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Jacob Green Jr. (1654 - 1702)

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Jacob Green Jr.
Born in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
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Categories: Charlestown, Massachusetts.

[Note: Mother's LNAB unknown -n some sources she is noted as widow Elizabeth (Hawkins) Long, but this is unconfirmed]



Jacob Green Jr. was born at Charlestown, MA on Oct. 11, 1654, son of Jacob Green and Elizabeth___ Green. (Charlestown Vol. 1: p. 15)[1]

He married at Charlestown, MA on Jan. 8, 1676/7, Mary Robinson [2], who was baptized on November 6, 1659 at Scituate [3], daughter of Thomas Robinson and his second wife, the widow Mary (Cogan) Woody, daughter of John Cogan. (p. 9566)[4]

He is mentioned in the will of his grandfather John Green who died May 22, 1658 at Charlestown, as are his grandmother Joane, uncle John, aunt Mary and his parents Jacob and wife Elizabeth, and his brother John. (p. 7) [5]

He was a merchant mariner. [4] He owned a wharf, warehouse and rental housing. (p. 137)[6]

  • 1692: 95: 97: 99: 1700: Charlestown HR. ( ? representative to General Court)[6]
  • 1689: 92-97:1700: 01: Selectman. [6]
  • 1695: Captain. [6]
  • 1701: Moderator. [6]

Jacob died on Oct. 15, 1702 at Charlestown, (Charlestown Vol. 1: p. 183) [1]


  1. Elizabeth born at Charlestown in 1678; died there in 1678. [4]
  2. Elizabeth born 1680 [4]; baptized July 11, 1680. [7]
  3. Jacob born 1681. [4]
  4. Caleb born in 1683; died in 1684. [4]
  5. Dorcas born in 1684: married first Thomas Chitty; married second john Whitman. [4]
  6. Joseph born in 1687: died in 1687. [4]
  7. Mary born in 1688. [4]
  8. Joseph born in 1690; died in 1690. [4]
  9. Benjamin born in 1695. [4]
  10. Bartholomew born in 1697. [4]
  11. Joseph born in 1699. [4]

Source notes

Scituate Baptism Robinson, Mary d. Thomas, bp. Nov. 6, 1659. CR2 (p. 311)[3]

New England Marriages GREEN, Jacob ( -1702) & Mary ROBINSON (1659 - ) 8 Jan. 1676/7; Charlestown. [2]

He was master of he ketch "Endeavor" and thus was called "Captain".


  1. 1.0 1.1 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Publ. by NEHGS, Boston, MA, 1909
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection). Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630–1800 and The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston, 1630–1822. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.)
  5. A Genealogical Sketch of the descendants of Thomas Green(e) of Malden, Mass., by Samuel S. Greene, H. W. Dutton Printers, Boston, MA, 1858
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Legislators of Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Orig. Pub. by Northeastern University Press , Boston, MA. John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691–1780 A Biographical Dictionary, 1997.)
  7. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal, Volume 26, David Clapp & Son, Boston, MA, 1872


Children of Jacob Green and Mary Robinson are: +Dorcas Green, b. 1684, Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass Bay Colony, England261, d. 18 Oct 1718, Stow, Middlesex, MA, USA261. Elizabeth Green, b. 26 Mar 1680, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown. Jacob Green, b. 1681, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown. Caleb Green, b. 27 Feb 1683, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown. Mary Green, b. 23 Jun, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown. Joseph Green, b. 09 Jun 1690, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown. Benjamin Green, b. 23 Mar 1695, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown. Joseph Green, b. 16 Oct 1699, Charleston, Massachusetts, d. date unknown.

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On 6 Oct 2017 at 04:30 GMT Laurie Giffin wrote:

Green-2780 and Green-1910 appear to represent the same person because: same person, same wife and death date

Jacob is 16 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 17 degrees from Frances Weidman and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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