Charles Edmund Andrew Green
Charles Edmund Andrew Green was born in Gorton, a suburb of Manchester, England, on the 9th August 1825. Census records of 1841 show Charles living in Brook Street, in the wealthy suburb of Chorlton upon Medlock, with his father, mother, and four of his five siblings
He was the eldest son of Samuel and Mary Green, and was baptised at St. Johns, Deansgate, Manchester on the 9th December 1825. Charles had three brothers, James Harter (1830), John (1831) and Samuel Henry (1832), and two sisters, Emma Maria (1828) and Eliza (1836).
Charles arrived in Natal on the 17th July 1849, having sailed from London on the Barque "Washington" as one of the Byrne settlers.
In February 1858, at the age of 32, Charles founded Gorton farm in Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal, and also signed deeds for his brother, James Harter Green, to take title of the farm "New Garrett", on the Umtwalume river.
His children who were born from a Zulu girl, Jamati (Sarah) M'khize were:-
Mary Ann (Polly): Born about 1860
Emma: Born 12th May 1863
Eliza: Born 5th December 1867
John: Born 10th July 1869
Ellen: Born about 1873
Charles: Born 18th April 1875
Benjamin: Born 1879
Other children, born from a Zulu girl, Makalimba (Mary) Khumalo, were:-
Edward James: Born about 1886
Katey: Born 1888
Dora: Born about 1890
Lilly: Born about 1892
Charles Green died on 8 October 1909 and is laid to rest in St. John's Church, Ixopo.