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Thomas de Grene

Also Known As: "Thomas de Greene", "Thomas Greene", "de Grene", "de Boketon"
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Birthplace: Boughton, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Newport Pagnell, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas de Greene, 4th Lord of Boketon and Alice de Bottisham
Husband of Lucy de la Zouche
Father of Sir Nicholas de Greene; John de Greene; Amabilla Greene and Thomas de Greene, Sir
Brother of Richard de Greene and Noinas De Greene De Boketon

Occupation: Thomas was made High Sherriff of Northampton in the early part of the reign of Edward III. He was knighted and used the title "Sir Thomas, 5th Lord of de Greene.", Sir
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About Thomas de Grene, 5th Lord of Boketon

Sir Thomas de Grene, Knight and 5th Lord of Broughton, was born Abt. 1288 in Boughton, County Northampton, England and died Abt. 1352. He married a cousin, Lady Lucy De La Zouche, on October 23, 1297 County Northamptonshire, England. She was born Abt. 1279 in Harringworth, County Northamptonshire, England, daughter of Lord Eudo La Zouche and Lady Millicent De Cantilupe. She and her parents were also of Royal descent.

1330 to 1332 Sir Thomas was High Sheriff of Northampton. In 1334 he was listed in the "Men of the Liberty of the Cinque Ports" (given tax exempt status by the Crown). 1334 he was also counted in the Lathe of Eyllesford (Aylesford), Hundred of Hoo. 1336 to 1343 Sir Thomas was a Member of Parliament at Northamptonshire, England. -

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Thomas was made High Sherriff of Northampton in the early part of the reign of Edward III. He was knighted and used the title, "Sir Thomas, 5th Lord of de Greene.

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Birth: ABT 1288 in Boughton, County Northampton, ENGLAND but what is now Greenes Norton, County Northampshire, ENGLAND

Death: ABT 1352 in Boughton (Boketon), County Northampton, ENGLAND but what is now Greenes Norton, County Northampshire, ENGLAND

  • Event: Note Thomas De GREENE and Lucy La ZOUCHE are my maternal 18th great grandparents.
  • Event: Note 1334 He was also listed in the "Men of the Liberty of the Cinque Ports" (given tax exempt status)

Burial: ABT 1352 St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Greenes Norton, County of Northampshire, ENGLAND

  • Event: Title (Facts Pg) Sir, Lord of Broughton, 5th Baron Lord de Grene
  • Event: Title (Facts Pg) High Sherriff of Northampton in the early part of the reign of Edward III.
  • Occupation: 1320 Lord of the Manors of Boughton (Boketon)
  • Occupation: BET 1330 AND 1332 High Sheriff of Northampton
  • Event: Name 2 Thomas de GRENE
  • Event: Tax List 1334 Lathe of Eyllesford (Aylesford), Hundred of Hoo
  • Event: Member BET 1336 AND 1343 He was Member of Parliament at Northamptonshire, England.

Reference Number: IND10373

Note: Sir Thomas Greene succeeded to the estates in 1320, becoming Lord of the Manors of Boughton and Norton. He was a member of Parliament from County Northampton in 1323, 1336, 1338, and 1343. He was High Sheriff of Northampton in 1330, 1331, 1334, 1335, and 1343. Of this office, Halstead says, "The office was not as in these days, but esteemed equal to the care of Princes, an office of great trust and reputation, and justly esteemed honos sine onere."

According to Halstead, this Sir Thomas was the son of Sir Thomas de Boketon and took the name, de Grene, after acquiring the manor of Boughton. The family name of Greene (originally spelled de Grene) does not appear in England until after the Norman Conquest. However, the name Grini or del Grini appears in the counties of York and Northampton prior to the Conquest, which would suggest a Latin origin. Also, in Scandinavia, there was a family by the name Gren, and possibly that name was brought to England by the Norsemen. The Norse name Gren means bough or branch and may have been the occasion of adopting the word as a surname.

The generally accepted theory as to the origin of the name is that the Greenes assumed their name and coat-of-arms from an allusion to their principal lordship, Boketon. The phrase "de Grene de Boketon" meant "the park of the deer enclosure." A greene in the early English was a park. "Boketon" is and olde English word meaning the bucks (bokes) enclosure (ton). Centuries later, the syllable 'ton' lost its original meaning, and now means town. Thus, Boketon became Bucks, then Buckston, and later, Boughton, the present name of the estate. Boketon had a spacious green, upon which a Fair was held yearly with particular privilege. The accuracy of this explanation was challenged by Ellis on his belief that Sir Thomas already bore the name of Grene when he became grantee of the manor in 1341 and that there is no documentary proof that he was the son of Sir Thomas Boketon.

No less than four different coats-of arms have been borne by members of the Greene family:

  • 1. Three buck trippant upon an azure field, that is, three bucks traced in gold, as standing on three legs, upon a blue field
  • 2. Cross engrailed (which is assumed from the Drayton family)
  • 3. Argent fretty sable, on a canton or a mullet (which Sir Nicholas Grene of Extonmay have taken from the Inwardby family)
  • 4. Chevron between three bucks (used by Green of Middlesex)

SOURCE: "Colonial Families of America" by McKenzie, Volumes I and II

Sir Thomas de Greene, the fifth lord, was born in 1292. When he was about 40, he was made High Sheriff of Northampton (1330-1332) in the early part of the reign of Edward III. He married the Lady Lucie de la Zouche, lineally descended from Alen, the famous Earl and Sovereign of Bretagne.

SOURCE: Maxson Frederick Greene,

http://www.paintedhills.org/green_family.htm

Married: 23 OCT 1297 in County Northamptonshire, ENGLAND

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Thomas de Grene, 5th Lord of Boketon's Timeline

1271
1271
Boughton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1288
1288
Boughton, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
1297
October 23, 1297
Age 9
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1315
1315
Age 27
England, (Present UK)
1318
1318
Age 30
Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England
1330
1330
- 1332
Age 42
Sheriff Of Nottingham
1348
1348
Age 60
Boughton, Northamptonshire, , England
1352
1352
Age 64
Newport Pagnell, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
1352
Age 64
1933
September 23, 1933
Age 64