Gregory, Edmund (DNB00)

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GREGORY, EDMUND (fl. 1646), author, born about 1615, was the son of Henry Gregory, rector of, and benefactor to, Sherrington, Wiltshire (Hoare, Modern Wiltshire, ‘Heytesbury,’ p. 239). He entered Trinity College, Oxford, in 1632, and proceeded B.A. on 5 May 1636 (Wood, Fasti, ed. Bliss, i. 487). He wrote: ‘An Historical Anatomy of Christian Melancholy, sympathetically set forth, in a threefold state of the soul. … With a concluding Meditation on the Fourth Verse of the Ninth Chapter of St. John,’ 8vo, London, 1646. To this interesting little work, which contains some verse of more than average merit, is prefixed a portrait of the author in his thirty-first year, engraved by W. Marshall. As he is not depicted in the habit of a clergyman of the church of England, Wood is probably wrong in his conjecture that he was episcopally ordained (Athenæ Oxon. ed. Bliss, iii. 207-8). An Edmund Gregory, a resident of Cuxham, Oxfordshire, and described as an ‘esquire,’ died at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in 1691 (Administration Act Book, P.C.C., 1691, fol. 230).

[Granger's Biogr. Hist. of England, 2nd edit, ii. 198.]

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