William Green Home, Ewing, NJ
Josselin Castle, Brittany, France
Drayton House, near Lowick, Northamptonshire UK
Pennell Home, Wilkes County, NC
Ashby de la Zouch Castle, Leicestershire, England
Sir Simon de Drayton built Drayton House around 1300. The house was property of the Green family for five generations. Sir Henry Green1362 - 1370 Chief Justice of the King's Bench Sir Henry Greene II  1370 - 1399 Ralph Green 1400 - 1417 John Green 1417 - 1433 Henry Green 1433 - 1467 The first two (both the Henrys) were our direct ancestors. More info click here.
The Castle Estense or Castle of Saint Michele Ferrara, Italy
Ducal Palace of Estensi now Guildhall
During the Iron Age the city of Este was a major centre of the Veneti and later, during the 2nd century BC, it became a Roman colony. In the Late Antiquity, Este was wrecked by barbarian invasions and arose again only after the 10th century, when Azzo II d'Este built a castle there and named himself and his family after it.(wikipedia) Click here for the Castle Web Site The House of Este held the city until 1240, when they moved their capital to Ferrara
Once the Estes family moved their capital to Ferrara, they orignially lived at The Ducal Palace of Estensi, now Guildhall.. The Palace was built in 1264 and was one home for the Estes family in Ferrara until the late 1380’s.
The Palazzo Schifanoia
Another home for the family Estes in Ferrara was this Palazzo Schifanola. Both remained in the Estes family even after the move to the Castle Estense in the late 1380”s.
(view on Google Earth at 44° 50′ 09.66″ N, 11° 37′ 08.80″ E)
(view on Google Earth at 44° 49′ 51.6″ N, 11° 37′ 44.4″ E)
(view on Google Earth at   44° 50′ 15″ N, 11° 37′ 10″ E)
(view on Google Earth at 52.745435°N 1.465685°W)
(view on Google Earth at   47° 57′ 8″ N, 2° 32′ 50″ W)
(view on Google Earth at 52° 24′ 33.59″ N, 0° 35′ 9.06″ W)
(view on Google Earth at   40°15'54.05"N,  74°46'38.34"W)
Ashby de la Zouch Castle is in the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England.The ruins have been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and they are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is managed by English Heritage. The site originated as a Norman fortified manor house in the 12th century founded by Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch, out of Breton, France. During the next three centuries it was extended by his descendants, but when the Zouch succession line ended in the 14th Century, the castle changed ownership many times. In 1461, the castle reverted to the Crown after the then owner James Butler, the 5th Earl of Ormonde, was executed after the Battle of Towton. (from wikipedia)
(view on Google Earth at  45°13'48.04"N,  11°39'25.20"E)
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It is a moated medieval structure in the center of Ferrara, northern Italy. It is a large block with four corner towers. Visit the Castle Web Site here or the Castle Wikipedia page
By 1385 famine and floods had angered the citizens and protest and revolt caused Niccolò II d'Este to fear for his life. So he ordered the construction of the Castle Estense.
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Josselin Castle (French: Château de Josselin, Breton: Kastell Josilin, Latin: Castellum Joscelini) is a medieval castle at Josselin, in the Morbihan department of Brittany, France, first built in the 11th century and rebuilt at various times since. It has been designated as a monument historique since 1928. (from wikipedia) Read the very early history of the Green Family and learn how we are related. Still inhabited by the original founding family, it makes them our cousins several centuries removed! Guéthénoc, vicomte of Porhoët, Rohan and Guéméné, began to build the first castle on the site around the year 1008, choosing a rocky promontory overlooking the valley of the Oust. The new fortress was named after Guéthénoc's son, Goscelinus.The name is recorded in the Cartulary of Redon Abbey (1080) as castellum et castrum Goscelini, but already by 1108 it was appearing as Castellum Joscelini.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle is in the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England.The ruins have been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and they are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is managed by English Heritage. The site originated as a Norman fortified manor house in the 12th century founded by Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch, out of Breton, France. During the next three centuries it was extended by his descendants, but when the Zouch succession line ended in the 14th Century, the castle changed ownership many times. In 1461, the castle reverted to the Crown after the then owner James Butler, the 5th Earl of Ormonde, was executed after the Battle of Towton. (from wikipedia)
Some of our ancestors’ residents were the largest around. Here you can visit some of these homes from castles to estates fit for royalty
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The site chosen for the castle was excellent from both the commercial and the military points of view, and since the 9th century there had also existed an annual pilgrimage in September to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Bramble (Notre-Dame du Roncier), which added greatly to the wealth of the lords and people of Josselin. The castle is today still occupied by the original family. You can visit the Château de Josselin web site and learn more.
Construction on The William Green House, as it stands today, was began in 1717. (It was the first brick home in the area) The house is located on The College of New Jersey campus in Ewing, NJ and is listed on the state and national Registers of historic places and is a significant example of colonial farmhouse architecture. Including William Sr, there were five generations of the Green family to occupy the house. The house was lost due to debt from an endeavour by Henry sometime in the late 1880s. Our direct connection is only to William Sr. Our ancestor, Jeremiah, was the second to the last of William’s eleven children and left New Jersey for North Carolina in his 30s. His father left the house and half the land to another son, William, Jr. (more info click here)
The only information about this house is that it belonged to probably both Samuel and Benjamin Pennell. It still stands today in Wilkes County and is occupied but not by any decendants or family members.
Palazzo Ducale of Sassuolo
(view on Google Earth at 44° 32′ 33″ N, 10° 46′ 48″ E)
The only information about this house is that it belonged to probably both Samuel and Benjamin Pennell. It still stands today in Wilkes County and is occupied but not by any decendants or family members.
The site chosen for the castle was excellent from both the commercial and the military points of view, and since the 9th century there had also existed an annual pilgrimage in September to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Bramble (Notre-Dame du Roncier), which added greatly to the wealth of the lords and people of Josselin. The castle is today still occupied by the original family. You can visit the Château de Josselin web site and learn more.
This palace was obtained by but never occupied by Niccolò III d'Este from the Della Rosa family but was not used by the Estes family until Borso d'Este had it rebuilt in1456.(wikipedia)
Another home for the family Estes in Ferrara was this Palazzo Schifanola. Both remained in the Estes family even after the move to the Castle Estense in the late 1380”s.
This palace was obtained by but never occupied by Niccolò III d'Este from the Della Rosa family but was not used by the Estes family until Borso d'Este had it rebuilt in1456.(wikipedia)
It is a moated medieval structure in the center of Ferrara, northern Italy. It is a large block with four corner towers. Visit the Castle Web Site here or the Castle Wikipedia page
By 1385 famine and floods had angered the citizens and protest and revolt caused Niccolò II d'Este to fear for his life. So he ordered the construction of the Castle Estense.
Sir Simon de Drayton built Drayton House around 1300. The house was property of the Green family for five generations. Sir Henry Green1362 - 1370 Chief Justice of the King's Bench Sir Henry Greene II  1370 - 1399 Ralph Green 1400 - 1417 John Green 1417 - 1433 Henry Green 1433 - 1467 The first two (both the Henrys) were our direct ancestors. More info click here.
Castello di Este in Este, Italy
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Construction on The William Green House, as it stands today, was began in 1717. (It was the first brick home in the area) The house is located on The College of New Jersey campus in Ewing, NJ and is listed on the state and national Registers of historic places and is a significant example of colonial farmhouse architecture. Including William Sr, there were five generations of the Green family to occupy the house. The house was lost due to debt from an endeavour by Henry sometime in the late 1880s. Our direct connection is only to William Sr. Our ancestor, Jeremiah, was the second to the last of William’s eleven children and left New Jersey for North Carolina in his 30s. His father left the house and half the land to another son, William, Jr. (more info click here)
During the Iron Age the city of Este was a major centre of the Veneti and later, during the 2nd century BC, it became a Roman colony. In the Late Antiquity, Este was wrecked by barbarian invasions and arose again only after the 10th century, when Azzo II d'Este built a castle there and named himself and his family after it.(wikipedia) Click here for the Castle Web Site The House of Este held the city until 1240, when they moved their capital to Ferrara
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Josselin Castle (French: Château de Josselin, Breton: Kastell Josilin, Latin: Castellum Joscelini) is a medieval castle at Josselin, in the Morbihan department of Brittany, France, first built in the 11th century and rebuilt at various times since. It has been designated as a monument historique since 1928. (from wikipedia) Read the very early history of the Green Family and learn how we are related. Still inhabited by the original founding family, it makes them our cousins several centuries removed! Guéthénoc, vicomte of Porhoët, Rohan and Guéméné, began to build the first castle on the site around the year 1008, choosing a rocky promontory overlooking the valley of the Oust. The new fortress was named after Guéthénoc's son, Goscelinus.The name is recorded in the Cartulary of Redon Abbey (1080) as castellum et castrum Goscelini, but already by 1108 it was appearing as Castellum Joscelini.
Once the Estes family moved their capital to Ferrara, they orignially lived at The Ducal Palace of Estensi, now Guildhall.. The Palace was built in 1264 and was one home for the Estes family in Ferrara until the late 1380’s.
Some of our ancestors’ residents were the largest around. Here you can visit some of these homes from castles to estates fit for royalty
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