North Street, Newry, County Down

North Street, Newry, County Down
North Street, Newry, County Down

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Robert Bray [abt 1759], Thurles, County Tipperary

Robert Bray was the son of Luke Bray of Galbertstown, County Tipperary  and his wife, Mary Phillips, daughter of Samuel Phillips of Foyle and Sarah Max of Gaile, County Tipperary.
His father, Luke Bray, died in 1774 when Robert and his siblings were still minors. Robert, his brothers John, Edmond, Luke, and Samuel, and his sisters, Eleanor and Mary, are mentioned in their father’s will. Robert received a bequest of £200.
James Max of Killough, County Tipperary, in his will, proved in 1775, lists the children of his cousin Mary Bray [nee Phillips].
To Mrs Mary Bray during viduity and no longer £20 yearly out of the Commons of Cashel, if interest continue so long also £0 immediately to buy mourning.
To John Bray, her eldest son, £50 at age 21. To Ellenor, Mary, Luke, and Robert Bray £10 each at such time as ex’rs think proper.
His brother Thomas Max, also of Killough, in his will dated 1777, also left Robert £20.
To cousin Mary Bray £50 and to her son John Bray £100 exclusive of devise mentioned. To Simon Bray and Edmond Bray, sons of said Mary Bray 10 guineas each at 21. To Luke Bray and Robert Bray, younger sons of Mary, £20 each, over and above legacies left them by my brother James Max, which sums I direct to be paid as apprentice fees with them, and to Ellinor Bray £20, and to Mary Bray, daughter of said Mary £30.

No further records for Robert Bray have been found.

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