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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Humphrey Brushfield
Dorothy Gregory
Marriage: 15 February 1708
Humphrey Brushfield
Mary Brushfield
Joshua Brushfield
Richard Brushfield
William Brushfield
Mr Joseph Brushfield
Thomas Brushfield
Robert Brushfield

Spouse and Children

15 February 1708
Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Johanes Gregory


    Jacob Gregory


    Robert Gregory



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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