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Roger James Green

Male 1912 - 1990  (77 years)



  • Name Roger James Green  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth 25 Jul 1912  Linton Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 7
    • second son of the Rev. Edward Joseph (abt 1877-1968) and Mrs. [Mary Louisa Catt (abt 1883-1961)] [Northcote-] Green [5]
    Name Change bef 1932  Roger James Northcote-Green  [8
    Decoration bef 1946  MC  [5
    Occupation Oct 1946  St Edward's School, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Schoolmaster  [5
    Marriage 09 Apr 1947  St George, Bicknoller Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    Joan Edith Lilian Greswell,   b. 07 Jun 1922, India? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 2004, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1952 - 1969  Worksop College Find all individuals with events at this location ; Headmaster  [9
    • The "marks race" in preparatory and public schools is barring the entrance to universities of "good, hard-working, and cheerful" second and third class brains who can make a valuable contribution to university life and gain much themselves, Mr. R. J. Northcote-Green, headmaster of Worksop College, said tonight. Mr. Northcote-Green. who was giving the opening address to the refresher course organized by the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools in Oxford, stated: "The young man with a second or third class brain but with many fine qualities is invariably hawked around colleges in search of a place. It is encouraging to learn that Oxford is to consider a new method of selection. I hope that this will embrace a scheme whereby a better chance is given to a boy of reasonable academic potential but blessed with other gifts, such as leadership, a real interest in one of the arts, perhaps a boy keen on social service. In short, a boy who has something more than marks on his sheet. I believe that any university needs a considerable number of such boys for the good of its life." Many undergraduates were enduring nervous breakdowns or were on the verge of them. The cause was unremitting strain. Almost every undergraduate at Oxford or Cambridge had been recommended by his headmaster as likely to get a first or second class degree, otherwise he would not be considered or allowed to sit for a place. [The Times, 10 Apr 1962]
    • National Archives holds 2 unidentified press articles:
      - 1962: Mr Northcote Green quoted on caning and fagging;
      - 1969: Reflections of Mr Northcote Green upon his seventeen years as Head Master of Worksop College.
      [TNA MSS GB2411 B61 & B62]
    Decoration bef 1972  TD  [10
    Post/Rank/Title bef 1982  JP  [10
    Residence 1982  Manor Cottage, Woolston, Williton Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 19 Jan 1990  West Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Burial   St George, Bicknoller Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Roger James [Northcote-] Green;  
Joan E L Greswell
    Roger James [Northcote-] Green; Joan E L Greswell
    Image of headstone at Gravestone Photographs website
    Notes 
    • played rugby for Harlequins [RFU website]
    Person ID I0214  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2015 

    Father Edward Joseph Green,   b. 06 Nov 1876, Bushey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1968, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Mary Louisa Catt,   b. 01 Oct 1882, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1961, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage abt Aug 1904  Romsey Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1911: children Barbara, 5 b Forton; Joan Mary, 3 b Forton; Walter Edward Northcote, 2 b Fareham; Ruth Eleanor, 5m b Horseheath; + 4 serv.
    Family ID F1845  Family Group Sheet

    Family Joan Edith Lilian Greswell,   b. 07 Jun 1922, India? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 2004, Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Engagement 07 Oct 1946    [5
    • The engagement is announced between Roger James Northcote-Green, M.C., of St. Edward's School, second son of the Rev. E. J. and Mrs. Northcote-Green, of Andover, Hampshire, and Joan, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Greswell, of Wayvile, Bicknoller, near Taunton, Somerset. [The Times]
    Marriage 09 Apr 1947  St George, Bicknoller Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    • The marriage of Mr. R. J. Northcote-Green and Miss Joan Greswell took place at Bicknoller, near Taunton, on Wednesday. The Bishop of Bristol officiated. Miss Gillian Greswell was the bridesmaid and Mr. Mark Tindall was best man. Among the presents was a silver cigarette-box from the Princess Royal. [The Times]
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F1607  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Jul 1912 - Linton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Schoolmaster - Oct 1946 - St Edward's School, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 09 Apr 1947 - St George, Bicknoller Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 09 Apr 1947 - St George, Bicknoller Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Headmaster - 1952 - 1969 - Worksop College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1982 - Manor Cottage, Woolston, Williton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 19 Jan 1990 - West Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - St George, Bicknoller Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Linton, 3Q1912.
      Roger J Green

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Exmoor, 2Q1947.

    3. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 10 Apr 1948.
      son David

    4. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 11 Apr 1947.

    5. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 07 Oct 1946.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, death reg West Somerset, Jan 1990.
      b 25 Jul 1912

    7. [S23] Monumental Inscription, St George, Bicknoller.

    8. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1932.
      sv his father

    9. [S03] Family Members, MCM.

    10. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Romsey, 3Q1904.
      Edward Joseph Green = Mary Louisa Catt

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 6 yrs