Dorothy Gregory

September 1687–
Baslow, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy

Dorothy Gregory was born in September 1687, in Baslow, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Roberti Gregory and Female Unknown. She married Humphrey Brushfield on 15 February 1708, in Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Humphrey Brushfield
1682–
Dorothy Gregory
1687–
Marriage: 15 February 1708
Humphrey Brushfield
1708–
Mary Brushfield
1710–
Joshua Brushfield
1713–
Richard Brushfield
1720–
William Brushfield
1723–
Mr Joseph Brushfield
1726–
Thomas Brushfield
1715–1797
Robert Brushfield
1717–1724

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 February 1708
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Johanes Gregory

    Male1674–Male

    Jacob Gregory

    Male1677–Male

    Robert Gregory

    Male1680–Male

    Female1687–Female

World Events (1)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 114

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English: from a personal name that was popular throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages. The Greek original, Grēgorios, is a derivative of grēgorein ‘to be awake’, ‘to be watchful’. However, the Latin form, Gregorius, came to be associated by folk etymology with grex, gregis, ‘flock’, ‘herd’, under the influence of the Christian image of the good shepherd. The Greek name was borne in the early Christian centuries by two fathers of the Orthodox Church, St. Gregory Nazianzene ( c. 325–390 ) and St. Gregory of Nyssa ( c. 331–395 ), and later by sixteen popes, starting with Gregory the Great ( c. 540–604 ). It was also the name of 3rd- and 4th-century apostles of Armenia. In North America the English form of the name has absorbed many cognates from other European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Humphrey Brushfield (1682)

Humphrey Brushfield was born in the small township of Foggatt in north Derbyshire. The nearest parish church was in Baslow, and this is where his christening took place in 1682. He married in the …

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Gregory, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Dority Brushfield in entry for Wm. Brushfield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Dority Brashfield in entry for Hump Brashfield, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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