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Alexander Grege
(1658-)
Margaret Muray
(1658-)
Alexander Grege
(1681-)
Elizabeth Walker
(1687-)
Alexander Greg
(1707-After 1745)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jonet Durky

Alexander Greg

  • Born: 9 Dec 1707, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Christened: 17 Dec 1707, Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Jonet Durky
  • Died: After 1745

bullet   Another name for Alexander was Alexander Greig.

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bullet  General Notes:

His son, William's, birth record refers to his father as Alexander GREG younger, Salter and one of the witnesses was Alexr. Greg Senior. This is sufficient proof I believe to determine that his father was also Alexander. The only birth of an Alexander GREG (including derivative names such as GREIG) between 1690 and 1710 is for Alexander born to Alexander Greg and Elizabeth Walker in Prestonpans - very convincing evidence that this is our Alexander.

Witnesses at his baptism were Alexander Hooker and James Walker, not doubt a relative of his mother.

So far I have been unable to find a record of his marriage to Janet Durkie.

There is a history of Salting in Prestonpans at: www.prestoungrange.org/core-files/archive/!brickma.pdf On p8 it refers to John Greig, probably Alexander's grandson:

"However, small scale undertakings remained the norm in the Prestonpans area (in later centuries an untypical position in the Scottish salt industry). Even most of the pans on Prestongrange Estate were in the hands of people of modest rank. For example in the early eighteenth century John Greig, indweller, and Richard Henderson, sailor. Others were merchants, both local and from Edinburgh. A total of eleven works around Prestonpans remained outside the hands of the landed proprietors in the early eighteenth century. However, their output has been estimated as only 2,000 bushels each per pan p.a. when the Scottish average was 4,500. The remaining works were on a considerably larger scale, c.f. the 40 pans owned and operated by the Winton Estates at Cockenzie and their individual outputs were higher."

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Salter, at the time of his son Alexander's birth on 9 Jun 1727 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland.

He worked as a Salter at the time of son William's birth on 15 Jul 1729 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland.

He worked as a Salter at the time of son John's birth on 28 Nov 1731 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland.

He worked as a Salter at the time of daughter Janet's birth on 7 Mar 1734 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland.

He worked as a Salter at the time of daughter Jean's birth on 23 Oct 1740 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland.


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Alexander married Jonet Durky, daughter of John Durkie and Janet Watsone. (Jonet Durky was born on 3 Feb 1701 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, christened on 11 Feb 1701 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland and died after 1745.)


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