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Brenda Daniel

#7053, b. 26 November 1940, d. 24 February 2014
Last Edited=1 Feb 2017
Brenda Greathead née Daniel
     Brenda Daniel was born on 26 November 1940 in Whitton Park, Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Walter Price Daniel and Barbara Swinbank. She married Dennis Greathead, son of John Greathead and Ruth Belton, in 1965 in Durham, England, Brenda was a shop worker.2 Brenda and Dennis were divorced.3 Brenda died on 24 February 2014 in Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, aged 73.4,5 Her body was cremated following a service in Bishop Auckland Methodist Church on 7 March 2014 in Durham, England.4 Her estate was probated on 19 May 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne.5

Children of Brenda Daniel and Dennis Greathead

  • Annie Greathead
  • Andrew Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S11096] Emails between Dale Daniel and Jan Cooper from 24 February 2004.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1965/Q3 Durham W Volume 1a Page 1915.
  3. [S11096] Emails between Dale Daniel and Jan Cooper from 24 February 2004 Cousin of Danial Dale.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers Northern Echo 1 March 2014.
  5. [S40000] Website www.gov.uk.

Cicely Attle1

#7056, b. 13 July 1886, d. 1960
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Cicely Attle was born on 13 July 1886 in Lanchester, Durham, England, The National Register suggests she was born two years earlier 1884.1,2,3 She married William Edward Greathead, son of John Greathead and Sarah Jane Davis, in 1910 in Auckland, Durham, England.4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Foundry Fields, Crook, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of William Edward Greathead.5 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Cicely was listed as living at 43 Victoria Cottages, Crook and Willington, Durham, England with her husband William. With three of their children. William was a General labourer.6 Cicely died in 1960 in Don Valley, Yorkshire, England.7

Children of Cicely Attle and William Edward Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1757] Letters between Ralph Greathead and Jan Cooper from 23 March 1997.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1886/Q3 Lanchester Volume 10a Page 282.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2829c/015.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1910/Q1 Auckland Volume 10a Page 312.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29759 RG78 Piece 1722 Registration District 547 Sub District 2 Enumeration Distrtict 9 Schedule Number 306.
  6. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2829C/015/17.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1960/Q2 Don Valley Volume 2b Page 400.
  8. [S11864] Emails between Andrea Goodall née Clasper and Jan Cooper from 24 August 2004.

Mary Jenny Greathead1

#7057, b. 1914, d. December 1989
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
7th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Mary Jenny Greathead was born in 1914 in Auckland, Durham, England.2 She was the daughter of William Edward Greathead and Cicely Attle. She married John W Baker in 1939 in Durham, England.3 Mary died in December 1989.1

Child of Mary Jenny Greathead and John W Baker

Sources of Information

  1. [S11864] Emails between Andrea Goodall née Clasper and Jan Cooper from 24 August 2004.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1914/Q3 Auckland Volume 10a Page 597.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1939/Q3 Durham W Volume 10a Page 627.

John W Baker

#7058
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     John W Baker married Mary Jenny Greathead, daughter of William Edward Greathead and Cicely Attle, in 1939 in Durham, England.1 He died three weeks after his wife Jenny who died in December 1989.2

Child of John W Baker and Mary Jenny Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1939/Q3 Durham W Volume 10a Page 627.
  2. [S11864] Emails between Andrea Goodall née Clasper and Jan Cooper from 24 August 2004.

William Greathead1

#7061, b. 16 February 1839, d. 1908
Last Edited=22 Nov 2017
Relationship
Great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     William Greathead was born on 16 February 1839 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of Isaac Greathead and Ann Morrall. In the census of 6 June 1841 in New Canal Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, he was listed as the son of Isaac Greathead.6 He was baptised on 13 September 1847 in St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, John, George, Isaac and Ann were all baptised together. This may suggest that after the baptism of their first child in 1832 they followed another religion. Non-conformity in Birmingham at this time was extremely popular. For some reason the family must have decided to return to the Church of England in 1847 and rebaptise their children.7,3,8 In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as the son of Isaac Greathead William was a scholar.5,1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Phillips Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, he was listed as the brother in law of Isaac Jarvis William was a printer pressman.9 He married Sushannah Court, daughter of George Court, on 24 May 1863 in St Bartholomew, Edgebaston, Warwickshire, England, after the banns were read. The ceremony was witnessed by Isaac Jarvis and Mary Ann Lawley who both signed with their mark. William was a printer.10,8,11 William was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 at Back Lickfield Road, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, William was a printer pressman.12 William was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 3 April 1881 in 4 Bellvue Place, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, William was a printer pressman.13 He witnessed the marriage of Samuel Greathead and Dinah Ann Westbury on 24 March 1883 in St Peter and Paul, Aston, Warwickshire, England.14,15,16,11 William was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 5 April 1891 in 4 Park Lane, Court 2, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, William was a printers press man.17 William was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 at 4 Bk 222 Park Lane, Aston Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, William was a printers press man.4 William died in 1908 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.18 William was buried in February 1908 in Witton Cemetery, Moor Lane, Birmingham, Warwickshire.19

Children of William Greathead and Sushannah Court

Child of William Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S26] E-mails between Martyn Parsons and Jan Cooper from 2004.
  2. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881.
  3. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2885 folio 144 Page 7.
  5. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2061 Folio 605 page 12 FHL film 0087318.
  6. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1145/8 Folio 9 Page 11.
  7. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers and parish register transcripts, 1715-1965 Church of England. St. Philip's Cathedral (Birmingham) Film 0813724.
  8. [S12345] Emails between Nigel Hicks and Jan Cooper from 18 December 2004.
  9. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2161 Folio 105 Page 37.
  10. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1863/Q2 Kings Norton Volume 6c Page 622.
  11. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  12. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece Piece 3158 Folio 61 Page 11/12.
  13. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 3042 folio 92 page 43 FHL film 1341727.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1883/Q1 Aston Volume 6d Page 305.
  15. [S18526] Emails between Catherine Barr and Jan Cooper from 26 May 2007.
  16. [S1] Jan's knowledge,Aston Marriage Challenge.
  17. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2435 Folio 28 Page 5.
  18. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1908/Q1 Aston Volume 6d Page 258.
  19. [S40000] Website Birmingham burials.

George Greathead1

#7062, b. 1 March 1841, d. 1896
Last Edited=21 Nov 2017
Relationship
Great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     George Greathead was born on 1 March 1841 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Isaac Greathead and Ann Morrall. In the census of 6 June 1841 in New Canal Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, he was listed as the son of Isaac Greathead.5 He was baptised on 13 September 1847 in St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, John, George, Isaac and Ann were all baptised together. This may suggest that after the baptism of their first child in 1832 they followed another religion. Non-conformity in Birmingham at this time was extremely popular. For some reason the family must have decided to return to the Church of England in 1847 and rebaptise their children.6,2,7,3 In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as the son of Isaac Greathead George was a scholar.8,1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Phillips Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, he was listed as the brother in law of Isaac Jarvis George was an iron wire drawer.9 He witnessed the marriage of Joseph Dowswell and Ann Greathead on 24 December 1866 in St Andrew, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England.10,11 In the census of 2 April 1871 he was listed as the boarder of Jacob Sermon George was a wire drawer. The household also consisted of atherine Turner and her son John. George later married Catherine.12 He married Catherine Turner, daughter of Jacob Sermon and Catherine ..., Although Catherine took George's name I am unsure whether they ever married.4 George was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 3 April 1881 in Court 8 No 15 South Road, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, George was a wire drawer.13 George was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 5 April 1891 in 14 Court 2 House, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, George was a wire drawer.14 George died in 1896 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.15 George was buried in August 1896 in Witton Cemetery, Moor Lane, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.16

Children of George Greathead and Catherine Sermon

Sources of Information

  1. [S26] E-mails between Martyn Parsons and Jan Cooper from 2004.
  2. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  5. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 1145/8 Folio 9 Page 11.
  6. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers and parish register transcripts, 1715-1965 Church of England. St. Philip's Cathedral (Birmingham) Film 0813724.
  7. [S12345] Emails between Nigel Hicks and Jan Cooper from 18 December 2004.
  8. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2061 Folio 605 Page 12 FHL film 0087318.
  9. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2161 Folio 105 Page 37.
  10. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1866/Q4 Aston Volume 6d Page 436.
  11. [S7] Ancestry.com - All Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  12. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3188 Folio 79 Page 40.
  13. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 3019 folio 7 page 8 FHL film 1341721.
  14. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2408 Folio 21 Page 35.
  15. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1896/Q3 Aston Volume 6d Page 181.
  16. [S40000] Website Birmingham burials.

Margaret Greathead1,2

#7063, b. 20 December 1842, d. 29 August 1904
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Margaret Greathead was born on 20 December 1842 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1,3,2,4,5,6 She was the daughter of Isaac Greathead and Ann Morrall. She was baptised on 13 September 1847 in St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, John, George, Isaac and Ann were all baptised together. This may suggest that after the baptism of their first child in 1832 they followed another religion. Non-conformity in Birmingham at this time was extremely popular. For some reason the family must have decided to return to the Church of England in 1847 and rebaptise their children.7,8,5 In the census of 30 March 1851 at 42 Lawley Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Isaac Greathead.9,1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 47 Vauxhall Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Isaac Greathead Margaret was a blacker.10 She married Thomas Palmer, son of Thomas Palmer, on 27 June 1866 in St Andrew, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by William and Mary Fisher. Mary signed with her mark. Thomas was a widower and railway porter living at Lawley Street. Margaret gave her address as Cross Street.2,11,4,12 She witnessed the marriage of Joseph Dowswell and Ann Greathead on 24 December 1866 in St Andrew, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England.13,14 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 10 Court, 6 House, Lawley Street, Duddeston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Palmer.15 Her husband Thomas died on 13 December 1874 in Aston, Warwickshire, England.4,16 She married George Cartridge on 2 September 1876 in St Edburgha, Yardley, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Henry Humphresy and Rosella Humphreys. George was a brickmaker.4,17,12 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 39 Railway Terrace, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of George Cartridge George was a brickmaker living with his wife and children.18 Margaret died on 29 August 1904 in Aston, Warwickshire, England, aged 61.4,19

Children of Margaret Greathead and Thomas Palmer

Child of Margaret Greathead and George Cartridge

Sources of Information

  1. [S26] E-mails between Martyn Parsons and Jan Cooper from 2004.
  2. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1843/Q1 Birmingham Volume XVI Page 293.
  4. [S290] E-mails between Greg McCann and Jan Cooper from 22 February 2010.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  6. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  7. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers and parish register transcripts, 1715-1965 Church of England. St. Philip's Cathedral (Birmingham) Film 0813724.
  8. [S12345] Emails between Nigel Hicks and Jan Cooper from 18 December 2004.
  9. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2061 Folio 605 Page 12 FHL film 0087318.
  10. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2146 Folio 89 Page 29.
  11. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1866/Q2 Aston Volume 6d Page 416.
  12. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  13. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1866/Q4 Aston Volume 6d Page 436.
  14. [S7] Ancestry.com - All Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  15. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3142 Folio 70 Page 4.
  16. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1874/Q4 Aston Volume 6d Page 252 age 55.
  17. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1876/Q3 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 57.
  18. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 3027 Folio 129 Pages 28 and 29.
  19. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1904/Q3 Aston Volume 6d Page 219 age 60.

Ann Greathead1

#7064, b. 5 March 1847, d. 1907
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Ann Greathead was born on 5 March 1847 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1,2,3,4,5 She was the daughter of Isaac Greathead and Ann Morrall. She was baptised on 13 September 1847 in St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Margaret, Elizabeth, William, John, George, Isaac and Ann were all baptised together. This may suggest that after the baptism of their first child in 1832 they followed another religion. Non-conformity in Birmingham at this time was extremely popular. For some reason the family must have decided to return to the Church of England in 1847 and rebaptise their children.6,7,4 In the census of 30 March 1851 at 42 Lawley Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Isaac Greathead.8,1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 29 Baggott Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the visitor of William Jarvis and his family.9 She married Joseph Dowswell on 24 December 1866 in St Andrew, Bordesley, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by George Greathead and Margaret Palmer. Both signed with their mark and both lived in Lawley Street. Joseph was a labourer as was his father John.10,11 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 10 Cooper Cottages, Cherry Lane, Aston, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Joseph Dowswell.12 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 166 Inkerman Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Joseph Dowswell.13 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 4 Florence Place, Kelynge Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Joseph Dowswell.14 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Hinton, Berkley, Gloucestershire, England, she was listed as the wife of Joseph Dowswell.15 Ann died in 1907 in Aston, Warwickshire, England.16

Children of Ann Greathead and Joseph Dowswell

Sources of Information

  1. [S26] E-mails between Martyn Parsons and Jan Cooper from 2004.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1847/Q2 Birmingham Volume XVI Page 278.
  3. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  5. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  6. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers and parish register transcripts, 1715-1965 Church of England. St. Philip's Cathedral (Birmingham) Film 0813724.
  7. [S12345] Emails between Nigel Hicks and Jan Cooper from 18 December 2004.
  8. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2061 Folio 605 Page 12 FHL film 0087318.
  9. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2155 Folio 108 Page 7.
  10. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1866/Q4 Aston Volume 6d Page 436.
  11. [S7] Ancestry.com - All Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  12. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3140 Folio 116 Page 28.
  13. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 3028 Folio 118 Page 32.
  14. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2414 Folio 40 Page 3.
  15. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2413 Folio 104 Page 13.
  16. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1907/Q2 Aston Volume 6d Page 129 gae 59.

Eliza Greathead1

#7065, b. 9 August 1849, d. 1888
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Eliza Greathead was born on 9 August 1849 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1,2,3,4,5 She was the daughter of Isaac Greathead and Ann Morrall. She was baptised on 6 November 1849 in St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, the family lived in Lower Lawley Street an dher father worked as a bellows smith.6,7,4 In the census of 30 March 1851 at 42 Lawley Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Isaac Greathead.8,1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Phillips Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the sister in law of Isaac Jarvis Eliza was a nurse maid.9 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Garrison Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the boarder of William Balston Eliza was a bullett caster.10 She married Samuel Balston, son of William Balston and Elizabeth ..., on 2 July 1871 in St Stephen, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by John Greathead and Ann Fitzpatrick. Samuel was a boiler maker, both he and Eliza gave their address as Summer Lane.11,12 Her husband Samuel died on 1878 in Aston, Warwickshire, England.13 Eliza died in 1888 in Aston, Warwickshire, England.14

Sources of Information

  1. [S26] E-mails between Martyn Parsons and Jan Cooper from 2004.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1849/Q3 Aston Volume XVI Page 189.
  3. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  5. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  6. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers and parish register transcripts, 1715-1965 Church of England. St. Philip's Cathedral (Birmingham) Film 813725.
  7. [S12345] Emails between Nigel Hicks and Jan Cooper from 18 December 2004.
  8. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2061 Folio 605 Page 12 FHL film 0087318.
  9. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2161 Folio 105 Page 37.
  10. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3160 Folio 111 Page 39/40.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1871/Q3 Birmingham Volume 6 Page 245.
  12. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1878/Q4 Aston Voume 6d Page 244 age 33.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1888/Q4 Aston Volume 6d Page 189 age 39.

Martin De la Grense1

#7067, d. 1984
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Martin De la Grense married Dawn Rosemarie Greathead, daughter of Thomas George Raymond Greathead and Jillian Frances Thompson, in 1981 in Witney, Oxfordshire, England.2,1 Martin died in 1984 Martin sadly committed suicide.3,4

Children of Martin De la Grense and Dawn Rosemarie Greathead

  • Michelle Anne De la Grense
  • Michael Andrew De la Grense

Sources of Information

  1. [S5344] Emails between Laraine Coombes née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 3 October 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1981/Q1 Witney Volume 20 Page 1960.
  3. [S4099] Emails between Jacqui Ward née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 9 August 2005.
  4. [S4100] Emails between Teresa Compton née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 5 August 2005.

John Webb1

#7071, b. 1858
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
5th cousin 2 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 3 times removed of George Greathead
6th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     John Webb was born in 1858 in Kelloe, Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Webb and Mary Ann Greathead.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Beer House, Trimdon Colliery, Sedgefield, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Thomas Webb John was a coal miner.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Haswell, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Thomas Webb.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 400 New Road, Wingate, Durham, England, he was listed as a boarder Brothers Thomas and John, who was listed as deaf and dumb, were boarding with Charles and Mary Gilligan John was an above ground coal scrivener.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1858/Q1 Stockton Volume 10a Page 106 or 46.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4911 Folio 64 Page 15.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 496 Folio 4 Page 16.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4686 Folio 142 Page 23.

Nellie Mary Sharpe1

#7072, b. 25 May 1916, d. 6 July 2000
Last Edited=21 Nov 2016
     Nellie Mary Sharpe was born on 25 May 1916 in All Saints, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.1 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Nellie was listed as living at 1790 Pershore Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England with Mary Perigo and her husband . Nellie was am engineering driller and assembler.2 She married Frank Greathead, son of Sidney Arthur Greathead and Florence Hannah Field, on 8 February 1941 in Register Office, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Opposite the Crown and Anchor Pub, Frank said when in full of hope and out with an anchor.3,1
Frank and Nellie were both already enlisted and got weekend leave to have a double wedding in Birmingham with their best friends. The story goes that after a while they had a blue (Aussie for an argument!!) and Nellie put in for overseas duty in anger. When they made up Frank also put in for overseas - hoping they would get posted together but Nellie ended up on the Queen Mary in the first women troups to arrive in Egypt, she also served in Palestine and Italy while Frank was posted to India and Burma. Frank ended the war about two months early, being sent home to recover in hospital in England with Disentry. They had corresponded throughout the war, but as you can imagine - being apart for five years made Nellie hesitant as to whether they would be able to continue the married life they had started after living separately for so long. She went to visit Frank in hospital and they obviously decided to give it a go. Jobs were really difficult to get if you were a returning soldier, also accomodation was extremely scarce in England after the war. Nellie got pregnant with Kay pretty well straight away and they had two rooms upstairs of a house that they shared rent with an elderley gentleman. Nellie suffered repeats of Malaria that she had got from Egypt and suffered extreme "itchy feet" i.e. she couldn't settle down after the freedom she had known in the Army overseas - she said that she used to go down to the train station in Birmingham to "smell" the trains leaving and wonder where they might be going. Frank started his own business in partnership with a friend - they were electricians. Their work was mainly in the Jewellery business and it was about this time that there was a massive slump in this area and they went broke. It is not known for sure what they did then but they ended up in Northfield with Frank working at the Waterworks. The job came with a house, their daughter Mary was born there. They both felt that they wouldn't get ahead as well as they wanted to, the both missed the warmer weather and the adventures foreign countries had shown them - so they decided to emigrate.

They looked at Canada (too "bloody" cold, Nellie retorted according to Mary), New Zealand (they had a policy at that time the native born New Zealanders would get preference over immigrants for land purchases and jobs) and Australia - where Nellie's only sister and family had emigrated to about five years earlier. So Australia it was. Kay was ten and Mary was three. They first arrived and moved in with Nellie's sister and husband for about two months. Then they bought a terribly run down derelict house which had been empty for about a year. The windows were boarded up and cobwebs were everywhere - a real nightmare. Lots of work to make it liveable - newly emigrated English friends helped to get it liveable. They had to build an outdoor dry loo - no sewerage! There was a ceremonial planting of a honeysuckle climber on the wall to help combat the summer odours!

Frank got a good job with overtime immediately - there was a shortage of tradespeople then, and they also bought a very old second hand car pretty soon thereafter. The family lived in the old house for ten years, renovating, put on extensions and making it lovely, only to have it pushed down after they sold it for flats to be built! Frank and Nellie moved to the countryside after they retired and then back to the outer suburbs when they needed the security of having a hospital nearby. Their life was quite comfortable there. They never regretted going to Australia. Frank always said that they could never have done so well in England. They went back to England twice together for visits and Nellie went once with a friend, after Frank died. They went briefly for Frank's mother's death in 1968 leaving their daughters in Australia with her sister, their Aunt. Both Frank and Nellie always regarded themselves as "English" and both had Union Jacks on their coffins with an RSL (Returned Services League) funeral. They wrote to their family in England and enjoyed hearing how they were getting on. When Nellie passed away Kay and Mary knew that their Mum really wanted them to go and see England and meet with their relatives. They went in August/September 2001. Frank played the piano very well.1,4 Her husband Frank died on 13 March 1990 in Australia aged 75.5,1 Nellie died on 6 July 2000 in Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia, aged 84 she had been a pay clerk.1,6,7

Children of Nellie Mary Sharpe and Frank Greathead

  • Kay Frances Greathead
  • Mary Florence Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7073] Emails between Mary F O'Brien née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 January 2003.
  2. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5611C/012.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q1 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 767.
  4. [S10276] Emails between Lainie Rusiniak and Jan Cooper from 5 December 2004.
  5. [S4262] Emails between Margaret Hadley née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 7 April 2003.
  6. [S40000] Website Legacy.com - Herald Sun 7 July 2000.
  7. [S40000] Website Public Record Office in Victoria.

Mary Ann Webb1

#7075, b. 1873, d. 24 February 1913
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
5th cousin 2 times removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 3 times removed of George Greathead
6th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Mary Ann Webb was born in 1873 in Haswell, Durham, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Webb and Mary Ann Greathead.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Haswell, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Webb Mary was a scholar.3 Mary Anne was naturalised in 1895 as a US citizen.1 She married Gewillyn Francis about 1902.4 In the census of 20 April 1910 in Luzerne, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the wife of Gewillyn Francis.5 Mary died on 24 February 1913 in Luzerne, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA, from Unimia. Her death certificate stated her father was Richard Webb I think this may have been a mistake.6 Mary was buried on 26 February 1913 in Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA.

Children of Mary Ann Webb and Gewillyn Francis

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1873/Q2 Easington Volume 10a Page 510.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 496 Folio 4 Page 16.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963.
  5. [S41910] US Census 1910 - 20 April 1910 T624-1371 - 8A - 0170.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 - Daughter.