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Re: HENRY-1 GREELAND; d. NJ ca. 1695
Posted by: Ruthe Baker Date: March 25, 1999 at 10:34:54
In Reply to: HENRY-1 GREELAND; d. NJ ca. 1695 by Perry Streeter of 270

From Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis: "Dr. Henry Greenland, physician, Kittery, was 42 in 1670. He was an intimate of and drawn to New England to be near Capt. Barefoot and practiced first in Newbury(port, MA). He was uncertain where to settle until his wife came. In Nov. 1663 he witnessed Capt. Lockwood's deed to Barefoot, Apr/May 1662-3. Before 17 July 1665 he and Thomas Wiggin had given evidence against Mr. Richard Cutts for words spoken about the King's commissioners. Living in Kittery about 1666 and continually in evidence or trouble including a reported attempt in 1670 to seize Mr. Cutts and send him to England for punishment for treason and ransom. Convicted of many high misdemeanors in June 1672 and ordered by the General Court to leave the jurisdiction within two months. On petition of his wife Mary this time was extended to Sept. 1673. The house he had built at Kittery Point was sold in 1680 by Major John Davis to Benjamin Woodbridge, clerk, with special warranty against the heirs of Henry Greenland and heirs of Mr. William Bickham. Barefoot's will gives to Henry Greenland the 1000 acres at Spruce Creek bought from Henry Greenland, the title to which was in dispute...His wife Mary, who came after May 1663, was here after he had left for Piscataway, NJ, in July 1673, selling without license; the same in July 1675, but fine remitted as she had some assurance from the selectmen..." From Somerset County Historical Quarterly: "...Dr. Walter Barefoot (or Barford, as the name is given in England)...was said to be the most litigating and scandal-raising personage connected with the Piscataqua region, whether as doctor, captain, prisoner, prison-keeper, Deputy Governor, land speculator or Chief Justice. He was well-educated and wrote a good hand...He was a churchman, but a sturdy and quarrelsome supporter of the Stuart policy, while most of his neighbors were Puritans, so that the hard things...said of both Barefoot and Greenland need to be weighed in the light of these facts."

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