PAGE, Sir Gregory, 1st Bt. (c.1668-1720), of Greenwich.
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b. c.1668, 1st s. of Gregory Page of Wapping, Mdx. by his 2nd w. Elizabeth Burton of Stepney, wid. m. (lic. 21 Jan. 1690, aged 21) Mary, da. of Thomas Trotman of London, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. 1693; cr. Bt. 3 Dec. 1714.
Director, E.I. Co. 1709-d., chairman, 1716.
According to the 1st Lord Egmont, Page ‘had been a drayman [?dragoman] to Sir Charles Ayres of Kew Green, but being a man of parts rose to be a director of the East India Company and knight baronet.’1 Sir Charles Ayres, i.e. Sir Charles Eyre, was an officer of the East India Company, who ended his career as the first president of Bengal, 1699-1700, while Page’s father was a shipwright and shipowner, with a brewhouse in Wapping, of sufficient standing to be one of the aldermen nominated by the Crown to the corporation of London in 1687.