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Silas Greathead

#7026, b. 3 November 1883, d. 17 October 1972
Last Edited=12 Jul 2017
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Silas Greathead was born on 3 November 1883 in Gornal, Staffordshire, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Silas Greathead and Eliza Lane. Silas attended Tudor Primary School from 7 January 1889 leaving on 18 December 1896. His attendance was good. The family lived in Kent Street.4 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 100 Kent Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of Silas Greathead and a scholar.5 His father died in 1891 and his mother married William Price on 27 December 1892.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Blenheim Barracks, Farnborough, Hampshire, England, he was listed as a Private in the Worcester Regiment. It gives his age as 19 and name as Samuel I can find no birth or any other records for Samuel so did Silas give his real name and/or real his age when he signed up - I wonder? I am pretty sure this is Silas Greathead.7 It would appear that Samuel was convicted of the larceny of three watches and was sent to Clonmel Prison on 21 January 1902 for 10 days. His height was five foot six inches tall, his hair was light brown. He had hazel eyes, a fresh complexion and weighed 151 pounds. He also had two tatoos of his fore arm, this ties in with his later army records. His age was given as 20 and his address as Spills Meadow in Staffordshire.8 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 4b Spills Meadow, Upper Gornal, Dudley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of William Blackham Price Silas was a bricklayers labourer.9 Silas signed up for three years on 2 September 1914, giving his address as Upper Gornal, Dudley, Staffordshire. He gave his age as 30 years 10 months and his trade as labourer. As Private 156463 with Worcester Regiment he was awarded the 1914-5 star and the British War and Victory medals. In September 1916 he was transferred to the Royal Engineers as a Sapper. Silas was five foot eight inches tall, with a chest measurement of 37 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He had tattoos on both fore arms.10 Silas left Liverpool on 31 October 1929 aboard the steamship Bendigo. He arrived in Sydney on 2 December 1929, and Brisbane on 13 December. He gave his last address as 4b Spills Meadow Upper Gornal, Dudley, Staffordshire. The ships official number was 45603. Captain F N Wyatt was the Master. The P&O Branch Service ship was bound for Australia with 582 passengers on board. It was described as being 9421 square feet and had a registered tonnage of 7889.75. Silas was listed as being 46 years old and a bricklayer. Margaret was on the same ship giving her address as 7 Killermount Street, Glasgow. It is understood they did not know each other before the trip. Margaret was described as having home duties aged 21. They lost touch after they landed and by chance 8 months later, Silas bumped into one of Margaret’s friends and she told him where she was. They met up again and the rest is history.11,12,13,14,15 He married Margaret Hill Bilsland, daughter of Joseph Bilsland and Rosina Smillie, in 1932 in Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.16,17 Silas enlisted on 18 September 1941 into the Australian Army in Paddington, New South Wales giving his wife Margaret as his next of kin. His service number was N280472. He was discharged on 15 April 1943 as a Private from 2 Garrison Battalion.2,18 Silas died on 17 October 1972 in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, aged 88 Silas is described as late of Hillview.19,20

Children of Silas Greathead and Margaret Hill Bilsland

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1883/Q4 Dudley Volume 6c Page 90.
  2. [S40000] Website http://naa.gov.au/the_collection/recordsearch.html
  3. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/139/429.
  4. [S40000] Website Find my past - National School Admission Registers & Log-books 1870-1914.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2287 Folio 106 Page 16/17.
  6. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 1105 Folio 14 Page 22.
  8. [S47012] Find my past find my past Ireland - Prison Registers 1790-1924.
  9. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 17396 RG 78 Piece 1066 Registration district 372 sub district 3 enumeration district 4 schedule number 115.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - WO 363 WW1 service records.
  11. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - Passenger lists.
  12. [S40000] Website National Archives of Australia.
  13. [S40045] Newspapers Telegraph Sydney 13 December 2006 - Margaret.
  14. [S7] Ancestry.com - UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.
  15. [S30483] Emails between Garreth Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 3 September 2013.
  16. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 5394/1932.
  17. [S18501] Emails between Dylan Greathead and Jan Cooper from 24 April 2007.
  18. [S40000] Website http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  19. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 69508/1972.
  20. [S40000] Website www.ryerson.arkangles.com - Sydney Mornng Herald 18 october 1972.
  21. [S2] Jan's thoughts, guesses and supositions.

William Greathead1

#7027, b. 22 March 1898, d. 1898
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
7th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     William Greathead was born on 22 March 1898 in Hedleys Houses, Ox Hill, Lanchester, Durham, England.2 He was the son of Mary Ann Greathead. William died in 1898 in Lanchester, Durham, England.3

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 1898/Q1 Lanchester Volume 10a Page 320.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1898/Q1 Lanchester Volume 10a Page 174.

William E Greathead1

#7030, b. 1930, d. 1961
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
8th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     William E Greathead was born in 1930 in Lanchester, Durham, England.2,1 He was the son of John Greathead and Margaret Hannah Easton. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register William E Greathead was listed as living at 5 The Grove, Consett, Durham, England, with his parents.3 William died in 1961 in Durham, England.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q1 Lanchester Volume0 10a Page 501.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my past RG101/2767G/002/28.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1961/Q3 Durham S E Volume 1a Page 515.

Olive Westthorp

#7031, b. 4 July 1925, d. March 2007
Last Edited=2 Jul 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Olive Westthorp was born on 4 July 1925 in Lanchester, Durham, England, her mothers maiden name was Gilbert.1,2 She married Frank Greathead, son of John Greathead and Margaret Hannah Easton, in 1950 in Durham, England.3 Her husband Frank died on 31 December 1989 in 31 Elwyn Street, Marchwiel, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales, aged 67.4,5 Olive died in March 2007 in Harlow, Essex, England, aged 81.6,7

Child of Olive Westthorp and Frank Greathead

  • John Alan Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1925/Q3 Lanchester Volume 10a Page 528.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 11950/Q2 Durham N W Volume 1a Page 1050.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1990 January Wrexham/M 24 - 1021 - 190.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office 9080500186K.
  6. [S9385] E-mails between Jonathan Mark Greathead and Jan Cooper from 4 June 2009 Facebook.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - March 2007 Harlow District 4721A Reg 1A001 Ent 11 DOR 307.

William Greathead1

#7033, b. 1703/4
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     William Greathead was born in 1703/4 in Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of James Greathead.

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

James Greathead1

#7034, b. 1704/5
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     James Greathead was born in 1704/5 in Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of James Greathead.

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

Laurence Greathead1

#7035, b. 13 August 1593
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Son of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Laurence Greathead was baptised on 13 August 1593 in St Andrew, Winston, Durham, England.2 He was born on 13 August 1593 in Winston, Durham, England.3,4 He was the son of Thomas Greathead and Margerye Scarrell.

Children of Laurence Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S40000] Website FreeReg.org.uk.
  3. [S19713] Emails between Dorothy Best née Smith and Jan Cooper from 2007.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - The registers of Winston, in the county of Durham : baptisms 1572-1812, marriages 1574-1812, banns 1754-1809, burials 1573-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Winston (Durham) Film 0962965.

Thomas Greathead1,2

#7036, b. about 1570
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Thomas Greathead was born about 1570.2 He married Margerye Scarrell on 3 October 1591 in St Andrews, Winston, Durham, England.2,3,4

Children of Thomas Greathead and Margerye Scarrell

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S19713] Emails between Dorothy Best née Smith and Jan Cooper from 2007.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - The registers of Winston, in the county of Durham : baptisms 1572-1812, marriages 1574-1812, banns 1754-1809, burials 1573-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Winston (Durham) Film 0962965.


  4. [S40000] Website Free Reg.org.uk.
  5. [S40000] Website FreeReg.org.uk.

William Greathead1

#7037, b. 1 April 1599
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Son of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     William Greathead was born on 1 April 1599 in Winston, Durham, England.2 He was baptised on 1 April 1599 in St Andrew, Winston, Durham, England.3 He was the son of Thomas Greathead and Margerye Scarrell. He married Janet Butterye in 1628.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - The registers of Winston, in the county of Durham : baptisms 1572-1812, marriages 1574-1812, banns 1754-1809, burials 1573-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Winston (Durham) Film 0962965.
  3. [S40000] Website FreeReg.org.uk.
  4. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

Janet Butterye1

#7038
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Janet Butterye married William Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Margerye Scarrell, in 1628.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

Ralph Greathead1

#7039, b. 1642/43
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Ralph Greathead was born in 1642/43 in Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of Laurence Greathead.

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

James Greathead1

#7040, b. 1635/36
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     James Greathead was born in 1635/36 in Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of Laurence Greathead.

Child of James Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

Marmaduke Greathead1

#7041, b. 1663/64
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Marmaduke Greathead was born in 1663/64.1 He was the son of James Greathead. He married Margaret Potts on 24 May 1687 in Saint Andrews, Auckland, Durham, England.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Computer printout of Auckland St. Andrew, Durham, England, 6901258 Number of Fiche: 3.

Charles Hudson

#7043, b. 2 September 1874, d. 1953
Last Edited=18 Jan 2017
Charles Hudson
     Charles Hudson was born on 2 September 1874 in Driffield, Yorkshire, England.1 He married Mary Jane Greathead, daughter of John Greathead and Sarah Jane Davis, in 1899 in Auckland, Durham, England.2 Charles was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in 10 Pearl Street, Shildon, Durham, England, Charles was a tinsmith living with his wife and two children in their four roomed home.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Charles was listed as living at 10 Pearl Street, Sildon, Durham, England, with his wife Mary. Charles was a retired railway tinsmith.4 Charles died in 1953 in Durham, England.5

Children of Charles Hudson and Mary Jane Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1899/Q4 Auckland Volume 10a Page 307.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29746 RG78 Piece 1721 Registration District 547 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 44 Schedule Number 342.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my past RG101/2801B/019.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1953/Q1 Durham Western Volume 1a Page 858 age 78.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Hudson Family Tree.

Ruth Belton1

#7044, b. 7 May 1920, d. September 1995
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Ruth Greathead née Belton
     Ruth Belton was born on 7 May 1920 7th daughter.2 She was the daughter of J W Belton. She married John Greathead, son of William Edward Greathead and Cicely Attle, in 1940 in Durham, England, Performed by Rev E W Ewbank of Bishop Auckland. The bride wore dress of blue morocain with accessories to tone. Carried pink carnations. Attended by sister Miss Eva Belton who wore gown of green morocain and carried pink carnations and white roses. George Greathead was best man. Reception followed at Carwood Methodist schoolroom.3,2 Ruth died in September 1995 in Durham, England, aged 75.4

Children of Ruth Belton and John Greathead

  • George Greathead
  • Dennis Greathead
  • Geoffrey Greathead+ b. 1946, d. Apr 1987
  • Barbara Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S11096] Emails between Dale Daniel and Jan Cooper from 24 February 2004 Newspaper CD 1940 page 8.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1940/Q2 Durham Volume 10a Page 707.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - Durham West September 1995 4421c - c36c - 198 - 995.

Geoffrey Greathead1,2

#7045, b. 1946, d. April 1987
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
8th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Geoffrey Greathead
     Geoffrey Greathead was born in 1946 in Durham, England.3 He was the son of John Greathead and Ruth Belton. He married Patricia McGregor in 1967 in Durham, England.4 Geoffrey died in April 1987 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, England.5,1

Children of Geoffrey Greathead and Patricia McGregor

  • Paul Greathead
  • David Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S7042] Letters between Dennis Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1946/Q2 Durham W Volume 10a Page 444.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1967/Q1 Durham Volume 1a Page 1849.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - Newcastle T April 1987 2 - 307 - 487.