GREGORY, Mark (d.1793), of King's Arms Yard, Coleman St., London
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Gregory was a London corn and flour merchant with correspondents at Leith, Liverpool, and Lynn. He also traded with Spain and Turkey, and was partner in a commercial house at Barcelona.
Gregory did not stand at the general election of 1784, nor does he appear in Robinson’s lists of those for whom seats were to be found,1 but in August 1784 was returned for Newtown I.o.W., which Robinson before the election had listed as ‘available for money’,2 and for which James Worsley had been returned apparently as a stop-gap till a suitable candidate could be found.
No vote by Gregory is reported before 1788 when he voted with Pitt over the Regency. There is no record of his having spoken in the House. He seems to have been on friendly terms with Charles Jenkinson, and was on several occasions consulted by him about the Spanish and Turkey trades. Gregory was anxious to destroy the monopoly of the Turkey Company, and campaigned for its abolition.3
He did not stand again in 1790; seems to have gone to the Continent some time in 1791 or 1792; spent a considerable time touring French industrial towns; and died in Paris 1 May 1793.