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regicide Gregory CLEMENT

Male 1594 - 1660  (66 years)

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  • Name Gregory CLEMENT 
    Title regicide 
    Born 1594  Plymouth, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Gregory Clement, first of the line of whom there is information, was born in Plymouth, England, in the early part of 1600. His birth place and the record of baptism are found in the parish register near Plymouth, England, He was noted in the colonial series of the state papers of Columbia as a factor in the East India Company stationed at Agra, and at the Ahmedabad in the year 1632. He was a knight of Kent, companion of Oliver Cromwell. He was from Kent, but afterward of London; a member of the Long Parliament; mayor of Plymouth, England about 1640; judge regicide of Charles I, and executed by Charles II.

      New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 4 - William Richard Cutter
    Christened 21 Nov 1594  St. Andrew's, Plymouth, Devon, Engalnd Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1660 
    Person ID I547349748  Primary
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2013 

    Father John CLEMENT,   b. Abt 1570,   d. 12 Mar 1643  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Judith SPARKE,   b. Abt 1570,   d. 2 Jan 1612, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1590 
    Family ID F518394761  Group Sheet

    Family Christian BARTER,   b. 1610 
    Married 25 Jun 1630  St. Dunstan, Stepney, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. James CLEMENT,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 1724  (Age ~ 86 years)
     2. Jacob CLEMENT,   b. Abt 1650
     3. Gregory CLEMENT
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F518394757  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Petition to the King of "Francis" Clement, one of the daughters of Sir John Sedley , Kt., showing that:

      Petitioner "being young was drawn without consulting her parents into a rash marriage with the eldest son of Gregory Clement," whose estate, including L1,000 personal estate, he being one of the late King's unjust judges, is confiscated; and he himself both condemned and executed.

      Petitioner's husband, being desperate under his burthens, left petitioned and her poor infant without maintenance or provision. Her father, who is well known for his loyalty in his country, "for her inconsiderate marriage into a traitorous family denies her all relief and succor."

      Calendar of the State Papers, Relating tp Ireland preserved in the Public Record Office, 1660-1670

  • Sources 
    1. [S523890182] Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
      Clements, Gregory (bap. 1594, d. 1660), politician and regicide, was baptized at St Andrew's, Plymouth, on 21 November 1594, the son of John Clement, a local merchant who became mayor of the town in 1614, and his wife, Judith Sparke. Clements's formal education may have been minimal and he followed his father into trade, but although he ?had no good elocution, yet [he] was of a good apprehension and judgement? (Ludlow, 245). By 1616 he was a factor for the East India Company; he subsequently worked in India, where he remained, on a salary of 100, until he was dismissed in 1630, having been fined for engaging in illegal interloping trade. After his return to England and his marriage to Christian Barter at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, on 25 June 1630, Clements emerged as a prominent ?new merchant? alongside Maurice Thompson, trading with the New England colonies.