|MARK GREEN 1615 - 1660
|WILLIAM GREEN 1643 - 1705
Mark Green was baptised on the 25th of April 1615 at Husborne Crawley,
Bedfordshire; the son of William Green, weaver.
The Parish Register does not give the name of the mother so it is not certain if she was Margaret, who was William Green's wife when he died in 1625.
Mark was only nine when his father died. His
father left him £3 so that he could be bound apprentice as soon as a
place fitting could be found for him. It is not known to what
trade he was apprenticed. There is a gap from 1625 to
1644. During this time Mark married
These were troubled times in England. The quarrel between King Charles I and his parliament had come to a head and civil war had broken out. Many Parish Registers for this period are faulty so there may have been other children.
Park Lane (approx. 1905)
William Green was born in the time of Charles I during the time of the Civil War. He was the son of Mark and Judith Green and was baptised at Sandy, Bedfordshire on the 10th of February 1643/4.
His father died when he was 16 and his mother two years later. Five years later, when he was 23, he married his first wife, Elizabeth Miers, on the 30th of August 1667 at Great Barford. William and Elizabeth set up home in Roxton.
Roxton - High Street
Their first child, John, was baptised on the 5th of
October 1668 followed by a daughter, Elizabeth, baptised on the 14th of
October 1670 In 1671, William Green appears on the Hearth Tax
William Green, labourer, was buried on the 17th of April 1705. He was 61 years old.