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George Green (1767-1849)
1767 November 2nd. Born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, the youngest and only surviving son of John Green, a successful Chelsea brewer and his wife Mary (née Pritzler), daughter of a London sugar refiner.
c.1772 The family moved to Battersea after his father died
1796 Married Perry’s second daughter Sarah early in 1796.
George and Sarah Green’s first four children died young. Their fifth child, Richard (1803–63), was the sole survivor.
1797 Perry’s two sons by his first marriage and George Green were made partners. The firm became Perry, Sons and Green.
1799 John Perry married Green’s younger sister Mary as his second wife in 1799.
1805 Married Elizabeth Unwin and had six more children.
1805 The yard became Wigram, Wells and Green.
Up to 1806, 50 ships had been built in the shipyard in Green's time there.
Took a leading part in the erection of the Poplar and Blackwall Free School.
1841 he built the Sailors' Home in the East India Dock Road.
1849 February 21st. Died. Of Blackwall. In his 82nd year. 
Buried in a vault attached to Trinity Chapel; a monument was erected to his memory by the workmen of the Blackwall Yard, in the East India Company's chapel.