HENRY GREGORY (GREGORIE) probably came to America with his wife, MARY (GOODY) GREGORY, and at least two adult sons from Nottingham and settled first in Boston as early as 1633. He was in Springfield by 1639 with his son, Judah. His wife, Mary, died about 1641/2, probably in Springfield. Henry took up land in Springfield January 16, 1638 where he built a "waddle and daub, thatched house".
He later removed to New Haven, Colony of New Haven, and later selling his land there to his son, Judah. Then he was in Stratford, where one of his daughters lived. He was a shoemaker and in 1647 a complaint was made to the General Court regarding the workmanship of 14 dozen pairs of shoes that he made. According to testimony, Mr. Meges had contracted with Henry to make these shoes for him (Meges) to sell, and the shoes were defective in that they fell apart in a week to 14 days. Goodman Gregory replied to the court that Meges had brought him defective leather to make the shoes out of and told him that he would bring him hemp to sew them with, but he never did, so Henry used flax instead. His sons, Judah & John, and daughter, wife of William Crooker, testified that their father was old and had poor eyesight. The court found both men at fault, more so Mr. Meges who was fined 10 pounds to the court and to make good on the shoes he sold, and Goodman Gregory was fined 5 pounds and the court charges for faulty workmanship.
In 1650 Henry is mentioned in the will of his brother, William Gregory, who was an Alderman & Mayor of Nottingham. William left Henry 20 marks if he should live for six months after his decease, and five pound to each of his children in New England.
Henry's will was probated and inventory taken on June 19, 1655 in Stratford where he owned property. His oldest son, John, received a double portion.
The pedigree of William Gregory appears in DEERING'S HISTORY OF NOTTINGHAM 1751, where he appears as "Henry 'de Boston in Nova Anglia". He was the son of JOHN & ALICE (ALTON) GREGORY and grandson of THOMAS & DOROTHY (BEESTON) GREGORY, daughter of SIR GEORGE & ALICE (DAVENPORT) BEESTON.
Mary Goody Gregory (1585 - 1642)*
Elizabeth Gregory Webb (1610 - 1681)*
John Gregory (1612 - 1689)*
Judah Gregory (1618 - 1649)*
Old Congregational Burying Ground
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Record added: May 28, 2009
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