- William Gregor
William Gregor was born in Cornwall in 1761 and finished his education at St. John’s College. After being ordained in the Church of England, he became vicar of Diptford’s St. Mary’s Church. He married Charlotte Anne Gwatkin in 1790. After moving his family to the rectory of Creed in Cornwall, William began a chemical analysis of Cornish minerals. In 1791, Mr. Gregor isolated an unknown metal, which he called menaccanite. William Gregor is trademarked by KIN AB of Upplands Vasby, Sweden. KIN AB is a private company that was formed in 1991. Their stable of brands includes William Gregor, Moretime, and UR&PENN.