Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJohn Gresham 3208,3223,3223,3224,3225,3198, 13G Grandfather
Birth1492, Holt, County Norfolk, England3223,3208,3223
Death23 Oct 1556, London, Middlesex, Co England3208 Age: 64
Burial25 Oct 1556, St Michael's Bassishaw, London3226,3208,3226
FatherJohn Gresham (1455-1526)
Spouses
1Mary Ipswell 3208,3209,3210,3198, 13G Grandmother
Birth1495, Norfolk Co England3208,3209,3210
Death21 Sep 1538, London, Middlesex, Co England3208,3209,3210 Age: 43
BurialSt Mary's Church Aldermanbury
MotherMarion
Marriageabt 1521, London, Middlesex, Co England3219,3208
ChildrenWilliam (1522-1578)
 Mary (1523-1582)
 Katherine (1524-1524)
 James (1526-<1552)
 Johm (1528-1578)
 Edmund (1530-1586)
 Anthony (1531-1548)
 Ellyn (1533-1565)
 Ursela Gresham (1534-1574)
 Elizabeth Gresham (1537-1579)
 Richard (1538-)
2Catherine Sampson Dormer 3220,3198, Step 13G Grandmother
Birth1496
Death9 Jan 1576 Age: 80
BurialSt Michael's Bassishaw, London
Marriageaft 1538
3Katherine Sampton 3208,3209,3210,3198, Step 13G Grandmother
Birth1496, Fulham, Midlesex Co England3208,3209,3210
Death1 Jan 1575-1576, London, Middlesex, Co England3208,3209,3210 Age: 79
Burial9 Jan 1575-1576, St Michael's Bassishaw, London3208
MarriageLondon, Middlesex, Co England3208
Notes for John Gresham
1492 Sir John is born at Holt county of Norfolk fourth son of John Gresham and Alice Blythe of Holt.

1510 John is apprenticed to John Middleton a London mercer. The same man his older brother Richard had served Richard had been admitted into the company of Mercers by the time John began his apprenticeship.

1517 John is admitted to the Company of Mercers.

1519 John was elected to the livery of the company with his elder brother William. As did his brother Richard he acted as agent for both Wolsey and Cromwell.

1522 He married Mary Ipswll before this year for their first child, William was born 21 Apr 1522. 1st child

1522 He was elected to the livery of the company with his elder brother William. As did his brother Richard, he acted as agent for both Wolsey and Cromwell.

1523 Aug 17 Birth of daughter Mary Gresham Rowe 2nd child

1524 May birth of daughter Katherine 3rd child

1526 4th chld James is born 18 July . James died before 1552

1528 5th child John born 14 Mar

1530 Edmund was born 12 Aug 1530 the 6th child

1531 Anthony born 27 Jan 1531 7th child

1533 Ellyn born 21 May 1533 8th child

1534 Ursela the 9th child is born 21 Oct 1534

1537 Elizabeth 10th child born 19 Nov 1537

1538 1 Sept 1538 Henry VII granted the manor at Titsey to Sir John Gresham and Mary his wife, at an annual rental of 5 pds to be held in chief by the twentieth part of a knight's fee.On Sir John's death in 1556 the manor descended to his son, William [b 1522-21 d 1558] [GAWYSI Vol 16 #1 Jan 2001]

[The manor of Titsey was acquired in 1534 by John Gresham, one-time Lord Mayor of London and a member of the most prominent merchant dynasty in Tudor England. His elder brother Richard also became Lord Mayor of London. Born at Holt in Norfolk, like Dick Whittington, the Greshams moved to London in their early teens to seek their fortunes. They were very successful. John Gresham became a member of the Mercers' Company, one of the twelve Great Livery Companies, at an early age in 1517. He was prominent in"the trade with the Middle East (spices and silks) and the Baltic (timber and skins). He founded the Russia Company, to trade with that far-off and then little-known country, an initiative which was to lead later in the century to the signing of a commercial treaty between Elizabeth I and Ivan The Terrible. He was Sheriff of London and was knighted in 1537 and became Lord Mayor in 1547....notes from Titsey Manor ].
1538 The 11th and last child is born to this couple in this year.

1531 Anthony Gresham born 27 Jan 1531 7th child

1533 Ellyn Gresham born 21 May 1533 8th child

1534 Ursela Gresham the 9th child is born 21 Oct 1534

1537 Elizabeth Gresham 10th child born 19 Nov 1537

1538 1 Sept 1538 Henry V11 granted the manor at Titsey to Sir John Gresham and Mary his wife, at an annual rental of 5pds to be held in chief by the twentieth part of a knight's fee.On Sir John's death in 1556 the manor descended to his son, William [b 1522-21 d 1558] [GAWYSI Vol 16 #1 Jan 2001]

[The manor of Titsey was acquired in 1534 by John Gresham, one-time Lord Mayor of London and a member of the most prominent merchant dynasty in Tudor England. His elder brother Richard also became Lord Mayor of London. Born at Holt in Norfolk, like Dick Whittington, the Greshams moved to London in their early teens to seek their fortunes. They were very successful. John Gresham became a member of the Mercers' Company, one of the twelve Great Livery Companies, at an early age in 1517. He was prominent in"the trade with the Middle East (spices and silks) and the Baltic (timber and skins). He founded the Russia Company, to trade with that far-off and then little-known country, an initiative which
was to lead later in the century to the signing of a commercial treaty between Elizabeth I and Ivan The Terrible. He was Sheriff of London and was knighted in 1537 and became Lord Mayor in 1547....notes from Titsey Manor ].

1538 The 11th and last child is born to this couple in this year.

1538 Sir John's 1st wife died this year perhaps in childbirth. Sometime later he remarried

1539 January 24 Sir John's daughter Mary Gresham married at St Mary Aldermanbury ti Sir Thomas Rowe, Knight of Hackney. She had seven children and died 18 January 1582

1549 Sir John's son James is admitted of the Inner Temple

1553 July 17 James Gresham, Sir John Gresham's son married Elizabeth Dormer, daughter of Edward Dormer Esq and his wife Katherine Dormer [who afterwards was the second wife of Sir John Gresham]

1556 October 23 Sir John Gresham died of the sweating sickness

Sources

1.DICTIONARY OF NATIONALBIOGRAPHY pp582-197 ( quoted in GAWYSI vol 7 #3 pp79-81, GAWYSI Vol 7 aug 1990 pp79-81, Cecil Grissom Private Library, Stringer, Ms. Birth date for Thomas Gresham founder of the Royal Exchange.
2.GAWYSI vol 11 #3 July 1996 , page 91. "",,,,,,,,,and he was admitted a member of the Worshipful Company of Mercers in 1517....."." 1517 entry taken from this source.
3.DICTIONARY OF NATIONALBIOGRAPHY pp582-197 ( quoted in GAWYSI vol 7 #3 pp79-81. "!.....younger brother of Sir Richard, was born at Holt." The birth date given in GAWYSI vol 11 #3July 1996 p91 as 1492.
4.GAWYSI Vol 7 Aug 1990 pages 79-81. A descrition of the burial of Sir John is given. ""....He died of a mallgnant fever on 23 Oct 1556 and was buried with geart magnificence on the 30th at the Church of St Michael's Brassishaw, in which parish he lived."."
5.DICTIONARY OF NATIONALBIOGRAPHY pp582-197 ( quoted in GAWYSI vol 7 #3 pp79-81. "He purchased the family seat at Holt from his brother William in 1546." This seat later became the Gresham School.
6.WWWGreshams.com. "Sir John Gresham founded Gresham's School in 1555." this web site give a history how the seat at Hlt became Gresham's School. "Sir John Gresham founded Gresham's School in 1555 by converting the Manor House in the Centre of Holt. The school at that time had one master and an usher. The Old Schol House was rebuilt and converted in 1856. Ay yhe end of the nineteenth century, the main school moved to its present large site on the edge of the toen, and the old school house became a boarding house of the Senior School. The building was again refurbished in 1936. Since 1984, it has housed Gresham's Pre-Preparatory School.Sir John Gresham transferred the lands and monies with which he endowed the school to the control of "The Warden and Commonality of the Mistery of Fishmongers of London in 1556. To this day, the Fishmongers' Company of the City of London continues to provide the majority of the school's Governors, and the Chairman of the Governors is usually a past Prime Warden of the Company. The Clerk of the Governors is also the Clerk of the Fishmongers' Company Among the archive of the Fishmongers' Company held in the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London are many records of Sir John Gresham's charity for the school at Holt........." Sir John's main residence was Titsey in Surrey.
7.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , 121 ff, 28 Sep 2000, Cecil Grissom Private Library, Stringer, Ms. "William Gresham of Titsey -....eldest son of John Gresham and Mary Ipswell."
8.GAWYSI Vol 11 #3 Jully 1996, Cecil Grissom Private Library, Stringer, Ms. birth date given.
9.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000. "William died 20 June 1578 at Limmpsfield and is buried at Titsey, county of Surrey."
10.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000. "When his father died on 23 Oct 1556, he left his manor at Titsey to William as well as many other lands and manors in Limpsfield and Brodeham in county Surrey. William built New Hall Limpsfield and enlarged the Mansion House at Titsey."
11.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol 11 #3 , page 93, 30 Sep 2000.
12.Dawsoons of Pall Mall, THE VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COOUNTIES OF ENGLAND, The University of London Insitute of Hisorical Research 1967, 17 Feb 2001, Cecil Grissom Private Library, Stringer, Ms. Tanridge Hundred Limpsfield.
13.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000. John Gresham's mother-in-law later
14.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000.
15.GAWYSI Vol 11 #3 Jully 1996.
16.GAWYSI Vol 11 #3 Jully 1996, , 28 Sep 2000. "John Gresham died and was buried in the vault of Sir Thomas Gresham in St Helen's Bishopgate on 3 December, 1578."
17.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000.
18.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000. Material is quoted from "A Family Named Gresham" by Virgil L. Gresham.
19.Carol Grisham Byrom, GAWYSI vol. 11 #4 Oct 1996 , , 28 Sep 2000.
Notes for Mary (Spouse 1)
[corley.FTW]

PEDI: birth GIVN MARY. SURN IPSWILL. DAUGHTER OF THOMAS IPSWILL OF LONDO N ENGLAND
Notes for John & Mary (Family)
Reference Number:mar7312
Notes for Katherine (Spouse 3)
[corley.FTW]

PEDI: birth GIVN KATHERINE. SURN DORMER NEE SAMPTON.
Notes for John & Katherine (Family)
Reference Number:mar7342
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