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Joan Greene (Tattershall)

Also Known As: "Joan Tattersol", "Joanne Tatarsole", "Tallershall"
Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Gillingham, Dorset, England
Death: 1636 (38)
of, Providence County, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rychard Tattershall and Margaret Fox
Wife of John "the Surgeon" Greene
Mother of Major John Greene, Jr.; Peter Greene; Richard Greene; James Greene, of Potowomut; Thomas Greene of Stone Castle and 2 others

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About Joan Greene

John Greene married (first) in Salisbury, England, November 4, 1619, Joan Tattersall; (second) Alice Daniels, widow, died 1643; (third) Phillippa, born 1601, died March 10, 1688.

Children by 1st wife: John, born 1620; Peter, 1622; Richard, 1623, died young; James, mentioned below; Thomas, 1628; Joan, 1630; Mary, 1633.

His first wife, Joanne Tattershall, the mother of all his children. died soon after his removal to Rhode Island and it is supposed was buried at Conimicut, Old Warwick (?).


After a voyage of fifty-eight days he [John Greene] arrived at Boston, Mass., June 3, I635. He first settled at Salem, Mass., where he was associated with Roger Williams. purchasing or building a house there, but soon after Mr. Williams's flight from Salem (I636) he sold it and, joining Williams at Providence, secured his home lot. No. I 5, on the main street. He was one of eleven men baptized by Roger Williams, and one of the twelve original members of the first Baptist church on this continent, organized at Providence, R. I. He was the first professional medical man in Providence Plantations. He is alluded to in Goodwin's Pilgrim Republic (p. 407) as " one of the two local surgeons " at Providence in I638, though we are told " the people of Providence relied solely upon him for surgical aid long after his removal to Warwick in I643."

His first wife, Joanne Tattershall, the mother of all his children, died soon after his removal to Rhode Island and it is supposed was buried at Conimicut, Old Warwick (?). He married (2) " Ailsce (Alice) Daniels. a widow" (recorded as proprietor of a home lot in Providence, 1637)(see below). They removed to Warwick, I642-3.


Joanne Tattershall Compact Disc #141 Pin #2148033 Pedigree Sex: F


  • Birth: 1598 Wilts, County Stapleton, ENGLAND
  • Death: Oct 1643 [SIC: 1636] Occupassnatuxet (aka Pastuxet, nka Warwick), Providence (now Kent) County, Rhode Island USA
  • Burial: Oct 1643 [SIC: 1636] Conimicut Farm Cemetery, Warwick, Providence (now Kent) County, Rhode Island USA


  • Father: Richard Tattershall Disc #141 Pin #2148643
  • Mother: Margaret Fox Disc #141 Pin #2148644


  • Spouse: John "the Surgeon" Greene Disc #141 Pin #2148032 Marriage: 4 Nov 1619 St. Thomas Church, Salisbury, County Wiltshire, ENGLAND

Other Event(s)


  • Robert GREENE and Joan TATTERSALL are my maternal 9th great grandparents.


  • A descendant of the title "Lordship of Tattershall".

Medical (Facts Pg): 1643

  • Died when Massachusetts overstepped their bounds & arrested their husbands. "...their wives & children were forced to be

Notes and Sources

  • Notes: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 141
  • Sources: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 141



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Apparently JOAN TATTERSHALL GREENE did not die at sea as was previously believed. JOAN sought refuge in Occupassnatuxet (aka Pastuxet, now Warwick), Rhode Island, from the Massachusetts authorities in 1643. She died there that year.

The following year (1644) JOHN GREENE, with other leading men of the plantation, went to England and succeeded in obtaining a just assertion of their rights.

JOAN TATTERSHALL, of Stapleton County, Wilts, the first wife of JOHN GREENE, the founder of the family in this country, was born in England, and was married November 4, 1619, in Salisbury. She was a connection of the family of GEORGE TATTERSHALL was seated at Satpleton County, Wilts which is about five miles distant from his Salisbury home.

The first of the family Eudo, of whom we have mentioned, came in with William the Conqueror, and obtained the "Lordship of Tattershall" in Lincolnshire. ROBERT TATTERSHALL, his great great grandson, married MABEL or ANNEBEL, eldest daughter of WILLIAM Earl of Arundel. Eudo seated himself in Lincolnshire, from which he took his surname. ROBERT TATTERSHALL became possessed of very large estates in 1244, particularly of the Castle and Manor of Buckenham in County Norfork, which was made their principal seat. His descendants were seated in Berkshire and Norforkshire and were held in high repute.

SOURCE: "Ancestors of Forrest Greene In England and America", page 11

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Joan Greene's Timeline

Gillingham, Dorset, England
August 15, 1620
Age 22
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Age 24
Wiltshire, England
March 25, 1624
Age 26
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
June 21, 1626
Age 28
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
June 4, 1628
Age 30
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
October 3, 1630
Age 32
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
May 19, 1633
Age 35
Auldey Hall, Salisbury, Wilthire, England
Age 38
Providence County, Rhode Island