Gray, Thomas, fl1866 (HMCS | England)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Story about gravestones being mistaken for grey lag geese, in which a man by the name of [Captain Thomas?] Gray having mistaken gravestones at Clachan [Clachan na Luib, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] for greylag geese began to sketch them and make notes and continued to do so despite being told of his mistake by 'Norman the Bank'.
Scope and Contents Story of the shipwreck of 'The Bermuda' which took place on 'a fearful night' which was 'bitterly cold with 'driving sleet & with the snow thick on the ground'. The captain, his wife and young daughter survived but people began to rob and plunder the ship including the crew. In the midst of this, the captain's wife and daughter had their boots and outer clothing stolen from their person. 'The people believed that Prov[idence] had sent them another harvest. Should they not glean it while...
Scope and Contents Story relating to the shipwreck of the vessel 'Harmony', possibly collected from Roderick MacLellan, receiver of wrecks, Barraigh/Isle of Barra. The story is fragmented but appears to dispute an account put forward by Capt Grey [Captain Thomas Gray] about local people looting the wreck and opinions such as 'The inhabiti[ants] of Lewis like those of other islands immoral' [Eilean Leòdhais/Isle of Lewis]. A quote from 'Charles O' Malley, The Irish Dragoon' which precedes a tale about the wreck of...