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Gordon Greathead1

#3276, b. 21 January 1915, d. 7 May 1997
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
2nd great-grandson of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Gordon Greathead - standing 4th left
     Gordon Greathead was born on 21 January 1915 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.2,3 He was the son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh. He married Eva Thelma Cuming on 24 August 1938 in Methodist Church, Marton, New Zealand, Eva was Gordon's first wife.2,4 Gordon was a fitter and turner in 20 January 1942 in 6 Trafalgar Street, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand, when he was called up to fight in WW2.5 He was a Company Director.6 His wife Eva died on 21 June 1979 in Feilding, New Zealand, aged 63.2,7 He married Moira Grace Casey on 1 March 1980 in Knox Church, Feilding, New Zealand.2,4,6,8 Gordon died on 7 May 1997 in Public Hospital, Palmerston North, New Zealand, aged 82 his death appeared in the Manawatu S newspaper of 7 and 8 May 1997. His address ahd been 5 Montgomery Street, Feilding.2,9,10,1 Gordon was buried on 23 June 1997 in Manawatu Cemetery, Feilding, New Zealand, Gorden's ashes were buried with his wife in Sub block 2 Row B Plot No 20 Interment ID 3985.11

Children of Gordon Greathead and Eva Thelma Cuming

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1915 Greytown Ref 713/Q1.
  4. [S9870] Emails between Meryl Annette Thorne Greathead née Kenneally and Jan Cooper from 9 August 2004.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940-1945.
  6. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  7. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1979 Feilding Ref 15028 age 63.
  8. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1980 Ref 4291.
  9. [S40000] Website Rootsweb obits.
  10. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1997 Paimerston North Ref 9160.
  11. [S40000] Website http://www.mdc.govt.nz/asp/publicregisters.asp

Eva Thelma Cuming1

#3277, b. 21 January 1916, d. 21 June 1979
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Eva Thelma Cuming was born on 21 January 1916 in Christchurch, New Zealand.2 She married Gordon Greathead, son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh, on 24 August 1938 in Methodist Church, Marton, New Zealand, Eva was Gordon's first wife.2,3 Eva died on 21 June 1979 in Feilding, New Zealand, aged 63.2,4 Eva was buried on 25 June 1979 in Manawatu Cemetery, Feilding, New Zealand, Her address was 34 Grey Street, Feilding . She and her husband's ashes were buried in Sub block 2 Row B Plot No 20 Interment ID 3984.5,1

Children of Eva Thelma Cuming and Gordon Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S9870] Emails between Meryl Annette Thorne Greathead née Kenneally and Jan Cooper from 9 August 2004.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1979 Feilding Ref 15028 age 63.
  5. [S40000] Website http://www.mdc.govt.nz/asp/publicregisters.asp

Moira Grace Peck1,2

#3278, b. 25 August 1923, d. 16 March 2012
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Moira Grace Peck was born on 25 August 1923 in Gore, New Zealand.2 She married Frank Casey.3 Her husband Frank died on before 1980.3 She married Gordon Greathead, son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh, on 1 March 1980 in Knox Church, Feilding, New Zealand.2,4,5,6 Her husband Gordon died on 7 May 1997 in Public Hospital, Palmerston North, New Zealand, aged 82 his death appeared in the Manawatu S newspaper of 7 and 8 May 1997. His address ahd been 5 Montgomery Street, Feilding.2,7,8,1 Moira died on 16 March 2012 in Ranfurly Manor, Feilding, New Zealand, aged 88 her death notice appeared in the Dominion Post of 19 March 2012.3,9 Moira was buried on 21 March 2012 in Feilding Cemetery, Feilding, New Zealand, following a celebration of her life at Knox Presbyterian Church, corner Kimbolton Road and North Street, Feilding. She was the much loved mother and mother in law of Ken and Marion (Feilding), Carolyn and Reo Wasley (Bunnythorpe), Murray and Christine (Cheltenham), and Wayne and Margaret (Palmerston North), stepmother of Alice & Kerry Gracie (Feilding), and April & Rod Bent (Te Amawatu), and much loved Grandma and Nana of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.3,9

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S40045] Newspapers Dominion Post, Wellington, New Zealand - Monday 19 March 2012.
  4. [S9870] Emails between Meryl Annette Thorne Greathead née Kenneally and Jan Cooper from 9 August 2004.
  5. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  6. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1980 Ref 4291.
  7. [S40000] Website Rootsweb obits.
  8. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1997 Paimerston North Ref 9160.
  9. [S384] E-mails between Sue Vernall and Jan Cooper from 19 March 2012.

Harold George Greathead1

#3279, b. 12 April 1917, d. 8 May 1982
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
2nd great-grandson of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Harold George Greathead - sitting left
     Harold George Greathead was born on 12 April 1917 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.2,3 He was the son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh. Harold was a clerk in 6 November 1940 and 7 May 1941 in 11 Horoeka Avenue, Mount Eden, Wellington, New Zealand, when he was called up to fight in WW2.4 He married Jeanne Claire Kennedy on 6 April 1942 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, Masterton, New Zealand, 1st husband.2,5 Harold died on 8 May 1982 in 39 Brunswick Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, aged 65.2,6 Funeral service was held at Hutt Methodists church.

The Newspaper article: Greathead, Harold George: Of 39 Brunswick Street, Lower Hutt, on May 8, 1982 at his residence.Dearly loved husband of Jeanne, loved father and father-in-law of Kevin and Lyn, Brisbane, Vanessa (Papua New Guinea), Andrew and Meryl (Ohakea) and Robyn (Wellington). Loved grandad of Greg and Megan and poppa of Toni and Ingrid. Aged 65 years. No flowers please. His funeral service will be held in the Hutt, Methodists Church, Laings Road, Lower Hutt, on Tuesday, May 11, 1982 at 2pm, followed by private cremation.1

Children of Harold George Greathead and Jeanne Claire Kennedy

  • Kevin George Greathead+ b. 12 Jul 1947, d. 21 Mar 2020
  • Karen Claire Greathead
  • Vanessa Frances Greathead
  • Andrew Mervyn Greathead
  • Robyn Leslie Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1917 Greytown Ref 2602/Q2.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940-1945.
  5. [S9870] Emails between Meryl Annette Thorne Greathead née Kenneally and Jan Cooper from 9 August 2004.
  6. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1992 Lower Hutt Ref 9305 age 65.

Jeanne Claire Kennedy1

#3280, b. 13 April 1922
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Jeanne Claire Kennedy was born on 13 April 1922 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand.2,3 She married Harold George Greathead, son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh, on 6 April 1942 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, Masterton, New Zealand, 1st husband.2,4 Her husband Harold died on 8 May 1982 in 39 Brunswick Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand, aged 65.2,5 She married Austin Robert Wilkinson on 2 November 1985 in New Zealand Austin was Jeanne's second husband.2,6,7 Evelyn, Oliver, Owen, Earle, Jeanne, Estelle, Rita and Beatrice attended the funeral of Mervyn John Greathead on 17 May 1987.8

Children of Jeanne Claire Kennedy and Harold George Greathead

  • Kevin George Greathead+ b. 12 Jul 1947, d. 21 Mar 2020
  • Karen Claire Greathead
  • Vanessa Frances Greathead
  • Andrew Mervyn Greathead
  • Robyn Leslie Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  4. [S9870] Emails between Meryl Annette Thorne Greathead née Kenneally and Jan Cooper from 9 August 2004.
  5. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1992 Lower Hutt Ref 9305 age 65.
  6. [S14209] Emails between Anita Greathead-Maher and Jan Cooper from 7 July 2005.
  7. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1985 Ref 19945.
  8. [S40045] Newspapers.

Austin Robert Wilkinson1

#3281, b. 9 December 1918, d. 21 March 1999
Last Edited=19 Dec 2011
     Austin Robert Wilkinson was born on 9 December 1918.2 He married Jeanne Claire Greathead on 2 November 1985 in New Zealand Austin was Jeanne's second husband.3,2,4 Evelyn, Oliver, Owen, Earle, Jeanne, Estelle, Rita and Beatrice attended the funeral of Mervyn John Greathead on 17 May 1987.5 Austin died on 21 March 1999 aged 80.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S14209] Emails between Anita Greathead-Maher and Jan Cooper from 7 July 2005.
  3. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1985 Ref 19945.
  5. [S40045] Newspapers.

Owen Charles Greathead1

#3282, b. 6 June 1919, d. 2006
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
2nd great-grandson of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Owen Greathead
     Owen Charles Greathead was born on 6 June 1919 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.2,3,4 He was the son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh. Leonard and Annie and their children had a rather nice photograph taken. My guess is it must have been taken around mid to late 1920s as little Earle as born in 1921 and is seated in the middle of the picture. Standing: Rita, Mervyn, Annie, Gordon, Beatrice, Leonard and Evelyn and Sitting: Harold, Earle and Owen.5 Owen was a grocers assistant in 4 March 1941 106 Manchester Street, Feilding, New Zealand, when he was called up to fight in WW2.6 He married Rita Maxwell Lean on 13 January 1945 in St Marks Methodist Church, Feilding, New Zealand.7,3 He was a Grocer.3 Evelyn, Oliver, Owen, Earle, Jeanne, Estelle, Rita and Beatrice attended the funeral of Mervyn John Greathead on 17 May 1987.8 Owen died in 2006.9

Children of Owen Charles Greathead and Rita Maxwell Lean

  • Dianne Jill Greathead
  • Murray John Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002 (or 6th).
  3. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  4. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1919 Greytown Ref 3841/Q3.
  5. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940-1945.
  7. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  8. [S40045] Newspapers.
  9. [S9811] Emails between Bruce Bartle ID 9811 and Jan Cooper from 18 April 2006.

Rita Maxwell Lean1,2

#3283, b. 16 May 1921, d. 23 November 2011
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Rita Maxwell Lean was born on 16 May 1921 in Feilding, New Zealand.2,3 She married Owen Charles Greathead, son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh, on 13 January 1945 in St Marks Methodist Church, Feilding, New Zealand.2,3 Evelyn, Oliver, Owen, Earle, Jeanne, Estelle, Rita and Beatrice attended the funeral of Mervyn John Greathead on 17 May 1987.4 Her husband Owen died on 2006.5 Rita died on 23 November 2011 aged 90.1 Her body was cremated on 29 November 2011 in Aramoho Cemetery Somme Parade, France, RSA Lawn B 10 582.1

Children of Rita Maxwell Lean and Owen Charles Greathead

  • Dianne Jill Greathead
  • Murray John Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers.
  5. [S9811] Emails between Bruce Bartle ID 9811 and Jan Cooper from 18 April 2006.

Earle Joseph Greathead1,2

#3284, b. 1 June 1921, d. 23 July 2009
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
2nd great-grandson of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Earle Joseph Greathead - sitting middle
     Earle Joseph Greathead was born on 1 June 1921 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.2,3 He was the son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh. Earle was an exchange clerk in 6 November 1940 in Newman Road, Eketahuna, Auckland, New Zealand, when he was called up to fight in WW2.4 He married Betty Lloma McNeil on 2 November 1946 in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Auckland, New Zealand.2,5 He was a Post Master.5 His wife Betty died on 17 February 1980 in Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 54.2,5,6,7,8 He married Estelle Marie McAuley on 4 April 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand.2,9 Evelyn, Oliver, Owen, Earle, Jeanne, Estelle, Rita and Beatrice attended the funeral of Mervyn John Greathead on 17 May 1987.10 Earle died on 23 July 2009 in Auckland City Hospital, Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 88.11,12 Earle was buried on 28 July 2009 in Waikumete Cemetery, Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand, after a service held in Titirangi Memorial RSA Clubrooms, South Titirangi Road, Titirangi.12

Children of Earle Joseph Greathead and Betty Lloma McNeil

  • Ian Leonard Greathead
  • Margaret Anne Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1921 Greytown Ref 4396/Q3.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, World War II Ballot Lists, 1940-1945.
  5. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  6. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.
  7. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011.
  8. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1980 Henderson Ref 2944 age 54.
  9. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1985 Ref 8137.
  10. [S40045] Newspapers.
  11. [S40000] Website www.waitakere.govt.nz.
  12. [S9882] Emails between Ian Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.

Betty Lloma McNeil1

#3285, b. 10 July 1925, d. 17 February 1980
Last Edited=23 Jun 2017
     Betty Lloma McNeil was born on 10 July 1925 in Glen Eden, New Zealand.2,3 She married Earle Joseph Greathead, son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh, on 2 November 1946 in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Auckland, New Zealand.2,3 Betty left a will on 28 May 1968 The executors were her husband Earle and her son Ian, although when she died he could notapply for probate as he was living in USA at the time. She left her estate to her hsband Earle and then to her children.4,5 Betty was buried in Waikumete Cemetery, Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand.5,6 Betty died on 17 February 1980 in Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 54.2,3,5,6,7

Children of Betty Lloma McNeil and Earle Joseph Greathead

  • Ian Leonard Greathead
  • Margaret Anne Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S3282] Letters between Owen Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 February 2005.
  4. [S8] Copy of will held by Jan, some kindly provided my contacts.
  5. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.
  6. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011.
  7. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1980 Henderson Ref 2944 age 54.

Estelle Marie Moor1,2

#3286, b. 7 July 1922, d. 11 November 2012
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Estelle Marie Moor was born on 7 July 1922.3 She married Laurie McAuley They had four children David, Robert, Shannon and Donna.2 Her husband Laurie died on an unknown date.4 She married Earle Joseph Greathead, son of Leonard Bright Greathead and Annie Haigh, on 4 April 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand.1,5 Evelyn, Oliver, Owen, Earle, Jeanne, Estelle, Rita and Beatrice attended the funeral of Mervyn John Greathead on 17 May 1987.6 Her husband Earle died on 23 July 2009 in Auckland City Hospital, Waikumete, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 88.7,2 Estelle died on 11 November 2012 aged 90 The New Zealand Herald wrote: GREATHEAD, Marie (Estelle) (formerly McAuley). 7 July 1922 - 11 November 2012 Passed away peacefully in her 91st year. Loved wife of the late Earle and the late Laurie. Mother of David, Bob, Shannon and Donna. Grandmother of Laura, James, Sarah, Robert, Alex, Andrew, Antonia and Caitlin. Great grandmother to Jason, Joshua, Naomi and Nadia. Mother-in-law to Karen, Phil and Mark. Grand mother-in- law to George. Special thanks to nurse Joseph at Aria Rest Home, Epsom, Auckland. A service for Marie will be held at Battersby Funeral Services, 1855 Gt North Road, Avondale on Friday 16 November at 10.30am. A very special lady, cherished by all who knew her. Loved her "music, dance, the Warriors, racehorses and having fun." May she rest in peace. She will be loved always.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  2. [S9882] Emails between Ian Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  3. [S14209] Emails between Anita Greathead-Maher and Jan Cooper from 7 July 2005.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers New Zealand Herald.
  5. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1985 Ref 8137.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers.
  7. [S40000] Website www.waitakere.govt.nz.

Louisa Bright1

#3287, b. 13 February 1844, d. 25 July 1934
Last Edited=31 Jan 2013
     Louisa Bright was born on 13 February 1844 in Norton Mandeville, Essex, England.2,3 She was the daughter of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn. In the census of 30 March 1851 at Norton Heath, Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, she was listed as the daughter of Richard Bright Louisa was a scholar.4 She emigrated with Richard Bright and Jane Bright on 5 November 1856 in London, England, arriving in Wellington on 30 Jan 1857 on the ship "Indian Queen. " She married William Jones in 1861 in Greytown, New Zealand.5 Her husband William died on October 1869.5 She married Fred Skipper Adams on 8 January 1875 in Baptist Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.5 Louisa was living in Australia in 1888 as her mother Jane wrote her a letter on 19 July that year giving lots of news about the family. Her mother was living in Martinborough at the time.6 Louisa died on 25 July 1934 in Brightside Sanatorium, Waverley Road, East Malvern, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, aged 90 from senile decay and syncope.7,8 Louisa was buried on 26 July 1934 in The Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.7,8

Child of Louisa Bright and William Jones

Children of Louisa Bright and Fred Skipper Adams

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1844/Q1 Ongar Volume XII Page 183.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1771 Folio 83 Page 18.
  5. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  6. [S9756] Emails between Audrey Bonner née Cooper and Jan Cooper from 31 January 2008.
  7. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate.
  8. [S235] Emails between Nan Bailey and Jan Cooper from 11 September 2012.
  9. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate Mothers DC from Nan Bailey.

Henry Bright1

#3288, b. 26 January 1846, d. 24 September 1847
Last Edited=21 Feb 2008
     Henry Bright was born on 26 January 1846 in Norton Mandeville, Essex, England.2 He was the son of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn. He died on 24 September 1847 in Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, he was aged only 21 months.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1846/Q1 Ongar Volume XII Page 195.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1846/Q3 Ongar Volume 12 Page 120.

William Greathead1

#3291, b. about 1634/35, d. 1687
Last Edited=31 May 2011
Appears on charts:
Chart 4 - William Greathead
     William Greathead was born about 1634/35 in Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire, England.1,2 He was a labourer. He married Susannah ... about 1659/60 in Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire, England.2,1 William died in 1687. William was buried on 1 April 1687 in Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire, England.1

Children of William Greathead and Susannah ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S71] E-mails between Caroline Cavanagh and Jan Cooper from 30 December 2001.
  2. [S33] E-mails between Brian Williams and Jan Cooper from 5 June 2003.

Richard Bright1

#3292, b. 7 June 1850, d. 22 February 1905
Last Edited=10 Jun 2010
     Richard Bright was born on 7 June 1850 in Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, Richard was a twin to Jane.2,3 He was the son of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn. In the census of 30 March 1851 at Norton Heath, Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, he was listed as the son of Richard Bright.4 He emigrated with Richard Bright and Jane Bright on 5 November 1856 in London, England, arriving in Wellington on 30 Jan 1857 on the ship "Indian Queen. " He married Louisa Ticehurst, daughter of Edwin Ticehurst and Maria Pocock, on 21 November 1872 in St Lukes, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand, at a double wedding with his sister Mary by Rev A Knell.5 Richard died on 22 February 1905 aged 54.

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1850/Q3 Ongar Volume XII Page 179.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1771 Folio 83 Page 18.
  5. [S40045] Newspapers Evening Post, Volume XXXV, Issue 116, 18 May 1888, Page 2.

Louisa Ticehurst1,2

#3293
Last Edited=10 Jun 2010
Louisa Bright née Ticehurst
     Louisa Ticehurst was the daughter of Edwin Ticehurst and Maria Pocock. The Ticehurst family moved from Wellington to Greytown in the late 1850's early 1860's.2 She married Richard Bright, son of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn, on 21 November 1872 in St Lukes, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand, at a double wedding with his sister Mary by Rev A Knell.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S162] E-mails between Ian Clapham and Jan Cooper from 28 October 2006.
  3. [S40045] Newspapers Evening Post, Volume XXXV, Issue 116, 18 May 1888, Page 2.

Jane Bright1

#3294, b. 7 June 1850, d. 1943
Last Edited=21 Feb 2008
     Jane Bright was born on 7 June 1850 in Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, Jane was a twin to Richard.2,3 She was the daughter of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn. In the census of 30 March 1851 at Norton Heath, Norton Mandeville, Essex, England, she was listed as the daughter of Richard Bright.4 She emigrated with Richard Bright and Jane Bright on 5 November 1856 in London, England, arriving in Wellington on 30 Jan 1857 on the ship "Indian Queen. " She married Josiah Viles Josiah and Jane had twelve children.5 Jane died in 1943.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1850/Q3 Ongar Volume XII Page 179.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1771 Folio 83 Page 18.
  5. [S9756] Emails between Audrey Bonner née Cooper and Jan Cooper from 31 January 2008.

Josiah Viles1

#3295
Last Edited=21 Feb 2008
     Josiah Viles married Jane Bright, daughter of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn, Josiah and Jane had twelve children.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9756] Emails between Audrey Bonner née Cooper and Jan Cooper from 31 January 2008.

William Bright1

#3296, b. 21 January 1855, d. 21 January 1857
Last Edited=21 Feb 2008
     William Bright was born on 21 January 1855 in Norton Mandeville, Essex, England.2 He was the son of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn. He emigrated with Richard Bright and Jane Bright on 5 November 1856 in London, England, arriving in Wellington on 30 Jan 1857 on the ship "Indian Queen. " William died on 21 January 1857 aged 2.

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1855/Q1 Ongar Volume 4a Page 62.

Edward Bright1

#3297, b. 13 May 1859
Last Edited=13 Nov 2005
     Edward Bright was born on 13 May 1859 in New Zealand. He was the son of Richard Bright and Jane Franklyn.

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.

Robert George Greathead1,2,3

#3298, b. 10 May 1869, d. 7 December 1937
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
6th cousin 2 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Great-grandson of George Greathead
6th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Robert George Greathead was born on 10 May 1869 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.2,3,4,5 He was the son of Robert Greathead and Emma Bright. The West Australian newspaper of Tuesday, March 9, 1886, reported on page 3, that Mr Robert Greathead had brought an action in the Supreme Court on February 19, 1886, suing Mr. M. H. Mortimer Franklyn for damages for the publication of a libel in the Federal Australian newspaper. The libel complained of was a paragraph that appeared in the defendant’s newspaper on the 10 October last, it stated:-Mr. Laurens had a client in hand, Mr. Greathead, who claimed a big bonus from the Government on the ground of his having discovered a specific for diphtheria.6 Robert died on 7 December 1937 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand, aged 68.2,4,7,8 Robert was buried on 8 December 1937 in Acher Street Cemetery, Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand, Robert was buried in an area known as Plan VIII Row RGG Plot10.4,9,1

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S4843] Emails between Marjorie Greathead née Rogers and Jan Cooper from 6 March 2003.
  3. [S4176] Emails between Audrey Summerill and Jan Cooper from 30 September 2002 Sadly Audrey died in 2007.
  4. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  5. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1869/20170.
  6. [S247] Emails between Peter Cuffley and Jan Cooper from 7 December 2008.
  7. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1937/16156 age 68.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007.
  9. [S40000] Website http://www.mstn.govt.nz/frame.php?page=cemetery/

Ernest Frederick Greathead1,2,3

#3299, b. 8 April 1871, d. 17 November 1962
Last Edited=9 Jul 2016
Relationships
6th cousin 2 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Great-grandson of George Greathead
6th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Ernest Frederick Greathead
     Ernest Frederick Greathead was born on 8 April 1871 in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand.2,3,4,5 He was the son of Robert Greathead and Emma Bright. In the 1893 New Zealand electoral listing for Wairarapa. Ernest was resident in Ahiaruhe and gave his occupation as a labourer.6,7 He married Mary Toms on 24 May 1898 in New Zealand.4,8 He was In 1901 Ernest was assistant at the Dalefield Dairy Factory was appointed to the factory in course of erection at Parkvale. His duties commenced with the new season in 1901.9,10 Adultery was the grounds of the application of Mary Greathead for dissolution of marriage with Ernest Frederick Greathead. Mr. H. F. O'Leary appeared for the petitioner. The evidence of the petitioner was that the marriage took place in 1898 and they had lived at Otaki until her husband went away and lived with the Maoris. She found, her husband living in a house in Millroad, Otaki, with a Native woman. She had custody of the children. His Honour granted a decree nisi, to be made absolute in three months, with costs against the respondent, the petitioner to have custody of the children.11
Ernest died on 17 November 1962 in Wairarapa, New Zealand, aged 91.2,4

Children of Ernest Frederick Greathead and Mary Toms

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S4843] Emails between Marjorie Greathead née Rogers and Jan Cooper from 6 March 2003.
  3. [S4176] Emails between Audrey Summerill and Jan Cooper from 30 September 2002 Sadly Audrey died in 2007.
  4. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  5. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1871/21966.
  6. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009.
  7. [S252] Emails between Bernadette Siebert and Jan Cooper from 9 January 2009 1893 New Zealand Electoral Roll Number 1245.
  8. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1898/1393.
  9. [S9965] Emails between Gayle Semmens née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 April 2005.
  10. [S40045] Newspapers Evening Post, Volume LXI, Issue 99, 29 April 1901, Page 6.
  11. [S40045] Newspapers Evening Post, Volume C, Issue 36, 11 August 1920, Page 8.

Mary Toms1,2

#3300, b. 30 June 1879, d. 16 November 1962
Last Edited=9 Jul 2016
Mary Greathead née Toms
     Mary Toms was born on 30 June 1879 in Dalefield, New Zealand.2 She married Ernest Frederick Greathead, son of Robert Greathead and Emma Bright, on 24 May 1898 in New Zealand.2,3 Adultery was the grounds of the application of Mary Greathead for dissolution of marriage with Ernest Frederick Greathead. Mr. H. F. O'Leary appeared for the petitioner. The evidence of the petitioner was that the marriage took place in 1898 and they had lived at Otaki until her husband went away and lived with the Maoris. She found, her husband living in a house in Millroad, Otaki, with a Native woman. She had custody of the children. His Honour granted a decree nisi, to be made absolute in three months, with costs against the respondent, the petitioner to have custody of the children.4
Police had raided certain premises in Auckland and found a letter bearing the address of a house in Kent Terrace, Wellington. Mary and two of her sons Ernest and Leslie appeared in the Magistrates Court before Mr F Stilwell on 2 July 1934 as a result of the successful opium search made by the Customs officers and detectives. Mary was charged with unlawfully in possession of prepared opium and with permitting premises in Kent Terrace to be used for the storage and concealment of opium. Leslie was a baker and ship's cook was charged with being unlawfully in possession of prepared opium and with importing prepared opium. Ernest was a labourer and was charged with being unlawfully in possession of an automatic pistol and ten rounds of ammunition. All three were remanded to appear the following day. Mary and Leslie were each fined £100 and Ernest was fined £5. The opium worth £660 and the pistol with 29 rounds of ammunition were forfeited. The family later appealed but this was dismissed.5 Mary died on 16 November 1962 in Otaki, New Zealand, aged 83.2,6,7 Her body was cremated on 19 November 1962 in Karori Crematorium, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand.1

Children of Mary Toms and Ernest Frederick Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3339] Emails between Tony Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 April 2001.
  2. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.
  3. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1898/1393.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers Evening Post, Volume C, Issue 36, 11 August 1920, Page 8.
  5. [S2] Jan's thoughts, guesses and supositions.
  6. [S347] E-mails between Anne Brady and Jan Cooper from 28 March 2011 1962 Otaki Ref 5975 age 83.
  7. [S65] E-mails between David Bromwich and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2012 Reg 1962/42172.