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Sir John Gresham
Birth: 1495
Norfolk, England
Death: Oct. 23, 1556
Greater London, England

Sir John Gresham married twice: First in 1521 to Mary Ipswell. They had 12 children between 1522 and 1538. Their children were: William, Mary, Catherine, James, John, Edmund, Anthony, Ellen, Ursula, Cecily, Elizabeth and Richard. Most of their children died without issue. Their eldest son, William Gresham (1522-1579) was the father of Sir Thomas Gresham of Titsey (he died in 1630). Sir Thomas' sons were Sir John Gresham of Titsey (1588-1643) and Sir Edward Gresham of Titsey (1594-1647).

In 1547, Sir John became Lord Mayor of London and after the end of his term of office continued to serve as an alderman.

On 15 July 1553, Sir John married Catherine Sampson, the widow of Edward Dormer.

In 1555, the year before his death, Sir John founded Gresham's School in his hometown of Holt, Norfolk. He placed endowments of land and money under the stewardship of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, who have continued to carry out the task entrusted to them until the present day. 
Family links: 
  William Gresham (____ - 1513)
  Agnes Porter Gresham (____ - 1520)
  Mary Gresham (____ - 1538)
  Ellen Gresham Uvedale (____ - 1567)*
  Mary Gresham Bowe (____ - 1583)*
  Cecily Gresham Cyall (1535 - 1609)*
*Calculated relationship
St Michael Bassishaw, Crooked Lane
City of London
Greater London, England
Created by: Lauren's Mom
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
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Rest in peace.
- Lauren's Mom
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014

- Todd Whitesides
 Added: Mar. 20, 2014
12th g grandpa of husband.
- Hope MELSON Larson
 Added: Jan. 17, 2014
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