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The elusive Greg family

May 19, 2010 Mary Greg 2 Comments

I am at the gallery today trying to hunt down some relations of the Greg family. They seem to have gone all quiet after 1938, when the mill and Norcliffe House were given to the National Trust. However I have made some enquiries with Norcliffe Chapel in Styal, a unitarian chapel that the Greg’s founded in 1823  so hopefully they should get back to me.

I think the strongest link is Alexander Carlton Greg who died in 1990, hopefully he had some children. Another possibility is Henry Gair Greg who was in charge of the Reddish Mill near Stockport that the Greg family also controlled. He died in 1978. Whilst looking for him I came across another mill in the area which had been owned by William Henry Houldsworth. Perhaps the same one that wrote the letter containing Samuel Crompton’s threads?

William Henry Houldsworth

So I shall be getting in touch with the National Trust at Styal Mill and Wilmslow’s Record Office and hopefully we can track down some descendents. It’s nice to be back in the Mary Greg -sphere!


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  1. hazel says:

    Welcome back….you have been away too long.
    Where did Mary buy all these things from.?
    I wonder if she had a network of dealers she went to..?

  2. Sharon Blakey says:

    So pleased to have you back on board Melanie. Do you have any plans to find out more about Mary’s early life in Liverpool? I’m keen to know more about her formative years as I’m sure it would give us a deeper understanding of the woman she came to be! Welcome home! Sharon

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