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Francis Greathead

#3651, b. 5 September 1815, d. 1861
Last Edited=28 Nov 2017
Appears on charts:
Chart 5 - William Greathead
     Francis Greathead was baptised on 5 September 1815 in Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Francis Greathead and Isabella Tweddle. He married Jane Saddler on 27 November 1839 in Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England.3 Francis was listed as the head of the family on the census of 6 June 1841 in Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England, Francis was living with his wife and two young daughters and was working as a drover.5 Francis was listed as head of household in the census of 30 March 1851 at Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England, Francis was an agricultural labourer. Lodging with the family is James Saddler, presumably Francis's brother in law.6 Francis was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in Parkplace, Darlington, Durham, England, Francis was an iron works labourer and he lived with his wife and daughter.7 Francis was buried on 24 November 1861 in St Andrews, Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England.8 Francis died in 1861 in Darlington, Durham, England.9

Children of Francis Greathead and Jane Saddler

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S115] E-mails between Wendy and Bob Geldard and Jan Cooper from 4 August 2005.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers, 1569-1937 Church of England. Parish Church of Haughton-le-Skerne (Durhamshire) Film 0894909.
  4. [S40000] Website Find my past parish records.
  5. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 304/5 Folio 7 Page 10.
  6. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2387 Folio 698 Page 6.
  7. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3679 Folio 24 Page 42.
  8. [S40024] Www.durhamrecordsonline.com/search.php.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1861/Q2 Darlington Volume 10a Page 10.

Jane Stocks Methley1

#3652, b. 16 July 1819, d. 1885
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
     Jane Stocks Methley was born on 16 July 1819 in Tenterden, Kent, England.2,3,4 She was the daughter of James Methley and Susanna Ruth Greathead. She was baptised on 3 October 1819 in Wesleyan, Tenterden, Kent, England.1,4 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Ordsall Lane, Salford, Lancashire, England, she was listed as the daughter of James Methley.5 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Camden Place, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of James Methley Jane was described as residing with her father a Wesleyan Minister.6 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 9 Hanover Square, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of James Methley.7,3 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 3 Claremont Terrace, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the sister in law of George Ellison she was an annuitant.8 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 3 Claremont Terrace, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the sister in law of George Ellison.9 Jane died in 1885 in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England.10

Sources of Information

  1. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S391] E-mails between Peter Methley and Jan Cooper from 11 May 2013.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 - RG4 Piece 3652.
  5. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 586/ 5 Folio 18 Page 28.
  6. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2051 Folio 585 Page 6.
  7. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 370 Folo 91 Page 4.
  8. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4783 Folio 111 Page 5.
  9. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4760 Folio 4 Page 1.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1885/Q1 Sculcoates Volume 9d Page 135 age 65.

Frank G Greathead1,2

#3653, b. 13 February 1924, d. 29 January 2000
Last Edited=20 Feb 2016
Relationships
6th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 4 times removed of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Frank G Greathead was born on 13 February 1924 in Burnley, Lancashire, England.2,3,4,5 He was the son of Walter Greathead and Alice Gregson. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Frank G Greathead was listed as living at Lancaster, Lancashire, England with his parents Frank was an assistant in drug stores at dye workes.5 He was an electrical engineer. He married Lilian Atkinson, daughter of William Atkinson and Ethel Priscilla Pedder, on 27 April 1943 in St Luke, Skerton, Lancashire, England.6,7 His wife Lilian died on 16 July 1998 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, aged 73.8,9 Frank died on 29 January 2000 in 13 Cockersand Drive, Scotforth, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, aged 75.8,10,11 The will of Frank was proved on 25 February 2000 in Liverpool to his son John.11

Children of Frank G Greathead and Lilian Atkinson

Sources of Information

  1. [S3655] Emails between John Greathead and Jan Cooper from 1997.
  2. [S4278] Emails between Alan Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1924/Q1 Burnley Volume 8C Page 262.
  4. [S40000] Website www.lancashirebmd.org.uk - BUE/77/5.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/4799D/007.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1943/Q2 Lancaster Volume 8E Page 1575.
  7. [S40000] Website www.lancashirebmd.org.uk - CE22/7/241.
  8. [S8558] Emails between Karen Rollinson née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 20 September 2002.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - Lancaster July 1998 5872a - a1c - 220 - 798.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - Lancaster January 2000 5872B - B4C - 223 - 100.
  11. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Lilian Atkinson1

#3654, b. 15 December 1924, d. 16 July 1998
Last Edited=20 Feb 2016
     Lilian Atkinson was born on 15 December 1924 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Atkinson and Ethel Priscilla Pedder.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Lilian Atkinson was listed as living at 35 Lune Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England with her parents Lilian was working as a cotton mill weaver.4 She was a postmistress. She married Frank G Greathead, son of Walter Greathead and Alice Gregson, on 27 April 1943 in St Luke, Skerton, Lancashire, England.5,6 Lilian died on 16 July 1998 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, aged 73.7,8

Children of Lilian Atkinson and Frank G Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4278] Emails between Alan Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1925/Q1 Lancaster Volume 8e Page 960.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastG101/4799A/009.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1943/Q2 Lancaster Volume 8E Page 1575.
  6. [S40000] Website www.lancashirebmd.org.uk - CE22/7/241.
  7. [S8558] Emails between Karen Rollinson née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 20 September 2002.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - Lancaster July 1998 5872a - a1c - 220 - 798.

Eleanor ...1

#3656, b. about 1774, d. 9 January 1856
Last Edited=3 Mar 2013
     Eleanor ... was born about 1774 in Jamaica, West Indies, Eleanor was born a British Subject.1 She married ... Greathead.1 Her husband ... died on before 1841.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Quadrant, Westminster, London, England, she was listed as the lodger Eleanor and Jane were living together and the next household to Robert Clavering aged 40 and a hosier. I am assuming they were lodging there.2 In the census of 30 March 1851 at 19 Charles Street, Chelsea, London, England, she was listed as a lodger with Ellen Ann Clavering an unmarried lady aged 20 who was born as a British subject in Jamaica and was listed as a lodging house keeper. It would appear that Jane, I assume Eleanor's daughter was also lodging in the house. Eleanor is working as a seemstress.3 Eleanor died on 9 January 1856 in 14 Hatton Street, Chelsea, London, England, from decay of nature. Maria Clifford made her mark when registering the death of Eleanor and described her as an almswoman. Maria gave her address as 8 Fords Folk of Battersea.4

Child of Eleanor ... and ... Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO104 Piece 736/9 Folio 35 Page 65.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1473 Folio 133 Page 17.
  4. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1856/Q1 Chelsea Volume 1a page 112.

Albert Edward Jewson

#3657, b. 2 June 1912, d. 27 September 1988
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Albert Edward Jewson was born on 2 June 1912 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, Albert's mothers maiden name was Pillar.1,2 He married Gwendoline Greathead, daughter of Nora Greathead, on 9 March 1935 in Register Office, Hartlepool, Durham, England.3,1 Albert died on 27 September 1988 in Durham, England, aged 76.1,4

Children of Albert Edward Jewson and Gwendoline Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S23456] E-mails between Olwen Jewson and Jan Cooper from 18 August 2009.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1912/Q3 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 226.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1935/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 241.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - September 1988 N Cleveland Volume 3 Page 2492 Reg 988.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 219.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1938/Q2 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 218.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q2 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 347.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1946/Q3 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 1834.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1948/Q2 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 1776.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1956/Q1 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 1601.

Andrew Greathead

#3658, b. about 1831, d. 1850
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
4th cousin 4 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Son of George Greathead
4th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Andrew Greathead was born about 1831 in Durham, England.1 He was the son of George Greathead and Jane Bellerby. In the census of 6 June 1841 in Framwellgate, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of George Greathead.2 Andrew died in 1850 in Durham, England.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 320/12 Folio 27 Pages 48 and 49.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1850/Q1 Durham Volume 24 Page 67.

Jane Saddler1

#3662, b. about 1813
Last Edited=28 Nov 2017
Appears on charts:
Chart 5 - William Greathead
     Jane Saddler was born about 1813 in Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England.1 She married Francis Greathead, son of Francis Greathead and Isabella Tweddle, on 27 November 1839 in Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England.2 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Francis Greathead.3 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Haughton le Skerne, Darlington, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Francis Greathead.4 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Parkplace, Darlington, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Francis Greathead.5 Her husband Francis died on 1861 in Darlington, Durham, England.6 She married William Fenwick between 1862 and 1871.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in St Cuthberts, Darlington, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of William Fenwick.7

Children of Jane Saddler and Francis Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers, 1569-1937 Church of England. Parish Church of Haughton-le-Skerne (Durhamshire) Film 0894909.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 304/5 Folio 7 Page 10.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2387 Folio 698 Page 6.
  5. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3679 Folio 24 Page 42.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1861/Q2 Darlington Volume 10a Page 10.
  7. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4883 Folio 12 Page 17.

Isaac Greathead

#3663, b. about 1828, d. 1846
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
4th cousin 4 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
Son of George Greathead
4th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Isaac Greathead was born about 1828 in Durham, England.1 He was the son of George Greathead and Jane Bellerby. He was baptised on 4 January 1829 in St Margaret, Durham, England.2 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Framwellgate, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of George Greathead.3 Isaac died in 1846 in Durham, England.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S40000] Website Find my past parish records.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 320/12 Folio 27 Pages 48 and 49.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1846/Q3 Durham Volume 24 Page 75.

Catherine Thornton

#3664, b. about 1771, d. 1847
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
     Catherine Thornton was born about 1771 in Kent, England. She married Thomas Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Martha Cooper, on 20 January 1833 in St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, England.1,2 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Chapel Place, Dover, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead Both Catherine and Thomas were of independent means. They appear to have a Catherine Thornton aged 4 with them who was born in the County of Kent.3 Catherine died in 1847 in Dover, Kent, England.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - PG Page 9444.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 494/7 Folio 33 Page 20.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1847/Q3 Dover Volume 5 Page 71.

Gwendoline Greathead1

#3665, b. 15 September 1918, d. 14 August 2009
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 4 times removed of George Greathead
7th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Gwendoline Greathead was born on 15 September 1918 in 20 Exeter Street, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, There was no father's name shown on birth certificate.2 She was the daughter of Nora Greathead.1 She was baptised on 3 October 1918 in All Saints, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England.1 She married Albert Edward Jewson on 9 March 1935 in Register Office, Hartlepool, Durham, England.3,4 Her husband Albert died on 27 September 1988 in Durham, England, aged 76.4,5 Gwendoline died on 14 August 2009 aged 90.4

Children of Gwendoline Greathead and Albert Edward Jewson

Sources of Information

  1. [S6] Society of Genealogists.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1918/Q4 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 198.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1935/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 241.
  4. [S23456] E-mails between Olwen Jewson and Jan Cooper from 18 August 2009.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - September 1988 N Cleveland Volume 3 Page 2492 Reg 988.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 219.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1938/Q2 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 218.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q2 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 347.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1946/Q3 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 1834.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1948/Q2 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 1776.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1956/Q1 W Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 1601.

John Greathead

#3666
Last Edited=18 Aug 2008
     John Greathead married Mary Willson on 2 July 1777 in Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Durham, England.1,2,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S6] Society of Genealogists - Marriages and Burials 1813-1837.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish register transcripts, 1609-1812 Church of England. Chapelry of Barnard-Castle (Durhamshire) Film 0091081.
  3. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.

Mary Willson1

#3667
Last Edited=18 Aug 2008
     Mary Willson married John Greathead on 2 July 1777 in Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Durham, England.2,3,4

Sources of Information

  1. [S6] Society of Genealogists.
  2. [S6] Society of Genealogists - Marriages and Burials 1813-1837.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish register transcripts, 1609-1812 Church of England. Chapelry of Barnard-Castle (Durhamshire) Film 0091081.
  4. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.

Thomas Greathead

#3668, b. 23 August 1833, d. 28 December 1846
Last Edited=1 May 2015
Relationships
2nd cousin 4 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 1 time removed of George Greathead
4th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Thomas Greathead was born on 23 August 1833 in Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England, His father Thomas was a shoemaker. A note in the register states that his parents were not in the membership of the Chapel.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Eli Greathead and Mary Crowther. In the census of 6 June 1841 in Edge End, Little Marsden, Lancashire, England, he was listed as the son of Thomas Eli Greathead.3 Thomas died on 28 December 1846 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England, aged 13.4,5 Thomas was buried on 31 December 1846 in Mount Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S40029] The Genealogist websiteRegister of Births belonging to the Monthly Meeting of Manchester, Lancashire from 1797 to 1836 RG6 Piece 1532 Folio 172 and Register of Births for the Quarterly Meeting of Lancashire from 1828 to 1833 RG6 Piece 1041 Folio 202 and Register of Births for the Monthly Meeting of Hardshaw East, Lancashire from 1816 to 1837 RG6 Piece 250 Folio 0.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 509/3 Folio 32 Page 19.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1847/Q1 Chorlton Volume 20 Page 197.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Manchester Non Conformist Deaths and Burials 1758-1987.

Sylvia Saxon

#3669, b. about 1910
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Sylvia Saxon was born about 1910. She married John Henry Greathead, son of John Henry Greathead and Emily Brown, in 1940 in Durham, England.1 Her husband John died on 13 February 1956 in Darlington, Durham, England.2,3

Children of Sylvia Saxon and John Henry Greathead

  • Sandra Greathead
  • Jean Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1940/Q2 Durham N Volume 10a Page 1467.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1956/Q1 Darlington Volume 1a page 276.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Darlington, England, West Cemetery Index, 1770-2012.

Sylvia Mary Greathead

#3670, b. 26 September 1929, d. 1930
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 17 - Thomas Greathead
     Sylvia Mary Greathead was born on 26 September 1929 in 22 Rhyl Street, Bolton, Lancashire, England.1 She was the daughter of Emily Greathead. Her birth was registered at Bolton Register Office on 22 October 1929 by her mother Emily who gave her address as 13 Athur Street, Bolton and her occupation as a cotton mill hand. No name of father was included on the certificate. Sylvia died in 1930 in Bolton, Lancashire, England.2,3 Sylvia was buried on 14 January 1930 in Tonge Cemetery, Bolton, Lancashire, England, aged only 15 weeks. She was placed in a new grave number 3 H4 80 and her usual address was 13 Arthur Street.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1929/Q4 Bolton Volume 8c Page 512.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q1 Bolton Volume 8c Page 490.
  3. [S40000] Website www.lancashirebmd.org.uk - LB/129/107 age 0.
  4. [S40000] Website deceased on line.

John Stewart Greathead

#3671, b. 2 April 1758
Last Edited=18 Jul 2009
     John Stewart Greathead was baptised on 2 April 1758 in Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S6] Society of Genealogists - Stranton Register 1580-1837.

Matthew Greathead

#3672, b. 23 April 1770, d. 31 December 1871
Last Edited=27 Jan 2017
Relationship
Great-grandson of John Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 13 - John Greathead
Matthew Greathead
     Matthew Greathead was born on 23 April 1770 in High Coniscliffe, Darlington, Durham, England.1 His baptismal register runs: "Matthew son of John Greathead was baptised on the 24th day of April 1770".2,1,3,4 He was the son of John Greathead and Ann Turner.5 Matthew entered the Lennox Masonic Lodge No 165 (later No 123) at Richmond, Yorkshire on 27 December 1797. The Lodge was founded on 4 May 1763. His membership ceased at some time prior to 1813 but rejoined on 27 December 1831. His membership lapsed shortly thereafter and he rejoined again in December 1843. His membership finally ceased when he died. He had been Secretary of the Lodge from 1827 to 1829. He was the oldest known member in Freemasonry in the world and dying aged 101 years 8 months. He had been a member for 74 years.6,7 He was a carpenter.5 He married Ann Kilburn on 28 March 1802 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.5,8 Matthew was listed as the head of the family on the census of 6 June 1841 in Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, Matthew was a carpenter.9 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Frenchgate, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the father of William Greathead Matthew was a carpenter and Apparetor.10 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Frenchgate, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the father of William Greathead Matthew was formerly a cabinet maker, and was now receiving superannuation.11 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Frenchgate, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the father of William Greathead Matthew was a retired carpenter.12 Matthew died on 31 December 1871 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England, aged 101 Matthew was taken ill the previous Thursday. He died in the arm sof his son at 6 o'clock in the morning. He was quite sensible till the end.13,14 He was buried on 5 January 1872 in St Mary the Virgin, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, in the West Section 944.2,15,16 The headstone above the Greathead grave records the lives of Matthew and Ann and three of their children, John, Jane and Isabell.17 The members of Lennox Lodge had a splendid monument column erected near the front entrance of Richmond Parish Church, to the memory of Matthew. The column was twelve feet in height without the base, and was a piece of fine workmanship. It was richly carved broken cap, and on the east side of the pedestal was a white marble tablet, on which was represented various Masonic symbols. It was surrounded by an iron railing, at each corner of which are the emblems of the craft emblazoned in gold, on a blue ground. The inscription on the marble tablet was printed in gold, and was as follows: " To the memory of Matthew Greathead, who was initiated into the mysteries of ancient Freemasonry, in the Lennox Lodge, Richmond, December 27th 1797 and continued a zealous and consistent member of the craft until his death, Dec 31st, 1871, at the advanced aged of 101 years and eight months - Aude, Vide, Tace."18,17

Children of Matthew Greathead and Ann Kilburn

Sources of Information

  1. [S40045] Newspapers The Illustrated London News 11 June 1870 Page 608.
  2. [S1789] Letters between Joyce Mirfin née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 31 March 1996.
  3. [S40000] Website FreeReg.org.uk.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Pilot site - Conisciffe BTs PBT/2/58/6.
  5. [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.
  6. [S1789] Letters between Joyce Mirfin née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 31 March 1996 Greathead story page 57.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers The New Hampshre Patriot - 31 January 1872.
  8. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Source Information:
    Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
    Source Information:
    Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
    Film or fiche number 0207570
    Bishop's transcripts, 1636-1869 Church of England. Parish Church of Richmond (Yorkshire).
  9. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1266/3 Folio 20 Page 23.
  10. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2381 Folio 42 Page 12.
  11. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3674 Folio 29 Page 8 - kindly sent by Christine Tate.
  12. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4874 Folio 35 Page 20/1.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1871/Q1 Richmond Volume 9d Page 405.
  14. [S40045] Newspapers Reuters Telegrams - 2 January 1872 and Glasgow Herald - 3 January 1872 and Belfast Newsletter - 4 January 1872 and Reynolds newspapers - 7 January 1872.
  15. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 (Clarkson, 1821: Appendix XXI. List of burrages in Richmond) living in 1820 at South Row, second house from last on east side of Bargate; owner John Wright. John Mayhall. Annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time. C.H. Johnson, Leeds. 3vols. See vol 3, p. 446. Died 31 Dec 1871 Matthew Greathead of Richmond aged 102. Born High Conniscliffe near Darlington 23 Apr 1770. Freemason, Lennox Lodge 123 in 1797 and member 75 years. Oldest freemason in England. p. 592. 23 Nov 1873 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  16. [S1] Jan's knowledge,Picture of gravestone.
  17. [S263] Emails between Charles Sale and Jan Cooper from 29 April 2009.
  18. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996 Annals of Yorkshire Vol III.

Paul Greathead1

#3673, b. about 1754, d. 25 December 1832
Last Edited=21 Oct 2011
     Paul Greathead was born about 1754.1 He married Margaret ... He married Margaret Brown on 21 August 1832 in St Cuthberts, Darlington, Durham, England, 3rd wife.1,2 Paul died on 25 December 1832.1 Paul was buried in St Edmund, Sedgefield, Durham, England, in plot 216 with his first and third wives both called Margaret.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40015] Cleveland Family History Society.
  2. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.

Margaret ...1

#3674, b. about 1782, d. 24 May 1826
Last Edited=21 Oct 2011
     Margaret ... was born about 1782. She married Paul Greathead. Margaret died on 24 May 1826. Margaret was buried in St Edmund, Sedgefield, Durham, England, in plot 216 with her husband and his third wife also called Margaret.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40015] Cleveland Family History Society.

Margaret Brown

#3675, d. 3 February 1841
Last Edited=21 Oct 2011
     Margaret Brown married Paul Greathead on 21 August 1832 in St Cuthberts, Darlington, Durham, England, 3rd wife.1,2 Her husband Paul died on 25 December 1832.1 Margaret died on 3 February 1841 in Stockton on Tees, Durham, England.1,3 Margaret was buried in St Edmund, Sedgefield, Durham, England, in plot 216 with her husband and his first wife also called Margaret.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40015] Cleveland Family History Society.
  2. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1841/Q1 Stockton Volume 24 Page 160.