Giles Green

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Giles Green was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1648.

Green was the son of John Greene a merchant of Dorchester and a friend of Rev John White.[1] He was a prominent citizen of Weymouth, and the town records show payments to him "towards a key and slipp which he hath built upon the town ground on the East side of his house in Hell Lane".

In 1621 Green was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Weymouth.[2] The "Visitation of Dorset" in 1623 disclaimed him and he is listed at Dorchester as having "usurped the name of Gentleman without authoritie". In 1624, he was one of the founders of the Dorchester Company, an early venture at colonising New England.[1] He became MP for Weymouth again in 1625 after the elected representative found another seat. He was re-elected MP for Weymouth again in 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Corfe CastleCorfe Castle and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. Green was of Allington, Dorset, but moved to Dorchester on 24 September 1634 because of his own and his wife's sickness.[1]

In November 1640, Green was elected MP for Corfe Castle in the Long Parliament. He became Receiver of Yorkshire, and from 1645 was a Commissioner of the Navy. He was secluded in 1648 under Pride's Purge.

Green married Elizabeth Hill of Poundsford Park in Somerset. His son later became clerk of the New River Company. His daughter, Katherine married Roger Hill, another Dorset MP, in 1635.[1] Another daughter Sarah married John Bland of London as she named her son Giles Bland after her father.

References[edit]

  • D Brunton & D H Pennington, Members of the Long Parliament (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1954)
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Charles Caesar
Robert Bateman
Bernard Michell
John Roy
Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
1621–1622
With: John Freke
Matthew Pitt
Christopher Erle
Succeeded by
Arthur Pyne
Sir Thomas Myddelton
Henry Waltham
John Freke
Preceded by
Arthur Pyne
Thomas Myddelton
John Freke
Henry Waltham
Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
1625-1626
With: Arthur Pyne
Bernard Michell
Succeeded by
Hugh Pyne
Thomas Gyard
Lewis Dyve
Henry Waltham
Preceded by
Edward Daccombe
Sir Robert Napier, 2nd Baronet
Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle
1628-1629
With: Sir Francis Nethersale
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Thomas Jermyn
Henry Jermyn
Member of Parliament for Corfe Castle
1640-1648
With: Sir Francis Windebank
John Borlase
Francis Chettel
Succeeded by
Not represented in Rump Parliament