Benjamin Greene

1780 - 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


Originally a Bury St Edmunds merchant, newspaper owner and brewer (Greene King), but moved to London c. 1837 after local controversy over abolition. Father of Benjamin Buck Greene (q.v.). Threw himself 'with enormous vigour into representing the interests of the West Indian slave proprietors at a critical juncture of their affairs', 1828-1833. (ODNB)


Richard G. Wilson, Greene King: a business and family history (1983); R. G. Wilson, ‘Greene family (per. 1801–1920)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Online edition

Further Information

(1) Mary Maling (1803-1804); (2) Catherine Smith (1805-1855)
By (2) 6 daughters, 7 sons including Benjamin Buck Greene
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (3)

£98 17s 3d
£1,262 15s 1d
£2,672 3s 4d

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Lessee
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Greene King
Name partner
B & B.B. Greene
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (2)

45 Russell Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, East Anglia, England