Rev. 20 Oct. 2009, Gen. 136

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN THOMAS GREAVES AND ELLEN ------ OF BARTON-ON-HUMBER, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Thomas Greaves (1) was born about 1820 in Scartho, Lincolnshire, England.  In census records he was sometimes called Thomas J. and sometimes John.  He married Ellen ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1825 in Saxby, Lincolnshire.  John is probably the John Greaves, 20, manual labourer, in the 1851 census for Elsham, Lincs.  They were in the 1851 census for Elsham, Lincs.  They were in the 1861, 1871, and 1881 censuses for Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire.  He was an agricultural labourer, although he was listed as a waggoner in 1861.  Ellen was in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire, as a widow, with her unmarried son James living with her.

Children - Greaves

    2.  James Greaves, b.c. 1847 (Saxby, Lincs.).  He apparently never married.

+3.   John Thomas Greaves, b.c. 1850, m. Susannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+4.   Charles Greaves, b.c. 1853, m(1) Frances ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Mary Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    5.  Ellen E. Greaves, b.c. 1856 (Saxby).

+6.   Henry Greaves, b.c. 1858, m. Ann Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    7.  Sarah (“Sally”) A. Greaves, b.c. 1860 (Barton).

    8.  Sophia Greaves, b.c. 1865 (South Ferriby, Lincs.).  It is possible that she wasn’t a daughter, since she seemed to be the same person in the 1881 census when she was listed as Sophia Collinson, niece, 16.

 

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN T. GREAVES (1) AND ELLEN ------

John Thomas Greaves (3) was born about 1850 in Rothwell, Lincolnshire.  He was called John T. in the 1851, 1861, and 1891 censuses, and Thomas in the 1881 census.  He married Susannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1853 in Broughton, Lincolnshire.  They were in the 1881 census for Broughton, Lincs, when he was a yardman.  They were in the 1891 census for Barton upon Humber, Lincs., when he was an agricultural labourer.  Their name was spelled Graves in both censuses.  All their children were born in Barton on Humber.

Children - Greaves/Graves

    9.  Alice E. Graves, b.c. 1874.

+10.   John William Graves, b.c. 1877, m. Amelia Leaning.

    11.   James H. Graves, b.c. 1882.

 

Charles Greaves (4) was born about 1853 in Saxby, Lincolnshire.  He first married Frances ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1854 in Barton on Humber, Lincs.  They were in the 1881 census for Barton St. Mary.  He married second Mary Jane ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1867 in Ulceby, Lincolnshire.  They were in the 1891 census for Barton on Humber, Lincs.  Charles was a tanyard labourer in 1881 and a general labourer in 1891.  Their surname was spelled Graves in both censuses.  Both their children were born in Barton on Humber.

Children - Graves

    12.   Arthur Graves, b.c. 1879.

    13.   Florence Graves, b. 1881.

 

Henry Greaves (6) was born about 1858 in Saxby, Lincolnshire.  He married Ann Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1855 in Barnetby, Lincolnshire.  They were in the 1881 census for East Halton, Lincolnshire.  He was a farm labourer.  Their name was spelled Graves in 1881.

Children - Graves

    14.   Sarah Ann Graves, b.c. 1880.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN T. GREAVES (3) AND SUSANNAH ------

John William Greaves (10) was born about 1877 in Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire.  He married Amelia Leaning, daughter of Annie Moment and Joseph Leaning.  She was born about 1877 in Barton upon Humber.  Amelia’s siblings were: Emily; Evelyn; Mabel, m. Jack Chesney; Jack, d. 3 Aug. 1974, age 81, m. Maud ‑‑‑‑‑‑; Louis; and Maud.  Amelia reportedly changed the family name from Graves to Greaves (the spelling that had been used previously) because she did not like the name Graves.  The family lived at Barton-on-Humber (Barton upon Humber), Lincolnshire, across the Humber from Kingston upon Hull, England.  They were in the 1901 census for Barton on Humber, when he was a labourer in a whiting mill[1].  He was said to have been a tower man (usually meaning a watchman).  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+15.   Doris Edith Greaves, b.c. 1900, m. Ben Espin.

+16.   Cyril Rupert Greaves, b. 17 Nov. 1905, m. Ena Louise Smith, 27 Oct. 1934, d. 4 March 1988.

    17.   Muriel Greaves, b. 1912, never married, d. 10 Sept. 1993.  Twin of Jenny.

+18.   Jenny Greaves, b. 1912, m. Rowland Thompson.

+19.   Althea Mabel Greaves, m. James Thornton Farrow, d. 5 Oct. 1991.

+20.   William Harold Greaves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

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[1] A whiting mill is a building housing machinery for crushing chalk for whiting.  Whiting was used in toothpaste, paint, etc.