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ROGER GREEN is considered by some genealogists to be either the father or uncle of TIMOTHY GREEN. Roger- Green enrolled "Sizar" (meaning he enrolled as a student at reduced fees) at St. Catherine's, Cambridge, Easter of 1631. He received his B.A. 1634--35 and his M.A. 1638, ordained a priest 9 March 1638-39. He is next noted in Nansemond County, Virginia ministering to the inhabitants there. He is credited with founding North Carolina's first settlement in July 1653 on the bank of the Roanoke River, and on the south side of the Chowan and tributary streams. The grant reads as follows: "Upon the petition of Roger Green, Clerk (title applied only to ministers of the Church of England), on behalf of himself and the Inhabitants of Nansemond River, it is ordered by the present Grand Assembly, that 10,000 acres of land be granted unto 100 such persons who shall first seat (settle) on the Moratuck or Roanoke Rivers and the branches thereof---provided that such seaters settle advantageously for security...... that there be granted the said Roger Green the rights of 1,000 acres of land.
(Hening I, p.380) Reverend Roger Green returned to England where on 2 September 1661, he presented a pamphlet to the Lord and Bishop of London, entitled "Virginia's Cure", in order to show the unhappy state of the Church in Virginia and the remedy of it. He was also one who examined into the competency of all ministers of the colony. He officiated at Jamestown, and was still living in 1671.
(Colonial Church in Virginia, p.246)


Born abt1650
Married Abt 1673, Anne Farneffold, Northumberland Co., VA
Anne was the daughter of Minister John Farneffold of Fairfield Parish in Northumberland County, Virginia, circa 1673. The births of their children are registered in the Parish of St. Stephen's Church in Northumberland Co
1) Farnefold b. 30 May 1674
m. ca 1697 Hannah Kent Smithwick
ch: Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Farnifold, James, Jane
d. 1714 Killed by Tuscarora Indians
2) Titus b.
ch: Farnifold
Titus a Planter, lived on plantation next to Farnefold in October 1711, Bath Co., NC was assigned a patent for 400 acres in Westmoreland County, Virginia 18 March 1662, due by new right for transporting 8 persons. (This land was first granted to Richard Codsford in 1654 and then to Henry Patton in 1657. If they did not clear part of the acreage as required in a certain amount of time, the land was granted to someone else.) The land was an the south side of the Petomeck (Potomic) River known by name Sandy or Raggett Point.
(Cavaliers and Pioneers, 1623-66, Patent Book 4, p.365)

On 8 October 1668, 'Tymothy Green's land and Machotic path are mentioned as adjoining 600 acres in Northumberland County patented to Phillip Evans and Hugh Harris.
(Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol.II, p.51)

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