Gr19 Nicholas Gresley

    Sir Thomas Gresley was the son of Sir John Gresley (Gr20) and Alice Swynnerton (Sw20 =Sw18), daughter of Sir Thomas Swynnerton (Sw21=Sw20).
    Born: 1345 Colton, Staffordshire
    Married: 1364 Thomasine de Wasterneys Wa19 b 1342
    Died: 1380
    Nicholas Gresley and Thomasine Wasteneys had issue:
    G18 Sir Thomas Gresley
    Gr18-2 Roger Gresley;

    Data from:
    Nigel of Stafford Holdings in Derbyshire in 1086
    Nigel of Stafford,   was of the notable Norman Tosny  (Toeni) family. Nigel de Toeny or Tosny, who adopted the name Stafford, was younger brother of Robert de Stafford, hereditary Standard Bearer of Normandy. Robert became castellan of the newly built Stafford Castle. Nigel's chief domain became Gresley Castle and from him was descended the Gresley family sometines spelt Greeley or Greely, a name with whom some might be familiar.

    CHURCH-GRESLEY - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
    [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
    "CHURCH-GRESLEY, a parish in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, in the county of Derby, 4 miles S.E. of Burton-on-Trent, 4 from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and 6 from Derby. It is a station on the Midland railway. This parish, which is rapidly increasing, includes the townships of Drakelowe, Church-Gresley, Castle-Gresley, and Linton. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £190, in the patronage of the Rev. George Lloyd. There is also a district church at Swadlincote, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value* £80, in the patronage of the Incumbent of Gresley. The church at Gresley is dedicated to SS. Mary and George, and contains monuments of the Gresley and Alien families. It was erected by Nigel de Gresley in the reign of Henry I., who founded likewise a priory of Austin monks, all traces of which have disappeared. The Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists have each a place of worship, and there are National schools for both sexes. The collieries and potteries employ a great part of the inhabitants. Sir Thomas Gresley, Bart., is lord of the manor."
    "CASTLE GRESLEY, a hamlet parish in the parish of Church Gresley, hundred of Repton and Gresley, in the county of Derby, 4 miles to the S.E. of Burton-on-Trent. Gresley is a station on the Burton, Ashby, and Leicester branch of the Midland railway."

    [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)