Mary Green Hungerford / Rider

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I see that you posted that Mary Green Hungerford married Benjamin Rider.  Their first child was Gershom born in 1690.  This couldn't work as Mary's husband Thomas Hungerford died in 1713, so she would not have been married to another.  I agree that Mary's surname is Green, not Gray, but haven't been able to trace to any of the Green families so far.
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There is little or no documentation on Mary Greene of Narragansett. There were very few white settlers In Narragansett at the time of Mary's birth. It is unlikely that anyone not in the living in the area would have a child christened there. There is also confusion between Mary Green, daughter of John Green of Warick, Rhode Island (she married someone else) and Mary Greene, daughter of John of Quidnessett at Narragansett Bay. They therefore decided that it had to be Mary Gray. Then there is even more confusion with the second wife, Mary Graves. On 6 Jun 1671 is when a fornication charge is presented against Thomas and wife, Mary. This would be after the birth of the first child, Elizabeth (b. 1670/71, m. Joseph Gates). In 1663 John Greene of Narragansetts was arrested by Rhode Island authorities and released on conditions he agreed to but that later rejected. He then petitioned for his land to be part of Connecticut rather than Rhode Island. He could possibly have been living in New London, Connecticut to avoid Rhode Island prosecution. This was issue was settled in May 1671, when John ageed to be part of Rhode Island, as a free man. This is a plausible theory of how Mary and Thomas met. Mary's husband, Thomas' half sister, Hannah Hungerford married William Ross of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.  I believe it was Mary Gray that married Benjamin Ryder/Rider.

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Ok, still a little confused.  I believe you are saying there are two John Greenes.  (perhaps one  is Green and one Greene?)  I found that Mary, daughter of John and Joan Tatersole married James Sweet from Wales.  There isn't a mention of Hungerford.  So, that leads me to wonder about the John you are referring to.  It looks like you are saying he is different from the John Green married to Joan.  Is that what you are saying?  If it is, then I have more questions.  First, whom was he married to? Second, do we know when he came over or who his parents were?  Perhaps he is related to the Thomas Green married to Elizabeth Lynde (then Frances Cook) and came over in 1649 to Ipswitch then Malden?  There is also a James green married to Elizabeth whose son was john, and his wife was mary.  They lived in Maiden in 1649.  Any thoughts on connecting any of this would be appreciated!

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