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Henry Percival Greathead1,2

#2676, b. 19 August 1867, d. 31 October 1930
Last Edited=13 Feb 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Henry Percival Greathead
     Henry Percival Greathead was born on 19 August 1867 in Rouxville, Orange Free State, South Africa.1,2,3 He was the son of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. He married Emily Elizabeth Stanton, daughter of John Stanton and Charlotte Whittle, on 19 August 1890 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, Emily had spent most of her life in Ficksburg until her marriage when she and her husband moved to Johannesurg. Two years later they settled on their Barvale farm, near Nelspruit.1,2 Percy was originally a trooper and joined on 27 September 1899 and was discharged two weeks later. He rejoined as a Lieutennt on 14 April 1900 and served until 31 October 1900.4 He was the Manager of Land Company, Johannesburg mines.2 He died on 31 October 1930 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 63.2

Children of Henry Percival Greathead and Emily Elizabeth Stanton

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 - Batch no 1553504 sheet 044, source 1553504, type film.
  4. [S40000] Website http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tamsinasplin/ILH.html

William Herbert Montague Greathead1,2

#2677, b. 1866, d. 6 January 1900
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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     William Herbert Montague Greathead was born in 1866 in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.1,2,3,4 He was the son of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. William joined up at PMG on 22 September 1899.5 He died on 6 January 1900 in Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, Cape Town, South Africa, Killed in action during the Anglo-Boer War. He was a Lance Corporal in the Imperial Light Horse Regiment in the Natal Field Force.1,2,6,5,7 William was buried in Main Cemetery, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Interestingly his gravestone states he was only 28 years old.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. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Batch no F166397 Sheet 044 Source 1553504 type film.
  4. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.
  5. [S40000] Website http://hometown.aol.co.uk/tamsinasplin/ILH.html
  6. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - Casualties of the Boer War, 1899-1902.
  8. [S40000] Website Eggsa gravestone library.

Emily Constance Greathead1

#2678, b. 7 March 1871, d. 8 December 1938
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
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     Emily Constance Greathead was born on 7 March 1871 in Rouxville, Orange Free State, South Africa.2 She was the daughter of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. She was baptised on 10 July 1871 she lived at the Farm "Mayfield" Kafir Land. Her father was a farmer. Her sponsors were Emilie Julia Greathead, Eliza Frances Halse, and Daniel Charles
Robinson Greathead and the ceremony performed by the Curate of Smithfield John Bell.3 She married W Wayland.4 Emily died on 8 December 1938 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 67.2

Child of Emily Constance Greathead and William Joseph Wayland

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 Information on this family from Peter Smits (letter of 10 Sep 1997).
  3. [S21266] Emails between Alan Montgomery and Jan Cooper from 28 August 2008 Smithfield Anglican Baptisms 1864 - 1877.
  4. [S40000] Website www.1820settlers.com.

Beatrice Eileen Greathead1,2

#2679, b. 26 November 1872, d. November 1918
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
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     Beatrice Eileen Greathead was born on 26 November 1872 in Rouxville, Orange Free State, South Africa.3,4 She was the daughter of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. She was baptised on 23 February 1873 she was living in Mayfield District of Rouxville. her father was a farmer
and her Sponsers were Charles Sheppard, Annie S Sheppard and Julia Greathead. The ceremony was performed by the Curate John Bell.4 Beatrice died in November 1918 in Nairobi, Kenya.1,3

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. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S21266] Emails between Alan Montgomery and Jan Cooper from 28 August 2008 Smithfield Anglican Baptisms 1864 - 1877 - Part 5 Page 13.

Charlotte Mildred Greathead1,2,3

#2681, b. 3 October 1873, d. 1 November 1947
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
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     Charlotte Mildred Greathead was born on 3 October 1873 in Rouxville, Orange Free State, South Africa.2,4 She was the daughter of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. She married Charles Howard Erskine on 30 July 1901 in Burghersdorp, Cape Town, South Africa.5,6,7 She married Jess Barger in 1921.2 Charlotte died on 1 November 1947 in San Mateo, California, USA, aged 74.2,4,8

Child of Charlotte Mildred Greathead and Charles Howard Erskine

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. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.
  4. [S40000] Website www.familytreelegends.com - California deaths 1940-1947.
  5. [S97] E-mails between Steve Richmond and Jan Cooper from 17 February 2005.
  6. [S40000] Website www.thepeerage.com - Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 568. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  7. [S40000] Website www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/south-african-magazine/578-south-africa-1901-3-july-september.html.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - California Deaths 1940-1997.

Julia Greathead1,2

#2682, b. 16 December 1882, d. 1961
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
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     Julia Greathead was born on 16 December 1882 in Rouxville, Orange Free State, South Africa.2 She was the daughter of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. She married Tom White. Julia died in 1961 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.2

Children of Julia Greathead and Tom White

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.

Tom White1

#2683
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Tom White was a Senator. He married Julia Greathead, daughter of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse.

Children of Tom White and Julia 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.

George Sandison Greathead1,2

#2684, b. 1884, d. 27 November 1918
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     George Sandison Greathead was born in 1884 in Rouxville, Orange Free State, South Africa.2 George was a member of the Inn's Of Court Officers Training Corps, and was a statistician in the mining industry and was required to continue work on mines as essential to war effort but when the Germans advanced in 1918 he resigned and went to England to join Royal Artillery but died of flu.3,4 He was the son of William Wright Greathead and Emily Jane Halse. He married Jean Bell. George died on 27 November 1918 in Westminster Hospital, Westminster, London, England, of pneumonia, following malaria contracted on the voyage home.1,2,5,6,7

Child of George Sandison Greathead and Jean Bell

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. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 Obit SACM 41(1):3-4 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  4. [S40000] Website Find my past - South Africa Roll of Honour 1914-1918.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q4 St Geo H Sq Volume 1a Page 1068.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers South Africa Magazine 7 December 1918 - kindly sent by Ellen Stanton.
  7. [S40000] Website www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/south-african-magazine/578--South Africa 1918 4 October - December .html.

Jean Bell1,2

#2685
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016

Child of Jean Bell and George Sandison 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.

Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon1,2,3

#2686, b. 22 October 1862, d. 22 July 1912
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon was born on 22 October 1862 in Queenstown, Cape Town, South Africa.2,4 She was the daughter of Selby Coryndon and Emily Caldecott. She married James Henry Greathead, son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright, on 10 July 1884 in St Matthews, Bayswater, London, England, aftre the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Walter H Greathead, Robert White, Nora Jane Spackman and Annie May Eykyn. James was a civil engineer living in 126 Warwick Street and Blanche lived as 18 Porchester Gardens.5,1,2,6,7,8 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, she was listed as the wife of James Henry Greathead.9 She was buried on 24 October 1896 in West Norwood Cemetary, Norwood Road, Norwood, London, England, in Grave 27,103, Square 83 She is buried with her husband James who died earlier in 1896.1,2,10,11,12,13 Blanche's husband James died on 21 October 1896. She received probate in London on 29 December 1896 with Basil Mott a civil engineer.14 Blanche was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 at Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, Blanche a widow living on her own means.4 Blanche died on 22 July 1912 in Ospedale, Mauriziano, Aosta, Italy, aged 49 her body was brought back to 37 Thurlow Square.1,2,14,11 Blanche was buried on 29 July 1912 in Norwood Cemetery, Norwood, London, England.11 The will of Blanche was proved on 6 November 1912 in London to Walter Harding a Gentleman and Basil Mott a civil engineer. Her effects were valued at £21208 14s 6d. Her husband John had died in 1896.14

Children of Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon 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. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 477 Folio 38 Page 6.
  5. [S40045] Newspapers The Pall Mall Gazette - 14 July 1884.
  6. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Film number 537446.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1884/Q3 Kensington Volume 1a Page 2.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Marriages - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Matthew, Bayswater, Register of marriages, P87/MTW, Item 007.
  9. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 458 Folio 66 Page 44.
  10. [S40000] Website www.fownc.org - Friends of Norwood Cemetery.
  11. [S7] Ancestry.com - London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980.
  12. [S40000] Website http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/…
  13. [S40000] Website Find a grave.
  14. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Selby Coryndon1

#2687, d. 1886
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Came to the Cape about 25 years before his death. Started career in Graaf Reinet in 1862 and moved to Queenstown and later Kimberley.1 Selby Coryndon married Emily Caldecott, daughter of Charles Henry Caldecott and Martha Wright, in 1862. He was a Solicitor to London and South Africa Exploration Company. Selby died in 1886. Selby was buried in Dutoitspan Cemetery, Kimberley, Cape Town, South Africa.1

Children of Selby Coryndon and Emily Caldecott

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.

Robert Thorne Coryndon1

#2688, b. 2 April 1870, d. 22 July 1917
Last Edited=8 Mar 2010
     Robert was one of the Rhodes' Twelve Apostles' served in N Rhodesia, S Rhodesia, Swaziland, Basutoland, Uganda and Kenya as Govenor. Big game hunter.1 Robert Thorne Coryndon was born on 2 April 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 He was the son of Selby Coryndon and Emily Caldecott. In the census of 31 March 1901 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, he was listed as the brother of Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon Robert worked in the Administration of the Rhodesian Civil Service.2 He married Phyllis Worthington. He was the Colonial administrator, KCMG. Robert died on 22 July 1917 in Nairobi, Kenya, aged 47.3

Children of Robert Thorne Coryndon and Phyllis Worthington

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. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 477 Folio 38 Page 6.
  3. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 Initially thought to be in 1912 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.

John Coryndon Greathead1,2

#2689, b. 9 May 1885, d. 1885
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     John Coryndon Greathead was born on 9 May 1885 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon. He was baptised on 24 June 1885 in St Marys, Barnes, London, England, his father was a civil engineer and lived at Birchwood, St Marys Grove.5 John died in 1885 in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, aged 5 months.1,2,6,7 John was buried on 31 October 1885 in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, England.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. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1885/Q2 Richmond Surrey, Volume 2a Page 378.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - f#537446.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1885/Q4 Cheltenham Volume 6a Page 251.
  7. [S40000] Website http://ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bmd - 1885 Register 17 Entry 373.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Gloucestershire, England, Burials, 1813-1988.

James Henry Greathead1,2,3

#2690, b. 5 May 1887, d. 20 November 1974
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
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Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     James Henry Greathead was born on 5 May 1887 in Birchwood, St Marys Grove, Barnes, London, England.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was the son of James Henry Greathead and Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon. He was baptised on 26 June 1887 in St Marys, Barnes, London, England, his father was a civil engineer.7 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead.8 James attended Marlborough College as a pupil from September 1900 until July 1905. He played for the College 1st XI Cricket Team in 1905 and went on to Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA.9 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, he was listed as the son of Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon.10 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 10 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London, England, he was listed as the visitor of Sir Basil Mott he was listed as a civil engineer. James daughter Mary and Basil's son Mark married in 1915.11,12 James sailed from London to Port Said in Egypt on 17 October 1914 aboard SS Malwa of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co whose Master was A Thompson. James was described as a Civil Engineer and sailed with 496 passengers. The ship was finally bound for Australia.13 He married Violet Florence Wren, daughter of Thomas Johnson Wren and Rhoda Kate Pratt, on 22 February 1924 in Mansura, Egypt.1,2,3 James, Violet and their five month old son left Liverpool on 29 October 1926 aboard SS Leicestershire bound for Colombo, Sri Lanka, Ceylon. The left the ship at Port Said in Egypt. The Master of the Bibby Line ship was G E English and there were 123 passengers travelling.

James was in the irrigation Department of the Ministry of Public Works Mansura Egypt 2nd engineer in charge on the Aswan Dam. He returned to England to retired. Started modern chicken farm at Northam, Devon, forced out by cheap imports. He was the Secretary of the golf club near Tilford, Surrey. He was the Garrison Engineer during war building camps in SE. He also ran a nursing home in Chalfont St Peter with Molly Mott until her death. James then moved to Rochester had stamp shop and lived in a houseboat on the River Medway.3,13 James and Violet travelled with their son James aboard the ship Malwa they got on in Marseilles and off in Plymouth. They gave their address in UK as Mayfield, Westward Ho, N Devon.14 James was listed as a Scientific Poultry Breeder in 1932 in Hillsborough, Northam, Devon, England.15 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register James was listed as living at Sheephatch Cottage, Crookshey Hill, Hambledon, Surrey, England with his wife Violet. James was a Golf Club Secretary.6 His wife Violet died on 10 January 1944 in Glebeside, Henham, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, aged 48 her death appeared in The Times newspaper of 12 January 1944.1,2,3,16 Mary and her brother James ran a nursing home at Chalfont St Peter.3 James died on 20 November 1974 in Carlin House, Gordon Crescent, Camberley, Surrey, England, aged 87.1,2,3,17,18 His body was cremated in Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, England.3 The will of James was proved on 7 March 1975 in Ipswich. His effects were valued at £9,534.18

Child of James Henry Greathead and Violet Florence Wren

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. [S2883] Letters between James Greathead and Jan Cooper from March 2003.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1887/Q2 Richmond/S Volume 2a Page 395.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  6. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/1958B/004/26.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  8. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 458 Folio 66 Page 44.
  9. [S273] E-mails between Diane Conrad and Jan Cooper from 6 July 2010.
  10. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 477 folio 38 Page 6.
  11. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 596 RG78 Piece 22 Registration District 8 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 6 Schedule Number 123.
  12. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Peter, Cranley Gardens, Register of marriages, P84/PET1, Item 006.
  13. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  14. [S7] Ancestry.com - UK Incoming Passenger lists BT26 Piece 847 Item 14.
  15. [S40050] The Original Records website and Originaldatabases websiteScientific Poultry Breeders (1932).
  16. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q1 Saffron Walden Volume 4a Page 1232.
  17. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1974/Q4 Surrey NW Volume 17 Page 0787.
  18. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office 751002053H.

Nancy Greathead1,2

#2691, b. 15 May 1889, d. 1952
Last Edited=12 May 2018
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Nancy Greathead was born on 15 May 1889 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3,4,5,6 She was the daughter of James Henry Greathead and Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon. She was baptised on 23 June 1889 in St Marys, Barnes, London, England, her father was a civil engineer.7 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, he was listed as the son of James Henry Greathead.8 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon.9 She married Leonard Shattock on 12 January 1914 in Swaziland, South Africa.1,2,10 Leonard and Nancy, were on their way to make a new life in South Africa with their son Paul, aged four, and Jim, a baby. The Galway Castle was torpedoed after the cease fire. The Captain panicked though the ship only sank when it was taken in tow some days later. Most lifeboats were cut from the davits but one was properly launched with the correct complement of sailors, passengers and stores - it was never seen again. Paul had been entrusted to some fellow passenger on that lifeboat, while Nancy and Leonard endeavoured to save Jim whose baby clothes acted as a parachute when his father dropped him over the side of the ship to his mother who had been given a place in one of the lifeboats. Paul's name was on the memorial to those lost in the Galway Castle in Sinoia, Rhodesia.11 Nancy died in 1952 in Eton, Windsor, Berkshire, England.12

Children of Nancy Greathead and Leonard Shattock

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 - 1889/Q2 Richmond S Volume 2a Page 402.
  5. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers Lloyds weekly newspaper- 26 May 1889.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - Surrey, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  8. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 458 Folio 66 Page 44.
  9. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 477 folio 38 Page 6.
  10. [S40000] Website World Vital Records - Dulwich College Register.
  11. [S3051] Emails between Adam Shattock and Jan Cooper from 7 November 2005.
  12. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1952/Q3 Eton Volume 6c Page 277 age 62.
  13. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.

Mary Coryndon Greathead

#2692, b. 19 March 1895, d. 28 December 1950
Last Edited=18 Jan 2017
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Mary Coryndon Greathead was born on 19 March 1895 in Streatham, London, England.1,2,3,4,5 She was the daughter of James Henry Greathead and Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon. She was baptised on 25 April 1895 in St Peter, Streatham, London, England, The family were living at Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Ravenscraig, Leigham Court Road, Streatham Hill, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon.4 Mary was confirmed in St Philip and St James in Leckhampton on 15 March 1910 her address was given as Dewerston House.7 She married Mark Dobell Mott, son of Sir Basil Mott and Florence Harmar Parker, on 4 April 1916 in St Peter's, Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Basil Mott, EAE Harelock, AM Aythum and Rosa Dick-Excader. Mark was a Lieutenant in the RFA and gave his address as 10 Arkwright Road, Hampstead. Mary gave her address as 15 Selwood Place, Onslow Gardens. Both their fathers had been engineers.8,9,10 Mary and Mark were divorced in 1936.9,11 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Mary was listed as living at 55 Beaumont Street, St Marylebone, London, England she was a lady of private means and helped at the Ambulance Service Station.12 Mary and her brother James ran a nursing home at Chalfont St Peter.2 Mary lived with Mark and his new wife until she died in a house in their grounds She had qualified as a doctor of medicine, no mean achievement for a lady in those days.9 Mary died on 28 December 1950 in Appletree Cottage, Hets Loo, Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire, England, aged 55 from cancer. This house is long demolished and developed now as Hets Park.9,13,14

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. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 477 Folio 38 Page 6.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1895/Q2 Wandsworth Volume 1d - 793.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Peter, Streatham, Register of baptisms, P85/PET2, Item 001.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - Gloucestershire, England, Confirmations, 1834-1913.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q2 Kensington Volume 1a Page 363.
  9. [S18272] Emails between Vivien Ann Mott and Jan Cooper from 15 March 2007.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Peter, Cranley Gardens, Register of marriages, P84/PET1, Item 006.
  11. [S24523] E-mails between Diana D Mott and Jan Cooper from 23 May 2010.
  12. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/0456B/002.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1950/Q4 Wycombe Volume 6a Page 465 age 55.
  14. [S18271] Emails between Peter L Mott and Jan Cooper from 14 March 2010.

Mark Dobell Mott

#2693, b. 15 July 1892, d. 1975
Last Edited=6 Feb 2017
     Mark Dobell Mott was born on 15 July 1892 in Lambeth, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Sir Basil Mott and Florence Harmar Parker.3 In the census of 31 March 1901 in St Augustine, 51 Blackwater Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, he was listed as the boarder of Anne C Hoste who was the school mistress. Mark was one of seve pupils in the school.4 Mark was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Drayton, St Leonard, Walliford, Berkshire, England, Mark was an engineering student living in his home of nine roomed home. He had a fellow student staying with him called Noel Mellor and one servant looking after them.5 He married Mary Coryndon Greathead, daughter of James Henry Greathead and Blanche Emily Caldecott Coryndon, on 4 April 1916 in St Peter's, Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Basil Mott, EAE Harelock, AM Aythum and Rosa Dick-Excader. Mark was a Lieutenant in the RFA and gave his address as 10 Arkwright Road, Hampstead. Mary gave her address as 15 Selwood Place, Onslow Gardens. Both their fathers had been engineers.6,7,8 Mark was wounded and disabled on the Somme within months of his marriage.9 He and Mary Coryndon Mott were divorced in 1936.7,10 He married Martha Lewis Willis in 1936 in Kensington, London, England.11 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Mark was listed as living at Hets Loo, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England with his wife Martha. Mark was a civil engineer living with his wife.12 Mark died in 1975 in Lancashire, England.13

Children of Mark Dobell Mott and Martha Lewis Willis

  • Peter L Mott7
  • Diana D Mott

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1892/Q3 Lambeth Volume 1d Page 471.
  2. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 880 Folio 11 Page 14.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 6477 RG78 Piece 319 Registration District 117 Sub District 3 Enumeration District 9 Schedule Number 120.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q2 Kensington Volume 1a Page 363.
  7. [S18272] Emails between Vivien Ann Mott and Jan Cooper from 15 March 2007.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Peter, Cranley Gardens, Register of marriages, P84/PET1, Item 006.
  9. [S18271] Emails between Peter L Mott and Jan Cooper from 14 March 2010.
  10. [S24523] E-mails between Diana D Mott and Jan Cooper from 23 May 2010.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q1 Kensington Volume 1a 356.
  12. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2164H/014.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1975/Q2 Preston and South Ribble Volume 40 Page 2020.

Frances Eliza Halse1,2

#2694, b. 29 August 1846, d. 1895
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Frances Eliza Halse was born on 29 August 1846.2 She was the daughter of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney. She married Herbert Harding Greathead, son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright, on 15 April 1871 in Herschel, Cape Town, South Africa, (or 1876.)1,2 Frances died in 1895 in South Africa.2

Children of Frances Eliza Halse and Herbert Harding 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.

James Henry Horatio Greathead1,2

#2695, b. 31 January 1877, d. 20 September 1924
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
James Henry Horatio Greathead
     James Henry Horatio Greathead was born on 31 January 1877 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 He was the son of Herbert Harding Greathead and Frances Eliza Halse. James was always called Horace.3 Horace attended St Andrews College in Grahamstown and then went on to study for a medical career, however he had to give up his studies because of damage to his eye sight. He then went into the mining industry in Johannesburg as a Compound Manager.3 He married Helen Douglas Huntly, daughter of Hugh Campbell Huntly and Maria Louisa Pohl, on 16 June 1906 in Cape Province, South Africa.2,3 In 1913 Helen had a very bad attack of pneumonia and Horace was advised to go to a warmer climate and so in 1914 the family moved to Southern Rhodesia where Horace went onto a mine outside Bindura as Cyanide Manager where he worked until 1916. After leaving the mine Horace went into partnership in the purchase of a farm, with a Mr Hagelthorne, a Bank Manager. Horace was to manage the farm called Hereford. There were no buildings on the farm so while Horace was building the brick house Helen together with Phyllis, Eileen and baby Guy stayed with Helen's brother Norman on his farm near Bindura. Her elder son stayed with Horace on the farm in a couple of temporary huts until in 1917 when the brick house was ready and all the family moved onto "Hereford".3 While Horace worked on the mine schooling for his children was not easy. They had a Governess Myrtle Holmes who later married their Mother's brother Norman.

When the family moved to Hereford there was first Mrs Gough and later Miss Austen for a short time, after that Phyllis and Eileen went to High School in Salisbury and Ken during 1922-23 attended Prince Edwards School. As the farm was five miles from the railway siding where they caught the train to Salisbury, Horace took the girls in the pony trap and Ken rode his horse "Baron"

After the flax crash Ken went to Mrs Norval's private school as a weekly boarder and the girls stayed at the High School where they finnished their education. Ken stayed at Mrs Norvals for a year and then went to Matopa's Agricultural College near Bullewayo in 1924, leaving in June 1925 when he was fourteen years old much against his mother's wishes.3 During the flax boom of 1919-21 Horace invested, like so many, in a venture in Kenya which was a disaster and he lost most of his money. He was forced to sell "Hereford" in 1922 and go back to mining.

Unfortunately Horace was involved in an accident on the mine but he never fully recovered following an operation in Salisbury from which he never recovered.3 He died on 20 September 1924 in South Africa aged 47 Horace’s tragic, untimely death made life very difficult for the family, especially Helen and young Ken who left school early as a 14 year old in order to work to ease the family’s financial burden.1,2,3

Children of James Henry Horatio Greathead and Helen Douglas Huntly

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. [S2898] Emails between Ken Greathead and Jan Cooper from 11 December 2004.

Herbert William Harding Greathead1

#2696, b. June 1878, d. 20 September 1882
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Herbert William Harding Greathead was born in June 1878.1 He was the son of Herbert Harding Greathead and Frances Eliza Halse. Herbert died on 20 September 1882 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 4 his death appeared in the Grahamstown Journal 20 Sep 1882 p2 col 5.1

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.

Arthur Clifton Robinson Greathead1,2

#2697, b. 6 December 1880, d. 25 January 1949
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Arthur Clifton Robinson Greathead was born on 6 December 1880 in Aliwal North, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 He was the son of Herbert Harding Greathead and Frances Eliza Halse. He married Susan Elizabeth Johnson in Bloemhof, Transvaal, South Africa.4 Arthur died on 25 January 1949 in Scottburgh, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 68.5,1,4 Arthur was buried in South Africa.5

Children of Arthur Clifton Robinson Greathead and Susan Elizabeth Johnson

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. [S14176] E-mails between Andrew Greathead and Jan Cooper from 30 January 2008 Picture of death stone.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006.
  5. [S14176] E-mails between Andrew Greathead and Jan Cooper from 30 January 2008.

Susan Elizabeth Johnson1,2,3

#2698, b. about 1892, d. 27 September 1960
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Susan Elizabeth Johnson was born about 1892 in Haenertsburg, Northern Trasvaal, South Africa.3 She married Arthur Clifton Robinson Greathead, son of Herbert Harding Greathead and Frances Eliza Halse, in Bloemhof, Transvaal, South Africa.3 Her husband Arthur died on 25 January 1949 in Scottburgh, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 68.4,1,3 Susan died on 27 September 1960 in 4 Westacre Road, Glen Harmony, Virginia, South Africa.3

Children of Susan Elizabeth Johnson and Arthur Clifton Robinson 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 - South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2006.
  4. [S14176] E-mails between Andrew Greathead and Jan Cooper from 30 January 2008.

Cecil Arthur Greathead1,2

#2699, b. 8 July 1916, d. April 1985
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
7th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Cecil Arthur Greathead was born on 8 July 1916.3 He was the son of Arthur Clifton Robinson Greathead and Susan Elizabeth Johnson. He married Thelma Cross. Cecil died in April 1985 in South Africa aged 68 from a heart attack.3

Children of Cecil Arthur Greathead and Thelma Cross

  • Eleanor Ann Greathead3
  • Colin Greathead3 b. 25 Jun 1948, d. 3 Nov 2007
  • Andrew Keith Greathead3

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. [S14176] E-mails between Andrew Greathead and Jan Cooper from 30 January 2008.

Mary Greathead1

#2700, b. 29 August 1813, d. before 1816
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
2nd cousin 4 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 1 time removed of George Greathead
4th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Mary Greathead was baptised on 29 August 1813 in High Worsall, Yorkshire, England.1 She was the daughter of William Greathead and Charlotte Ridley.1 I have assumed Mary died before 1816 as another child was born and given the same name.

Sources of Information

  1. [S10] Family Record Family Search - https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWFH-VJT