Susan Ella (Lal) GREY (1893 - )
opera soprano
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Susan Ella (Lal) GREY (1893 - )


Stephen Grant MACKAY
Thomas William GREY (1863 - 1933) William GREY (1825 - 1884) John GREY (1794 - 1873)
Dorothy WALTON (1802 - 1882)
Jane WILLIS (1833 - 1908) William WILLIS (1798 - 1880)
Mary (WILLIS) (1803 - 1867)
Harriett Harriet Welbourne Welburn BARTLE (1860 - 1933) Thomas BARTLE (1819 - 1873) Francis BARTLE
Mary WELBOURNE (1821 - 1904) George WELBOURNE
Susan Ella (Lal) GREY

Susan Ella (Lal) GREY
Susan Ella (Lal) GREY Susan Ella (Lal) GREY
b. abt Mar 1893 at Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
m. 20 Dec 1928 Stephen Grant MACKAY at Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
Thomas William GREY (1863 - 1933)
Harriett Harriet Welbourne Welburn BARTLE (1860 - 1933)
Siblings (4):
Thomas William GREY (1887 - )
Mary Isabella (Bella) GREY (1889 - )
Edith GREY (1898 - )
Muriel Welbourn GREY (1904 - 1989)
Events in Susan Ella (Lal) GREY (1893 - )'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
abt Mar 1893 Susan Ella (Lal) GREY was born Tynemouth, Northumberland, England Free BMD Mar 1893 10b 230
1901 8 Census Tynemouth, Northumberland, England Gray
1911 18 Census Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
20 Dec 1928 35 Married Stephen Grant MACKAY Tynemouth, Northumberland, England FreeBMD Dec 1928 10b 318 18
abt Mar 1933 40 Death of father Thomas William GREY (aged 70) Tynemouth, Northumberland, England FreeBMD Mar 1933 10b 359
abt Dec 1933 40 Death of mother Harriett Harriet Welbourne Welburn BARTLE (aged 73) Tynemouth, Northumberland, England Free BMD Dec 1933 10b 275
Personal Notes:
Susan Ella (Auntie Lal) stayed at home until she married. She would help her mother at home. Harriet would have people to stay mainly during the summer months when they would come down to the coast for summer holidays. She did have a permanent resident called Mrs. Bolt, and when they moved over the road to the other side of Hotspur Street, she moved with them. Auntie Lal married Stephen Grant McKay on December 20th, 1928 at St George's Church, Cullercoats. Her husband was a widower; he had been married previously to Jean Hunter in 1924. Sadly she died in childbirth. They lived at 31, Preston Road, North Shields where Stephen had his dental practice. He was a qualified Dental Surgeon. They did not have any children but Ella did sadly suffer 2 miscarriages.

Stephen was not very tall and when he treated his patients at his surgery, he had to stand on a stool. He called the stool his shame.

Auntie Lal was a keen member of Tynemouth Operatic Society and was a soprano with letters after her name, A L R C M. Whenever there was a show, Dorothy and Jean would always get tickets for the first night performance off Auntie Lal. She always had a good role in the performances and her name would be on the billboards outside the theatre. After her marriage she would still be named as Madame Edith Grey Lal was a member ofTynemouth Golf Club, and received a medal in a competition.
The Tynemouth Union Workhouse was just over the road form where they lived.
Auntie Lal recalled when a siren would go at about 120'clock. The gates to the
workhouse would open and men would run into the street looking for tab ends. The workhouse was later Preston Hospital. David and Kevin were born there.
Source References:
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- Reference = Christine Grey 8 Nov 2011 (Marriage)

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