Richard GREGORY Roger GREGORY West GREGORY Frances GREGORY Roger GREGORY Christiana GREGORY Richard W GREGORY Unity GREGORY Agnes GREGORY Virginia Agnes WEST Second SPOUSE Hannah GREGORY Frances GREGORYWIFE Mini tree diagram
Richard T GREGORY

Richard T GREGORY1,3,2,2,4,5,4,2

about 16951,2 - after 17421,3,2

Life History

about 1695

Born in Virginia.1,2

1724

Married Virginia Agnes WEST in New Kent County, Virginia.4,5,4

about 1725

Birth of son West GREGORY in King William County, Virginia.6

about 1728

Birth of daughter Frances GREGORY in King William County, Virginia

1st May 1729

Birth of son Roger GREGORY in King William County, Virginia.2,7

about 1730

Birth of daughter Christiana GREGORY in King William County, Virginia

about 1733

Birth of son Richard W GREGORY in King William County, Virginia.1,8,8,4,7

after 1733

Married Second SPOUSE.1

27th May 1733

Death of Virginia Agnes WEST in Mount Pleasant, King William, Virginia.1

1740

Birth of daughter Unity GREGORY in King William County, Virginia

after 1742

Died in New Kent County, Virginia.1,3,2

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Agnes GREGORY in King William County, Virginia

Notes

  • FN 1 We are indebted to George Craghead Gregory, Esquire, Richmond, Virginia, an authority on the Gregory family history, for a critical reading of the data herein offered relative to Richard and Agnes (West) Gregory, their children and grandchildren.... George Craghead Gregory is the son of Archibald Hatchett Gregory and his (first) wife, Lucy Jane Brodie; grandson of Richard Henry Gregory and Mary Elizabeth Hatchett; great¬≠ grandson of Herbert Gregory and Lucy Osborne Thweatt.
    --  "Gregory Family of King William County, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 259

    Richard West Gregory
    Birth 1734 King William, King William, Virginia
    Death 17 MAY 1817 Springfield, Washington, Kentucky
    ** Father Richard T Gregory **
    Birth 1695 Essex Co, Virginia
    Death AFT 1742 New Kent County, Virginia
    Mother Virginia Agnes West
    Birth 1704 King William, King William, Virginia
    Death 27 MAY 1733 Mount Pleasant, King William, Virginia
    Wife Nancy Ann Vaughan
    Birth 7 JAN 1735 Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia
    Death 21 OCT 1821 Springfield, Washington, Kentucky
    --  William Thomas Watkins, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/15292026/person/265999030/facts?ftm=1

    Family Data Collection - Deaths
    Richard T Gregory
    Death 1742 New Kent County, Virginia USA

    The following compilation record appears to be for this Richard T Greogry.  It matches other reprots that he died in New Kent, and the marriage in that county seems consistent.  He was, however, an officer of the county of King and Queen and was sheriff of that county as late as 1727.  But this record reports his parents as Richard Gregory and Frances Whiting.

    This name may reflect a confusion with another Richard Gregory, born in Essex County, which was, like King and Queen Co, orginally part of old Rappahannock County.  That Richard's mother is reported as Katherine Frances Whiting.  That name, however, may be a conflation of Frances Whiting and Katherine (Unknown).  Most sources indicate no maiden name for Katherine, wife of Richard Gregory in Essex County, though some trees report her as Kathernine or Katherine Frances Whiting.

    Family Data Collection - Individual Records
    Richard T Gregory
    Spouse Agnes West
    Parents Richard Gregory, Francis Whiting
    Birth 1695 VA
    Marriage 1724 New Kent Co, VA
    Death 1742 New Kent Co, VA

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    GREGORY FAMILY of KING WILLIAM COUNTY VIRGINIA

    RICHARD GREGORY, the earliest ancestor to whom the KING WILLIAM COUNTY family of that name has been traced was born circa 1695-1700, and died post 1742.  His name first appears (in extant records) In 1727. On June 16, 1727, RICHARD1 GREGORY, of KING WILLIAM COUNTY, patented 1000 acres of land in Spotsylvania County adjoining the lands of Michael Guiney and Robert Baylor.  On April 4, 1730, RICHARD GREGORY, of KING WILLIAM COUNTY (for ¬£850 currency) conveyed to John White, of King William County, 1000 acres in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, which had been patented by said Gregory June 16, 1727.  AGNES, wife of the said RICHARD GREGORY, relinquished her dower in the said land.

    RICHARD GREGORY was a magistrate in King William County in 1732, and sheriff of that county in 1742.

    RICHARD GREGORY married AGNES WEST, daughter of THOMAS WEST, of KING WILLIAM COUNTY (see WEST FAMILY, post page 267), and had issue:

    1. ROGER GREGORY (1729-1803), of KING WILLIAM COUNTY; of whom hereafter.

    2. Richard Gregory, of whom nothing further is known.

    3. West Gregory (living as late as January, 1758), married Susannah West, daughter of Colonel Francis West, son of Tromas [p 254] West, of King William County (see West Family, post page 281).  Mrs. Susannah (West) Gregory married, secondly, Colonel Holt Richeson.

    4. Frances Gregory, married William Phillips.

    5. Christiana Gregory, married Samuel Meredith.

    6. Agnes Gregory.

    7. Unity Gregory.
    --  "Gregory Family of King William County, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 253-254
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    THE PARENTAGE OF RICHARD GREGORY, OF KING WILLIAM

    No evidence has been so far discovered in extant records examined proving the parentage of Richard Gregory (circa 1690-1700 -- post 1742), of King William County, though the following data suggest a solution of that problem.

    Peyton Neale Clarke, in Old King William Homes and Families, pages 58-59, says:

    "The name of Roger and Richard Gregory is a familiar one in the early history of Virginia.  ...  Richard Gregory was a vestryman in Gloucester County, 1677, and may have been the same as Richard Gregory (1).  ... Then there was Anthony Gregory, public officer in Gloucester County, 1698.  Our line begins with:  (1) Richard Gregory, justice in King and Queen County. February 25, 1699, who was undoubtedly the father of Roger (2) and Richard (3).  (2) Rogery [sic] Gregory, son of Richard Gregory (1) ... married Mildred, daughter of Lawrence Washington.  (3) Richard Gregory, son of Richard Gregory (1), married a Miss West, and had Roger, Richard, West, and several daughters."

    There were two Richard Gregorys -- who were contemporaries¬≠ -- living in King and Queen County: (1) Richard Gregory (son of [page 263] John Gregory, of Rappahannock County), who was an extensive landowner in Essex and King and Queen Counties.  He lived first in Rappahannock County and then moved to King and Queen County, where he was apparently living in 1691, but later removed to Essex County (which was a part of the old county of Rappahannock), where he died in the year 1701.  (2) Colonel Richard Gregory, of King and Queen County, of whom we will now proceed to treat.

    --  "Gregory Family of King William County, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 262-263
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    "Gregory Family of King William County Virginia"
    Winston of Virginia and Allied Families

    "Were Richard Gregory, of King William County, and Roger Gregory, of King and Queen County, brothers, and sons of 'Collo. Richard Gregory,' of King and Qeen, who was living as late as 1703?"

    (7) In view of the above, the following is presented as a tentative pedigree of the King WiIliam County Gregorys:

    Collo. Richard Gregory,       =       Frances.
    of King and Queen Co.; ,     |        "Frances Gregory,
    justice of the pence, 1702;  |        Widdo." in King
    living as late as July,            |        and Queen in 1704.
    1703.  (See Notes 1 and     |        (See Note 3 above.)
    2 above.)                            |
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    |                                     |                                                                 |
    Roger Gregory, of        Richard Gregory,    =    Agnes West.      Hannah Gregory1;
    King and Queen           of King WilIiam       |                                m. Robert Baylor.
    County as early            as Co.; living there  |
    1711; living there        1727; justice 1732;  |
    1726; died prior to        sheriff 1742.           |
    1734 ; m. Mildred                                        |
    Washington.                                               |
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    Roger Gregory,   Richard        West        Frances,  m.  Wm.
    b. May I, 1729;    Gregory.     Gregory.      Phillips.
    d. Oct. 2, 1803.                                         Christiana, m.
    Saml. Meredith.
    Agnes.
    Unity.

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    [footnotes]
    1 The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume XXV., page 320, says:  "In an account of the Brooke family based on family documents are traced the descendants of Dr. Robert Baylor, who is said to have been the son of Colonel Robert Baylor and his wife, Hannah Gregory, daughter of Richard Gregory, an Englishman."

    [265]

    --  "Gregory Family of King William County, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 265
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