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Anne Caroline Greatheed1

#13201, b. 12 February 1805, d. 9 June 1882
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of ... Greatheed
Appears on charts:
Chart 24 - Brothers John and Samuel Greatheed
     Anne Caroline Greatheed was born on 12 February 1805 in Dresden, Germany, She was born a British subject and was brought up by her Grandparents in Guys Cliffe. It was believed that her mother was a German girl of the lower classes and they married in secret.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Bertie Greatheed.1 She married Charles Percy, son of Algernon Percy and Isabella Sussannah Burrell, in March 1822 in St Marylebone, Westminster, London, England, after the banns had been read on 3, 10 and 17 March 1822.1,5 Guy's Cliffe passed to Anne when her grandfather Bertie died.6 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Guys Cliffe House, Guys Cliffe, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Charles Percy.7 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Guys Cliffe House, Guys Cliffe, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Charles Percy.8 Her husband Charles died on 11 October 1870 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, aged 76 after a short illness. He was a trustee of Rugby School and in 1865 was raised to the rank of a Duke's son, by Royal Warrant.1,9,10 Anne was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, Anne was living with her daughter Anne and her niece Marion Drummond and 15 servants.11 Anne was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, Anne was living with her daughter and 14 servants.12 Anne died on 9 June 1882 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, aged 77.1,13,14,4 Anne was buried in St James the Great Churchyard, Old Milverton, Warwickshire, England.15 The will of Anne was proved on 22 July 1882 in London by her daughter Anne Barbara Isabel Percy her sole Executix. Her effects were valued at £168,911 7s3d.4

Child of Anne Caroline Greatheed and Charles Percy

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p1121.htm#i11205
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S40036] Eton College Library.
  4. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of banns of marriage, P89/MRY1, Item 307.
  6. [S40000] Website www.courts.fsnet.co.uk/guyscliffe.htm.
  7. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2073 Folio 19 Page 31.
  8. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2226 Folio 65 Page 11.
  9. [S40045] Newspapers The Belfast News letter - 14 October 1870.
  10. [S40045] Newspapers Birmingham Daily Post - 17 February 1891.
  11. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3201 Folio 24 Page 20.
  12. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 3090 Folio 30 Page 29.
  13. [S40045] Newspapers Bristol Mercury - 12 June 1826 and Birmingham Daily Post - 17 February 1891.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1882/Q2 Warwick Volume 6d Page 317 age 77.
  15. [S40000] Website Find a grave.

Charles Percy1

#13202, b. 4 March 1794, d. 11 October 1870
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Charles Percy was born on 4 March 1794 in London, England.1,2 He was the son of Algernon Percy and Isabella Sussannah Burrell.1 He married Anne Caroline Greatheed, daughter of Bertie Greatheed, in March 1822 in St Marylebone, Westminster, London, England, after the banns had been read on 3, 10 and 17 March 1822.1,3 Charles took on the name of Charles Greatheed Bertie Percy when he married Anne.4 Charles was listed as head of household in the census of 30 March 1851 at Guys Cliffe House, Guys Cliffe, Warwickshire, England, Charles was the listed as the proprietor. He and his wife had thirteen servants.5 Charles was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in Guys Cliffe House, Guys Cliffe, Warwickshire, England, Charles was living with his wife and daughter and a large number of servants.6 Charles died on 11 October 1870 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, aged 76 after a short illness. He was a trustee of Rugby School and in 1865 was raised to the rank of a Duke's son, by Royal Warrant.1,7,8

Child of Charles Percy and Anne Caroline Greatheed

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p1121.htm#i11205
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Marylebone, Register of banns of marriage, P89/MRY1, Item 307.
  4. [S40000] Website www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs.
  5. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2073 Folio 19 Page 31.
  6. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2226 Folio 65 Page 11.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers The Belfast News letter - 14 October 1870.
  8. [S40045] Newspapers Birmingham Daily Post - 17 February 1891.

Algernon Percy1

#13203, b. about 1750, d. 1830
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Algernon Percy was born about 1750 he became 1st Earl of Beverley.2 He was the son of Hugh Smithson and Elizabeth Seymour.2 He married Isabella Sussannah Burrell, daughter of Peter Burrell and Elizabeth Lewis, Algernon and Isabella had seven sons.2,3 His wife Isabella died on 24 January 1812 in Portman Square, London, England, aged 61.2,4 Algernon died in 1830.2

Children of Algernon Percy and Isabella Sussannah Burrell

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p1121.htm#i11205
  2. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Annals of the House of Percy.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - findagrave.com.

Isabella Sussannah Burrell1

#13204, b. 19 December 1750, d. 24 January 1812
Last Edited=22 Aug 2017
     Isabella Sussannah Burrell was born on 19 December 1750.2 She was the daughter of Peter Burrell and Elizabeth Lewis. She married Algernon Percy, son of Hugh Smithson and Elizabeth Seymour, Algernon and Isabella had seven sons.3,4 Isabella died on 24 January 1812 in Portman Square, London, England, aged 61.3,2 Isabella was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.2

Children of Isabella Sussannah Burrell and Algernon Percy

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p1121.htm#i11205
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - findagrave.com.
  3. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  4. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Annals of the House of Percy.

Anne Barbara Isabel Greatheed Bertie Percy1

#13205, b. 31 March 1824, d. 15 February 1891
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
4th great-granddaughter of ... Greatheed
Appears on charts:
Chart 24 - Brothers John and Samuel Greatheed
     Anne Barbara Isabel Greatheed Bertie Percy was born on 31 March 1824 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Charles Percy and Anne Caroline Greatheed.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Guys Cliffe House, Guys Cliffe, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Charles Percy.4 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Anne Caroline Percy.5 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of Anne Caroline Percy.6 Anne died on 15 February 1891 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, aged 66 Anne had a paralytic seizure a short time before her death being attended by her medical advisor Mr T W Bullock, of Warwick with Dr Thorpe of Leamingon as consultant. She apparently recovered, but then had an acute attack of bronchitis, with failure of the heart's action from which she never rallied. She was distinguished for her kindness of heart and unostentatious charity and was greatly missed. The funeral was due to take place at Old Milverton.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p1121.htm#i11205
  2. [S40045] Newspapers Birmingham Daily Post - 17 February 1891.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2226 Folio 65 Page 11.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3201 Folio 24 Page 20.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 3090 Folio 30 Page 29.

Georgina Eliza Lucy Marsh1

#13206
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Georgina Eliza Lucy Marsh married Herbert George Denman Croft.

Child of Georgina Eliza Lucy Marsh and Herbert George Denman Croft

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8177.htm#i81768

Kepple Pulteney1

#13207, b. 29 July 1869, d. 8 December 1944
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Kepple Pulteney was born on 29 July 1869 in Westminster, London, England.1,2 He was the son of John Granville Beaumont Pulteney and Isabella Stephenson.1 He married Lucia Frances Alice Darling, daughter of Charles John Darling and Mary Caroline Greathed, on 8 December 1906 in New Forest, Hampshire, England, Lucia was addresses the honourable Lucia Darling.1,3 Kepple was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in St Austins, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire, England, Kepple was living with his wife and daughter. he was living on private means. His father in law, Charles Darling, a Justice of the Kings Bench was with them. They had six servants in their 22 roomed home.4 Kepple died on 8 December 1944 in New Forest, Hampshire, England, aged 75.1,5

Children of Kepple Pulteney and Lucia Frances Alice Darling

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8373.htm#i83723
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1869/Q3 Westmnster St M Volume 1a Page 381.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1906/Q1 N Forest Volume 2b Page 1620.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 5792 RG78 Piece 264 Registration District 94 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 10 Schedule Number 85.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q4 New Forest Volume 2b Page 976 age 75.
  6. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com

John Granville Beaumont Pulteney1

#13208
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     John Granville Beaumont Pulteney married Isabella Stephenson in 1865 in Westminster, London, England.2

Child of John Granville Beaumont Pulteney and Isabella Stephenson

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8373.htm#i83723
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1865/Q3 Westminster Volume 1a Page 664.

Isabella Stephenson1

#13209
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Isabella Stephenson married John Granville Beaumont Pulteney in 1865 in Westminster, London, England.2

Child of Isabella Stephenson and John Granville Beaumont Pulteney

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8373.htm#i83723
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1865/Q3 Westminster Volume 1a Page 664.

John Clive Darling1

#13210, b. 15 June 1887, d. 5 February 1933
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Edward Greathed
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     John Clive Darling was born on 15 June 1887 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.2,3 He was the son of Charles John Darling and Mary Caroline Greathed.2 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Lady Cross Lodge, Lymington, Hampshire, England, he was listed as the son of Mary Caroline Darling.4 Major Hon. John Clive Darling fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches and was wounded. He was decorated with the award of Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1916. He retired from the military in 1923, with the rank of Major, late of the 20th and 8th Hussars.5 He married Eleanor Joan Powell on 17 August 1918 in New Forest, Hampshire, England.2,6 John died on 5 February 1933 in New Forest, Hampshire, England, aged 45.2,7

Children of John Clive Darling and Eleanor Joan Powell

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com
  2. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8373.htm#i83723
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1887/Q3 St Geo H Sq Volume 1a Page 458.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG 13 Piece 1035 Folio 44 Page 1.
  5. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8438.htm#i84377
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q3 New Forest Volume 2b Page 1907.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1933/Q1 N Forest Volume 2b Page 242.
  8. [S40045] Newspapers Irish Times 30 May 1936.

Eleanor Joan Powell1

#13211
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Eleanor Joan Powell married John Clive Darling, son of Charles John Darling and Mary Caroline Greathed, on 17 August 1918 in New Forest, Hampshire, England.1,2 She married Rev Francis Cyprian Dickson on 6 November 1945.1

Children of Eleanor Joan Powell and John Clive Darling

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8373.htm#i83723
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q3 New Forest Volume 2b Page 1907.
  3. [S40045] Newspapers Irish Times 30 May 1936.

Rev Francis Cyprian Dickson1

#13212
Last Edited=10 Mar 2005
     Rev Francis Cyprian Dickson was the Vicar of Emery Down, Hampshire.1 He married Eleanor Joan Powell on 6 November 1945.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://thepeerage.com/p8373.htm#i83723

William James Percy Beresford Greatheed1

#13213, b. 27 June 1862
Last Edited=16 Jun 2017
Relationship
4th great-grandson of ... Greatheed
Appears on charts:
Chart 24 - Brothers John and Samuel Greatheed
     William James Percy Beresford Greatheed was born on 27 June 1862 in Efford Cottage, Milford, Hampshire, England.1,2 He was the son of William Samuel Greatheed and Amelia Frances Baillie.3 Beresford went to school in Belgium.4 He left a will on 8 August 1885 while living in Mango Lodge, New Edinboro, St Vincent in the West Indies. He leaves everything to Miss Flora Battersby, who was known at the age of 14 at Honfleur, Calvados, Normandy, France "Maison Belle vue Mt Job" He asked that all his personal property as well as his share in the capital which was to be his on his mothers death, also whatever money he may have in the bank to go to her. He appointed a Bird Esq of 6 Bedford Row as executor of the will.5 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in 13 Spencer Row, St Mary, Docking, Norfolk, England, He was a widower (did he marry Flora?) and listed as a West Indian Planter and living next door to his mother.6 In the Times (London) on 24 August 1891 the following appeared. I believe the report may refer to this gentleman, I continue to search for confirmation.

At Worship Street, Percy Greathead, 29, who was described on the police-sheet as a gentleman, living at Wood's Hotel, Furnival's-inn, Holborn, was charged before Mr. Montagu Williams, Q.C., with presenting a loaded revolver at Margaret Sweeney, at Queen Anne-street, Whitechapel. The prisoner (a powerfully-built man) was represented by Mr. Morris. The prosecutrix, a young Irish woman, living in Queen Anne-street, said that at half-past 2 that morning she was standing at her door, and the prisoner passed. A minute later he came back and put a revolver in her face. He did not say a word before he did it, but then said he would put a bullet in her. He walked away, and she and a man named Hayes followed and gave the prisoner in charge. Dennis Donovan, of Worsley's-buildings, Dockhead, said that he was standing with Sweeney outside her door, and as the prisoner passed she remarked that he was a detective. About the same time a man whom she knew spoke to her, and she called out to him, "Now, then, bighead, it is time you were in bed." Then the prisoner walked back and presented a revolver at her, saying if she meant him he would shoot her. She said she had not said anything to him, and he walked away. They followed him, and meeting a constable, told him, and gave the prisoner in charge. Police-constable Handley, 369 J, deposed that he asked the prisoner if he had a revolver, and the prisoner denied it. When taken to the station, however, he admitted that he had a revolver, and produced it. He admitted that he had put it to the woman's face, but denied that he meant to shoot her. Inspector Webb, J Division, said that the prosecutrix, when she charged the prisoner at the station, admitted having said as he passed, "Is that Jack the Ripper?" The revolver was fully loaded. Upon the prisoner was also found six cartridges and a huge bowie knife, in case. The latter weapon, which was produced, was evidently new, and Mr. Montagu Williams directed that inquiries should be made where it was purchased. The prisoner said he had bought it in the Strand a day or two ago. The revolver was evidently not a new weapon, and the prisoner's account of his night's proceedings was that, having a desire to see the scene of the Whitechapel murders, he had taken a cab to Buck's-row, and, leaving the vehicle there, had walked down it. He declared that he was sober, but admitted that he had been drinking heavily for some days. His nerves were affected, and a man walked towards him and said something which he took as referring to himself. The woman Sweeney was close by, and called out, "bighead." He thought "bighead" meant "Greathead"-his own name-and that there was an attack intended on him. He also heard the remark, "Here's Jack the Ripper," and, under the influence of the moment, produced his revolver. Mr. W.W. Lees, manager of Wood's Hotel, said the prisoner had been drinking heavily for a fortnight, and had been attended by a doctor. He had travelled a great deal, and was of no occupation. Mr. Montagu Williams remanded the prisoner for a week, refusing bail.7 Beresford was reported as being sentenced to four months imprisonment for forgery in the British Colonist newspaper of 3 August 1894.8 In 1895 two clubs in Vancouver, The Union and Vancouver wagered $50,000 on whether a man could walk around the world in five years leaving without money or luggage and depending entirely upon his own exertions. Four men were willing to enter, Beresford was chosen and started in August 1895. With only the clothes he stood up in, a rifle across his back and some ammunition, a leather satchel containing his notebook.

He walked across the American Continent, from Vancouver to Halifax Nova Scotia, a distance of 4,000 miles. He completed the journey in 12 months, averaging 22 miles per day. When out of touch with civilisation he survived on wild game and slept on the bare ground. The Allan line gave him a passage on the ship Numidian to England from New York. He walked from Liverpool to London, thence to John O’Groats and then to Lands End. Then back to London and over to Ostend, passing through Bruges where he was formerly at school and he met some of his old school chums.

He then went on to Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Roumania, passing through Odessa and eventually arriving in Manchuria. When he got there the war was on and he was taken prisoner and detained for two months before he escaped. Beresford had intended to go to Vladivostock and then Japan and back to Vancouver, but owing to the Chinese trouble he had to retrace his steps.

He arrived back in Southampton from Le Havre just before 29 November 1901. He explained that he was arrested as a spy many times and had to go to hospital once. He had been imprisoned in Manchuria. If he was given credit for these problems, he claims he had won the wager. Beresford lectured in many towns as he travelled and so obtained money for food and clothes, but he also relied on the good nature of those amongst whom he travelled. He declared that he had left evidence of his travels around the world and needed to collect them. It is thought he travelled 16,000 miles and by half way round it was reported that he had worn out nineteen pairs of boots.

He was a powerfully built man, said to be 15 stones in weight.4 On Friday 29 January 1897 Beresford was admitted into the Macclesfield Union Workhouse. He gave his occupation as an interpretter. He was discharged at his own request on Monday 1 February 1897.9 On 25 June 1902 Beresford was brought before Lewes Court found guilty of unlawfully obtaining credit for the sum of 7s 9d by fraud from Henry Frank Weale, at Rye on 9 and 10 April 1902 and 7s from Mark Foster at Salehurst on the same days. He was sentenced to 1 week's imprisonment. He gave his occupation as an interpretter.10

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1862/Q3 Lymington Volume 2b Page 469.
  2. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  3. [S45002] General Register Office, Information taken from Birth certificate of son.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers Iowa State Press 29 November 1901 and other newspapers.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office Found at LMA in blue envellope in some miscellaneous personal papers ACC/1386/1206.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 1563 Folio 73 Page 25.
  7. [S40000] Website http://www.casebook.org/press_reports/times/18910824.html
  8. [S40045] Newspapers British Colonist - 3 August 1894 - www.britishcolonist.ca.
  9. [S40000] Website Find my past Cheshire Workhouses.
  10. [S47012] Find my past England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 - HO140Piece 220.

Bertie Greatheed1

#13215, b. 17 October 1759, d. 16 January 1826
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Bertie Greatheed
     Bertie Greatheed was born on 17 October 1759 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Greatheed and Lady Mary Bertie.1 Bertie Greatheed was raised at Guy's Cliff, and there met the actress Sarah Kemble who later became Siddons (1755-1831) when she was employed by his mother in 1771-73 first as a maid and later as her companion. Sarah had been sent there follwing her refusal to marry Mr Evans, a Brecon squire who was infatuated by her. Sarah married William Siddons at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry on 26 November 1773. Sady it was not a happy marriage

While living in Florence, Greatheed joined the society "Gli Oziosi" (The Idlers) and contributed to their privately published Arno Miscellany (1784). In 1785 he was one of the major contributors to the Della Cruscan Florence Miscellany, with Robert Merry, William Parsons, and Mrs. Piozzi.

In 1788, his blank verse tragedy, The Regent, was staged at Drury Lane Theatre, with his friend Sarah Siddons and John Kemble in the lead roles, but the play failed and was withdrawn after only nine nights.

The Greatheed family was in Paris in 1802-1803, during the Peace of Amiens; Bertie Bertie Greatheed, his son, received permission from Napoleon to draw many of the art treasures which had been brought to the Louvre. The Greatheeds journeyed to Italy in 1804, where Bertie Bertie Greatheed died in October, at Vicenza. His drawings were returned to his father by Napoleon on learning of the son's death.

Greatheed spent much time and money on improvements to Guy's Cliff, and designed the house's Elizabethan Revival additions and the memorial to the execution of Piers Gaveston on Blacklow Hill. He also acquired a considerable collection of Old Master paintings, including works attributed to Canaletto, Caravaggio, Salvator Rosa, Lely, and Reynolds.2,3 He married Anne Greathead, daughter of Marmaduke Greathead and Ann Wilson, on 31 July 1780 Bertie married his first cousin Anne of Caribbean extraction. He was detained in 1903 in Paris. He secretly married a German girl from the lower classes.4 This gentleman, when in Italy, in 1785, contributed to a collection of pieces. He also presented the world with a Tragedy, acted at Drury Lane Theatre, called the Regent.5 The Greatheed family were in Paris in 1802-1803, during the Peace of Amiens; Bertie Greatheed, received permission from Napoleon to draw many of the art treasures which had been brought to the Louvre. The Greatheeds journeyed to Italy in 1804, where Bertie Greatheed died. His drawings were returned to his father by Napoleon on learning of the son's death.2,6 Bertie gained the extra 'Bertie' in honour of his son after his death in 1804. Bertie died on 16 January 1826 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, aged 66 Bertie was the nephew of the late Duke of Ancester, through his mother Lady Mary Bertie.1,7 The will of Bertie was proved on 1 March 1826.8

Child of Bertie Greatheed and Anne Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/…
  2. [S40000] Website www.webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/beinecke.great.con.html#a2.
  3. [S40000] Website www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/1.html.
  4. [S1442] E-mails between Michael Heber-Percy and Jan Cooper from 3 November 2014.
  5. [S40022] Www.galenet.com - Eighteenth century collections online.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers The Straits Times 1 March 1954 Page 12.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers 22 January 1826 - The Examiner.
  8. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Samuel Greatheed1

#13216, b. 7 March 1710, d. 2 August 1765
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Grandson of ... Greatheed
Appears on charts:
Chart 24 - Brothers John and Samuel Greatheed
Samuel Greatheed
     Samuel Greatheed was born on 7 March 1710 in St Kitts, West Indies.2,3 He was the son of John Greatheed and Frances ... He was the son of John of St Christophers, West Indies and was sent in 1718 to stay with his grandfather and attend school in Bradford, Yorkshire.3 Samuel was he was admitted at Lincolns Inn 14 April 1730. He admitted into Trinity College on 4 May 1730 and was the MP for Coventry 1747-61.1,4 On the death of his father in 1739 Samuel inherited the plantation in St Kitts, but he continued to live in England, leaving the plantation to be managed by the family members living on the plantation.3 He married ... ...5 His wife ... died on before 1747.5 He married Lady Mary Bertie on 21 February 1747 in St George, Hanover Square, London, England, Mary was the eldest daughter of Peregrine the 2nd Duke of Ancaster after a special licence was issued on 17 February.3,6,7 He was elected Whig MP for Coventry in May 1747 and continued to represent Coventry until 1761.3 There are some wonderful busts of Samuel and Mary Greatheed, they were aside the entrance fireplace of St. John's Museum Warwick, though they have since stored them away.3 The earliest parts of the great Guy's Cliffe house that are in ruins today really dates from about 1751, when it was sold to Samuel Greatheed, the son of a West Indies sugar planter from Mr Edwards. His ambition was to create a position for himself in politics and in society.8 He wrote a will on 21 April 1756 in Guy's Cliffe, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, and added a codicil on 21 April 1766. The will and codicil name his wife Mary, brothers Richard, Marmaduke, Craister, James, sister Mary and nephew Richard Wilson Greatheed.9 Samuel died on 2 August 1765 aged 55.8,4 Samuel was buried in St Mary's, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.3 The will of Samuel was proved on 3 March 1766 before Worshipful Arthur Collier a Doctor of Law and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Hay who was also a Doctor of Law, Master Keeper or Commissionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury by the Oath of Hon Lady Mary Greatheed widow, the relict and one of the executors named in the will. The other executors were Thomas Truman and James George Douglas.9

Children of Samuel Greatheed and Lady Mary Bertie

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/…
  2. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  3. [S306] Information gleaned from book Guys Cliffe - Back to its roots by Bob Dixon, Recollections of a Country Mansion by Terry Roberts or from Friends of Guys Cliffe Chairman.
  4. [S40038] Guildhall Library M H Peacock.
  5. [S40038] Guildhall Library Harlian Society books.
  6. [S6] Society of Genealogists - Vicar General Marriage Licence Allegations index 1694-1850.
  7. [S40000] Website ufdc.ufl.edu - Caribbeana.
  8. [S40000] Website http://www.courts.fsnet.co.uk/guyscliffe.htm
  9. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  10. [S40036] Eton College Library.

Lady Mary Bertie1

#13217, d. 23 April 1774
Last Edited=8 Feb 2016
     Lady Mary Bertie married Samuel Greatheed, son of John Greatheed and Frances ..., on 21 February 1747 in St George, Hanover Square, London, England, Mary was the eldest daughter of Peregrine the 2nd Duke of Ancaster after a special licence was issued on 17 February.2,3,4 There are some wonderful busts of Samuel and Mary Greatheed, they were aside the entrance fireplace of St. John's Museum Warwick, though they have since stored them away.2 The will of Samuel was proved by Mary Greatheed his widow on 3 March 1766 before Worshipful Arthur Collier a Doctor of Law and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Hay who was also a Doctor of Law, Master Keeper or Commissionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The other executors were Thomas Truman and James George Douglas.5 Mary died on 23 April 1774 in Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, London, England, She was the sister of the Duke of Lancaster.6,7,8 The will of Mary was proved on 23 December 1774 The will states that Bertie was Lady Mary's only surviving child and she was the widow of Guys Cliffe.9 Christopher is mentioned in the will of Lady Mary Greatheed as the brother of her deceased husband.5

Children of Lady Mary Bertie and Samuel Greatheed

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://webtext.library.yale.edu/xml2html/…
  2. [S306] Information gleaned from book Guys Cliffe - Back to its roots by Bob Dixon, Recollections of a Country Mansion by Terry Roberts or from Friends of Guys Cliffe Chairman.
  3. [S6] Society of Genealogists - Vicar General Marriage Licence Allegations index 1694-1850.
  4. [S40000] Website ufdc.ufl.edu - Caribbeana.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  6. [S40000] Website http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/bb4ae/bertie1.htm
  7. [S40050] The Original Records website and Originaldatabases websiteDeaths, Marriages, News and Promotions.
  8. [S40000] Website Musgrave's Obituary page 78.
  9. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office Bargrave Quire number 418 - 466 PROB 11/1003.
  10. [S40036] Eton College Library.

Edward Donald Greathed

#13218, b. 26 October 1936, d. 27 June 2004
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathed
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Edward Donald Greathed was born on 26 October 1936 in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada, He spent his first few years in England and his father was killed in the war when he was only about five. He spent some of his school years in Scotland and later in Canada.1,2,3 He was the son of Archer John Greathed and Leonora Patricia Dorrington.1 Edward crossed the border between Canada and Buffalo in US on 15 August 1945. He was aged 8 and his hair was decribed as brown, complexion fair with hazel eyes.4 Edward sailed on the ship Queen Elizabeth arriving at Southampton on 20 August 1945 from New York. He was only six years old and listed as a schoolboy. His address as given as Freams, Nr Painswick, Stroud.5 Bernard and Beatrix and their nephew Edward sailed on the Queen Elizabeth which sailed on 4 May 1947 from Southampton arriving in New York on 9 June 1947. They were described as diplomatic and gave their previous permanent address as Bath, England. Bernard was a naval officer.2 Edward lived his life to the fullest. He returning to Canada to begin his naval experience. He received his B.A. at University of British Columbia and a Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University and went on to become a professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University and the University of Toronto. He then devoted his life to a career as a civil servant in the Ontario government, contributing greatly to the province and to his country. His retirement was spent in Vancouver, British Columbia, keeping him very busy as Rector's Warden for a term and as a Senator at University of British Columbia.1 He married Marguerite Lamb on 26 August 1961.1,3 His wife Marguerite died on 20 July 1992 in Tucson, Arizona, USA, from diabetes complications.1,3 Edward can be found in the Canadian Phone and Address Directories from 1995-97 living at 21 Dale Avenue, Toronto, Ontarion M4W 1KA and at 4665W 19th Avenue W Ste 1002, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 2J4 from 1999-2002.6 Edward died on 27 June 2004 in St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 67.1 The Toronto Globe and Mail on 30 June 2004 wrote that Edward will be greatly missed by his son Dan (children Matthew and Sarah) and daughter Lara (Scott), sister Maymar (Alan), nieces and nephews Dean (Dorothy), Joanne (Ged), Suzy (Salvatore), Angie (Jeff), along with many other family members and close and wonderful Friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Helen's Church in Point Grey, Vancouver, on Friday, July 2 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Edward requested that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of his late wife, Marguerite Lamb.7

Children of Edward Donald Greathed and Marguerite Lamb

  • Dan Greathed1
  • Lara Greathed1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi/200og/2004g075.htm.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 T715-7381 Page 20.
  3. [S13222] Emails between Lara Greathed and Jan Cooper 15 October 2007.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 - Unknown - Cards - G - Cards 20001-21000.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - UK Incoming Passenger lists BT26 Piece 1214 Item 29.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canadian Phone and Address Directories, 1995-2002.
  7. [S40000] Website http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi/200og/2004g075.htm

Mary Gladys Laird1

#13219
Last Edited=14 Jul 2017
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Mary Gladys Laird was the daughter of Albert Billing Laird and Ida Francea Wilde.2 She married Archer John Greathed, son of Edward Archer Greathed and Janet Georgina Croft, on 16 January 1937 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mary was described as a spinster and nurse. They married after the licence no 6510 had been issued.3,4,5 Mary was described on the Commonwealth Graves website as the wife of Archer, and on Canadian war dead websites as coming from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.3 Her husband Archer died on 21 January 1945 in 143 King Street, Ontario, Canada, aged 44 He died from wounds received in action whilst in the Canadian Army and was a member of the General Mercer Lodge No. 548, Toronto. He held the rank of Major.6,3,7,8

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi/200og/2004g075.htm.
  2. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  3. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.
  4. [S40000] Website www.collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 - M - Montréal (United Church Private Chapel) - 1937.
  6. [S40000] Website http://www.freemasonry.org/OntWarMemorial/…
  7. [S22699] E-mails between Anne Pickard and Jan Cooper from 10 January 2008 The Times Friday 2 February 1945.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1934 - Roll MS944_10.

Marguerite Lamb1

#13220, b. about 1938, d. 20 July 1992
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Marguerite Lamb was born about 1938.2 She married Edward Donald Greathed, son of Archer John Greathed and Leonora Patricia Dorrington, on 26 August 1961.1,2 Marguerite died on 20 July 1992 in Tucson, Arizona, USA, from diabetes complications.1,2

Children of Marguerite Lamb and Edward Donald Greathed

  • Dan Greathed1
  • Lara Greathed1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogspi/200og/2004g075.htm.
  2. [S13222] Emails between Lara Greathed and Jan Cooper 15 October 2007.