GREEN

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


Possible Green Roots in England

Thomas Green and Margaret Mary Green and Richard Moore Mary Moore and George Peacock Benjamin Moore Elizabeth Moore and Samuel Biggerstaff Benjamin Biggerstaff and Mary Vanzant Elizabeth Biggerstaff and Daniel McGaughey James Withrow McGaughey and Elizabeth O. Megahey Mary McGaughey and John H. Carpenter Susanna Carpenter and George Romulus Freeman Aretus Erastus Freeman and Minnie Elsie Morey Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson Stephen Martin Lawson


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Possible Green Roots in England

Special thanks to David G. Mickle for sharing his research on the Origin of the Thomas Green Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania (© 2008), which is available at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City (call number: 929.273 G826. David's Origin... includes extensive citations of prior research of the family in America, and notes that the data from Parish Registers in England was obtained from extracted records of the International Genealogical Index (IGI) - not from images of the original entries. Permission has been granted to share the proposed outline that follows, noting that the ancestry should not be considered proven without a review of the source documents.

In his "Conclusion," David writes in part: "I believe the evidence is compelling that the Green, Moore, and Guest families were from the vicinity of Birmingham, England, and that at least the Greens and Moores first resided in Gloucester County, New Jersey, before moving to Chester County, Pennsylvania.... This research, however, is based on secondary sources and can undoubtedly be carried further by examination of primary sources." Therefore, the following outline should only be used as a guide to further research.
Thomas Packwood and Margeria Grene

Thomas PACKWOOD - bap. Jan. 18, 1569, Fillongley, Warwick. Son of William PACKWOOD. Married May 28, 1690, Fillongley, Warwick.

Margeria GRENE -

  1. Anna (or Hannah) - bap. Aug. 28, 1591, Fillongley, Warwick. Married William GREENE.
  2. Elizabetha - bap. Sept. 20, 1607, Fillongley, Warwick.
  3. Thomas - bap. Jun. 17, 1612, Fillongley, Warwick; d. Apr. 14, 1615.

Henerie SISE and Marie AVERELL

Henerie SISE - Married Oct. 10, 1637, Solihull, Warwick.

Marie AVERELL - bap. Jan. 13, 1611, Solihull, Warwick. Daughter of Richarde AVERELL and Joyes WATELEYE, who were married Jun. 29, 1606, Solihull, Warwick.

  1. Margaret - bap. Jun. 23, 1639, Solihull, Warwick. Married Thomas GREENE.
  2. Mary - bap. Feb. 9, 1651, Elmdon, Warwick. Married about 1672, possibly at Northfield, Worcester, to Henry GUEST. Mary and Henry arrived in Philadelphia aboard the 'Delaware' in July 1686, with son Henry and daughter Mary, who was a servant of Thomas GREENE.
  3. Mary - bap. Apr. 21, 1674, Northfield, Worcester.
  4. Henry - before 1686.

William Greene and Hannah Packwood

William GREENE - bap. Feb. 25, 1595, Coleshill, Warwick. Son of John GREENE. Married Jul. 17, 1621, Fillongley, Warwick as Gulielmus GREENE.

Hannah PACKWOOD - bap. Aug. 28, 1591, Fillongley, Warwick. Daughter of Thomas PACKWOOD and Margeria GRENE.

  1. Anne - bap. May 30, 1624, Coleshill, Warwick.
  2. A child - b. Oct. 5, 1625, Coleshill, Warwick; d. Oct. 5, 1625, Coleshill, Warwick.
  3. Dorothy - bap. Feb. 1627, Coleshill, Warwick.
  4. Katherin - bap. Apr. 16, 1630, Coleshill, Warwick.
  5. William - bap. Nov. 3, 1632, Coleshill, Warwick.
  6. Thomas - bap. Dec. 6, 1635, Coleshill, Warwick. Married Margaret SISE.


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The Green Family in America

Detailed information on the GREEN family has been shared by Linda Moore Bollinger and David G. Mickle. Supplemental information has been obtained from other published sources. Refer to the Moore Family in America for the passenger list of the Delaware.


Thomas and Margaret (Sise) Green

Thomas GREEN - bap. Dec. 6, 1635, Coleshill, Warwick, England; d. poss. Oct.-Dec. 1691, Concord Twp., Chester Co., PA. Son of William GREENE and Hannah PACKWOOD. Thomas arrived in Philadelphia aboard the 'Delaware' in July 1686 with his wife and sons Thomas and John. He purchased land in Concord Twp., Chester Co., PA in 1689 and 1691. The 400 acres purchased by Thomas GREEN from Dennis ROCHFORD on 8 Mo. (Oct.) 6, 1691, was given to his sons Thomas and John, 200 acres each. Since son John gave his estate to his mother and made her executor of his will written Dec. 14, 1691, it would appear that John's father Thomas GREEN died in 1691. Married Dec. 16, 1660, Elmdon, Warwick, England.

Margaret SISE - bap. Jun. 23, 1639, Solihull, Warwick, England; d. about Sep. 1708, Concord Twp., Chester Co., PA. Her will, written Sep. 7, 1708 and proved Oct. 6, 1708, provides many family relationship references, including the naming of her daughter Mary and her probable great grandson "Benoni Moore Alias Peacock". She makes a bequest to "my Cousin Henry Guest," he likely being Henry, son of Henry GUEST and Mary, all passengers on the 'Delaware.' One interpretation of the cousin kinship would be that Margaret was aunt of Henry GUEST, Jr., and evidence suggests that Henry GUEST, Sr. married Mary SISE, sister of Margaret. Daughter of Henerie SISE and Marie AVERELL.

Children of Thomas and Margaret Green

  1. Mary - bap. Sep. 6, 1661, Elmdon, Warwick, England; d. prob. Chester Co., PA.  Married Richard MOORE.
  2. Thomas - bap. Jan. 22, 1665, Elmdon, Warwick, England; d. 1713, Birmingham Twp. Chester Co., PA. Thomas was a passenger on the 'Delaware' with his parents, and possibly his future wife, first settling in Burlington Co., West Jersey. Thomas appeared on a 1693 tax list for Chester Co., PA, together with brother John GREEN and brother-in-law Richard MOORE. George STROUDE was in court in Chester Co., PA on Sep. 12, 1694 "In behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Greene and John Green and Richard Moore" seeking to allow Thomas GREEN to purchase land. Named in his mother's 1708 will, and co-executor of her estate with his nephew John MOORE. Married Sarah SEARLE (bap. Aug 1671, St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London), daughter of Edward and Sarah SEARLE, who was passenger on the 'Delaware' as a servant of Richard MOORE. Sarah was sister of Frances (bap. Jul. 17, 1670, St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London) and Elizabeth (bap. Jan. 13, 1673, St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London). Edward SEARLE married second Elizabeth and their daughter Mary (bap. Mar. 28, 1679, St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London) was half sister of Sarah (SEARLE) GREENE. Thomas' son, Henry GREEN, was named as "my Grandson" in the 1708 will of Margaret GREEN. The will of Thomas GREEN was Feb. 17, 1712/3 and proved Aug. 10, 1713, naming his wife, and all the children following. Children of Thomas and Sarah GREEN (order uncertain): Thomas married first Susanna CLOUD, and second Mary; John married first Abigail REEVES, and second Jean PERKINS; Robert married Rachel VERNON (daughter of John VERNON and Sarah PYLE); Samuel; Sarah; Margaret; Edward; Henry married Betty HOLLINGSWORTH; and Abel married Jane WILLIAMSON (widow of Robert REGESTER).
  3. John - bap. Feb. 17, 1666, Northfield, Worcester, England; d. 1694, Concord, Chester Co., PA. John was a passenger on the 'Delaware' with his parents, first settling in Burlington Co., West Jersey. An Aug. 8, 1692 Burlington Co., West Jersey court record names Richard MOORE and John GREENE as defendants. John appeared on a 1693 tax list for Chester Co., PA, together with brother John GREEN and brother-in-law Richard MOORE. George STROUDE was in court in Chester Co., PA on Sep. 12, 1694 "In behalfe of himselfe and Thomas Greene and John Green and Richard Moore" seeking to allow Thomas GREEN to purchase land. John was constable of Concord Twp., Chester Co., PA. His will of Dec.14,1691 (proved May 16, 1695) left his entire estate to his mother, and named her the executor.
  4. Robert - bap. Jan. 2, 1669, Northfield, Worcester, England. No evidence of his being in America has been found. Named in his mother's 1708 will. Married Aug. 24, 1697, Halesowen, Worcester to Sarah HOLLOWAY.

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