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Joseph Wilkinson

#7002, b. 1860
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Joseph Wilkinson was born in 1860 in Longbenton, Northumberland, England.1,2 He was the son of Robert Wilkinson and Mary Ewart.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Glebe Row, Bedlington, Northumberland, England, he was listed as the son of Robert Wilkinson Robert a coal miner lived with his wife Mary and their one month old son Joseph.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in The Square, Seaton Burn, Longbenton, Northumberland, England, he was listed as the son of Mary Wilkinson Joseph was a coal miner.4 He married Eliza Annie Greathead, daughter of Thomas Greathead and Mary Whittaker, in 1886 in Lanchester, Durham, England.5 Joseph was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in Lennox Cottages, Longbenton, Northumberland, England, Joseph was a coal miner.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 15 Augusta Terrace, Dinnington, Northumberland, England, he was listed as the son of John Hodgson Joseph was a stone man working below ground.7 His wife Eliza died on 1900 in Tynemouth, Durham, England, possibly giving birth to a daughter who also died.8

Children of Joseph Wilkinson and Eliza Annie Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1860/Q1 Tynemouth Volume 10b Page 144.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 387 Folio 54 Page 21.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 5087 Folio 91 Page 43.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1886/Q2 Lanchester Volume 10a Page 371.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4233 Folo 105 Page 4.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4815 Folio 92 Page 27.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1900/Q4 Tynemouth Volume 10b Page 174.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1900/Q4 Tynemouth Volume 10b Page 271.

Elizabeth Wilbert1

#7003, b. about 1846, d. 1926
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Elizabeth Wilbert was born about 1846 in East Also, Yorkshire, England.2 She married Thomas Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Elizabeth Johnson, in 1889 in Auckland, Durham, England.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in The Alley, Witton Gilbert, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 5 Burn Place, Willington, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead.5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 5 Burn Place, Willington Court, Willington, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead.6 Her husband Thomas died on 2 November 1913 in 5 Burn Place, Willington, Durham, England, Certificate states aged 80.7,1 She died in 1926.8

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1889/Q2 Auckland Volume 10a Page 357a.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4122 Folio 81 Page 13.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4681 Folio 135 Page 12.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29941 RG78 Piece 1732 registration district 551 sub district 1 enumerationd district 19 schedule number 233.
  7. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1913/Q4 Durham Volume 10a Page 428.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1926/Q1 Durham Volume 10a Page 438 age 80.

Frederick Thomas

#7004, b. 18 July 1900
Last Edited=10 Feb 2017
     Frederick Thomas was born on 18 July 1900.1 He married Dorothy Gladys Greathead, daughter of James William Greathead and Leah Gertrude Cantrill, on 4 June 1927 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.2,3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Frederick was listed as living at 102 Kemberton Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England with his wife Dorothy. Frederick was an engineer general labourer.4

Children of Frederick Thomas and Dorothy Gladys Greathead

  • Peter Frederick Thomas3
  • Joan Mary Thomas3

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1927/Q2 Birmingham S Volume 6d Page 656.
  3. [S8354] Letters between Jean Hill née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 7 February 2012.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5616B.

Elsie Jessie Greathead1

#7005, b. 25 February 1893
Last Edited=13 Feb 2017
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 25 - Thomas Greathead
     Elsie Jessie Greathead was born on 25 February 1893 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England.2,3 She was the daughter of Frederick Thomas Greathead and Jessie Tarplee. She was baptised on 23 April 1893 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, her father was a carpenter.4,5 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Mill Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Frederick Thomas Greathead.6 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Mill Lane, Solihull, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Frederick Thomas Greathead Elise was a general servant with domestic duties.7 She married Edward Morris in 1931 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, There were no children from this marriage.8,9 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Elsie was listed as living at 101 Wharfdale Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England with her husband Edward. Edward was a lighter up on GWR Locomotive.10

Sources of Information

  1. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1893/Q1 Solihull Volume 6d Page 610.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S1789] Letters between Joyce Mirfin née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 31 March 1996.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1906.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2921 folio 30 Page 51.
  7. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 18639 RG78 Piece 1115 Registration district 392 sub district 1 enumeration district 1 schedule number 200.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1931/Q3 Birmingham S Volumel 6d Page 862.
  9. [S4200] Letters between Maureen Greathead née Hale and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  10. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5592D/010.

Margaret Greathead1

#7006, b. 29 October 1937, d. 24 November 2002
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Margaret Greathead was born on 29 October 1937 in Easington, Durham, England.2,3 She was the daughter of Thomas Greathead and Amy Johnson. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Margaret Greathead was listed as living at The Dene Farm Cottages, Seaham, Durham, England with her parents.4 She married Geoffrey C Rowland in 1958 in Durham, England.5 Margaret and Geoffrey were divorced.6 She married John Robert Pearson on 29 July 1972 in Hartlepool, Durham, England.6 Her husband John died on 18 September 1997 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, aged 59.6,7 She died on 24 November 2002 in Hartlepool, Durham, England, aged 65 Her ashes were scattered by her son Andrew over her spiritual home at Cole Hill farm.6,8

Child of Margaret Greathead and John Robert Pearson

  • Andrew Pearson

Sources of Information

  1. [S47006] General Register Office, Information taken from Death certificate of parents.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1937/Q4 Easington Volume 10a Page 591.
  3. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2797C/022/18.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1958/Q2 Durham E Volume 1a Page 661.
  6. [S15728] Emails between Andrew Pearson and Jan Cooper from 4 December 2005.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - September 1997 Hartlepool District 3511C Reg L6 Ent 025 DOR 0997.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - November 2002 Hartlepool District 3511C Reg L11 Ent 237 DOR 1102.

William Henry Greathead

#7008, b. 1844, d. 12 June 1862
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
4th cousin 3 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 2 times removed of George Greathead
5th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     William Henry liddell was born in 1844 in Stockton on Tees, Durham, England, and was registered with the name of Liddell.1 He was the son of Thomas Liddell and Elizabeth Greathead. William was baptised as illegitimate to a widow and given the name of Greathead. He may have adopted name of Chaytor later in life. However his death certificate states his surname was Greathead.2 He was Onsetter at Colliery. William died on 12 June 1862 in Trimdon Colliery, Sedgefield, Durham, England, from rheumatic fever, heart diseases. The informant was Elizabeth Chaytor (nee Greathead.)3

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1844/Q1 Stockton Voume 24 Page 221.
  2. [S70] E-mails between Linda Price and Jan Cooper from 29 November 2002.
  3. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1862/Q2 Stockton Volume 10a Page 52.

Stanley Burnett1

#7009, b. about 1917
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Stanley Burnett was born about 1917. He was the son of John Hassell Burnett. He married Nora Greathead, daughter of William Edward Greathead and Cicely Attle, on 17 April 1940 in Register Office, Durham, England, The ceremony was witnessed by George Greathead and Ruth Belton.2 He was a Telegraph Linesman on 17 April 1940. Stanley and Nora had two poodles.3 Stanley and Nora emigrated to Australia in 1970's following the daughters who had emigrated earlier.4

Children of Stanley Burnett and Nora Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes -.
  2. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1940/Q2 Durham W Volume 10a Page 635.
  3. [S11864] Emails between Andrea Goodall née Clasper and Jan Cooper from 24 August 2004.
  4. [S20228] Emails between Julie Morgan and Jan Cooper from 22 June 2012.

Robert Pounder1

#7011
Last Edited=8 Nov 2004
     Robert Pounder was a colliery fireman.

Child of Robert Pounder

Sources of Information

  1. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.

Annie Brownless1

#7012, b. 1855, d. 1945
Last Edited=8 Oct 2004
     Annie Brownless was born in 1855 in Scorton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.2,1 She was the daughter of John Brownless and Ann Greathead. She married William Dixon. Annie died in 1945.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S29] E-mails between Anthony Lott and Jan Cooper from 16 March 2003.
  2. [S32] E-mails between Susan Martin and Jan Cooper from 16 March 2003.

Hannah Greathead1

#7013, b. 4 April 1680
Last Edited=14 Jan 2013
     Hannah Greathead was baptised on 4 April 1680 in Holy Trinity, The Lees, London, England.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Greathead and Ann Cookson.

Sources of Information

  1. [S10] Family Record Family Search.

Ann Greathead1

#7014, b. about 1814
Last Edited=7 Jan 2016
     Ann Greathead was born about 1814 in Moulton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Wiilliam Swetenham and Ann Greathead. She was baptised on 5 June 1814 in Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire, England, Baptism records states illegitimate daughter of Wiilliam Swetenham of Gailes or Gayles (5 miles NW of Richmond), farmer's son and Ann Greathead of Middleton, servant.GGrandmother of Susan.3,4 She married John Brownless, son of John Brumless and Margaret Collinson, on 27 August 1842 in Middleton Tyas, Yorkshire, England.1,5,6

Children of Ann Greathead and John Brownless

Sources of Information

  1. [S32] E-mails between Susan Martin and Jan Cooper from 16 March 2003.
  2. [S29] E-mails between Anthony Lott and Jan Cooper from 16 March 2003.
  3. [S32] E-mails between Susan Martin and Jan Cooper from 16 March 2003 Northallerton Records Office.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1842/Q2 Richmond Y Volume 24 Page 423 (BMD says Q3).

Michael John Greathead1

#7015, b. 28 April 1933, d. 18 October 2007
Last Edited=19 Oct 2017
Relationship
4th great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
Michael John Greathead
Michael John Greathead
     Michael John Greathead was born on 28 April 1933 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.2,1,3 He was the son of John Henry Greathead and Elsie Egginton. He married Gillian E Toddington in 1957 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, This was Michael's first marriage.4 Michael and Gillian were divorced.5 He married Diane Susan Wilkins on 2 April 1966 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England, This was Michael's second marriage.1,6 Michael and Diane were divorced.5 Michael died on 18 October 2007 in 22 Briseham Road, Brixham, Devon, England, aged 74 from bronchopneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His death was certified by the Coroner after a post mortem without inquest.5,7 His body was cremated on 31 October 2007 in Torquay Crematorium, Torquay, Devon, England, donations to RNLI were requested with whom he worked in later years.8

Children of Michael John Greathead and Gillian E Toddington

  • Andrew Greathead
  • Graham R Greathead

Children of Michael John Greathead and Diane Susan Wilkins

  • Nigel John Greathead
  • Karen Ann Greathead
  • Rebecca Jane Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7015] Letters between Michael Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1933/Q2 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 695.
  3. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1957/Q3 Birmingham Volume 9c Page 436.
  5. [S8613] Emails between Diane Gough and Jan Cooper from 18 May 2004.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1966/Q2 Sutton Coldfield Volume 2c Page 2031.
  7. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate October 2007 Torbay District 4211B Reg 1B002 Ent 167 DOR 1007.
  8. [S40000] Website www.lastingtribute.co.uk.

John Henry Greathead1

#7016, b. 21 January 1910, d. 1980
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     John Henry Greathead was born on 21 January 1910 in 18 Bloxwich Road, Willenhall, Staffordshire, England.2 He was the son of Isaac Greathead and Priscilla Bradley. In the census of 2 April 1911 in 20 Wellington Place, Wednesfield House, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of Isaac Greathead.3 He married Elsie Egginton in 1931 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.4 John and Elsie were divorced.5 It would seem that ten months after Robert was born the family was split up. Robert was adopted and June was taken into care at Dursley Gloucsetershire where she remained until she was 11 years of age when she went to live with her Aunt Amy Johnson who then raised her.6 He married Dorothy Eileen Oliver, daughter of Frederick Greaves, on 13 December 1950 in Register Office, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, The marriage took place after a licence was issued. It was witnessed by W T Johns and G S Johns. Both John and Dorothy gave their address as 127 Montpellier Street, Cheltenham. John was a chef de Cuisine in a restaurant.7,8 The marriage of John Henry Greathead and Dorothy Eileen Greathead was dissolved on 29 July 1954.5 He remarried Dorothy Eileen Greathead, daughter of Frederick Greaves, on 25 March 1959 in The Register Office, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, They were married after taking out a licence. J M Waddell and P A Goodhall witnessed the ceremony. Both gave their address as 127 Promenade, Gloucestershire. John was now a chef in a hotel.9,10 John died in 1980 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.1,11

Children of John Henry Greathead and Elsie Egginton

Child of John Henry Greathead and Dorothy Eileen Greaves

  • John David Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7015] Letters between Michael Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1910/Q1 Wolverhampton Volume 6B Page 625.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 17101 RG78 Piece 1053 registration district 369 subdistrict 6 enumeration district 19 schedule number 325.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1931/Q1 West Bromwich Volume 6b Page 955.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate.
  6. [S4882] Emails between Robert George Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  7. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1950/Q4 Cheltenham Volume 7b Page 553.
  8. [S40000] Website http://ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bmd - 1950 Register 21a Entry 206.
  9. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1959/Q1 Cheltenham olume 7b Page 778.
  10. [S40000] Website http://ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bmd - 1959 Register 39a Entry 33.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1980/Q2 Cheltenham Volume 22 Page 1545.

Elsie Egginton1

#7017, b. 4 November 1909, d. July 1989
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Elsie Egginton was born on 4 November 1909 in Aston, Warwickshire, England.2,3 She married John Henry Greathead, son of Isaac Greathead and Priscilla Bradley, in 1931 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England.4 Elsie and John were divorced.5 It would seem that ten months after Robert was born the family was split up. Robert was adopted and June was taken into care at Dursley Gloucsetershire where she remained until she was 11 years of age when she went to live with her Aunt Amy Johnson who then raised her.6 She married George J Johnstone in 1969 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.7 Elsie died in July 1989 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, aged 79.8

Children of Elsie Egginton and John Henry Greathead

Child of Elsie Egginton

  • Robert Gordon Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7015] Letters between Michael Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1910/Q1 Aston Volume 6d Page 278.
  3. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1931/Q1 West Bromwich Volume 6b Page 955.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate.
  6. [S4882] Emails between Robert George Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1969/Q3 Birmingham Volume 9c Page 1084.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - July 1989 Birmingham Volume 32 Page 1285 age 79.

Derek A Greathead

#7019, b. 1941, d. 1941
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Derek A Greathead died in 1941 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, It is believed Derek was born a twin and was being transported to another hospital when the ambulance took a direct hit from a bomb.1,2 He was born in 1941 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.3 He was the son of John Henry Greathead and Elsie Egginton.

Sources of Information

  1. [S12683] Emails between Kevin Elliott and Jan Cooper from 20 January 2005.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q1 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 752.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q1 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 509.

John Henry Greathead

#7021, b. 1936, d. 1936
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     John died in 1936 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was born in 1936 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.2,3 He was the son of John Henry Greathead and Elsie Egginton.

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q1 Cheltenham Volume 6a Page 619.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q1 Cheltenham Volume 6a Page 572.
  3. [S40000] Website http://ww3.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bmd - 1936 Register 65a Entry 164.

John William Lawrence Elliott

#7023, b. 26 May 1930, d. July 2001
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     John William Lawrence Elliott was born on 26 May 1930.1,2 He married Jean Elsie Greathead, daughter of John Henry Greathead and Elsie Egginton, in 1950 in Folkestone, Kent, England, Elsie and William had two sons and four sisters before their marriage broke down.3,4 John and Jean were divorced.4 John died in July 2001 in Dover, Kent, England, aged 71.5

Children of John William Lawrence Elliott and Jean Elsie Greathead

  • Moira J Elliott2
  • John William Peter Elliott2
  • Lenore V Elliott2
  • Jane Antonio Elliott2
  • Kevin Mark Dawson Elliott+ b. 9 Jul 1956, d. Jul 2016
  • Hilary Anne Elliott2

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S12683] Emails between Kevin Elliott and Jan Cooper from 20 January 2005.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1950/Q3 Folkestone Volume 5b Page 1595.
  4. [S7015] Letters between Michael Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - July 2001 Thanet with Dover Dist No 5751C Reg No C6E Ent No 080 Dor 701.