Rev. 16 July 2017, Gen. 391

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GREAVES AND ELIZABETH HEALEY OF HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Greaves (1) may have been born about 1770-1776, and died before 1837 in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  He married Elizabeth Healey on 14 Oct. 1807 in St. Mary’s, Leicester.  She was a daughter of Theophilus Healey (appears to have been born about 1741 in Leicester) and Elizabeth Gilbert.  She was christened 11 Jan. 1776 at St. Mary’s, Leicester.  There are baptisms listed in the IGI (International Genealogical Index) for a Frances, George and John Graves/Greaves with parents Thomas and Elizabeth.  There was also an Eliza Greaves bapt. 31 Oct. 1830 at St. Mary, Hinckley, to parents Thomas Greaves and Elizabeth.  All their children were born in Leicestershire, England, at least the last 3 in Hinckley, and the first 3 may have died in England.

This family was headed by Elizabeth Graves in the 1841 census for Hinckley, Leicestershire, and consisted of Elizabeth, 50, Thomas, 30, Ann, 25, John, 15 (actually 19), Elizabeth, 12, Mariah, 10, and Anne, 6.  The last 3 children were Elizabeth’s grandchildren, children of her son Thomas. 

In the 1841 census for Hinckley, there was also an Edward Graves, 15, living in a school or factory with other boys, a son of Elizabeth’s son Thomas.  Edward later married Elizabeth and had children in Hinckley; his name was spelled Greaves in the 1851 census.

The first 4 children were christened on the same day, 2 March 1818, at St. Margaret’s, Leicester, with no ages given, but Thomas, Ann and Elizabeth were triplets (recorded by the curate as numbers 2329, 2330 and 2331, triplets).  William was 2328.  William consistently in every census gave his birthdate as 1808 and Thomas as 1810 or 1811.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+2.   William Greaves, b.c. 1808, m. Elizabeth Payne, c. 1835-36, d. Oct. 1872.

+3.   Thomas Greaves, b.c. 1810, m(1) Elizabeth Oram, 12 Jan. 1839, m(2) Elizabeth Topley, 1861, d. 2 Oct. 1875.

+4.   Ann Greaves, b.c. 1810, m. George Grundy, 1850, d. 1897.

+5.   Elizabeth Greaves, b.c. 1810, m. William Underwood, 13 Nov. 1832, d. 1882.

+6.   Frances Greaves, b.c. 1815, m(1) Timothy Wood, 26 Oct. 1847, m(2) William Warner, d. 16 Oct. 1874.

    7.  George Greaves, b.c. 1820, d. 1867 (Cape of Good Hope, South Africa).  Thought to have gone to New Zealand.  There was a George Graves, son of Thomas Graves and Elizabeth, bapt. 8 Nov. 1820 at St. Mary, Hinckley, Leicester.

+8.   John Greaves, b. 3 Aug. 1822, m. Harriet Holt, 22 Nov. 1849, d. 4 Sept. 1895.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GREAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH HEALEY

William Greaves (2) was born in 1808 in Leicestershire, England, and died in Oct. 1872.  He married Elizabeth Payne probably about 1835-1836.  She was born about 1809 in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  They were in the 1851 and 1861 censuses for Hinckley.  He was a bricklayer.  All their children were born in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

    9.  Isaac Greaves, b.c. 1837, m. Agnes Clarke, 24 Dec. 1874.  He was a bricklayer.  The 1881 census for Hinckley showed him unmarried, living alone.

    10.   James Greaves, b.c. 1839.  He was a stocking maker.

    11.   Matilda Greaves, b.c. 1841.

    12.   Ann Greaves, b.c. 1844.

 

Thomas Greaves (3) was born about 1810 in Leicestershire, was christened 2 March 1818 at St. Margaret’s, Leicester, and died 2 Oct. 1875.  He first married Elizabeth Oram on 12 Jan. 1839.  She was born about 1809 and died in 1857.  He married second Elizabeth Topley in 1861.  All the children by this second marriage were born in Derby, Derbyshire.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves, by Elizabeth Oram

    13.   Edward Greaves, b.c. 1826, m. Elizabeth Haddon, 1849.

    14.   Elizabeth Greaves, b.c. 1829.

    15.   Eliza Greaves, b.c. 1829.

    16.   Mariah Greaves, b.c. 1831.

    17.   Anne Greaves, b.c. 1835.

Children - Greaves, by Elizabeth Topley

+18.   Thomas Greaves, b.c. 1863, m. Elizabeth A. Lucas, 13 Jan. 1889.

    19.   George Greaves, b.c. 1864.

    20.   Clara Greaves, b.c. 1867.

    21.   Theophilus Healey Greaves, b.c. 1871.

+22.   Florence Greaves, b.c. 1873, m. George Phillips.

    23.   Harriett Greaves, b.c. 1875.

 

Ann Greaves (4) was born about 1810 in Leicestershire, was christened 2 March 1818 at St. Margaret’s, Leicester, and died in 1897 in Hinckley.  She seems to have stayed with her mother, and was the informant on her death certificate in 1849.  She stayed on in the house, and married George Grundy in 1850.  (R‑1)

Children - Grundy

    24.   child

    25.   child

 

Elizabeth Greaves (5) was born about 1810 in Leicestershire, was christened 2 March 1818 at St. Margaret’s, Leicester, and died in 1882 in Leicester.  She married William Underwood on 13 Nov. 1832 in Gaddesby, Leicestershire.  He was born about 1795 in Gaddesby.  Although there were several William and Elizabeth Underwood families in the area, the fact that this one had a son named Greaves Underwood confirmed that this was the correct family.  They were in the 1851 and 1861 censuses for Gaddesby, Leicestershire.  Only son Samuel was still at home in 1861.  (R‑1)

Children - Underwood

    26.   Mary A. Underwood, b.c. 1835.

    27.   William Underwood, b.c. 1838.

    28.   Henry Underwood, b.c. 1843.

    29.   Greaves Underwood, b.c. 1844.

    30.   Ellen Underwood, b.c. 1846.

    31.   Samuel Underwood, b.c. 1847.

    32.   child

    33.   child

    34.   child

 

Frances (“Fanny”) Greaves (6) was born about 1815 or 1816 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, was christened 27 Oct. 1815 at All Saints, Leicester, and died 16 Oct. 1874.  She lived with Timothy Wood for several years and had 3 sons by him before they married in 26 Oct. 1847 at Nuneaton.  Their marriage certificate says he was a widower, so his wife may have been alive while they were living together.  He was born about 1804 in Hinckley, and probably died before 1871 (since Frances was married to William Warner then).  After marriage they had 3 more sons and a daughter.  The older boys were called Wood until they grew up, but reverted to Greaves or Graves after they married.  They were in the 1851 and 1861 censuses for Hinckley, Leicestershire.  She married second William Warner, and they were in the 1871 census for Hinckley.  He was born about 1812 in Hinckley.  All the children were born in Hinckley.  (R‑1)

Children - Wood

    35.   Timothy Wood, b.c. 1840.

    36.   George Wood, b.c. 1842.

    37.   William Wood, b.c. 1844.

    38.   Frederick Wood, b.c. 1849

    39.   Andrew Wood, b.c. 1851.

    40.   Louisa Wood, b.c. 1855.

    41.   son

 

John Greaves (8) was born 3 Aug. 1822 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, was baptized 19 Aug. 1822 at St. Mary, Hinckley, and died 4 Sept. 1895 in New Zealand.  He married Harriet Holt, daughter of James Holt and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 22 Nov. 1849 at Hinckley, Leicestershire, England.  She was born in 1819 in Hinckley.  Her father was a grocer.  At the time of marriage, he lived at Church Lane, Hinckley, and was a bricklayer, and she lived at Stockwell Head, Hinckley.  Their first 2 children were probably born in Hinckley, the third in Birmingham, Warwickshire, and the others in Wellington, New Zealand.  The family is believed to have arrived in New Zealand about 1856.  This information is from the family Bible and death certificates.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+42.   Harriet Greaves, b. 19 Oct. 1850, m. Cornelius Oatham, 1873, d. 4 Sept. 1895.

    43.   Sarah Ann Greaves, b. 26 April 1852, d. 6 Feb. 1857 (Wellington, NZ).

    44.   George Greaves, b. 11 July 1855, never married, d. 4 April 1877 (of epilepsy caused by a fall from a horse, Wellington, NZ).

+45.   Walter Edward Greaves, b. 2 June 1859, m. Sarah Ann Pittams, 8 July 1884, d. 21 Sept. 1926.

    46.   Sarah Jane Greaves, b. 28 Nov. 1861, d. 14 Dec. 1861 (Wellington, NZ).

    47.   John Timothy Greaves, b. 31 Jan. 1865, d. 16 Aug. 1873 (drowned in Raumahunga River, Masterton, NZ).

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GREAVES (3)

Thomas Greaves (18) was born about 1863 in Derbyshire.  He married Elizabeth A. Lucas on 13 Jan. 1889 in St. Chad’s Church, Derby, Derbyshire.  She was born about 1868 in Wellington, Northamptonshire.  All their children were born in Derby, Derbyshire.  She married second William Alfred Dudley (probably after Thomas died) and had 2 more children.  (R‑2)

Children - Greaves

    48.   Florence Gladys Greaves, b. 1890.

    49.   Horace St. Vincent Greaves, b. 1892.

    50.   Doris Irene Greaves, b. 1895.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREAVES (8) AND HARRIET HOLT

Harriet Greaves (42) was born 19 Oct. 1850 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and died 29 June 1887 in Pahiatua, Wairarapa, New Zealand.  She married Corneilius Oatham in 1873 in Masterton, New Zealand.  Only 3 of their 8 children survived.  (R‑1)

Children - Oatham

+51.   Clara Elizabeth Oatham, b. 20 July 1875, m. Henry Niel Winter.

    52.   Ada Louise Oatham, b. 1878.

    53.   Herbert Corneilius Oatham, b. 1880, killed in accident at about age 40 years.  No children.

    54.   Ada Oatham, b. 1882.

    55.   Walter Oatham, b. 1884, not thought to be married.  He worked as a seaman on a coastal trading vessel, and drowned in a wreck at age 30-35.

 

Walter Edward Greaves (45) was born 2 June 1859 in Wellington, and died 21 Sept. 1926 in Mangatainoka, both in New Zealand.  He was a painter and paperhanger.  He married Sarah Ann Pittams, daughter of John Pittams and Emily Clark, on 8 July 1884 at Woodville, Wairarapa, New Zealand.  She was born 31 Aug. 1866 and died 17 Sept. 1930.  She arrived in NZ with her parents in 1875.  They lived all their married life at Mangatainoka.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+56.   Walter John Greaves, b. 5 Jan. 1887, m. Evelyn Cole, d. 30 Aug. 1961.

+57.   Elizabeth Emily Greaves, b. 23 Feb. 1889, m. John Kemp Lickfold, d. 1963.

+58.   Mary Jessamine Harriet Greaves, b. 29 Jan. 1891, m. Frank Baker, d. 28 July 1968.

    59.   Margretta Ethel Selina Greaves, b. 26 Jan. 1894, d. 27 Jan. 1894.  Lived 3 hours.

+60.   Joseph William Greaves, b. 16 April 1895, m. Jane Alice Miller, d. 20 Oct. 1973.

    61.   Frederick Charles Greaves, b. 1 Oct. 1897, d. 8 Feb. 1908 (of phosphorus burns).

+62.   Esther Edith Greaves, b. 19 March 1900, m. Edward James Neale, d. 30 Nov. 1979.

+63.   Clarence Howard Greaves, b. 20 June 1902, m(1) Ann O'Connor, m(2) Violet Kempton, d. 21 Jan. 1974.

+64.   Grace Mercy Greaves, b. 25 Oct. 1904, m. Albert Edward Stobbs, d. 18 Jan. 1987.

+65.   Sydney Spencer Francis Greaves, b. 11 July 1906, m. Myrtle Rose O'Hagan, d. 21 April 1993.

+66.   Hubert Ivan Greaves, b. 26 Oct. 1907, m(1) Sophia Oakly, m(2) Irene Lavery, 1966, d. 4 Aug. 1995.

+67.   Sarah Muriel Evelyn Greaves, b. 10 Oct. 1912, m. Albert Garwood, d. 11 Oct. 1983.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF HARRIET GREAVES (42) AND CORNEILIUS OATHAM

Clara Elizabeth Oatham (51) was born 20 July 1875.  She married Henry Niel Winter.  He was born 6 July 1869.  (R‑2)

Children - Winter

+68.   Alexander Herbert Winter, b. 10 April 1902, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    69.   Susan Harriet Winter, b. 6 Feb. 1897.

    70.   Kathleen Alice Winter, b. 30 April 1898.

    71.   Alfred George Winter (known as “Punch”), b. 14 Aug. 1899.

    72.   Clara Charlotte Winter, b. 22 Dec. 1900, d. 1901.

    73.   Henry Cornelius Winter, b. 1906, died young (drowning).

    74.   Ada Mary Amelia Winter, b. 7 Nov. 1908.

 

CHILDREN OF WALTER E. GREAVES (45) AND SARAH A. PITTAMS

Walter John ("Jack") Greaves (56) was born 5 Jan. 1887 and died in 1961.  He married Evelyn Cole.  She had one daughter when they were married, Frances Evelyn ("Bonnie") Cole, born 1903, married David Leatham, 3 daughters and 1 son.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+75.   Leonard Alfred John Greaves, b. 1910, m. May Elizabeth Mutimer.

    76.   Walter Frederick Stanley Greaves, b. 1914, d. 1928 (cancer).

    77.   Ethel Wilhelmina Jean Greaves (called Jean), b. 1916, d. 1926 (appendicitis).

 

Elizabeth Emily Greaves (57) was born 23 Feb. 1889 and died in 1963.  She married John Kemp ("Jack") Lickfold.  (R‑1)

Children - Lickfold

+78.   Frederick Mark Lickfold, b. 1914, m(1) Jemima Black, m(2) Shirley ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

    79.   Ellen Wilhelmina ("Nellie") Greaves, b. 1916, d.c. 1940 (tuberculosis).

 

Mary Jessamine Harriet ("Jessie") Greaves (58) was born 29 Jan. 1891 and died 28 July 1968.  She married Frank Baker.  (R‑1)

Children - Baker

+80.   Percy Cedric Frank Baker, b. 1910, m. Ivy Beatrice Cross, d. 22 Oct. 1984.

+81.   Raymond Richard Baker, b. 1913, m. Anne Evelyn Cross, d. 1970.

+82.   Phyllis Sylvia Baker, b. 12 Jan. 1914, m(1) Jack Lettica, m(2) Norman Vincent Adams.

+83.   Iris Virley Baker, b. 1916, m(1) Christopher James Smith, m(2) Kelly Frater.

+84.   William Ashley Baker, b. 1921, m. Florence Ada Hughes, d. 3 April 1979.

 

Joseph William ("Bill") Greaves (60) was born 16 April 1895 and died 20 Oct. 1973.  He married Jane Alice Miller, called Jean.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+85.   Alan Maxwell Greaves, b. 1925, m. Lorna Joan Whiteman.

+86.   Jack Arnold Greaves, b. 1929, m. Gladys Maxie Jensen.

    87.   Dorothy Joan Greaves, b. 1935.

 

Esther Edith ("Edie") Greaves (62) was born 19 March 1900 and died 30 Nov. 1979.  She married Edward James ("Jim") Neale.  (R‑1)

Children - Neale

+88.   Dulcie Mabel Jean Neale, b. 1919, m(1) John McMurdo, m(2) Lester Gordon.

+89.   Eunice Joan Neale, b. 8 Feb. 1921, m. Pierre Harry Kugener.

+90.   Raymond Edward Neale, b. 19 May 1928, m. Jean Paston.

+91.   Barbara Peggy Neale, b. 2 Sept. 1932, m. Spencer Hamilton Godsiff.

+92.   Zeita Marion Neale, b. 1923, m(1) William Lauder, m(2) Leicester Hebberd, m(3) Skipper Mason.

 

Clarence Howard ("Clarry") Greaves (63) was born 20 June 1902 and died 21 Jan. 1974.  He first married Ann O'Connor.  They divorced.  He married second Violet Kempton, and changed his name to Kempton.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

    93.   Neta Fay Greaves, b. 1926, d. 1932 (drowned).

    94.   Edward ("Ted") Greaves

 

Grace Mercy ("Dolly") Greaves (64) was born 25 Oct. 1904 and died 18 Jan. 1987.  She married Albert Edward Stobbs.  He died about 15 April 1970.  (R‑1)

Children - Stobbs

+95.   Margaret Stobbs, b. 3 May 1931, m. Sidney John Morgan.

+96.   Joan Elizabeth Stobbs, b. 14 Nov. 1934, m. William Mackie, d. 11 May 1996.

 

Sidney (or Sydney) Spencer Francis ("Sid") Greaves (65) was born 11 July 1906 in Woodville, NZ, and died 21 April 1993.  He married Myrtle Rose O'Hagan.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+97.   Walter John Greaves, b. 1927, m. Stella Dangin.

+98.   Mervyn George Greaves, b. 1929, m(1) Barbara Salisbury, m(2) Margaret McNally, d. 1994.

+99.   Trevor Francis Greaves, b. 25 Aug. 1931, m. Gladys Florreen Gallagher.

+100.    Raymond Spencer Greaves, b. 15 Oct. 1933, m. Joan Mikoz, d. 1995.

 

Hubert Ivan ("Bert") Greaves (66) was born 26 Oct. 1907 and died 4 Aug. 1995.  He first married Sophia Oakly.  She was born in 1907 and died in 1965.  He married second Irene Lavery in 1966.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+101.    Kenneth Brian Greaves, b. 1927.

+102.    Gloria Edith Ann Greaves, b. 9 Aug. 1928, m. Hillsdon John McJorrow.

+103.    Rex Hubert Ivan Greaves, b. 30 Nov. 1933, m. Julia Jamieson.

+104.    Joy Lynn Greaves, b. 21 Nov. 1942, m. Peter William Gibbs.

 

Sarah Muriel Evelyn Greaves (67), called Muriel, was born 10 Oct. 1912 and died 11 Oct. 1983.  She married Albert Garwood.  (R‑1)

Children - Garwood

+105.    Carleen Garwood, b. 5 Aug. 1940, m. John Payne.

+106.    Stuart Garwood, b. 26 Aug. 1942, m(1) Sharon Day, m(2) June Hutton.

+107.    Ian Garwood, b. 23 May 1945, m(1) Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Susan Ottoway.

    108.    Jennifer Garwood, b. 6 May 1947, d. 19 June 1961 (cancer).

+109.    Lynne Garwood, b. 13 Dec. 1949, m. Robert Clyde.

 

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