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Rev Billy Bray
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1794
Chacewater
Cornwall Unitary Authority
Cornwall, England
Death: May 25, 1868
Kea
Cornwall Unitary Authority
Cornwall, England

Born William Trewartha Bray, Billy, as he was called, was a drunken and lascivious miner near Truro, Cornwall, England. His grandfather and father were pious Methodists. After his father died, Billy was raised by his grandfather. He lived a sinful life of drinking. Night after night his wife had to bring him home from the bars, drunk.

He became awakened to his sinful state by reading Bunyan's "Visions of Heaven and Hell." Fighting the temptations and discouragements of the devil, he found God as he went alone
in his room to pray after his work one day. Billy became a well-known but unconventional preacher for 43 years of his life. He died at age 73. Bray is buried at the parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels in Baldhu where his grave is marked by a granite obelisk. Once the parish church of Baldhu, when this was a busy mining area. Now completely deserted - you can see the memorial to the 19C revivalist preacher Billy Bray, noted for 'his sanctified wit, Christian simplicity and fervid faith'
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"England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," William Bray

name: William Bray
gender: Male
burial date: 29 May 1868
burial place: Baldhu, Cornwall, England
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indexing project (batch) number: I02350-4
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1545297
reference number: 47

Source Citation
"England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J8MB-N29 : accessed 29 Aug 2012), William Bray, ; citing reference 47, FHL microfilm 1545297.
 
 
Inscription:
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM, BETTER KNOWN AS
BILLY BRAY
AGED SEVENTY THREE YEARS

HE WAS A LOCAL PREACHER
WITH THE BIBLE CHRISTIANS
FORTY THREE YEARS
 
Burial:
Baldhu Parish Church
Kea
Cornwall Unitary Authority
Cornwall, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Debra Polly
Record added: Apr 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88653473
Rev Billy Bray
Added by: David Martin
 
Rev Billy Bray
Added by: Debra Polly
 
Rev Billy Bray
Added by: Debra Polly
 
 
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- Walter and Susan Long
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014
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