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Henry Greene

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  1. 1.  Henry Greene was born , of Boughton, Northamptonshire, England; died 6 Aug 1369, Northamptonshire, England; was buried , Boughton, Northamptonshire, England.

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    • Alternate birth: of Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire, England


    The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says his father was "Henry Green of Isham." Wikipedia, referencing William Richard Cutter's 1915 New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial -- not a source we would rely on for medieval genealogy -- says he "almost certainly was the son of Sir Thomas de Grene, Lord of Boughton and Lucy la Zouche, daughter of Eudo la Zouche and Millicent de Cantilupe." The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, sensibly, gives his parentage as unknown.

    From Wikipedia:

    Sir Henry Green [...] was an English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 24 May 1361 to 29 October 1365. He was speaker of the House of Lords in two Parliaments (1363–64). [...] Early in his career he served both Queen consort Isabel and her grandson, Edward the Black Prince. He was made justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1354, and knighted by King Edward III. In 1357 he was excommunicated for non-appearance at the trial of Thomas de Lisle, bishop of Ely, in Avignon.

    In 1365, while Chief Justice, he was arrested along with Sir William de Skipwith, the chief baron of the exchequer, and stripped of his office. The charges were probably corruption; both Green and Skipwith were fined for their offenses. There is no evidence of permanent disgrace and although he was never again employed by the courts, he kept his considerable estates.

    Henry — Catherine de Drayton. [Group Sheet]

    1. Thomas Greene was born Abt 1344, of Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire, England; died 29 Aug 1391; was buried , Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire, England.
    2. Henry Greene was born Abt 1347, of Drayton, Northamptonshire, England; died 24 Jul 1399.

Generation: 2