Gray, Charles (M)

Surname: Gray
Forename(s): Charles
b. 10 March 1782. d. 13 April 1851. Nationality: Scottish.
Poet, song writer, and marine officer. Born in Anstruther, Fife. Served in the Royal Marines for thirty-six years, after which he retired to Edinburgh where he was well connected to the literary scene. Author of Poems (1811; second edition, Poems and Songs, 1814) and Lays and Lyrics (1841). Contributor to Whistle-Binkie. His portrait was painted by Robert Scott Tait in 1841 (Royal Marines Museum), and David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson did his photographic portrait (1843-1847; Scottish National Portrait Gallery). Biographical information: ODNB. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
When Autumn Has Laid Her Sickle By 1842-01-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5309
Christmas. A Rudder-Head Reverie 1842-01-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5310