Edwin Bray (1824-1887) of Bray, Waddington and Co
1824 September 26th. Baptised at Bradford the son of James Bray, a Mason, and his wife Elizabeth Golder
1851 Living at 2 Cemetery Villas, Leeds: Edwin Bray (age 26 born Bradford), Engineer and Iron Founder. With his wife Ann Matilda Bray (age 24 born Holbeck) and their children Louisa Bray (age 3 born Leeds) and James Edwin Bray (age 2 born Leeds). One servant.
1856 Became a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - of New Dock Iron Works, Leeds - Bray, Waddington and Co
1856 Went to India
Went to South Africa
1885 Edwin Bray, a prospector discovered gold in the hills above Barberton and with 14 partners started the Sheba Reef Gold Mining Company, South Africa.
1887 July 14th. Died at Pretoria.
Sources of Information
- 1841 Census
- Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 04 November 1848
- 1851 Census
- Leeds Mercury - Saturday 30 January 1858
- 1861 Census