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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES GRE

Sampson; Jane Freeborne, who married (first
name unknown) Thomas; Priscilla Freeborne; and
Ann Freeborne. Her nephew was John Hammond
Dorsey (1718-1774). CHILDREN. Three, sex and
names unknown, all died young. PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Anglican. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES:
second generation burgess and councilor; closely
related to several important Maryland families.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant. PUB-
LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House,
Anne Arundel County, 1701/2-1704 (elected to
the 2nd session; Aggrievances 5), 1704-1707
(Laws 1-5, chairman 4), 1708A (Laws, probably
chairman), 1708B (Laws, chairman 1; appointed
to Council after the 1st session of 1708B-1711
Assembly); Upper House, 1709-1711 (appointed
before the 2nd session), 1712-1713 (died before
the 3rd session). OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFICES:
Council, 1708-1713; associate justice, Court of
Chancery, 1709-1713. LOCAL OFFICES: justice,
Anne Arundel County 1702-1709 (quorum); St.
Margaret's Parish Vestry, Anne Arundel County,
1707. MILITARY SERVICE: major, 1701/2-1707;
colonel, 1707. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 615 acres. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED: on November 19, 1713. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £1,474.14.11 sterling (in-
cluding 16 slaves). LAND: probably ca. 615 acres.

GREENBERRY (GREENBURY), NICHOLAS

(1627-1697). BORN: in 1627 in England. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1674 as a free adult with his wife and
two children. RESIDED: in Anne Arundel County.

MARRIED Ann (1648-1698). CHILDREN. SON:

Charles Greenberry (1672-1 713), who married Ra-
chel (?-1748/49), daughter of John Stimpson.
DAUGHTERS: Katherine, who married first, Henry
Ridgeley (1669-1699/1700), son of Henry Ridge-
ley (?-1710), and second, John Howard; Ann, who
married John Hammond (ca.. 1665-1742/43); and
Elizabeth (1678-1719/20), who married in 1697
Robert Goldsborough (1660-1746). PRIVATE CA-
REER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
TION: Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITES:
immigrated with three servants; Gent, on arrival.
OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; merchant. PUB-

LIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Associators'

Convention, Anne Arundel County, 1690-1692
(elected to the 2nd or 3rd session); Grand Com-
mittee of Twenty, 1690-1692; Upper House,
1692-1693 (Laws 1), 1694-1697. OTHER PROVIN-
CIAL OFFICES: Council, 1691-1697 (president,
1693-1694); justice, Provincial Court, 1691-1694
(quorum); chancellor, 1693/94-1694. LOCAL OF-

FICE: justice, Anne Arundel County, 1686-1692
(quorum, 1689-1692). MILITARY SERVICE: cap-
tain, 1686-1687, 1689-1691; major, 1691-1692;
colonel, 1692-1697. STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE
ISSUES: his initial attitude toward the revolution of
1689 is uncertain, but he supported the new gov-
ernment by the late spring of 1690 and he rose
rapidly in colonial politics after the revolution; his
appointment as president of the Council, and thus
acting chief executive, by Edmund Andros in
1693, was strongly opposed by Sir Thomas Law-
rence. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT

FIRST ELECTION: over 700 acres. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on December 17, 1697. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £1,045.15.3 sterling (including 6
slaves and 1 servant); FB, £903.5.8, cash balance
in England of £363.12.4. LAND: ca. 700 acres.

GREENE, LEONARD (?-1688). BORN: in St.
Mary's County; probably second son. NATIVE.
second generation. RESIDED: in St. Mary's County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Thomas Greene
(?-ca. 1651/52). MOTHER probably Winifred,
widow of Nicholas Harvey. She subsequently mar-
ried Robert Clarke (ca. 1611-1664). BROTHERS:
Thomas; Robert, who married Mary, daughter of
William Boreman (ca. 1630-1709); and Francis.

MARRIED Anne. CHILDREN. SON: Thomas. DAUGH-
TERS: Winifred, who married Francis Wheeler;
Mary, who married Francis Marbury; and Marga-
ret, who married Joseph Alvey. PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:

Catholic. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: second

generation burgess; godson of Gov. Leonard Cal-
vert. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter; possibly
also mercantile activity. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLA-
TIVE SERVICE: Lower House, St. Mary's City,
1682-1684. LOCAL OFFICES: constable, St.
George's Hundred, St. Mary's County, 1676; dep-
uty sheriff, St. Mary's County, 1679. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: will probated on July 4, 1688. PER-
SONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £238.12.7 sterling (in-
cluding 1 slave and 3 servants). LAND 1,300 acres.

GREENE, THOMAS (?--ca. 1651/52). BORN in
England. IMMIGRATED: in 1633/34 as a free adult.
RESIDED: in St. Mary's County. FAMILY BACK-
GROUND. BROTHER: Robert, Esq. MARRIED first,
Ann Cox. MARRIED second, in 1643 Millicent
Browne. MARRIED third, by 1647 Winifred Sey-
born, widow of Nicholas Harvey. She subse-
quently married Robert Clarke (ca. 1611-1664).
CHILDREN. SONS Thomas; Leonard Greene (?-
1688), who married Ann; Robert, who married
Mary, daughter of William Boreman (ca. 1630-

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