Henry James William Bray

Photographer of Hemel Hempstead



See Photographers, 15 Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead, early 20th century

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(From Keen family postcard album)
Invalid soldiers at a garden party help by Edwin Keen, 1915.
It was taken by H J W Bray, 161 Station Road, Forest Gate. By 1917 Mr Bray occupied the photographer's shop in Alexandra Road.


Picture of young soldier by Henry Bray, Hemel Hempstead, c1917  

Portrait of an unknown soldier

 taken by H. J. W. Bray,

Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead


One of my mother's favourite photographs of herself as a child shows her with Eric and Frances Guthrie. It was taken by Henry Bray in his studio next door to my mother's house and must have been taken before the Guthrie family moved to Lincoln sometime before April 1917.


1871 Census  Dove Street, Folkestone

IVERSON, James Head   M 52 1819   Kent
CHADWICK, Henry Son-In-Law   M 27 1844   Kent
CHADWICK, Jane Daughter   F 23 1848   Kent
BRAY, Henry Grandson   M 7 1864   Kent
BRAY, Charlotte Granddaughter   F 5 1866   Kent


1881 Census  18 Oxenden St, Dover, Kent

MYNALL, John Head Married M 44 1837 Grocer (1 Man) Little Milton, Kent
MYNALL, Honor Wife Married F 40 1841   Hertford, Hertfordshire
MYNALL, Elizabeth K Daughter Single F 7 1874   Dover, Kent
BRAY, Henry Assistant Single M 18 1863 Assist Grocer Folkestone, Kent
DREW, Ellen Servant Single F 15 1866 Genl Servant Dover, Kent



1891 Census   27 Thorpe Road, Wanstead, Essex

BRAY, Henry J W Head Married M 27 1864 Commission Agent Folkestone, Kent
BRAY, Sarah E Wife Married F 24 1867   St Luke, London
BRAY, Daisy M Daughter   F 4 1887   West Ham, Essex
BRAY, William H C Son   M 2 1889   Wanstead, Essex
BRAY, Albert E J Son   M 0 (11M) 1891   Wanstead, Essex


1901 Census  279 Gipsy Lane, East Ham, Essex

BRAY, Henry J W Head Married M 37 1864 Shopkeeper Photographer & Confectioner Folkestone, Kent
BRAY, Sarah E Wife Married F 34 1867   Holborn, London
BRAY, Daisy M Daughter   F 14 1887   Stratford, Essex
BRAY, William H C Son   M 12 1889   Forest Gate, Essex
BRAY, Albert E J Son   M 10 1891
Forest Gate, Essex


1911 Census,  161 Station Road, Forest Gate, West Ham, Essex

BRAY, Henry Head Married M 47 1864 Photographer Folkestone Kent
BRAY, Ellen Minnie Wife Married8 years F 45 1866   Whitstable Kent
BRAY, Henry Victor Son   M 4 1907    


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