Family Tree: Henry Gregory of Boston wed Abigail Goody in 1603

Henry Gregory of Boston wed Abigail Goody in 1603 in England

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Henry Gregory, of Boston

Born: 1586 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: June 14, 1655 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

Son of:
Father: John of Broughton, Sulney Gregory
Mother: Alice Baylye

Interesting Fact: Henry Gregory and his family immigrated from Dorchester, England, to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1636. They traveled via the ship called the Nova Anglia.

WED

Wed 1603 in Nottingham,Nottinghamshire,England

Abigail Goody

Born: 1586 or 1588 in Sulney, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 1641 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

Daughter of:
Father: Roger Goody
Mother: Alice Allen

Putting things in perspective

Henry Gregory, of Boston, was married at age 17 in 1603. His wife, Abigail Goody, was either 17 or 19.

They had their first child, Elizabeth Gregory, either that year or the following year when Henry was either 17 of 18 and Abigail was either 17, 18, 19, or 20.

It was several years later, 1614, that they had their son John Gregory I, Immigrant. There may have been other children in-between that we don't know about or those children died. Henry would have been 28. Abigail would have been 28 or 30.

It was three years later that Judah Gregory, perhaps their last child, was born. Hnery would have been 31, and Abigail would have been 31 or 33.

Henry died June 14, 1655 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was 69 years old. According to family historian, Grant Gregory, here is a copy of Henry Gregory's will:

"Henry Gregory died probably in 1655, because under date of June 19 that year of the Fairfield Probate Records is "The Court orders that the estate of Henery Gregory shall be distributed as followeth: the debts shall be payd, then the remainder shall be distributed to his children, only the eldest sonn liveing shall have a dubble portion and he the said eldest sonn being John Gregory is apoynted to Administer the estate acording to the above distribution. William Hill, Secretary." Preceding this order on the same page is the inventory of Henry's personal estate, followed by the names of the appraisers -- John Wells and Thomas ffairchild. The writing at the top of the page was obliterated by ink. Following is the decipherable part: 5 Pillowes, all the wooden ware, 3 Chayres & 1 wheel, 1 pair Skales, some pewter ware - (blur) 00-04-, 2 Iron pots, 1 skillit - (blur) 1-02-, 2 axes 1 drawing knife 1 meat knife - 00-04-00, 2 spones - 00-00-08, all the books - 00-04-00, 1 howe 1 pot hanger - 00-03-00, 1 sieth 1 Iron ringe - 00-01-06, 3 pound of rosen 1 baskitt - 00-02-06, 1 maat - 00-01-00, 1 coat - 01-00-00, old pacede (not clear) & agg - 00-05-00, Pease & hopps - 00-08-00, Lasts - 00-01-06. Four shillings is not a heavy investment in books, but there were more than the family Bible."

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Who were their children?

Child 1: Elizabeth Gregory

Child 2: John Gregory I, Immigrant

Child 3: Judah Gregory

Details about their 1st child Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Gregory

Born: 1603 or 1604 in Great Bentley, Essex, England
Died: Jan. 24, 1681 in Hartford, Connecticut 

WED

Wed January of 1621 or 1622 in St. Mary's Parish, Great Bentley, Essex, England 

Matthew Marvin

Born: Jan. 26, 1599 or 1600 in Great Bentley, Essex, England
Died: July 12, 1680 in Norwalk, Connecticut

Son of:
Father: Edward Marvin
Mother: Margaret Gilligat


Details about their 2nd child John

 

John Gregory I, Immigrant

Born: 1614 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: Aug. 15, 1689 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut 

WED

Wed in 1637 in Nottingham, England

Sarah St. John

Born: 1614 in Nottinghamshire, England
Died: Oct. 9, 1689 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

Daughter of:
Father: Matthew or Mark St. John
Mother: Elizabeth Stanley



Details about their 3rd child Judah

 

Judah Gregory

Born: 1617 to 1618 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: Sept. 4, 1649 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut

WED

Wed on June 20, 1643 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

Sarah Burt

Born: About Jan. 14, 1620 or 1621 in Harbarton, Devon
Died: Oct. 9, 1689 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut

Daughter of:
Father: Henry Burt Junior
Mother: Eulalia March




What is my relationship to 3 of these couples?

* Henry Gregory, of Boston and his wife Abigail Goody are the

(01) Great,
(02) Great,
(03) Great,
(04) Great,
(05) Great,
(06) Great,
(07) Great,
(08) Great,
(09) Great,
(10) Great,
(11) Great Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith


* Their son, John Gregory I, Immigrant and his wife Sarah St. John are the

(01) Great,
(02) Great,
(03) Great,
(04) Great,
(05) Great,
(06) Great,
(07) Great,
(08) Great,
(09) Great,
(10) Great Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith


* Their daughter, Elizabeth Gregory and her husband Matthew Marvin, Senior are the

(01) Great,
(02) Great,
(03) Great,
(04) Great,
(05) Great,
(06) Great,
(07) Great,
(08) Great,
(09) Great,
(10) Great Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith





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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Interesting...I have a Franch pirate in my ancient family tree...he was deported to America and married the farmer's daughter, and that was in the late 1700's. I don't have anything that goes back as far as this.


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee Author

Wow! That sounds like it would make a great story. Have you checked Ancestry.com and other such sites to see if you can trace your family history back further?

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