John Greene Sr.

John Greene Sr.

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Dr. John "The Surgeon" Greene Sr.
Born in Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorset, Englandmap
Husband of — married in St Thomas Church,Salisbury,Wiltshire, Englandmap
Died in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Islandmap
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Biography

Note: relatively sure the below was copied from somewhere (yet to be determined) as it is also found as a unsourced "story " on a Family Tree at Ancestry.com.

John Greene was born in 1597, probably at Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England, where his father Richard and grandfather Richard (son of Robert ) resided. He was married in 1619 at St. Thomas Church in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, to Joan Tattersall, and there he did practice his profession as a surgeon. He sailed in the ship "James" on April 6, 1635 from Southampton, Eng. and arrived in Boston on June 3,1635. He lived in Salem, Mass for two years and was a friend of Roger Williams. On August the 1st. 1637, he was bound in 100 marks to appear at the next Quarter Court for having spoken contemptuously of the Magistrates. At this he departed for Providence to join Roger Williams. On Sept. 29, 1637 he was fined 20 Pounds and to be committed till paid, and enjoined not to come into the jurisdiction of this Court upon pain of fine and imprisonment at the pleasure of the Court for speaking so contemptuously of Magistrates. On March 12, 1638 he sent a letter to the General Court of Mass. charging them " with usurping the power of Christ over the churches and men's consciences" etc., and for this he was ordered not to come into Mass. under pain of imprisonment and furthur censure. He was one of the twelve to whom Roger Williams deeded the land he bought on Oct. 8, 1638 from Canonicus and Miantonomoh. In the same year he was on of the twelve original members of the First Baptist Church. For 144 Fathoms of Wampum he and ten others on Jan. 12, 1643 then bought from Miamtonomoh the tract of land which became the town of Warwick Sept. 12, 1643 the men of Warwick were summoned to Boston on the complaint of Pomham and Socconocco, but they refused to go, as they claimed they were beyond the limits os Mass. authority. Soldiers were sent and besieged the settlers in a fortified house. He escaped but all the rest were carried to Boston and imprisoned until March, when they and he were banished. With two others he went to England to obtain redress for their wrongs. He was obliged to take a ship from New York {back to England}; he returned in 1646 successful. He was commissioner in 1654, 1655-6-7. His wife Joan died about the time of his leaving from England. He married Alice Daniels, a widow, who died in 1643. He Married again this time to Phillis (?), who survived him and died Mar. 10, 1688. He Died in 1658, leaving a will which was proven Jan. 7, 1659. He named his wife, Phillis executrix (except as to matters with William Arnold, which his son John was to attend to). In the will he gives to his wife, sons John, Peter, James, and Thomas and to daut. Mary Sweet and grand child Ann Hade ( his daut. Joan's child).

Occupation

Surgeon From Salisbury, England

Birth

09 FEB 1597 Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset, England[1]

Marriage

4 NOV 1619 St Thomas Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

[2]

Emigration

6 APR 1635 Hampton, England, Ship James
Arrival: Boston, MA on the "James"

Death

3 January 1659[3]
07 JAN 1659 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island[4]

Children

St. Thomas's Church in the City of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Extract from the Parish Register, which begins 1570: Married. 1619, November 4, John Greene to Joane Tatarsole. Children baptisms:

1. 1620, August 15, John ye son of John and Joane Greene. (married Anne Almy).
2. 1621/2, March 10, Peter the son of John and Joane Greene. (married Mary Gorton.)
3. 1624, March 25, Richard, the son of Mr. John and Mrs Joan Greene. (died young, probably in England).
4. 1626, June 21, James, of Mr. John and Mrs Joane Greene. (married (i) Deliverance Potter; (ii) Elizabeth Anthony).
5. 1628, June 4, Thomas, sonne of John and Joane Greene, gent'm. (married Elizabeth Barton).
6. 1630, Oct 3, Jone daur. of John and Jone Greene. (married John Hade).
7. 1633, May 19, Mary of John and Jone Greene, Chirtorgeon. (married James Sweet).

Sources

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Greene_(settler)
  • Colonial Family of America by McKenzie. Volumes I and 2, Pages 209 and 198. Paper arranged by Miss Mary A. Greene, Providence, Rhode Island USA. [unable to locate as citedGreen-11245 13:19, 25 June 2015 (EDT)]
  • Colonial Families in the U.S. (v1) p180 at Ancestry.com. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Mackenzie, George Norbury, ed.. "Colonial Families of the United States of America". New York, NY, USA: 1907.
  • "The Greene Family and it's Branches"; by Lora S. LaMance; Mayflower Publishing Company, Floral Park, New York, 1904, p 47,48.
  • http://archive.org/stream/greenesofrhodeis00gree#page/52/mode/2up Greenes of Rhode Island book: First generation in Rhode Island
  • Allen, Devere. The Allen Families and 83 Connected Families (Wilton, Connecticut, January 1947)
  • Austin, John Osborne. Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders Born in the 18th Century(Albany, N.Y.: Published by Joel Munsell's Sons: 1889)
  • find-a-grave Sgt [Surgent] John Greene 1585 - Jan 1659. [1]
  • Austin, John Osborne. Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode island (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1969)
  • Mark Dionne: Sweet, Toomey, French and Sibbald http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com mark@markdionne.com http://markdionne.com/ged/
  • A Family Genealogy" by William Henry Beck, III (book)
  • Ancestors of Forrest Greene In England and America", author unknown (book)
  • Turner, Henry E. Greenes of Warwick in Colonial History (Davis & Pitman, Newport, Rhode Island USA, 1877)
  • FamilySearch.Org UK & Ireland Genealogy, [2]
  • FamilySearch. Ancestral File Number: 3X7Z-3BB
  • Ancestry.com Family Trees [3]
  • "Irisheyes", Dillard, Greene, Giddens, Hollingsworth, Love, Lott, Mathis, McCall, McMahan, Maloy, Moore, Roberts, Sweat & Others of Wiregrass Georgia & Beyond [4]

Green-11245 13:19, 25 June 2015 (EDT)not sure the automatic assignment of sources is correct.



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Collaboration

On June 24, 2015 at 15:31GMT Tom Green wrote:

Greene-43 and Greene-3407 appear to represent the same person because: info matches

On October 18, 2014 at 19:53GMT Sandy Culver wrote:

Greene-2582 and Greene-43 appear to represent the same person because: data close, both Bios review him as surgeon....spouse, offspring need review, now set as un-merged matches pending this merge.

On September 3, 2014 at 04:40GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Greene-2506 and Greene-43 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth/death dates and locations, same son John. Thanks.

On May 30, 2013 at 17:01GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I've detached Anne Scargell as well as her son Thomas of Malden.

On May 30, 2013 at 16:55GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

(Reposting for Rick P without the long URL)

I found the information you list in "Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33". Surgeon John Greene did not arrive until 1635. See "Greenes of Rhode Island" 1903, pages 52-58, for a description of Surgeon John Greene's life. www.archive.org/stream/greenesofrhodeis00gree

I think any information from the John Greene in GMB (812-814) should be removed from this profile.

On May 29, 2013 at 22:09GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

There are many people named John Greene. A Google search says that Anne Scargell is the wife of the John Green born in 1585, but I am not sure I believe that either. The Surgeon John Greene was married three times, but none were named Scargell. He only had children with Joanne Tattershall.

On May 29, 2013 at 21:27GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Okay, I've detached Perserverance Johnson and her children from John Greene of Warwick, RI. I'll leave RI-John Greene to you all. But it looks like what's in the narrative does not match the marriages you've got up top-- who was Anne Scargell?

On May 29, 2013 at 19:22GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Rick, thanks for the response. Bob F reminded me of this page. I'll start working on this tonight, I hope.

On May 14, 2013 at 03:53GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I think we have merged two different John Green(e)s here. Per Great Migration Begins (pp 812-814), the John Greene b abt 1593, d 22 Apr 1658 Charlestown, MA [not Warwick RI] m1 Perserverance (possibly Johnson); m2 Joanna (Taylor) (Tuttle) Shatswell, widor of Richard Tuttle and John Shatswell. No Ann Scargeel, no Joanne Tattershall.

Children per GMB: 1) John b abt 1620; will implies he died single; removed to Stow. 2) Jacob b abt 1623; m by 1654 Elizabeth; remained in Charlestown? 3) Abigail, sailed for NE in 1632; NFR 4) (prob) Joseph, sailed for New England in 1632; NFR 5) Mary, b Charlestown 1 Apr 1634; m by 1658 Thomas Stevens.



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