Notes for Richard "of Stanfford Ryvera" Greene: Succeeded to Bowridge Hill on the death of his brother, Peter. By his will, dated May 10, 1606, and proved May 3, 1608, he made bequests to his children and grandchildren, and appointed his "son and heir apparent, Richard Greene," his executor. As no record of his burial nor of the baptisms of his elder children is found in the Parish Register of Gillingham, it is probable they were recorded in one of the hamlets of the parish where he resided prior to his succession to the estates of his elder brother.
A final concord was made between RICHARD GRENE, quer., and WILLIAM CONVERS, deforc., about three acres of arable land with the appurtenances in Navestock, the consideration being forty pounds sterling. Feet of Fines, Co. of Essex, Easter Term, 36th Elisabeth. SOURCE: Appendix 5, Page 859
Will of WILLIAM CONVERS, of Stapulford Abbott, co. Essex, yeman. Dated 20 April 1555 I bequeath to the high altar, for tithes forgotten, 3s. 4d. I give to the poor, to be distributed at my burial, 40s. I give my house [? in] Collyard Rroo in the dominion of Havering at Bowre, called Gouldsmythes, with all my lands thereto belonging, to William Converse the younger, my nevye and son of Edward Convers my sonne, late deceased; also all the house I now dwell in called Watters, lying in Stapulford Abbot, and one rood of mede in Lamborne, to enjoy the same, both free and copyhold at his full age of 20 years after my decease and not before. I bequeath to John Harrod and Anne his wife, a lease of 20 years in the foresaid house called Gooldsmythes, afterwards referred to as for 21 years, at a yearly rent of 31li., until the said William Conyers the younger come to his full age of 21. If the said William die without issue, I bequeath the premises called Gooldsmythes then to Anne Harrod, my daughter, she paying to my daughter Joan of London and her heirs, 40 li.; and the land in Lamborne to Margaret Mayster my daughter, she paying 30 li. to JOAN GRENE my daughter, and 20 li. to Margaret Convers, my son Edward's daughter at her marriage. I will that 10 li. be bestowed upon the highways between Pissingforth Bridge and Mr. Taverner's house. I give to Elizabeth Convers, widow, 5 li. To William Convers her son, 10 li. at his age of 21. To Margaret her daughter, 40s. on her marriage. I bequeath to Margaret Mayster my daughter, 5 li.,to William her son, 10 li. and to John and Edward her sons, 40s. apiece at their full ages. I give to Jone my daughter, 5 li.,to Peter and Edward her sons, 40s. apiece at their ages of 21. To Amie, my daughter, 5 1i.; to her son, 40s. at his full age of 21 and to her daughters, 40s apiece on their days of marriage. To Jane my daughter and her three daughters, 40s. apiece. Item, to my brother John, 40s. To his wife 20s To each of his children, 6s. 8d. I give to Elizabeth Skynner, my sister's daughter, 20s. To William Anbeard, 5 ls Exors: John Mayster of Stapulford Abbot and John Harwarde of Collye Roe, my sonne in Lawys. Overseers: RYCHARDE GRENE of Stanfford Ryvera and Thomas Henningwaye of London, my other sonne in Lawe. Witn: Robert Lewys, clerke, Richard Godfery, John Pease, Thomas Luckings, John Porter, Arthur Rede, John Clake and Robarte Hacbottyll.
SOURCE: The Converse Family and Allied Families by by Charles Allen Converse. "Some Records of Convers, Converse, etc., thus far found in England and France", Appendix 5, Page 862 URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~converse/books/44.html
More About Richard "of Stanfford Ryvera" Greene: Burial: Saint Mary the Virgin Parish Church Cemetery, Gillingham, County Dorset, ENGLAND.
More About Richard "of Stanfford Ryvera" Greene and Joan Converse: Marriage: 1550, East Bridford, County Nottingham, England.
Children of Richard "of Stanfford Ryvera" Greene and Joan Converse are:
+Richard Greene, b. 1550, Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, County Dorset, England, d. August 22, 1660, Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, County Dorset, England.