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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sir Henry de Grene & Catherine de Drayton

2110860. Sir Henry de Grene & 2110861. Catherine de Drayton

1311, Henry Green born in Northamptonshire, England, s/o 4221720. Sir Thomas de Greene & 4221721. Lucy de la Zouche.

~1324, Catherine born in England, d/o 4221722. Sir Simon de Drayton.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

3/13/1338, “Creditor: Henry Green of Isham [Northants], the Younger.” (S) UKNA.

1340, Henry purchased the reversion of the manor of Boughton [Boketon] from his father.

1345, Sir Henry Grene de Boketon, Sergeant-at-law.

11/20/1346, Grant, for 250 marks … to the king’s serjeant, Henry de Grene, of the keeping of the lands late of Robert de Pavely, … during the nonage of Laurence his son and heir, with the marriage … (S) CPRs.

7/6/1348, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courteney, earl of Devon, … Henry Grene … [invasion of the manor at Bishops Tawton]. (S) CPRs.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

2/25/1350, Henry, very wealthy, was granted a charter from the King to establish Boughton Fair, a Vigil for St John the Baptist, held June 24 to 26. The fair was 2nd only to the London Fair in its time, and was observed for 5½ centuries. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

6/4/1350, Commitment to Henry de Grene, king's serjeant, of the marriage of the heir of William Carvaill of Earls Barton, a minor in the king's ward, for 10 marks to be rendered in the wardrobe. (S) CFRs.

By 1352, Henry’s father died.

3/5/1353, Commission to Robert de Thorp and Henry Grene to make inquisition in the county of Suffolk touching a grievous complaint by merchants of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick on Tweed that … ships … driven ashore … as has been testified by letters patent … shewn before the king and council, Edmund de Eingrave, ‘chivaler,’ Edmund de Thorp and others … claiming the goods and merchandise as wreck … (S) CPRs.

1353, Henry, Lord Chief Justice of England.

1354, Henry knighted.

1355-60, Rec. of unfinished assizes before Henry Green and William Skipwith for Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. (S) UKNA.

11/22/1356 at Westminster, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Grey of Codenore, Richard de Wylughby, Henry Grene, ... (S) CPRs.

1358, Sir Henry Grene, Justice of the Common Pleas, cited before the pope for pronouncing judgement against the Bishop of Ely for harboring a man who had burnt the mansion house of lady Wake, excommunicated.

1359-60, Assize roll of Henry Green and others for Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.

7/23/1360, Henry Grene and William de Fyncheden, sheriffs of Salop. (S) Montgomery Collections, V24, 1890, P393.

5/24/1361, Henry again appointed Chief Justice.

2/16/1362, Commission to … to make inquisition in the county of Northampton touching a petition of Henry Grene and Thomas, his son, setting forth … manor of Norton Davy in that county … (S) CPRs.

~1362, Catherine, wife of Sir Henry Green, inherited Sudborough manor of her nephew Baldwin, son of her brother John. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V3, 1930.

1363, Henry Grene, knight, to retain the manor of Northall in Mears Ashby, acquired from Richard de Bollessore, ..., who acquired it from the said Henry. N'hamp. (S) UKNA.

1363, 1364, Henry, Speaker of the House of Lords.

5/24/1364, Order to Henry Grene and his fellows, justices of the King's Bench … (S) CFRs. [Many such records.]

1365, Henry removed as Chief Justice.

1369, Henry wrote his will.

1369, Henry, “Sigill (Henri) ci Grene, Milit”, died; buried in Boughton, Northamptonshire. [IsPM: Leicestershire, Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, London, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire. Henry, a close advisor to King Edward III, had 40 manors and a house in London.]

8/10/1369, Order to escheators in the counties of York ; Leicester ; Nottingham ; Northampton ; Bedford and Buckingham ; Hertford ; and London, to take into the king's hand the lands whereof Henry Grene, ' chivaler ', who held in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, and to make inquisition touching his lands and heir etc. (S) CFRs.

(S) New England Families, Cutter, 1915, P224. (S) Boughton, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton: V4, 1937, P76-81. (S) The House of Greene, Halstead, 1685.

Family notes:

·         Sons Richard and Nicholas died without issue. Daughter Amabilia married Sir Ralph Reynes, knight.

·         Sir Henry Greene bought the manor of Norton and gave his name to the village.

Children of Henry and Catherine:

i. Thomas Greene (1055430), born 1344 in England.

ii. Agnes Greene (7605591), born ~1346 in England.

iii. Henry Green (950770), born ~1350 in England.