John "Lord of Drayton" Grene, was that son, also known as “John the Fugitive”,  born about 1408. He was married 1st to cousin Mary Margaret Grene born Abt. 1408" Lady of Drayton" about 1421. He married his 2nd wife Edith "Lady" Latimer between 1470 and 1480. He died 1486 probably at Drayton (near Gillingham), County Dorset, England.
*Thomas "4th Lord of Boketon" De Grene De Boketon was born in 1260. He married Alice "Lady of Boketon" Bottisham about 1285. He carried the title of Sir, Lord of Boughton Manor, 4th Baron de Boketon. In 1296 tax listings show his properties in Rutland County were Langham, Little Casterton, Manton and Ridlington. He also fought for and along side Edward I against the Scots. Anyone who is familiar with the film Braveheart will remember Edward was known as Longshanks and was an extremely brutal king. Thomas died in 1319.
Lot and Chaney returned to Wilkes County from South Dakota with their granddaughter Elizabeth Estes where she met and married her great aunt Susan’s second son,  Benjamin Pennell, her second cousin.  (This information according to Internet Geneology research)
William "Judge" Green was born 1671 in Rippingdale, County Lincoln, England. He was 20 years old when he left England for America. Before marrying he changed the spelling of the family name to Green, dropping that last “e”. It has not been confirmed in research as yet, but it has been suggested that William’s mother, Elizabeth Arnold may have died in child birth when William was born.
William built the first brick home in the Ewing area. You can learn more about his home here.
Willam met and married Joanna Burroughs Reeder in 1692 in Newtown, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He became an honored and well respected  judge. William died June 16, 1722 and was buried 2 days later at Ewing Presbyterian Cemetery, Trenton, 100 Scotch Road, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. You can view William’s original will here or you can read the full text here. Joanna was born about 1674 in Newton Long Island New York and preceeded him in death in 1721. She was originally buried beside him until his grave was moved many years later. It is now believed her grave lies beneath the current sanctuary.
Geoffrey De La Zouche, was born in France in 1126. He married Hawisa Fergant of Brittany. They had two sons, Eudes II and Alan. many years later Geoffrey remarried after Hawisa died and had at least one son, Alexander, by his new wife. Geoffrey died in 1187. 
(Henry Bollinbroke the Earl of Hereford was crowned Henry IV, king of England in October of that same year . There is a scene in Shakespear’s Richard II, Act I and II, depicting this although not sympathetic toward the "conspirators". Shakespeare did not let actual historical fact interfere with a good story, however.)
*Henry "6th Lord of Boketon" De Grene (wikipedia) was born 1310 in Boughton (Boketon). He had the title of Sir Henry de Green, Lord of Broughton. In 1345 he was sergeant-at-Law at England. In 1354 he was Justice of the King's Bench at England. He was excommunicated by the Pope for pronouncing judgement against the bishop of Ely. Between 24 May 1361 and 28 Oct 1365 he was Chief Justice of England (appt. by King Edward III) and between 1363 and 1364 he was Speaker of the House of Lords in two Parliaments. He was one of King Edward III’s most trusted advisors and the foremost lawyer of his day.
Sherriff of Northampton(1331 to 1332 and 1343) in the early part of the reign of Edward III.  He was also listed in the "Men of the Liberty of the Cinque Ports" (given tax exempt status). 1334 he was also counted in the Lathe of Eyllesford (Aylesford), Hundred of Hoo. 1336 to 1343 Sir Thomas was a Member of Parliament at Northamptonshire, England. Lucie died 23 OCT 1326 and Thomas died circa 1352. (REF: "Americans of Royal Descent" by Charles Browning).  
Sir Henry's rank would not permit his pleading before the bar, but he put all his mental acumen and legal knowledge at his royal master's command. He was a Commissioner to examine certain abuses of which there was great complaint. He held several positions, titles and appointments and always remained employed with special trust and authority under the ministers that the king had left to govern the land in all the wars he  had  made  in  France  in 1364 and finally became the King's nearest  Counsel(State Cabinet). And such was his good fortune, he left to his posterity one of the most considerable estates of that age. He died possessed of his ancient manor of Buckton, of Greene's Norton, East Neaston, Heydmon Court, Heybourn, Ashby Mares, and Dodington, with lands in Whittlebury, Paulsbury, and Northampton; the lordships of Drayton, Luffwich, Pesford, Islip, Shipton, Wolston, Wamingdon, Chalton, Houghton, Boteahaseall, with lands in Harringsworth, Harrowden, Hardwich, Raunds, Ringstead, Titchmarsh, Warrington, and sundry other places. His second marriage was to Katherine Drayton, daughter of Sir Simon Drayton of Drayton. He purchased Norton Davey for 20 shillings in 1359 which became Greens Norton. He died August 6, 1369 and was buried in the church in Boughton in Northamptonshire.
father upon the elder Henry’s death in 1369. He was executed on July 24, 1399 by Henry Bolinbroke, who had been exiled when King Richard II seized the throne. And on the adivce of Henry, Sir John Bussy and Sir William Bagot, King Richard had confiscated all of Bolinbroke’s lands. It was after Bolinbroke reclaimed his throne he imprisoned both Henry and Bussy and then had them beheaded at Bristol Castle.
 *Sir Thomas de Grene, Knight and Lord of Isham, was born 1373 in Greene's Norton, County Northampshire, England, and died December 14, 1417 in Greene's Norton, County Northampshire, England. He married Ela (Mallory) Malorie Abt. 1405 probably in Gillingham, County Dorset. They had only one known child, a son.
The GREENE family was a branch of the de la Zouche* family of whom Gibbon, the historian, said that they had the most royal blood and the most strain of royal blood in all Europe. The Greene's(originally de Grene) at one time were the largest land owners in all England. They were over fifty times descent of Charlemagne (known as 'Charles the Great, King of the Franks and Emperor of the West'), the greatest man of a thousand years.
Through the Royal Welsh line, they claimed a double infusion of Jewish blood -- one line from Aaron, the first High Priest, who was elder brother of Moses; the other from King David himself. Queen Victoria of the same blood firmly believed this. A dozen titular saints, a dozen signers of the Magna Charta, and over thirty crusaders were in this descent.
*John "3rd Baron de Boketon" De Grene De Boketon was Christian and a knight born 1232 Boughton, County Northampton and was married to Alice Notes DeBottisham. When Prince Edward set forth on the last crusade of the Holy War in 1271, Sir John de Grene de Boketon was of the rank, position, and age that entitled him to accompany the prince into battle. During this crusade, the prince and Sir John became close friends until Sir John died in Palestine in 1271, leaving a young son, Thomas, in England. When Prince Edward became King Edward I in 1272, he bestowed the title of Lord on the infant child, Thomas, in honor of the gallant service and friendship of Sir John. 
Sir Robert Grene, Knight, Gentleman and Lord of Bowridge Hall, was born around 1442 in Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, County Dorset, England. Ancestry.com claims he died in 1520. Following was Sir Robert "Lord of Bowridge Hill" Grene, gentleman, born in 1499. He married Elizabeth Worgg, born circa 1503. The were married around early 1520. Their 1st child listed as born during their 1st year of marriage. He re- purchased the estate of Bowridge Hall, at Gillingham in Dorsetshire, the family seat of the three preceding generations. He died on October 2, 1563 at the age of 64. Richard "of Stanfford Ryvera" Greene born 1527. He married Joan Converse in 1550 and died May 3, 1608. Joan was born Abt. 1534 in County Essex, England. She died in 1606. Richard and Joan are buried in the family cemetery of Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church Cemetery. They had at least 8 known children,
(Note” Richard was also the great-great-great-great grandfather of Maj. General Nathanael Greene, who commanded the Southern Continental Army against Gen. Cornwalis.)
(John Greene, son of Thomas, was sent, in 1483, by King Richard III as a messenger bearing a letter from the King to Sir Robert Brackenbury who was then the keeper of the Tower of London. In this letter the King gave orders that his two nephews, "the little Princes in the Tower," should be put to death. Although this iniquitous command was later obeyed by another governor of the Tower, Sir Robert refused to commit murder at his sovereign's behest, and sent his message of refusal back to the King by John Greene. It is a tradition that when King Henry VII came to the throne he bore enmity to this John Greene because he had played (only) the part of a messenger for Richard III in the later's wicked designs, and that John Greene fled from England lest he be captured by the King. It is said that "John the Fugitive" returned to England and for safety assumed the name of John Clarke. Despite his change of name, the identity of John Greene, the Fugitive was discovered, and he again fled from England, his further history being unknown although he is said to have died in 1486 at the family home at Drayton. Source: "The Greene Family and Its Branches", by Lora S. La Mance, Mayflower Publishing Company, Floral Park, NY, 1904, p 34; Gaylord Green, Green/Greene Genealogy, Vol 13; Denny1P@aol.com; Ancestry.com File 96135.exe; FamilySearchØ Ancestral File v4.19;)
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Dr. John "Bridgeford Hill" Greene, Sr.,  born July 28, 1570 in Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, County Dorset, England and was christened June 20,1568 at Northill Chapel, County Bedford. He was listed as a baker in Finchley, County Middlesex, England in 1585. He married Agnes Greene between 1585 and 1590 and died July 26, 1604. John "of Pinchbeck" Greene was born 1591 in Pinchbeck, County Lincoln, England. On Feb 6, 1616 he married Bettrus (Beatrice) Tebbe. He died sometime after 1626 in England. William "of Pinchbeck" Greene  was born Aug 22, 1624 in Pinchbeck, County Lincoln, England. He married Annis Stanfield on 22 Nov 1649. He died September 14, 1658 and was buried in County, Lincoln. Richard "of Hunterdon" Greene  was born in Pinchbeck, County Lincoln in June 1655. He married first Elizabeth Arnold who died early, probably in childbirth. He then married Anne Quincey (born 1659) on Jul 13, 1686. Anne died May 27, 1739. There was a Richard Green, an English Quaker who sailed to America aboard “The Shield” commanded by Daniel Towes. It was only the fourth ship known to have delivered settlers to the west side of the Delaware River. In 1678 on the 10th of December, the "Shield" arrived from Hull. This was the first ship that had ever ascended the river as far as Burlington. Among the English colonists who came on this vessel were Mahlon Stacy, Thomas Lambert, Thomas Newell, John Newbold, and Mr. Barnes, merchant from Hull, Richard Green and John Heyers. It cannot be confirmed if this is the same Richard or a different one. It is believed Richard died before 1720 but actual documentation of his death and burial cannot be found at this time. Source: History of the City of Trenton New Jersey, by John O. Raum.
His son Richard Greene was born March 17, 1740 in Hunterdon Co, NJ and about 1762 he married Eleanor Sullivan who was born in 1740. Together they had 10 children. Richard, along with two of his brothers and two sisters, moved his family away from the Jerssey Settlement and up to an area of Watauga County which at the time was still part of Wilkes County. Richard settled in the area now known as Blowing Rock. He purchased land and built his home on what came to be known as Greene Park where now the Green Park Inn stands. At one time Richard owned as much as 1100 acres which included parts of where the town of Blowing Rock now exists. Included in the land he owned was Flat Top Mtn. Richard died Feb 27, 1794 in Blowing Rock and Eleanor died sometime before 1817. Richard’s son Benjamin Green was born in 1783 and married Mary (Polly) Elrod, born 1788. Benjamin Died in 1855 and was followed five years later by Mary in 1860 . From the Blowing Rock web site - “The first family to settle in Blowing Rock were the Greens who were established by the mid 1800’s on a site known as 
( * indicates those ancestors buried in the family plot at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Boughton, County Northampshire, England )
Green Park. There they helped three prominent business men from Lenoir, NC, including Civil War Veteran Major George Washington Findlay Harper open the Green Park Inn in 1891.
One of Benjamin’s and Polly’s daughters, (Rhoda) Chaney Greene, was born Mar 2, 1814 and died May 5, 1880. She married Lot Estes. Chaney’s younger sister by ten years Susan Emily Greene was born April 26, 1824 and died Nov 11, 1896. She married Samuel Pennell.
There were a dozen decents from Alfred the Great and fifty from Wittekind. They had the blood of Irish, Scotch, Saxon, English and Bohemian Kings;
Original de la Zouche Family Crest
*Walter "2nd Lord of Boketon" De Grene De Boketon, Alexander’s son, was born about 1206 Boughton (Boketon), County Northampton, England in what is now Greenes Norton, County Northampshire, England. He served during the
Alexander De Greene De Boketon, born around 1181 in Harrington, County Northamptonshire, England, is the first Lord De Greene. He is the fountainhead of the Greene line and received his power and titles as a reward from King John in 1202. He was a Knight of King John's court and the great-grandson one of the Norman Nobles who invaded England with William the Conqueror in 1066. John bestowed the Estate of Boughton in Northhampton as a reward for going to Normandy in 1201 and putting down the uprising of Count De La March.
Jeremiah "of Linwood" Greene was born Feb. 1, 1710 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He married Joanna "Hannah" Hunt, born 1712, in 1735 and eventually moved his family to The Jersey Settlement in North Carolina. In 1759 a Cherokee uprising caused Sargeant Jeremiah Green, with Captain Morgan Bryan's scouts, to find and punish the  Indians. This "war" came to an end only when British regular troops, combined with a large South Carolina force and assorted scouts destroyed many of the Cherokee towns in 1760 and 1761. (read the history of the Settlement here) He died Jan. 12, 1763 in Jersey, Davidson County, NC near the Yadkin River which is now part of Linwood, NC
There is no documentaion for the location of Jeremiah’s burial but it is believed Joanna outlived him since she is buried at Silverstone Community Cemetery, in Watagua County, North Carolina along with some of her grown chidren and their familes.
(The history of the Greene family traces back as many as another 60 to 70 generations to as far back as 1200 BC. To view the list of most of those ancestors click here to view the pdf file)
Drayton House Bristol Castle as the ruins appear today - Site of Sir Henry's execution by beheading St. John the Baptist Church and Cemetery St. John the Baptist Church and Cemetery John the Fugitive Sir Robert Grene 1st Silverstone Community Cemetery
they came from ancient Parthian Emperors long before the time of our Lord Jesus Christ; regular heathens; Russian rulers; French Kings; Constantine the Great; and Basil the Great, the Byzantine Emperor.
Some information for the Greene family was gathered here and also here.
Alan de Porhoet La Zouche, Geoffrey’s elder son, continued the De La Zouche name and built it up to some prominence. The two family branches, Alan’s la Zouche and Alexander’s De Grene reconnected and merged several generations later. Alan was born in 1157 and died in 1190.
Coat of Arms for the de Greene family known as the Crest of the Three Stags Alan de Porhoet La Zouche - born 1157 Genealogy researched at Blowing Rock Elizabeth Estes Pennell grave in NC Green Park Inn GREEN FAMILY HISTORY GREEN FAMILY HISTORY The tomb of Sir Henry and Katherine Greene Parish Church of Saint Bartholomew Old Town Map of Greens Norton
*Henry "Sir Lord of Drayton" De Grene (wikipedia) (historyofparliamentonline) was born about 1347 at Greene's Norton and married Mathilda De Mauduit in 1364 when she was just ten years old. She was daughter and heiress of Thomas Mauduit, by whom he had several children .He was Sir, Lord of Drayton, Lord of Greens Norton, was a Knight of the Garter and Lord Chancellor of England. He inherited the family home at the time, DraytonHouse, from his
(Note: It may be possible that Walter de Boketon (later De GREENE) was  also part of the Sixth Crusade. He is listed in the old roles of the 20th and 45th years of Henry I). His title is documented as Sir, Lord, 2nd Baron of Boketon and Crusader for the Crown.)
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Seventh Crusade led by France as Christian armies continued to attempt to regain access to holy places in and near Jerusalem. Walter married about 1230 and died about 1275.
This event precipitated from the King taking the Count's state arranged bride Isabelle in 1200. He had ordered his Nobles to put down the uprising, but they refused. He confiscated their properties and gave them to the loyal knights who performed this task for him. The Boughton Estate was very large with the ranking of a Baronage. 6,000 acres min. were required to have this title. This property was much larger. It is said that at one time the Greenes were the largest landowners in the kingdom. Alexander assumed a surname of his chief estate. De Greene De Boketon, i.e. the Lord of the Park of the Deer Enclosure. A green in the early days was "a park". Boketon is an old, old word meaning the bucks' (bokes) ton or paled-in enclosure. For a long time De Greene De Boketon was used on all official documents over time it was shortened to De Greene. Alexander died in 1236.          .
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*Thomas "5th Lord of Boketon" De Grene followed in 1288 or 1292. Most historical records indicate on October 23, in 1297 he married a distant  cousin Lucie "Lady of Boketon" La Zouche daughter of Lord Eudo La Zouche and Lady Millicent De Cantilupe. She and her parents were also of Royal descent. Lady Lucie de la Zouche was a direct descendant of Henry I of France on her mother’s side. If the 1288 birth and 1297 marriage dates prove accurate, it would make Thomas all of nine years old when he married Lucie. This could have been an arranged marriage to rejoin the family branches and lock in the royal blood line. Lucie’s grandfather, Alan La Zouche was a benefactor of the Knights Templars, to whom he gave lands at Sibford, and to the Belmeis family foundation of Buildwas Abbey. Thomas’ titles included Sir, Lord of Broughton, 5th Baron Lord de Grene and High
(Family split and re-connection 5 generations later)  Click for larger view
During the reign of Henry IV, 1422-1471, with the attendant French wars, the Patriotic De Greenes dropped the patrician "De" as too Frenchy in sound for Englishmen, as they now considered themselves.
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