartin in bad grain. He took an active part in parliamentary work, and in 1464 was appointed one of the lords auditors for hearing and determining civil causes. He accompanied James III to Berwick, where he had the authority of Parliament to ratify the truce with England being negotiated at Newcastle.

He died in 1469, probably towards the end of the year at Perth, Perthshire as he is mentioned as deceased in a document of 20 January 1469-70.

He married, on 31 August 1418, Elizabeth Wemyss, the eldest daughter of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss and Reres, with whom it was stipulated he should receive as dowry a £30 land in Strathardle, Perthshire. This condition was not observed, and gave rise to litigation at a later date. His wife survived him. He was succeeded to the title by his grandson.

983081. ELIZABETH WEMYSS, Lady,  was born in 1394 at Newton Rires, Fife. She died  on 15th  May 1470,

1. 491540.  Patrick Gray,   b. 1419, Roxburghshire,  d. 1464, Perth, Perthshire,  (Age 45 years)
2. Margaret Gray,   b. 1425, Roxburghshire,  married Robert, Lord Lyle. she died . 1466  
3. Christian Gray,   b. 1427, Broxmouth, Roxburgshire,  James Chrighton of Strathurd 
4. David Gray,   b. 1429, Broxmouth, Roxburghsire,  d. date unknown
5. Andrew Gray,   b. 1446, Cluny, Perthshire  d. 1464  (Age 18 years) 

Castle Huntly is now an HM Prison

 Originally a quadrangular courtyard that was augmented with the addition of a substantial Tower House in the mid-seventeenth century, Fowlis Easter Castle was once at the centre of a large and heavily populated estate. Abandoned in the eighteenth century, it was later converted for use by farm workers and is now a private residence

The village of Longforgan beside  Castle Huntly,


1966160. ANDREW GRAY of Foulis , LORD GRAY was born around 1355 at Broxmouth, Roxburghshire.   He first married Janet in 1377 and then married secondly,  Elizabeth Buchanan of Dundee, daughter of Sir Walter Buchanan, knight. They had no children . 
He is recorded as granting a charter, dated at Foulis, 10th May 1424, to Patrick Scott, burgess of Dundee, of some lands in Dudup which was witnessed by Andrew, his son and heir, Alexander, Patrick, and George, his brothers; John Gray, his natural and legitimate son, William de Auchterlony of Kelly, and John Ross of Kinfauns, his sons; Patrick Parker, his grandson; Thomas Boyd, and John Logan, "scutigeris meis."  Also , Sir Andrew Gray, Lord of Foulis, granted a charter to his beloved son, Andrew Gray, procreated betwixt him and his wife , Elisabeth Buchanan, of part of the barony of Longforgun, and the heirs male of his body; which failing, to Patrick, William, and John, his sons, procreated betwixt him and the said Elisabeth, dated 7th May 1439; to which are witnesses, Andrew Gray, his son and heir; John Gray, his son; Thomas Gray, and William Gray, nepotibus meis.
Andrew died on July 28th 1441 at Broxmouth, Roxburghshire. 

 1966161. JANET de MORTIMER was born in 1359 at  Foulis, Perth, daughter of Sir Roger de Mortimer 2nd Earl of March. Janet, described as "heiress of Aberdour" inherited the estate of Fowlis Easter from her father. She died at Broxmouth, Roxburgshire in  1397 aged 38. 

983080. Andrew Gray ca 1421-
Margaret Gray ca 1425-
Christian Gray ca 1427-
David Gray ca 1429-

 The Gray family crest

The Gray's Early History

Gray was first found in Northumberland, with Anschatel Groy of Haute Saone, Normandy, who fought with William the Conqueror in 1066 AD. After the conquest, Anschatel Groy settled in Chillingham, Northumberland. He was from the department of Haute Saone called Gray, sometimes Groy, or Croy, in Normandy. From this house sprang the Grays of Suffolk, Kent, Tankerville, and Stamford. John de Gray (died 1214) was Bishop of Norwich in Norfolk,
The Normans were descended from the Vikings that raided Northern France in the late 9th  and early 10th centuries. The French King, Charles the Simple, achieved peace in 911 by creating the Duchy of Normandy, named after the Norsemen, and granting it to Rollo, their chief, who ruled as a vassal of the French King. However, rather than transforming that portion of France into another Scandinavia the Viking settlers adopted the culture of the natives and merged with them. So though they had Viking roots, it was French speaking, Christian people that invaded England, and not Norsemen.  

From England the Normans spread north to Scotland. The Scottish King, Malcolm Canmore was established as a vassal of William's and Norman influence gradually worked its way into Scotland. In 1128, the Earl of Huntingdon, who later became King David I of Scotland, invited his noble Norman friends to the north to strengthen his royal court, granting them larger estates than they had in England. Having spent part of his youth at the English court, King David was particularly influenced by the Normans and adopted many of their institutions and ideas. The surname Gray emerged as a notable Scottish family name in Northumberland where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated with manor and estates in that shire. The first bearer of the name on record in Scotland is Hugo de Gray, who was listed as a witness in a charter in the year 1248. In that same year, the Chillingham branch moved north. Hugh Gray settled in Berwickshire and John Gray became the Mayor of Berwick in 1250. Henry Gray rendered homage to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. Sir Thomas Gray of Lanarkshire was an important historian of early border life. The Grays became more prominent in Scottish life and became a fully fledged Scottish Clan of great dignity.

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