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MORE SHADES OF GREY.

ON THE 140th anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of Capt John Gray, master of Brunel's SS Great Britain inbound to Liverpool from Australia, on November 25-6, 1872, one of his descendants contacted Shipping Lines.

SS Great Britain Trust, custodians of the original ocean liner, preserved in Bristol, asked readers for help in tracing any of his Merseyside relatives.

Cynthia Boskett, from Exeter, Devon, wrote saying: "Capt John Gray was my great, great uncle or cousin, from Unst, Shetland Isles. I am descended from Charles Harper, born 1810, and John Gray is related to Charles''s brother William Harper, born 1806, also at Unst.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2012
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