Category Archives: Leete

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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Elizabeth Greene, formerly Elliott, nee Leete: my 8 x great grandmother?

Earlier this year I reported my discovery of two very similar marriage bonds or allegations, both from the year 1677 and both involving widowers named William Greene, both of whom were from the parish of Stepney, and both of whom … Continue reading

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