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    Default Thomas Gray - waterman

    I am trying to find any info on my ancestor - Thomas Gray [b1824 at Drakeholes, Notts, lived later at Gainsborough]. He was master of the sloop "Princess Victoria" carrying coal from Gainsborough [where it was based] to Hull. Moored at Hessle Haven in the Humber at time of 1861 census. All the family were on board - Thomas, wife Sarah, children - Catherine, John & Joseph, brother-in-law William Stainton, his wife & two children. Any info on Thomas & his family would be gratefully received, if not known could anybody point me in the right direction. Also any info on the boat "Princess Victoria" built presumably before 1837.

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    In 1871 the family is still in Gainsborough, residing (floating maybe) in ****yard off or near Silver Street:

    Thomas Gray 47 occupation Sloopman
    Mary Ann Gray 48
    Joseph Gray 13 (son)
    Sarah Ann Gray (daur)

    next door is:
    John Gray 79 occupation Sloopman
    Jane Gray 54
    Hannah Harwood (grand daughter)

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