John Sherwin Gregory

Scope and Content

  • gre/4/1 Death of John Sherwin Gregory Esq., Lincoln Journal , Tuesday June 15, 1869
  • gre/4/2 Death of Mrs Sherwin Gregory, The Grantham Journal , Saturday, June 18, 1892
  • gre/4/3 Leaflet: St. Michael's and All Angels, Bramcote. John Sherwin Gregory was a prominent squire of Bramcote, Nottinghamshire
  • gre/4/4 Extract from Barnes, Frank (1993). Priory Demesne to University Campus. Appendix 17, p. 493. Annotated
  • gre/4/5 Nottinghamshire History. Jacks, Leonard (1881). The great houses of Nottinghamshire and the County families: Bramcote Hall. The Smiths. Available online at: [accessed 07/03/2017]
  • gre/4/6 Extract from Welby, Charles (1937). A note of the history of the Manor of Harlaxton . The Sherwins and Pearsons. P.6 and 7
  • gre/4/7 Portraits of John and Catherine Sherwin Gregory 1829? by Thomas Phillips R.A. 1770-1845; Other portraits and photographs of Catherine Sherwin Gregory. John and Catherine were married in 1829 so these are likely to have been marriage portraits. John Sherwin Gregory by PhillipsCatherine Sherwin Gregory by Phillips
  • gre/4/8 Entry from The Peerage available at: [accessed 08/03/2017]; Extract from Burke, Bernard (1879) A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland . Gregory of Bramcote. p. 692. Available online: [accessed 08/03/2017]

Administrative / Biographical History

On the death of George Gregory in 1860 the Manor contents were finally inherited by the renamed Welby-Gregorys of Denton.

The house, however, followed an earlier entail and was inherited by John Sherwin (1803-1869). A very distant relative and the family solicitor, John Sherwin became known as John Sherwin Gregory.

John Sherwin Gregory was born in 1804 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Catherine Holden, daughter of Robert Holden and Mary Anne Drury Lowe, in 1829. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Nottinghamshire.

John Sherwin Gregory died in 1869 at St. George Hanover Square, London. His wife Catherine (b.1806) held the estate at Harlaxton until she died in 1892. Mrs Sherwin Gregory enjoyed supporting the local church and school.


  • Gregory Family box
  • Some items relating to John and Catherine Sherwin Gregory on Manor Resaerch Drive "\\HX-FILE\StaffShares$\Manor Research\Gregory Family\gre_4 John Sherwin-Gregory" [internal access only]

Access Information

By appointment

Archivist's Note

Added by Linda Dawes, College Librarian