Graysons of Nottinghamshire
William Grayson Sr. (Nocton, Lincs)
William Grayson Jr. (Nocton and Timberland)
Thomas Porter Grayson Sr. (Martin, Lincs & Westerham, Kent)
Thomas Porter Grayson Jr. (Donnington Lincs & London)
the 1851census Thomas, aged 18, is an employee on his father's farm. He
is living at home with his parents and Mary, Sarah, Jane, Betsy,
Martha, Anne and Charles
In the 1861 census William and Mary (Grayson) Sherman (Thomas Porter Grayson’s sister and brother-in-law) are living at “Branston Booths, Car Dyke Bank” with their children: Sarah, Mary, Alice and their brother-in-law Thomas Porter Grayson (Sn.) who was described as an assistant farmer aged 29. Branston Booths is a small village in Lincolnshire.
Thomas Porter Grayson (Sen) was married in 1862 in “Boston District” to Caroline White (b 1832 in Wispington, Lincs.). She was the daughter of William White who was a game keeper from Wispingham in Lincs.
Thomas Porter Grayson (Sen)
Caroline (White) Grayson
- Sarah Jane Grayson (a.k.a Cecile) born 1863, in Wispington.
- William Henry Grayson
b.1864. At 16 William
was apprenticed to Henry Roberts a dentist and chemist (originally of
29 Mill Street, Worcester, England. He married Agnes Oyler (b. 1867) daughter of George Benjamin Oyler.
Agnes was a cousin of Alice Oyler who married his younger brother T.P.
- Caroline Grayson
in Donnington, Lincs. in 1867. At the age of 13 Caroline and
family had moved to Long Sutton, Lincs where her father was the
"victualler" of the Bull Hotel in the Marketplace. The family
moved again to Westerham,
Kent about 1883.
- Thomas Porter Grayson (Jn.) born 1871 in Donnington,
In the 1882 History Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire Thomas Porter Grayson is shown as “Vict. The Bull Hotel and Posting House. Wine and Spirit Merchant”. Sometime between 1882 and 1884 Thomas Porter Grayson (Sr.) and family left Lincolnshire and moved to Westerham, Kent , where he managed a hotel (King’s Arms). He was granted a License to run the "Kings Head" Westerham on 30th May 1883. He is listed in Kelly's Directory of Brewers and Malsters in 1884 at Westerham.
Left to right: William, Caroline, Thomas Porter (Sr.), Thomas Porter (Jr.) Caroline (Sr.) and Sarah Jane
Thomas Porter Grayson (Sr.) died in Westerham in June 1888. On the gravestone in St. Mary the Virgin Parish Churchyard:
Who fell asleep June 20th 1888
Also of Caroline his beloved wife
Who passed away peacefully
April 6th 1907 aged 72 years
Caroline Ingersoll, daughter of the above died
October 13th 1922 aged 55 years
In 1897, Thomas Porter Grayson's widow Caroline married Edward Handley (a widower) a brick manufacturer in Lincoln. Edward died in 1906 in Lincoln. Caroline died in 1907 in West Ham (London) where her youngest son Thomas Porter Grayson Jn. was living. Caroline was buried in St. Mary's Parish Churchyard, Westerham with her first husband and her daughter, Caroline (Grayson) Ingersoll.