GREGORY, George (1670-1746), of Nottingham.
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Family and Education
bap. 2 Feb. 1670, 1st s. of George Gregory of Nottingham by Susanna, da. of Martin Lister of Thorpe Arnold, Leics. educ. Nottingham (Mr. Cudworth); St. John’s, Camb. 1688. m. by 1694, Susanna, da. of William Williams of Rempstone Hall, Notts., 2s. suc. fa. 1688.
Sheriff, Notts. 1694; commr. for forfeited estates 1716-25; storekeeper of the Ordnance 1722-d.
Gregory came of one of the leading families of Nottingham, which he represented as a Whig, with the support of successive Dukes of Newcastle. Obtaining a place after George I’s accession, he voted with the Government in all recorded divisions, except on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719, when he was absent. In 1727 he reluctantly stood down to facilitate a compromise and was returned by the Duke of Newcastle for Boroughbridge, a proposal to bring him in for Retford having fallen through owing to local opposition.1 He never again represented Nottingham, where his vote for the excise bill made him unpopular,2 but continued to correspond with Newcastle about Nottinghamshire affairs.
He was buried at St. Mary’s, Nottingham, 10 Apr. 1746.