GREEN, Henry, of Hereford.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

?related to Hugh Green, rector of St. Nicholas, Hereford in 1502.

Offices Held

Common councilman, Hereford by 1564.


On 17 Mar. 1563 Green was licensed to be absent from Parliament ‘for his weighty affairs’. At the beginning of the second session there was an outbreak of plague at Hereford, and despite the mayor’s opinion that it was not serious, restrictions were placed on the movements of the inhabitants. Green nevertheless came up to attend Parliament, no colleague being mentioned as accompanying him. On the motion of Sir William Cecil, no less, he was sent home (2 Oct. 1566), after receiving ‘some sharp words’ at the hands of the Privy Council, and there was some doubt as to whether he was entitled to claim his wages. It was decided, however, that as he had ‘in the election ... behaved himself honestly, orderly, and like a good burgess’ he was to be paid ‘such ordinary allowances as are made in semblable cases’.

Green was classed by the bishop of Hereford as ‘neuter’ in religion. No will or grant of administration has been found and it is not known when he died.

CPR, 1563-6, p. 11; Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 15; CJ, i. 69; D’Ewes, 122; HMC 13th Rep. IV, 328.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge