Legal cases - Gregory family
Copy (?) of the deposition of William Fynyes of Coventry, gent., stating; that his cousin, Edmund Gregory, had no right to the 1000 pounds which he had extended against his brother Arthur, for their father, Thomas Gregory (the deponent's brother-in-law) had given all his lands to his eldest son, Arthur Gregory, in 4 Elizabeth [no.DR10/418], and had intended to bestow upon the said Edmund Gregory nothing which was not contained in his will [no. DR10/814]; also that one of the cognisees was a man of no kin to the said Thomas Gregory [i.e. John Gregory of Manchester] and that it was never intended that either the said John or the said Edmund should reap benefit from the said statute, and that during the life of the said John nothing of this kind was attempted, but after his death the statute, of which the said Thomas Gregory had died possessed, came into the hands of the said Edmund Gregory. Dated: 6 October, 38 Elizabeth Signed: William Fynnys Witness: John Barrow, aged 86 (by mark) Written by AG.