Henry BRAY of Treswithian, Gent.
(Est 1500-1545)
(Between 1500-1556)
William ISHAM
John BRAY of Treswithian, Gent.
(Est 1535-)
Katherine ISHAM
George BRAY of Treswithian, Gent.


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George BRAY of Treswithian, Gent.

  • Born: 1566, Treswithian, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Married: 4 Oct 1589, Camborne, Cornwall 1
  • Buried: Apr 1633, Camborne, Cornwall 1

  General Notes:

Compiler's 11 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

son and heir, aged 54 years, living 1620. Paid the subsidy 41 Eliz. [1599] Lay Sub. 88/204. 2


Ezekiel Grosse (Plaintiff), George Bray (Defendant) C 2/G13/7 c.1603-25 Land in Treswythen in Camborne, late of Thomas Rosewarne 3


Deeds, Rosewarne and Parkanbowen, Camborne

tem 1: Parties: 1) Richard Rosewarne, gentleman, of Camborne and Joane his wife 2) George Braye, of Camborne and Richarde Mason of Grade, gentlemen 3) George Rosewarne, son of Richarde Rosewarne, and Ann Mason, daughter of Richard Mason, whom George 'godwilling shall marrie and take to wife'. Conveyance of messuages, lands and tenements called Rosewarne Wartha in Camborne, and all the lands of Richard Rosewarne in Cornwall, 14 June 1619 4


Called George Braye, gent., in the burial record.


The Visitation of Cornwall shows the wife of George Bray as Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Danvers of Dancy [Dauntsey] in Com. Wilts, second brother to Sir John Danvers. The Visitation gives Elizabeth's burial date as 22 Aug 1622. On checking the Camborne Register (burials), it turns out this is the burial date for Ann Bray, wife of George Bray, gent., not Elizabeth Bray. Ellyzabeth Bree, wife of Mr. George Bree, was buried in Camborne 27 May 1601. Given Bree was an orthographic variation of Bray(e), it's tempting to assume that this George married twice, first to Ann and then to Elizabeth. However, Ann, as mentioned above, died in 1622. The only conclusion I can draw at this point is that there was another George Bray, speculatively a son of George's uncle William, who may have indeed married an Elizabeth Danvers of Dauntsey in Wiltshire, despite the fact that in the Danver pedigree, Henry is not shown to have a daughter Elizabeth (which doesn't mean that he didn't). Henry Danvers's only listed daughter Anna married Henry Bayliffe of Monckton and their youngest child was born about 1612.

  Marriage Information:

George married Ann on 4 Oct 1589 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (Ann was buried on 22 Aug 1622 in Camborne, Cornwall 1.)


1 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, marriages, burials (bride's name not shown in the Register).

2 The Visitation of the County of Cornwall in the year 1620, Bray of Treswithian, p. 53.

3 Source (PDF).

4 Cornwall County Council EN/560.

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