Category Archives: Greene

On discovering my 7 x great grandmother – and a whole new branch to my family tree

A couple of weeks ago I reported that a sudden whim had led to an important discovery about my 8 x great grandfather, Stepney mariner Captain William Greene (1626 – 1686). By searching for information in a slightly different way, I … Continue reading

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Jane, the first (?) wife of Captain William Greene

It sometimes happens in family history research that, despite your best efforts, you somehow miss the obvious. Similarly, a sudden whim can lead you to evidence that you could kick yourself for not spotting before. As my recent posts have … Continue reading

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More than one William and Margaret Greene?

My recent exploration of the life of seventeenth-century mariner Joseph Greene alerted me to the possibility that there could be two men with the same name and the same occupation, living in the same parish at around the same time, … Continue reading

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Joseph Greene, master mariner of Limehouse

I’m grateful to my American fellow-researcher Kori Lambert, who shares my interest in the Greene family of Stepney, for directing me to a record in the National Archives for Joseph Greene, a 17th-century mariner from Limehouse.  Although I have no … Continue reading

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The children of Captain William Greene (1626 – 1686)

Having searched the records fairly inconclusively for the grandchildren of my 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe (1626 -1686), I’m now returning to the subject of his children. As I noted a few posts back, William must have … Continue reading

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More mariners named Greene

My last few posts have reported on my efforts to identify William and Mary, the two grandchildren named in the will of my 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe (1626 – 1686). I’ve discovered a few families … Continue reading

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Thomas Greene of Wapping, mariner

Continuing my search for the children and grandchildren of my 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene (1626 – 1686), I’ve come across another person who might be his son. Initially, I was interested in Thomas Greene simply because, like … Continue reading

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Edward Greene of Ratcliffe, mariner

In the last few posts, I’ve been trying to identify the children and grandchildren of my 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe, Stepney, who died in 1686. The previous two posts have explored the lives of two … Continue reading

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William and Cecily Greene of Whitechapel

My last post took another look at William Greene of Wapping Wall, mariner, weighing up the evidence that he might have been the son of my maternal 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe (1626 – 1686). My starting-point was … Continue reading

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Another look at William Greene of Wapping Wall

In my last post, I wrote about William and Mary Greene, the grandchildren mentioned in the will of my 8 x great grandfather Captain William Greene (1626 – 1686). Searching through the parish registers for the Stepney area where Captain … Continue reading

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