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The following have been identified as members of who took holy orders
Samuel Stephenson Greatheed Samuel was born in 1813 in Lympsham, Somerset.  He was admitted to Trinity College Cambridge and was awarded his BA in 1835 and his MA in 1838. He was ordained as a Deacon in Ely on 27 May 1838. He then became a Priest in London on 14 June 1840 and then as Church of England Rector at Drayton in Middlesex in 1840-41. No further appointments were recorded until he became the Rector at Corringham, Essex from 1862-1887.  He was one of the original editors of the Cambridge Mathematical Journal; composer of The Sequential Book of Church Music; Enoch's Prophecy (an oratario); The English Gradual, and other works of sacred music.  He died in 1887.
Stephenson Greatheed Stephenson was born in 1839 in Marylebone, London and the first son of Samuel Stephenson Greatheed.  He was admitted to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge on 20 April 1858. He gained his B.A. in 1862; and his M.A. in 1865. He was ordained as deacon (Lichfield) 1863; then Priest, 1864; Curate of Brampton, in Derbyshire, 1863-6. Curate of Haywards Heath, in Sussex. Curate of Folkestone; Curate of Prestbury, in Gloucestershire (dates not recorded). Curate of Peasedown, in Somerset, 1880-3.  He died in 1913
John Greatheed John was born in 1842 in West Drayton, London.  He was the second son of the Rev. Samuel Stephenson Greatheed He gained his B.A. in 1864; and his M.A. in 1882. He was ordained Deacon in Ripon in 1865; Priest in 1867; Church of Penistone, Yorkshire., 1865-9. Curate of the Church of the Advent, Boston, U.S.A., 1872-4. Curate of St Peter's, Mazagon, Bombay, India, 1875-81. C. of St Olave's, Spitalfields, London, 1881-3. C. of St Augustine's, Kilburn, 1883-4. Chaplain to the Little Sisters of St Peter's (Kilburn), at Littlehampton, Sussex, 1884-6. Succeeded his father as Rector of Corringham, Essex, 1887-1923.  He died in 1923

Eliza Greathead

Eliza was born in 1863 in Manchester and was the first daughter of Edwin Greathead and Margaret Morton.  On 26 July 1887 her name was changed to Sister Edwardine when Eliza received the habit at Liège in Belgium. She entered at The Daughters of the Cross at Chelsea on 22 July 1886 and first made her vows on 18 August 1888, renewing them on the same date in 1889 and 1892. She made her perpetual vows at Carshalton on 12 August 1897. .From 1891 she was a Roman Catholic Nun at St Joseph's school in Hammersmith.  She died in 1941

Teresa Greathead

Teresa was born in 1871 in Blakely, Manchester and was the second daughter of Edwin Greathead and Margaret Morton.  She went on to study at Bury Convent Grammar School in 11881.  On 11 January 1890 her name was changed to Sister Bonaventure when she received her habit. She entered the Daughters of the Cross at Chelsea on 27 December 1888 and first made her vows on 11 January 1891, renewing them on the same date in 1892 and 1895. She made her perpetual vows at Liège on 16 August 1900.  In 1901 in St Johns Seminary, Wonersh, Guildford, Surrey she was listed as the Lay Sister and worked as a needlework.  Theresa was listed as a domestic Sister in the hospital service in 1911 in St Catherine's Hospital, Ramsgate, Kent, England. She died in 1960.
Sarah Ellen Greathead Sarah was was born in 1873 in Manchester and was the third daughter of Edwin Greathead and Margaret Morton.  She was in 1891 she was described as a pupil teacher.  She was also known as Nellie and it is believed she went to India as a Nun where she died.