William Green, of Woburn

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William Green

Birthplace: Clayhanger, Devon, England
Death: Died in Woburn, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex, Mass
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Green and Elizabeth Green
Husband of Hannah Brown
Father of Mary Carter Snow; Hannah Carter Knowlton; John Carter Greene; William Green and Ebenezer Carter Greene
Brother of Robert Green; Anne Green; Margaret Green and John Green

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About William Green, of Woburn

Reference: ancestry.com:

'William Green

Born in Great Wilbraham, England on 1617

to Edward Green and Elizabeth.

William married Hannah Carter and had 4 children.

He passed away on 7 Jan 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, N. America.

Family Members


Edward Green 1570-1648

Elizabeth 1560-1648


Hannah Carter 1596-1658


Mary Greene 1644-1684

John Green 1649-1687

William Green 1651-1726

Ebenezer Green 1644-1675

' William Green

  • Born 16 Oct 1591 Great Wilbraham, Devonshire, England
  • Died 7 Jan 1654 Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location [1]
  • Father: Edward Green
  • Wife: Hannah Carter, b. Abt 1607

According to "Prominent Families of Randolph, Vermont" (title not exact), william came to Charlestown, Mass. with his brother John (were there in 1640), and was one of the earliest settlers of Wobrun, Mass., in 1642. From the same source, he married Hannah Carter, daughter of Thomas Carter of Woburn, who was born in Devonshire, England, March 20, 1596. William died in Woburn, Mass. Sept. 20, 1657.


His son (2) William Green, married Hannah Kimball of Woburn, Mass. (3) his son, Jacob Green, married Elizabeth Cranch of Shrewsbury. (4) His son, David Green, married Ruth Rogers of Brimfield, Mass. (5) his son Josiah Greene, married Susa Green of Stafford, Ct., a daughter of samuel Green and his wife, Jane White from Dublin, Ireland. These two, David and Samuel, were sons of Jacob Greene.


Joseph Richardson did NOT marry Hannah Green, daughter of William Green of Woburn

This is a mistake that is being repeated continuously. (In fact, Ancestral File at LDS currently has Hannah Green, daughter of William Green of Woburn married to both Joseph Richardson and Thomas Knowlton at the same time, having babies with both men at the same time!) I hope that all Richardson researchers will point this error out to anyone showing this relationship on a web page, a gedcom, or anywhere else they find it."

"Joseph Richardson, son of immigrant Samuel, married Hannah Green, daughter of Thomas Green of Malden. A marriage is listed for Joseph Richardson and Hannah Green in Woburn records, with a date of November 05, 1666. Although I haven't verified the identity of that Hannah Green, other authorities have, from Vinton and others, including the author of the genealogy of Thomas Green of Malden."

"I have, however, verified to a certainty, that the Hannah Green, daughter of William Green of Woburn, married Thomas Knowlton. This comes from the probate papers for William Green, where Thomas Knowlton signed for his wife's money due from the estate of William Green."

- The Richardson Brothers of Woburn, Mass

Copyright 1998 Norris Taylor

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William Green, of Woburn's Timeline

October 16, 1591
Clayhanger, Devon, England
January 20, 1643
Age 51
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
September 4, 1643
Age 51
Woburn, , Massachusetts
September 4, 1643
Age 51
Woburn, , Massachusetts
September 4, 1643
Age 51
Woburn, , Massachusetts
February 7, 1647
Age 55
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 11, 1649
Age 57
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
October 22, 1651
Age 60
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 61
Woburn, Middlesex, MA