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Correspondence - Gregory Family


Letter from Christopher Gregory to Arthur Gregory about their brother Edmund's suit to succeed Arthur in the feodaryship of Warwickshire. Christopher had procured the Lord Bishop of York to write to the Lord Treasurer about it, but the latter was so displeased with Arthur's discharge of his duties that he wanted to remove Arthur from the office and was unwilling that any other of the name of Gregory should enjoy it. Christopher urges Arthur not so lightly to lose either the office or the goodwill of my Lord Treasurer. He commiserates with him about his difficulties on his estate and at home, but advises him to have regard rather to his credit among men than to the pursuit of wealth. Dated at London, 20 February 1579.