Gregory Family & The Stores Shop

Thomas Gregory aged 39 was killed by a passing railway engine in December 1879, leaving Susannah pregnant with Thomas and their other surviving children.

After the fire 1905 Fire they sent their mother Susannah the money to build the shop and house. Annie Gregory carried on running the shop until just before the war when the Bridge family took over.

They each sent home to Castlethorpe a £5 donation towards the War Memorial

Charles Gregory in 1921 was living in Bridge Port U.S.A. and William T. Gregory was living in Flint, Mich. U.S.A.
Annie Gregory
Annie Gregory
Annie Gregory
Miss Annie Gregory who has been the Infant Teacher at Castlethorpe School since the school opened in October 1891, terminated her duties Dec 22 1925

View of South St. before the Fire of 1905
View of South St and along by the Carrington Arms before the Fire of 1905
The corner of South St. before the fire of 1905.
View of South St. before the fire of 1905

Gregory's Shop
Gregory's shop, now dwellings
The shop and house were built in about 1908 for Susannah Gregory.
The stones from the cottages that were burnt down
in the 1905 fire were used in the new construction.
The building was used as a general stores until 1977.
The building has now been divided into several dwellings.

Northampton Mercury 13 August 1954

SEPTEMBER 23rd; NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Furniture and Effects at “The Stores,” Castlethorpe. NO CATALOGUES.

Northampton Mercury 10 September 1954

Re Miss A. Gregory, deceased, and Others.


comprising : Antique Mahogany Bow-front Chest Commode, Antique Oak Panel Linen Chest, Wardrobe, Dressing Tables, Chests of Drawers, Bedsteads and Bedding, Three-piece Suite, Upholstered Easy and other Chairs, Large Mahogany Sideboard, Mahogany Pembroke Table, Oak Drop-leaf and other Tables, Oak Hall Stand. Chiffonier, Mahogany Tea Caddy, Music Cabinet, Grandfather Clock in oak case, 4-valve Wireless Set, Piano Accordion, Clocks, Books and Pictures, Dinner and Tea Ware, China and Glass, Carpeting, Curtains and Linen. Kitchen Equipment, Ladder. Tools, etc.
To be sold by Auction ON THE PREMISES on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1954, commencing at 2 p.m. prompt.

On View Morning of Sale. No Catalogues. Note:—Items can be included in this sale on application to the Auctioneers:— JACKSON-STOPS & STAFF, as above.

Thomas & Susannah Gregory's Family
Name Born Died
Thomas Gregory Oct. 9th 1840 Dec 4th 1879
Susannah Gregory June 7th 1841 May 4th 1927
Elizabeth Nov. 2nd 1862 May 15th 1936
William Thomas Apr. 1st 1864
Annie June 25th 1867
Joseph Nov. 6th 1868
Susette Oct. 22nd 1870
Arthur Oct. 22nd 1871 Feb. 7th 1947
Janie Sep. 28th 1873 June 15th 1928
Stephen Brown Jan. 23rd 1875 May 7th 1953
Charles Aug 17th 1876
John July 1878
Thomas June 5th 1880 Nov. 25th 1929