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Gregory Gregory Stone

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Birthplace: Great Bromley, Essex, England
Death: Died in Cambridge, Middlesex Co, (Now Suffolk), MA, USA
Place of Burial: Old Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of David Stone and Ursula Stone
Husband of Margaret (Garrad) Stone and Lydia Cooper Stone
Father of Deacon John Stone; Dr. David Stone; Elizabeth Potter; Deacon Samuel Stone and Sarah Meriam (Stone)
Half brother of David Stone; Elizabeth Stone; John Stone; Deacon Simon Stone; Ursula Stone and 3 others

Occupation: nephew of emmigrant Simon STONE, lived across river from Simon and emigrated at same time. settled in Cambridge., Deacon
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About Deacon Gregory Stone

Simon Stone of Watertown and Gregory Stone of Cambridge, the original emigrants, were born in Much Bromley, now Great Bromley, Essex County, England, and their ancestry has been traced beyond reasonable doubt to Symond Stone of Much Bromley, who died in 1510. Symond Stone of Much Bromley owned a property called "Walles," situated in Ardleigh, which he bequeathed to his second son, Walter Stone. Ardleigh and Much Bromley are adjoining parishes and their churches are only three miles apart.

The Stones mentioned in the Court Rolls of Ardleigh are of the same family from which Simon and Gregory Stone, the emigrants, descended. The will of Symond Stone of Much Bromley, dated May 12, 1506, probated Feb. 10, 1510, names four sons, David, Walter, Myhyll (i. e., Miles), and William.

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. Gregory STONE b. 19 Apr 1592, Great Bromley, England,

    d. 30 Nov 1672, Cambridge, MA,
   1st m. 20 Jul 1617, Nayland, England,  Margaret GARRED
    b. 5 Dec 1597, England, d. 4 Aug 1626, England.
   2nd m. abt 1627, Dedham, Essex, England,  Lydia ______
   d.  24 Jun 1674, Cambridge, MA.  (Widow of _____ COOPER     with whom she had two children:  John and Lydia)     
    Gregory and Margaret (his 1st wife)  had 

3A. John STONE b. 31 Jul 1618, Nayland, England,

   d. 5 May 1683, Cambridge, MA, m. 1639, Anna TREADWAY,
   b. 1620.

3B. Daniel STONE b. 15 Aug 1620, Nayland, England,

   d. 20 Mar 1686/1687, Boston, MA.

3C. David STONE b. 22 Sep 1622, Nayland, England,

   d. 16 Jan 1703/1704, Cambridge Farms, MA.

3D. Elizabeth STONE b. 3 Oct 1624, Nayland, England,

   d. 6 Aug 1626, Nayland, England.
    Gregory and Lydia (his 2nd wife)  had 

3E. Elizabeth STONE b. 6 Mar 1628/9, Nayland, England,

   d. 10 Mar 1712, Ipswich. MA., 
   m. abt 1652,  Anthony POTTER  b. abt 1627 in England,
   d. 1689/1690, Ipswich, MA.

3F. Samuel STONE b. Nayland, England, bapt. 4 Feb 1630/1,

   d  27 Sep 1715, Cambridge Farms, MA. aged 84 yrs.,
   m. 1st 7 Jun 1654, Watertown, MA., Sarah STEARNS, 
   b. 22 Sep 1635, Watertown, MA., 
   d. 26 Oct 1700, Cambridge Farms (now Lexington), MA.
       Children  of Samuel and Sarah
   m. 2nd Abigail  CARTER (who was the widow successively
    of Lieut. James FOWLE and Dea. Samuel WALKER).
    Abigail died 11 May 1718, Woburn, MA.  No children from 
    this marriage.

3G. Sarah Stone b. 1633, Nayland, England,

   d. 8 Apr 1704, Lexington, MA.,
   m. 12 Jul 1653, Comcord, MA., Joseph MERRIAM,
   b. abt 1629, Kent, England,  
   d. 20 Apr 1677, Cambridge Farms, MA.

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He was born in Great Bromley, Co. Essex. His emigration was a result of causes which had been developing for over a century. After Elizabeth became ueen in 1558 the Protestant religions were permanently restored to power. There later grew among the protestants a spirit of asceticism and a desire for simpler forms of worship. These dissenters became known as puritans, and their numbers increased rapidly. The puritans were persecuted to enforce conformity to the established church. This induced twenty-five thousand to emigrate to New England. Among these were the brothers Deacon Gregory Stone and his brother Deacon Simon Stone.

Religious freedom was not the sole cause of emigration. Much of the land in England was owned by Norman feudal nobility. The desire for establishing civil democracy and the hope of improving living conditions were additional incentives for leaving their native land.

Dea. Gregory Stone came to New England in 1635 and first located in Watertown, Mass with his brother Simon. In 1637 he moved with his family to Cambridge, then called Newtowne. His home was on Garden Street, where Harvard University is now located.

In 1664 he and three other Cambridge men presented to the court a memorial signed by about one hundred and forty other residents of Cambridge protesting the government of New England by a Royal Commission in which they were not represented(the first mutterings of independence)

He died in Cambridge in 1672, and was buried in the old Cambridge burying ground The only marker wa a stone with initials GS. A new marker was erected by his descendents in 1907, the stone is there today.

He married first in England Margaret Garrad. They had four children before her death in England in 1626. He then married the widow Lydia Cooper. -------------------- Simon Stone of Watertown and Gregory Stone of Cambridge, the original emigrants, were born in Much Bromley, now Great Bromley, Essex County, England, and their ancestry has been traced beyond reasonable doubt to Symond Stone of Much Bromley, who died in 1510. Symond Stone of Much Bromley owned a property called "Walles," situated in Ardleigh, which he bequeathed to his second son, Walter Stone. Ardleigh and Much Bromley are adjoining parishes and their churches are only three miles apart.

The Stones mentioned in the Court Rolls of Ardleigh are of the same family from which Simon and Gregory Stone, the emigrants, descended. The will of Symond Stone of Much Bromley, dated May 12, 1506, probated Feb. 10, 1510, names four sons, David, Walter, Myhyll (i. e., Miles), and William.

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. Gregory STONE b. 19 Apr 1592, Great Bromley, England,

d. 30 Nov 1672, Cambridge, MA, 1st m. 20 Jul 1617, Nayland, England, Margaret GARRED b. 5 Dec 1597, England, d. 4 Aug 1626, England. 2nd m. abt 1627, Dedham, Essex, England, Lydia ______ d. 24 Jun 1674, Cambridge, MA. (Widow of _____ COOPER with whom she had two children: John and Lydia) Gregory and Margaret (his 1st wife) had 3A. John STONE b. 31 Jul 1618, Nayland, England,

d. 5 May 1683, Cambridge, MA, m. 1639, Anna TREADWAY, b. 1620. 3B. Daniel STONE b. 15 Aug 1620, Nayland, England,

d. 20 Mar 1686/1687, Boston, MA. 3C. David STONE b. 22 Sep 1622, Nayland, England,

d. 16 Jan 1703/1704, Cambridge Farms, MA. 3D. Elizabeth STONE b. 3 Oct 1624, Nayland, England,

d. 6 Aug 1626, Nayland, England. Gregory and Lydia (his 2nd wife) had 3E. Elizabeth STONE b. 6 Mar 1628/9, Nayland, England,

d. 10 Mar 1712, Ipswich. MA., m. abt 1652, Anthony POTTER b. abt 1627 in England, d. 1689/1690, Ipswich, MA. 3F. Samuel STONE b. Nayland, England, bapt. 4 Feb 1630/1,

d 27 Sep 1715, Cambridge Farms, MA. aged 84 yrs., m. 1st 7 Jun 1654, Watertown, MA., Sarah STEARNS, b. 22 Sep 1635, Watertown, MA., d. 26 Oct 1700, Cambridge Farms (now Lexington), MA. Children of Samuel and Sarah m. 2nd Abigail CARTER (who was the widow successively of Lieut. James FOWLE and Dea. Samuel WALKER). Abigail died 11 May 1718, Woburn, MA. No children from this marriage. 3G. Sarah Stone b. 1633, Nayland, England,

d. 8 Apr 1704, Lexington, MA., m. 12 Jul 1653, Comcord, MA., Joseph MERRIAM, b. abt 1629, Kent, England, d. 20 Apr 1677, Cambridge Farms, MA. --------------------

He was born in Great Bromley, Co. Essex. His emigration was a result of causes which had been developing for over a century. After Elizabeth became ueen in 1558 the Protestant religions were permanently restored to power. There later grew among the protestants a spirit of asceticism and a desire for simpler forms of worship. These dissenters became known as puritans, and their numbers increased rapidly. The puritans were persecuted to enforce conformity to the established church. This induced twenty-five thousand to emigrate to New England. Among these were the brothers Deacon Gregory Stone and his brother Deacon Simon Stone.

Religious freedom was not the sole cause of emigration. Much of the land in England was owned by Norman feudal nobility. The desire for establishing civil democracy and the hope of improving living conditions were additional incentives for leaving their native land.

Dea. Gregory Stone came to New England in 1635 and first located in Watertown, Mass with his brother Simon. In 1637 he moved with his family to Cambridge, then called Newtowne. His home was on Garden Street, where Harvard University is now located.

In 1664 he and three other Cambridge men presented to the court a memorial signed by about one hundred and forty other residents of Cambridge protesting the government of New England by a Royal Commission in which they were not represented(the first mutterings of independence)

He died in Cambridge in 1672, and was buried in the old Cambridge burying ground The only marker wa a stone with initials GS. A new marker was erected by his descendents in 1907, the stone is there today.

He married first in England Margaret Garrad. They had four children before her death in England in 1626. He then married the widow Lydia Cooper. -------------------- A deacon in ipswich, MA -------------------- Gregory Stone and his wife Lydia came from Nayland England to Watertown (Cambridge) Massachusetts in 1635. According to DAR papers, information about Gregory Stone and his wife and their Stone and Bassett descendants comes from the tombstones, Rutland, MA -------------------- Immigrated with his family on the ship The Increase from Ipswich, England, arriving in Massachusetts in April 1635. He was a deacon of the Cambridge church, freeman in 1636, representative in 1638, was one of the proprietors of Watertown, and died 30 Nov 1672, aged 82 years.

"Nothing is left to mark his resting place but a foot stone, by the side of that of Elder John Stone, his son, on which may be traced the letters G.S., the initials of his name. Nearby, may be seen the grave-stone of Deacon John Cooper, the son of Mrs. Gregory Stone (whom, as the widow Cooper, Deacon Stone married in England) died in 24 Jun 1674." [from the book by William Thaddeus Harris, Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Cambridge: With Notes, 1845, p.179].

From the book Gregory Stone Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge Mass. 1320-1917, 1918, p.65, the author, Joseph Gardner Bartlett, states: "A simple footstone bearing the initials G.S. was the only mark of his resting place until recent years, when a descendant, the late James Sullivan Stone of Boston, erected a monument, suitably inscribed."

A cenotaph memorial in Watertown's Old Burying Ground can be found HERE.

He was baptized 19 Apr 1592 at Great Bromley, Co. Essex, England, the son of David Stone and Ursula ____ Stone.

He was the brother of Simon Stone.

His first wife, married at Nayland, Co. Suffolk, England on 20 Jul 1617, was Margaret Garrad Stone, the daughter of Thomas Garrad and Christian Frende Garrad. She died 4 Aug 1626.

His second wife, married about 1627 in England, was Lydia ____ Cooper Stone, the widow of Simon Cooper.

Children (by first marriage): John Stone, Daniel Stone, David Stone, and Elizabeth Stone.

Children (by second marriage): Elizabeth Stone Potter, Samuel Stone, and Sarah Stone Meriam (wife of Joseph Meriam Jr).

[Some notes contributed by Kevin Avery]


Family links:

Parents:
 David Stone (1540 - 1625)
 Ursula Stone (1560 - ____)

Spouses:
 Margaret Garrad Stone (____ - 1626)*
 Lydia Cooper Stone (____ - 1674)*

Children:
 John Stone (1618 - 1683)*
 Daniel Stone (1620 - 1687)*
 Elizabeth Stone (1624 - 1626)*
 Samuel Stone (1631 - 1715)*
 Sarah Stone Merriam (1633 - 1704)*
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Inscription: GREGORY STONE BORN IN ENGLAND 1590 CAME TO AMERICA 1635 DIED NOV. 30 1672 ERECTED BY DESCENDANTS


Burial: Old Burying Ground Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA -------------------- Immigrated with his family on the ship The Increase from Ispwich, England. Arrived April 1635' -------------------- Findagrave 1

Birth: Apr. 19, 1590 Great Bromley Essex, England Death: Nov. 30, 1672 Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

Immigrated with his family on the ship The Increase from Ipswich, England, arriving in Massachusetts in April 1635. He was a deacon of the Cambridge church, freeman in 1636, representative in 1638, was one of the proprietors of Watertown, and died 30 Nov 1672, aged 82 years.

"Nothing is left to mark his resting place but a foot stone, by the side of that of Elder John Stone, his son, on which may be traced the letters G.S., the initials of his name. Nearby, may be seen the grave-stone of Deacon John Cooper, the son of Mrs. Gregory Stone (whom, as the widow Cooper, Deacon Stone married in England) died in 24 Jun 1674." [from the book by William Thaddeus Harris, Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Cambridge: With Notes, 1845, p.179].

From the book Gregory Stone Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge Mass. 1320-1917, 1918, p.65, the author, Joseph Gardner Bartlett, states: "A simple footstone bearing the initials G.S. was the only mark of his resting place until recent years, when a descendant, the late James Sullivan Stone of Boston, erected a monument, suitably inscribed."

A cenotaph memorial in Watertown's Old Burying Ground can be found HERE.

He was baptized 19 Apr 1592 at Great Bromley, Co. Essex, England, the son of David Stone and Ursula ____ Stone.

He was the brother of Simon Stone.

His first wife, married at Nayland, Co. Suffolk, England on 20 Jul 1617, was Margaret Garrad Stone, the daughter of Thomas Garrad and Christian Frende Garrad. She died 4 Aug 1626.

His second wife, married about 1627 in England, was Lydia ____ Cooper Stone, the widow of Simon Cooper.

Children (by first marriage): John Stone, Daniel Stone, David Stone, and Elizabeth Stone.

Children (by second marriage): Elizabeth Stone Potter, Samuel Stone, and Sarah Stone Meriam (wife of Joseph Meriam Jr).

[Some notes contributed by Kevin Avery]


Family links:

Parents:
 David Stone (1540 - 1625)
 Ursula Stone (1560 - ____)

Spouses:
 Margaret Garrad Stone (____ - 1626)*
 Lydia Cooper Stone (____ - 1674)*

Children:
 John Stone (1618 - 1683)*
 Daniel Stone (1620 - 1687)*
 Elizabeth Stone (1624 - 1626)*
 Samuel Stone (1631 - 1715)*
 Sarah Stone Merriam (1633 - 1704)*
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Inscription: GREGORY STONE BORN IN ENGLAND 1590 CAME TO AMERICA 1635 DIED NOV. 30 1672 ERECTED BY DESCENDANTS


Burial: Old Burying Ground Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA


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Created by: dsheindel Record added: Feb 22, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 48516122

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48516122

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Findagrave 2

Birth: Apr. 19, 1592 Great Bromley Essex, England Death: Nov. 30, 1672 Cambridge Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

This memorial is a cenotaph.... he is actually buried at Old Burying Ground in Cambridge, and that memorial can be found HERE.

He was baptized 19 Apr 1592 at Great Bromley, Co.Essex to David Stone and Ursula ____ Stone.

He was the brother of Simon Stone.


Family links:

Spouses:
 Margaret Garrad Stone (____ - 1626)*
 Lydia Cooper Stone (____ - 1674)*

Children:
 Elizabeth Stone Potter (1629 - 1712)*
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Inscription: IN MEMORY OF SIMON STONE 1586 - 1665 AND GREGORY STONE 1592 - 1672 SONS OF DAVID AND URSULA STONE BORN IN GREAT BROMLEY, ESSEX COUNTY, ENGLAND WHO EMIGRATED TO NEW ENGLAND IN 1635 AND SETTLED IN WATERTOWN

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE STONE FAMILY ASSOCIATION IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THESE EARLY SETTLERS WHO IN THEIR LOVE OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY LEFT THEIR HOMES AND SO MUCH THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM IN ENGLAND AND BY THEIR COURAGE, TOIL. AND SACRIFICE HELPED TO FOUND THIS COMMONWEALTH.


Burial: Old Burying Place Watertown Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA


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Maintained by: Kevin Avery Originally Created by: Bill Boyington Record added: May 29, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 27178048

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27178048

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Deacon Gregory Stone's Timeline

1592
April 19, 1592
Great Bromley, Essex, England
April 19, 1592
Great Bromley, Essex Cnty, England
April 19, 1592
April 19, 1592
Great Bromley, Essex, England
April 19, 1592
Great Bromley, Essex, England
April 19, 1592
Great Bromley, Essex, England
1617
July 20, 1617
Age 25
Nayland, Suffolk, England
1618
July 21, 1618
Age 26
Nayland, Suffolk, England
1622
September 22, 1622
Age 30
Nayland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1627
July 1627
Age 35
Dedham, Essex, England