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  • ID: I35059
  • Name: George Grey 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1592
  • Death: 1661 2
  • Residence: Southwick, co Durham 1 2
  • Occupation: Colliery owner. Imprisoned in the Fleet.
  • Note: 3

    In 1630 Ralph Hedworth and others of Chester-le-Street granted Southwick to George Grey of Great Lumley, gent. The Grey family lived afterwards at High Southwick. They were Calvinists and attended the ?Corn Market Chapel?. Their house was reputed to be connected to Hylton Castle by a subway, whish is said to exist to this day.
    Leased the collieries of Harraton, under the state, in 1647.
    ?... George Grey claiming an entail for his son-in-law, John Hedworth. ... ?
    (Calendar of the Proceedings: Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her ... by Mary Anne Everett Green - 1891)
    George Grey of Great Lumley bought Southwick from the Hedworths in 1630.
    He is thus described in the Diary of his great-grandson, George Grey, of Southwick : ?
    George, the third son of Thomas Grey of Barton, was my great-grandfather; he marry'd Susannah Hampscott (Amcotes), and removed to Great Lumley in the county of Durham, about the 13th year of James the First. (1616)
    He was an active man, concerned in colliery's.
    1639, He and Anthony Smith of Durham, carry'd to king and councell a petic'on, from the tenants of dean and chapter, complaining that the dean and chapter had encreased the fines of their tenants upon renewing their leases, contrary to a decree made in the court of York in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Dr. Balcanquall, then dean, complained of this petition; and the council ordered George Grey and Anthony Smith to pay all the money which had been collected by the tenants for their expenses (which was 80") unto one of the clerks of the council, and committed them, March 10, 1639, to the Gatehouse, until they produced the names of all the tenants who subscribed the petic' on, and they continued prisoners till April 13, 1640, upon meeting of the parliament, and then discharged upon giving in the list, and had the 80'' repaid.
    He (George Grey) and Smith petitioned ye House of Commons complaining of these proceedings of the council. He (George Grey) and Smith were required by the Gen. Lesley and commissioners for the Scottish army, to warn all the tenants of bishop, dean and chapter, &c. not to pay their rents to their landlords, but for use of the army.
    Aprill, 1630, George Grey bought the freehold estate at Southick for 650 of Ralph and Richard Hedworth of Chester-in-Street ; it was conveyed by feoffment, fine, and recovering.
    1638, He bought his dean and chapter farm at Southwick, of Philip Ebutts.
    He was ingaged with Manby, Chapman of Whitburn, and others, in an invenc'on for boyling liquors and making salt, for which an act of parliament was obtained Nov. 1650, cap. 39; but it miscarryd, and lie lost a great deal of money by it ; he was imprisoned in the Fleet 1655, at the suit of Brisco, administrator of Bluday, upon a bond for 900, borrowed to carry on this invenc'on."
    He dyed, I believe, anno 1661."
    (An historical, topographical, and descriptive view of the county ..., Volume 1. By Eneas Mackenzie, Marvin Ross.
  • _UID: 458B06FFD7774DEE8CA5B19298083D69188B
  • Change Date: 3 AUG 2010

    Father: Thomas Grey b: 1452
    Mother: Millicent Bulmer b: 1541

    Marriage 1 Susan Amcotes b: ABT 1608
    • Married: ABT 1616 2
    1. Has Children Susan Grey

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: History and Antiquities of County & Palatinate of Durham
      Author: William Fordyce
      Date: 1857
    2. Title: Ancestral File (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
      Date: 8 Dec 2000
      Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple StreetSalt Lake City, Utah 84150 USAFamily History Library35 N West Temple StreetSalt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Views of the County of Durham
      Author: Mackenzie & Ross
      Publication: Mackenzie & Dent
      Date: 1834
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