GREEN, Andrew (by 1523-66), of Dunwich, Suff.
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b. by 1523. m. Alice, 1da.1
Alderman, Dunwich 1555, bailiff ?1558, 1559, 1561.2
Little has come to light about Andrew Green, who was a kinsman of the Coppyn family; in 1544 he witnessed the will of George Coppyn. His election to Parliament in 1555 is probably to be explained by this connexion as much as by his own position in the town. Nothing is known about his part in the House. He was a merchant engaged partly in overseas trade or the fishing industry, owning at least one boat at his death, in 1566 the value of goods in his shops was estimated at more than £140. He made his will on 18 Aug. 1566, leaving the greater part of his property, silver and farming stock to his wife for life; after her death the houses and land in Dunwich were to descend to his son-in-law Thomas Jentilman of Southwold and his wife Margaret; they also received a tenement in Southwold and £80 in wares and debts. A half-share in a boat went to Green’s nephew Richard Clarke, and shops in Dunwich to George Waller. There were bequests totalling £33 to other relatives and to the poor of Dunwich, Southwold and Westleton. The sole executor of the will, proved on 7 Oct. 1566, was another nephew, William Green.3