Category Archives: Elliott

My ancestors in late-seventeenth-century London

A few days ago I posted a timeline, covering the second half of the seventeenth century and the first half of the eighteenth, for the Boulton family, who were connected to my Byne and Forrest ancestors by marriage. In this … Continue reading

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The marriage of William Greene and Elizabeth Elliott

On 20th March 1676 (1677 by modern reckoning), a scrivener named Thomas Sumerly, from the east London suburb of Shadwell, published a marriage allegation on behalf of William Greene, a 50-year-old widower, and Elizabeth Elliott, a widow of 35, both … Continue reading

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Reviewing what we know about Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe (died 1686)

My recent ‘second look’ at the will of my 7 x great grandfather, London goldsmith Joseph Greene (1677 – 1737), has re-awakened my interest in the Greene family of Stepney. As I noted in the last post, my discovery two … 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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The grandchildren of Captain William Greene

I’ve been trying to find out more about the origins of my 8 x great grandfather, Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe, Stepney (1626 – 1686), but without much success.  Another way of tackling the many questions surrounding Captain Greene’s family … 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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