Person:Robert Green (41)

Robert Duff Green
b.abt 1695 England
d.bef 28 Jul 1748 Orange County, Virginia
m. abt 1695
  1. Robert Duff Greenabt 1695 - bef 1748
  • HRobert Duff Greenabt 1695 - bef 1748
  • WEleanor Dunnabt 1703 - abt 1793
m. abt 1718-1724
  1. William Greenabt 1725 - 1793
  2. Robert Greenabt 1726 - 1795
  3. Duff Greenabt 1728 -
  4. John Greenabt 1730 - 1793
  5. Nicholas Greenabt 1732 -
  6. James Greenabt 1734 -
  7. Moses Greenabt 1736 - abt 1770
Facts and Events
Name Robert Duff Green
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1695 England
Alt Birth? abt 1695 Larne, County Antrim, Northern IrelandCitation needed
Immigration[1] abt 1712 from England
Marriage abt 1718-1724 pos Essex County, Virginia[est based on est of birthdate of eldest son]
to Eleanor Dunn
Other[4] 1741/45 King William County, Virginianamed in the will of William Duff
Death? bef 28 Jul 1748 Orange County, Virginia[probate]
Will[2] 22 Feb 1748 Orange, Virginia, United States
Probate[2] 28 Jul 1748 Orange, Virginia, United States

Robert Green was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisitions in Virginia

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pages 227-30. 27-28 May 1742. James Wood of Orange County, Gent., to Robt. Green of same, Gent. Lease and release; for £40 current money. 400 acres... on a branch of the North Branch of the South River of Sharando (Shenandoah)... granted by pattent to Charles Robinson 22 Sept. 1739 and by Robinson sold to James Wood 21-22 May 1742. (signed) James Wood. 28 May 1742. Acknowledged by James Wood Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 12].

Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:

  • Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 22 Jan. 1747/48; 262 acres of surplus land within the tracts where he lives. This survey was for 228 acres on Tom's Folly branch by Normans Ford Road, Germanna Road; adj. Screnes (now Barnes land), Col. Beverley's land, Isaac Norman. CC - Isaac Norman and Joseph Norman. Marker - John Roberts. Earlier surveys included. Containing 1,284 acres including two patents, one dated 320 June 1726 was granted to Robert Green for 296 acres. The other patent dated 5 November 1726 granted to Jacob Wall for 760 acres & by him conveyed to Mr. Robert Green in both of which patents are contained 228 acres of surplus land. Surv. James Genn.
  • Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 28 Jan. 1747/8; 382 acres formerly Doct. Tennants entry including the p0lace called Tennants Old Field with houses thereon; adj. Capt. Henry Fields, Capt. Benjamin Roberts, the road below the church. (Note: A building marked "church" appears on this plat). Henry Fields, Jr., Christopher Clemonds, John Paul Vaught, Mr. Thornton. CC - John Roberts & John Triplett. Marker - John Thomas. Surv. James Genn.
  • Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 6 Feb. 1748/8; 1,000 acres called Moringo Mountain Tract; on a small branch of Crooked Run near foot of Jobbers Mt., on Oak Run, Deer Run, on the Roling Road. CC - Samuel Scott & John Roberts. Marker - Robt. Green, Jr. Surv. James Genn.
  • Capt. Robert Green, 9 Jan. 1747 - 8 Feb. 1747; 1,490 acres on Hedgeman Road & Negro run; adj. Charles Dewit, to 200 acres belonging to Frederick Fishback, Col. Carter. CC - Frederick Fishback & Chas. Dewit. Surv. James Genn.
  • Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 18 Nov. 1747; 336 acres on Hugh's Road near Ragged Mt., Landrum's Run; adj. John Popham, land formerly Wm. Duffs (now Mr. Greens). CC - Gabriel Loving & John Hitt. Marker - George Gent. Surv. James Genn.
  • Capt. Robert Green, 2 Oct. 1747 - 2 Dec. 1747; 300 acres between lines of John Roberts (formerly Normans), Buckner, said Greens own line, Barns's (sic) land, the Main Road; adj. Courtney Norman, Aaron Pinson (now Barnes land), CC - John Roberts, Thos Brown. Marker - Joseph Norman. Surv. James Genn. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 6, 7].

1748 Will of Robert Green

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rogers, Justus H. Colusa County: its history with a description of its resources, also biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent residents. (Orland, California: Rogers, 1891), Secondary quality.

    [Colusa Biographical Sketches – Chapter 12, Page 345-351 - Transcribed by: Patrick Hogue - October 19, 2013.]

    Robert Green, whose father was an officer in the body-guard of William Prince of Orange, came to this country from England in the year 1712, and settled with his uncle, Sir William Duff, in King George County, Virginia. He married a Miss Dunn, and had seven sons. ... [more]

  2. 2.0 2.1 1748 Will of Robert Green, in Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1744-1778.
  3.   , Questionable quality.


    Robert Green came to America in about 1712 with his uncle Sir William Duff and they first settled on the James River in Virginia. Sir William Duff amassed a large estate (over 40,000 acres), and returned to England, leaving his nephew, Robert Green in charge of their joint estate. Robert Green married Eleanor Dunn, born about 1700 in Scotland. The couple lived for a while in King George County, Virginia, and then built a permanent home called Liberty House, in the part of Orange County, Virginia that became Culpeper County, near present day Brandy Station. Robert Green died in Orange County, Virginia in 1748.

  4. Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties, in RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, William Duff ID: I032284, updated 15 Jul 2014; accessed 15 Jul 2014, Secondary quality.

    Robert Green featured prominently in the will of William Duff, as did his sons. Sons William, Duff, Robert, Nicholas, Moses, John and James all received land from William Duff.