Introduction / Westray Grays / George Gray and Margaret Seatter / George Gray and Jean Reid / Robert Gray and Christian Harcus / Christina Gray and James Drever
Ann Gray, the daughter of Robert Gray and Christina Harcus, married Thomas Drever.
They had three children:
Thomas Drever died on 26th December 1848 at the age of thirty five. Ann was staying at Gretnagreen with her two daughters, at the time of the 1851 census.
Her son, George Drever, was staying with her sister, Christina Gray at North Tuan. George was to take over at North Tuan on the death of his aunt's husband, James Drever, and stayed there for the rest of his days.
Ann Gray was to remarry on 3rd January 1856. This was to a fisherman, William Pottinger (b. 1813), the son of William Pottinger and Elizabeth Taylor.
It was William's third marriage. His first had been to Isabella Leslie on 24th December 1833 and the second to Barbara Drever on 3rd December 1842. He had five children by the latter marriage.
They had at least three children:
The family were at Hagock at the time of the 1861 census.
The family were still there at the time of the 1871 census when William Pottinger's occupation is given as boatman. Daughter, Janet Pottinger, is down in the 1871 census as Jessie Pottinger.
By 1881, William Pottinger was harbour master at Gill Pier in Westray and daughter, Jessie Pottinger, was still staying with her parents.
Their daughter, Tomina Pottinger, was a domestic servant at Fribo House, the house of Dr Henry McRobert and his family.
Ann Gray died prior to the 1891 census. William Pottinger was still at Gill Pier, living with his daughter, Jessie, who was recorded as twenty seven years old. He died on 22nd October 1897.