Lydia Green

1686–8 August 1775 (Age 89)
Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Green was born in 1686, in Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Green, was 66 and her mother, Elizabeth Whitman, was 48. She married Jonathan Torrey on 9 August 1712, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 8 August 1775, in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 89.

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Jonathan Torrey
Lydia Green
Marriage: 9 August 1712
Margaret Torrey
David Torrey
Dea. Adam Torrey

Spouse and Children

9 August 1712
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


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+1 More Child

Name Meaning

1 English: one of the most common and widespread of English surnames, either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, Middle English grene (a transferred use of the color term). In North America this name has no doubt assimilated cognates from other European languages, notably German Grün ( see Gruen ).2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of German Grün or Yiddish Grin, Ashkenazic ornamental names meaning ‘green’ or a short form of any of the numerous compounds with this element.3 Irish: translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’. See also Fahey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Liddia Green, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sydia Green, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Lydia Green, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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