After John died Elizabeth continued to bring in money for the family by dressing the hair of horses, a strange occupation by today’s standards, but highly in demand an age … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 6: Continued Decline
A Happy, Healthy, and Hearty New Year to all my readers. More Whitechapel murders, mayhem, and mania in in the next instalment in 2011! Part 5 of the Kray Twins’ … Continue reading Happy New Year to all my Readers!
if you were a big enough fish, and had the right lawyer you could walk away on a technicality, if you were a foot soldier you would go to the gallows even if you didn’t pull the trigger.
frederickkrayfamily Click to see tree The first Kray we come across in the direct line is Frederick Kray born around 1773 in the City of London or nearby. Frederick is the … Continue reading The Family History of The Kray Twins Part 2: Georgian Goldsmith, Jeweller, Dealer, and Chapman
Origins of the name The origin of the Kray Family name is by no means clear, there are several possibilities, including the Old English word “Cray” for a stream, common … Continue reading The Family History of the Kray Twins: Part 1 “Origins of the Name”