GREGORY, Thomas (by 1502-36/40), of Plympton St. Mary, Devon.
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Family and Education
b. by 1502. m. Joan.1
Little has come to light about Thomas Gregory. He was presumably engaged in some form of trade as in 1523 he was assessed for subsidy at 7s. on goods worth £18 while his servant James paid 8d. on wages of 20s.; on this showing Gregory was in a larger way of business than his fellow-Member John Martin alias Honychurch I, who was assessed on only 40s. worth of goods but had more land than Gregory. Both he and Martin, having seen the long-drawn-out Parliament of 1529 through to its dissolution, probably also sat in its short successor in June 1536, in pursuance of the King’s request for the return of the previous Members. Before the next Parliament met in April 1539, however, Gregory may have been dead, for at Michaelmas 1540 his widow was answerable for a rent of 20d. as a tenant of Strode property in Winston, in the parish of Plympton St Mary.2