Henry Greene Esq.1

b. circa 1619, d. 5 August 1700

7th great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
9th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Henry Greene Esq. was born circa 1619 (deposed age 30 in 1652, age 40 in 1659, age 54 in 1673).1,2 He married first Mary.3 He married second widow Mary Hussey Page, daughter of Capt. Christopher Hussey, on 10 March 1691/92.3,1 He died on 5 August 1700 in Hampton, New Hampshire.1
     Henry Greene (or Green), a councillor and judge, was born as early as 1620 in England. He was of Hampton within a few years after the first settlement of the town in 1638, for in May 1644 certain lands were granted to him in exchange for other lands then in his possession. He bought the house lot first granted to Arthur Clarke (on the Perry estate), and perhaps lived there for a time, but in 1653 he was living on the south side of Taylor's River. He was a millwright by trade and a mill owner, but he was also a prominent man in the town and province. He was twice chosen a commissioner to settle the Salisbury line, was selectman two years, assistant of the Inferior Court, a justice of the Court of Sessions, councillor from 1685 to 1689, and again from 1692 to 1698, and Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 1697-8. At the council board and on the bench his influence was very great, while his sterling character won the respect of the people, so that important trusts were consigned to his hands. Being a justice during the Mason controversy, however, he then shared the unpopularity of the courts.3,2

Additional Data
In his will dated 2 August 1700 and proved 20 and 23 August 1700, Henry Greene bequeaths to wife Mary; sons Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; daughters Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Cass, and the three children she had by James Chase; Mary, wife of Peter Green, and Hannah, sometime wife of John Asy.1

"Henry Green, Esqr. Aged above 80 years, for Severall years a member of the Counsell untill by age he layed downe that place but a Justice till he died which was the 5 August, 1700."4,5

Children of Henry Greene Esq. and Mary (—?—) (Greene)


  1. [S876] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660, A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, Churches, Courts and other Contemporary Sources (Boston: n.pub., 1908; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), 84.
  2. [S869] Charles Thornton Libby, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Maine: The Southward Press, 1928), 285.
  3. [S885] Joseph Dow and Lucy E. Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: from its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892 (n.p.: L.E. Dow, 1893), 739.
  4. [S885] Joseph Dow and Lucy E. Dow, History of Hampton, 739-740, citing town records of Hampton.
  5. [S876] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 84, citing town [Hampton] record.
  6. [S869] Charles Thornton Libby, GDMNH, 286.