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Maria ...1

#1702, b. about 1797
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Maria ... was born about 1797 in Aston, Warwickshire, England.1 She married George Tuffnell. In the census of 30 March 1851 at Vicarage House, Uffrington, Berkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of George Tuffnell.2

Children of Maria ... and George Tuffnell

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1687 Folio 397 Page 33.

Stanley Eric Podger

#1703, b. 6 December 1918, d. 1969
Last Edited=23 Dec 2015
     Stanley Eric Podger was born on 6 December 1918.1 He married Joan Evelyn Gates on 9 April 1949 in Edmonton, London, England, This was Joan's second marriage.2,3 Stanley died in 1969 in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1949/Q1 Edmonton Volume 5e Page 632.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/1907b/009.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1969/Q4 Horncastle Volume 3b Page 701.

William Brian Greathead1

#1704, b. 6 March 1930
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
7th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
2nd great-grandson of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     William Brian Greathead was born on 6 March 1930 in Sunderland, Durham, England.2,3 He was the son of William Greathead and Mary Ellen Goddard. William was educated in the Grammar School. He fell for Latin teacher who was seven years older and frightened her by placing pyrotechnics on her blackboard.1 William rejoined the Army nearly four years after he completed his National Service. On 27 August 1954 he was presented at Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School in Chester an award of merit, being the best cadet passing out and, as senior under officer was in charge of the parade. He had been commissioned in the Royal Army Education Corps with which he had spent his National Service.4 He was Brian became a Brigadeer in army for five years attached to Cavalry, then he worked for M&S for thirty years and was Chairman of North London NHS for thirteen years.1 William's mother died on 25 March 1965 in the Royal Infirmary, Sunderland. William received probate on 4 June 1965 in Durham. He was described as a mechandiser. His father had died a year earlier in 1964.5 He married Agnes Philip Wood Kay in 1966 in Bollington Methodist Church, Wellington Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.6,1,7 Brian said that he disliked the surname of Greathead, he would have prefered to have been called Goodhead. He was in aircorps as a youngster, 6' 2" tall, fast, physical with huge confidence. He regrets not having a brother or sister, loved being a grandfather and wondered why he felt so different (he thought it was because he went to a Grammar School.)1

Children of William Brian Greathead and Agnes Philip Wood Kay

  • Alison Fiona Greathead
  • David Brian Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1704] Letters between William Brian (Brian) Greathead and Jan Cooper from 10 March 1997.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q2 Sunderland Volume 10a Page 1259.
  3. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette 27 August 1954 - FMP.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1966/Q4 Macclesfield Volume 10a Page 862.
  7. [S40000] Website www.cheshirebmd.org.uk - 2039/5/39.

Cecil Greathead1

#1707, b. 29 March 1932, d. 8 November 2017
Last Edited=2 Jan 2018
Relationships
5th cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 4 times removed of George Greathead
7th great-grandson of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Cecil Greathead was born on 29 March 1932 in Auckland, Durham, England.2,3 He was the son of Moses Greathead and Lily Longstaffe. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Cecil Greathead was listed as living at 10 Chapel Street, Crook and Willington, Durham, England with his parents.4 He married Marjorie Thirkell in 1957 in Durham, England.5 His wife Marjorie died on before 2017.6 Cecil died on 8 November 2017 in Durham, England, aged 85.6 His body was cremated at 11:00am on 17 November 2017 in Wear Valley Crematorium, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England.6

Children of Cecil Greathead and Marjorie Thirkell

  • Trevor Greathead
  • Ian Greathead
  • Neil Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1707] Letters between Cecil Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1932/Q2 Auckland Volume 10a Page 368.
  3. [S1710] Letters between Trevor Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2832A/015/28.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1957/Q1 Durham W Volume 1a Page 2283.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers Northern Echo (website) - 10 November 2017.

Marjorie Thirkell1,2

#1708, b. 20 April 1929, d. before 2017
Last Edited=2 Jan 2018
     Marjorie Thirkell was born on 20 April 1929.3,4 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Marjorie Thirkell was listed as living at 130 School Row, Crook, Durham, England with her parents with her mother and siblings.5 She married Cecil Greathead, son of Moses Greathead and Lily Longstaffe, in 1957 in Durham, England.6 Marjorie died before 2017.7

Children of Marjorie Thirkell and Cecil Greathead

  • Trevor Greathead
  • Ian Greathead
  • Neil Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1707] Letters between Cecil Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S11] Electoral listings from many sources.
  3. [S1710] Letters between Trevor Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 March 2003.
  4. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2832C/019.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1957/Q1 Durham W Volume 1a Page 2283.
  7. [S40045] Newspapers Northern Echo (website) - 10 November 2017.

Moses Greathead1

#1711, b. 20 December 1889, d. 16 August 1959
Last Edited=21 Nov 2016
Relationships
4th 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
     Moses Greathead was born on 20 December 1889 in Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, Youngest of three boys, grandfather to Denise Oliver.2,3,1,4,5 He was the son of John Greathead and Sarah Ann W Stonebanks. In the census of 5 April 1891 in 28 Blue Row, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead Moses was a scholar.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 1 Newcombs Yard, Willington, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead Moses was a brick yard labourer.7 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 5 Wetherells Yard, Chapel Street, Willington Court, Willington, Durham, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead Moses was a banksman coal miner.8 He married Lily Longstaffe in 1923 in Auckland, Durham, England.9 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Moses was listed as living at 10 Chapel Street, Crook and Willington, Durham, England with his wife Lily. And their children. Moses was a Colliery Onsetter.10 Moses died on 16 August 1959 in Willington, Durham, England, aged 69.2,1,11 Moses was buried in St Stephen's Cemetery, Willington, Durham, England.2,1

Children of Moses Greathead and Lily Longstaffe

Sources of Information

  1. [S1707] Letters between Cecil Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S68] E-mails between Denise Oliver and Jan Cooper from 23 September 1996.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1899/Q4 Auckland Volume 10A Page 217.
  4. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2832a/015.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4067 Folio 116 Page 9.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4681 Folio 161 Page 28.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29941 RG78 Piece 1732 regsitration district 551 sub district 1 enumeration district 19 schedule number 24.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1923/Q1 Auckland Volume 10a Page 313.
  10. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2832A/015/28.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1959/Q3 Durham W Volume 1a Page 548.

Lily Longstaffe1,2

#1712, b. 6 May 1900, d. 7 June 1968
Last Edited=21 Nov 2016
     Lily Longstaffe was born on 6 May 1900.2,1,3 She married Moses Greathead, son of John Greathead and Sarah Ann W Stonebanks, in 1923 in Auckland, Durham, England.4 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Lily was listed as living at 10 Chapel Street, Crook and Willington, Durham, England with her husband Moses. And their children. Moses was a Colliery Onsetter.5 Lily died on 7 June 1968 in Durham, England, aged 68.2,1,6 Lily was buried in St Stephen's Cemetery, Willington, Durham, England.2,1

Children of Lily Longstaffe and Moses Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1707] Letters between Cecil Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.
  2. [S68] E-mails between Denise Oliver and Jan Cooper from 23 September 1996.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2832a/015.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1923/Q1 Auckland Volume 10a Page 313.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2832A/015/28.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1968/Q2 Durham C Volume 1a Page 307.

... ...

#1715, d. before March 1851
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 3 - George Greathead
     ... ... married Robert Greathead, son of Robert Greathead and Esther Robson.1 ... Died before March 1851.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.

Rosa Isabel Wright1

#1716, d. 13 October 1897
Last Edited=26 May 2010
     Rosa Isabel Wright was the daughter of William Wright and Rosa Stratford. She married Frederick Calder Bate, son of John Bate and Jane Osborn.1 Rosa died on 13 October 1897 in Queenstown, Cape Town, South Africa.1

Children of Rosa Isabel Wright and Frederick Calder Bate

Sources of Information

  1. [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.

Frederick Calder Bate1,2

#1717, b. 2 May 1826, d. 1903
Last Edited=26 May 2010
     Frederick Calder Bate was Merchant and banker. He was born on 2 May 1826 in Faversham, Kent, England.2 He was the son of John Bate and Jane Osborn.2 He married Rosa Isabel Wright, daughter of William Wright and Rosa Stratford.1 Frederick Bate and James Greathead were partners in the business Greathead and Bate.1 Frederick died in 1903 in Queenstown, South Africa.2

Children of Frederick Calder Bate and Rosa Isabel Wright

Sources of Information

  1. [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.
  2. [S24542] Emails between Giles Eric Calder Bate and Jan Cooper from 6 January 2010.

David John Greathead1,2

#1718, b. 12 December 1931, d. 13 October 2006
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
7th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
Dr David John Greathead
     David John Greathead was born on 12 December 1931 in Kensington, London, England.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Harold Merriman Greathead and Kathleen May Collett. He was baptised on 9 February 1932 in St Philip, Kensington, London, England.1,2 David attended St Andrew’s Preparatory School from 1940 to 1945, when after the Second World War he and his mother and sister joined his father, a Chartered Civil Engineer, in England. Arriving in England he sat the entrance examination for Merchant Taylors and it is a tribute to Prep that he passed into the school with ease. At Merchant Taylors’ School, Moor Park, he was a Prefect, held office in the Cadets and Boy Scouts, and was a gold medalist Life Saver. In 1951 David's father retired and he and his wife returned with their daughter Sarah to South Africa. David stayed behind in England to complete his studies at the Royal College of Science, Imperial College, London University following his passion, Entomology. He joined the Desert Locust Survey as a research officer, serving in southern Arabia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and south into East Africa, and whilst thus engaged was awarded a PhD London.5,6 He married Annette Helen Blankley, daughter of Hugh Arthur Swinbourne Blankley and Marjory Doris McWilliam, on 29 November 1958 in Felpham, Sussex, England.1,2,7 David died on 13 October 2006 aged 74 He was a leading entomologist and a very loving family man. He was told to leave Uganda by Amin in 1972. He was an expert on biological control of insect pests and weeds and ended up as Director of the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control.8,9,10 There was a private cremation followed by a celebration of his life on 25 October 2006.8 The will of David was proved on 10 January 2007 in Winchester by his son Andrew and son-in-law Peter.9

Children of David John Greathead and Annette Helen Blankley

  • Andrew Simon Greathead
  • Sarah Carolyn Greathead
  • Emma Louise Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [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.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003.
  3. [S2971] Emails between Eileen Mowat née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 May 2003.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1931/Q4 Kensington Volume 1a Page 130.
  5. [S40000] Website St Andrews College,Grahamstown website.
  6. [S1718] Emails between Dr David Greathead and Jan Cooper 2 October 1997 The Branch from the Hazel Tree by Dr David J Greathead (2005) together with much information from David's wonderful book "A Passage to the Cape of Good Hope" David has since very sadly died.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1958/Q4 Chichester Volume 5h Page 672.
  8. [S157] E-mails between Neil Thomas and Jan Cooper from 17 October 2006.
  9. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - October 2006 Reading District No 3201C Reg No C18B Ent No 242 Dor 1006.

Eric Greathead1,2,3

#1719, b. 19 March 1942, d. October 1984
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
8th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Eric Greathead was born on 19 March 1942 in Durham, England. He was the son of Albert Greathead and Mary A Gibson. He married Doreen M Batten in 1965 in Durham, England.4 Eric died in October 1984 in Durham, England, aged 42.3,5

Children of Eric Greathead and Doreen M Batten

  • Eric Greathead
  • Mark Ian Greathead
  • Paul Greathead
  • Steven James Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S1720] Letters between Doreen M Greathead née Batten and Jan Cooper from 15 July 1996.
  2. [S6239] Emails between Claire McGeorge née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 22 May 2003.
  3. [S1691] Letters between Albert Greathead and Jan Cooper from 28 October 1996.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1965/Q3 Durham N Volume 1a Page 1049.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1984 October Durham Cen Volume 1 Page 185.

Bernard Maurice Nicholson1

#1721
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 9 - William Greathead
     Bernard Maurice Nicholson married Fanny Cantrill Greathead, daughter of Richard Methley Greathead and Anne Cantrill, in 1910 in St James, Didsbury, Lancashire, England.2,1,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S11922] Emails between Heather Barker née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 22 September 2004.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1910/Q2 Chorlton Volume 8c Page 1271.
  3. [S40000] Website www.lancashirebmd.org.uk - 53/3/338.

John Vance1

#1722
Last Edited=24 Jan 2010
     John Vance married Mary Ann Greathead on 5 February 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S260] Emails between C-G Magnusson and Jan Cooper from 23 March 2009 ID 224878 7th Ward, Salt Lake City Volume B Page 2.
  2. [S260] Emails between C-G Magnusson and Jan Cooper from 23 March 2009 ID 224878 7th Ward, Salt Lake City Volume B Page 2 http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernstates/…

William Greathead1

#1723, b. 1632/33
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     William Greathead was born in 1632/33 in Heighington, Darlington, Durham, England.1 He was the son of Laurence Greathead. He married Alice ... in 1660/61.

Children of William Greathead and Alice ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S7046] Letters between Patricia Greathead née McGregor and Jan Cooper from 27 March 1997.