PAGE, Sir Gregory, 1st Bt. (c.1668-1720), of Greenwich.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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18 Dec. 1708 - 1713
1715 - 25 May 1720

Family and Education

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.

Offices Held

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.