About Thomas de Grene, 5th Lord of Boketon
- Thomas de Greene, Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Lord of Boughton Manor1,2
- M, #15746, b. 1283, d. after 1343
- Father Thomas Boketon d. a 1320
- Mother Alice Boltesham
- Thomas de Greene, Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Lord of Boughton Manor married Lucy la Zouche, daughter of Sir Eudes la Zouche and Milicent de Cantelowe. Thomas de Greene, Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Lord of Boughton Manor married Christian Iwardly.2 Thomas de Greene, Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Lord of Boughton Manor was born in 1283 at of Green's Norton, Northampton, England. He died after 1343 at of Boketon, Northamptonshire, England.
- Family 1 Christian Iwardly
- Sir Nicholas Green, Steward of Higham Ferrers & Glatton+2 d. b 1379
- Family 2 Lucy la Zouche
- Sir Henry Greene, Lord Chief Justice of England+ d. 1369
- [S4382] Unknown author, Wallop Family, p. 376.
- [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 542.
- From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p524.htm#i15746
- Thomas de Greene
- Birth: 1292 Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England
- Death: 1352 Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England
- Sir Thomas de Greene, the fifth lord, was born in 1292. He was the son of Thomas Greene and Alice de Bottisham.
- When he was about forty, 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 on October 23, 1312 in Greens Norton, Northampton, England.
- Lucie descends from Alan la Zouche, the famous Earl and Sovereign of Bretagne.
- Thomas and Lucie children were
- Sir Henry Greene, born 1310 in Greens Norton, Northampton, England; died 1369 in Boughton, Northamptonshire, England
- Nicholas Greene, born 1312 in Sir, Exton, Rutland, England.
- Family links:
- Thomas de Greene (1271 - 1320)
- Alice de Bottisham (1272 - 1314)
- Lucie la Zouche (1295 - 1326)
- Henry De Grene (1310 - 1369)*
- Thomas de Greene (1292 - 1352)
- Henry De Greene (1310 - 1370)*
- Burial: Saint John Churchyard, Boughton, Boughton, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England
- Find A Grave Memorial# 71887933
- From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71887933
- Sir Henry Green, Lord of Boughton, KG(died 6 August 1369) was an English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 24 May 1361 to 29 October 1365. He was speaker of the House of Lords in two Parliaments (1363-64). He was the son of Sir Thomas Green, Lord of Boughton and Lucy le Zouche, daughter of Sir Eudes le Zouche and Millicent de Cantilupe. Early in his career he served both Queen consort Isabel and her grandson, Edward the Black Prince. He was made justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1354, and knighted by King Edward III. In 1357 he was excommunicated for non-appearance at the trial of Thomas de Lisle, bishop of Ely, in Avignon.
- In 1365, while Chief Justice, he was allegedly arrested along with Sir William de Skipwith, the chief baron of the exchequer, and stripped of his office. The charges were probably corruption; both Green and Skipwith were fined for their offenses. There is no evidence of permanent disgrace and although he was never again employed by the courts, he kept his considerable estates.
- Green married to Katherine Drayton, daughter of Sir Simon Drayton. Their descendants include Queen Catherine Parr, the last consort of King Henry VIII.
- He died in 1369, and was buried in the church in Boughton in Northamptonshire. At his death his possessions descended on his two sons Henry and Thomas. Henry Green the younger was executed in 1399 at Bristol Castle by the Duke of Hereford (the future Henry IV) for his role as a councillor of Richard II.
- During his life he is credited to have bought the village of Greens Norton, a village in Northamptonshire for a price of 20 shillings.
- From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Green_(justice)
- Lucy La ZOUCHE
- Born: ABT 1279
- Father: Eudo La ZOUCHE
- Mother: Millicent De CANTELUPE
- Married: Thomas De GREENE of Boketon (Sir) (son of Thomas De Greene and Alice De Boltesham) ABT 1317
- 1. Henry De GREENE (Sir Chief Justice) (b. 1310 - d. 1369) (m. Catherine De Drayton) ABT 1317
- From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/ZOUCHE.htm#Lucy La ZOUCHE1
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. -
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.
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,
Married: 23 OCT 1297 in County Northamptonshire, ENGLAND
Thomas de Grene, 5th Lord of Boketon's Timeline
Boughton, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Norton, Northamptonshire, England
England, (Present UK)
Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England
Sheriff Of Nottingham
Boughton, Northamptonshire, England
Newport Pagnell, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
September 23, 1933