Sir William Guy Ropner1

M, #425711, b. 14 June 1896, d. 2 May 1971
Last Edited=26 Jul 2016
     Sir William Guy Ropner was born on 14 June 1896.2 He was the son of William Ropner and Sarah Woolacott Cory.2 He married Margarita Gray, daughter of Sir William Cresswell Gray, 1st Bt. and Kate Casebourne, on 22 June 1921.2 He died on 2 May 1971 at age 74.2
     He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow, London, England.2 He fought in the First World War.2 He gained the rank of Major in the Royal Artillery (TA).2 He was Director of Convoy Section, Ministry of War between 1944 and 1945.2 He was appointed Knight in 1947.2 He was President of the Chamber of Shipping between 1950 and 1951.2 He was director of Sir R Ropner & Company.2 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for the North Riding, Yorkshire.2

Children of Sir William Guy Ropner and Margarita Gray

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt.1

M, #425712, b. 18 August 1895, d. 1978
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt. was born on 18 August 1895.1 He was the son of Sir William Cresswell Gray, 1st Bt. and Kate Casebourne.2 He married, firstly, Josephine Eveleigh, daughter of W. H. Eveleigh, on 8 April 1929.1 He married, secondly, Beryl Stott, daughter of Alfred Stott, on 22 March 1947.1 He died in 1978.1
     He was educated at Loretto School, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandG.1 He gained the rank of Captain in the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.1 He fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches, was wounded and became a POW.1 He was local director of Liverpool & London and Globe Insurance Newcastle.1 He was director of Eggleston Estate Company and Hartlepool Water Company.1 He succeeded as the 2nd Baronet Gray, of Tunstall Manor, West Hartlepool, co. Durham [U.K., 1917] on 1 November 1924.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) for County Durham in 1932.1 He held the office of High Sheriff of County Durham in 1938.1

Children of Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt. and Josephine Eveleigh

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

W. H. Eveleigh1

M, #425713
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011

Child of W. H. Eveleigh

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Josephine Eveleigh1

F, #425714, d. 19 March 1943
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     Josephine Eveleigh was the daughter of W. H. Eveleigh.2 She married Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt., son of Sir William Cresswell Gray, 1st Bt. and Kate Casebourne, on 8 April 1929.1 She died on 19 March 1943.1
     From 8 April 1929, her married name became Gray.

Children of Josephine Eveleigh and Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Willam Talbot Gray1

M, #425715, b. 4 July 1931, d. 9 July 1971
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     Willam Talbot Gray was born on 4 July 1931.1 He was the son of Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt. and Josephine Eveleigh.2 He married Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith, daughter of A/Cdre. Charles Hume Elliott-Smith, on 22 April 1954.1 He died on 9 July 1971 at age 40, in a car crash.1
     He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandG.1 He gained the rank of officer between 1950 and 1951 in the 9th Lancers.1 He was director of Eggleston Estate Company, Talbot Gray and Hartlepool Water Company.1

Children of Willam Talbot Gray and Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]


A/Cdre. Charles Hume Elliott-Smith1

M, #425716
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     A/Cdre. Charles Hume Elliott-Smith was awarded the Air Force Cross (A.F.C.)1

Child of A/Cdre. Charles Hume Elliott-Smith

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith1

F, #425717
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith is the daughter of A/Cdre. Charles Hume Elliott-Smith.2 She married Willam Talbot Gray, son of Sir William Gray, 2nd Bt. and Josephine Eveleigh, on 22 April 1954.1
     From 22 April 1954, her married name became Gray. She lived in 2003 at The Cottage, Eggleston Hall, Eggleston, County Durham, EnglandG.1

Children of Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith and Willam Talbot Gray

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Sir William Hume Gray, 3rd Bt.1

M, #425718, b. 26 July 1955
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     Sir William Hume Gray, 3rd Bt. was born on 26 July 1955.2 He is the son of Willam Talbot Gray and Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith.2 He married, firstly, Catherine Victoria Willoughby Naylor, daughter of John Naylor, on 27 July 1984.2 He and Catherine Victoria Willoughby Naylor were divorced in 1998.2 He married, secondly, Juliet Rachel Jackson, daughter of David J. Jackson, on 16 June 2001.2
     He was educated at Aysgarth School, Bedale, Yorkshire, North Riding, EnglandG.2 He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, EnglandG.2 He graduated from Central London Polytechnic, London, EnglandG, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)2 He graduated from Central London Polytechnic, London, EnglandG, with a Diploma of Architecture.2 He succeeded as the 3rd Baronet Gray, of Tunstall Manor, West Hartlepool, co. Durham [U.K., 1917] in 1978.1 He was registered as a Associate, Royal Institute of British Architects (A.R.I.B.A.)3 He was director of Eggleston Hall Ltd.2 He lived in 2003 at Eggleston Hall, Barnard Castle, County Durham, EnglandG.2

Children of Sir William Hume Gray, 3rd Bt. and Catherine Victoria Willoughby Naylor

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  3. [S35] BLG1965 volume 1, page 70. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S35]

Victoria Eyre Gray1

F, #425719, b. 15 July 1958
Last Edited=23 Jul 2011
     Victoria Eyre Gray was born on 15 July 1958.1 She is the daughter of Willam Talbot Gray and Rosemarie Hume Elliott-Smith.2 She married Nicholas David Barclay Straker, son of Hugh Charles Straker and Elaine Felicia Peat, on 6 September 1980.1
     From 6 September 1980, her married name became Straker. She lived in 2003 at Sough Hill, Caldwell, Darlington, County Durham, EnglandG.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Hugh Charles Straker1

M, #425720, b. 19 October 1926
Last Edited=25 Jun 2015
     Hugh Charles Straker was born on 19 October 1926.2 He is the son of Hugh Alister Straker and Jean Adam Ritson.3 He married Elaine Felicia Peat, daughter of Charles Urie Peat and Ruth Martha Pulley, on 17 July 1948.2 He and Elaine Felicia Peat were divorced in 1978.4
     He lived at Gaucin, SpainG.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1644. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S1122] Peerage News, online http://peeragenews.blogspot.co.nz/. Hereinafter cited as Peerage News.
  3. [S7485] Anonymous, "re: Huth Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 14 March 2015. Hereinafter cited as "re: Huth Family."
  4. [S466] Notices, The Telegraph, London, UK. Hereinafter cited as The Telegraph.
  5. [S37] BP2003. [S37]