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 Occupasueluxet Farm, Warwick, Kent, RImap
Last profile change on 12 July 2014
06:07: Rick Pierpont proposed a merge of Greene-2532 and Greene-43. [Thank Rick for this]
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Surgeon From Salisbury, England


Date: 1597-02-09
Place: Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorset, England
Alternate Date: February 9, 1591


Date: 4 NOV 1619
Place: St Thomas Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England


Date: 6 APR 1635
Place: Hampton, England, Ship James
Event: Boston, MA on the "James"
Type: Arrival
Date: 1632


Date: 1659-01-07
Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
John Greene Surgeon

birth: 6 February 1590 death: 3 January 1659

Joanne Tattershall

birth: 1598 death: 1636



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 sonn of John and Joane Greene. (married Anne Almy).
2. 1621/2, March 10, Peter the sonn 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).


  • 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.
  • "The Greene Family and it's Branches"; by Lora S. LaMance; Mayflower Publishing Company, Floral Park, New York, 1904, p 47,48.
  • Source S16
Call Number: RI929.2 All
Title: The Allen Families and 83 Connected Families
Author: Devere Allen
Publication: Wilton, Connecticut, January 1947
Note: NS325583
  • Source S285
Title: Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders Born in the 18th Century
Author: John Osborne Austin
Publication: Albany, N.Y.: Published by Joel Munsell's Sons: 1889
  • Sgt [Surgent] John Greene 1585 - Jan 1659.
  • John Osborne Austin: Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode island, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1969: Chula Vista Public Library Source Locality: 365 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Edition: Reprint
  • Mark Dionne: Sweet, Toomey, French and Sibbald
  • A Family Genealogy" by William Henry Beck, III (book)
  • Ancestors of Forrest Greene In England and America", author unknown (book)
  • Greenes of Warwick In Colonial History" (book), by Henry E. Turner, M.D. Publishers: Davis & Pitman, Newport, Rhode Island USA (1877).
  • The Greene Family and it's Branches"; by Lora S. LaMance; Mayflower Publishing Company, Floral Park, New York, 1904, p 47,48.
  • FamilySearch.Org UK & Ireland Genealogy, link :


  1. Greenes of Rhode Island


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On May 30, 2013 Jillaine Smith wrote:

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

On May 30, 2013 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.

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

On May 29, 2013 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 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 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 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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