Edward Greene (MP)
Greene was the son of Benjamin Greene, a West Indies proprietor, who established the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds in 1799. Greene was educated at the Grammar School at Bury St Edmunds and in 1836 took over the management of the brewery company from his father. He expanded and diversified the company significantly, doubling the brewery workforce to fifty and increasing output to 40,000 barrels a year by 1870. Greene introduced unprecedented benefits for his workforce including a pension scheme and new standards of housing for his workers. He was a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Suffolk and a master of the Suffolk Fox Hounds.
Greene married firstly in 1840 Emily Smythies, daughter of Rev. G Smythies of Stanground near Peterborough, and secondly in 1870 Caroline Dorothea Hoste, daughter of Charles Prideaux Brune and widow of Rear Admiral Sir William Hoste. His son Edward succeeded as brewer and MP.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Edward Greene
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Lord Alfred Hervey and
|Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
With: Joseph Hardcastle to 1874
Lord Francis Hervey 1874–1880
Joseph Hardcastle 1880–1885
Lord Francis Hervey
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