I am seeking to confirm whether I might be able to track down a birth record and thence parent details for my gggrandfather JAMES GRAY who emigrated from Eng to South Australia in 1876 on the sailing ship "Clyde".
I have obtained a copy of his marriage certificate from Durham, England (m Elizabeth Jane Fletcher 12 Oct 1973 at St Patrick's Stockton-on-Tees). A family record (written by his wife) states that he was born in Co Meath Ireland, and gives his birth date as 1 Feb 1847. The marriage certificate says his father's name was John Gray, Labourer, deceased at the time of the marriage.
As I am a complete novice with Irish records, I am hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction, although I realise there is not much information to go on.