Name: Henry De Greene
Death: 2 SEP 1399 in Bristol, Glos
Residence: Green?s Norton, Northamptonshire
Occupation: Privy Councillor to Richard II
Cause: Executed on the orders of Henry Bolinbrooke
Change Date: 22 MAY 2009
He received Greene's Norton from his father, and was heir to his uncle, Sir Simon Drayton.
While King Richard was in Ireland, Lord Henry Bolingbroke seized the government and executed beheaded, by order of Duke of Lancaster, Sir Henry Greene, and his associates Sir John Bushey and the Earl of Wiltshire. Bolingbroke later became King Henry IV. Shakespeare refers to Sir Henry Greene in Acts I and II of his play "Richard II".
He had forty known manors besides his townhouse in London.
Sir Henry was Privy Councillor to Richard II but this did not stand him in good stead as he was executed on the orders of Henry Bolinbrooke and the manor reverted to the Crown once more.
When Henry assumed the throne he returned the manor of Grateley, Hants, to Henry Greene?s son, Ralph, who was eventually knighted and died Lord of the Manor in 1417.
A twin, if the birth date is to be believed.
His head was put above the bridge at Bristol after his execution.
(Chronicles of the revolution, 1397-1400, By Chris Given-Wilson)Page: FitzWilliam
Father: Henry De Greene b: 1310 in Green's Norton, Northamptonshire
Mother: Catherine De Drayton
Matilda De Mauduit
- John De Greene
- Eleanor Greene
- Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 92nd Edition