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Edward Gray

1751 - 1838

This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.

Biographical notes

London merchant, partner in Gray, Whitworth.

Slavery connections

Gray was awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Seaman’s Valley in Portland Jamaica.

Abolition connections

No known connections with abolition.

National Gallery painting connections

Former owner: Edward Gray once owned NG2558, which was given to the NG through the Salting Bequest in 1910. He was also a former owner of NG6432, which the NG purchased in 1976.


History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-,
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C. Matthew et al. (eds), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 1992-,
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J. Turner et al. (eds), Grove Art Online, Oxford 1998-,
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UCL Department of History, 'Edward Gray', in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership, London 2020,
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