Massachusetts Family Group Sheet for the Daniel MacGregor Family

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Husband: Daniel MacGREGOR
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  Birthdate: 1672 - , , Scotland
 Death date: 20 Mar 1736 - Watertown, , Massachussetts
     Buried:
 Occupation: Farmer
     Father: Donald Gha (    -    )
     Mother:
    Married: 20 Dec 1693               Place: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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Wife: Elizabeth ROBINSON
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  Birthdate: 27 May 1669 - Cambridge, , Massachusetts
 Death date: 2 Jan 1749 - Framingham, , Massachusetts
     Buried:
     Father: William Robinson (Abt 1640-1693)
     Mother: Elizabeth Cutter (1645-Bef 1693)
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Children
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1 M Daniel Gregory Jr.
  Birthdate: 9 Dec 1695 - Watertown, , Massachusetts
 Death date:
     Buried:
Spouse: Sarah Eames (    -    ) Marr: 13 Jul 1732
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2 M William Gregory
  Birthdate: 7 Apr 1699 - Watertown, , Massachusetts
 Death date:
     Buried:
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3 M John Gregory
  Birthdate:  - Watertown, , Massachusetts
 Death date:
     Buried:
Spouse: Frances Allen (Abt 1691-    ) Marr: 24 Dec 1724
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4 M Abraham Gregory
  Birthdate: 24 Aug 1704 - Watertown, , Massachusetts
 Death date:
     Buried:
Spouse: Susanna Whitney (1711-    ) Marr: 16 May 1736 - Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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5 M Isaac Gregory
  Birthdate: 24 Aug 1704 - Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
 Death date: 21 Nov 1755 - Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
     Buried:
Spouse: Grace Harrington (1714-1792) Marr: 10 May 1734 - Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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Husband's General Notes
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! Shanghied with brother as small boy in 1680 (He would have been about 8 years old). His brother was ten. It seems they were playing in the street when a man gave them a letter requesting them to give it to the Captain of a ship about to leave for America, assuring them that the Captain would reward them for their sevice. The Captain sailed with them on board. This story can be found in the "History of Princeton, MA."
   No more is known of the older brother and very little of Daniel. When grown, he purchased a tract of land and built a house in what was then known as Watertown Farms and which was incorporated as a town Jan 1/12, 1712.
! Motto of the MacGregors is "S RIOGAL MO DHREAM" or "My Line Is Royal" Crest Badge: A lions head, erased, crowned with an antique crown, proper.
! Gaelic name---MacGrioghair
! The home of the clan was in the Eastern border of Argyll and the Western border of Perthshire, including Glenorchy, Glenstrae, Glenlyon and Glengyle.
! See notes on Daniels life in Watertown in Gregory looseleaf.
! In the History of Scotland, many names stand out, but none more than that of Rob Roy. Immortalized in prose and verse, he was the Scotch Robin Hood, Robert MacGregor-Rob Roy (Gaelic, "Red Robert"). He was born in 1671. Our Daniel was of the same clan and was born one year later.
! The first Gregory was the third son of Alpin, King of the Scots. Also an ancestor.
! Partial letter "Patricia A. Knight" <pknight1@fidnet.com>
"I have the father of Thomas as John MaGriggo and the father of John as Daniel MacGregor. From there I have Donald Gha as the father of Daniel."

Sources:
! Listed in "Scots Colonists of Early America 1612-1783" by David Dobson.
   Page 189 #3860 says "McGregor, Daniel, Sailor, res Carlton, sh,18 Aug 1699, fr. Clyde to Darien, in Rising Sun, Edin pr1707 CC8.8.83
! "Original Scots Colonists Caribbean Supplement 1611-1707" p.82
   McGregor, Daniel, from Carlton, a sailor on the Rising Sun from the Clyde to Darien 18 Aug 1699, cnf Edinburgh 17 October 1707. [SRO.CC8.8.83]
! Houston Gen. RecordsVol.12#3 p37
! Ashby, Ma. Cemetary of First Parish Church Cemetary Records)
! Topographical Dictionary by Charles Banks
! Worchester Co. Ma. Vol.2by Crane (1907)
! Lincoln and Lancaster Co. Vol.1 (listed on 26+ pages)by Andrew Sawyer (1916) (EXCELLENT)
! Lewiston Morning Tribune 2/26/1913Obit. for John S. Gregory
! Will of Stephen Gregory
! Gregory Stone Genealogy by J. Gardner Bartlett (1918)
! History of Framingham by J.H. Temple p.571 & 690
! Scottish Family History by Margaret Stuart p.197 & 254-255
! Book of Crests by Mike McLaren p.154 (clan crest)
! Early Massachusetts Marriages by Frederic W. Bailey Book III, p.107 (Listed as Daniel Maggrige)
! Bonds Watertown p262-263 & 412
! History of Princeton by Blake Vol. II p126-127

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Wife's General Notes
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Sources:
! History of Framingham by J.H. Temple p.571 & 690.
! Early Massachusetts Marriages by Frederic W. Bailey Book III, p.107.
! Bonds Watertown p262 & 412.

 

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