Richard GREGORY Elizabeth GREGORY Richard GREGORY Sarah GREGORY John GREGORY Thomas SNEAD Thomas BOURNE Thomas BOURNE William BOURNE Mini tree diagram
Katherine Frances WHITING

Katherine Frances WHITING3,1,4,2,2,2,5

about 16601 - before Mar 1710/12

Life History

about 1660

Born in Virginia.1


Married Richard GREGORY.1

after 1695

Birth of daughter Elizabeth GREGORY in Essex County, Virginia


Birth of son Richard GREGORY in Essex County, Virginia.3

before Feb 1700/1

Birth of daughter Sarah GREGORY in Essex County, Virginia

before Feb 1700/1

Birth of son John GREGORY in Essex County, Virginia

about May 1701

Death of Richard GREGORY in Essex County, Virginia.4,6,2,2,2,7


Married Thomas SNEAD in Essex County, Virginia.5,4

before Mar 1710/1

Died in Essex County, Virginia.2


Birth of son Thomas BOURNE in Virginia


Birth of son William BOURNE in Virginia

Other facts


Married Thomas BOURNE


  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Richard Grigory
    Birth 1660 VA
    Wife Katherine
    Marriage 1680

    According to a later marriage record, Katherine married in 1702.  Probate records show that Richard Gregory's estate was in probate 10 November 1702.  So we surmised he must have died in early November or late October 1702.  A source found later reported in 1927 that he died in 1701.  It apparently just took that long to work out the details of the estate.  Other cases show similar time lags.

    "Richard Gregory moved from Essex County to his plantation in King and Queen County, returning to Essex again, where he died in 1701.

    "Richard Gregory married Katherine (whose surname is unknown), widow of Thomas Bourne.  Mrs. Katherine Bourne-Gregory married, third, Thomas Snead.  Mrs Katherine Bourne-Gregory-Snead died prior to March, 1710-11."

    --  "Gregory Family of Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927),  p 242

    Essex County, Virginia, Marriage Index, 1655-1900
    GRIGORY, KATHERINE Widow of Richard, married Thomas Snead
    Marriage 1702 Richmond and Essex Counties, Virginia, USA
    Essex County Marriage Book, page 123

    They may have married later in November or some time in December 1702.  The inventory was not presented and recorded until 10 July 1703.  It is noted as being presented to the court by "Thomas Snead and his wife Katherine."  So they were married certainly by July 1703.

    Virginia, Compiled Marriages for Select Counties, 1851-1929
    Katherine Grigory
    Spouse's Name Thomas Snead
    Marriage 1702 Old Rappahannoch and Essex Counties
    Comment Katherine, wid. of Richard
    Book D&W 11, Original Source Page 41, 42

    When Katherine died, all her inheritance and those of her children with Thomas Bourne and Richard Gregory fell to her husband Thomas Snead.  They were minors at time of writing his wil in 1700 and his death in 1701.  They later had to sue Thomas Snead to spur him to make distribution of their inheritance.  The ultimate fate of the three youngest, Elizabeth, John and Sarah is unknown.

    RICHARD  2 GREGORY (circa 1650-1701) and KATHERINE, his wife, had issue:

    1. RICHARD 3 GREGORY of Essex County; of whom hereafter.
    2. Elizabeth 3 Gregory.
    3. John 3 Gregory.
    4. Sarah 3 Gregory
    ... of the sd. deed. their ful proportion of the sd. decd [es]tate.  [Rich]ard & Katherine by virtue of the sd admraton, possessed themselves • • • aforesd the sd Richard Dyed making his wife the sd Katherine his . . . [the sd Kath]erine since intermarried with the sd Thomas, the deft & dyed, by virtue of . . .  the sd Thomas Snead became possest of all & singular the goods & chattels of the [said Thomas Bo]urne decd. & of the sd Richard Gregory & Katherine, his wife & therefore ought to have paid to the orphans of the sd. decd. Thomas Bourne all their parts or portions of the sd. decd's estate, but so it is that upon denial of Thomas Snead to pay to the orphans of the sd Thomas Bourne decd their parts or shares of the sd decds estate they recovered agt. the pltf as exr of the sd James Taylor decd [certain items of personalty, cattle, tobacco &c], Thomas Snead ap­pears and confesses same.  Ordered that the deft pay to pltf the like prop­erty out of the estate of sd. Richard Gregory; also costs. (Essex Records, Order Book, 1708-14. page 311.)

    1 Richard Gregory by his will, dated February 17, 1700, bequeathed to his sons Richard and John and to his daughter Elizabeth certain lands which by their descriptions in the said will were certainly in Essex County; to his daughters Sarah and to his sons in law [step-sons]: Thomas and William Bourne he bequeathed lands which by their descriptions were at that date in King and Queen County. later King William. (See will of Richard Gregory, above).
    It is not positively known what eventually became of Elizabeth, John and Sarah Gregory.  All four of Richard Gregory's children were under age when their father made his will in February, 1700.  At Essex Court, December, 1712, John Gregory and Sarah Gregory were given liberty to choose their guardians and they thereupon made choice of William Bourne, who gave bond for his guardianship in the sum of £100 sterling (Essex County Records).  For suggestions as to what may have eventually become of John, Elizabeth and Sarah Gregory, see post page 247, the discussion in the notes to the will of their brother, Richard Gregory, who died in 1725.

    --  Gregory Family of Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia," in Winston of Virginia and Allied Families, by Clayton Torrence (Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927), p 243


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