November 21, 1826, Manchester, England.

January 18, 1920, Woking, Surrey, England.

After cremation, his ashes were interred on the grounds of the Parish Church at Horsell, Woking.


Son of Rev. Jeremiah Smith, Gregory was educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford, where he held both the Hertford (1846) and Ireland (1847) scholarships (BA, second cl. Lit. Hum. 1849). Taking Holy Orders, he was assigned to the rectory at Tedstone Delamere, Hertfordshire, 1854, and the vicarage of Great Malvern, 1872. From 1852-55 he held a fellowship at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was Bampton Lecturer in 1873, his subject being The Characteristics of Christian Morality. In 1870 he became Prebendary of Pratum Minus in Hereford Cathedral, in 1882 Rural Dean of Powick, and examining Chaplain to the Bishop of St. David’s, and in 1887 Honorary Canon of Worcester. His works include:

  1. Adown the River, Year by Year
  2. By Jesus’ Grave on Either Hand
  3. Come Away, Where Are No Shadows in a Glass
  4. Comes at Times a Stillness as of Even
  5. Day-Beam Dies Behind Yon Cloud, The
  6. Tide of Years Is Rolling On, The