Family Tree: William Gregory wed Dorothy of Kempnough Parre about 1495
William Gregory wed Dorothy of Kempnough Parre about 1495 in England
Born: 1470 in Highhurst, Lancashire, England
Died: 1502 in Lancashire, England
Father: Ralph of Tyldesley with Shakerly Gregory
Wed about 1495 in West Derby, Lancashire, England
Dorothy of Kempnough Parre
Born: 1478 in Kempennough, Lancashire, England
Died: __________ in Lancashire, England
Father: Richard Parre
Putting things in perspective
William Gregory married when he was about 25 years old in about 1495. His wife, Dorothy, was about 17 years old.
They had been married about 7 years when they had their son, Hugh Gregory, in 1502. That was also the year of William Gregory's death. Therefore, Dorothy of Kempnough Parre, a widow at age 24, had to raise her son without the presence of his father. Most likely, she married again.
Grant Gregory listed some fascinating information that is somewhat contrary to what I have discovered. Our family Bible lists things one way. He states a slightly different spaghetti trail. I will include this information as it may be helpful to some of you genealogists looking to unravel the mystery of your own family lines.
"William Gregory IV. (15th/16th century) The known Highhurst ancestor, is the most recent ancestor included in the 1567 lineage approved by Flower, a herald. After a reference to Adam Gregory, the pedigree (in present day English and spelling) continues: "William Gregory of Highhurst in county Lanc., gent., lineally descended from Adam Gregory aforesaid, married Dorothy, daughter of Mr. Parre of Kempnough in county Lanc., gent., and by her has issue John Gregory, son and heir; Hugh, second son, and John, third son." It is thought by Grant Gregory that the third son (second John) was in error, and was actually a grandson (John's son John) or William. It is noted that the early heralds made many blunders, as they cared more for fees than records."
Our family Bible lists that William Gregory was the son of:
Ralph of Tyldesley with Shakerly Gregory wed his Wife on or before 1467
who was the son of:
William III of Highhurst Gregory wed Joan Spakeman on or before 1445
who was the son of:
William the Younger of Leigh Gregory wed Mawd Hyde on or before 1420
who was the son of:
William the Elder Gregory wed his Wife on or before 1400
Grant Gregory would have William Gregory be descended from an Adam Gregory. So unless this Adam Gregory is the father of William the Elder Gregory, then either our Family Bible was wrong or Grant is slightly wrong. I guess there is no way to know for sure. I will let you be the judge.
Source for some interesting info that is somewhat contrary to what I have discovered
Who was their child?
Details about their child Hugh
Born: 1502 in Highhurst, Lancashire, England
Died: 1520 in Highhurst, Lancastershire, England
Interesting Fact: I find it interesting to note that he died the same year that he was married. His son was born that same year. If they had not conceived a child before he died, I would not be sitting here typing these very words.
Wed about 1520 in Highhurst, Lancashire, England
Mary or Maria __________
Born: About 1502 in Highhurst, Lancashire, England
Died: __________ in England
What is my relationship to these 2 couples?
* William Gregory and his wife Dorothy of Kempnough Parre are the
(15) Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith
* Their son, Hugh Gregory and his wife Mary or Maria ____________ are the
(14) Grandparents of my siblings, my first cousins, and me: Doug, Debbie, and David Dunn plus Peter, Elizabeth, and Stephen Smith
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