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Thomas Green, Sr.

Nicknames: "Thomas Greene"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Greene and Margaret Winefred Webb
Husband of Anne Gerard and Frances Wheeler
Father of Elizabeth Green(e); Captain Thomas Greene, Jr.; Deacon John Greene; Mary Waite; Capt. William Greene of Malden and 7 others
Brother of Ann Green; Alice Green and George Green

Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About Thomas Green, Sr.

THOMAS GREEN(E) MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS (c.1600-1667)

THOMAS GREEN (or GREENE), Senior, our original immigrant ancestor, was born early in the 17th century. A Thomas GREEN, (prob. the same person) the son of John GREEN, was baptized at the Kegworth, Leicestershire, parish church on 18 May1606. He sailed with his wife and five children to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, arriving probably in 1635 or 1636. We think that he settled first at Lynn, where he stayed at the farm of the Lady Deborah MOODY. Later, he removed to Ipswich, where his son Henry was born in 1638. A Henry GREENE living in Ipswich at the time is thought to be his brother. Around 1650 he again moved, this time to Malden, where he lived out the remainder of his life.

Our most detailed portrait of him comes from Samuel Stiliman Green's 1858 genealogy.

Senator Thomas I. Green Sr [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 3 Aug 1600 in Prestbury, Lancashire, England. He was christened 3 on 18 May 1606 in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England. He died 4 on 19 Dec 1667 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. He was buried 5 in Dec 1667 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. He married 6 Elizabeth Lynde on 26 Jun 1627 in St Albans Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Thomas was baptized 7 on 11 Apr 1931.

   Other marriages:
       Molton, Frances
   [Notes] 

Elizabeth Lynde 1 was born 2 in 1607 in Prestbury, Lancashire, England. She died 3 on 22 Aug 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. She was buried 4 on 22 Aug 1658 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. She married 5 Senator Thomas I. Green Sr on 26 Jun 1627 in St Albans Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elizabeth was baptized 6 on 14 Mar 1931.

   [Notes] 

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Elizabeth I Green 1 was born 2 in 1628 in Leicestershire, England. She died 3 after 1651. Elizabeth was baptized 4 on 14 Mar 1931. [Notes]
     		M 	ii 	James Green
     		M 	iii 	Captain John Green Sr
     		M 	iv 	Captain Thomas Green Jr
     		F 	v 	Mary Green
     		M 	vi 	Captain William Green Sr
     		M 	vii 	Lieutenant Henry Green Sr
     		M 	viii 	Samuel Green Sr
     		F 	ix 	Hannah Green
     		F 	x 	Martha Green 1 was born 2 in 1650 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. Martha was baptized 3 on 14 Mar 1931. [Notes]
     		F 	xi 	Elizabeth II Green 1 was born 2 about 1652 in Malden, Middlesex, MA. [Notes]
     		F 	xii 	Dorcas Green

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GREEN, Thomas b. 1606 Leicestershire, England d. 19 DEC 1667 Gender: Male Family:

   Marriage: 26 JUN 1627 Hertsfordshire, England
   Spouse: LYNDE, Elizabeth
   b. 14 MAR 1606/07 Prestbury, Lancashire, England
   d. 22 AUG 1658 Malden, Mass.
   Gender: Female
   Children:
       GREEN, Thomas
       GREEN, John
       GREEN, Mary
       GREEN, William
       GREEN, Henry
       GREEN, Samuel
       GREEN, Hannah
       GREEN, Martha
       b. 1650 Malden, Mass.
       Gender: Female
       GREEN, Dorcas 

-------------------- THOMAS GREEN (or GREENE), Senior, our original immigrant ancestor, was born early in the 17th century. A Thomas GREEN, (prob. the same person) the son of John GREEN, was baptized at the Kegworth, Leicestershire, parish church on 18 May1606. He sailed with his wife and five children to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, arriving probably in 1635 or 1636. We think that he settled first at Lynn, where he stayed at the farm of the Lady Deborah MOODY. Later, he removed to Ipswich, where his son Henry was born in 1638. A Henry GREENE living in Ipswich at the time is thought to be his brother. Around 1650 he again moved, this time to Malden, where he lived out the remainder of his life.

Our most detailed portrait of him comes from Samuel Stiliman Green's 1858 genealogy:

Thomas GREEN(E) was born in England, probably abt. 1606. There are reasons for supposing that he came from Leicestershire, but no proof of the fact. The time of his arrival in this country is also uncertan. The first record in which his name appears, so as to identify him, is 1653, when his youngest daughten Dorcas, was born. Yet he doubtless came many years before, probably in 1635 or1636. We are inclined to the opinion that he lived in Ipswich till 1649 or 1650, and then removed to Malden. He certainly lived in Maiden as early as Oct. 28,1651, when his wife Elizabeth, and daughter bearing the same name, signed a petition to the General Court.

He had a farm of 63 acres in the north part of Malden, in that part which is now the town of Melrose. A part of his farm remains to this day in the possession of his descendents. It was situated just east of the Stoneham raiload station. The inventory of the "old mansion house" showed he and Elizabeth slept in the parlour. There was a little chamber with 2 beds; Samuel's chamber, 2 beds; a hall, where food was cooked; a leantoe; and a cellar. They ate off trenchers and drank beer (no cider barrel mentioned). He kept 1 mare, 1 horse, 4 oxen, 5 cows, 1 bull, 6 sheep, and, "the half of 11 swine."

He was selectman of Malden in 1658, and was several times on the grand jury of the County of Middlesex. As there were two other Thomas GREENS in the town. he is known on the records as Thomas GREEN, Senior; his son being junior and the other Thomas left without any suffix. He married first Elizabeth (LYNDE?), who was doubtless the mother of all his children, and who died on 22 Aug 1658, and second, Frances COOK Sept. 5, 1659. She was then the widow of Richard COOK, who d. October 14, 1658; and had previously been the widow of Isaac WHEELER. She was b. in 1608, and had children by both her former husbands.

He died Dec.19, 1667. His Will, dated Nov.12, 1667; proved Jan. 15, 1667-8; recorded Middlesex Prob., 5:297, mentions no wife, but makes bequests to his "eldest son" Thomas, sons John, William, Henry', Samuel, and daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah, Martha, and Dorcas. Sons William and Henry were appointed executors. John WAITE, John LYNDE, witnesses. Inventory, Jan. 10, 1667-8; amount £285.18.2. Some of hiss children were doubtless born in England; how many is unknown.

"From all that has been gathered thus far, it seems most probable that our progenitor, with his wife Elizabeth, and at least three of his children, came over among the early settlers of the Massachusetts Colony: that he remained temporarily in some one of the new settlements, perhaps Ipswich, till about 1649 or 1650, when he removed to the northern part of Malden, (now Melrose,) the southern part having been already occupied by settlers from Charlestown; that there he came into possession of his farm, consisting of "meadow, broken, upland, and waste land, being by estimation 63 acres, with the meadow at Ensign LYNDS' ," (Thomas GREEN's Inventory';) and that with him, or near him, were living all his children, except Hannah, who manied Joseph RICHARDSON, and removed to Woburn. His farm was situated just east of the present site of the Stoneham raiload station. Here was the "old mansion house," with its "parlor" flirnished with "a bedstead, a featherbed, one bouster. one pillow. 3 curtains, a Vaillance. one chest, 2 pair of sheets & two blankets, 5 napkins and one little table cloath, 6 chairs, one great chest, one box, 2 old copper kettle, two skilletts, one iron pott, pott hook & kettle, 4 great trays and 4 little trays, one Doz. Trenchers, one salt box, one grate, two payles, and half bushell, one old pillion and saddle, Tramell, tongs, cleaver & Spitt;" also a ·"Leantoe," containing "a fox trap and a Bracke;" and, finally, a "cellar," containing "one meal trough, one Bear barrell, a grindstone, winch, Hough & Smoothing irons, a Scythe-snath & knip," as well as sundry other articles. The same inventory which gives us this information tells us that he had "four oxen, five cows, one bull and a year & vantage, one mare, one horse, six sheep, the half of eleven swine," some fifty "bushells " of grain, and that "the house, out-housing, orchard, and all the land belonging there unto" was valued al £179.12, the whole estate being estimated worth £285.1 8.2. It is evident, from deeds on record at East Cambridge, that his sons and grandsons purchascd lands in the immediate vicinity of the "old mansion house;" so that, though many of them are recorded as belonging to Stoneham (called "Charlestown End" before 1725) and Reading, they were yet not far from the old homestead. About 1716, or perhaps a little earlier, the family began to separate.

Thomas GREEN, one of the 5 selectmen, signed a petition to allow Thomas SKINNER to be licensed to sell "Strong waters and Wine" (dated 30 October 1653). Thomas GREEN was not among those in the great allotment of land of 1638.

In November of 1658, Selectmen Thomas GREEN, Senior, William BRACKENBURY, John WAYTE, and Ensigne J. SPRAGUE, contracted with one Job LANE to build the first meeting house in Malden.

Submitted by; George Linden Greene, Ph.D of Germantown, Maryland

The Children of Thomas GREEN(E),Sr. and Elizabeth (LYNDE?) were.

1. Elizabeth,, prob. b. England, ca. 1628, d. (unknown date and location)

2. Thomas,, prob. b. England, Ca. 1630, d. Malden, Mass., 13 Feb 1671/72

3. John, prob. b. England, ca. 1632, d. Malden, Mass., 16 Oct 1707

4. Mary, prob. b. England, ca. 1633, d Malden, Mass., (unknown date)

5. William, prob. b. England, Ca. 1635, d. Malden, Mass., 30 Dec 1705

6. Henry, b. l Nov 1638, Ipswich Wassex), Mass., d. Malden, Mass., 19 Sep 1717

7. Samuel, b. March 1645, Malden, Mass., d. Malden, Mass., 31 Oct 1724

8. Hannah, b. ca. 1647, Malden, Mass., d. Woburn, Mass., 20 May 1721

9. Martha, b. Ca. 1650, Malden, Mass., d. (unknown date and location)

10. Dorcas (our line), b. l May 1653, Malden, Mass., d. Malden, Mass., 1682

There were no known children from the marriage of Thomas and Frances COOK GREEN.

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Thomas Green, of Malden's Timeline

1606
May 18, 1606
Kegworth, Leicester, England
May 18, 1606
.,Kegworth,Leicestershire,England
May 18, 1606
.,Kegworth,Leicestershire,England
1606
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
1627
June 26, 1627
Age 21
Of Herts,England
1628
1628
Age 22
Leicestershire, England
1629
1629
Age 23
Leicestershire, England
1630
1630
Age 24
Probably England
1632
December 6, 1632
Age 26
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
1633
1633
Age 27
UK