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About Peter Greene

Son of Edward and Mary of Flushing. Married Susanna Haight, daughter of Nicholas Haight of Flushing. A descendant of one of her brothers was a loyalist and settled east of Toronto; descendents liv in Toronto (1920's). Richards spent his life at Flushing and accumulated consieerable property and a family of 14 children. He died in 1722 or 1723. His will is dated Oct. 27, 1722 and was probated 5 Feb 1723. Nearly all his family, like his father, were members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. They became pioneers in the then newly settled parts of New York. Little is known of Samuel but his eldest son is mentioned in the will of Jonathan. Jonathan settled in White Plains and Scarsdale, became wealthy, was a captain and a Presbyterian elder - his tombstone is in the churchyard at Scarsdale. The other sons of Richard all settled in Duchess County, four of them at Nine Partners (now called Washington Precinct). A manuscript geneology of the descendents of Joshua was in Hamilton library but was removed by persons unknown. Descendants of Isaiah and perhaps of Obadiah and Gilbert, emigrated to Canada during and after the revolutionary war, some locating in Eastern Ontario and others in Nova Scotia. As Western New York was opened to settlement, children and grandchildren of these Duchess County Griffins migrated there. Obadiah and Robert Griffin, the founders of Griffin's Mills near Buffalo, were of this connection.

Richard was an English Quaker who sailed to America on the "Shield" in 1678.

The ‘Shield’ commanded by Daniel Towes, was only the fourth ship known to have delivered settlers to the west side of the Delaware River. They moored opposite to Coaquanock, the Indian name of the place where Philadelphia was later built, which was a bold and high shore. The Shield went near it, in turning, that part of the ship's tackling struck the trees: some of the passengers expressing, "This is a fine situation for a town."

In 1678 on the 10th of December, the "Shield" arrived from Hull. This was the first ship that had ever ascended the river as far as Burlington. She moored to a tree, and the next morning after they arrived the passengers went ashore on the ice.

Among the English colonists who came on this vessel were Mahlon Stacy, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Newell, John Newbold, and Mr. Barnes, merchant from Hull, Richard Green and John Heyers. - Source: History of the City of Trenton New Jersey, by John O. Raum.

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Peter Greene's Timeline

February 4, 1654
Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Age 16
Hope, Sussex, New Jersey, United States
Age 16
Wiltshire, England
Age 20
January 20, 1683
Age 28
of Pawtucket, Providence, RI
Age 29
Fulletby, Lincolnshire, , England
October 27, 1685
Age 31
Pawtuxet, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
March 1, 1686
Age 32
Pawtucket, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations