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  • ID: I116034937
  • Name: Thomas Jr. GREEN
  • Given Name: Thomas Jr.
  • Surname: Green
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: in Bobbing Manor, Kent Co, England
  • Death: 1651 in St. Mary's Co, MD
  • Note:
    Name: *Thomas Jr GREEN
    * Sex: M
    * Title: Governor
    * Birth: in Bobbing Manor, Kent County, England
    * Death: 1651 in St Mary' s Co, Maryland
    * Burial: 1651 St Mary's Chapel Cemetery, St Mary's Co, Maryland
    * Reference Number: 9419
    * Note:

    In 1633 Thomas became an investor in a London holding company which
    promised a profit from the trade of the newly formed colony of
    Maryland. Thomas was one of the gentlemen adventurers and a passenger
    on the Ark and Dove which sailed from Cowels, Isle of Wright on
    November 22, 1633 and arrived at Maryland March 25, 1634.

    Thomas married Ann Cox in 1634 and they built their home, known as
    "St Anne's" on Green's Freehold. Their home was located in the
    Townland plantation about a half mile east of St Mary's City. It was
    bordered by St Mary's River and St Andrew's Creek and St Thomas' Lot,
    or the sister's Freehold, the home of Margaret and Mary Brent. Thomas
    was residing here when he received a patient for Green's Freehold on
    October 15, 1639. The house was a two story building, with frame
    sides and brick gable ends and was reported to still be in existence
    in 1820. Thomas sold the plantation to George Brinks in 1644.

    Thomas was summoned by Govenor Calvert and in 1639 formed a council
    which later would become the Council of State, of which Thomas was a

    By 1640 Thomas had received a grant for 1500 acres which comprised
    part of Kent Island and the whole of Popley's (Popular) Island.
    Thomas named this after his ancestral home of Bobbing Manor, Kent,
    England and gave him the title of Lord of Bobbling Manor. He sold
    Bobbling Manor on February 8, 1650 to Thomas Hawkins of London.

    In 1644 the colony was in turmoil. Richard Ingle was accused of
    treason against the king and escaped. He returned the following year
    and invaded and captured St Mary's City. At this time many of the
    colonist took refuge in Virginia, while Ingle and his adherents
    plundered and destroyed the homes and possessions on the colonists.
    Govenor Calvert raised a force of Virginians and Maryland and
    reclaimed the town. Calvert offered a pardon to those who took the
    Oath of Fidelity.

    Governor Calvert died on June 9, 1647, but before his death he had
    selected Thomas Green, a council member, as his successor. Thomas was
    the second Provincial Governor of Maryland. During Green's term he
    prevented ant attempt to disturb the peace of the colony. He issued
    warrants prohibiting entry into the colony by the Protestants
    adherents and monitored the Indian troubles. In 1647 he expanded the
    militia due to the trouble with the Nanticoe and Wicomico Indians.

    On January 17, 1648, Margaret Brent, perhaps the earliest advocate of
    woman's suffrage, demanded to have a vote in the house. This request
    was denied by the Court and Governor Green denied her the right to

    Governor Green's administration lasted only 14 months and on August
    6, 1648, Lord Baltimore replaced Green with the Virginian and
    Protestant William Stone. In England the struggle between the King
    and the Protestant dominated Parliament ended when King Charles I was
    executed in 1649.. Parliament issued a decree making it treason to
    acknowledge Charles the Prince of Wales, as King of England. At this
    time Green was acting as deputy governor during Governor Stone's
    visit to Virginia, and proclaimed Prince Charles as King of England
    as did Governor Barkley of Virginia.

    An Act Concerning Religion was passed by the General Assembly on
    April 21, 1649, granting religious liberty to all Christians
    proclaiming religious toleration and a Freedom of Consciences. Among
    the fourteen signers of this act was Thomas Green.

    Thomas remained a member of the council through 1649 and 1650 until
    he was discharged from all his offices on August 6, 1650, for
    usurping authority.

    Thomas and his family probably resided on "Green's Rest" before 1644
    when "Green's Free

    Father: Thomas Sr. GREEN b: in Bobbing Manor, Kent Co, England
    Mother: Margaret WEBB b: in Kent County, England

    Marriage 1 Winifred SEYBOURN b: in England
      1. Has Children Francis GREEN b: 1649 in Green's Rest, Port Tobacco, Charles Co, MD

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