He matriculated sizar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, on 18 March 1578, and the DNB guesses he was 18 years old at that time. He went B.A. 1581, although sometimes he is styled MA he did not appear to take another degree. In 1581 was chaplain to Lord Rich at Rochford, Essex, and was ordained as a priest which he later reounced.
Greenwood was married, but his wife's name is unknown. They had at least one child, a son named Abel, who was born in the autumn of 1587 and was still unbaptized on 24 March 1589.
He led the separatist congregation in London. He was arrested 5 Dec 1592, tried March 1593 for "divising and circulating seditious books" and was executed by hanging at Tyburn 6 Apr 1593.
Prev. b. 1556 at Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England removed.
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