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William GREGORY and Dorothy PARRE

William GREGORY. [see PC M2-10-1].
Born about 1470, of Highhurst, Lancashire, England; son of Adam GREGORY and Ada ORMESTON.

He married Dorothy PARRE (about 1489-S11)(about 1495-S6)(about 1499) in West Derby, County Lancaster, England.{S11}.

He resided at Highhurst, Tyldesley with Shakerly, and Leigh Lancashire, England. {S12}.

Dorothy PARRE. [see PC M2-10-1].
Born about 1478; of Kempenhough (Kempnall), Lancashire, England; daughter of Richard PARRE [F136322]. S8, S9, S10, and S14 say Dorothy is the daughter of Hugh Parr and Constance Tildesley (De Tyldesley-S11); and that Hugh Parr is the son of Richard Parr and Elizabeth Travers Who resided at Kempnall & Cleworth, LAN, ENG.

S12 says she is the daughter of Hugh Parre, b. abt 1452; resident of Kempnall & Cleworth, Lancashire, England; but that he married twice: (1) Constance Tildesley; ma(2) Isabel Dychefield; and is not sure which one is mother of Dorothy.

Kempnall Hall is in the township of WORSLEY, in the parish of Eccles, hundred of Salford, South division of Lancashire, 7 miles (W. by N.) from Manchester, on the road to Leigh and Wigan. {S13}.

Dorothy married William GREGORY (about 1489-S11)(about 1495-S6)(about 1499) in West Derby, County Lancaster, England.{S11}.

CHILDREN of William GREGORY and Dorothy PARRE:
  1. [F34080]. Hugo GREGORY. [see PC M2-10-1]. Born about 1502 at Highhurst, Lancashire, England. He resided at Urmston, Lancashire, England. {S12}. He married Maria [F34041].
  2. John GREGORY. Born about 1500, of Highurst, Lancashire, England. He married Anna ANNESLOWE.



From: "mercat" Subject: Worsley and Parre Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2000 20:01:23 -0500

Are you familiar with the de Worsley family of Worsley and Kempnough or Parre of Kempnough and Cleworth? Can you suggest a good source of information on these and/or related lines (see below)?

This is my line:

1. Elias de Worsley of Worsley, b. abt. 1150

2. Richard de Worsley, b. abt. 1175, d. bef. 1233 + Maud de Singleton (or de Parles)

3. Richard de Worsley of Kempnough

4. Robert de Worsley of Kempnough

5. Richard de Worsley of Kempnough, d. aft. 1346

6. Ellen de Worsley + Richard de Parre

7. Oliver de Parre + Emme Tuthill, dau. of William Tuthill of Cleworth

8. Richard Parre of Kempnough and Cleworth + Emme Hulton, dau. of Roger Hulton of Hulton and Katherine Harrington (dau. of Sir James Harrington of Wolfedge)

9. Richard Parre of Kempnough and Cleworth + Elizabeth Travers, dau. of John Travers of Rudgate

10. Hugh Parre of Kempnough and Cleworth + Constance Tildesley, dau. of Thomas Tildesley of Wardley

11. Dorothy Parre + William Gregory, ancestor of emigrant Henry Gregory (b. Over Broughton, Notts., d. abt. 1655 Stratford, CT)


1) John Insley Coddington, "Some Ancestors of Henry Gregory: Worsley and Parr," TAG 38 (July 1962)

2) Grant Gregory, comp., Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Gregory, (Provincetown, MA, 1938)

Any information or suggestions you can offer will be much appreciated.

Nan Runde mercat@eznet.net