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Thomas Shaw1

#19726, b. 1823
Last Edited=4 Sep 2009
     Thomas Shaw was born in 1823.1 He married Ann Truefitt, daughter of Isaac Truefitt and Ann Craddock, on 10 November 1844 in Whitby, Yorkshire, England.1,2,3

Child of Thomas Shaw and Ann Truefitt

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1844/Q4 Whitby Volume 24 Page 625.
  3. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.
  4. [S272] Emails between Nick King and Jan Cooper from 18 August 2009.

William Truefitt1

#19727, b. 16 July 1750
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     William Truefitt was born on 16 July 1750.1 He married Eleanor Burton on 16 December 1782.1

Children of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.

Eleanor Burton1

#19728
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Eleanor Burton married William Truefitt on 16 December 1782.1

Children of Eleanor Burton and William Truefitt

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.

Jane Truefitt1

#19729, b. 13 April 1786
Last Edited=4 Sep 2009
     Jane Truefitt was born on 13 April 1786.1 She was the daughter of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton.1 She married Robert Unthank on 22 September 1808 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.

Robert Unthank1

#19730
Last Edited=4 Sep 2009
     Robert Unthank married Jane Truefitt, daughter of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton, on 22 September 1808 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.

Isaac Truefitt1

#19731, b. 19 November 1788, d. 1789
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     Isaac Truefitt was born on 19 November 1788.1 He was the son of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton.1 Isaac died in 1789.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.

Ann Truefitt1

#19732, b. 9 October 1790
Last Edited=4 Sep 2009
     Ann Truefitt was born on 9 October 1790.1,2 She was the daughter of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton.1 She was baptised on 11 October 1790 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.2 She married James Ward on 8 December 1811.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.

James Ward1

#19733
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     James Ward married Ann Truefitt, daughter of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton, on 8 December 1811.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.

William Truefitt1

#19734, b. 11 February 1794, d. 28 July 1873
Last Edited=30 Dec 2011
     William Truefitt was baptised on 11 February 1794 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.2 He was born on 11 February 1794.1,2 He was the son of William Truefitt and Eleanor Burton.1 He married Sarah ... on 2 December 1817 in Armin, Yorkshire, England.1,3 William died on 28 July 1873 in Wetherby, Yorkshire, England, aged 79 he was an innkeeper, late of Spofforth, formerly of Wetherby.4,5 The will of William was proved on 19 September 1873 at Wakefield by Mary Triffitt(sic) of Spofforth widow the relict of Edward Triffitt of Leeds who was a shopkeeper and her brother William Hill of Wetherby who was the nephew of William. The estate was valued at under £600.5

Children of William Truefitt and Sarah ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1873/Q3 Wetherby Volume 9a Page 84 age 79.
  5. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Eleanor Truefitt1

#19736, b. 10 November 1831
Last Edited=4 Sep 2009
     Eleanor Truefitt was born on 10 November 1831.1,2 She was the daughter of William Truefitt and Sarah ...1 She was baptised on 8 December 1831 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.2 She married Paul Wheatley on 10 October 1854 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.

William Truefitt1

#19737, b. 29 December 1833, d. 1926
Last Edited=21 Mar 2012
Captain William Truefitt
     William Truefitt was baptised on 29 December 1833 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.2 He was born on 29 December 1833 in Runswick Bay, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.1,3,4 He was the son of William Truefitt and Sarah ...1 William came from a long seafaring family and at the age of 15 he obeyed the call of the sea, came to Teeside to serve as an apprentice on the sailing collier Harper, owned by Messrs Cochrane and Co. William served on this ship as a cabin boy and rose to Captain.4 He married Jane Foster on 16 August 1856 in St Hilda, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.5,4 When in the march of progress Messrs Cochrane and Co went in for steam-driven vessels, they entrusted the charge of the first to Captain Truefitt. It was the Sixty-Six and beginning its career in 1871 was one of the earliest steamers to ply from Middlesborough. For thirty-four years - in fact until his retirement in 1905, at the age of 72 he served as Captain of that vessel. At the time he gave up his seafaring life he was proud to claim a double record. He was the oldest captain on Lloyd's list, and had the longest period of service as master of one ship.

During his 58 years at sea he enjoyed a remarkable freedom from serious mishap, never shipwrecked, never stranded, never a life lost during the almost countless coastwise and Continental trips which he took as Captain, "never," to use his own words, "so much as a cap lost."4 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in Kings Road, Ormesby, Yorkshire, England, William was a Master Mariner living with his wife and nine children.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 he was listed as a Master Mariner on board SS Sixty Six which was off Gravesend in Kent. His wife and two daughters lived back in Ormesby.7 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 9 Woodlands Terrace, Redcar, Yorkshire, England, he was listed as the father in law of George Edward Usher William was a retired sea captain.8 Captain and Mrs Truefitt celebrated 65 years of marriage. Of their ten children, three sons and four daughters survived to see his celebration. They also had 25 grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.4 His wife Jane died on 1922 in Guisborough, Yorkshire, England.9 William died in 1926 in Guisborough, Yorkshire, England.10

Children of William Truefitt and Jane Foster

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S40045] Newspapers North Eastern Daily Gazette Tuesday 16 August 1921.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1856/Q3 Stockton Volume 10a Page 74.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4860 Folio 94 Page 19.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 714 Folio 223 Page 0.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29177 RG78 Piece 1691 Registration District 534 Sub District 3 Enumeration District 5 Schedule Number 8.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1922/Q3 Guisborough Volume 9d Page 491 age 86.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1926/Q1 Guisbro Volume 9d Page 614 age 92.

Elizabeth Truefitt1

#19738, b. 2 May 1836, d. 3 October 1837
Last Edited=4 Sep 2009
     Elizabeth Truefitt was baptised on 2 May 1836 in Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Truefitt and Sarah ...1 Elizabeth died on 3 October 1837 aged 1.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.

Mary Jane Weatherill1

#19739, b. about 1827
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Mary Jane Weatherill was born about 1827 in Staithes, Yorkshire, England.2 She married William Truefitt, son of Isaac Truefitt and Ann Craddock, on 12 September 1846 in Whitby, Yorkshire, England.1,3 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Staithes, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of William Truefitt.4 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Castlegate, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of William Truefitt.5 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 28 South Cliff Terrace, West Street, Hilderthorpe, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of William Truefitt.6

Children of Mary Jane Weatherill and William Truefitt

Sources of Information

  1. [S211] E-mails between Jenny Johnson and Jan Cooper from 22 December 2007.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1846/Q3 Whitby Volume XXIV Page 545.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2374 Folio 740 Page 1.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4816 Folio 175 Page 29.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4799 Folio 35 Page 12.
  7. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 IGI.

Catherine Carey1

#19740, b. about 1803
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     Catherine Carey was born about 1803.1 She was the daughter of James Carey and Susanna Turmaine.1 She married John Seales on 2 October 1832 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England.1

Child of Catherine Carey and John Seales

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

John Griffiths1

#19741
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     John Griffiths married Maria Frances Carey, daughter of James Carey and Susanna Turmaine, They had several children born in different places in Kent but they finally settled on the Isle of Sheppey.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

John Seales1

#19742
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     John Seales married Catherine Carey, daughter of James Carey and Susanna Turmaine, on 2 October 1832 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England.1

Child of John Seales and Catherine Carey

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

Samuel Seales1

#19743
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     Samuel Seales was the son of John Seales and Catherine Carey.1 James and his cousin Samuel were baptised together.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

Susanna Carey1

#19744, b. 1828
Last Edited=22 Jan 2008
     Susanna Carey was born in 1828 in Canterbury, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of James Carey and Susanna Turmaine.1 Susanna born illigimately to Catherine seems to have been brought up by her grandmother Susanna.1 She married Joseph Benjamin Gilbert in 1850.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

Joseph Benjamin Gilbert1

#19745
Last Edited=31 Dec 2007
     Joseph Benjamin Gilbert married Susanna Carey, daughter of James Carey and Susanna Turmaine, in 1850.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

Mary Hatton1

#19746
Last Edited=30 Oct 2008
     Mary Hatton married George Carey, son of James Carey and Susanna Turmaine, in 1831.1 George and Mary moved to London. There were no children from the marriage.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S15951] Emails between Monica Esme Linda Baker née Martin and Jan Cooper from 21 December 2007.

Frances F Anderson1

#19747, b. 1928
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationships
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Janet Susan Greathead
3rd cousin 4 times removed of George Greathead
7th great-granddaughter of Edward Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 1 My Direct Family - Edward Greathead
     Frances F Anderson was born in 1928 in Sunderland, Durham, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry J Anderson and Elizabeth Ann Greathead.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1928/Q2 Sunderland Volume 10a Page 1093.

Alice Lucy Hill1

#19748, b. 5 May 1889, d. 1959
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Alice Lucy Hill was born on 5 May 1889 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England.2,3 She married John Greathead, son of John Cartwright Greathead and Hannah Nicholls, in 1908 in Wesley Methodist Church, Epworth Street, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.4,5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 67 Pycrest Street, Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, she was listed as the wife of John Greathead.6 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Alice was listed as living at 44 Coronation Avenue, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England with her husband John. John was a porcelain die fixer and Alice was a café waitress.7 Her husband John died on 1954 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.8 Alice died in 1959 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.9

Child of Alice Lucy Hill and John Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1908/Q4 Stoke T Volume 6b Page 473.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5309g/008.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1908/Q4 Stoke T Volume 6b Page 473 - GOONS.
  5. [S40000] Website www.staffordshirebmd.org.uk - 339/02/008.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 16537 RG78 Piece 1022 Registration district 361 sub district 1 enumeration district 27 schedule number 57.
  7. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5309G/008/21.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1954/Q2 Stoke Volume 9b Page 548.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1959/Q1 Stoke Volume 9b Page 822.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1914/Q3 Stoke T Volume 6b page 336.

Doris Elizabeth Greathead1

#19749, b. 12 June 1914, d. August 1991
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Doris Elizabeth Greathead was born on 12 June 1914 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Greathead and Alice Lucy Hill.1 She married William Ernest Benbow in 1934 in St Mark, Shelton, Staffordshire, England.3,4 Doris died in August 1991 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England, aged 77.5

Children of Doris Elizabeth Greathead and William Ernest Benbow

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1914/Q3 Stoke T Volume 6b page 336.
  2. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1934/Q3 Stoke T Volume 6b Page 440.
  4. [S40000] Website www.staffordshirebmd.org.uk - 27/16/219.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - August 1991 Stoke Volume 30 Page 1318 age 77.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1935/Q2 Stoke T Volume 6b Page 190.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q2 Stoke Volume 6b Page 262.

John Lamb1

#19750, b. 1765, d. 5 January 1834
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
5th great-uncle of Janet Susan Greathead
     John Lamb was born in 1765.1 He was the son of William Lamb and Elizabeth Thompson.1 John died on 5 January 1834 and was buried on the same day.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S20090] Emails between Margaret Duffy née Lamb and Jan Cooper from 31 December 2007.