Family Tree: Thomas Gregory wed Dorothy Beeston in 1547
Thomas William Gregory wed Dorothy Beeston on 10-10-1547 in Nottingham, England
Thomas William Gregory
Born: 1520 in Broughton, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: 1599 in Sulney, Nottinghamshire, England
Flight of Fancy: The parents of Thomas were married about 1520 in Highhurst, Lancashire, England. His father, Hugh Gregory, died that same year that Thomas was conceived. Thomas was born in Broughton, Nottinghamshire, England. It makes me speculate these two factors:
* His parents must have married near the beginning of 1520. His father could very well have died prior to his birth.
* So I wonder whether his mother had to relocate to Broughton to live with some other relative or friend when she gave birth to Thomas.
WED on October 10, 1547 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Born: 1522 in Beeston, Cheshire, England
Died: 1580 in Sulney, Nottinghamshire, England
Father: Sir George Beeston, Kt. of Cheshire, England
Mother: Alice Davenport of Cheshire, England
Putting things in perspective
Thomas William Gregory married at age 27 in 1547. His wife, Dorothy Beeston, was age 25. They were either 28 and 26 respectively or 30 and 28 respectively when they had their son, John of Broughton, Sulney Gregory.
Thomas William Gregory did not die until 1599. That meant he was definitely alive when his son married and had his child, Henry Gregory, of Boston. Dorothy, who died in 1580, was alive as well when those two events happened.
Historian, Grant Gregory, quotes the following information about Thomas:
"Thomas Gregory, son of Hugh and Mary, lived in and perhaps had migrated to the town of Over Broughton, earlier called Broughton Sulney, but now Upper Broughton in Nottinghamshire. An overlordship of both Broughton Sulney manor and Lancs. lands by the Honors of Puttney and Tutbury hints at a reason for Thomas moving so far from his ancestral home. His wife was Dorothy Beeston. Beeston families were in both Lancs. and Notts. J. T. Godfrey, historian of Lenton, calls Thomas and John, his son, yeomen (Landowning farmers), but I failed to find them mentioned as freeholders or tax payers in Over Broughton. It seems likely that father and son were tenants of the Broughton Sulney Manor, which still retains that name. Law's Hist. of the Hundred of Broxton, 1871, calls Thomas "a small farmer and grazier of Broughton Sulney." William Partyngton in 1546-7 bought Urmston lands from the John Gregorys, sr. and jr. When John Partyngton in 1559 sold Urmston lands to Edmund Trafford, of Trafford, his tenants included Thomas and John Gregory and another Thomas Gregory of Hillam, Urmston. A Thomas Gregory in 1543 had a small freehold in Urmston. Perhaps one of these Thomases was Hugh's son."
Information from family historian, Grant Gregory
Thomas Gregory & Dorothy Beeston had at least one child
Who was their child?
Details about their child John
John of Broughton, Sulney Gregory
Born: 1548 or 1550 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: August 15, 1585 in Nottingham, England
WED in 1579 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Born: 1554 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: __________ in England
What is my relationship to these 2 couples?
* Thomas William Gregory & his wife Dorothy Beeston are the
(13) Great Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith
* Their son, John of Broughton, Sulney Gregory and his wife Alice Baylye are the
(12) Great Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith
Nottinghamshire was an ancient county in England also known as Nottingham.
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