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man Nicholas Greene‏‎ 1) 2) 3) 4)
Born ‎± 1608 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England‎ 5)
Died ‎8 Sep 1670 Foscote, Wiltshire, England‎, approximately 62 years 6) 7)
Buried ‎11 Sep 1670 Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, England 7)
Occupations: ‎6 Jun 1653 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England; Summoned to Parliament as Knight of the Shire for co. of Wilts by Cromwell 1) 8), ‎6 Mar 1653/54 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England; Justice of the Peace 9)
Residence: ‎12 Jun 1658 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England 10)

Will signed: ‎28 Nov 1670 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England 6)


Notes: The Heraldry of Worcestershire identifies a coat of arms for Nicholas: "Gules, a lion rampant per fesse argent and ermine crowned or. (Penn MS)".

Nicholas Greene's family were of Brooke House near Westbury, Winterbourne Stoke and Stowford. He himself was described variously as of Foscote, Grittleton and Winterbourne Stoke. He was likely baptised in Winterbourne Stoke, where some of his sisters were baptised. The record probably no longer survives as only Bishops Transcripts now exist for a few dispersed years.

Country Life (Volume 183, 1989) states Nicholas lived at Foscote House, though the evidence for their claim is unclear: "Foscote House, on the edge of the little village of Grittleton, near Chippenham, is a handsome, 16th century, stone-built house which was occupied in the middle of the 17th century by Nicholas Green a supporter of Cromwell and an MP in the first Commonwealth Parliament."

He also held land elsewhere. For example, in 1659, he held land in Farleigh Hungerford, Wiltshire per the following proceedings (C 5/409/122).

"Short title: Greene v Osborne.
Plaintiffs: Nicholas Greene and Elizabeth Greene, his wife.
Defendants: Julian Osborne, widow.
Subject: property in Farleigh Hungerford, Wiltshire.

His descendants would subsequently come into ownership of Farleigh.

Nicholas Greene married thrice; firstly to Elizabeth Chaffin of Dorsetshire who died in 1629, secondly to Hester daughter of Walter White of Grittleton, and thirdly to Elizabeth Walweyn (relict of Col. Walter White) by whom he had Rebecca.

Following his marriage to Elizabeth, Nicholas would become guardian for John Walweyn, Elizabeth's father; "the gent a lunatic". Elizabeth had already been John's guardian since at least 1640. See "John Walweyn" for further details. Nicholas and Elizabeth would manage the manor of Newlands on John's behalf.

Nicholas was a strong support of Cromwell and the Commwealth. Not only was he appointed to Cromwell's first Parliament as an MP for Wiltshire, he also was a sequestror for Wiltshire and made donations to the cause:
"Mr. Nicholas Green, of Winterbourn Stoke, who for his afiection to the Parliament hath suffered much from the enemy, now gives a horse worth £10, and £10 in money. Accepted for his five and twentieth part as well in Dorset as in Wilts. " The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Volume 26, 1892.
Various records on British History dating c1640 to 1648

"Former radicals may not have been justices after the Restoration, but they were entrusted with lesser posts, where their administrative experience was of great value. At the Wiltshire quarter sessions of Easter 1662, Nicholas Greene esq, a baptist, interregnum J.P., and one of the three Wiltshire members in Barebones Parliament, was made treasurer of the fund for maimed mariners and soldiers in the northern half of the county. In other words a former radical Parliamentarian was responsible for disbursing pensions to royalist veterans." (The relationship between central and local government in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, 1660-1688, P.J. Norrey, 1988: https://research-information.bris.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/34496592/DX082795.pdf).

Married ‎20 Feb 1653/54 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England 11) 12) (approximately 17 years married)
to:

woman Elizabeth Walweyn‏‎ 13) 14) 3) 4) 15)
Born ‎29 Sep 1617 Mathon, Worcestershire, England‎ 14) 16) 17) 18)
Died ‎1 Oct 1675 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England‎, 58 years 14) 19) 17) 20) 15)
Buried ‎5 Oct 1675 St Mary's Church, Grittleton, Wiltshire, England 20)
Will signed: ‎27 Sep 1676 17) 15)


Notes: Elizabeth Walweyn was first married to Col. Walter White Esq., Lieutenant-Colonel and Governor of Bristol for Parliament during the Civil War. She re-married following his death.

"Daughter of John Walwyn of Lulham. She had manors of Newlands and Woodfields, co. Worc. She marr., secondly, as his 3rd wife, her brother-in-law Nicholas Greene, of Foscote. Buried at Grittleton". Page 217, "Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine", 1927-1929.

Children:

1.
woman Elizabeth Greene‏‎
Died ‎1630 Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, England
2.
woman Elizabeth Greene‏‎


Notes: Marries John Buck in 1669.
3.
woman Elizabeth Greene‏‎
Died ‎1629 Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, England
4.
woman Rebecca Greene‏ 21) 22)
Born ‎16 Aug 1659 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England‎ 23) 3) 4)
Baptised ‎between 16 Aug 1659 and 1661 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England 4)
Died ‎14 Apr 1725 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England‎, 65 years 23) 3) 24)
Buried ‎17 Apr 1725 Grittleton, Wiltshire, England 24)

Sources

1) Source: The History of the Parish of Grittleton "Nicholas Greene, of Fosscote, in the parish of Grittleton, 2nd son. He was summ. to Parl. by Oliver Cromwell as Knight of the Shire for co. of Wilts by writ dated 6 June 1653. Will dated August 1670.". Reference: Page 14 (Data from secondary evidence)
2) Source: England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Will of Nicholas Greene of Grittleton, Wiltshire.Date: 28 November 1670. Mentions:Son Nicholas Greene,Son Walter Green,Daughter Margarett,Daughter Rebecca,Brother Francis,Wife Elizabeth. Mentions Nicholas's son Walter's sister, Rebecca.. Reference: PROB 11/334/365 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
3) Source: Monuments "Here also lyeth interred the Body of Rebecca, the Wife of Robert Wilshur, of this place, gent. She was Daughter of Nicholas Greene, of Winterborne Stoke, in this County Esq. by Elizabeth, his Wife, Relict of Coll. Walter White. She deparated this life the 14th day of April, Anno Domini 1725. Aetatis 66.". Reference: On Brass Plate, Grittleton: (Data from direct source)
4) Source: Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 "Rebecca Green daughtr of Mr Nicholas Green Esqr and Elizabeth his wife born Aug 16 1659". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61187&h=1566448&indiv=try. Reference: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; Wiltshire Parish Registers; Reference Number: 1620/1 (Data from direct source)
5) Source: Sarum Marriage Licence Bonds Nicholas Greene, yeoman of Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, aged 20, marriedElizabeth Chaffin, spinster of Maddington, Wiltshire, aged 17.Bond dated 24 Apr 1628.Bondsman, Richard Greene, father of Nicholas Greene. Reference: Winterbourne Stoke (Data from secondary evidence)
6) Source: England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Will of Nicholas Greene of Grittleton, Wiltshire.Date: 28 November 1670. Mentions:Son Nicholas Greene,Son Walter Green,Daughter Margarett,Daughter Rebecca,Brother Francis,Wife Elizabeth.. Reference: PROB 11/334/365 (Data from secondary evidence)
7) Source: Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 "Mr Nicholas Green Senr died at Foscot the 8th day of September and was buried at Winterborne Stoke in this county the 11th day following An Dom 1670.". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61187&h=1566861&indiv=try. Reference: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; Wiltshire Parish Registers; Reference Number: 1620/1 (Data from direct source)
8) Source: A Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset, Illustrated with Ground Plans and Plates of Arms, and an Appendix of Ancient Manorial and Ecclesiastical Deeds In Farleigh church: "Some trunks and papers were left in the Chapel by the Hungerfords, for many years after they had sold the estate...Another paper said to have been found here, was a Summons from O. Cromwell to Nicholas Green, Esq. to serve as Member for the Co. of Wilts, in his First, commonly called the "Barebones," or, from the smallness of its number, the "Little Parliament."(1)...(1) Nicholas Green was of a family of Winterbourne Stoke, Stowford, and Brooke House near Westbury. His grand-daughter married Mr. Joseph Houlton, son of the purchaser of Farleigh.". Reference: 25-27 (Data from secondary evidence)
9) Source: England, Parish Registers Moyses Bristow of Grittleton married Edith Gregorie of Grittleton on 6 March 1653/54. Marriage observed by Nicholas Green Esq. J.P.. Reference: Wiltshire OPC (Data from secondary evidence)
10) Source: Collection Deposited by Mrs D.G. Mead "1. Nicholas Greene of Grittleton co Wilts esq and Elisabeth his wife""Demise of a messuage in Woodefield (Launcellott Gawton) and arable ground called the great orchard (7 a), a piece of ground shooting up n the house (8a), meadow called the Lower meadowe (3a), a piece of meadow ground in a common meadow called Broadmeadowe in the parish of Powicke (½a), lay or arable ground called Balls (altered to Bills) hill (8a) in Woodefield, for 99 years or lives of Launcellott Gawton, Margery his wife and Mary his daughter""Witnesses:- Walter White, Nicholas Greene, Joseph Jaques, William Essington""12 June 1658". External Link
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/a61ecfb3-e493-45a6-a6a9-f9b9c611250a. Reference: 1623/48, "1. Nicholas Greene of Grittleton co Wilts esq and Elisabeth his wife 2. Launcellett..." (Data from direct source)
11) Source: Collection Deposited by Mrs D.G. Mead "Lease(1) Nicholas Greene of Grittleton to Wilts. esq and Elizabeth his wife gardian for John Walwin of Woodfield parish Powithe co. Worcs, gentle.(2) Richard Champflowre of Maderfield co Worcs. yeoman John Champfloure son of John Champfloure late of Newland co. Worcs yeoman and nephew of RichardFor the surrender of a copy dated 11 August 24 Charles I of a court baron of Newlands, in which one parcell of arable land called Colstryes was granted for a consideration of 40 shillings.Demise of a barne and parcell of land called Golstryes now divided into small parcells (about 8 acres) into the highway from Newlands to Madenfields on the west side and the lands of Edward Thomas on the north and east sides and the land of Richard Dick on the south. (all timber growing on the land excepted-thus to be reserved for Nicholas Greene his heirs etc.)For the natural lives of Richard and John Champfloure.Rent 2/- to be paid within one month of Michaelmas and Ladyday or Greene to reenter the premises. £1.6.8d to be paid in liey of herriot at the decease of Richard or John Champfloure. To take sufficient housebot, cartebot and gatebot to be used upon the premises for neccessary epairs Lancelott Thornton and William Cook to be the lawful attorneys of Nicholas Greene and Elizabeth his wife.Signed Richard ChampfloureWitnesses Lancelot GantonWilliam CookeEdward CodisRobert WinsnowGiles Champfloure."Date: 23 July 1666. Reference: 2705/34
12) Source: Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 "The 8th of January 1653 the first time published an agreement of marriage to begot between Nicolas Green of Brooke in the parish of Westbury...and Elizabeth White of ... Gifford widdow. The 18th of January the second time. The 22nd the third and final time.The sayd Nicolas Green Esquire and Elizabeth White were married on and united on the 20th of February .... before William Cagule ...". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61187&h=1566075&indiv=try. Reference: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; Wiltshire Parish Registers; Reference Number: 1620/1
13) Source: The History of the Parish of Grittleton "3rd w. Elizabeth White (born Walwyn), widow of Col. Walter White ; executrix to her husband in 1671.". Reference: Page 14 (Data from secondary evidence)
14) Source: Monuments "Here is also interr'd the body of Elizabeth, wife of the said Lt.-Col. Walter White, who was afterwards married to Mr. Nicholas Greene, by whom she had issue one dau. She departed this life 1 Oct. 1675 aet 63.". Reference: Grittleton Church (Questionable reliability of evidence)
15) Source: England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Record for Eliztha Greene"...my body may be buried...by my first husband Walter White...Walter White the Elder my only sonne and heire...My daughter his wife...Three Grandchildren Walter, Henry and Priscilla White...James Nobbs Paull...Cosen Elenor...My three servants...Rebeccah Greene my only daughter... [not yet married]My daughter Rebeccah my executor...". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5111&h=744924&indiv=try. Reference: The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 352 (Data from direct source)
16) Source: Victoria County History "The manor of NEWLAND (fn. 142) (Nova Terra, xii cent.) was given to the priory of Malvern by Gilbert, (fn. 143) Abbot of Westminster (fn. 144) (ob. 1117). (fn. 145) This gift was confirmed by Henry I: 'I grant and confirm Newland (Nova Terra) also, with Woodsfield (Windeff) and Limberga situated between Powick and Baldenhall, as Walter of Gloucester and others of my barons on my behalf, and Gilbert abbot of Westminster and the convent there by Hugh and Warner his monks on his behalf, gave to the brothers of the priory.' (fn. 146) The grant was confirmed by Pope Honorius III in 1217. (fn. 147) In 1291 the prior held 2 carucates of land at Newland. (fn. 148) At the Dissolution the priory lands here, including the grange, were valued at £8 14s. 11d. (fn. 149) In 1563 the manor and capital messuage of Newland, in the occupation of John Moore and his wife Alice, (fn. 150) were granted to Humphrey Shelton and Edmund Hunt. (fn. 151) They may have been 'fishing grantees,' for about 1568 Newland was granted to the Walweyn family. (fn. 152) John Walweyn, probably the original grantee, died apparently before 1587, in which year his son Robert dealt with the manor, (fn. 153) probably in settlement on his wife Penelope Lygon. Robert settled it in 1607 on his second wife Elizabeth. (fn. 154) He was alive in 1608, (fn. 155) but was succeeded by his son John before 1619. (fn. 156) John died a lunatic about 1624, leaving as heir his daughter Elizabeth, aged seven. (fn. 157) She afterwards married Walter White of Wiltshire, (fn. 158)". Reference: Great Malvern with Newland: A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (Data from secondary evidence)
17) Source: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660 "Greene, Elizabeth, of Grittleton, Wilts., widow"Date: 27 September 1676. Reference: PROB 4/4132 (Data from secondary evidence)
18) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I "Walwyn, John (lunatic): Hereford"Dated: 22 James IHeir: Elizabeth aged 7. Reference: C 142/404/116 (Data from secondary evidence)
19) Source: The History of the Parish of Grittleton "Elizabeth, sole dau. and heiress of John Walwyn, of Lulham, co. Hereford; she had the manors of Newlands and Woodsfield, co. Worcester; she married 2dly, and was 3rd wife of Nicholas Green, died 1675; bur. at Grittleton.". Reference: Page 7 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
20) Source: Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 "1675 Mrs Elizabeth Green of Foscot dyed October 1, buried Octob 5". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61187&h=1566888&indiv=try. Reference: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; Wiltshire Parish Registers; Reference Number: 1620/1 (Data from direct source)
21) Source: The History of the Parish of Grittleton "Rebecca Grrene, only child by 3rd wife; died 15 April, 1725, aet. 66, bur. at Grittleton". Reference: Page 14 (Data from secondary evidence)
22) Source: Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 "1688 Feb 13: Elizabeth ye daughtr of Rob and Rebecca Wiltshire". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61187&h=1566568&indiv=try. Reference: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; Wiltshire Parish Registers; Reference Number: 1620/1 (Data from direct source)
23) Source: The History of the Parish of Grittleton "Rebecca Greene, only child by 3rd wife; died 14 April, 1725 aet 66. bur. at Grittleton". Reference: Page 14 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
24) Source: Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 "1725 Apr 17 Buried Mrs Rebecca Wilshur wife of Robt Wilshur". External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61187&h=1567118&indiv=try. Reference: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre; Chippenham, Wiltshire, England; Wiltshire Parish Registers; Reference Number: 1620/1 (Data from secondary evidence)