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Gray, Charles (1782–1851), marine officer and songwriter, was born at Anstruther Wester, Fife, on 10 March 1782, the son of Charles Gray and his wife, Margaret Raker. His education and early training fitted him for the sea, and in 1805, through the influence of a maternal uncle, ...


Morris, Charles (1745–1838), army officer and songwriter, was born probably near Cork, the fourth son of Captain Thomas Morris (d. c.1752), author of the song 'Kitty Crowder', and his wife, Mary (1709?–1804). The family was originally Welsh. After his father's death, ...


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