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2110860 Greene-Drayton

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

1310, Henry 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.

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

1340, Henry purchased the reversion of the manor of Boughton.

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.

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 second only to the London Fair in its time, and was observed for 5½ centuries. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

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.

Sir Henry Greene bought the Manor [Norton] and gave his name to the village.

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.

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 History of the County of Northampton, V3, 1930.

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

1365, Henry removed as Chief Justice.

Henry, a close advisor to King Edward III, had 40 manors and a house in London.

1369, Henry wrote his will.

1370, Henry, “Sigill (Henri) ci Grene, Milit”, died; buried in Boughton, Northamptonshire.

(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.

Children of Henry and Catherine: [4 sons, 2 daughters]

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

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

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