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Summary of Descendants of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth, 8th to 10th Gen-
erations; Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772; and Daughters
of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the
author of this book.


Gu., a chev. betw. three mullets pierced, or. Alfo, Gu., a chev. betw. three
mullets, arg. Crest: A demi-knight in armour, arg., holding in the dexter hand
a broken tilting spear, or. in the helmet four feathers, of the first and gu.

Confirmed (with five quarterings) to Robert Fulwood, of Tamworth, twelfth
in descent from Robert de Fulwood of Sidenhall.

Confirmed also as the Arms of Robert Fulwood, of Alne, Co. Warwick.

Robert Fulwood, of Tamworth, was son of Richard and grand-
son of Robert Fulwood, of Cley Hall, Co. Warwick (temp. Hen.
VII) descended from John Fullwode, of the same place, (temp.
Tich. II) Her. Vis. Zu. Coll. MS. Dugdale. See Warwickshire
Arms and Lineages compiled from The Heralds Visitations and
Ancient MSS., by the Rev. Fred W. Kittermaster, M.A., p. 41.

To the "Register," Vol. LXXX, pp. 446-447 (October, 1926), the contributor
of this article, Mr. Lemuel Aiken Welles, M.A., LL.B., of New York City, communi-
cated a note, which, in addition to certain Welles items from English records, con-
tained a brief abstract of the will of John Tomes of Marston Sicca, Co. Gloucester,
England, father of Alice Tomes, the first wife of Gov. Thomas Welles of Connecti-
cut, and also an account of the timely aid given to the royal fugitive, Charles
II, after the Battle of Worcester, in 1651, by John Tomes, half brother of Alice
(Tomes) Welles. In that note the writer expressed the hope of being able to
communicate to the Register an article on the ancestry of Alice Tomes; and, when
he was in London last summer, he was informed by Maj. Alfred Trego Butler, Port-
cullis Pursuivant at the College of Arms, that he had prepared, from what he
called "original evidences," tabular pedigrees showing several generations of the
Tomes and Gimne families, for a descendant who died about the time when the
pedigrees were completed. According to Major Butler, Ellen (Gunne) (Phelps)
Tomes, the mother of Alice (Tomes) Welles, was descended, through her mother,
Anne Fulwood, from many of the best-known families in Warwickshire. Major
Butler stated that these pedigrees had not been registered at the College of Arms,
but were in such shape that they might be registered there if anyone desired to
have it done. The writer, therefore, arranged to procure from Major Butler these
pedigrees, and they are given in this article in the genealogical form customary in
the Register, having been rearranged from the chart form in which they were

The sources (other than wills and parish registers) from which the pedigrees
were compiled are, according to Major Butler, "The Register of the Guild of
Knowle in the Co. of Warwick," by W. B. Bickley, 1894; "Men and Armour for
Gloucestershire in 1608," by John Smith, 1902; Lay Subsidy Roll, 116/490, 20
Jaines I (1622/32), preserved in the Public Record Office, London and the Tomes
pedigree published in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, New Series, Vol. 3,
pp. 273/279, which is based in part on manorial documents in the possession of

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 117

the Tomes family and has been used by Major Butler in so far as he has been
able to verify it. In the pedigrees that follow words enclosed in brackets are
additions made by the Contributor or by the editors of the Register.

References: The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 83-
84, 1929-30, pp. 286-90.

Summary of Ancestry:

English Line

1. Robert Fulwood of Tamworth (Richard^, Robert^), of Cley Hall, Co. War-

wick, tenth in descent from Robert de Fulwood of Sidenhall).

2. Anne Fulwood, dau. of Robert Fulwood of Little Alne, in the parish of

Aston Cantlow, Co.Warwick (whose will, dated Aug. 6, 1574, was proved

at Worcester, May 31, 1576. She m. Richard Gunne, of Saintbury,

Co. Gloucester, England.

Children :

1. Richard. 2. John, both mentioned in the will of their paternal
grandmother, Mary Gunne, dated Oct. 23, 1587. 3. Ellen, d.
before Aug. 3, 1601; m. (1) Joseph Phelps of Bengeworth, Co.
Worcester, in Dec, 1579. She was sold executrix by whom she
had issue; m. (2) John Tomes. 4. Anne, d. before May 23, 1626;
m. Henry Izod of Toddington, Co. Gloucester, who d. between
May 20, 1628, when his will was dated, and April 7, 1632, when
it was proved, at Gloucester, by whom she had issue. He m. (2)
(marriage settlement dated May 23, 1626), Bridgett Penny, by
whom he had issue.

3. John Tomes, of Long Marston, Co. Gloucester, d. at Long Marston, May

25, 1602. He m. (1) Ellen (Gunne) Phelps and (2) at Wormington, Co.
Gloucester, Aug. 3, 1601, Ann Warner, who was Executrix of his will in

American Line

4. Alice Tomes, m. soon after July 5, 1615; d. prob. not later than 1646.

Gov. Thomas Welles, Governor of Connecticut.

5. Ann Welles, b. before Oct. 19, 1680; m. April 14, 1646, Thomas Thomson,

b. England, d. AprU 20, 1655.

6. Mary Thompson, bapt. June 7, 1653; m. May 20, 1673, Samuel Hawley,

b. 1647.

7. Matthew^ Hawley, b. Nov. 7, 1680; m. .

8. Matthew^ Hawley, b. Feb. 16, 1720, d. May 31, 1790; m. Bethia , b.

March 19, 1725, d. Jan. 24, 1786.

9. James Hawley, b. 1760, d. AprU 14, 1836; m. Feb. 12, 1793, Martha (Stev-

ens) Waterhouse, b. May 12, 1761.

10. Sophia Hawley, b. Aug. 17, 1795, d. Jan. 7, 1879; m. Jan. 1, 1811, at Shel-

don, Vt., Tertius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, d. Feb. 4, 1864.

11. Tertius Hawley Leach, b. May 19, 1813, d. Sept. 19, 1881; m. Feb. 28,

1835, Orisa Fanton, b. May 17, 1812, d. June 24, 1890.

12. Horace Brayton Leach, b. Sept. 25, 1836, d. May 6, 1919; m. Sept. 8,

1863, Caroline Alexandria Phelps, b. July 3, 1840, d. March 29, 1921.

From here same as Summary of Ancestry of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth, 8th
to 10th Generations; Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, 1932, National
No. 772, p. 146; Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29 te 36, ancestry
traced by the author of this book.

118 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service


Arms — Out of a mural coronet, or, a demi lion, rampart, ducally crowned, gold,
holding a battle-axe, sa., headed, ar.

The Gilbert Family of Devonshire, Eng., to which Sir Humphrey-
Gilbert belonged, was doubtless the same to which the early settlers
belonged. Four Gilbert brothers, Jonathan, Thomas, Obadiah and
Josiah, at Boston, 1635; were at Hartford, Conn., 1640; later at
New Haven; Jonathan was an inn-keeper; was Marshal Gen.
Assembly; collector of customs; dep. Gen. Ct.; Commr. United
Colonies; m. 1646, Mary, d. 1650, dau. of Elder John White;
m. (2nd) 1650, Mary, d. 1700, dau. of Hugh Wells and sister of
Thomas Wells of Hadley. Jonathan settled in Hartford, William
and Thomas in Windsor, and Obadiah and Josiah also in Connecticut,
1640. (Gen. of Conn., pa. 666.) (Com. of Am. Gen.) (See Chapin


GooDENOW, GooDNOW or GooDENOUGH, Edmund, Sudbury,
came in the Confidence from Southampton, 1638, a husbandman of
Dunhead, in Wilts, aged 27, with w. Ann and John and Thomas,
their s. and serv. Richard Sanger; had here Hannah, b. 28 Nov. 1639,
if the rec. be not wrong, as prob. it is; Mary, 25 Aug. 1640; Sarah,
17 Mar. 1643; Joseph, 10 July 1645; and Edmund; was freem.
13 May 1640, rep. 1645 and 50, in Johnson's Wonderwork. Provid.
is honored as leader of the milit.; d. 1676. Thomas, prob. d. young;
Hannah m. 29 Apr. 1656, James Pendleton; Sarah m. John Kettle.
Edmund, Sudbury, youngest s. of the Preced., m. 1688, Dorothy
Mann; had Dorothy, b. 1689. His w. d. 2 Apr. of that yr. and by
w. Rebecca he had Sarah, b. 1 Mar. 1696; John, 1698; Rebecca,
1 July 1702; Ebenezer, 4 Apr. 1704; Cornelius, 4 Dec. 1705;
Jonathan, 1 Mar. 1707; Dorothy, May 1710; David, 10 Mar. 1713;
and Mercy, 13 Mar. 1715; and he d. 1727. John, Sudbury, eldest
br. of first Edmund, came in the same sh., call, of Semley, in Wilts,
husbandman, aged 42, with w. Jane, and Lydia, and Jane, their
ds., was freem. 2 June 1641, a selectman, 1644; d. 28 Mar. 1654.
His will was nuncup. His wid. Jane d. 15 July 1666, in her will, of
7 July 1662, names d. Jane, w. of Henry Wight of Dedham, and
their ch. John, Joseph, David, Benjamin and ano. then lately b.,
yet does not ment. the other d. wh. Barry says m. Andrew Duning,
but perhaps she was d. John, Sudbury, s. of first Edmund, b. in
Erlg., was freem. 1673; by w. Mary had Hannah, b. 1656; Mary,
1659; Edmund, 1661; Sarah, 1663; d. young; Sarah, again, 1666;
Ehz. 1672;.. Joseph, 1674; Ebenezer, 1677; Lydia, 1678; and
Mercy, 1680. His w. d. 1704; and he d. 1721. Hannah m. 1680,
James Smith; Ehz. m. 1691, Joseph Hayden; and Mercy m. 22
Sept. 1701, Joseph Patterson, ''King Phihp's War, p. 474"— Middle-
sex Regiment, Major Daniel Gookin, Sudbury; Capt. Edmund

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 119

Goodnow, Lieut. Josiah Haynes, — Ancient and Hon. Artillery,
by Whitman— Lieut. Edmund Goodenow, 1644.

References: Savage Genealogical Dictionary, Vol. II, pp. 271-2.
American Ancestry, Vol. VI, p. 40.
"Capt. Edmund Goodenow," by Munsell & Son.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. Capt. Edmund Goodenow, b. 1611, England, d. 1688, prob. Sudbury.

Mass.; m. Ann , b. , d. .

2. John Goodenow, b. England, d. 1721; m. Ann , b. , d. 1701.

3. Mercy Goodenow, b. , d. Sept. 1, 1710; m. Sept. 22, 1701, Sudbury,

Mass., Joseph Patterson, b. Billerica, Mass., Jan. 1, 1680/1, d. .

4. Mercy Patterson, b. Sept. 1, 1702, d. March 6, 1774; m. Dea. Samuel

Brown, b. July 1703, d. Feb. 17, 1784.

5. Mary Brown (7th child of Dea. Samuel Brown), b. , d. ; m.

May 8, 1760, Isaac Lawrence, Jr., of Canaan, Conn., b. , d. .

6. Lydia Lawrence, b. 1761/2, d. Sept. 20, 1813; m. New Haven, Vt., Phineaa

Phelps, b. April 10, 1767, d. April 20, 1813.

7. David Nash Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

EUzabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878.
Ancestry of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth, 8th to 10th Generations; Colonial
Daughters of the 17th Centiiry, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the American
Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this book.


The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
(Volume LXXXII) 1928, July 1928, page 443— Genealogical
Research in England.

(Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of
Newport, R. I., and communicated by the Committee on Enghsh
and Foreign Research.)


In this article records and a pedigree are presented which show
the English ancestry and family connections of Roger Goodspeed,
who was at Barnstable in the Plymouth Colony in New England
as early as December, 1641 and was the founder of a well-known
New England family.

From Probate Records

The Will of Thomas Goodspeede of Wingrave, Co. Bucks, husbandman,
dated 5 January 1604 (1604/5). To my wife Jane the little portion of land I
bought, with the close and profits thereunto belonging, for twelve years after my
death, for the bringing up of my children. Then it is to be sold, and out of the
same I bequeath to my wife 20 marks, etc.

The Will of Nicholas Godsped of Wingrave, Co. Bucks, husbandman, dated
20 January 1605/6. To be buried in Wingrave churchyard. To Thomas Collens
of HolUngdon, parish of Soulbery, 20 marks, and to his children 12d. each. To
the children of John Keene 12d. each. To the children of Robert Seabrocke
12d. each. To my wife Margaret £30 and my messuage in Wingrave, now in the
tenure of Edward Jones, for her life. To the poor of Wingrave 10s. To my son-
in-law Robert Seabrocke the said messuage after my wife's death, being a lease of
one thousand years, purchased of Roger Henshawe of Wingrave. To Joseph
Keene £10. Residuary legatees: My wife and the said Robt. Seabrooke. Exe-
cutor: Robert Seabrocke. Overseers: George Etheridge, George Brokes, William
Heddy, writer. Debts owing by John Keene, Richard Newell of Hadnole, Roger

120 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

Wygginton of Wigginton, Thomas Hill of Wigginton, Adkins of Berkhamstead,
late of Tring, John Newman of Little Gadsden. Proved 17 February 1605/6
(Archdeaconry of Bucks, 1604/5, fo. 91).

From the Parish Registers of Wingrave, Co. Bucks, 1550-1660

(Page 445)
1553 Alice Goodspeed 27 March.

(Page 446)
1596 Robert Seabrooke and Alice Goodspeed 12 September.


1592 Nicholas Goodspeed 21 April.

From Lay Subsidies For Co. Bucks*
16 Henry VIII (1524-25). Assessment of Subsidy, Cottesloe Hundred.

Wingrave with Rowsham. AHcia Goodspeede in goods (valuation)

_ £3, (tax) 18d.
Nicholas Goodspeede in goods, (valuation)
16s., (tax) 4d. (78/105.)
14 November, 33 Henry VIII (1541). Assessment of subsidy.

Wingrave. Nicholas Goodspeade for goods, 10s. (sic),

37 Henry VIII (1545-46). Assessment of subsidy.

Wyngrave mth Rowlesham Nicholas Goodspede, 16d.

(Illegible)na Goodspede, Id. (78/134.)

Summary of Line of Ancestry:

1. Nicholas Goodspeede, b. , d. April 21, 1593; m. .

2. Alice Goodspeed, bapt. March 27, 1553, d. ; m. Sept. 12, 1596, Robert


3. Alice Seabrooke, b. England, d. ; m. England, Thomas Sherwood,

b. England, d. 1655, Fairfield, Conn.

4. Rebecca Sherwood, b. England before 1634, d. ; m. prob. Stamford

or Fairfield, Angell Husted, b. 1620, d. AprU, 1706.

5. Rebecca Husted, b. abt. 1645, d. ; m. 1658, Jonathan Reynolds, b.

1636, d. 1673.

6. Sarah Reynolds, b. 1665, d. ; m. 1687, Joseph Mead, b. abt. 1657,

d. 1714.

7. Jeremiah Mead, b. Aug. 6, 1702, d. 1742; m. 1725, Hannah St. John, b.

1703, d. June 30, 1746.

8. Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806; m. Oct. 31, 1751, Rachel Sanford,

b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. abt. 1800.

9. IsiAH Hungerford, b. Jan. 23, 1758, d. June 16, 1833; m. abt. 1777, Esther

Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836.

10. Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. April 15, 1884; m. April 29, 1821,

Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878.

See Ancestry of Joarma Arms of Yarmouth, 8th to 10th Generations; Colonial

Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772; and Daughters of the American

Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this book.

*Preserved in the Public Offiee, London.

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The distinctive arms of the Graves Family
are "Gu. and eagle displayed or ducally crowned

The crest — "A demi-eagle displayed and
erased or enfiled rovmd the body and below the
wings by a ducal coronet arg."

By the aUiance of members of the family
with other families, and the marshalling of dif-
ferent arms in the same composition, variations
are frequently found; they almost invariably
retain, however, as quarterings, the distinctive
arms of the family, the eagle displayed or.

Various mottoes have been adopted, some
of which have been used by the members of the
family exclusively, and others by this and other

The following are the mottoes used, as far
as can be a,scertained, and translations. There
are fourteen mottoes, one of which is: ^'Suprema
Quaere." I seek the highest.

Sketch of the Graves Family in England
The family of Graves is one of the most ancient in England. It
went in with the Norman army, and its members have been De
Grevis, De Greves, Greve, Grave, Greaves, Greeves, and Graves.
In the portion of Doomsday Book for Lincolnshire it is recorded:

The family lived in early days in that part of England now known
as counties Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and York, occupying the
northern part of the three first named and the southern part of
York. The first recorded family seat was known as Greves or
Greaves, in the parish of Beeley, near Chatsworth, in the northern
part of Derbyshire, and a few miles from the southerly boundary of
York, where the family resided as early as the reign of Henry III
(1216-1272). John Greaves, a descendant, in the reign of Elizabeth
(1558-1602), became a purchaser of "Beeley," a quaint old house
with an enclosed court, on the hill above Beeley, and now known
as "Hilltop," and it was occupied as a family seat until about
1664, when it was sold to John, Earl of Rutland.

In the little church at Beeley, within the altar rails, is a fine flat
stone on which are cut the coat of arms of the family, the motto
"Suprema Quaero," and the following inscription:

"This marble stone doth presse but not oppresse the body of John Greaves
of Greaves, Esq. The 13th day of October in the year of our Lord (page XI)
1694. Ann his wife, b. of Geo. Bird, of Stenley HaU, Gent, ob. May 25, 1700."

John Graves^ born in England, came to the American Colonies
with his wife in 1635 and settled in Concord, Mass. He soon after
became a member of the church of which Rev. Peter Buckley was
teacher. He was one of the signers of the petition to the General
Court in 1643 in favor of Ambrose Martinmand; in 1644, his name
was attached to a document pledging to signers nearly every head

122 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

of a family in Concord, to the support of the Government. One of
these signatures, probably the first, is now in the New England
Historical Society in Boston. He had two sons, Benjamin and John.

Benjamin, born in Concord, Mass.; married Mary Hoar, daughter
of John Hoar^ was a member of Captain Wheeler, Vs. Co.
John^, of Concord, against the Indians, in Vol. 38, "New England
Genealogical and Historical Register." He was given credit Septem-
ber 28, 1675, and again February 29, 1676, for service in King Philip
Vs War. He and John Graves, of Sudbury, Mass., with others
purchased on May 20, 1681, from Christopher Hall, "all the mines
and minerals of one kind and another, found or that may be found
on his land in Groten, Mass., at a place called Cold Spring, near
William Longley Vs. house with Liberty to dig, delve or use the
land and to errect buildings, etc. He moved to Saybrook, Conn.,
in 1703 when he purchased January 25, 1703, of Nicholas Stoughton
by consent of William Shipman at a place called Pottaconk, what-
ever the division of whichever part is agreed upon is made, Stough-
ton to have first choice." Also the one-half of eleven acres of plant-
ing land, 10 pounds, 10 shillings.

"Now a resident of Killing worth, a messanger or tenament at
Pottaconk with all the buildings, etc., bounded westerly by land of
Joseph Graves, it being understood that Benj. is to retain the life
use of the same." March 18, 1715, Benjamin Graves "for love and
affection, to son, Joseph" deeded "one half the farm I now dwell
upon the Westerly half."

Benjamin Graves^ (Joh'n}), married October 21, 1668, Mary
Hoar, daughter of John^

Their children were :

Mary Graves, b. Jan. 18, 1669; m. April 1, 1691, Benjamin Rice, b. Dec. 22,

1668, son of Edward and Anna Rice, of Sudbury.
Ruth Graves, b. Nov. 25, 1671; m. Jan. 15, 1699, John Webb.
Benjamin', b. Mar. 2, 1676-7; d. 1752; m. (1) Mary Sterling; (2) Mary

Joseph, b. Sept. 2, 1679.
Johanna, b. Feb. 2, 1681.
John, b. 1683.

Benjamin^ moved to Saybrook, Conn., where he died between
1716 and 1724.

Benjamin^ {Benjamin^, Johv}), born March 3, 1676-7, in Con-
cord, Mass. He was descended as from New London, Conn., in a
deed given to him of lands, purchased at Colchester, Conn., in
1709 where he had just moved. He was admitted inhabitant of
latter place at town meeting January, 1716, chosen lister at town
meeting December, 1727. He lived two and one-half miles from
the village of Colchester on the road to Lynn. He held several
Colonial offices. He was buried in the churchyard in the village,
the tombstone after standing 150 years (when visited by J. C.
Graves), was in as good condition as it naturally would be after
exposure of but a few years.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 123

The children of Benjamin^ and first wife, Mary Sterhng, were:

Benjamin*, b. 1699; m. (believed) Mary Jones, dau. of Thomas Jones.
Ruth Graves, bapt. Oct. 25, 1702, New London. Her parents owned the

Covenant at Lyme, Conn.
Mart, bapt. Oct. 29, 1704, New London; m. Oct. 29, 1724, Ebenezer Daniels.
Jedediah, b. 1708; m. 1728, Jerusha Ackley, East Haddam.

Children of Benjamin^ and second wife, Mary Haynes, were:

James, m. Hastins.



Elizabeth, m. June 2, 1741, Ebenezer Hyde.


Abigail, m. Oct., 1785, Nathan Dodge.

Margaret, m. Oct. 28, 1744, Jonathan Loomis.

Mary Graves, b. Jan. 20, 1728; m. June 23, 1746, Samuel Hungerford'.

References: "History of Norfolk, 1744-1900," p. 721— Capt. John Graves,
Guildford, Conn. Ensign 1665— C2P74. Captain 1669-
1690— C4P25.

"Graves Ancestry," Genealogy by F. Phelps Leach (1931).

"Graves Family," Vol. I, 1896, by J. C. Graves.

"Thomas Hungerford Family and His Descendants," by F.
Phelps Leach.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. John Graves, bapt. Sept. 17, 1581.

2, Benjamin Graves, m. Oct. 21, 1668, Mary Hoar.

8. Benjamin Graves, m. (1) Mary Sterling; (2) Mary Haynes. He was b.
Mar. 2, 1676-7; d. Dec. 30, 1752.

4. Mary Graves, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Haynes) Graves, b. Jan. 20,

1728; m. June 23, 1746, probably New Fairfield, Conn., Samuel Him-
gerford, who was b. about 1713; d. 1790.

5. Isaiah Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756; bapt. Jan. 23, 1757; d. June 16,

1833; m. about 1777 at New Fakfield, Conn., Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11,
1760; d. Dec. 22, 1836.

6. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798; d. Jan. 7, 1878; m. April 29, 1821 ,

at St. Armand West, Que., Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796; d.
AprU 15, 1884.

From here same as Summary of Descendants of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth,
8th to 10th Generations; Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772;
Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced
by the author of this book.


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Inquire I pray thee of the former age, and prepare thyself to the
search of their fathers. — Job VIII, Verse 8.

Arms — Argent, on a fess azure between
three pellets, each charged with a
lion's head erased of the first, a
griffin passant between two escal-
lops or.

Crest — A Woodpecker picking a staff
couped, ragules, and erect, all

All branches of the famUy, are
entitled to use the three Bucks Trippant,
Or, on an azure field, as it was borne
by the Founders of the Line. The
Crescent, a mark of cadency denoting
the line of a second son, is used by all
the Warwick and Quidnessett Greenes.

All that we really know of the first Lord de Greene may be
summed up in this brief paragraph. Alexander, a Knight at the
King's court, was the great-grandson of one of the Norman nobles
who invaded England with William the Conqueror, 1066. King
John bestowed the estate of Boughton in Northampton upon him
in 1202.

Those who like to get as far back as possible toward Noah have
only to count the generations between John of Quidnessett and
themselves, and add to the above. This will show the number of
generations in all, back to the fountain head.

John Greene, of Quidnessett, had nearly eight centuries of certi-
fied noble and royal blood behind him. There are lords, dukes,
counts, and kings enough in his line to enthuse any title hunter.

John Greene (Surgeon John), 1597-1658, from England in the
James to Boston, 1635. A founder with Roger WilKams of Provi-
dence Plantation, where he lived till 1643. With twelve other men
purchased Narragansett from the Indians; a founder of Warwick,
1643; magistrate, deputy commissioner, etc. Married in England,
1619, Joan Tattersall; married second, Alice Daniels; married third,
Philippa, who died in 1687, aged 87 years. See "Compendium of
American Genealogy," Vol. II, p. 401.

John Greene, Charlestown, Freeman, 1642, came to New Eng-
land, 1632, born in London, he was an elder of the church, and died
April 22, 1658. (See Alden's "Col. of Epitaphs." 2 Colt. His.

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Sec. II, p. 179— His son Jacob in Artillery Co., 1650. See "An-
cient and Honorable Artillery," by Whitman).


1. Robert Greene, of Gillingham, in the year 1543, was an elderly man with


2. Richard Greene, son of Robert.

3. Richard Greene, who m. Mary .

4. Surgeon John Greene, of Warwick, fourth son of Richard and Mary

Greene, b. in 1585, at Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, England. He m.

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