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Henry Greene

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  • Name Henry Greene 
    Born of Boughton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 6 Aug 1369  Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Boughton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I21685  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2018 

    Family Catherine de Drayton 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Greene,   b. Abt 1344, of Greene's Norton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1391  (Age ~ 47 years)
    +2. Henry Greene,   b. Abt 1347, of Drayton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1399  (Age ~ 52 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F13356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    4. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., year only.