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  • ID: I7714
  • Name: Henry De Greene
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1341
  • 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
  • Note: 1

    ?of Drayton?
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    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.
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    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.
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    A twin, if the birth date is to be believed.
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    His head was put above the bridge at Bristol after his execution.
    (Chronicles of the revolution, 1397-1400, By Chris Given-Wilson)Page: FitzWilliam
  • _UID: 52CAF1BCD88F40BDA6FBAC03DADA023D7075
  • Change Date: 22 MAY 2009



    Father: Henry De Greene b: 1310 in Green's Norton, Northamptonshire
    Mother: Catherine De Drayton

    Marriage 1 Matilda De Mauduit
    • Married: 1368
    Children
    1. Has Children John De Greene
    2. Has Children Eleanor Greene

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 92nd Edition
      Date: 1935
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