Benjamin Buck Greene
Benjamin Buck Greene (1808 – 3 April 1902) was a Governor of the Bank of England.
Born the son of Benjamin Greene, Greene was educated at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds. Green went to Saint Kitts in 1829 to look after his father's interests. Through his wife's family connections, Greene formed a partnership with James and Henry Blyth, who controlled much of the external trade and sugar production of Mauritius, in 1846. Blyths and Greene, merchants and shipowners, became one of London's largest colonial merchants and shipowners importing sugar from Mauritius and then exporting British goods back there again. He converted Spooner's Estate on Saint Kitts to steam-powered milling in the 1870s.
In 1837 Greene married Isabella Elizabeth Blyth, daughter of Thomas Blyth, a wealthy ship merchant. She died in 1888. They had three sons and three daughters. His son Henry David Greene became a barrister and Conservative MP.
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