Luke Bray was born about 1765, the son of Luke Bray [Abt 1730 – 1774] of Galberstown, Holy Cross, County Tipperary, and his wife Mary Phillips. He had four brothers, John, the eldest, Samuel, Edmond and Robert, and two sisters, Eleanor and Mary Bray.
His father, Luke Bray, bequeathed his interest in Galbertstown Co Tipperary to his Executrix his wife Mary Phillips in trust for his son John Bray - and to herself £40 p. a. - until her son (John) is 21 yrs of age - and thence to Samuel Edmond Luke and Robert., to each of whom he leaves £200.
Luke Bray married Anstice Cormick about 1795. They had four children.
Mary and Biddy twins for Luke Bray and Anstice Cormac, sponsors Alice [Bowe], Thomas Cormac and Biddy Cormac. [Catholic Church Records. Thurles. Baptisms. 02489/04. P. 3. 1795. www.nli.ie ]
Ellen, Luke Bray and Anstice Cormac, sponsors John Bray and Bridget Gleeson [?]. [Catholic Church Records, Thurles. Baptism 26 December1797. Mf 02489/04. P. 10. www.nli.ie]
John, son of Luke Bray and Anstice Cormac, sponsors John and Bridget Cormac. [Catholic Church Records, Thurles. Mf. 02489/04. Baptism 2 September 1800. www.nli.ie].
Luke Bray, died on the 4th of June 1801 aged 34. His wife Anstice died three months later.
Their Grave Stones are at Holy Cross Abbey.
.Luke Bray and wife Anstice Cormick. d. June and Sept 1801.
The Bray graves can be found on findagrave.com.
What happened to Mary, Biddy, Ellen and John? All four were small children when their parents died.