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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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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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