GREEN, Thomas I, of Bridgnorth, Salop.
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It was no doubt this Thomas Green who as ‘of Bridgnorth’ stood surety in June 1403 for the Exchequer lessee of lands in ‘Achesley’ (?Astley) Shropshire, following the death of the previous lessee, John Farnales*, and who was summoned with other alleged malefactors, including John Bruyn*, to appear before the King’s bench sitting at Shrewsbury in the Trinity term of 1414, but failed to do so. He once rented from the earl of Stafford a tenement and garden ‘subtus monte’ in Bridgnorth, which by 1438 had come into the possession of Thomas Shingeler.1
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: L. S. Woodger
It is not easy to distinguish this Thomas Green from others of the same (very common) name. The Thomas Green who was probably his father was still alive in 1398: C67/31 m. 9. He is not to be identified with Thomas Green of Malpas, Cheshire, who died before 1407 (DKR, xxxvi (pt. 2), 202-3), nor, perhaps, with the yeoman of the King’s chamber who in 1397 was granted the keepership of Shrawardine park, and in 1398 was warden of Morfe forest near Bridgnorth: CPR, 1396-9, pp. 201, 292, 410; 1399-1401, p. 64.
- 1. CFR, xii. 211; E372/250 m. 39d; KB27/614 rex m. 42; Egerton Roll 2190 m. 1.