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Elizabeth Mary Veals1

#12401, b. about 1857, d. 1903
Last Edited=7 Nov 2016
     Elizabeth Mary Veals was born about 1857 in North Petheron, Somerset, England.2,3 She married William John Greethead, son of Jane Ballantyne, in 1876 in Bristol, Somerset, England.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 13 Stanley Street, St George, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the wife of William John Greethead.4 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 40 Reddiff Hill, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the wife of William John Greethead.5 Elizabeth died in 1903 in Bristol, Somerset, England.6

Children of Elizabeth Mary Veals and William John Greethead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1876/Q3 Bristol Volume 6a Page 121.
  2. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2492 Folio 17 Page 28 FHL Film 1341600.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1957 Folio 90 Page 24.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1903/Q1 Bristol Volume 6a Page 67.
  7. [S40010] Family History Resource File - Vital Records Index - British Isles/Australia CD FHL Film 1595695.

Nellie Maud Greethead

#12402, b. 1881, d. 1938
Last Edited=3 Dec 2009
     Nellie Maud Greethead was born in 1881 in St George, Gloucestershire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William John Greethead and Elizabeth Mary Veals.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 13 Stanley Street, St George, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the daughter of William John Greethead.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 40 Reddiff Hill, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the daughter of William John Greethead.4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 118 Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the daughter of William John Greethead She was working in her fathers florist business.5 Nellie died in 1938 in Bristol, Somerset, England.6

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1881/Q1 Barton R Volume 6a Page 97.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2492 Folio 17 Page 28 FHL Film 1341600.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1957 Folio 90 Page 24.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 14880 RG78 Piece 902 Registration District 319 Sub district 2 Enumeration district 19 Schedule number 233.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1938/Q1 Bristol Volme 6a Page 68 age 57.

Stephen Thomas Greethead1

#12403, b. 12 October 1856, d. 20 June 1946
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
Stephen Thomas Greethead
     Stephen Thomas Greethead was born on 12 October 1856 in St Simons, Bristol, Somerset, England.2,3 He was the son of Stephen Greethead and Caroline Sophia Taylor.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 12 East Redcliffe Crescent, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Greethead.4 He was baptised on 13 October 1867 in St John, Hackney, London, England, Stephen and his brother Arthur were baptised together. Their father was listed as a paper hanger. The family lived at 2 Claremont Terrace.5 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 37 Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Greethead Stephen was a house painter apprentice.6 He married Mary Jane Jordan, daughter of Henry Jordan and Mary A ..., on 20 June 1875 in St Luke, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.7,8 Stephen was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, Stephen was a paper hanger.9 Stephen and Mary emigrated from Plymouth together with their sons Stephen and Frederick in April 1892 arriving in Sydney aboard "Aberdeen" as assisted immigrants.10 It seems that the family must have returned after Elsie was born to England, as I have found them on the a further passenger list. Stephen, a painter and Mary took their children Charles, Elsie, and Henry aboard the steamship Oroya on 25 September 1892 in Plymouth setting sail for Sydney, Australia with 94 passengers. E E Lavington was the Master of the ship which was in the J Pengelly & Co line and was described as 4425 square feet and having a registered tonnage of 6057. Their son Arthur travelled later in 8 August 1908 with his wife Martha and son Herbert aboard Orontes bound for Austalia.11 His wife Mary died on 2 February 1937 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, aged 81.10,12,13,14 Stephen died on 20 June 1946 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, aged 89.10,15,13,14 The will of Stephen was proved on 27 September 1946 to Charles Edwin Greethead the Executor of his will. His estate was sworn at £554 16s 1d net.13 Stephen was buried in 1946 in MacQuarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia, in Section A Row 20 Number 26 Grave 1.14

Children of Stephen Thomas Greethead and Mary Jane Jordan

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1856/Q4 Clifton Volume 6a Page 102.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 1704 Folio 81 Page 10.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John At Hackney, Hackney, Register of baptisms, P79/JN1, Item 036.
  6. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 2506 Folio 51 Page 7.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1875/Q2 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 1*28.
  8. [S47012] Find my past Gloucestershire, Bristol Marriage Index.
  9. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  10. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  11. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  12. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 1271/1937.
  13. [S40000] Website Find my past - NSW Wills.
  14. [S40000] Website Find my past - New South Wales, MacQuarie Park Cemetery Transcriptions 1922-2001.
  15. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 16538/1946.
  16. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1876/Q1 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 748.

Mary Jane Jordan1

#12404, b. 15 January 1856, d. 2 February 1937
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
Mary Jane Greethead née Jordan
     Mary Jane Jordan was born on 15 January 1856 in Millmoor, Culmstock, Devon, England.2,3 She was the daughter of Henry Jordan and Mary A ...2 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Blackwater, Woodgate Quarter, Culmstock, Devon, England, she was listed as the daughter of an unknown person.4 She married Stephen Thomas Greethead, son of Stephen Greethead and Caroline Sophia Taylor, on 20 June 1875 in St Luke, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.5,6 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the wife of Stephen Thomas Greethead.7 Stephen and Mary emigrated from Plymouth together with their sons Stephen and Frederick in April 1892 arriving in Sydney aboard "Aberdeen" as assisted immigrants.8 It seems that the family must have returned after Elsie was born to England, as I have found them on the a further passenger list. Stephen, a painter and Mary took their children Charles, Elsie, and Henry aboard the steamship Oroya on 25 September 1892 in Plymouth setting sail for Sydney, Australia with 94 passengers. E E Lavington was the Master of the ship which was in the J Pengelly & Co line and was described as 4425 square feet and having a registered tonnage of 6057. Their son Arthur travelled later in 8 August 1908 with his wife Martha and son Herbert aboard Orontes bound for Austalia.9 Mary left a will on 22 October 1918 appointing Arthur Edward Greethead and Charles Edwin Greethead both of Helen Street, Artarmon in Sydney as her Executors. She left her real and personal property to her husband Stephen Thomas Greethead.10 Mary died on 2 February 1937 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, aged 81.8,11,10,12 Mary was buried in 1937 in MacQuarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia, in Section A Row 20 Number 26 Grave 1.12

Children of Mary Jane Jordan and Stephen Thomas Greethead

Sources of Information

  1. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1856/Q1 Okehampton Volume 5b Page 360.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 1612 Folio 21B Page 11.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1875/Q2 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 1*28.
  6. [S47012] Find my past Gloucestershire, Bristol Marriage Index.
  7. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  8. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  9. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  10. [S40000] Website Find my past - NSW Wills.
  11. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 1271/1937.
  12. [S40000] Website Find my past - New South Wales, MacQuarie Park Cemetery Transcriptions 1922-2001.
  13. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1876/Q1 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 748.

Stephen Henry Greethead1

#12405, b. February 1876, d. 2 October 1930
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
Stephen Henry Greethead
     Stephen Henry Greethead was born in February 1876 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.1,2,3 He was the son of Stephen Thomas Greethead and Mary Jane Jordan.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Thomas Greethead.4 Stephen and Mary emigrated from Plymouth together with their sons Stephen and Frederick in April 1892 arriving in Sydney aboard "Aberdeen" as assisted immigrants.3 It seems that the family must have returned after Elsie was born to England, as I have found them on the a further passenger list. Stephen, a painter and Mary took their children Charles, Elsie, and Henry aboard the steamship Oroya on 25 September 1892 in Plymouth setting sail for Sydney, Australia with 94 passengers. E E Lavington was the Master of the ship which was in the J Pengelly & Co line and was described as 4425 square feet and having a registered tonnage of 6057. Their son Arthur travelled later in 8 August 1908 with his wife Martha and son Herbert aboard Orontes bound for Austalia.5 He married Elizabeth Grace Herne, daughter of William Herne and Jane Bennie, in 1904 in Milton, New South Wales, Australia.6,3,7 Stephen and Elizabeth and their children Alison and Henry appeared on the 1930 Australian electoral rolls as living at 334 Victoria Avenue, Artarmon, N Sydney, New South Wales. Stephen was described as a painter, Elizabeth a shopkeeper, Henry a carpenter and Alison a dressmaker. There was also a listing at 23 Little Street, Lane Cove, N Sydney for all four again in 1930. All had the same occupations except Elizabeth who was described as home duties.8 Stephen died on 2 October 1930 in St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, aged 54.9,3,10,11,12 The will of Stephen was proved on 27 October 1930 letters of administration were given to his widow Elizabeth Grace Greethead. His estate was sworn at £753 5s 10d net.11 Stephen was buried in 1930 in MacQuarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia, in Section A Row 6 Number 76 Grave 1.12

Children of Stephen Henry Greethead and Elizabeth Grace Herne

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1876/Q1 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 748.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  5. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - passenger lists.
  6. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  7. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 1578/1904.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Australian electoral rolls.
  9. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005 Robyn believed Harry went to USA and died there in 1906.
  10. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 17182/1930.
  11. [S40000] Website Find my past - NSW Wills.
  12. [S40000] Website Find my past - New South Wales, MacQuarie Park Cemetery Transcriptions 1922-2001.
  13. [S10] Family Record Family Search - www.bdm.nsw.gov.au - Registration number 15691/1906.
  14. [S40000] Website NSW births Ref 41592/1909.
  15. [S40000] Website Births NSW 9172/1911.

Frederick Arthur Greethead1

#12406, b. 1880, d. 1889
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
     Frederick Arthur Greethead was born in 1880 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.1,2 He was the son of Stephen Thomas Greethead and Mary Jane Jordan.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Thomas Greethead.4 Stephen and Mary emigrated from Plymouth together with their sons Stephen and Frederick in April 1892 arriving in Sydney aboard "Aberdeen" as assisted immigrants.5 Frederick died in 1889 in St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.1,5,6

Sources of Information

  1. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1880/Q2 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 716.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  5. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  6. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 6091/1889.

Stephen Greethead1

#12407, b. about 1828, d. 1872
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
     Stephen Greethead was born about 1828.2 He was the son of Robert Samuel Greethead and Sarah Caroline Rogers.1 He was baptised on 27 August 1838 in Wesleyan Methodist, Baptist Mills, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.3 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Marlbro Hill, St James, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Robert Samuel Greethead.4 In the census of 30 March 1851 at 5 Montague Street, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Sarah Caroline Rogers Stephen was a paperhanger.5 He married Caroline Sophia Taylor, daughter of Walter Taylor and Margaret ..., on 11 July 1852 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.6,7 Stephen was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 April 1861 in 12 East Redcliffe Crescent, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, Stephen was a salesman for a paper hanger warehouse. He was living with his wife and children Stephen, Isabella and Arthur.8 Stephen was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 at 37 Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, Stephen was a house paper hanger.9 Stephen died in 1872 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.10

Children of Stephen Greethead and Caroline Sophia Taylor

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Church records, 1837-1970 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Baptist Mills, Gloucestershire) Film 1565232.
  4. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 372/4 Folio 53 Page 22.
  5. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1950 Folio 46 Page 15.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1852/Q3 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 1162.
  7. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  8. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 1704 Folio 81 Page 10.
  9. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 2506 Folio 51 Page 7.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1872/Q4 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 490.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1853/Q3 Bristol Volume 6a Page ?

Arthur Edward Greethead1

#12408, b. 14 October 1860, d. 31 March 1938
Last Edited=26 Mar 2018
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
     Arthur Edward Greethead was born on 14 October 1860 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.2,3 He was the son of Stephen Greethead and Caroline Sophia Taylor.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 12 East Redcliffe Crescent, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Greethead.4 He was baptised on 13 October 1867 in St John, Hackney, London, England, Arthur and his brother Stephen were baptised together. Their father was listed as a paper hanger. The family lived at 2 Claremont Terrace.5 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 37 Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Greethead Arthur was a scholar.6 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the brother of Stephen Thomas Greethead Arthur was a painter.7 He married Martha Gibbins, daughter of William Gibbins and Elizabeth ..., on 23 September 1883 in St Luke, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.8,9 Arthur and Martha arrived in Sydney in 1884 on an assisted passage aboard "Cambodia."10 Arthur, Martha and young Henry sailed on 8 August 1908 onboard SS Orontes leaving Plymouth and sailed to Sydney, Australia.11 Arthur and Martha appeared on the 1936 Australian electoral rolls living at 57 Helen Street, Lane Cove, Artarmon, North Sydney, New South Wales. Arthur was a painter and Martha had home duties.12 Arthur died on 31 March 1938 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, aged 77.10,13,14 The will of Arthur was proved on 1 June 1938 to his widow Martha Greathead as Executrix.14

Children of Arthur Edward Greethead and Martha Gibbins

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1860/Q4 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 700.
  3. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 1704 Folio 81 Page 10.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John At Hackney, Hackney, Register of baptisms, P79/JN1, Item 038.
  6. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 2506 Folio 51 Page 7.
  7. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1883/Q3 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 1089.
  9. [S47012] Find my past Gloucestershire, Bristol Marriage Index.
  10. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  11. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com.
  12. [S7] Ancestry.com - Australian electoral rolls.
  13. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 7376/1938.
  14. [S40000] Website Find my past - NSW Wills.
  15. [S40000] Website www.aif.adfa.edu.au.

Henry Frederick Greethead1

#12409, b. December 1862, d. 31 May 1928
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
     Henry Frederick Greethead was born in December 1862 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England.2,3,4 He was the son of Stephen Greethead and Caroline Sophia Taylor.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 37 Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the son of Stephen Greethead Henry was a scholar|.5 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the brother of Stephen Thomas Greethead Henry was a painter.6 He married Alice Maria Gibbins in 1884 in Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, Either Alice Maris Gibbons or Florence Minnie Norman.7 On 20 April 1915 it is recorded that Henry lived at Yarramalong, via Wyong, New South Wales, Australia.4 Henry died on 31 May 1928 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, aged 65.4,8,9,10 The will of Henry was proved on 31 August 1928 to his widow Alice Maria Greathead of Rose Villa as sole Executrix. His estate was sworn as £848 14s 4d.9 Henry was buried in 1928 in MacQuarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia, in Section F Row 10 Number 7 Grave 1.10

Children of Henry Frederick Greethead and Alice Maria Gibbins

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1863/Q1 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 799.
  4. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 2506 Folio 51 Page 7.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1884/Q3 Bedminster Volume 5c Page 1131.
  8. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 7606/1928.
  9. [S40000] Website Find my past - NSW Wills.
  10. [S40000] Website Find my past - New South Wales, MacQuarie Park Cemetery Transcriptions 1922-2001.
  11. [S40000] Website www.aif.adfa.edu.au.

Louisa Margaret Greethead1

#12410, b. 10 April 1868, d. 1938
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
     Louisa Margaret Greethead was born on 10 April 1868 in Shoreditch, London, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Stephen Greethead and Caroline Sophia Taylor.3 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 37 Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the daughter of Stephen Greethead.4 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Vigo House, Bedminster, Bristol, Somerset, England, she was listed as the sister of Stephen Thomas Greethead.5 Louisa arrived in Sydney aboard "Abergeldie" as an assisted immigrant.6 She married Benjamin Tully in 1894 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.7,8 Louisa died in 1938 in Mosman, New South Wales, Australia.7

Sources of Information

  1. [S13281] Emails between Robyn Thomson and Jan Cooper from 13 March 2005.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1868/Q2 Bethnal Green Volume 1c Page 226.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 2506 Folio 51 Page 7.
  5. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2451 Folio 107 Page 25 FHL film 1341590.
  6. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006 Assisted immigrant listing arriving in Sydney 1880-96 index.
  7. [S13726] Emails between Jamie Smith and Jan Cooper from 23 April 2006.
  8. [S40000] Website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm - Registration number 1063/1894.

James Frederick Greethead1

#12411, b. about 1851, d. 24 July 1895
Last Edited=7 Oct 2017
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of James Greethead
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
James Frederick Greethead otherwise Leotard Bosco
     James Frederick Greethead was born about 1851 in St James, Bristol, Somerset, England.2 He was the son of Mary Greethead. In the census of 7 April 1861 in Bristol City Union Workhouse, Stapleton, Bristol, Somerset, England, he was listed as the inmate. There were three Greatheads listed Mary aged 29, James aged 10 and Louisa aged 6. All are listed as paupers, Mary is a tailoress and James and Louisa scholars.3 In May 1862, according to a report in the Bristol Mercury, Mary Greethead was committed for 14 days hard labour for abandoning her two illegitimate children, James and Louisa, who had thereby become charges on St Peter's Hospital.4 James started life in 1862 as a programme boy in Cook's Circus. He subsequently joined Rubini, the well known conjurerand afterwards entered Mark Wheeler's company as a conjurer.5 He married Mary Relph, daughter of Edward Relph and Margaret Wilkinson, on 26 June 1869 in Register Office, Bristol, Somerset, England, after a certificate was issued. Both James and Mary were aged nineteen. James was a singer and gave his address as 9 Water Street, Rosemary Street, Bristol. Mary stated she lived at 33 Prince Street, Bristol. The ceremony was witnessed by Emma Reeves and Albert E Bewden.6 James was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in 65 Bath Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, James was a singer and ventriloquist and Mary a singer.7 James was professionally known as Leotard Bosco.8 Leotard and Mary Bosco appeared on a poster for Middlesex Music Hall, Drury Lane of 20 October 1875. They were described as in the beautiful enchanted Palace of illusion.9 On a poster from the Greenwich Society for the Royal Hill Greenwich of 2 April 1878. He was described as the Royal Illusionist Signor Bosco, the Monach of Legerdemain who had the honour of appearing before her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle.9 A fire broke out in the premises of Mr Frederick Tilly, soap merchant, Gunwarf Road. Although the alarm was promptly raised the fire obtained too firm a hold upon the place and the greasy nature of the materials used in the manufactury, increased the difficulties of the fire brigade. Fire engines from the 55th Regiment, 109th Regiment, Royal Engineers and Army Service Corps attended the fire, The Soap Factory roof fell in and not long after the roof of the Music Hall also fell in. The entire body of the Music Hall was completely destroyed and the adjoining houses were damaged. Leotard lost one of his Fairy Fountains in the fire.10 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 15 Arundel Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as a lodger Leotard and Mary were lodging in a house owned by Edward Packard. They were listed as performing magicians. Also lodging in the house were another husband and wife, George and Louisa Minishull a comedian and costumier. A further comedian lodging there was Charles Burleigh, his wife was not with him.11 Leotard was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in Hull Road, Cottingham, Yorkshire, England, Leotard was a Music Hall Proprietor. His sister in law Emma and three of her children were visiting him and his wife.12 He was the proprietor of the Empire Music Hall, Grimston Street. This was originally known as the Mechanics Hall but Leotard attributed his own name to it when he was either the owner or lessee for about five years from 1889-1894. He appears to have been in partnership with a Mr H T Downes who later moved to Belfast to manage theatres there. The theatre is referred to as Bosco and Downes Empire in Geoff Mellors Northern Music Halls. Leotard's home address was given as 257 Beverley Road, Hull in 1892. Leotard and Mary also lived in 257 Grove Street, Hull in 1892.8,13,14 I suspect Arthur may have been managing the Empire Music Hall owned by his Great Uncle James Frederick Greethead otherwise known as Leotard Bosco. He is mentioned as going to James' funeral.15 He died on 24 July 1895 in Lavenham House, Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, Staffordshire, England, from diabetes. He was declared a Theatrical proprietor of Legerdemain which I believe to mean a skill to deceive or conjure tricks with the hands, trickery having started life selling programmes at a travelling circus.16,17,18,19,15 James was buried in Handsworth Old Church Cemetery, Handsworth, Warwickshire, England, He was followed to his last resting place by a large number of the music hall profession and proprietors, including Mr H Downs his former partner.20,19 The will of James was proved on 8 October 1895 in London to his widow Mary. His effects were valued as £1,566.17

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 1741 Folio 112 Page 13.
  4. [S393] E-mails between Prof Edwin A Dawes and Jan Cooper from 19 June 2013.
  5. [S40045] Newspapers The Handsworth Chronicle 27 July 1895 and Handsworth Herald and North Birmingham News 27 July 1895.
  6. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1869/Q2 Bristol Volume 6a Page 155.
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  14. [S308] Emails between Keith Kaye and Jan Cooper from 24 September 2010.
  15. [S40045] Newspapers The Stage - 1 August 1895.
  16. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1895/Q3 W Bromwich Volume 6b Page 453.
  17. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
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Mary Relph1

#12412, b. 1851, d. 29 December 1897
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 23 - James Greethead
     Mary Relph was born in 1851 in Yarm, Yorkshire, England.2,1,3 She was the daughter of Edward Relph and Margaret Wilkinson. She was baptised on 14 December 1851 in St Mary Magdelene, Yarm, Yorkshire, England.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in 9 Mile Street, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Relph She was a scholar.4 She married James Frederick Greethead, son of Mary Greethead, on 26 June 1869 in Register Office, Bristol, Somerset, England, after a certificate was issued. Both James and Mary were aged nineteen. James was a singer and gave his address as 9 Water Street, Rosemary Street, Bristol. Mary stated she lived at 33 Prince Street, Bristol. The ceremony was witnessed by Emma Reeves and Albert E Bewden.5 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 65 Bath Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of James Frederick Greethead Mary was a singer and her husband James a singer and a ventriloquist.6 Leotard and Mary Bosco appeared on a poster for Middlesex Music Hall, Drury Lane of 20 October 1875. They were described as in the beautiful enchanted Palace of illusion.7 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 15 Arundel Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as a lodger Leotard and Mary were lodging in a house owned by Edward Packard. They were listed as performing magicians. Also lodging in the house were another husband and wife, George and Louisa Minishull a comedian and costumier. A further comedian lodging there was Charles Burleigh, his wife was not with him.8 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Hull Road, Cottingham, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Leotard Bosco.9 Her husband James died on 24 July 1895 in Lavenham House, Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, Staffordshire, England, from diabetes. He was declared a Theatrical proprietor of Legerdemain which I believe to mean a skill to deceive or conjure tricks with the hands, trickery having started life selling programmes at a travelling circus.10,11,12,13,14 Mary received probate on 8 October 1895 in London.11 Mary died on 29 December 1897 in Lavenham House, Birchfield Road, Perry Barn, Staffordshire, England.15,11 The will of Mary was proved on 18 April 1898 in London to Edward Hewitson her nephew who was a Theatrical Manager. Her effects were valued at £2072 9s 0d and was resworn in December 1898 as £2149 19s 0d.11

Sources of Information

  1. [S393] E-mails between Prof Edwin A Dawes and Jan Cooper from 19 June 2013.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1851/Q4 Stockton Volume 24 Page 311.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3686 Folio 26 Page 46.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1869/Q2 Bristol Volume 6a Page 155.
  6. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3100 Volume 1 Page 2.
  7. [S40000] Website Evanion Catalogue.
  8. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4650 Folio 77 Page 3.
  9. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 3915 Folio 84 Page 16.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1895/Q3 W Bromwich Volume 6b Page 453.
  11. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  12. [S291] E-mails between Mick and Norma Coomber and Jan Cooper from 1 July 2011.
  13. [S40045] Newspapers Find my past - Yorkshire and the Humber, England - 29/07/1895.
  14. [S40045] Newspapers The Stage - 1 August 1895.
  15. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1897/Q4 W Bromwich Volume 6b Page 470.

Martha Gibbins1