Thomas Greene, Knt., son and heir of Thomas Greene, Knt., and Mary Talbot, was born 10 February 1399/1400 in Norton, Northamptonshire. He was said to be aged 18 or more on 10 February in his father's Inquisition Post Mortem, by writ dated 18 December 1417, inquisitions held March-July 1418.
Thomas was Sheriff of Northamptonshire in the years 1441-1442 and 1454-1455 and perhaps in 1457 (the Thomas Greene who was Sheriff that year may have been his son).
Marriages and Children
He married, as his first wife, Philippe Ferrers, daughter of Sir Robert Ferrers of Chartley, Staffordshire and Margaret Despenser. The couple married before 16 December 1421.
His wife, Phillippe, was living on 6 October 1434, as evidenced in the Feet of Fines: "Westminster, Northamptonshire. One week from St Michael, 13 Henry VI [6 October 1434]. Parties: John Throkmarton, querent, and Thomas Grene, knight, and Philippe, his wife, deforciants."
Thomas married second at Fawsley, Northamptonshire, before 7 December 1434, Marine (or Mary) Bellers, daughter of John Bellers and Elizabeth Sutton.
Sir Thomas Greene died 18 January 1461/2 and was buried at Norton in Northamptonshire. His widow remarried before 2 October 1471 to Nicholas Griffin, Esq. and they had no issue. Marine died 10 September 1489.
The Greene monuments at St. Bartholomew, Green’s Norton, Northamptonshire, now largely destroyed, were described by Halstead in 1685. Thomas was recorded on the monument to his son, another Sir Thomas Greene. The inscription was in Latin, a translation of which is:
"Here lies Thomas Greene, Knight, Lord of Norton, and Matilda, his wife. The said Thomas was son and heir of Thomas Greene, Knight, Lord of the same, and of Philippa, his wife, who was the daughter of Robert, Lord Ferrars of Charteley, and of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Lord Thomas de Spencer. Thomas Greene, the father of Thomas aforesaid, was son and heir of Thomas Greene, Knight, Lord of Norton aforesaid, and of Mary his wife, daughter of Richard, Lord Talbot, and of Ankarete, his wife, who was the daughter and heir of Lord Strange of Blackmere. Thomas, son of Thomas and Philippa aforesaid, died on the ninth of September, A.D. 1462; and the said Matilda, one of the daughters of John Throckmorton, Esq., formerly Under-Treasurer of England, died on the …. Of the month of … A.D. 14 … May God be gracious to their souls."
Richard Greene, Joseph Greene and Agnes (Green) Crane were previously attached as children of Thomas Greene and Phillippe Ferrers. As there was no source to validate the parent/child relationships, the three were detached as children of Thomas and Phillippe in September 2020.
↑ 1.01.11.2 John Nichols. The History And Antiquities of the County of Leicester. Volume III, Part II. (London: J. Nichols, 1795-1811). Online at HathiTrust, pg 851 (NOTE: incorrectly has his son Thomas as marrying this Thomas' second wife, Marine).
↑ J. L. Kirby, "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V, Entries 750-761", in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 20, Henry V (London, 1995), pp. 234-248. Accessed via British History Online Thomas Grene, Knight.
↑ Baildon and Clay (eds). Inquisitions Post Mortem relating to Yorkshire, of the Reigns of Henry IV and Henry V. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society. Record Series. Vol. LIX. 1918. Online at Archive.org, page 137: IPM Thomas Grene, Chivaler.
↑ Francis Whellan. History, Topography, and Directory of Northamptonshire. (London: Whittaker and Co., 1874). Online at Google Books, page 93: High Sheriffs of the County. Sir Thomas Greene: 1441, 1454, 1457.
↑ Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011). Volume I pages 433-436 CHESELDINE.
↑The Greene Family in England and America with Pedigrees. (Boston:T. R. Marvin & Son, printers, 1901). Online at Archive.org, pages 21-22.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
Lewis, Marlyn. Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins website, entry for Sir Thomas Greene.