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John Greene

Male Abt 1590 - 1659  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name John Greene  [1
    Born Abt 1590  Boweridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1594  Gillingham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Between 28 Dec 1658 and 7 Jan 1659  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death Jan 1659  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Surgeon John Greene Cemetery, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I18607  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2020 

    Father Richard Greene,   b. of Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Hooker,   b. Abt 1564,   d. Abt 1625  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F11571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Tattershall 
    Married 4 Nov 1619  St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Children 
    +1. John Greene,   b. Bef 15 Aug 1620, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1708, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 88 years)
    +2. Thomas Greene,   b. Bef 4 Jun 1628, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1717, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 89 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F11558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1802] George Walter Chamberlain, "The English Ancestry of William Almy of Portsmouth, R.I." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 71:310, October 1917.

    2. [S1615] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry by George Sears Greene. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S160] Wikipedia.

    5. [S1615] The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry by George Sears Greene. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903., year and place only.