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John Henry Gregg

John Henry Gregg

Male 1668 - 1738  (70 years)

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  • Name John Henry Gregg 
    Born 1668  Ardmore, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1682  New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The Caledonia is sometimes mentioned as the ship William came over on...I cannot find this ship in available lists. It is more likely he arrived on the ship Welcome (aka William Penn's fleet), which arrived in DE on 27 Oct 1682, & Chester, PA on the 28th.
    Residence 2 Dec 1719  New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 10 Apr 1730  New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 14 Feb 1735  New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 6 Mar 1738  Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6
    Cause: Note: John died the same year as his wife. 
    Probate 27 Apr 1738  New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Will of John Gregg 001
    Will of John Gregg 001
    Buried Centre Monthly Meeting Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1247  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father William Gregg, Jr.,   b. 1642, Glenarm, Antrim County, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1687, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mrs. William Gregg,   b. Abt 1644,   d. Bef 1682, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Cooke,   b. 1670, Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1694  Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. Hannah Gregg
     2. Amy Gregg
     3. William Gregg,   b. Abt 1695, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1747, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. Thomas Gregg,   b. 1701,   d. 1743  (Age 42 years)
    +5. Samuel Gregg,   b. 1710, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1767, Brandywine, New Castle, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. Joseph Gregg,   b. 5 Aug 1710,   d. Abt 1770, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Rebekah Gregg,   b. Abt 1715, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    House built by John Gregg in 1694
    House built by John Gregg in 1694

    Histories
    Quaker Greggs - John Gregg (1668-1738) pg 22-23
    Quaker Greggs - John Gregg (1668-1738) pg 22-23
    Quaker Greggs - Master Chart pg 24-25
    Quaker Greggs - Master Chart pg 24-25

    Maps
    Delaware Hundreds
    Delaware Hundreds
    Gregg Land Holdings
    Gregg Land Holdings
    Map - Gregg Land Area
    Map - Gregg Land Area

  • Sources 
    1. [S298] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    2. [S690] Quaker Greggs: the descendants of William Gregg, the Friend immigrant, pg 22-25.

    3. [S235] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: New Castle Co., Delaware; Year: 1685; Page Number: 319.

    4. [S668] Delaware, Land Records, 1677-1947, Delaware Public Archives; Delaware Land Records; Roll Number: 8.

    5. [S668] Delaware, Land Records, 1677-1947, Delaware Public Archives; Delaware Land Records; Roll Number: 3.

    6. [S416] Delaware, Wills and Probate Records, 1676-1971, Wills of New Castle County, Delaware, 1682-1854; Index to Wills, 1682-1885; Probate Place: New Castle, Delaware.
      In the name of God Ament, This twenty seventh day of April in the yea r of our Loard one Thousand seven hundred and thirty eight, I, John Gr egg in the Count of New Castle on Dellaware and Christiana hundred ?? ? being in perfect mind and memory thanks to God and calling to mind t he mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed once for al l ment to die, Do make and ordaine this my last will and testament tha t is to say principally and first all I give and reccomend my ??? Go d that gave it and for my body I recomend it to the earh to be burie d in a Christian manner a the discretion of my Exrs. nothing doubtin g but at the General resurection I shall receive the same again by th e mighty power in God and as trusting ???.....I give and bequeath to E lizabeth my Dearly beloved wife: the sume of ten pounds in good and la wfull money to be ??? and levied out of my Estate besides the third pa rte in the produce of the plantation ??? dwell on ??? the privelege o f the new roome at the last end of the house and the third par of th e seller under the same during her widowhood. Together with the thir d part of my ??? estates as the law directs.
      Item have ??? unto William my eldest son ??? I make one of my executor s a tract of land containt two hundred acres, lying and being on Red C lay Creek it being in the county of New Castle, which is his part.
      Item I have and have maid over unto my son Thomas two hundred acres o f land lying and being on Red Clay Creek, in the county of Chester ???
      Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph two hundred acres of lan d ??? lying and being on Red Clay creek in the county of Chestery by h im to be possess and enjoyed by him his heirs and assigns forever i t - being his part
      Item I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel whom I make thee other o f my executors all the tract of land I ?? being and containing seven h undred acres or there abouts: north the improvements there unto belong ing by him to be possessed and enjoyed by his wife and heirs and assig ns forever it ??? part
      Item I give and bequeath to my two daughters Hannah and Rebeccah in th e first place twenty nine pounds of good and lawfull money to each o f them: ?? Reaise dand ???of my moveable estate besides sundry goods t hat have been already ??? to the heirs which I comfute will make the m equal with what I have already give to my daughter Amy and the reman der part of my moveable estate shall be equally divided between my thr ee daughters: Amy, Hannah and Rebeccah and I do hereby utterly disallo w revoke and disa??? all ??? other former testament wills legacies an d .??? by me...

    7. [S5] Source #5.

    8. [S324] U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1683-1756; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 124.

    9. [S324] U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Deaths, 1686-1739; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 267.