Eyke, Suffolk, England, Family Sketches
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Fosdick - Matthew Fosdick was born to Mark Fosdick about 1818 in the village of Eyke, Suffolk, England. In 1848 Matthew married Eliza Kemp and by 1851 they had two daughters: Mary and Eleanor Sophia. Eleanor Sophia Fosdick married John Edward Gray, whose family had roots in Eyke, in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, Middlesex in 1871.

Gray - James Gray and Peggy Pells were both born in Tunstall, but by the end of their lives in the 1860s, the family was living in Eyke and the village became a focal point for the family. Both James Gray and Peggy Pells were buried in the Eyke parish church graveyard. Son Frederick Gray is believed to be buried in the same church burial ground. Grandson John Edward Gray married Eleanor Sophia Fosdick, descended from another family with deep roots in the area. John Edward Gray and Eleanor Sophia Fosdick's marriage was blessed with at least ten children. The entire family migrated to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada during the period 1907 to 1909.