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Thomas Gresley

Male Abt 1365 - Abt 1445  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gresley  [1
    Born Abt 1365  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1366  Drakelow, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died Abt 1445  [2, 3, 5
    Person ID I9821  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2018 

    Father Nicholas Gresley,   b. Abt 1347, of Drakelow, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft May 1374  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Mother Thomasina Wastneys,   b. of Colton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1405 
    Married Bef May 1364  [5
    Family ID F4746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Walsh,   b. of Wanlip, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1421 
    Married Bef 1392  [3
    Children 
    +1. Margaret de Gresley,   d. Aft 1439
     2. Jane Gresley,   d. Bef 1453
    +3. John Gresley,   b. of Drakelow, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1449
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 
    Family ID F5409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Derbyshire 1301, Staffordshire May 1413, Derbyshire Nov 1414 and 1417, Staffordshire 1419, Derbyshire May 1421.

      Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 4 Nov 1418 - 23 Nov 1419, 12 Dec 1426 - 7 Nov 1427, Staffordshire 1 May 1422 - 13 Nov 1423. Steward of the High Peak for the Duchy of Lancaster, 20 Feb 1421 - 3 Mar 1424.

      Fought at Agincourt.

      Thomas Gresley (~1365-~1445) = Margaret Walsh (d. >1421)
      John Gresley (d. 1449) = Elizabeth Clarell (d. 1449)
      John Gresley (~1418-1487) = Anne Stanley
      Thomasine Gresley = Thomas Darell (b. 1422)
      Henry Darell (~1465-1536) = Elizabeth Cheyne (b. ~1470)
      Thomas Darell (d. 1558) = Elizabeth Horne
      Edward Darell (d. 1573) = Mary Darell (d. >1573)
      Marmaduke Darell (1557-1632) = Anne Lennard (b. 1566)
      Sampson Darell (~1594-1635) = Elizabeth Hampden (d. 1638)
      Henry Darell (~1633-~1672) = Anne Thomson (d. 1662)
      Anne Darell (~1654-1726) = William Jervis (1659-1695)
      Elizabeth Jervis (1689-1752), wife of Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S806] The Gresleys of Drakelowe: An Account of the Family, and Notes of its Connexions by Marriage and Descent from the Norman Conquest to the Present Day, by Falconer Madan. Oxford, 1999.

    3. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., place only.

    5. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.