14416. John Gregory

John Gregory

B 1548  |  Nottingham, England

D 1595-1637  |  Norwalk, CT, USA

M 1579 (Alice Alton)  |  Nottingham, England

M UNK (Elizabeth Brightman)  |  Nottingham, England

John Gregory, born 1548 - 1560 at Nottingham or Broughton Sulney, Nottinghamshire, England. Son of Thomas Gregory and Dorothy Beeston. He married Alice Alton in 1579 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He died 1595 OR 29 July 1637 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. John Gregory had a second spouse: Elizabeth Brightman.



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Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Gregory  Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Gregory

Details of Henry Gregory (excerpt from the Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Gregory


Spouse(s) and Children

Alice Alton. Born in 1554 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; daughter of John Alton and Alice. Alice married Mr. Bayley about 1575 in Nottingham, Nottingham, England (not verified). This would explain why John Gregory is sometimes said to have married Alice Bayley. She married John Gregory in 1579 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

Children of John Gregory and Alice Alton:

Michael Gregory. Born 1581 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Margery Marshal 2 February 1602 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Died 29 July 1637 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
William Gregory. Born 1 January 1582, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Ann Jackson at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He died either 7 March 1662 or 23 August 1650, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
John Gregory. Born about 1585, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
Henry Gregory. Born 1586, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Mary Goody or Abigail Goody about 1602, England. He died on 14 June 1655 at Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Edward Gregory. Born about 1587, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.
Elizabeth Gregory. Born about 1588.
Winifred Gregory. Born about 1589.

Additional information

John Gregory, son of Thomas and Dorothy, married Alice, who may have been a Baylye [She has also been conjectured to be Alicia Alton, daughter of John Alton, born in Sulney]. He is called "of Broughton Sulney," more likely in his day to mean the manor than the township. I believe they were the John and Alice Gregory who, Aug 9, 1588 in Trafford, Lancs., signed papers transferring for £40, to Ralph Sorrocolde their interest in the same Tyldesley (Highhurst?) and Worsley lands and houses that John jr., Gilbert and Richard Gregory had conveyed a year and a day earlier. This delay perhaps was due to the distance between our John's Over Broughton home and Trafford. To make Sorrocolde's title good this couple had to sign, as John was a "remainder man," meaning that after the deaths of his three cousins and their direct heirs he would have succeeded to these entailed lands. It was Sir Edmund, or his ancestor, who had bought the Urmston lands on which Thomas and John Gregory were tenants. The registers of St. Luke's church, Upper Broughton, go back only to 1571. The rector examined them (in 1923) for this book. He reported finding no reference to Thomas or Henry, and just one to John, as follows: "Wynefret Gregorie, daughter to John Gregorie, was buried Dec. 20, Anno Dom. 1614."

1. William (alderman of Nottingham -- d.8/23/1650, m. to Anne Jackson, 2 sons) -- see paragraph on him above -- (will mentioning brother Henry in America)
2. Michael (glover of Nottingham -- d.7/29/1637, m.2/4/1603 to Margery Marshall, 8 children)
3. John (1 son)
4. Edward (m.11/8/1621 Elizabeth Newman, no children)
5. Henry (b.~1590, d.6/14/1655, m.Abigail, 9 children)
6. Elizabeth (b.~1591, d.7/12/1612, m.9/16/1611 to Michael Smaley, 2 twin daughters)
7. Winifred (b.~1590s, d.1614)

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