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Audrey Helena Packenham1

#4176, b. 16 January 1925, d. 16 October 2007
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
Audrey Helena Summerill née Packenham
     Audrey Helena Packenham was born on 16 January 1925 in Penshurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.1 She was the daughter of William Longford Packenham and Elsie May Wilson. Audrey states that she remained unnamed for six months due to disagreements with parents so called "Bub" Dad then pulled out Shakespeare and wrote down all the girls names. Then they decided, on Audrey Helena. She says also that she was declared to be an ugly baby. I am sure that was not true!

She also told me that she would have loved to have had a daughter! She worked as nurse in Pambula then Maclean New South Wales Hospitals until joining the WAAF as soon as she turned eighteen. She worked with John in their Service Station for two years assembling electron targets for the Army. She had an operation for Bowel Cancer and then couldn't return to heavy work so spent the next couple of years managing a second hand book shop. Then for the next twenty odd years was both pupil, and teacher of craft at three schools for seniors, and was still tutoring one pupil in 2003.1 She married Enoch John Summerill, son of Samuel Summerill and Kathleen Marguete Colfer, on 24 November 1945 in Namaccu Heads (Cof E), New South Wales, Australia, John and Audrey met at the stage door canteen in 1945. He was with the Royal Marine Engineers.1 John, his wife Audrey and their children Kenneth, Patrick and Peter who was only 9 months old emigrated to Australia. They left London on 1 March 1951 sailing on the P&O ship Strathmmore whose official number was 164521. The ship took 963 passngers on this voyage bound for Sydney, Australia. John was listed as a 27 year old motor mechanic, Audrey his wife was 26 and a housewife.2 Audrey died on 16 October 2007 in Australia aged 82.3

Children of Audrey Helena Packenham and Enoch John Summerill

  • Patrick John Summerill
  • Kenneth James Summerill
  • Peter William Summerill
  • Stephen John Summerill b. 20 Jun 1953, d. 8 Jan 1969

Sources of Information

  1. [S4176] Emails between Audrey Summerill and Jan Cooper from 30 September 2002 Sadly Audrey died in 2007.
  2. [S40000] Website Find my past - Passenger lists.
  3. [S4181] E-mails between Joyce Ramage née Packenham and Jan Cooper from 25 January 2008.

Stephen John Summerill1

#4180, b. 20 June 1953, d. 8 January 1969
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
Stephen John Summerill
     Stephen John Summerill was born on 20 June 1953 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.1 He was the son of Enoch John Summerill and Audrey Helena Packenham. He was fatally injured when run over by a speed boat whilst out water skiiing on the Nume Weir on 8 January 1969 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia, aged 15.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S4176] Emails between Audrey Summerill and Jan Cooper from 30 September 2002 Sadly Audrey died in 2007.

Joyce Packenham1

#4181, b. 13 May 1921, d. 20 May 2008
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
Joyce Ramage née Packenham
     Joyce Packenham was born on 13 May 1921.1 She was the daughter of William Longford Packenham and Elsie May Wilson. She was a District Nurse. She married Wallace Quincy Ramage, son of William Clyde Ramage and Lucy May Harris, on 23 March 1944 in Ballina, New South Wales, Australia.1 She and Wallace Ramage were divorced in 1970 in Arizona, USA. She remarried Wallace Quincy Ramage, son of William Clyde Ramage and Lucy May Harris, on 15 September 1975 in Marion Kentucky, Tueson, Mesa Arizona, Arizona, USA. Her husband Wallace died on 2003.1 Joyce died on 20 May 2008 aged 87 from pulmonary fibrosis.2

Children of Joyce Packenham and Wallace Quincy Ramage

  • John William Ramage
  • Karen Joy Ramage
  • David Anthony Ramage

Sources of Information

  1. [S4176] Emails between Audrey Summerill and Jan Cooper from 30 September 2002 Sadly Audrey died in 2007.
  2. [S7574] Emails between Karen Ramage and Jan Cooper from 28 May 2010.

William Longford Packenham1

#4182, b. 25 August 1922, d. 13 April 1995
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
William Longford Packenham
     William Longford Packenham was born on 25 August 1922 in Penshurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.1 He was the son of William Longford Packenham and Elsie May Wilson. He was with an American small ship during WWll, then became a trawler skipper and much later a coach detailer in 1942. He married Iris Fairweather in August 1946 in Penshurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Iris was William's first wife.1,2 His wife Iris died on 1973 in Punchbowl, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.1,3 He married Lorraine Thoroughgood on 19 April 1980 2nd wife.1 William died on 13 April 1995 in Greenwell Point, New South Wales, Australia, aged 72.1 His body was cremated in 1995.1

Children of William Longford Packenham and Iris Fairweather

  • Lorraine Joy Packenham
  • Kerry Anne Packenham
  • Barbara Diane Packenham

Sources of Information

  1. [S4176] Emails between Audrey Summerill and Jan Cooper from 30 September 2002 Sadly Audrey died in 2007.
  2. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au - Reference number 1885/1946 Concord District.
  3. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au - Reference number 53063/1973 Bankstown District.

Brian Greathead1

#4186, b. 2 July 1930, d. 18 May 2008
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 5 times removed of George Greathead
8th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
Brian Greathead
     Brian Greathead was born on 2 July 1930 in Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of John George Greathead and Rosalie Bibbey. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Brian Greathead was listed as living at 57 Granville Terrace, Binchester, Durham, England with his parents.3 He married Deirdre Farrell, daughter of Alfred Farrell and Esther McDonald, on 28 June 1952 in Byers Green Church, Spennymoor, Sedgefield, Durham, England.1,4 He was in the Scots Guards. Brian suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, he was six feet three inches tall, but sadly in later life had to use a wheelchair.1 Brian died on 18 May 2008 in Enfield, Middlesex, England, aged 77.5,6,7

Children of Brian Greathead and Deirdre Farrell

  • Rosanne Greathead
  • Daphne Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q3 Auckland Volume 10a Page 369.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014/40.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1952/Q2 Durham N Volume 1a Page 1203.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - May 2008 Enfield District 2271A Reg 1A011 Ent 15 DOR 508.
  6. [S23515] E-mails between Lee John Ranki and Jan Cooper from 25 August 2009.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - All England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013.

Alfred Farrell1

#4188
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Alfred Farrell married Esther McDonald.

Child of Alfred Farrell and Esther McDonald

  • Deirdre Farrell

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.

Esther McDonald1

#4189
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Esther McDonald married Alfred Farrell.

Child of Esther McDonald and Alfred Farrell

  • Deirdre Farrell

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.

John George Greathead1

#4192, b. 20 February 1906, d. 20 March 1980
Last Edited=1 Jan 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
John George Greathead
     John George Greathead was born on 20 February 1906 in Auckland, Durham, England.2,3 He was the son of John George Greathead and Harriet Frances Spence. John was a patient on the census of 2 April 1911 in Helmington Row Fever Hospital, Crook Court, Auckland, Durham, England.4 He married Rosalie Bibbey, daughter of Frederick Ernest Bibbey and Sarah Elizabeth Mawer, on 4 June 1927 in Parish Church, Whitworth, Durham, England, John was a labourer living at 19 High Street, Byers Green. Rosalie was living at 7 Granville Terrace, Binchester.5,6 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register John was listed as living at 57 Granville Terrace, Binchester, Durham, England with his wife Rosalie. And their two sons Kenneth and Brian. John was working as a Fire charge and the brickworks . He was also a brick and lump drawer and packer.7 John was in the Durham Home Guard, 15th Battalion during WW2 he signed up on 25 November 1940 and was living with his wife in 57 Granville Terrace, Binchester. He was discharge on 19 June 1947 having served as a Lance Corporal and a Sergeant.8 John died on 20 March 1980 in General Hospital, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, aged 74 from obstructive jaundice, carcinoma, carcinoma of bile duct. His usual address was 57 Granville Terrace, Binchester.9,6

Children of John George Greathead and Rosalie Bibbey

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1906/Q1 Auckland Volume 10a Page 270.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14PN29738 RG78PN1721 RD547 SD1 ED36 SN140.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1927/Q2 Auckland Volume 10a Page 425.
  6. [S356] E-mail and spreadsheet from Anne Wilkinson Guild member in Australia.
  7. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014/40.
  8. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO 409/27/51/698 and WO 409/27/51/695 Durham Home Guard WW2.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1980/Q1 Durham West Volume 1 Page 1720.

Rosalie Bibbey1

#4193, b. 5 July 1907, d. 19 December 1964
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Rosalie Greathead née Bibby
     Rosalie Bibbey was born on 5 July 1907 in Auckland, Durham, England.2,3,4,5 She was the daughter of Frederick Ernest Bibbey and Sarah Elizabeth Mawer.2 She was baptised on 7 August 1907 in Kirk Merrington, Spennymoor, Durham, England.2 She married John George Greathead, son of John George Greathead and Harriet Frances Spence, on 4 June 1927 in Parish Church, Whitworth, Durham, England, John was a labourer living at 19 High Street, Byers Green. Rosalie was living at 7 Granville Terrace, Binchester.6,2 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Rosalie was listed as living at 57 Granville Terrace, Binchester, Durham, England with her husband John. And their two sons Kenneth and Brian. John was working as a Fire charge and the brickworks . He was also a brick and lump drawer and packer.7 Rosalie died on 19 December 1964 in General Hospital, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, aged 57 from subarachnoid haemorrhage, cognenital cerebral aneurysm.8,2

Children of Rosalie Bibbey and John George Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S356] E-mail and spreadsheet from Anne Wilkinson Guild member in Australia.
  3. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1907/Q3 Auckland Volume 10a Page 235.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1927/Q2 Auckland Volume 10a Page 425.
  7. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014/40.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1964/Q4 Durham W Volume 10a Page 761.

Martha Greathead1,2

#4194, b. 10 April 1908, d. November 1993
Last Edited=12 Feb 2016
Relationships
6th 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
     Martha Greathead was born on 10 April 1908 in Auckland, Durham, England.3,4 She was the daughter of John George Greathead and Harriet Frances Spence. In the census of 2 April 1911 in Shields Square North Street, Byers Green, Spennymoor, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of John George Greathead.5 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Martha was listed as living at Twinsburn House, Darlington, Durham, England she was a domestic maid to the Gibson family.6 She married Frederick Mawson in 1941 in Durham, England.7 Her husband Frederick died on September 1986 in Darlington, Durham, England, aged 83.8 Martha died in November 1993 in Darlington, Durham, England, aged 85.2,9

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S4196] Letters between Hazel Russell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 24 July 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1908/Q2 Auckland Volume 10a Page 254.
  4. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29735 RG78 Piece 1721 Registration District 547 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 33 Schedule Number 144.
  6. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2843I/005/16.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q2 Durham W Volume 10a Page 568.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - September 1986 Darlington Volume 1 Page 832 Reg No 986.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - November 1993 Darlington District No 4361B Reg No B47E Ent No 158 Dor 1193.

Margaret Greathead1

#4195, b. 1917
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
6th 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
     Margaret Greathead was born in 1917 in Auckland, Durham, England.2 She was the daughter of John George Greathead and Harriet Frances Spence.

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1917/Q4 Auckland Volume 10A Page 383.

Hazel M Greathead1,2

#4196, b. 12 March 1922, d. July 2004
Last Edited=21 Nov 2016
Relationships
6th 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
     Hazel M Greathead was born on 12 March 1922 in Auckland, Durham, England.3 She was the daughter of John George Greathead and Harriet Frances Spence. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Hazel M Greathead was listed as living at 18 High Street, Spennymoor, Durham, England with her parents Hazel was a domestic servant.4 She married Edward Russell in 1944 in Durham, England.5 Her husband Edward died on June 1996 in Warrington, Cheshire, England, aged 74.6 Hazel died in July 2004 in Warrington, Cheshire, England, aged 82.7

Children of Hazel M Greathead and Edward Russell

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S4196] Letters between Hazel Russell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 24 July 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1922/Q2 Auckland Volume 10a Page 406.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2803G/008/1.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q3 Durham W Volume 10a Page 481.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - June 1996 Warrington District No 3461B Reg No B53C Ent No 012 Dor 696.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - July 2004 Warrington District No 3461B Reg No B72C Ent No 020 Dor 704.

William Greathead1,2

#4197, b. 16 September 1914, d. November 1988
Last Edited=1 Jan 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
     William Greathead was born on 16 September 1914 in Auckland, Durham, England.3,4 He was the son of John George Greathead and Harriet Frances Spence. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register William Greathead was listed as living at 18 High Street, Spennymoor, Durham, England with his parents William was a general worker at the brickworks.5 William applied to join the Home Guard on 5 December 1940, he was accepted on 30 January 1941 and served with the Durham Home Guard, 15th Battalion in WW2, being discharged on 31 December 1945. He was living with his parents at 18 High Street, Byers Green, Durham, England.6 He married Mabel Lascelles in 1941 in Durham, England.7 William died in November 1988 in Durham, England, aged 74.8

Child of William Greathead and Mabel Lascelles

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S4196] Letters between Hazel Russell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 24 July 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1914/Q4 Auckland Volume 10a Page 403.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2803g/008.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2803G/008/1.
  6. [S40002] The National Archives, Kew (TNA) WO 409/27/51/699 Durham Home Guard WW2.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q2 Durham W Volume 10a Page 567.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - Durham West November 1988 1 - 1629 - 1188.

Kenneth Greathead1

#4198, b. 27 October 1928, d. 1976
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 5 times removed of George Greathead
8th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Kenneth Greathead was born on 27 October 1928 in Auckland, Durham, England.1,2,3 He was the son of John George Greathead and Rosalie Bibbey. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Kenneth Greathead was listed as living at 57 Granville Terrace, Binchester, Durham, England with his parents.4 He married Eunice Burdess in 1951 in Durham, England.5 Kenneth died in 1976 in Durham, England.6,7

Child of Kenneth Greathead and Eunice Burdess

  • Denise Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1928/Q4 Auckland Volume 10a Page 312.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2748G/014/40.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1951/Q4 Durham SE Volume 1a Page 1186.
  6. [S4186] Letters between Deirdre Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003 Brian and Diedre think 1942.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1976/Q3 Durham West Volume 1 Page 1413.

David John Greathead1

#4199, b. 5 April 1932, d. 24 January 1974
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 25 - Thomas Greathead
     David John Greathead was born on 5 April 1932 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Frederick William Greathead and Hilda Beatrice Gunn. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register David John Greathead was listed as living at 30 Kennington Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, England with his parents.4 He married Maureen Hale on 17 October 1953 in Bristol, Somerset, England.1,5 The family moved from Bristol to Harlow in Essex when Alison was about five years old. David was a printers reader and moved jobs from Bristol Evening Post to a printing company in Harlow. Harlow was being developed as a New Town at this time.3 The family by 1964 was increased by two further daughters and they moved to Reading where David worked for Cox and Wymans and then two years later moved to Exeter in Devon where he worked for Wheatons.3 David died on 24 January 1974 in Northumberland, England, aged 41 His usual address was 92 Vaughan Road, Whipton, Exeter. David's body was found on the main East coast railway line near Chathill it is believed he had fallen from a northbound express travelling from Derby to Scotland. The jury returned an open verdict at the inquest on his death by the Coroner for North Northumberland, Mr C I M Perry, unable to decide wheter David took his own life or it was an accident

.1,6,7,3,8 David did not leave a will. Administration papers were issued on 12 March 1974 in Bristol. His effects were valued at £4,296.7

Children of David John Greathead and Maureen Hale

  • Alison Mary Greathead
  • Jennifer Anne Greathead
  • Caroline Margaret Greathead
  • Elizabeth Jane Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4200] Letters between Maureen Greathead née Hale and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1932/Q2 Birmingham S Volume 6d Page 264.
  3. [S4204] E-mails between Alison Mary Crowter née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 24 February 2008.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/1984B/010/22.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1953/Q4 Bristol Volume 7b Page 397.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1974/Q1 Northumberland N I Volume 1b Page 944.
  7. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office 7407019489F.
  8. [S40045] Newspapers The Berwick Advertiser of Thursday 31 January 1974 stated on the front page under the heading "Deadman on rail line"
    The Berwick Advertiser Thursday 14 February 1974 "Open verdict returned on printer found on rail line."