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William Greathead

#13928, b. 10 December 1909, d. 16 April 1997
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     William Greathead was born on 10 December 1909 in 14 Rodwell Street, Trimdon Foundry, Easington, Durham, England.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Greathead and Eliza Alton. In the census of 2 April 1911 in 14 Rodwell Street, Trimdon Foundry, Easington, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of Thomas Greathead.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register William was listed as living at 16 Beech Grove, Easington, Durham, England, with his brother George William was a coal mine datal work working below ground.4 He married Dorothy Ann Ritchie in 1940 in Durham, England.5 William died on 16 April 1997 in 8 Sycamore Crescent, Trimdon Station, Sedgefield, Durham, England, aged 87.6,7,8 Administration papers were issued with a will on 28 July 2005 to Dorothy his wife at Newcastle upon Tyne.8

Children of William Greathead and Dorothy Ann Ritchie

  • William Greathead
  • Dorothy Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1910/Q1 Easington Volume 10a Page 468.
  2. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my past RG101/2862b/007.
  3. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 30016 RG78 Piece 1734 Registration District 552 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 24 Schedule Number 180.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my past RG101/2862B/007/27.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1940/Q2 Durham C Volume 10a Page 1297.
  6. [S11] Electoral listings from many sources.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - April 1997 Durham East Dist 4391 Reg DE13C Ent 117 Dor 497.
  8. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Dorothy Ann Ritchie

#13929, b. 29 July 1915, d. April 2006
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Dorothy Ann Ritchie was born on 29 July 1915 in Easington, Durham, England, her mothers maiden name was Chapman.1,2 She married William Greathead, son of Thomas Greathead and Eliza Alton, in 1940 in Durham, England.3 Her husband William died on 16 April 1997 in 8 Sycamore Crescent, Trimdon Station, Sedgefield, Durham, England, aged 87.4,5,6 Dorothy received the papers of her husbands will on 28 July 2005 from Newcastle upon Tyne Register Office.7 Dorothy died in April 2006 in Stockton on Tees, Durham, England, aged 90.8

Children of Dorothy Ann Ritchie and William Greathead

  • William Greathead
  • Dorothy Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1915/Q3 Easington Volume 10a Page 960.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1940/Q2 Durham C Volume 10a Page 1297.
  4. [S11] Electoral listings from many sources.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - April 1997 Durham East Dist 4391 Reg DE13C Ent 117 Dor 497.
  6. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  7. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office Will of husband.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - April 2006 Stockton District No 3501C Reg No C23 Ent No 258 Dor 406.

Robert Harold Greathead

#13936, b. 7 April 1903, d. 2 June 1966
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 17 - Thomas Greathead
     Robert Harold Greathead was born on 7 April 1903 in Chorlton, Lancashire, England.1,2 He was the son of Robert Greathead and Emily Gertrude Greer. He was baptised on 22 April 1903 in All Saints, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England, his father was a packer and lived at 1 Back Grosvenor Street.3 Robert joined St Philips Free School in Hulme on 8 July 1907. His address was given as 27 Durham Place.2 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 46 Canning Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England, he was listed as the son of Robert Greathead he was in school.4 He married Evelyn Kate Smithers, daughter of Henry Smithers, on 11 July 1925 in Romford Register Office, Romford, Essex, England, after a licence was issued. The ceremony was witnessed by C Morten Coleman and W R Bird. Robert was a Police Constable and gave his address as 52 Western Road, Romford, while Evelyn said she was a domestic servant living in High Street, Cowden, Kent.5 He witnessed the marriage of Edward Willson and Jean Sylvia Greathead on 11 February 1950 in Emmanuel Church, West Ham, London, England.6 Robert died on 2 June 1966 in Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge, Kent, England, aged 63 His usual address was 95 Moreton Road, Shelley, Ongar, Essex.7,8 Robert did not leave a will. Administration papers were issued on 2 September 1966 in London to his widow Eveline. His effects were valued at £861.8

Children of Robert Harold Greathead and Evelyn Kate Smithers

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1903/Q2 Chorlton Volume 8c Page 925.
  2. [S40000] Website Find my past - Manchester School Registers 1870-1916.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 Rg14 Piece 23878 RG78 Piece 1380A Registration district 264 sub district 4 enumeration district 13 schedule number 269.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1925/Q3 Romford Volume 4a Page 1386.
  6. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1950/Q1 West Ham Volume 5a Page 1191.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1966/Q2 Tonbridge Volume 5f Page 828.
  8. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Evelyn Kate Smithers

#13937, b. 13 November 1903, d. November 1990
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 17 - Thomas Greathead
     Evelyn Kate Smithers was born on 13 November 1903.1 She was the daughter of Henry Smithers. She married Robert Harold Greathead, son of Robert Greathead and Emily Gertrude Greer, on 11 July 1925 in Romford Register Office, Romford, Essex, England, after a licence was issued. The ceremony was witnessed by C Morten Coleman and W R Bird. Robert was a Police Constable and gave his address as 52 Western Road, Romford, while Evelyn said she was a domestic servant living in High Street, Cowden, Kent.2 She witnessed the marriage of Edward Willson and Jean Sylvia Greathead on 11 February 1950 in Emmanuel Church, West Ham, London, England.3 Her husband Robert died on 2 June 1966 in Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge, Kent, England, aged 63 His usual address was 95 Moreton Road, Shelley, Ongar, Essex.4,5 Evelyn died in November 1990 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.6

Children of Evelyn Kate Smithers and Robert Harold Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1925/Q3 Romford Volume 4a Page 1386.
  3. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1950/Q1 West Ham Volume 5a Page 1191.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1966/Q2 Tonbridge Volume 5f Page 828.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - November 1990 Swindon 23 - 2443 - 1190.

Jean Sylvia Greathead

#13939, b. 26 December 1926, d. December 2001
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 17 - Thomas Greathead
     Jean Sylvia Greathead was born on 26 December 1926 in Romford, Essex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert Harold Greathead and Evelyn Kate Smithers. She married Edward Willson, son of Edward Willson, on 11 February 1950 in Emmanuel Church, West Ham, London, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by R H Greathead and E K Greathead who were Jean's parents. Edward was a metal worker and gave his address as 51 Hartham Road, Caledonian Road N7. His father was also a metal worker and called Edward. Jean gave her address as 164A Green Street, Forest Gate, her father Robert Henry was a Furnishing Representative.3 Her husband Edward died on June 1990 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, aged 68.4 Jean died in December 2001 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.5

Children of Jean Sylvia Greathead and Edward Willson

  • Paul E R Willson
  • Evelyn R Willson
  • Brain D Willson

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1926/Q1 Romford Volume 4a Page 802.
  2. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  3. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1950/Q1 West Ham Volume 5a Page 1191.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - June 1990 Swindon Volume 23 Page 2121 age 68.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - December 2001 Swindon Reg B60B District 7961B Entry 67.

Millicent M Greathead

#13943, b. 7 May 1866, d. 26 October 1890
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Millicent M Greathead was born on 7 May 1866 in Rockford, Norfolk County, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Joseph Greathead and Elizabeth Baker. In the census of 2 April 1871 in Townsend, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter of Joseph Greathead.3,4 She married Frederick Longe, son of Joseph Jean Longe and Christina Plant, on 17 August 1886 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, The Roman Catholic ceremony was witnessed by Peter Hoster from Southampton and Nellie George from Port Elgin after a license was issued. Frederick was described as a sailor.5,2 Millicent died on 26 October 1890 in Canada aged 24 from typhoid aged 24. Her gravestone reads:
" Alas she has left us, her spirit has fled
 Her spirit now slumbers along with the dead
 Her Saviour has called her , to Him she has gone
 Be Ye also ready to follow her soon.2

Children of Millicent M Greathead and Frederick Longe

Sources of Information

  1. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate.
  2. [S392] E-mails between Karen Scott-Michel and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2013.
  3. [S40000] Website www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/1871-ontario - RG31 District Norfolk (012) Sub district Townsend (C) Division 3 Page 3 Microfilm C-9909.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - 1871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Norfolk North, Townsend.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canadian Marriages.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario Births.
  7. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.

Maureen Wild

#13949, b. 27 March 1941, d. April 2003
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Maureen Wild was born on 27 March 1941 in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, Her mother's maiden name was Ogden.1,2 She married Colin C Greathead, son of Charles Henry Greathead and Brenda Mary Clubbe, in 1972 in Gateshead, Durham, England.3 Maureen died in April 2003 in Durham, England, aged 62.4

Child of Maureen Wild and Colin C Greathead

  • Jane Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q2 Saddleworth Volume 9a Page 776.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1972/Q3 Gateshead Volume 1a Page 2245.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - April 2003 Durham Nth District No 4401A Reg No DN3A Ent No 244 Dor 403.