'Ray1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ray of Denston, Ray of King's Lynn, Ray of Stradishall, Ray of Wickhambrook

MGH starts with 2 brothers, shown as sons of ...
?? Ray
1. John Ray of Wickhambrook, Suffolk (d before 13.03.1452)
  A. Robert Ray of Denardstone alias Denston & Wickhambrook (d c04.1482)
  m. Margaret (d before 20.1.1484)
  i. John Ray of Denston (d c07.1503)
  m. Elizabeth (d c02.1521)
  a. John Ray of Denston (d before 22.11.1539)
m. Agnes (d 1539-40)
  (1) Robert Ray of Denston (b c1508, d before 09.01.1551)
  m. Joan
  (A) John Ray of Denston (b c1528, bur 13.04.1595)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 28.01.1596-7?)
  (i) John Ray of Denston
  m. (08.10.1578) Alice Plume (bur 28.01.1589-90, dau of _ Plume of Hawkedon)
  (ii) George Ray (bpt 06.02.1564-5, a 1594)
  m. (02.10.1590) Katherine Wright
  (a) John Ray (a 10.1594)
  (iii) William Ray (bpt 20.10.1571, d before 16.02.1634)
  m. Elizabeth (a 02.1634)
  (a) Robert Ray (d before 09.07.1658, rector of Hollesley, Suffolk)
m. Anne
  ((1)) William Ray (b 16.04.1654, bur 28.11.1654)
  ((2)) Catherine Ray
  m. (21.12.1657) Edward Roberts
  ((3))+ other issue (a 12.1657) - Robert, Johm, Frances, Jane, Anne, Martha, Lucy, Elizabeth
  (iv) Richard Ray of Whepsted, Suffolk (bpt 06.01.1572-3, d by 1647)
  m. Elizabeth
  (v) Robert Ray (dsp before 12.05.1647, rector of Hawkedon)
  m. (07.02.1587) Alice Webb (a 1645)
  (vi) Francis Ray of Denston (bur 15.09.1611)
  m1. (before 1595) Elizabeth (bur 22.02.1610-1)
  (a) John Ray of Denston & Wickhambrook, later of Gosfield, Essex
  ((1)) Robert Ray
  (b) Daniel Ray in Wickhambrook (bpt 25.04.1598, d before 06.10.1661, 3rd son)
  m. (04.10.1624) Hester Hyndes (dau of Thomas Hyndes)
  ((1)) Robert Ray in Wickhambrook (d before 15.07.1686)
  ((A)) John Ray (b c1674, a 1686)
  ((2)) Daniel Ray (a 11.1673)
  (c)+ other issue - Nathaniel of Hawkedon (bpt 18.12.1595, dsp c0.1638), Samuel (bpt 01.05.1606, a 1638), Elizabeth (bpt 23.08.1601, a 1611)
  m2. (06.08.1611) Frances Callow (a 09.1630, sister of Thomas & Clement Callowe)
  (vii) Thomas Ray of Denston & Wickhambrook
  m. Rose (bur 08.11.1626?)
(a) Robert Ray of Wickhambrook (bpt 12.10.1600, bur 09.07.1685)
  m. Mary (bur 02.07.1685)
  ((1))+ issue (a 1685) - John, Mary
  (b) Elizabeth Ray (bpt 06.05.1589)
  m. (24.10.1614) Edward Agas
  (c)+ other issue - Samuel of Stansfield (a 1685), Richard (bpt 16.06.1603), Martha (bpt 13.09.1590), Mirabel (bpt 01.01.1591-2, bur 13.12.1611/2), Rose (bpt 16.06.1603)
  (viii) Martha Ray (d before 18.02.1632)
  m. (31.10.1576) Ambrose Everard of Hawkedon (d before 25.03.1595)
  (ix) Elizabeth Ray
  m. (13.02.1574) Robert Rewse or Rous
  (x) Margaret Ray (bpt 08.02.1563-4)
  m. (02.10.1590) Philip Parker
  (xi)+ other issue - Charles (bpt 28.10.1567, a 10.1594), Mirabel (bpt 06.09.1566, a 1594)
  (B) Richard Ray of Stradishall, Suffolk (bur 09.01.1610)
  m. Mary (bur 27.03.1627)
  (i) John Ray of Stradishall (bpt 07.08.1566, d before 30.06.1631)
  (ii) Robert Ray of King's Lynn (Norfolk) & Stradishall (bpt 05.01.1568-9, d c06.1631)
  m. Ellen (d before 09.05.1635)
  (a) Elizabeth Ray
  m. John Arrowsmith
  (b) Ellen Ray in King's Lynn
  m. William White (or Wright?)
  (c)+ other issue - Robert (d before 25.10.1642), Mary of Potters, Anne
  (i) Henry Ray of King's Lynn (bpt 07.06.1572, d before 21.01.1618-9, 4th son)
  m. Mary
  (a)+ issue - John (b c1597, a 1621), Mary (a 12.1618)
  (i) Richard Ray of Stradishall (bpt 07.02.1574-5, d before 23.04.1632)
  m. Susan
  (a) Mary Ray (bpt 29.11.1612)
  m. (07.05.1633) Thomas Rowning
  (b)+ other issue - John (a 1630), Susan (bpt 01.01.1615), Sarah (bpt 16.02.1618-9, bur 20.02.1618-9)
  (iii) Ambrose Ray (bpt 09.08.1579, d before 1609)
(a) John Ray (b c1605, a 1630)
  (iii)+ other issue - Bridget (bpt 06.01.1576-7), Anne (bpt 03.03.1581-2)
  Either Bridget or Anne married ...
  m. Rev. John Rogers (a 1609, 1630)
  The other of Bridget or Anne married ...
  m. Rev. John Benton (a 1609, 1630)
  (vi)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 17.03.1570-1, a 01.1630), Abraham (bpt 04.12.1580, d before 31.01.1630), Samuel (bpt 11.12.1586)
  (C) Thomas Ray (a 1558)
(D) Robert Ray of Wickhambrook (d c07.1598)
  m. (18.06.1567) Margery (or Mary) Bigg (bur 11.05.1612)
  (2) John Ray of Cheveley, Cambridgeshire (dsp before 23.10.1560)
  m. Margaret
  (3) George Ray of Long Melford, Suffolk (d before 19.06.1545)
  m. Elizabeth (a 06.1545)
  (A) William Ray (a 1558)
(4) Elizabeth Ray (d 17.02.1587)
  m. (c1530) William Cracherode (Crochrode) of Topsfield (d 10.01.1585)
  (5) Anne Ray
  m. _ Scott
  (6) Alice Ray
  m. John Cutter
  b. Thomas Ray in Wickhambrook
  c. Agnes Ray
  m. John Smith of Cavendish
  d. Anne Ray
  m. _ Westropp
  (1)+ issue (by 1539) - John, Robert, George
  e. Catherine Ray
  m. _ Sparrow
  ii. John Ray
  a. Robert Ray (a 1503, canon of Newenham)
  iii. Joan Ray
  B. Lucy Ray (a 1452)
2. Robert Ray (a 03.1452)
  A. John Ray (a 1452)

Main source(s): MGH (NS3, vol 5 (1904), 'Ray of Denston, Wickhambrook, and other places in Suffolk, together with ...', p219+)
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