Sunday, 1 February 2015

Greg Mausoleum

I paid a visit to Knockbreda cemetery in January, 2013. 

There are many interesting mausolea and grave-stones there, including that of the Greg family.

The Gregs were prosperous Belfast merchants in the 18th century. 

John Greg, a blacksmith, removed from Scotland to Belfast to forge (unintended pun!) a successful career as a butcher and provision merchant.

His son Thomas opened a shop in North Street, where he sold a wide range of goods.

Ultimately, Thomas Greg made his fortune in the West Indies campaign, applying to the Crown for the right to become a privateer.

First published in January, 2013.

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