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John GREENE

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  • Name John GREENE 
    Nickname John of Warwick 
    Born 9 Feb 1597  Bowridge Hill, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    _UID 8E2BA5246111D511804F444553540000D9D3 
    Died 7 Jan 1659  Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1443  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 

    Father Richard DE GREENE, Jr.,   b. 1556, Gillingham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1617, Bowridge Hill, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary HOOKER,   b. 1565, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1608, Bowridge Hill, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1584 
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joanne TATTERSHALL,   b. 1598, Gillingham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1636, At sea onboard ship "James" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1619  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St. Thomas Church 
    Children 
    +1. Major John GREENE,   b. 15 Aug 1620, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1708, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Peter GREENE,   b. 20 Mar 1622, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1659, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     3. Richard GREENE,   b. 25 Mar 1624, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1630, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +4. James GREENE,   b. 21 Jun 1626, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1698, Potowamut, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Thomas GREENE,   b. 4 Jun 1628, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1717, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +6. Joan GREENE,   b. 3 Oct 1630, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658  (Age 27 years)
    +7. Mary GREENE,   b. 19 May 1633, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1686, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alice (Ailsce) DANIELS,   d. Abt Oct 1643 
    Married Abt 1638  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Phillippa GREEN,   b. 1600,   d. 21 Mar 1687, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1644  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1597 - Bowridge Hill, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    St. Thomas Church - 4 Nov 1619 - Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1638 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1644 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 1659 - Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Greene, a founder with Roger Williams of Providence Plantations
      where he lived until 1643; with twelve other men purchased Narragansett
      from the Indians; a founder of Warwick, 1643; magistrate, deputy, commander, etc.
      Sailed on the ship "James" from Southampton, William Cooper, Master, on
      April 6,1635. He arrived in Boston on June 3, 1635, then to Salem, then to
      Providence. He was a surgeon and practiced in Salisbury prior to coming to
      the US. He is generally referred to in RI genealogy as John Greene of
      Warwick, to differentiate him from John Greene of Quidnesset, his second
      cousin possibly (according to La Mance...later concluded to be unrelated, or
      at least distantly related).
      He followed Roger Williams to Rhode Island and was one of the original
      proprietors of Providence. With Samuel Gorton he was one of the 12 original
      founders of Warwick in 1643. He was a commissioner to England in 1644, when England granted Rhode Island its first charter.
      Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England,
      2:302, John, Providence 1636, may be that surg. who came from Southampton in the James, a. 6 Apr. and arr. at Boston 3 June 1635, had been of Salisbury, in Wilts; brot. w. and five ch. John, b. 1620; Peter; James, 1629; Thomas, 1631; and Mary, prob. older than the last two. He partook largely in the exertations of Gorton and his friends to obtain security for their worldly as well as spirit. rights, and went to negotiate in London in 1644 for Narraganset, of wh. Warwick was the chief settlem. with full success; and d. betw. 28 Dec 1658, the date of his will, and 7 Jan. next, when it was pro.

      According to the data base at
      <http://www.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/>
      he is buried at the "Surgeon John Greene" cemetery lot on West Shore Rd. (Rt 117) at Armstrong Ave, 20 ft. from telephone pole # 2 in Warwick, RI.