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Percival Frere-Smith1,2,3

#2726, b. 8 September 1877, d. January 1960
Last Edited=26 Dec 2010
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Percival Frere-Smith was born on 8 September 1877 in West Hill, Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, It is believed that the Frere part of his name came from Sir Bartle Frere, who was made High Commissioner for Southern Africa in 1877.1,2,4,5 He was the son of Charles Thomas Smith and Julia Emily Greathead. John Harding Greathead died on 11 January 1918. Percival Frere Smith who was John's cousin and his father, Walters attorney received administration on his effects in London on 27 September 1918.6 He married Adrienne Sylvia Naftel in 1919 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.7 He was a Barister and was addressed as Percival Frere-Smith Adv. L.L.B. Percival died in January 1960 in Sutton Valence, Kent, England, aged 82.1,2,8

Children of Percival Frere-Smith and Adrienne Sylvia Naftel

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. [S275] E-mails between Shirley Sanderson and Jan Cooper from 28 September 2009.
  5. [S26345] E-mails between Don Fox and Jan Cooper from 25 December 2010.
  6. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1919/Q3 Birkenhead Volume 8a Page 1443.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1960/Q1 Maidstone Volume 5b Page 675 age 82.

Leonard Bagshawe-Smith1,2

#2727, b. 23 October 1879, d. 1977
Last Edited=13 Apr 2013
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Leonard Bagshawe-Smith was born on 23 October 1879 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 He was the son of Charles Thomas Smith and Julia Emily Greathead. He married Ida Emily Fuller, daughter of Cyrus Edgar Fuller and Sarah Mason, in 1904 Ida was Leonard's first wife.3 Leonard was the Founder and General Manager of the F.C.U. (Farmer's Co-operative) who retired in 1943 after 25 years service. Apparently he was a miserable and uptight person, but maybe he was sad at the death of his sons and his wife's illness.4,5 His wife Ida died on 1944 in East London, Cape Town, South Africa.3 He married Dorothy Sawden Dorothy was Leonard's second wife. There were no children from the marriage.6,3 Leonard, whilst out walking on the adjoning farm to where he lived was assaulted, having his watch and wallet stolen, he did not recover and died shortly after.3 Leonard died in 1977 in Kennersley Retirement Village, South Africa.1,2,3

Children of Leonard Bagshawe-Smith and Ida Emily Fuller

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. [S275] E-mails between Shirley Sanderson and Jan Cooper from 28 September 2009.
  4. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  5. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003 according to father of Richard.
  6. [S2867] Emails between Richard Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 June 2003.

Adeline Emily Smith1

#2728, b. 1886, d. 6 January 1920
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Adeline Emily Smith was born in 1886 in Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 She was the daughter of Charles Thomas Smith and Julia Emily Greathead. She married Charles Kendrick Hall in June 1914 They lived on a farm called "The Willows" in Middleberg district of the Cape.1,2 Adeline died on 6 January 1920 in South Africa.1,2

Children of Adeline Emily Smith and Charles Kendrick Hall

  • Maurice Hall
  • Richard Hall
  • John Hall

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. [S275] E-mails between Shirley Sanderson and Jan Cooper from 28 September 2009.

Agnes Ninita Smith1,2

#2729, b. 3 May 1888, d. 1971
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Agnes Ninita Smith was born on 3 May 1888 in Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Charles Thomas Smith and Julia Emily Greathead. She married Maurice Pare in November 1913.1 Her husband Maurice died on 1946.3 Agnes died in 1971.2

Children of Agnes Ninita Smith and Maurice Pare

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. [S275] E-mails between Shirley Sanderson and Jan Cooper from 28 September 2009.

Esther Louisa Merriman

#2730, b. 25 January 1858, d. 10 March 1892
Last Edited=19 Dec 2011
Esther Louise Greathead née Merriman
     Esther Louisa Merriman was born on 25 January 1858 in South Africa.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel James Merriman and Julia Potter. She was baptised on 31 January 1858 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.2,1,3 She married Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London, son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright, on 25 January 1881 in Uitenhage, Cape Town, South Africa.2,1,4 Esther died on 10 March 1892 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 34.2,1,3 Esther was buried in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.2,1

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

Sources of Information

  1. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  2. [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.
  3. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003 1880.

Nathaniel James Merriman1,2

#2731, b. 4 April 1809, d. 16 August 1882
Last Edited=27 Dec 2011
Bishop Nathaniel James Merriman
     Nathaniel James Merriman was born on 4 April 1809 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Merriman and Mary Clarke.3 He was baptised on 25 July 1811 in St Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.3,4 He was educated at Winchester and Brasenose College, Oxford; and ordained in 1833. He was Curate then Vicar of Street, Somerse until he emigrated to South Africa.1,5 He married Julia Potter on 19 February 1840 in Preston, Lancashire, England, after a licence was issued on 17 February.1,6 Nathaniel and Julia emigrated to the Cape Colony with their children in 1849.5 He was consecrated 3rd Bishop of Grahamstown on St Andrew's Day 1871.1 Nathaniel died on 16 August 1882 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 73.1 Nathaniel was buried in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1

Children of Nathaniel James Merriman and Julia Potter

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. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Batch No.: C022921 Dates: 1785 - 1842 Source Call No.: 0097837 Type: Film Sheet: 00.
  5. [S40000] Website http://en.wikipedia.org
  6. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Record source: Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850, Data provider: Society of Genealogists.

Julia Potter1

#2732, b. August 1817, d. 25 May 1910
Last Edited=20 Dec 2011
Julia Merriman née Potter
     Julia Potter was born in August 1817.1,2 She married Nathaniel James Merriman, son of Thomas Merriman and Mary Clarke, on 19 February 1840 in Preston, Lancashire, England, after a licence was issued on 17 February.1,3 Nathaniel and Julia emigrated to the Cape Colony with their children in 1849.4 Her husband Nathaniel died on 16 August 1882 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 73.1 Julia died on 25 May 1910 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 92.1,2

Children of Julia Potter and Nathaniel James Merriman

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. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Record source: Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850, Data provider: Society of Genealogists.
  4. [S40000] Website http://en.wikipedia.org

Ellen Annie Bubb1,2,3

#2733, b. 16 September 1863, d. 14 February 1951
Last Edited=29 Apr 2012
Ellen Annie Greathead née Bubb
     Ellen Annie Bubb was born on 16 September 1863 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.1,2,4 She was the daughter of William Henry Bubb and Annie Sarah Rivers. She was a School Mistress.1 She married Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London, son of James Henry Greathead and Eliza Julia Wright, on 4 October 1894 in Cathedral, Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, by the Rev. Canon Espin, assisted by the Rev. W. Wallace.1,2,5 Her husband John died on 26 October 1910 in Serenje, Northern Rhodesia, South Africa, aged 56 from Sleeping sickness.1,2,4 Ellen was living at 97 Inverness Terrace, Paddington, London when she received news of the death of her son John Rivers Greathead who was killed in action during WWI.6 Ellen died on 14 February 1951 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 87.1,2,4

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

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 Nessie.
  4. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  5. [S40000] Website http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/…
  6. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.

John Edmund James Greathead1,2

#2734, b. 21 November 1881, d. 29 December 1881
Last Edited=15 Jan 2005
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     John Edmund James Greathead was born on 21 November 1881 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. John died on 29 December 1881 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 John was buried on 30 December 1881 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, p1 col1.2

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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.

Noël Julia Greathead1,2

#2735, b. 19 December 1882, d. 9 October 1949
Last Edited=23 Oct 2004
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Noël Julia Greathead
     Noël Julia Greathead was born on 19 December 1882 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. In the census of 31 March 1901 in The Parsonage, Woolverton, Somerset, England, she was listed as the niece of Rev Federick W Doxat and Aunt Katherine.4 Noël or Juel as known by the family did not marry but made a career in journalism, working for Johannesburg Daily Mail and eventually as archivist at the Cape Times. She died on 9 October 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa, aged 66 Juel died suddenly and left all her money to assist in the education of her nephews. She is commemorated in "Equus burchelli Greatheadi", a fossil zebra represented by the type specimen, and almost complete skull which she had collected at Van Wyksfontein.5,2,3 Noël was buried on 10 October 1949.2

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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 1772 folio 129 page 15.
  5. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 Page 84 "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.

William Henry Bubb1

#2736, b. 2 May 1826, d. 17 January 1879
Last Edited=27 Feb 2012
     William Henry Bubb was born on 2 May 1826 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was baptised on 26 May 1826 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was educated between 1841 and 1844 in Cheltenham Boys school, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, and lin 1848 gained a BA (Hons) Wadham College at Oxford. He was a Barrister in the Inner Temple in 1850.2 He married Annie Sarah Rivers, daughter of Thomas Rivers. William died on 17 January 1879 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, aged 52.1 He left a will to Annie Sarah Bubb and Charles Bubb, brother to hold assets in trust for benefit of Annie Sarah and minor children.1

Child of William Henry Bubb and Annie Sarah Rivers

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.

Annie Sarah Rivers1

#2737, b. 30 March 1840
Last Edited=8 Nov 2004
Annie Sarah Bubb née Rivers
     Annie Sarah Rivers was born on 30 March 1840 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Rivers. She was baptised on 16 August 1840 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.1 She married William Henry Bubb. Annie took in boarders after husbands death in 1879.1

Child of Annie Sarah Rivers and William Henry 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.

Mary Geraldine Greathead1,2

#2738, b. 24 May 1883, d. 4 June 1916
Last Edited=4 Jun 2007
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Mary Geraldine Spurling née Greathead
     Mary Geraldine Greathead was born on 24 May 1883 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,3,4 She was the daughter of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. Geraldine travelled to Port Elizabeth, Algoa Port in South Africa in 1903 from London.5 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.6 She married Francis Eyton Spurling on 13 December 1913 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 She died on 4 June 1916 in Torquay, Devon, England, aged 33 from flu.1,4,7

Child of Mary Geraldine Greathead and Francis Eyton Spurling

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. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Tony says 23 May 1884.
  4. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  5. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com.
  6. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q2 Newton A Volume 2c Page 231.

James Merriman Greathead1,2

#2739, b. 15 July 1884, d. 13 July 1965
Last Edited=2 May 2014
James Merriman Greathead
     James Merriman Greathead was born on 15 July 1884 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. In the census of 31 March 1901 in Green Hill, Sherbourne, Dorset, England, he was listed as a scholar boarder together with his brother Arthur.5 He married Dorothy Charlotte Greathead, daughter of Henry Percival Greathead and Emily Elizabeth Stanton, on 18 September 1915 in Addo, Cape Town, South Africa, Shortly after his marriage James went off to England to join the engineers in the English Army at Aldershot. He then went to the front and built bridges, for which he won the Military Cross. Dorothy also went to England and became a land girl in Swanley Kent. She also attended a course at the Royal School of Needlework and made a beautiful christening robe in readiness for the family she hoped for.1,2,6 James was given leave on 17 May 1917 and stayed at Chapel Farm in Tilford. The authorities received a letter on 27 May suggesting that he was suffering from exhaustion and needed a further week in the country. He wrote on 2 June that to was expected to be able to rejoin his unit - 103 Field Company in France on 4 June 1917.7 James was eligible for the rank of Major 30 January 1919.7 James and Dorothy sailed on 13 February 1919 from Liverpool aboard SS Kenilworth Castle for Cape, South Africa. James was described as a civil engineer.8 He was a Senior Engineer for the South African Railways and was also a civil engineer for his work on the Zambezi bridge below the Victoria Falls.9 James travelled on the Queen Mary from Southampton arriving in New York on 23 August 1937.10 James died on 13 July 1965 in White River, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 80.1,2,3 His body was cremated on 7 August 1965 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2

Children of James Merriman Greathead and Dorothy Charlotte 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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2008 Folio 85 Page 56.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2008 folio 32 page 56.
  6. [S2947] Emails between Esther Marie Dorothy Grieg and Jan Cooper from 17 January 2007.
  7. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO339/116113.
  8. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger list.
  9. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - New York Passenger Lists Record Microfilm serial T715 roll 6030 page number 8.

Arthur Merriman Greathead1,2

#2740, b. 6 December 1886, d. 9 September 1948
Last Edited=2 May 2014
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Arthur Merriman Greathead
     Arthur Merriman Greathead was born on 6 December 1886 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. In the census of 31 March 1901 in Green Hill, Sherbourne, Dorset, England, he was listed as a scholar boarder together with his brother James.6 Arthur was a University student at Clare College, Cambridge in 1905. It was reported in the Guardian newspaper that he was fined £20 and costs for asaulting the police during riots at a bonfire on Midsummer Common on 10 November 1905. Several other students were also fined for varying offences.7 He was a Civil Engineer. He married Carrie Isabel Mabel Swears-Clift on 29 April 1916 in Natal, Durban, South Africa.1,2,8 Arthur was appointed temporary 2nd Lieutenant on probation in the Royal Engineers on 7 Octber 1916.9 On 9 May 1917 Arthur appeared before the medical board and was declared unfit for General Service for 7 weeks, although he could be fit for Home Service in 3 weeks.9 Arthur died on 9 September 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa, aged 61.1,2,3,5 Arthur was buried in Plumstead Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa, Arthur and Carrie lie under the same gravestone.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. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  5. [S40000] Website Ancestry24.com.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2008 folio 32 page 56.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers Guardian online 11 and 16 November 1905.
  8. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Reference ID: 675, GS Film number: 1795575, Digital Folder Number:      004236645, Image Number: 01420.
  9. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO339/77234.

Carrie Isabel Mabel Swears-Clift1,2,3

#2741, b. 27 July 1885, d. 19 September 1955
Last Edited=17 Jul 2013
     Carrie Isabel Mabel Swears-Clift was born on 27 July 1885 in England.1,2,4 She married Arthur Merriman Greathead, son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman, on 29 April 1916 in Natal, Durban, South Africa.1,2,5 Her husband Arthur died on 9 September 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa, aged 61.1,2,3,4 Carrie died on 19 September 1955 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 70.1,2 Carrie was buried in Plumstead Cemetery, Cape Town, South Africa, Arthur and Carrie lie under the same gravestone.4

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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S40000] Website Ancestry24.com.
  5. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Reference ID: 675, GS Film number: 1795575, Digital Folder Number:      004236645, Image Number: 01420.

Harold Merriman Greathead1,2

#2742, b. 7 July 1889, d. 28 June 1974
Last Edited=7 May 2008
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Harold Merriman Greathead
     Harold was buried on 7 July 1889 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.3,2 He was born on 7 July 1889 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, Tony says 1884.1,2,4 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. He married Kathleen May Collett, daughter of William Hugh Collett and Elizabeth Jane Fugler, on 6 April 1929 in Shamva, Southern Rhodesia, South Africa.1 He was a Civil Engineer and Surveyor.2 Harold left South Africa for health reasons in 1930, so both children were born in England. Initially they experienced hard times because the contract to put a tunnel under the River Thames was cancelled because of the Depression and Harold was only able to find short term contracts on sewerage, the construction of a section of the Thames Embankment and the tube tunnelling project in London. Later he became Deputy Chief Civil Engineer at the BBC before returning to South Africa upon his retirement in 1951 with his wife and daughter Sarah. His son David stayed on in England to complete his studies at Imperial College, London University and then held various research posts in Africa until driven away from Uganda by General Idi Amin in 1973.3 Harold died on 28 June 1974 in 1 Thompson Street, Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, aged 84.1,2,4,5,6 The will of Harold was proved on 8 July 1975 in Grahamstown, South Africa. It was sealed in London. His effects in England and Wales was valued at £962.5

Children of Harold Merriman Greathead and Kathleen May Collett

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 The Branch from the Hazel Tree by Dr David J Greathead (2005) together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  4. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office 750119135E.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers The Times - 8 July 1974.

Ernest Merriman Greathead1,2

#2743, b. 28 March 1891, d. 20 December 1951
Last Edited=2 May 2014
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Ernest Merriman Greathead
     Ernest Merriman Greathead was born on 28 March 1891 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Esther Louisa Merriman. He married Mary Gertrude Swinford, daughter of Stephen Swinford and Mary Hedger, in 1920 in Herne Bay, Kent, England.1,2,5 Ernest and Mary sailed on 11 September 1920 from Glasow aboard SS Ulysses for Cape, South Africa. Ernest was described as a farmer.6 Ernest was a right handed batsman for Eastern Province.7 Ernest died on 20 December 1951 in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa, aged 60.1,2,3 Ernest was buried in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1

Children of Ernest Merriman Greathead and Mary Gertrude Swinford

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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers Domestic Announcements in South Africa magazine 25 April 1891.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1920/Q2 Blean Volume 2a Page 2577.
  6. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger list.
  7. [S40027] Www.cricketarchive.com.

John Rivers Greathead1,2

#2744, b. 1 August 1895, d. 23 October 1916
Last Edited=12 Jan 2014
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
John Rivers Greathead
     John Rivers Greathead was born on 1 August 1895.1,2,3 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Ellen Annie Bubb. He was educated in 1914 in Christs College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, and was a medical student.2 He was Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade he joined in the summer of 1916 with commission.4,5 He died on 23 October 1916 in Somme, Picardie, France, aged 21 He was killed in action. His mother was recorded as living in 97 Inverness Terrace, Paddington, London.1,2,6,3,5,7 John was buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, V D 7, Pas de Calais, France.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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Obit.SACM38(4):100.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - Soldiers died in the Great War database.
  6. [S39] E-mails between Becky and Jan Cooper from 16 September 2003.
  7. [S40010] Family History Resource File - Vital Records Index - British Isles/Australia CD Find a grave.
  8. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.

Margaret Angela Greathead1,2

#2745, b. 26 August 1898, d. August 1978
Last Edited=29 Apr 2012
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
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Margaret Angela Gadd née Greathead
     Margaret Angela Greathead was born on 26 August 1898.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Ellen Annie Bubb. She married Selby Montague Ernest Gadd, son of Selby Montagu Gadd and Cherry Edmeads, in 1922 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2 Margaret died in August 1978 in Port Alfred, Cape Town, South Africa.1,2,3

Children of Margaret Angela Greathead and Selby Montague Ernest Gadd

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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S40000] Website www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/south-african-magazine/578--South Africa 1898 4 October - December.

Edward Rivers Greathead1,2

#2746, b. 22 December 1902, d. 16 January 1948
Last Edited=21 Jun 2014
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
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Edward Rivers Greathead
     Edward Rivers Greathead was born on 22 December 1902.1,3 He was the son of Dr John Baldwin Smithson Greathead M.B.Edin.,M.R.C.S., London and Ellen Annie Bubb. Edward entered Sherborne School in 1916, leaving in 1918.4 He was a Doctor in practice in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. In the Times newspaper of 30 September 1933 the engagement was announced of Edward and Helen. Edward was the youngest son of Mrs Greathead and the late Dr J B Greathead of Grahamstown, South Africa and Helen the elder daughter of Mrs Don of Langton Matravers in Dorset and the late Lieutenant - Colonel F Don IA.5 He married Helen Mary Don, daughter of Frederick Alexander Don and Ethel F D Ponsford, in 1933 in Kensington, London, England.1,6 Edward died on 16 January 1948 in Pinetown, Natal, Durban, South Africa, aged 45.1,3,7 The will of Edward was proved on 5 February 1949 in Pietermaritzberg to his widow Helen. His effects in England were valued at £2821 15s 7d and probate was sealed on 5 February 1949.7

Children of Edward Rivers Greathead and Helen Mary Don

  • Peter Don Rivers Greathead
  • Simon John Rivers 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. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S40050] The Original Records websiteBoys entering Sherborne School (1916).
  5. [S40045] Newspapers The Times - 30 September 1933.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1933/Q4 Kensington Volume 1a Page 357.
  7. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Walter Robinson Greathead1,2

#2747, b. 21 June 1896, d. 20 March 1964
Last Edited=17 Jul 2013
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
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     Walter Robinson Greathead was born on 21 June 1896 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, His birth was announced in the Domestic announcemnets of South Africa Magazine of 2 July 1896.1,2,3 He was the son of Walter Horatio Greathead and Rosa Louise Candy. 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.4 On 28 April 1917 Walter's application to join the RAF was approved. He stated he had previously served two years with the R and Light Infantry and 15 months with the South African Infantry. He was 5 foot 8½ inches tall and had a chest measurement of 38½ inches and weighed 160lbs. He gave his address as living with his father in 11 Saunders Street, Johannesburg.5 Walter was transferred from the RAF to the unemployed list on 16 June 1919.3 He married Joan Eagle, daughter of Piercy James Eagle and Annie Dickie Tweddle, on 4 June 1932 in Christ Church, Arcadia, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by R P Stephens and J W Greathead. Walter was described as an assistant engineer for the Provincial Roads Department and gave his address as 625 Pretoria Street in Pretoria and Joan lived at 799 Schoeman Street in Pretoria.6 He was a Civil Engineer working for Public Works Department in Pretoria and senior engineer on Jan Smuts and Louis Botha Airport construction.2 On 30 December 1941an announcement appeared in the London Gazette that Major Walter Robinson Geathead from Head Quarters South African Engineering Corps had been awarded Officer of the British Empire O.B.E. for conspicuoius qualities of energy, ability and leadership in command of a Road Construction Company in addition to general charge of three Road Construction Companies engaged in Isiolo and Mega lines of Communication. He planned and superintended construction of the new 180 mile road from Massabit to Mega across the lava field and the success of this major work was principally due to his management.7
Walter suffered from Diabetes and was very overweight. He was said to have been sent to Cape Town in a Spitfire during WWll but the undercarriage collapsed so had to go by bomber instead!2 Walter died on 20 March 1964 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 67.1,8

Child of Walter Robinson Greathead and Joan Eagle

  • James Graham 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. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) AIR 76/193 RAF Officers Service records 1918-19.
  4. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  5. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO339/116113.
  6. [S7692] E-mails between Ann Shuttleworth and Jan Cooper from 11 November 2000.
  7. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO373/79 - Recommendations for Honours and Army Awards.
  8. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Tony says 12 Mar 1964.

John Harding Greathead1,2,3

#2748, b. 1898, d. 11 January 1918
Last Edited=16 Oct 2013
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
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     John Harding Greathead was born in 1898 in Johannesburg, South Africa.1 He was the son of Walter Horatio Greathead and Rosa Louise Candy. 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.4 He died on 11 January 1918 in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, in action whilst flying in WWI. An inquest was held at Napsbury Military, Hertfordshire, on 2nd Lieutenant John Harding Greathead of Johannesburg, member of the Royal Flying Corp. who was killed whilst flying alone. On ascending 100 feet up flames broke out and the aircraft fell. A verdict of accidental death was returned. His usual address was 3 Portsea Place, Paddington, Middlesex.1,5,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 John was buried in St Albans Cemetery, Ref E D 24, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England.5,12 John did not leave a will. Administration papers were issued on 27 September 1918 in London to his cousin Percival Frere Smith # 2726 barrister the attorney of his father Walter Horacio Greathead # 2661. His effects were valued at £109 0s 6d.9

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.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  5. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.
  6. [S9057] Emails between Judith Lancefield and Jan Cooper from 24 March 2003.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers News of the world Sunday 13 January 1919.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q1 Barnet Volume 3a Page 438.
  9. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - Soldiers died in the Great War database.
  11. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) AIR 76/193 RAF Officers Service records 1918-19.
  12. [S40000] Website Find a grave.

Constance Eileen Greathead1,2,3

#2749, b. 27 August 1902, d. 1975
Last Edited=28 Apr 2012
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
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Constance Eileen Stephenson née Greathead
     Constance Eileen Greathead was born on 27 August 1902 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, and was twin to Julia Mary otherwise known as Molly.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Walter Horatio Greathead and Rosa Louise Candy. She was baptised on 15 October 1902 by F E Carter. The ceremony was witnessed by Cullis Reilly, Noel Julia Greathead and Beryl Rosa Irene Greathead.5 She married Percival Thomas Stephenson, son of William Bigger Stephenson, on 8 February 1927 Constance was a teacher.2,3 Her husband Percival died on 5 February 1972 aged 75.3 Constance died in 1975 in South Africa.3

Children of Constance Eileen Greathead and Percival Thomas Stephenson

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. [S17969] Emails between Michael James Stephenson and Jan Cooper from 17 May 2008.
  4. [S40000] Website Eggsa BDM Project - www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBaptisms.pl.
  5. [S40000] Website Eggsa BDM Project - www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBaptisms.pl - Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Baptism register, 1869-1908, page 165, entry number 4641. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 878-4. Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite and proof read by Sue Mackay as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois.

Julia Mary Greathead1,2

#2750, b. 27 August 1902
Last Edited=28 Apr 2012
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2: Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Julia Mary Greathead was born on 27 August 1902 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, and twin of Constance.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Walter Horatio Greathead and Rosa Louise Candy. She was baptised on 15 October 1902 in Grahamstown, Cape Town, South Africa, by F E Carter. The ceremonu was witnessed by Percival Frere Smith, Mary Jane Bourne and Mary Geraldine Greathead.5 She married John P Lang. Julia died Molly stayed with her son David and his wife on a farm called Rustfontein, near Pietersburg in South Africa until her death in 1980's.3

Children of Julia Mary Greathead and John P Lang

  • John Lang
  • James Lang
  • David Lang

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. [S17969] Emails between Michael James Stephenson and Jan Cooper from 17 May 2008.
  4. [S40000] Website Eggsa BDM Project - www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBaptisms.pl.
  5. [S40000] Website Eggsa BDM Project - www.eggsa.org/cgi-bin/searchBaptisms.pl - Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Baptism register, 1869-1908, page 166, entry number 4642. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 878-4. Transcribed by Lynn Couperthwaite and proof read by Sue Mackay as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois.