Name origin: The family is of Huguenot origin, the name being translated from the French word Feuillvert. the family located at Ipswich, County of Suffolk, Eng.

John Greenleaf England, Margaret ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Edmund Greenleaf

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Edmund Greenleaf

b.s/o John Greenleaf
bapt. Jan. 2, 1573/74 in St. Mary's la Tour, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
d.March 24, 1670/71 Boston, MA
m.(1)July 2, 1611 Langford, Essex, England; Sarah Moore
b.1588 d/o Enoch and Cathering Moore
m.(2)aft.1663 New England; Sarah Jurdaine Hill widow of William Hill; she married (1)bef.1662 Wilson; (2)bef.1663 Hills
b.d/o Ignatius Jurdaine
d.1671 Boston

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Greenleaf in Suffolk, England d.aft.1615 in England
  2. Enoch Greenleaf bapt.Dec. 1, 1613 d.y. bur.Aug. 14, 1616/17
  3. Samuel Greenleaf bapt.Jan. 8, 1615/16 bur.March 5, 16161/17
  4. Enoch Greenleaf bapt.March 20, 1617/18 m.Mary ______
  5. Sara Greenleaf bapt.March 20, 1620/21 m.William Hilton
  6. Elizabeth Greenleaf bapt.Jan. 16, 1621/22 m.(1)Giles Badger m.(2)Richard Brown
  7. Nathaniel Greenleaf bapt.June 27, 1624 bur.July 24, 1633
  8. Judith Greenleaf b.Sept. 2, 1625 bapt. June 27, 1626 m.(1)Henry Somerby m.(2)Tristam Coffin Jr.
  9. dau. m._______ Winslow
  10. Stephen Greenleaf (Capt.) bapt.Aug. 10, 1628 m.(1)Elizabeth Coffin m.(2)Esther Weare
  11. Mary Greenleaf m.John Wells
  12. Daniel Greenleaf bapt.Aug. 14, 1631 d.Dec. 5, 1654
  13. John Greenleaf m.Hannah Veazie

NOTE: Edmund was a silk-dyer by trade. He came to New England in 1634 aboard the Mary and John. He brought with him a cane that bears the initials "J.G." on a silver band near the handle.

From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: EDMUND, dyer, son of John, bapt. parish of St. Mary;s La Tour, Ipswich, County of Suffolk, Eng., 1574. Settled at Newbury, Mass., 1639, removed to Boston, Mass., 1650.

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