Person:Henry Green (6)

Rev. Henry Green
b.Est 1618 Essex, England
  • HRev. Henry GreenEst 1618 - 1648
  • WFrances Stone1618/19 - Bef 1679
m. Bef 1645
  1. Joanna GreenEst 1646 - Aft 1665
  2. Nathaniel GreenEst 1648 - Aft 1665
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Rev. Henry Green
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1618 Essex, England
Emigration[1] Est 1640
Residence[1] 1640 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[3] 1641 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1645 Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States (probably)to Frances Stone
Ordination[1][2] 5 Nov 1645 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesFirst minister of Reading.
Residence[3] 1645 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1][2][4] 11 Oct 1648 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[4] Old Congregational Church Burying Ground, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Frances2 Stone, in Bartlett, J. Gardner. Simon Stone genealogy : ancestry and descendants of Deacon Simon Stone of Watertown, Mass., 1320-1926. (Boston: Stone Family Association, 1926)

    "… Rev. Henry1 Greene, b. in County Essex, England, about 1618. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, in 1635, but withdrew before proceeding to a degree. He emigrated to New England about 1640, located in Watertown, Mass., and was admitted a freeman 13 May 1642 [One Henry Green was admitted 13 May 1640 (no one admitted on that date in 1642), but it's not clear that this man was even in New England at that time]. In 1643 he declined an offer in the ministry at Martha's Vineyard, but on 5 Nov. 1645 was ordained the first pastor of the church in Reading, Mass., where he d, 11 Oct. 1648. According to Governor Winthrop, Mr. Greene was 'a very Godly man'; so doubtless he was strictly 'orthodox' according to the Puritan standard."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Henry Green, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Henry (Green), Reading, call. by Winthrop 'a scholar,' but we kn. not at wh. of the Universit. he was bred, had been, in 1643, invit. to go to Martha's Vineyard by its first sett. but went not, m. Frances, eldest d. of deac. Simon Stone, had Joanna and Nathaniel; and was the earliest min. of R. ord. 5 Nov. 1645, and d. 11 Oct. 1648. His wid. m. as the will of f. shows."

    "Henry (Green), Ipswich 1641, was perhaps the freem. of 13 May 1640, for I can hardly suppose it possible, tho. Farmer gave it without suspicion, that the Rev. Henry would have failed of his prefix of respect from the secr."

  3. 3.0 3.1 Simon Stone, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Baldwin, Thomas W. Vital Records of Wakefield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Mass, 1912)

    "Green, … Henry, Rev., _____, [died] 1648. (grave record, Old Cemetery, formerly Town Burying Ground)"