Arthur Frank GRAY was born bet. July and September, 1881 in Egham, Surrey, England. He married Eliza KNIBBS 14 September 1921 in Fulham, London, Middlesex, England. He died 20 November 1944 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. Eliza KNIBBS, daughter of Thomas KNIBBS and Mary Ann Maria FROUD , was born 07 December 1884 in Egham, Surrey, England. She died 14 October 1963 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England.


Children of Arthur Frank GRAY and Eliza KNIBBS are:
1. Dorothy GRAY, b. Private
2. Olive M GRAY, b. 26 August 1925

Marriage Notes for Arthur Frank GRAY\Eliza KNIBBS:

I learned from Eliza's granddaughter Ruth, that Eliza (or Dids as she was always known) had known Frank as a child and they had played together near the Copper Horse in Windsor Great Park.
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Arthur and Eliza married at Christchurch, Studdridge Street, Fulham, London. The best man was Arthur's brother Harry. Witnesses were harry and Eliza's sister, Ada.


Notes for Arthur Frank GRAY:

Also known as: Frank

In 1901, Arthur was living at Cumberland Gate, Old Windsor, Berkshire:
George Gray Head Mar 52 Carpkeeper(?) Berks Winkfield
Mary Ann Gray Wife Mar 52 Berks Warfield
Arthur Frank Gray Son UnM 19 Gardener Domestic Surrey Windsor Park
Harry William Gray Son UnM 17 Carpenters Apprentice Surrey Windsor Park
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Arthur married Eliza Knibbs in 1921.
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Arthur's ashes are scattered in the Garden of Remembrance in Perry Barr Crematorium, Birminhgam.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Arthur.

Sources for Arthur Frank GRAY:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. Personal Contact with Ruth Crowther,
  3. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Eliza KNIBBS:

Also known as: Dids

We can see Eliza and her sister Mary at the 1901 census living at Altwood Road, Bray, Berkshire:
Mary J Robson Head Wid 79 Living on Own Means London Marylebone
William J Robson Son UnM 44 Living on Own Means Staffs Shepstone
Caroline E Robson Daur 48 UnM Living on Own Means London Marylebone
Laura L M Robson Daur UnM 46 Living on Own Means Staffs Shepstone
Evelyn L Robson Daur UnM 38 Living on Own Means Staffs Shepstone
Annie Hancock Servant UnM 32 Cook Domestic German Subject
Jane A Gibbs Servant UnM 36 Ladies Maide Domestic Surrey Lingfield
Mary I Looker Servant UnM 23 Parlourmaid Domestic Berks Shottesbrook
Mary Knibbs Servant UnM 21 Housemaid Domestic Surrey Englefield Green
Eliza Knibbs Servant 17 UnM Housemaid DomesticSurrey Englefield Green
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I believe it's probably this Eliza we see in 1911, living at Ditton Grange, Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey:
Alfred William Drayson Head 57 Married Pearl and Diamond Merchant London
Amelia Drayson Wife 56 Married London
Ida Phillis Drayson Daughter 23 Single Bowespark
Elsie Drayson Daughter 21 Single Bowespark
Olive Drayson Daughter 17 Single Bowespark
Violet Drayson Daughter 17 Single Bowespark
John Douglas Drayson Son 19 Single Clerk-Assistant to Father Bowespark
Mary Musgrove Parlourmaid 32 Single Parlourmaid Domestic Cromford Derbyshire
Jane Mallis Cook 33 Single Cook Domestic Long Marston Herts
Grace Clark Housemaid 28 Single Housemaid Domestic Chobham Surrey
Eliza Knibbs Ladymaid 25 Single Ladymaid Domestic Englefield Green Surrey
Agnes Srills Parlourmaid 20 Single Parlourmaid Domestic Lawston Cambs
Caroline Chippendale Kitchenmaid 20 Single Kitchenmaid Domestic London
George Edward Grah Groom 25 Single Groom London Paddington
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Note: The following is from Dids' granddaughter, Ruth Crowther:
Between 1911-1921, Did's daughters believe she worked in Ireland and also for the Governor of the Chelsea Pensioners, looking after his children. This could have been anytime in her working life as the census is only “clips” of every tenth year.
Dids gave a piece of Chelsea red cloth to her daughter Dorothy and this was passed down through the family.
Unfortunately, the Ministry of Defence, who keep the records for employees of the Chelsea hospital, do not keep personnel records after 100 years from the date of birth.
We think that Sir George White was her employer and she looked after his children. This will be between 1905-1911 before the next census in 1911. He was from Ireland so it is likely that she looked after his daughters in Ireland as we know that she worked in Ireland for a time.
We do know, however, on a chance meeting at Newbury Station, Frank’s sister – Nell - happened to see Dids. She was presumably on a visit home. We’re not sure when this took place, except that it was after the War. A conversation took place and Nell mentioned to Frank that he had seen Dids. At some stage, they got back in touch with each other.
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Eliza's ashes are scattered in the Garden of Remembrance in Perry Barr Crematorium, Birminhgam.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Eliza.

Sources for Eliza KNIBBS:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Personal Contact with Ruth Crowther,
  4. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Dorothy GRAY:


Notes for Olive M GRAY:

Olive married George Powell in Lidlow during q3/1948.