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Henry Greene

Male Abt 1347 - 1399  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Henry Greene 
    Born Abt 1347  of Drayton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jul 1399  [4
    Alternate death 29 Jul 1399  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death Aft 28 Jul 1399  [1
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I16436  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2018 

    Father Henry Greene,   b. of Boughton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1369, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine de Drayton 
    Family ID F13356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud Mauduit,   b. 6 Nov 1354 
    Married Bef Aug 1364  [1
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor Greene,   d. Between 1 May 1421 and 21 Dec 1422
    +2. John Greene,   b. of Drayton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1432 and 1433
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F10258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Huntingdonshire, Jan 1390; Northamptonshire, 1394 and Jan 1397; and Wiltshire, Sep 1397.

      "A supporter of Richard II, he fell into the hands of Henry of Bolingbroke when Bristol Castle, to which he had fled for safety, was treacherously surrendered 29 July 1399, and was promptly beheaded along with the Earl of Wiltshire." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

      From Wikipedia:

      He became a close confidante of King Richard II. Along with Sir John Bussy and Sir William Bagot he was appointed one of the eccentric Richard's 'continual councillors' who gained an unsavoury reputation. At one point they advised the king to confiscate the lands of the exiled Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford.

      When Bolingbroke returned from exile in 1399 to reclaim his inheritance, the three councillors decided flight was the best option. Bussy and Green sought sanctuary in Bristol Castle but were delivered up to Bolingbroke on 23 July 1399, who had them beheaded the following day.

      All three continual councillors (referred to as "caterpillars") feature in Shakespeare's historical play King Richard II, generally listed as "Bushy, Baghot and Green". Green also appears in the anonymous Elizabethan play Thomas of Woodstock.

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013., place only.

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

    4. [S160] Wikipedia.