John Green III (1697 – 1779)


  1. His childhood

John Green III was born to his parents, John Green II (1669 – 1727) and Jane Wats (? – 1736) of Milton-next-Gravesend. He was christened on 27 February 1697 at Milton Parish near Gravesend, Kent, England.1-3

   2. His wife

His wife was Mary Holland, whom he married on 1 January 1728 at Aylesford, a village about 6 km northwest of Maidstone. The couple later moved to East Malling where their children were born.1,3,4 Mary was born in ca 1707. She died at the age of 75 years and was buried on 11 May 1783 at East Malling.1

   3. His children

The couple had several children who were all christened at the East Malling Parish. The following children were found in records: John (*1728), George (≈2 November 1729) who married Ann NN and had several of their children christened at East Malling, Ann (≈12 October 1735), Edes (≈14 February 1742), Sarah (≈9 September 1744) and James (≈23 June 1749) who was a carriage builder at Milton-next-Gravesend.1,4

The eldest child, John (*1728), became my husband’s 7x great-grandfather. READ MORE on John Green IV.

  4. His career

He became a wheelwright (wheel maker), evident from the rates he was paying by 1727 while working in East Malling. When John died in 1779, he left all his working tools, timber and stock in trade to his eldest surviving son John, on the condition that his brothers each received five pounds from him.1,4

John Green III saw the formal merger of the Kingdom of England (which included Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain on 1 May 1707. He lived under the reign of several monarchs: Queen Anne from 1707 to 1714, King George I from 1714 to 1727, King George II from 1727 to 1760 and King George III from 1760.5 It was during George III’s reign that John Green died.

   5. His death

John Green III died at the age of 82 and was buried on 27 August 1779 at East Malling.1


  1. Family tree notes by Jean Jamison, made available by Katie Taylor from Germany, October 2017
  2. Milton, Kent. A vision of Brian through time.
  3. Kent.
  4. Tanner, S. 2014. Green Letters Introduction. Letters/Green letters intro
  5. List of British monarchs.