I will respond to Jack Gregory's presentation by agreeing that here are many
Gregorys in the US that spent perhaps hundreds of years in England and
elsewhere in but whose roots are Scottish, most likely pre 1600. There are
English Gregorys, also. Due to the proscription of the MacGregors starting
in 1589 and the 1603 loss of their name under penalty of death and continuing
until 1774, the more enterprising changed their names to Gregory or many of
other variants and moved to the lowlands of Scotland, Ireland and England or
emigrated all over the world, frequently as prisoners or endentured servants.
After two hundred years of death threats for the use of their name McGregor,
it is logical that hey kept the name Gregory. Most had managed by thrift,
industriousness, brains and brawnm to acquire property and lang legally listed
as Gregory, so why change. They knew who they were and most places they lived
were under English rule, so why risk the wrath of an English governor of military.
I personally like the idea of being Scottish, no English. Most of the Gregorys
I have met seem to be of Scot temperment, not staid English. I will retain
my Scottish beliefs until there is absolute proof otherwise.
Besides, I don't drink gin or use milk in my tea. Thanks.