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William Green

Baptised: 28 June 1772
Married: 22 February 1798
Died: 30 November 1854

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William Green was born in Hartpury, Gloucestershire circa 1770 and was baptised there in 1772.  On 11th March 1793 he joined the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons in the British Army.  He spent the next 21 years with the regiment, some of which was spent fighting Napolean's armies: on the continent in 1794 & 1795, Holland in 1799, and in Portugal in 1811-1812 during the peninsular war.  In late 1798 and early 1799 he was stationed in Sherborne, Dorset. During this time he got married in the neighbouring parish of Castleton, Dorset on 22 Februay 1798 to Charlotte Walters from Sherborne.  One of the witnesses being a fellow 11th Dragoon. 

In 1814, when William retired and became an army pensioner he was described as 'being worn out from length of service'.   He had a fair complexion with brown hair, hazel eyes and was 5 feet 6 inches tall.  He was also described as 'A deserving good soldier who has invariably conducted horse duty with forbearing, grace and fidelity.'

After retiring William went to live in Sherborne, Dorset. on 31 May 1839 Charlotte died in Cold Harbour, Sherborne. In the 1841 and 1851 censuses William is shown as living in Vincent's Court, Newland Street.  In 1841, one of his neighbours was Thomas Vincent who was the brother-in-law to his son William Miles Green.

William Green died on 30 November in Newland, Sherborne aged 85.


William's parents were William Green and Anne Wright.


It is believed that William and Charlotte had at least one child:

Name Date of Birth Baptism Date
William Miles Green c. 1800  


William was the fourth of five siblings, having four sisters.
Name Baptism Date
Mary Green 14 April 1765
Anne Green 8 March 1767
Elizabeth Green 22 October 1769
William Green 28 June 1772
Sarah Green 11 August 1776

Picture Gallery

St Mary's Church, Castleton The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton where William Green married Charlotte Walters on 22 Februay 1798.
St Mary's Church, Castleton The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Castleton.

Census Records

William has been identified in the following censuses:


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Last updated: 15 January 2012

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