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Elizabeth Greenes born RI 1699-1719

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Research to determine which Elizabeth Greene married Roger Morey. Might help others looking to identify other Elizabeth Greenes born in Rhode Island, 1699-1719.

Roger Morey married Elizabeth Greene in 1734 in East Greenwich, Kent. [1]

There are 7 Elizabeth Greenes born in RI between 1699 and 1719 [2]
1699. Elizabeth Greene b Jun 1699, Peter Greene and Elizabeth, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1705. Elizabeth Greene b 25 Dec 1705, John Greene and Elizabeth, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island
1706. Elizabeth Greene b 26 Jun 1706, Benjamin Green and Susannah, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1710. Elizabeth Greene, 20 Aug 1710, Richard Green and Mary Carder, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1711. Elizabeth Greene b 25 Mar 1711, David Greene and Sarah, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island
1715. Elizabeth Greene b 25 Sep 1715, William Greene and Sarah Medberry, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1719. Elizabeth Greene b 26 May 1719 , John Greene and Mary Allin, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island

Using the book on the Greene family of Rhode Island [3] some of these can be eliminated from consideration:
page 122: Elizabeth born 1699, "died unmarried Her will,. . . was proved October 25, 1750."
page 147: Elizabeth born 1706, "married John Fry". Their children born between 1724 and 1745.
page 157: Elizabeth born 1715, "married, August 9, 1737, Benjamin Jefferson"
page 135: Elizabeth born 1719 " married, May i, 1746, Job Matthewson

Elizabeth. born 1705, is from Bristol. There is a marriage notice 27 Oct 1725 in Bristol for Elizabeth Greene to Richard Gill, with the marriage occurring 22 Nov 1725 Portsmouth Newport. [4] She is unlikely to be the Elizabeth that married Roger Morey, since that marriage occurred in Kent.

This leaves 2 choices. From the Green Family book:
page 144: Elizabeth, born 1810, "married, August 31, 1726, James Allen of Newport, son of Captain James Allen. We have no record of children besides the following item from East Greenwich records: " Benjamin Fry Esq. of E. Greenwich and Rachel Allen daughter of Capt. James Allen, late of Newport, married Jan 19, 1756."
page 132: Elizabeth born 1811. "married, April 1, 1737, John Hookey of Newport (?)."

Doherty suggests one more attribute for his wife, "Several of her brother's children came to Beekman." [5]

Using the Green family book, for at least one nephew of ELizabeth born 1710 and Elizabeth born 1719, this criteria is satisfied.

Conclusion: Roger's wife is Elizabeth born 1710, widow of James Allen.
Note The conclusion of this research depends on James Allen dying before 1734, something which is implied by his having only one child, but not certain.

Sources

  1. Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945 (familysearch.org): Roger married Elizabeth Greene 2 Dec 1734 in East Greenwich, Kent Rhode Island
  2. Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914 (familysearch.org)
  3. The Greenes of Rhode Island with historical records of English ancestry, 1534-1902, by George Sears Greene, 1801-1899, 1903 , New York (The Knickerbocker Press) https://ia902506.us.archive.org/28/items/greenesofrhodeis00gree/greenesofrhodeis00gree.pdf
  4. Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916 (familysearch.org)
  5. footnote 69, page 186, Vol IX, The Settlers of Beekman Patent Dutchess County New York by Frank J Doherty, (1990's and ongoing). Hard copy at the Beekman Library, also available for purchase online.




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