of Bedfordshire 

RICHARD GREEN 1683 - 1743  
Richard Green was baptised at Roxton, Bedfordshire on the 9th of February 1682/3. Charles II was on the throne and was
succeeded by his brother James II in 1685. James was not popular because of his Catholic leanings and he abdicated and fled to France when his son-in-law, William of Orange, landed at Torbay in November 1688.  William and his wife, Mary, reigned jointly.  Richard Green was the son of William and Elizabeth Green.  His father was an agricultural labourer and Richard would have been put to work at an early age.  He was 22 when his father died in 1705 and a few months later, on the 2nd of October 1705, he was married to Mary Newall at Great Barford church of All Saints. 

Great Barford, Bridge over the River Ouse

This is an old church with a fifteenth century tower.  There were two inns, The White Hart and The Anchor, one on either side of the church.  The village pound was by the

 Richard and Mary have a family of eight children, William, baptised the 26th of September 1708, named after his grandfather; Thomas, baptised the 11th of September 1709; Mary, baptised the 25th of February 1711/2;
Elizabeth, baptised the 21st of November 1714; Richard, baptised 3rd March, 1716/7.  The first child, William, must have died as a second William was baptised on the 18th of January 1718/9.  Jane, baptised the 25th of November
1720.  Their last child, Ann, was baptised on the 16th of September 1722 but was buried 14 months later on the 24th of November 1923.
Two years later on 14th November, 1725, Richard's wife Mary was buried.
This left Richard with several young children and the following year he married Elizabeth Walton on 10th October, 1726. Richard and Elizabeth had four children, Sarah baptised 1st October,
1727, Ann baptised 31st May, 1730, Edward baptised 12th March, 1731/2.
Their last child was John baptised on 28th April, 1734 and buried five months later on 11th September. Richard's second wife was
buried on 14th May, 1738. There was a burial at Carlton, a village some way away on 14th
December, 1743 of a Richard Green, a poor old man, who might be this Richard, if so he would be 60 years old.