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Charles Christopher Greathead1,2,3,4

#2601, b. 25 December 1860, d. 2 March 1924
Last Edited=14 Oct 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Charles Christopher Greathead was born on 25 December 1860 in 14 Hawksworths Yard, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, His father John was described as a Cordwainer and Post Office Letter carrier.1,5,6,7,8,9 He was the son of John Greathead and Ann Morley. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 14 Hanksworth Road, High Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead.10 He was baptised on 17 May 1863 in St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Church, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.11 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 15 Hawsworth Yard, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead Charles was a scholar.12 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 39 Dobie Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the brother in law of Charles Law Charles was a cokeburner.2,13 The family lived in Dodsworth Road in Barnsley in 1883 later moving by 1897 to 431 Shoreham Street, Sheffield in Yorkshire.2 He married Hannah Harper, daughter of Christopher Harper and Esther Naylor, on 29 March 1883 in Baptist, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Witnesses John E Greathead and Kate Greathead.2,14 Charles was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in 27 Cope Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Charles was a coal cutter.15 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 5/6 Infirmary Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as a boarder Christopher was working as a night soil carter but boarding away from home on night of census.16 Charles was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in 42 Parker Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Charles was a coal merchant carter living with his wife and children and brother in law John Harper in their seven roomed home.17 Charles died on 2 March 1924 in 42 Parker Street, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, aged 63 from valvular disease of the heart and bronchitis cardiac failure.2,18,5,19

Children of Charles Christopher Greathead and Hannah Harper

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes -.
  5. [S4460] Letters between Donald Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003 until his death.
  6. [S4670] Letters between Katharine E Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  7. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  8. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 1860 Sheffield West Page 32 Register 39 - Tony also kindly passed a copy of certificate to me.
  9. [S47012] Find my past Yorkshire baptisms.
  10. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3479 folio 77 page 24 - kindly sent by Christine Tate.
  11. [S40000] Website Find my past parish records.
  12. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4678 Folio 125 Page 26.
  13. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4603 Folio 115 Page 13/14 Film 134211.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1883/Q1 Barnsley volume 9c Page 256.
  15. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 3774 Page 21.
  16. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4341 folio 39 page 50.
  17. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 25753 RG78 Piece 1578 Registration district 507 sub district 2 enumeration district 14 schedule number 172.
  18. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  19. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1924/Q1 Barnsley Volume 9C Page 333.

William Greathead1,2

#2602, b. 8 March 1855
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     William Greathead was born on 8 March 1855 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of John Greathead and Ann Morley. He was baptised on 8 February 1857 in St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Church, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.6 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 14 Hanksworth Road, High Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead William was a scholar.7 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 15 Hawsworth Yard, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead William was a grocer.8 William aged 24 and Richard Taylor aged 28 were brought up on remand on a charge of stealing two rabbits, the property of Edwin Taylor a bonesetter and father of Richard. Richard lived at 7 Sheaf Gardens while William was at Division Street.
Apparently the rabbits were safe in their stable yard and later they were found at a public house. William aparently hurled a rather large stone through Edwin's window saying he would do for him. Richard had begged a crust of bread from his father but had been refused.
Richard Taylor was declared lazy and would not work and was fined 30s and costs while William Greathead was fined 15s and costs.9 It was reported in the Sheffield and Rotherham Independant newspaper of 4 June 1880 that William was apprehended by PC Meggitt (94) and PC Horne (187) and charged with stabbing his father John at eleven o'clock the previous evening whilst under the influence of liquor, he quarrelled with his father, and, during the dispute stabbed him in the forehead and neck with a three pronged fork, inflictingtwo deep wounds. The weapon was taken by the police. John had his wounds dressed at the Hospital, after which he went to the Town Hall to prefer the charge against his son. At the time William was living with his parents in Division Street and worked as a grocers assistant.10 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Leeds Town Lock Up (Prison), Leeds, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as a prisoner William's occupation was a drapers porter.11

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1855/Q1 Sheffield Volume 9c Page 259.
  5. [S4670] Letters between Katharine E Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  6. [S40000] Website Find my past parish records.
  7. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3479 folio 77 page 24 - kindly sent by Christine Tate.
  8. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4678 Folio 125 Page 26.
  9. [S40045] Newspapers Supplement to Sheffield and Rotherham Independant - 15 May 1880.
  10. [S40045] Newspapers The Sheffield and Rotherham Independant - 4 June 1880.
  11. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4534 folio 44 page 35 FHL film 1342091.

Fanny Rice1

#2603, b. about 1791, d. 1849
Last Edited=7 Jan 2016
     Fanny Rice was born about 1791.2 She was the daughter of John Rice. She was baptised on 22 May 1792 in Halesowen, Warwickshire, England.1 She married Francis Greathead, son of Francis Greathead and Eleanor Hall, on 22 February 1819 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England.1,2,3 Her husband Francis died on 3 February 1831 in Bugbrook, Northamptonshire, England.1,2,4 She married Thomas Shaw on 7 April 1839 in St Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. Both Fanny and Thomas had been widowed. The ceremony was witnessed by Robert Powell and Thomas Shaw. Fanny gave her address as Great Brooke Street and Thomas, a glass blower gave his address as Windsor Street.1,5,6 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Upper Windsor Street, Aston, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Shaw.7 Fanny died in 1849 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.8

Children of Fanny Rice and Francis Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - IGI Individual Record Family Search Index v5 British Isles
    Source information Batch No F166388, Source Call No. 1553635, Type Film, Film Sheet 043.
  4. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1839/Q2 Birmingham Volume 16 Page 315.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  7. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1149/6 Folio 39 Pages 9 and 10.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1849/Q4 Birmingham Volume 16 Page 203 or possibly 1851/Q1 Dudley Volume 18 Page 258.
  9. [S10] Family Record Family Search - batch I007148.

John Rice1

#2604
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016

Child of John Rice

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.

Thomas Shaw1

#2605, b. about 1790
Last Edited=7 Jan 2016
     Thomas Shaw was born about 1790.2 He married Fanny Greathead, daughter of John Rice, on 7 April 1839 in St Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. Both Fanny and Thomas had been widowed. The ceremony was witnessed by Robert Powell and Thomas Shaw. Fanny gave her address as Great Brooke Street and Thomas, a glass blower gave his address as Windsor Street.1,3,4 Thomas was listed as the head of the family on the census of 6 June 1841 in Upper Windsor Street, Aston, Warwickshire, England, Thomas was a glass maker living with his wife and three children.5 His wife Fanny died on 1849 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.6

Children of Thomas Shaw

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1839/Q2 Birmingham Volume 16 Page 315.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  5. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1149/6 Folio 39 Pages 9 and 10.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1849/Q4 Birmingham Volume 16 Page 203 or possibly 1851/Q1 Dudley Volume 18 Page 258.

Elizabeth Johnson1,2,3

#2606, b. about 1806, d. 1875
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Elizabeth Johnson was born about 1806.1 She married Thomas Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Medcalf, on 12 November 1822 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.2 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Streetlam, Danby Wiske, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead.4 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Streetlam, Danby Wiske, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead.2,5 Her husband Thomas died on 1857 in Yorkshire, England.6,7 Elizabeth was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 April 1861 in Yafforth Village, Yafforth, Yorkshire, England.8 Elizabeth was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in South Row, Romanby, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.9 Elizabeth died in 1875 in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.10,1,2 Elizabeth was buried on 22 March 1875 in All Saints, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England.11

Children of Elizabeth Johnson and Thomas Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  4. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO 107 Piece 1244/1 Folio 4 Page 3.
  5. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2377 Folio 476 Page 19 and possibly son Anthony also on HO107 Piec 2377 Folio 83 Page 3.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1857/Q4 Richmond Y Volume 9d Page 361.
  7. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  8. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece xx Folio xx Page 12 - kindly provided by Christine Tate.
  9. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4864 Folio 87 Page 5.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1875/Q1 Northallerton Volume 9d Page 785.
  11. [S40013] Family History Resource File - National Burial Index - CD.
  12. [S40000] Website Find my past - baptisms CFHS.

Barbara Hall1,2,3

#2607, b. about 1789, d. 1872
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Barbara Hall was born about 1789 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2,4 She married James Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Medcalf, on 12 February 1816 in Kirby Stephen, Lancashire, England.3,5 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Scotton, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of James Greathead Barbara was listed as Martha, unsure where that name came from!!6 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Scorton, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of the brother of James Greathead.7 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Scotton, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of James Greathead.8 Her husband James died on 1868 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.9,4 Barbara was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in Scotton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, Barbara had her sons Thomas and William and daughter Ann living with her.2,10 Barbara died in 1872 in Scotton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.1,2,11,4 Barbara was buried on 22 December 1872 in St Mary, Bolton on Swale, Yorkshire, England.12

Children of Barbara Hall and James Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  4. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  5. [S40010] Family History Resource File - Vital Records Index - British Isles/Australia CD 12 January 1816 - FHL Film 1471762.
  6. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1243/11 Folio 7 Page 14.
  7. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2381 Folio 374 Page 16.
  8. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3676 Folio 62 Page 12 - kindly sent by Christine Tate.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1868/Q2 Richmond Y Volume 9d Page 329.
  10. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4876 Folio 90 Page 9.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1872/Q4 Richmond/Y Volume 9d Page 372.
  12. [S40013] Family History Resource File - National Burial Index - CD.
  13. [S40000] Website Find my past parish records.

Elizabeth Greathead1,2,3

#2608, b. about 1817, d. 8 June 1846
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Elizabeth Greathead was born about 1817 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of James Greathead and Barbara Hall. She was baptised on 15 June 1817 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,3,4 Elizabeth died on 8 June 1846 in Scotton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.5,4 Her death was registered on 26 June 1846 by Barbara her mother in the Richmond Register Office. The cause of her death was Phithisis, which was tuberculosis.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S3164] Emails between Henry Greathead and Jan Cooper from 13 December 1997.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  5. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1846/Q2 Richmond Y Volume 24 Page 346.

Mary Greathead1,2,3

#2609, b. 1819, d. 1841
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Mary Greathead was born in 1819 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of James Greathead and Barbara Hall. She was baptised on 13 June 1819 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,3,4 Mary died in 1841 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S3164] Emails between Henry Greathead and Jan Cooper from 13 December 1997.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1841/Q2 Richmond Y Volume XXIV Page 319.

Thomas Greathead1,2,3

#2610, b. about 1821, d. 16 June 1906
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Thomas Greathead was born about 1821 in Heighington, Darlington, Durham, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of James Greathead and Barbara Hall. He was baptised on 18 November 1821 in Heighington, Durham, England, Thomas's father James was described as a hind working at Midridge Grange.5,6 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Scotton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the son of Barbara Greathead Thomas was an agricultural labourer.3,7 His sister Ann died on 11 November 1878.8,9 He was listed as a yeoman and he received probate on 11 August 1879.8 Thomas was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in Village, Scorton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, Thomas was a farm labourer.10 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Scorton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the brother of William Greathead.3,11 Thomas was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 in Scorton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, Thomas was living by his own means and with his niece Mary Ann Andrews and nephew Arthur Andrews both born in Sheffield.12 Thomas died on 16 June 1906 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.13,8

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S3164] Emails between Henry Greathead and Jan Cooper from 13 December 1997.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  5. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Family Search pilot Heighington Parish registers 1765-1821 images (copy saved).
  6. [S146] E-mails between Carl David Greathead and Jan Cooper from 15 August 1996.
  7. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4876 Folio 90 Page 9.
  8. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1878/Q4 Richmond/Y Volume 9d Page 446.
  10. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4881 folio 87 page 5.
  11. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4037 Folio 74b Page 2.
  12. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4611 Folio 73 Page 6.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1906/Q2 Richmond Y Volume 9d Page 431 age 84.

Rosmond Greathead1,2

#2611, b. 1823, d. February 1823
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Rosmond Greathead was born in 1823 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Johnson. He was baptised on 13 February 1823 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 Rosmond died in February 1823. Rosmond was buried on 23 February 1823 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.

George Greathead1,2

#2612, b. 1824, d. about 1829
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     George Greathead was born in 1824 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Johnson. He was baptised on 17 October 1824 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 He was a servant. George died about 1829. George was buried on 3 May 1829 in South Cowton, Yorkshire, England.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.

Mary Greathead1

#2614, b. 1844
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Mary Greathead was born in 1844 in Danby Wiske, Yorkshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Johnson. She was baptised on 7 July 1844 in Danby Wiske, Yorkshire, England.1 She was a shepherd.3 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Streetlam, Danby Wiske, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Greathead Mary was a scholar.3,4 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Main Street, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the servant to Isabella Hamilton and her family.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1844/Q2 Northallerton Volume XXIV Page 475?
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2377 Folio 476 Page 19 and possibly son Anthony also on HO107 Piec 2377 Folio 83 Page 3.
  5. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3662 Folio 55 Page 3 - kindly sent by Christine Tate.

Jane Jackson1,2

#2615, d. before November 1826
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Jane Jackson married Francis Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Medcalf, on 19 May 1823 in St John, Stanwick, Yorkshire, England.2,3,4 Jane died before November 1826 Unsure whether Jane died or not before second marriage of Francis?1

Child of Jane Jackson and Francis Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S3164] Emails between Henry Greathead and Jan Cooper from 13 December 1997.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  5. [S40000] Website Find my past parish records.

Margaret Thompson1,2

#2616, b. about 1794, d. 2 July 1861
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Margaret Thompson was born about 1794 in Langton, Teesdale, Durham, England, Margaret was the daughter of a Market Gardener.1,2,3 She married Francis Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Medcalf, on 23 November 1826 in Parish of Sockburn, Sockburn, Yorkshire, England, Frank was listed as a widower of South Cowton and Margaret a widow of Sockburn. They married by licence and the ceremony was witnessed by Luke Lingdale, Ann Greathead and John Glenton.1,2,4,5,6 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Coniscliffe, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Francis Greathead.7 In the census of 7 June 1841 in Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of John Morley.8 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Coniscliffe, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Francis Greathead.9,10 Her husband Francis died on 28 November 1858 in High Coniscliffe, Darlington, Durham, England.2,4,11,5 Margaret was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in High Coniscliffe, Darlington, Durham, England, Margaret was a widow and a retired agricultural labourer.12 Margaret died on 2 July 1861 in Darlington, Durham, England.2,13,14 Margaret was buried on 4 July 1861 in St Edwin, Coniscliffe, Yorkshire, England.2

Children of Margaret Thompson and Francis Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S3164] Emails between Henry Greathead and Jan Cooper from 13 December 1997.
  3. [S9482] Emails between Philip Greathead and Jan Cooper from 28 August 2007 The Life of John Greathead.
  4. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  5. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  6. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.
  7. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 303/15 Folio 3 Page 1.
  8. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1330/13 Folio 34 Page 16.
  9. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2382 Folio 539 Page 5.
  10. [S40015] Cleveland Family History Society.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1858/Q1 Darlington Volume 10a Page 8.
  12. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3683 Folio 73 Page 8.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1861/Q3 Darlington Volume 10a Page 1.
  14. [S40045] Newspapers York Herald 06 July 1861 - FMP.

Henry ...1,2

#2617
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Henry ... married Sarah Margaret Greathead, daughter of John Greathead and Sarah Miles, When she married Henry she was a "widow of Sockburn". Her father was a market gardener (Rev JG.)2

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.

Martha Hewitt1,2

#2618, b. 7 February 1800, d. 24 May 1842
Last Edited=19 Mar 2017
     Martha Hewitt was born on 7 February 1800 in Brierley, Staffordshire, England.1,3 She was the daughter of Robert Hewitt and Martha Bissell. She was baptised on 10 March 1800 in Sedgley, Coseley, Staffordshire, England, with her siblings Sarah, Thomas and Hannah. She was described as the fifth child by a second marriage and her father Robert was a joiner and cabinet maker.4,3,5 She married James Henry Greathead, son of Francis Greathead and Eleanor Hall, on 21 July 1818 in St Marys, Handsworth, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, The ceremony was wtnessed by Benjamin Bissell and Hannah Hewitt.6,1,2 On 31 March 1831 Martha petitioned to the Circuit Court holden in and for the District of Albury at Graham's Town before the Hon William Westbrooke Burton, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope to suggest her husband James was of insane mind. My guess is today he would perhaps be suffering from dementia!! The court adjudged James to be of an insane mind and incapabe of managing his Estate and Affairs and appointed Martha to be the Cuatrix of his person and jointly with William John Earle of Bathurst to be Curators of his Estate.7 Her husband James died on November 1831 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, from Sunstroke.1,6,8 She married William Smith on 7 January 1833 in Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, William was a widower working as a land surveyor with five children at time of marriage to Martha. The ceremony was witnessed by Charles and John Bailie and W Roberts.1,9,10,11 Martha died on 24 May 1842 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 42.1,6 Martha was buried on 7 November 1842 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,6

Children of Martha Hewitt and James Henry Greathead

Children of Martha Hewitt and William Smith

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 STAFFORDSHIRE: Sedgley, Coseley Old Meeting (Presbyterian): Baptisms.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - STAFFORDSHIRE: Sedgley, Coseley Old Meeting (Presbyterian): Baptisms.
  5. [S40029] The Genealogist websiteRG4 / Piece 3307 / Folio 11 - Register of Births and Baptisms at the Presbyterian Meeting House in Sedgley, Staffordshire from 1775 to 1837.
  6. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  7. [S7692] E-mails between Ann Shuttleworth and Jan Cooper from 11 November 2000 Government Gazette.
  8. [S210] E-mails between Shannon Flewellen née Stewart and Jan Cooper from 13 October 2005.
  9. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  10. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  11. [S7692] E-mails between Ann Shuttleworth and Jan Cooper from 11 November 2000.
  12. [S7] Ancestry.com - South Africa, Birth and Baptism Records, 1700s-1900.

Robert Hewitt1

#2619
Last Edited=17 Jan 2016
     Robert Hewitt was born in Penkridge, Staffordshire, England.1 He was the son of John Hewitt and Sarah Tomlinson. He married Phebe Smith.1 His wife Phebe died on before 1790.1 He married Martha Bissell on 10 June 1790 in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, From the Baptismal records of their children it would seem that this was the second marriage for Robert.1,2

Children of Robert Hewitt and Martha Bissell

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S40029] The Genealogist websiteRG4 / Piece 3307 / Folio 10 - Register of Births and Baptisms at the Presbyterian Meeting House in Sedgley, Staffordshire from 1775 to 1837.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 STAFFORDSHIRE: Sedgley, Coseley Old Meeting (Presbyterian): Baptisms.
  4. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.

Martha Bissell1

#2620, b. about 1766, d. 14 November 1842
Last Edited=17 Jan 2016
     Martha Bissell was born about 1766.1 She married Robert Hewitt, son of John Hewitt and Sarah Tomlinson, on 10 June 1790 in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, From the Baptismal records of their children it would seem that this was the second marriage for Robert.1,2 Martha died on 14 November 1842 in Sodom, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England.1,3 Martha's name was given as Marlina in printed marriage register, as Martha at baptism of her children and Martina on her death certificate. Birth year deduced from age (76 years) at death.4

Children of Martha Bissell and Robert Hewitt

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S40029] The Genealogist websiteRG4 / Piece 3307 / Folio 10 - Register of Births and Baptisms at the Presbyterian Meeting House in Sedgley, Staffordshire from 1775 to 1837.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1842/Q4 Dudley Volume 18 Page 225.
  4. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 Reported by John Hewitt (her grandson) together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  5. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 STAFFORDSHIRE: Sedgley, Coseley Old Meeting (Presbyterian): Baptisms.
  6. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.

William Smith1

#2621, b. 1793
Last Edited=17 Jan 2016
     William Smith was born in 1793 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, he was the son of William Smith and Elizabeth Benstead.2 He married Martha Hewitt, daughter of Robert Hewitt and Martha Bissell, on 7 January 1833 in Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, William was a widower working as a land surveyor with five children at time of marriage to Martha. The ceremony was witnessed by Charles and John Bailie and W Roberts.1,3,4,2

Children of William Smith and Martha Hewitt

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S7692] E-mails between Ann Shuttleworth and Jan Cooper from 11 November 2000.
  3. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.

James Henry Greathead1,2,3

#2622, b. 12 December 1819, d. 8 March 1864
Last Edited=22 Nov 2017
Relationship
4th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
James Henry Greathead
     James Henry Greathead was born on 12 December 1819 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.1,2,4,3 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Martha Hewitt. James was recorded as boarder in Bathurst School in 1826.5 This young man, James Henry rode alone (sent by step father William Smith to earn own living) from Bathurst to Grahamstown when he was only 14 years of age in the midst of murdering bouts by blacks in 1834. He earned his own living from this age by being taken in by future father in law William Wright, and starting his own firm Greathead and Bate.

He did return shortly to England between 1860-64 to see his family, although he returned to South Africa and moved into the only available house "Fair Lawn", a thatched roofed cottage standing in eleven acres of ground. This cottage he converted into a fine double-storied house.6,2 In 1838 a pew in Grahamstown Church was allocated to James and he opened a stor in Fort Beaufort.5 In 1840 James was appointed agent for Grahamstown Journal in Fort Beaufort.5 He married Eliza Julia Wright, daughter of William Wright and Rosa Stratford, on 21 February 1842 in Prospect, Cradock, Tarkstad, Cape Town, South Africa, by Rev Wm Shaw.1,2,4,7,8 Frederick Bate and James Greathead were partners in the business Greathead and Bate.1 He was an architect and surveyor, a merchant and a Member of Legislative Assembly.1 James was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, James was a Merchant from the Cape of Good Hope.9 He died on 8 March 1864 in Fairlawn, Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 44 He had a stroke the day after Christmas, and became paralysed and speechless until his death. He had been caught in a hailstorm while out hunting springbok at Aliwal North. He caught a severe chill which developed into rheumatism.10,11,4 He was buried on 10 March 1864 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, The St George's Burial register gives William Henry and age 40 years 2 months.1,2,4,12

Children of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Film 537488.
  5. [S1741] Letters between James Greathead and Jan Cooper from 28 October 1996.
  6. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers G'town 3 Mar 1842, P1 col3.
  8. [S40000] Website http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/…
  9. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 13 Folio 112 Page 13 and William W recorded twice RG9 Piece 776 Folio 59 Page 41.
  10. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 Information from Aunt Rosa together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  11. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 G'town J P1 col1 Obit G'town J 9 Mar 1864 p2 col 3.
  12. [S40045] Newspapers G'Town J p1 col1 Obit G'Town J.9 Mar 1864 p2 col3.

Eliza Greathead1,2

#2623, b. 7 July 1829, d. 8 January 1830
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Eliza Greathead was born on 7 July 1829 in Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.1,2 She was the daughter of James Henry Greathead and Martha Hewitt. She was baptised on 1 November 1829 in Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, by Rev William Wright.1,2 Eliza died on 8 January 1830 in Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.1,2 Eliza was buried in Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, by Rev William Wright.

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.

Daniel Robinson1,2,3

#2624, b. 18 September 1791, d. 6 March 1849
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Daniel Robinson was born on 18 September 1791 in Bishop Waltham, Hampshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Charles Daniel Palmer Robinson and Mary Jonas. He was baptised on 24 September 1791 in Bishop Waltham, Hampshire, England.1,2 He married Mary Ann Greathead, daughter of Francis Greathead and Eleanor Hall, on 21 February 1824 in St Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, after a licence was issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Francis Greathead and Ann Robinson.2,3,4 Daniel died on 6 March 1849 in 4 South Place, Camberwell, London, England, aged 57.1,2 Daniel was buried in St Giles, Camberwell, London, England.1,2 A bust of Daniel Robinson stands at the entrance to the Telegraph Office, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, India as a memorial.5

Children of Daniel Robinson and Mary Ann Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - All Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  5. [S40000] Website www.1820settlers.com.

Charles Daniel Palmer Robinson1

#2625, b. about 1764, d. 3 February 1853
Last Edited=4 Feb 2017
     Charles Daniel Palmer Robinson was born about 1764.1 He married Mary Jonas, daughter of Daniel Jonas and Mary Willis, on 16 September 1788 in Bishop Waltham, Hampshire, England, they had three children.1,2 Charles died on 3 February 1853 in 16 Park Row, Greenwich, London, England.1,3

Children of Charles Daniel Palmer Robinson and Mary Jonas

Sources of Information

  1. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Batch K146691 Film 1042025.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1853/Q1 Greenwich Volume 1d Page 395.
  4. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.