Henry Green Letter Book Introduction
letter book of Henry Green is now held at Hayle Mill Archive along with an
Abstract of Indenture of Mortgage dated 1856, the Release to Henry Green of the
Will of Samuel Jones, and the Probate of Mr John Green dated 1854 as these
manuscripts relate to the Green family of Hayle Mill in Kent.
Jones died in 1808 and John Green, (Henry’s father), his brother Samuel Green, and cousin Sam
Jones were the executors. Samuel Jones left £1000 to be invested in 3% consols
- interest from which was to go to John Green, his elder brother Samuel and
younger brother William and thereafter to their children and children's
children. There was also land and property in Thurnham but only
William had an interest at this date. Samuel and John did not inherit an
interest in the Mount Pleasant estate until after the death of their cousin
Sam. Jones 1836.
John Green died in 1854 he was the only surviving executor of the 1808 Will.
result his eldest son, Henry, as his
executor, became responsible for sorting out the legacy. Prior to John’s death,
William Green and his daughter Mrs Kent, had used their share as a mortgage for
William Green jnr (under the terms of the Will this should not have been
allowed but obviously John Green Snr.was not made aware of it). They then
got into trouble over repaying the bank and wanted to sell the stock. After
taking legal advice Henry had to write informing them this was not
possible until permission was granted from
all the other beneficiaries.(children's children etc.).
addition to the many letters he had to write to settle the matter over
several years , I have also included
some extracts from letters that Henry wrote to his son John Phillip Green
to ask advice on certain legal points
The letters went on well into the 1860s and the last re the land
was in 1872.
end of the typescript of the letters there is a copy of Samuel Jones Will and
the Release to Revd. Henry Green allowing him as the executor of the Will of
his father to legally administer the money left by Samuel Jones in 1808. He was
however not liable to deal with any of the land holdings. This last document provides much family
history information regarding the family of
William Green's family.
Sarah Tanner December 2014.