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Eliza Julia Wright1,2,3

#2651, b. 31 October 1824, d. 10 September 1908
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Eliza Julia Greathead née Wright
     Eliza Julia Wright was born on 31 October 1824 in Sunday's River, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 She was the daughter of William Wright and Rosa Stratford. She married James Henry Greathead, son of James Henry Greathead and Martha Hewitt, on 21 February 1842 in Prospect, Craddock, Tarkstad, Cape Town, South Africa, by Rev Wm Shaw.1,2,4,5,6 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, she was listed as the wife of James Henry Greathead.7 Eliza died on 10 September 1908 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 83.1,2 Eliza was buried in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.2

Children of Eliza Julia Wright and James Henry 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. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Film 537488.
  5. [S40045] Newspapers G'town 3 Mar 1842, P1 col3.
  6. [S40000] Website http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/…
  7. [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.

William Wright1

#2652, b. 16 April 1793, d. 22 August 1857
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     William Wright was a Quaker in N Ireland. He was expelled from the society of friends for marrying an Irish Episcopalinn in Belfast. He was a merchant.2 William Wright was born on 16 April 1793 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was the son of Benjamin Wright and Julia Bolton. He married Rosa Aycliffe on 8 April 1816 in Walcot, Somerset, England.1 He was an ironmonger merchant. William was a 1820 settler. He was elected a member of the House of Assembly for Craddock and the same election was returned for the District of Victoria East. His health failed and forced him to resign his seat - therefore he represented neither seat.2,1

William died on 22 August 1857 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 64 Inscription on tomb of William and Rosa gives children of above Margaret died 15.6.1832 aged 7 years 7 months, John died 14.6.1862 aged 29 years 7 months.1,2

Children of William Wright and Rosa Stratford

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. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.

Rosa Stratford1

#2653, b. 25 December 1792, d. 16 February 1867
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Rosa Wright née Stratford
     Rosa Stratford was born on 25 December 1792 in Cork, County Cork, Ireland.1,2,3 She married James Aycliffe in 1813 in Bath, Somerset, England, James was a cabinet maker.1 She married William Wright, son of Benjamin Wright and Julia Bolton, on 8 April 1816 in Walcot, Somerset, England.1 Rosa Wright endowed Christchurch in Grahamstown as thanks offering to "Almighty God for all the blessings the 1820 settlers had received" in their adopted country. Cost of the church (£7000.00) was the result of much self denying economy.2 Rosa died on 16 February 1867 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 74.1,2 Rosa was buried on 17 February 1867 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, Rev J M Cotterill in Weslyan burial ground.1

Child of Rosa Stratford and James Aycliffe

Children of Rosa Stratford and 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. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.
  3. [S29034] E-mails between Errol Richards and Jan Cooper from 12 October 2012.

William Wright Greathead1

#2654, b. 29 November 1842, d. 3 November 1912
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
William Wright Greathead
     William Wright Greathead was born on 29 November 1842 in Prospect, Tarkstad, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. He was baptised on 19 March 1843 in South Africa it was a Methodist Baptisms.4 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead William was a scholar and was recorded also on the household of John Abeson and his family. He was described as a cousin with them.5 He married Emily Jane Halse, daughter of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney, on 16 December 1865 in Aliwal North, Tarkstad, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,6 He was a farmer and businessman and a surveyor working on the gold mines in Witwatersrand.2 William died on 3 November 1912 in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 69.1,7,8 William was buried on 7 November 1912.2

Children of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse

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 - Film 537256 Page 3 Ref no 68794.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - South Africa, Birth and Baptism Records, 1700s-1900.
  5. [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.
  6. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Film 537256 Page 3 Ref no 68794 P1 col 1.
  7. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Tony says Prospect. Film 537256 Page 3 Ref no 68794 p3 col 3.
  8. [S10] Family Record Family Search.

Herbert Harding Greathead1,2

#2655, b. 6 June 1846, d. 21 December 1902
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Herbert Harding Greathead
     Herbert Harding Greathead was born on 6 June 1846 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead Herbert was a scholar.3 He married Frances Eliza Halse, daughter of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney, on 15 April 1871 in Herschel, Cape Town, South Africa, (or 1876.)1,2 He was a farmer in Albany, Fort Beaufort and latterly at The Glen, Middleburg.2 Herbert died on 21 December 1902 in The Glen, Middleburg, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 56.1,2,4 Herbert was disowned by some of the family. He borrowed on his inheritance and the repudiated on the loan. As a result, his brother William Wright Greathead who was executor was compelled to pay back his loan from his own share.5

Children of Herbert Harding Greathead and Frances Eliza Halse

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 RG9 Piece 13 Folio 112 Page 13 and William W recorded twice RG9 Piece 776 Folio 59 Page 41.
  4. [S40000] Website www.1820settlers.com.
  5. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.

Rosa Hewitt Greathead1

#2656, b. 14 April 1848, d. 28 August 1947
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Rosa Hewitt Greathead
     Rosa Hewitt Greathead was born on 14 April 1848 in Craddock, Cape Town, South Africa.1 She was the daughter of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of James Henry Greathead Rosa was a scholar.2 Daniel and Alice, his sisters Julia and Rosa and niece Geraldine travelled to South Africa leaving London on 7 October 1903 bound for the Durban, Port Natal, South Africa. They sailed on SS Fort Salisbury a ship with the Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd. S G Stephens was the Master of the ship with 90 passengers.3 Rosa died on 28 August 1947 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 99.1 Rosa was buried in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.4 Rosa stayed unmarried. She was the author of many of the notes assembled for The Record of the Caldecott Family in South Africa Looked after her mother at Fair Lawn, Grahamstown. She knitted the christening shawl for Richard Norman Greathead # 2867.1,5,6

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. [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.
  3. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  4. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  5. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  6. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.

Daniel Charles Robinson Greathead1,2

#2657, b. 14 February 1850, d. 10 February 1906
Last Edited=20 Oct 2017
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Daniel Charles Robinson Greathead was born on 14 February 1850 in Craddock, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead Daniel was a scholar.3 He married Elizabeth Antoinette Burnet, daughter of John Burnet, on 17 April 1875 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 His wife Elizabeth died on 28 October 1897.1,2 He was the Miller of the old and beautifully built water mill on the Orange River, Aliwal North. He was the Mayor (3 times) of Aliwal North in the Cape.4,1 He married Alice Charlotte Spackman, daughter of Frederic Robert Spackman and Eliza Jane Wright, on 2 January 1902 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa, Alice and Daniel were cousins.1 Daniel and Alice, his sisters Julia and Rosa and niece Geraldine travelled to South Africa leaving London on 7 October 1903 bound for the Durban, Port Natal, South Africa. They sailed on SS Fort Salisbury a ship with the Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd. S G Stephens was the Master of the ship with 90 passengers.5 Daniel and Alice arrived in Southampton on board Kenilworth Castle on 24 June 1905 from Durban in South Africa.6 Daniel died on 10 February 1906 in 2 Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex, England, aged 55 from a malignant carcinoma of the lower jaw and exhaustion. Alice his wife was present and registered his death on 13 February. She gave her home address as Orange River Lodge, Aliwal North, South Africa. Family stories say he was either eaten by crocodiles or murdered. Sadly these just seem to be stories. Not many crocodiles in Worthing!!1,2,7 Daniel was buried in Worthing, Sussex, England.8

Child of Daniel Charles Robinson Greathead and Elizabeth Antoinette Burnet

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 RG9 Piece 13 Folio 112 Page 13 and William W recorded twice RG9 Piece 776 Folio 59 Page 41.
  4. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  5. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
  7. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1906/Q1 E Preston Volume 2b Page 247.
  8. [S1] Jan's knowledge,Mary Pickett doing a project on Worthng Cemetery.

Julia Emily Greathead1,2

#2658, b. 9 March 1852, d. 17 October 1913
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Julia Emily Smith née Greathead
     Julia Emily Greathead was born on 9 March 1852 in Burghersdorp, Orange River Colony, South Africa.1,2,3 She was the daughter of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of James Henry Greathead Julia was a scholar.4 She married Charles Thomas Smith on 27 June 1872 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, Charles was addressed at Hon. Charles Thomas Smith L.L.D.1,2,3 Her husband Charles died on 10 February 1901 in Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 76.1,2 Daniel and Alice, his sisters Julia and Rosa and niece Geraldine travelled to South Africa leaving London on 7 October 1903 bound for the Durban, Port Natal, South Africa. They sailed on SS Fort Salisbury a ship with the Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd. S G Stephens was the Master of the ship with 90 passengers.5 Julia died on 17 October 1913 in La Quinita, Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 61.1,2,3,6 Julia was buried in Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa.2,3

Children of Julia Emily Greathead and Charles Thomas 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. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Film 537404.
  4. [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.
  5. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  6. [S275] E-mails between Shirley Sanderson and Jan Cooper from 28 September 2009.

Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London1,2,3

#2659, b. 12 February 1854, d. 26 October 1910
Last Edited=16 Oct 2017
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
John Baldwin Smithson Greathead
     Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London was born on 12 February 1854 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,4 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead John was a scholar.5 He married Esther Louisa Merriman, daughter of Nathaniel James Merriman and Julia Potter, on 25 January 1881 in Uitenhage, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,6 He was a Surgeon doctor, he set up a practice in Grahamstown and was a game hunter. His wife Esther died on 10 March 1892 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 34.1,2,4 He married Ellen Annie Bubb, daughter of William Henry Bubb and Annie Sarah Rivers, on 4 October 1894 in Cathedral, Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, by the Rev. Canon Espin, assisted by the Rev. W. Wallace.1,2,7 John and Ellen sailed with their three children sailed from South Africa on board Armadale Castle arriving in Southampton 21 May 1904.8 He died on 26 October 1910 in Serenje, Northern Rhodesia, South Africa, aged 56 from Sleeping sickness.1,2,4 Dr Greathead accompanied Harry Barber on a hunting trip on the Sabi River, N.E. Transvaal in 1893, Harry Barber was badly mauled by a leopard and Dr Greathead with his unfailing skill and attention undoubtably saved his life. Dr Greathead met his death while on an expodition to Central Africa and Northern Rhodesia where he contracted sleeping sickness.

A history of medicine in South Africa sums up his medical career as follows: 'He achieved the greatest renown, particularly as an opthalmologist, his work as a consultant in this field took him all over the country and notes that he regularly performed laparotomies,enucleations and other formidable procedures. Previously, only amputations and the settings of fractures had been attempted at the hospital in Grahamstown. He kept a case book in which he recorded details of some of the more interesting cases. He kept notes in the form of a diary, when he felt that his experiences were likely to be of more than passing interest. Volumes covering 1884 - 1910 survived, were transcribed by J M Greathead distributed amongst family members and then deposited in Archives in Pretoria along with five volumes of photographs illustrating his travels for safe keeping.

He was a keen photographer. The diaries and photographs are now being prepared for publication by D W Gess in Cape Town.(son of Sarah Kathleen, and nephew of Dr D.J Greathead - book a passage to Cape of Good Hope)
The diaries are mostly concerning his recreational activities one of which was shooting. He was a natural historian and the pages of his diaries are full of notes on animals and people he encountered.he collected Game trophies which he prepared himself. some of which he collected for overseas museums, including the United states National Museum in Washington, USA.3,4

Children of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman

Children of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Ellen Annie Bubb

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. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  4. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  5. [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.
  6. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003 1880.
  7. [S40000] Website http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/…
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.

Arthur Frederick Greathead1

#2660, b. December 1856, d. 23 June 1860
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Arthur Frederick Greathead was born in December 1856 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa.1 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. He died on 23 June 1860 in 25 Hereford Road, N Kensington, Bayswater, London, England, aged 3 from Measles.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. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1860/Q2 Kensington Volume 1a Page 7.

Walter Horatio Greathead1,2,3

#2661, b. 3 October 1857, d. 21 August 1927
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Walter Horatio Greathead
     Walter Horatio Greathead was born on 3 October 1857 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead Walter was a scholar.4 Walter was elected an Associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 5 May 1885. His address was in Box 4751, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.5 He married Rosa Louise Candy, daughter of John Candy and Constance Harding, on 15 May 1895 in St Mary Church, Torquay, Devon, England, after the banns had been read. Walter a civil engineer lived in Dublin. The ceremony was witnessed by Frank Beale, Constance Candy, E V Harding and Adelin Jackson.1,2,6,7,8 He was a land surveyor and practised in Griqualand West, Rhodesia & Transvaal. He laid out the township of Benoni.9 Walter, Rosa and their children John and Walter sailed from Southampton on 11 February 1901 aboard SS Arundel Castle for Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, South Africa. Little John was listed on the ships manifest as Miss J H. Mrs Candy presumably John's mother in law and Walter's cousin Alice Spackman accompanied them.10 Walter and Rosa were living at 11, Saunders Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg, Transvaal when they heard of the death of their son John Harding Greathead.11 Walter died on 21 August 1927 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 69.1,2

Children of Walter Horatio Greathead and Rosa Louise Candy

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. [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.
  5. [S40050] The Original Records website and Originaldatabases websiteAssociate Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
  6. [S10] Family Record Family Search - 1882.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1895/Q2 Newton A Volume 5b Page 251.
  8. [S17969] Emails between Michael James Stephenson and Jan Cooper from 17 May 2008.
  9. [S2947] Emails between Esther Marie Dorothy Grieg and Jan Cooper from 17 January 2007.
  10. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  11. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.

Octavius Ernest Greathead1,2

#2662, b. 11 November 1859, d. 25 December 1890
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Octavius Ernest Greathead
     Octavius Ernest Greathead was born on 11 November 1859 in Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London, England.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. He was baptised on 28 December 1859 in St Matthews, Bayswater, London, England, His address was 48 Inverness Terrace and his father was a Merchaant.6 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 11 Norfolk Villas, Kensington, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead.7 He married Edith Florine Phil(l)ips on 23 February 1884 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 He was Octavius fought with the mounted police in Basutoland. He was a farmer. Octavius left a will about 1890 Will signed with a mark, suggesting written on death bed.
Family living at 48 Inverness Terrace (Bayswater, London) Father member of the Legislative Council representing the Eastern Districts waith Cawood and Pote.
Fought in Basutoland.2
Octavius died on 25 December 1890 in South Africa aged 31 Died of spinal injuries after accident (falling building - the loutdoor longdrop collapsed on him and fell in) at Boksburg Colliery.2 Octavius was buried on 29 December 1890 in Braemfontein Cemetery, Braemfontein, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.2

Children of Octavius Ernest Greathead and Edith Florine Phil(l)ips

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. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1959/Q4 Kensington Volume 1a Page 48?
  5. [S1741] Letters between James Greathead and Jan Cooper from 28 October 1996.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Matthew, Bayswater, Register of baptisms, P87/MTW, Item 001.
  7. [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.

Henry Edwin Greathead1,2

#2663, b. 5 July 1863, d. January 1865
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Henry Edwin Greathead was born on 5 July 1863 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.3 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright. He was baptised on 5 August 1863 in St George's Cathedral, Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, by J Mee. The ceremony was witnessed by James Henry Greathead and Rosa Harding.4,5 Henry died in January 1865 in Port Alfred, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 1.1 Henry was buried on 28 January 1865 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.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.
  3. [S40000] Website Eggsa BDM Project - www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBaptisms.pl.
  4. [S40000] Website Eggsa BDM Project - www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBaptisms.pl - Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Baptism register, 1849-1869, page 136, entry number 2261. Repository: Cory Library, Ms 14 878-3. Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - South Africa, Birth and Baptism Records, 1700s-1900.

Jane Amelia Graham1,2

#2664, b. about 1829, d. 4 December 1915
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Jane Amelia Graham was born about 1829.1 She was the daughter of Henry William Graham. She married Daniel George Robinson, son of Daniel Robinson and Mary Ann Greathead, on 9 September 1851 in Mussoorie, India.1,2 Jane died on 4 December 1915 in Daisie, Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, England.2,1

Children of Jane Amelia Graham and Daniel George Robinson

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.

Henry William Graham1

#2665
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Henry William Graham was a Surgeon Major in the Bengal Army, Royal Engineers. Henry died in Daisie, Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, England.2 Henry left a will to Edith Janey Robinson #4652.2

Child of Henry William Graham

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 Henry Robinson1,2

#2666, b. 6 October 1853, d. 1908
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     George Henry Robinson was born on 6 October 1853.1,2 He was the son of Daniel George Robinson and Jane Amelia Graham. He was in the 1st Ghurka Regiment - Indian Army Sub Lt 9 August 1873. Lt 1st Gurka Regt, Capt 18 January 1885, Major 3 August 1893 Brevet Lt Col 28 August 1895, Brevet Col 6 February 1904, retired 9 August 1904.2 He married Edith Knowles 1st wife. He married Sophie Alice Rundle on 9 August 1881 in Monghyr, Bengal, India, 2nd wife.2 George died in 1908.2

Children of George Henry Robinson and Sophie Alice Rundle

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.

John Graham Robinson1

#2667, b. 22 January 1861, d. 23 October 1897
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     John Graham Robinson was born on 22 January 1861.1 He was the son of Daniel George Robinson and Jane Amelia Graham. He was 2nd Lt 14 Jan 1880, Lt 1 Jul 1881, Captain 14 Jan 1891, Indian Army. John died on 23 October 1897 in Shinwari, India, aged 36 Died of wounds received at Dargai.1 John was buried in Kohat, India.1

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.

Godfrey Walker Robinson1,2

#2668, b. 28 October 1863, d. 10 February 1930
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Godfrey Walker Robinson was born on 28 October 1863.1,2 He was the son of Daniel George Robinson and Jane Amelia Graham. He was made 2nd Lt on 14 Jun 1887, Lt on 29 Feb 1888, Capt on 14 Sep 1895, Major on 14 Sep 1905, Lt Col on 14 Sep 1913 in the Indian Army. He married Elizabeth Mary Orchard in 1892.2 Godfrey died on 10 February 1930 aged 66.1,2

Child of Godfrey Walker Robinson and Elizabeth Mary Orchard

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.

Elizabeth Mary Orchard1,2

#2669, d. 24 June 1931
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Elizabeth Mary Orchard married Godfrey Walker Robinson, son of Daniel George Robinson and Jane Amelia Graham, in 1892.2 Elizabeth died on 24 June 1931.1,2

Child of Elizabeth Mary Orchard and Godfrey Walker Robinson

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.

Edith Janey Robinson1

#2670, b. 1855, d. 1926
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Edith Janey Robinson was born in 1855.2 She was the daughter of Daniel George Robinson and Jane Amelia Graham. Edith died in 1926 in Droxford, Durham, England.2,3

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. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1926/Q1 Droxford Volume 2c Page 189 age 70.

John Candy1,2

#2671
Last Edited=9 Feb 2017
     John Candy married Constance Harding, daughter of John Ward Harding and Elisa Greathead, on 25 August 1869 in Culworth Parish Church, Brackley, Northamptonshire, England.3,4 He was Doctor of St Mary's Church, Devon.

Child of John Candy and Constance Harding

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. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1869/Q3 Brackley Volume 3b Page 3.
  4. [S40000] Website www.barrallmarriageindex.co.uk.

Rosa Louise Candy1,2,3

#2672, b. 21 July 1870
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Rosa Louisa Greathead née Candy
     Rosa Louise Candy was born on 21 July 1870 in Mooltan, Calcutta, Punjab, India.1,2,4 She was the daughter of John Candy and Constance Harding. In the census of 5 April 1891 in Mi Mont, Torquay, Devon, England, she was listed as the niece of Rosa M Barry.2 She married Walter Horatio Greathead, son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright, on 15 May 1895 in St Mary Church, Torquay, Devon, England, after the banns had been read. Walter a civil engineer lived in Dublin. The ceremony was witnessed by Frank Beale, Constance Candy, E V Harding and Adelin Jackson.1,2,5,6,4 Walter, Rosa and their children John and Walter sailed from Southampton on 11 February 1901 aboard SS Arundel Castle for Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, South Africa. Little John was listed on the ships manifest as Miss J H. Mrs Candy presumably John's mother in law and Walter's cousin Alice Spackman accompanied them.7 Walter and Rosa were living at 11, Saunders Street, Yeoville, Johannesburg, Transvaal when they heard of the death of their son John Harding Greathead.8

Children of Rosa Louise Candy and Walter Horatio 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. [S17969] Emails between Michael James Stephenson and Jan Cooper from 17 May 2008.
  5. [S10] Family Record Family Search - 1882.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1895/Q2 Newton A Volume 5b Page 251.
  7. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  8. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.

Emily Jane Halse1,2

#2673, b. July 1846, d. 20 January 1924
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Emily Jane Halse was born in July 1846 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney. She married William Wright Greathead, son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright, on 16 December 1865 in Aliwal North, Tarkstad, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 Emily died on 20 January 1924 in South Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 77.1,2

Children of Emily Jane Halse and William Wright 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 - Film 537256 Page 3 Ref no 68794 P1 col 1.

Henry James Halse1

#2674, b. 1 December 1817, d. 6 June 1880
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Henry James Halse was born on 1 December 1817 in London, England.1 He married Ann Lydia Poultney on 25 April 1839 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 Henry died on 6 June 1880 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 62.1

Children of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney

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. [S387] E-mails between Don McArthur and Jan Cooper from 3 November 2012.

Ann Lydia Poultney1

#2675, b. 19 June 1819, d. 15 October 1895
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Ann Lydia Poultney was born on 19 June 1819 in London, England.2 She married Henry James Halse on 25 April 1839 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,3 Ann died on 15 October 1895 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 76.2

Children of Ann Lydia Poultney and Henry James Halse

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. [S40000] Website www.1820settlers.com.
  3. [S387] E-mails between Don McArthur and Jan Cooper from 3 November 2012.