Greg met his wife Gillian while they were both members of the Scottish National Party. His interest in the cause, however, was not as intense as Gillian's. She became obsessed with Bonnie Prince Charlie and the occult, spending much time away from home to study at the Institute or involving herself in the Society of the White Rose.
Events of the NovelsEdit
In 1968, Greg and his wife Gillian have become rather estranged. Gillian prefers to keep company with other members of the Scottish National Party and the Society of the White Rose parties. Greg met his wife as they were both in the Scottish National Party, however he was never as involved as she was. This strain on their marriage and his drinking led to them not spending much time together.
When Roger Wakefield learns of his possible connection to Geillis Duncan, he decides to look for Gillian Edgars, as she is known in 1968. He and Claire Randall visit Gillian's home, but find only an irritable Greg who refuses to talk to them and tells them Gillian isn't home.
One evening while home drinking alone, Greg receives Roger, posing as Gillian's cousin, and his 'girlfriend' Brianna Randall, who bring a bottle of whisky as an enticement and ask about Gillian. Greg tells Roger that Gillian is obsessed with Bonnie Prince Charlie and often has others around talking about what might have happened if his rebellion had succeeded. Brianna asks Greg if his wife is interested in standing stones and he says she is.
Greg seemed unhappy with his life, resorting to heavy drinking and neglecting his home.
- Gregory is the English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγοριος (Gregorios), derived from γρηγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert".
- Edgars is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century male personal name "Eadgar", composed of the elements ead, "prosperity, fortune", with gar, "spear"; the first element was a distinguishing mark of the royal house of Wessex.
- Main article: Outlander (TV series)
Scottish actor James Robinson portrayed Greg Edgars on the Outlander television adaptation.