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Families covered: Gresley of Drakelow, Gresley of Lullington, Gresley of Netherseale

                               
Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow (Derbyshire), Sheriff of Staffordshire (b 1455, d 1503)
m. Anne Ferrers (dau of Sir Thomas Ferrers of Tamworth Castle)
1. Sir William Gresley of Drakelow (d 10.03.1520-1)
  m. (sp) Benedica Vernon (dau of Sir Henry Vernon of Haddon Hall)
p. Alice Tawke
  A.+ issue - Thomas, Edward, Humphrey (d 1549/50), Anthony (a 1540, had issue), Ursula
2. John Gresley (b 1481/2)
3. Sir George Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Staffordshire (b 1494, d 21.04.1548)
  m1. Margaret Mulsho (dau of John Mulsho or Malsho of Finden or Thingeon)
  A. Sir William Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Staffordshire (b 12.05.1525, d 23.05.1573)
  m. (c1548) Catherine Aston (d before 09.1585, dau of Sir Edward Aston of Tixall by Jane Bowles)
i. Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Staffordshire & Derbyshire (b 03.11.1552, bur 06.09.1610)
  m1. (c1573) Elizabeth Harvey (dau of James Harvey of London)
  m2. Katharine Walsingham (bpt 08.01.1559/60, bur 18.12.1585, dau of Sir Thomas Walsingham of Beadhay & Scadbury)
  a. Sir George Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 1st Bart (b 1579/80, d 02.1650/1)
  m. (17.12.1600) Susan Ferrers (d before 23.11.1626, dau of Sir Humphrey Ferrers of Tamworth by Anne Bradbourne)
(1) Thomas Gresley of Lullington (dvp 19.12.1642)
  m. Bridget Burdett (bur 25.11.1685, dau of Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Bart, by Jane Francis)
  (A) Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 2nd Bart (b 1628-9, d 05.06.1699)
  m. Frances Morewood (bpt 16.03.1630/1, d 30.06.1711, dau/coheir of Gilbert Morewood of Netherscale by Frances Salmon)
(i) Sir William Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 3rd Bart (b 08.11.1661, d 17.10.1711)
  m. (02.09.1696) Barbara Walcot (b 31.01.1661/2, d before 28.04.1724, dau of John Walcot of Walcot (by Elizabeth Clarke), widow of William Oakley of Bishop's Castle)
  (a) Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 4th Bart (b 1698-9, bur 11.10.1746)
  m1. (05.04.1719) Dorothy Bowyer (d 31.07.1736, dau/coheir of Sir William Bowyer of Knipersley, Bart, by Anne Dale)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 5th Bart (b 12.07.1722, d 23.12.1753)
  m. (1749) Wilmot Hood (d 12.06.1797, dau of Aldernon Hood of Leicester)
  ((A)) Wilmot Gresley (b 17.08.1750, d 04.12.1790)
m. (26.01.1776) Sir Nigel Bowyer Gresley, 7th Bart (d 26.03.1808) @1@ just below
  ((2)) Sir Nigel Gresley of Knipersley (Staffordshire), Sheriff of Staffordshire, 6th Bart (b 11.01.1725/6, d 17.04.1787)
  m. (18.05.1752) Elizabeth Wynn (d 13.05.1793, dau of Rev. Ellis Wynn by Elizabeth Oldfield)
  ((A)) Sir Nigel Bowyer Gresley of Drakelow, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 7th Bart (b 18.03.1753, d 26.03.1808)
  m1. (26.01.1776) Wilmot Gresley (d 04.12.1790, dau of Sir Thomas Gresley, 5th Bart of Drakelow) @1@ just above
  ((i)) Wilmot Maria Gresley (b 07.04.1778, d 17.12.1845)
m. (21.09.1802) Rev. Thomas Levett of Packington Hall (b c1770, dsp 09.10.1843, son of Thomas by Catherine, dau/coheir of Charles Floyer of Hints)
  ((ii)) Emma Sophia Gresley (b 17.04.1785, d 13.09.1813)
  m. (15.09.1808) Richard Edensor Heathcote of Longton Hall (d 03.05.1850)
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Augusta Gresley (b 05.12.1787, d 04.10.1808)
m2. (26.06.1796) Maria Eliza Garway (b c1771, d 09.11.1840, dau/heir of Caleb Garway of Worcester)
  ((iv)) Sir Roger Gresley, Sheriff of Derbyshire, 8th Bart (b 27.12.1799, d 12.10.1837)
  m. (02.06.1821) Sophia Catherine Coventry (b 30.11.1801, d 29.03.1875, dau of George William Coventry, 7th Earl of Coventry, by Peggy Pitches)
  ((a)) Sophia Editha Gresley (b 04.10.1823, d 02.11.1823)
  ((v)) Louisa Georgina Maria Gresley (b 18.07.1798)
  m. (02.03.1822) Edward Woodyat of Kempsey (b c1798, a 1863, vicar of St. John's Over)
  ((vi))+ other issue - Nigel (b 15.03.1801, d bur 29.05.1816), Almeria Georgiana Eliza (b 09.04.1797, d 06.01.1798)
((B)) Anne Gresley (b 11.05.1755, d 28.09.1797)
  m. (03.01.1780) Sir John Edensor Heathcote of Longton Hall (d 25.10.1822)
  ((C)) Louisa Jane Gresley (b 05.10.1759, d 20.04.1806)
  m. (05.05.1798) William Gresley of Netherseale (b 1760, d 03.10.1829, Rev.) @2@ below
  ((D)) Harriet Gresley (b 09.02.1761, d 25.05.1832)
  m. John Jelly of Bath
  ((E)) Mary Susannah Gresley (b 23.04.1762, d 01.11.1820)
  m. (19.07.1791) Baptist Proby (b 1761, d 1829, vicar in Lichfield)
  ((F))+ other issue (d unm) - Dorothy (b 12.05.1754, d infant), Elizabeth (b 18.08.1756, d 10.04.1839), Frances (b 30.11.1757, d 30.09.1836)
  ((3))+ other issue - William (b 11.01.1719/20, d 08.08.1724), son (b/d 16.04.1721), John (b 22.04.1727, bur 05.01.1732/3), Charles (b 26.5.1728, d 25.08.1729), William (b 17.08.1729, bur 160.5.1738), Dorothy (b 04.03.172/5, d 20.06.1729), Selina (b 17.08.1729, bur 16.05.1738), daughter (b 12.10.1733, d infant)
m2. (11.06.1739) Gertrude Grammer (bur 05.01.1791, dau/coheir of John Grammer of Pledwick by Mary, dau of George Beaumont)
  ((11)) Geoffrey Gresley in Virginia (b 01.11.1741, d before 20.07.1774)
  mMary Grant (a 04.1791, m2. Robert Gaines)
  ((A)) Thomas Gresley (b 10.10.1767, dsp 08.03.1798)
  ((B)) Jane Grammer Gresley (b 04.04.1769, d 09.09.1803)
  m. (21.01.1795) Robert Willoughby of Kingsbury Cliff (b 21.02.1765, Lt. Colonel, m1. Cecile (dau of Pierre Gratian de Goudin of Sens), m3. Avarilla (dau of Edward Croxall)
  ((12)) Gertrude Gresley (b 27.04.1740, bur 17.12.1749)
  (b) William Gresley (d young)
  (c) Bridget Gresley (bpt 10.10.1697, d 23.06.1737)
  m. (05.04.1716) Adam Ottley of Pichford (bpt 23.08.1682, bur 01.06.1752)
  (ii) Thomas Gresley of Netherseale
  m. Elizabeth Lee (dau of John Lee of Ladyhole)
  (a) Lee Gresley (d unm)
(b) John Gresley of Netherseale
  m. Dorothy Wilcockson (dau of John Wilcockson of Wirksworth)
  ((1)) Thomas Gresley of Netherseale (d 18.04.1785)
  m1. Elizabeth Vincent (d 19.05.1769, dau of Rev. William Vincent)
  ((A)) William Gresley of Netherseale (b 1760, d 03.10.1829, Rev.)
  m1. (05.05.1798) Louisa Jane Gresley (d 26.04.1806, dau of Sir Nigel Gresley of Knypersley, 6th Bart) @2@ above
  ((i)) Sir William Nigel Gresley, 9th Bart (b 25.03.1806, d 03.9.1847) had issue
  m. (25.03.1831) Georgina Anne Reid (d 11.02.1904, dau of George Reid)
  ((ii)) Louisa Elizabeth Gresley (d 22.12.1861)
  m. (26.07.1825) Spencer Madan (d 28.08.1851, canon of Gloucester)
  m2. (29.08.1811) Mary Thorp (d 19.07.1869, dau of Thomas Thorp of Overseale)
  ((iii))+ other issue - John Morewood, Charles, Frances Mary, Harriet, Maria
  ((B)) Richard Gresley of Stowe House (b 09.08.1766, d 27.03.1850) had issue
  m1. (20.05.1800) Caroline Grote (d 01.10.1817, dau of Andrew Grote)
  m2. (1820, sp) Mary Phillimore (dau of Rev. J. Phillimore)
((C))+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (rector of Hinton), Elizabeth, Mary
  m2. Elizabeth Wilkes (widow of William Pycroft)
  (c) James Gresley (Rev.)
  m. Ann Farmer (dau of Richard Farmer of Witherley)
  (d) Elizabeth Gresley
m. _ Gresley of Bristol
  (iii) Charles Gresley of Dunstall, Staffordshire (b 21.02.1669/70, d 29.06.1724)
  m. (23.10.1695) Anne Bott (b c1685, d 20.09.1729, dau of John Bott of Dunstall Hall by Elizabeth Wolferstan)
  (a) Elizabeth Gresley (bpt 15.09.1696, d before 07.12.1775)
  m1. (04.11.1725) Thomas Bott of Coventry (b 1681, d 1738)
  m2. Samuel Beardsley of Tamworth
  (b) Frances Gresley (bpt 15.06.1698, d unm bur 02.02.1748/9)
  (c) Anne Gresley (bpt 18.02.1700/1, d 18.01.1739/40)
  m. Edward Mathew of Coventry (d before 23.08.1733)
  (iv) Frances Gresley (b 13.04.1649, bur 29.04.1712)
  m. William Inge of Thorp Constantin (b c1648, d 10-11.1690)
  (v) Dorothy Gresley (b 14.07.1655, bur 09.04.1715)
  m. (18.06.1681) Thomas Ward (d before 1713)
  (vi) Mary Gresley (b 14.04.1657, d before 30.10.1707)
  m. (22.05.1693) Daniel Watson of Burton-on-Trent (b c1657, d 13.07.1737)
  (vii) Grace Gresley (b 15.08.1658, d 29.10.1709)
  m. (15.05.1683) Robert Roby of Castle Donnington (bpt 26.01.1659/60, d 10.11.1714, m2. Anne Kilburn)
  (viii) Sarah Gresley (b 20.03.1672/3, d 15.06.1736)
m. Paul Balladon of Stapenhill (d before 04.09.1729)
  (ix)+ other issue - Bridget (b 15.09.1651, bur 21.10.1652), Elizabeth (b 04.01.1652/3, d 10.08.1693), Anne (b 19.02.1662/3, d 1709), Katherine (b 19.05.1664, d 07.09.1694), Letitia (bur 17.02.1734/5), Isabel (d 16.08.1694)
  (B) George Gresley of Lullington (dsp bur 14.10.1704)
  m. (11.05.1669) Jane Nelson (bur 23.01.1701/2, dau of Thomas Nelson of Northampton)
  (C) Frances Gresley (a 1685)
  m. (20.06.1666) John Whitehall of Pipe Ridware (b c1624, d 09.08.1684, m1. Frances, dau/heir of William Aston of Park Hall)
  (D) Bridget Gresley (a 09.1704)
m. (30.12.1657) Thomas Brome of Fisherwick (a 1685)
  (E) Katherine Gresley (bur 29.06.1667)
  m. (07.02.1664/5) Richard Dyott of Lichfield (b c1620, d 05.11.1677, brother of Matthew)
  (F) Elizabeth Gresley (bur 08.10.1674)
  m. (18.09.1672) Philip Trafford of Swithamley (bpt 23.04.1645, bur 16.05.1676)
(G) Mary Gresley (a 1685)
  m. (14.02.1669/70) John Harpur (a 1685, rector of Morley, grandson of Sir John of Littleover, m1. Mary, dau of Paul Ballidon of Derby)
  (H)+ other issue - Henry George, Jane
  (2) Dorothy Gresley
  m1. Robert Milward of Bradley Ash (b 1595-6, d 1632)
  m2. Edward Wilmot (b by 1607, d before 1655, minister of All Hallow's, Derby)
  (3) other issue - Elizabeth (d unm bur 06.04.1607), child (bur 28.07.1610)
  b. John Gresley (b 1581, d 1623) had issue
  m. (20.04.1611) Joan More (dau of Jasper More of Larden by Elizabeth, dau of Nicholas Smalley)
c. Katharine Gresley (d 1635)
  m1. Francis Dethick of Newhall
  m2. Sir Bartholomew Hales of Snitterfield (d 1619)
  m3. Edward Gibbs of Warwick (d c1633/4)
  d. Katharine Gresley
  m. Sir Richard Harpur of Swarkston (d by 1636, m2. Elizabeth Gresley)
  e. Dorothy Gresley (b 28.08.1584, a 04.1635)
  m. Sir Alexander Barlow of Barlow Moor (d 1642, m1. Elizabeth Parker)
  f.+ other issue - Henry (b c1579, bur 16.09.1598), William (b 1583/4), Walsingham (b 1585, d 28.10.1633)
  m3. Mary Southwell (d 1622, natural dau of Sir Richard Southwell of Woodrising)
  ii. Simon Gresley of Appleton in Great Budworth, Cheshire (b 1560/1, d 1637)
  m1. (sp) Anne Wood (d 21.04.1591, dau of Thomas Wood of Growtey)
  m2. Anne Dixwell (dau of Humphry Dixwell of Church Over, widow of Edward Broughton of Longdon)
  a. Elizabeth Gresley
  m. Sir Richard Harpur of Swarkstone (m1. Katharine, dau of Sir Thomas Gresley)
  b. Marian (Mary Anne) Gresley
  m. _ Leventhorp
c. Lettice Gresley
  m1. (after 04.01.1636/7) _ Crawley
  m2. (after 30.09.1647) _ Atkins
  d.+ other issue - George (a 1637, d before 30.09.1647), William (d 1637), Katharine (d 1689), Mary (d before 30.09.1647)
  iii. Hastings Gresley (b 1565/6)
  m. Elizabeth Francis (dau of William Francis of Ticknall, widow of William Francis of Foremark)
  iv. Grace Gresley (dsp before 1598)
  m. Sir Thomas Wolseley of Wolseley
  v. Jane Gresley
  m. (?) William Horton
  vi.+ other issue - Mary, Elizabeth (dsp)
  B. Katharine Gresley (a 04.1572)
  m. Edward Winter of Worthington (a 04.1572)
m2. (c1530) Katharine Sutton (d before 12.04.1574, dau of John Sutton, Lord Dudley)
  C. Edward Gresley (bur 04.04.1594, of Gray's Inn) had issue
  m. Anne Corbet
  D. Elizabeth Gresley (a 04.1572)
  m. (c07.1557) Charles Somerset
  E. Thomas Gresley (d before 04.1572) had issue
  m. Margaret (a 04.1572)
  F.+ other issue - Anne (d before 19.05.1555), Eleanor (d before 27.01.1552)
4. Robert Gresley (d c1572)
  A. George Gresley
5. James Gresley (d 1536) had issue
  m. Katharine
6. Elizabeth Gresley
  m1. Sir John de Montgomery (d 1513)
  m2. Sir John Giffard of Chillington (d 1566)
7. Ellen Gresley (dsp)
  m. Sir Nicholas Strelley
8. Mary Gresley
  m. Thomas Forster (of family of Evelik)

Main source(s): Visitation (Frederick Arthur Crisp, England & Wales, Notes vol 8, 1909, 'Pedigree of Gresley of Drakelow, co. Derby') with support as follows:
(1) To 1st baronet : 'Historical Collections of Staffordshire', or 'Collections for a History of Staffordshire', edited by The William Salt Archaeological Society, New Series volume 1, printed in 1898
(2) From 1st baronet : BP1934 (Gresley)
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