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Thomas Greene

Male Bef 1628 - 1717  (> 89 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Greene was born Bef 4 Jun 1628, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (son of John Greene and Joan Tattershall); died 5 Jun 1717, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Jun 1628, St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Thomas married Elizabeth 30 Jun 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Benjamin Greene was born 10 Jan 1666, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; died 22 Feb 1758.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Greene was born Abt 1590, Boweridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorset, England (son of Richard Greene and Mary Hooker); died Between 28 Dec 1658 and 7 Jan 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; was buried , Surgeon John Greene Cemetery, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1594, Gillingham, Dorset, England
    • Alternate death: Jan 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    He was a surgeon, among several other skills.

    From Wikipedia:

    John Greene Sr. (c. 1594-1658) was an early settler of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, one of the 12 original proprietors of Providence, and a co-founder of the town of Warwick in the colony, sailing from England with his family in 1635. He first settled in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, but he had difficulties with the Puritan authorities and soon followed Roger Williams to Providence, becoming one of the original proprietors of that town. In 1643, he joined Samuel Gorton and ten others in purchasing land that became the town of Warwick. Difficulties with Massachusetts ensued, until he accompanied Gorton on a trip to England where they secured royal recognition of their town.

    Once Warwick became safe from external threats, Greene became active in its government. He served on the town council, was Deputy to the General Court of the colony, and served as magistrate of the General Court of Trials. He died in the last days of 1658, being survived by his wife and six grown children, and becoming the ancestor of many prominent citizens.

    John married Joan Tattershall 4 Nov 1619, St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Joan Tattershall

    Notes:

    Spelled many ways, even "Tatarsole."

    Children:
    1. John Greene was born Bef 15 Aug 1620, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; died 27 Nov 1708, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; was buried , Spring Greene Farm, Warwick, Rhode Island.
    2. 1. Thomas Greene was born Bef 4 Jun 1628, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; died 5 Jun 1717, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Richard Greene was born , of Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset, England (son of Richard Greene); died Bef 1617.

    Richard married Mary Hooker. Mary (daughter of John Hooker alias Vowell and Martha Toker) was born Abt 1564; died Abt 1625. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Hooker was born Abt 1564 (daughter of John Hooker alias Vowell and Martha Toker); died Abt 1625.
    Children:
    1. 2. John Greene was born Abt 1590, Boweridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorset, England; died Between 28 Dec 1658 and 7 Jan 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; was buried , Surgeon John Greene Cemetery, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Greene (son of Robert Greene); died Between 10 May 1606 and 3 May 1608.
    Children:
    1. 4. Richard Greene was born , of Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset, England; died Bef 1617.

  2. 10.  John Hooker alias Vowell was born Abt 1524, of Exeter, Devon, England (son of Robert Vowell alias Hooker, Mayor of Exeter and Agnes Doble); died Between 26 Jan 1601 and 15 Sep 1601, Exeter, Devon, England; was buried , St. Mary Major, Exeter, Devon, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1527, of Exeter, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: 8 Nov 1601

    Notes:

    Chamberlain of Exeter, 1555. Member of Parliament for Exeter in 1571 and 1586. Member of the Irish Parliament for Athenry, 1568.

    From the History of Parliament:

    Hooker's father died from plague in 1537, leaving the boy well provided for. After a period at Oxford he went abroad, studied law at Cologne and lived for some time in the house of Peter Martyr at Strasbourg, attending the great theologian's divinity lectures. Following a short visit to England, he planned a tour of France, Spain and Italy, but owing to the outbreak of war was 'driven to shift himself homewards again'. He was in Exeter during the years 1543-4, and reported that when the Spanish ambassador, the Marquess of Nazarra, visited the city, he 'would very fain have had [Hooker] with him, and did promise to keep and entertain him at his return home in the university of Salamanca'. But Hooker had adequate private means to support him while he studied astronomy and English history and began his antiquarian works. He was friendly with Sir Peter Carew and dedicated works to such west-country magnates as the 2nd Earl of Bedford and Sir Walter Ralegh. For Carew, he developed the deep admiration reflected in his Life of Sir Peter Carew.

    Hooker served his city for almost the whole of Elizabeth's reign. He began to collect the records in the mayoral year 1558-9, and continued these 'annals' until 1590. One of the early Elizabethan entries notes that
    in 1558 [1559 NS] upon the 30 [sic] of Jan. began a Parliament at Westminster, and many were the suitors to be burgesses of the city for the same. About 1561 he was put in charge of the rebuilding of the city high school. In 1568 he went over to Ireland on legal business connected with Sir Peter Carew's lands.

    Writing in May to Carew, he asked to be commended to
    Mr. Mayor and his brethren, with an excuse for my absence, and that I may be borne withal until I have exploited and brought to effect your matter and cause now taken in hand.
    While in Ireland he was returned as Member of Parliament there for Athenry, and a speech of his in support of the royal prerogative caused the sitting to break up in confusion: he had to be escorted to Carew's house, for fear of violence. Among his writings is a journal of this Irish Parliament. He had apparently some success in dealing with his patron's affairs, but on another visit to Ireland in 1572 he wrote to Carew:
    If you do mind to save that you have purchased and to keep that you have gotten, you must determine to come over yourself.
    His connexion with Ireland ended at Carew's death in 1575, though Carew's will refers to a deed of 1574 appointing him a feoffee for the Irish property.

    Returned to the English House of Commons in 1571, ke kept a journal of the proceedings which was discovered in the nineteenth century 'fast falling into decay, stowed away under the rafters of the roof of the Exeter Guildhall' and published in the Transactions of the Devonshire Association. The Victorian editor had no great opinion of 'the dry details recorded by the pen of Hoker, who only now and then departs from a mere catalogue of bills read and passed'. Hooker recorded his own appointment to the committee dealing with the bill for dissolving the Bristol merchants guild (12 Apr.). He disliked merchants
    who attain to great wealth and riches, which for the most part they do employ in purchasing of lands, and by little and little they do creep and seek to be gentlemen.
    But he naturally favoured a new charter for the Merchant Adventurers of his own city, as being good for obedience, concord and unity. He drew up an account of his parliamentary expenses at 4s. a day, allowing eight days for travelling, including Sundays and Easter and adding a day to the session for good measure. He claimed a total of £13 8s. An 'observer of moderate attention and ordinary intelligence', Hooker was at this time collecting tracts on parliamentary procedure. Returned to another Parliament in 1586, Hooker had apparently lost interest. At any rate nothing is known to have been written by him on its proceedings, nor do the other surviving journals indicate that he contributed to its business.

    After the death of his patron Carew in 1575, information about Hooker is concerned mainly with his literary activities. His 'Synopsis Chorographical of Devonshire', written about 1599, circulated freely in manuscript, and Westcote and later writers borrowed, often verbatim, from it. Richard Carew used it in his Survey of Cornwall, describing the author as 'the commendable, painful antiquary and my kind friend'. Hooker's writings on Exeter, the Description, the Catalogue of the Bishops, and a number of other books and pamphlets give a vivid and detailed picture of the city and its government. His accounts of contemporary affairs are often coloured by his puritan outlook:
    Be the preachers never so godly, and earnest to call, let all the great bells of St. Peter's ring out never so loud, there will not be half so many gained into the church as one with a pipe and whistle shall gain into the streets to see vain and foolish spectacles. For let there be a bearbaiting, a bullbaiting, an interlude or any such vanity, every man is in haste to run headlong into it, and the time never too long to have their fill thereof.
    Few details of his domestic life survive. Writing to the Exeter corporation just before his death, he described himself as 'unwieldy and imperfect ... my sight waxeth dim, my hearing very thick, my speech imperfect and my memory very feeble'. He died between 26 Jan. and 15 Sept. 1601, and was probably buried in Exeter cathedral. The John Hooker who died in November the same year, and was buried in St. Mary Major, was his son, whose will has been wrongly attributed to the father. Hooker's own will has not been found.

    John married Martha Toker Abt 1544. Martha (daughter of Robert Toker) died Bef 1587. [Group Sheet]


  3. 11.  Martha Toker (daughter of Robert Toker); died Bef 1587.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Hooker was born Abt 1564; died Abt 1625.