Category Archives: Greene

William Greene the elder – of Limehouse?

In the last two posts I’ve been revisiting the will of William Greene the elder, a Stepney mariner who died in 1634 – and who I believe (but cannot yet prove) was my ancestor. Searching the parish registers, I’ve come … Continue reading

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Jonas James, mariner and friend of William Greene the elder

In the last post I mentioned my plan to revisit the will of William Greene, a mariner from Ratcliffe, Stepney, who died in 1634 – and who I still hope might be related to my 8 x great grandfather Captain … Continue reading

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Revisiting the 1634 will of William Greene the elder

The will of William Greene the elder, who died in 1634, was my original introduction to the seafaring Greenes of Stepney, whose story I have traced in a number of posts. (New readers start here, then go here and here, and then … Continue reading

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Two friends of John Elliott (1626 – 1674)

John Elliott, Stepney house carpenter and first husband of my 8 x great grandmother Elizabeth Greene, formerly Elliott, née Leete, concludes his will of 1672 with the following: And I doe desire my very Loveing friends Josias Westwood of wapping … Continue reading

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The Elliott family and the Northamptonshire connection

I’ve been exploring the background of John Elliott (1626 – 1674), the first husband of my 8 x great grandmother Elizabeth Greene née Leete, in the hope that it might shed some light on Elizabeth’s own origins, as well as … Continue reading

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The first marriage of John Elliott (1626 – 1674)

Earlier this week I came to the conclusion that Elizabeth Leete, who was born in about 1642, was almost certainly my 8 x great grandmother – the second wife of my 8 x great grandfather, Stepney mariner Captain William Greene, … Continue reading

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The family origins of John Gibson (1699 – 1763)

In the last two posts I’ve tried to summarise what we know about the life of my 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson, and the story of his family following his death. But what do we know about John’s origins? … Continue reading

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The Gibson family after the death of John Gibson

In the last post I produced a timeline for my maternal 6 x great grandfather, John Gibson (1699 – 1763), updated to include what I’ve discovered recently about his work as a coal factor and his imprisonment for fraud. John … Continue reading

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John Gibson (1699 – 1763): an updated timeline

Some months ago, I reported my discovery that my maternal 6 x great grandfather John Gibson was a London lighterman and coal factor who was convicted of fraud against the Crown and imprisoned in the Fleet. This new information enables … Continue reading

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John Ashenden, scrivener

My recent posts have explored some of the individuals and families mentioned in the 1652 will of Elizabeth Greene, widow of Stepney. In this post, I want to report what I’ve managed to find out about another family that features … Continue reading

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