Rev. John Greenewood

Male 1556 - 1593  (37 years)


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  • Born 1556 
    Education 18 Mar 1577/78  Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    On this day he matriculated at Corpus Christie College. 
    Graduation 1580/81  Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He received an AB degree from Corpus Christie College. He was ordained a deacon by the Bishop of London and then a priest by the Bishop of Lincoln in the established church. He served for five years in a church in Norfolk County. John was then relieved of his church for holding secret religious services at the home of Lord Robert Rich. 
    Moved To 1586  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Legal Oct 1586  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was arrested for holding a service with a secret congregation at the house of Henry Martin at St. Andrews. He was thrown into Clink prison.

    While in prision, he was visited by Henry Barrowe, who had become interested in John Greenwood's teachings. Henry was arrested without warrant and locked up with John Greenwood. A few days later they were transferred to Fleet Prison where they languished for seven years.

    He was allowed to leave prison in the Autumn of 1592, and he went to live with Roger Rippon in Southwalk. He again was appointed the teacher of a puritan group.

    On 5 December 1592, he was arrested again and sent back to Fleet Prison.

    On 23 March 1593, he was tried along with Henry Barrowe for publishing and dispensing seditious books. Proof of the charge was found in their writings, which had been smuggled out and published during their stay in prison. They were found guilty and both sentenced to be hanged. The next day, he was taken out to be hanged, but received a stay of execution.

    On 31 March 1593, they both were again taken to the place of execution, and tied by the neck to the execution tree. Their execution was again stayed. 
    History 1592  [1
    He was allowed to leave prison in the Autumn of 1592, and he went to live with Roger Rippon in Southwalk. He again was appointed the teacher of a puritan group. 
    Died 6 Apr 1593  Tyburn, Westminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: hanged with his co-worker, Henry Barrowe 
    Person ID I308  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2019 

    Father James Greenwood,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Mawde,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Able Greenewood,   b. 1585, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1586 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - He was arrested for holding a service with a secret congregation at the house of Henry Martin at St. Andrews. He was thrown into Clink prison. While in prision, he was visited by Henry Barrowe, who had become interested in John Greenwood's teachings. Henry was arrested without warrant and locked up with John Greenwood. A few days later they were transferred to Fleet Prison where they languished for seven years. He was allowed to leave prison in the Autumn of 1592, and he went to live with Roger Rippon in Southwalk. He again was appointed the teacher of a puritan group. On 5 December 1592, he was arrested again and sent back to Fleet Prison. On 23 March 1593, he was tried along with Henry Barrowe for publishing and dispensing seditious books. Proof of the charge was found in their writings, which had been smuggled out and published during their stay in prison. They were found guilty and both sentenced to be hanged. The next day, he was taken out to be hanged, but received a stay of execution. On 31 March 1593, they both were again taken to the place of execution, and tied by the neck to the execution tree. Their execution was again stayed. - Oct 1586 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: hanged with his co-worker, Henry Barrowe - 6 Apr 1593 - Tyburn, Westminster, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S954] Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914 , (New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914).



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