The Greene family and its branches from A.D861 to A.D1904 . - of angrs-lords in England and defeated Count de la March. He rewarded those whoaided him, and confiscated the estates of some of the lords who disobe)-ed him. The date of Alexanders patent shows that he must have been one ofthese knights that steeled their hearts to Queen Avisas woes, and fought forthe king who could make their fortunes. No doubt his ^•er^? estate had be-longed to some of the lords whom King John had attainted. We do not know the extent of his estate. The least a great baron coiild. Zbc ©rccne faniil^ own and hold h

The Greene family and its branches from A.D861 to A.D1904 . - of angrs-lords in England and defeated Count de la March. He rewarded those whoaided him, and confiscated the estates of some of the lords who disobe)-ed him. The date of Alexanders patent shows that he must have been one ofthese knights that steeled their hearts to Queen Avisas woes, and fought forthe king who could make their fortunes. No doubt his ^•er^? estate had be-longed to some of the lords whom King John had attainted. We do not know the extent of his estate. The least a great baron coiild. Zbc ©rccne faniil^ own and hold h Stock Photo
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The Greene family and its branches from A.D861 to A.D1904 . - of angrs-lords in England and defeated Count de la March. He rewarded those whoaided him, and confiscated the estates of some of the lords who disobe)-ed him. The date of Alexanders patent shows that he must have been one ofthese knights that steeled their hearts to Queen Avisas woes, and fought forthe king who could make their fortunes. No doubt his ^•er^? estate had be-longed to some of the lords whom King John had attainted. We do not know the extent of his estate. The least a great baron coiild. Zbc ©rccne faniil^ own and hold his rank was fift} hides of hind, i. e., six thonsand acres. Hemight own ver- much more. Halstead says that at one time the Greeneswere the Largest land-owners in the kingdom. It was somewhat difficult to~keep the exact boundaries of the great lords possessions. The}- got aroundthis problem after a unique fashion of the :Middle Ages. On Holy Thursdayor Ascension Day, they each year beat the bounds. All the men on theLords estate turned out. His Lordship with his suite, rode about his estate, following the received boundary lines all the way, a crowd of boys at hisheels beating brush, trees and stones as they passed along. jIoreo-er, atconvenient points, by landmark trees or other objects, a boy was sharply-whipped with peeled willow wands, so that he would alwa3-s remember be-ing flogged at this part of his lords boundary mark. As the urchins re-ceived a liberal reward for their stripes, they never lacked for volunteers.The Lords de Greene must kave

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