List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
MAINS OF GRAY Mains of Gray
Mains of Gray
Mains of Gray
Mains of Gray
Mr. James Smith Occupier
William Lawson Stoneyrooves
James Dickson Schoolmaster
Valuation Roll 1858
053 [Situation] In the western portion of the parish
A farmhouse two storey high with extensive offices and farm attached occupied by James Smith and property of Lord Gray.
Gray House
Gray House
Gray House
Mr. James Smith, Mains of Gray
William Lawson, Stoneyrooves
James Dickson, Schoolmaster
Valuation Roll. 1858
053 [Situation] In the western portion of the parish
A large and extensive mansion situated about a quarter of a mile South East of the Village of Liff, it consist of a main body, with a wing and tower at each end. It is said to have been built about the middle of the last Century. The house is surrounded by a small portion of ornamental and wooded ground, is at present occupied by Major Jefford. and is the property of Lord Gray.

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Ph. [Parish] of Liff & Benvie -- Sheet 53 No. 3 Trace 4

Gray House [note]
The House of Gray is an imposing and venerable structure
It is of the manor style of architecture with turrets was
built in 1716 is quite entire and in good repair. It stands
in a fine park of 200 acres interspersed with old trees.
New Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Forfarshire p. [page] 577

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