Thomas Gregge

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Thomas Gregge
Person Thomas Gregge
First name Thomas
Middle name(s)
Last name Gregge
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Occupation Pewterer
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Training Not apprentice
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Citizen Citizen
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Has opening text Thomas Gregge
Has signoff text Thomas Gregge
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Language skills English language
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Res parish Saint Andrew Holborn
Res town London
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Res country England
Birth year 1614
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Death year 1683
Probate date May 2, 1683
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Deposition start page(s) HCA 13/72 f.272v Annotate
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Deposition date(s) Mar 31 1658
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Silver Ship litigation in 1650s
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Biographical synthesis

Thomas Gregge (alt. Gregg) (b. ca. 1614; 1683). Pewterer.

Resident in the parish of Saint Andrew Holborn in 1658.

Thomas Gregge identifies his agents in Plymouth in 1658 as Robert Saunders and John Plummer.[1]

Charles Welch (1902) states that Thomas Gregg was a member of the Pewterers' Company and served as Master in 1672.[2] Welch records that Thomas Gregg was elected Sheriff of London in 1676-1677.

There is a will for "Thomas Gregg, pewterer, of Saint Andrew Holborn", proved on May 2nd 1683.[3]

Evidence from High Court of Admiralty

Forty-four year old Thomas Gregge deposed on March 31st 1658 in the High Court of Admiralty.[4] He was examined on interrogatories in the case of "Saunders and others owners of the Isaack against the Saint Jacob and John Clason) Master of her".[5]

Gregge stated that he knew the ship the Isaack, having had tin shipped in her from Plymouth to London in the past. He had been expecting two hundred and fifteen slabs or blocks of tin weighing twenty seven thousand two hundred and fifty seven pounds on the mosyt recent ill-fated voyage of the Isaack. This had been purchased by Gregge's agents in Plymouth at a cost of £1537-16-01 d. The Isaack had departed Plymouth for London on February 17th 1658, convoyed by an English frigate.[6] Gregge reported by hearsay that the Isaack had run upon an Amsterdam ship in her course for London and that she had been left in "a perishing condition".[7]

Comment on sources


"Brailsford, Peter, son of John, Duffield, Derby, yeoman to Thomas Gregge, 12 August 1652. Pewterers Company 12th August 1652"[8]


Nottinghamshire Archives: Ref. DD/E/14/37 Description: Assignment: Thomas Gregg, citizen and pewterer of London and Mary his wife (exor. of Nicholas Wolley dec'd.) to Peter Clayton of London, gent: Recites judgment in Kings Bench obtained by N.W. against George Weldon for £100 debt; Writ of Elegit to Richard Royd, Sheriff of Notts. and delivery to T. and M.G. :-- Closes called Rough Close and Weston Close in Strelley -: T. and M.G. assign Closes to Peter Clayton. Witn. Ra. Gregge junr., John Yould, Ralph Edge. Date: 26 June 1673.[9]


PROB 11/373/6 Will of Thomas Gregg, Pewterer of Saint Andrew Holborn, Middlesex 02 May 1683


...Gregge, John (Grigge) 1722
Gregg(e), Robert 1678, 1683
Gregg (e), Thomas 1654, 1677..."

"The Touch Plates...(Item) 215. ROBERT GREGGE ; device on a crowned shield, a slipped trefoil ; 1673."[11]
  1. HCA 13/72 f.272v
  2. History of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of the City of London (London, 1902), p.153, viewed 13/08/2016
  3. PROB 11/373/6 Will of Thomas Gregg, Pewterer of Saint Andrew Holborn, Middlesex 02 May 1683
  4. HCA 13/72 f.272v
  5. HCA 13/72 f.271v
  6. HCA 13/72 f.272v
  7. HCA 13/72 f.273r
  8. Online information on Yeoman Peter BRAILSFORD (b. Abt. 1638, d. Mar 1679), viewed 13/08/2016
  9. Nottinghamshire Archives, 157 DD/E - Edge of Strelley, DD/E/14 - Strelley and Bilborough, Ref: DD/E/14/37, viewed 13/08/2016
  10. H.J.L.J. Massé, The Pewter Collector (London, 1921), p.173, viewed 13/08/2016
  11. H.J.L.J. Massé, The Pewter Collector (London, 1921), p.230, viewed 13/08/2016