Share Bookmark

Richard Gregory, Sr.

Male Abt 1700 - 1765


Personal Information    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  Abt 1700  , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Grant  20 Nov 1734 
    300 acres given under a Patent granted by John Penn, Thomas Penn and Richard Penn 
    • There was surveyed unto Richard Gregory of the County of Philadelphia a certain tract of land situated between macongie (Macungie) and New Cowisseoppin (New Goshenhoppen) in the said county, beginning at a certain tree at a corner of the said Richard Gregory's other land &c.
    Grant  17 Mar 1739 
    150 acres on warrant 
    Grant  6 Feb 1744 
    160 acres on warrant 
    Grant  6 Nov 1751 
    260 acres on warrant 
    County Formation  1752 
    Berks County was formed from part of Philadelphia County, PA 
    Court 
    • Abstract:
      Sons John, David, Richard, Andrew, Jacob, George, Christian.
      Daughters Mary wife of John JONES, Elizabeth wife of George MACK, Judith, late wife of John ROADS, Anna wife of Joseph BETTY, Margretha wife of Jacob FORGE; Elizabeth KURTZ, Sarah, and Hannah.
      Wife Margretha.
      Exec: Jacob Miller, Henry Bork.
      Wit: Chriistopher Shultze, Lodowick Bitting.

      Also included were Guardianship papers which listed:
      Jacob Gregory, in 1776 over 16, Christopher Schultz, guardian, declines guardianship. George: in 1776 over 14; Leonard Cresmire(?) releases guardianship - in 1779 age under 21 John Goodman guardian. Christian: in 1776 under 14, John Stoneman guardian. In 1776 Peter Sell petitions for other guardian.

      In 1779 under age 21. "20 May Anno Domini 1779...Petitioners George Gregory and Christian Gregory...are now about to leave this State and to remove into the State of Carolina. They therefore humbly pray your Worship would be pleased to admit them as minors under the age of twenty one to make choice of Guardians to take care of their Estate in the room of the former Guardians appointed. And your Petitioners s/the Mark of George Gregory "O", the mark of Christian Gregory "X"."
    Will Written  18 Feb 1765  , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I, Richard Gregory being sick in body but of sound memory blessed be God and putting to mind human mortality I make and publish my last Will and Testament in manner following. First it is my will that all my just debts be paid off; and I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margretha two thirds of all my household goods and one half of all my other moveables as horses Cattle Sheeps Hogs Husbandry and every Thing and a free abode or habitation in the house like formerly. So long she is Widow. My sons, John, David and Richard have already got each of them their full shares from me and to my son Andrew I give and demize one half of all my lands I posess, for himself his Heirs and Assigns for ever, and one third of the household goods and one half of all my other moveables aforesaid. And to my younger sons Jacob, George & Christian I give and demise one half of all my lands I posess in equal Portions unto each of them and each of their heirs and assigns for ever and if any of them should die Intes (hole in paper) then the Survivor (hole in paper) shall equally inherit the Portion of - Deceased, and it is further my will that the said my younger sons be put out to a good trade each of them in due time. And I do give unto my Daughters, Mary the wife of John Jones the sum of Ten pounds; to Elisabeth the wife of George Mack the sum of Ten pounds, and to the children of Judith late the wife of John Roads the sum of Ten pounds; to Anna the wife of Joseph Betty the sum of Ten pounds. To Margretha the wife of Jacob Forge the sum of Twenty pounds; and to Elisabeth Kurtz I give a mare and two cows. To my younger daughters Sarah and Hannah I give to each of them the sum of ten pounds and two cows. And it is my Will and I do ordain that all the aforesaid Legatees be paid out of my whole undivided estate. And I do ordain and constitute my trusty friends and neighbors Jacob Miller of Hereford Township aforesaid, Yeoman, and Henry Bork (?) of the same place, Carpenter, Executors of this my last Will and Testament in Trust for the Intents and Purposes in this my Will contained. In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this eighteenth Day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty five. Richard Gregory X his mark.
    Died  Between 18 Feb 1765 and 24 Jun 1765  , Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Probated  24 Jun 1765 
    • Signed Sealed pronounced and Declared by the sd Richard Gregory for his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us Christopher Shultze Lodowick Bitting(?) Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five personally appeared Christopher Shultze and (hole in paper) and declaring themselves conscientiously, scrupulously of taking an oath on their solemn affirmation recording to law did declare and say, respectively, that they were present together and saw and heard Richard Gregory the Testator therein named sign seal publish pronounce and declare the foregoing writing to be his last Will and Testament and that the said Testator was, at the doing thereof, of sound mind memory and understanding as they surely believe, and that the names Christopher Shultze and Ludwick Betting thereto subscribed are of the proper and writing respectively of the said Affirmants by them subd as Witnesses thereto in presence of each other and in the presence and at the request of the said Testator. Exam me s/James Read(?) D. Reg.
    Person ID  I2015  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Family  Margertha Bixby,   b. Abt 1708,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John Gregory, Sr.,   b. Abt 1730, , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, , Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Richard Gregory, Jr.,   b. Abt 1732, , , Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. David Gregory,   b. Abt 1734,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Andrew Gregory,   b. Abt 1738,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Gregory,   b. Abt 1738,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. George Gregory,   b. Abt 1740,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Christian Gregory,   b. Abt 1742,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Gregory,   b. Abt 1744,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Elizabeth Gregory,   b. Abt 1746,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Judith Gregory,   b. Abt 1746,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Anna Gregory,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Margretha Gregory,   b. Abt 1752,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Sarah Gregory,   b. Abt 1756,   d. Yes, date unknown
     14. Hannah Gregory,   b. Abt 1758,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F683  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1700 - , Hereford, Philadelphia (later Berks) County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill Written - 18 Feb 1765 - , Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 18 Feb 1765 and 24 Jun 1765 - , Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set