Rev. 16 Nov. 2007, Gen. 568

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GREAVES AND MARGARET CHAPMAN OF DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Greaves (1) was born about 1806 and died about 1833.  He married Margaret Chapman about 1826.  She was born about 1805-1806 in Scotland, and died 24 Sept. 1884 in Ricgeway, Eckington, Derbyshire.  After John died, Margaret married second George Rippon about 1833, and had children.  The 1841 census for Ridgeway, Eckington, Derbyshire listed George and Margaret Rippon, 3 children by this second marriage, and Elizabeth Greaves, 11, and Joseph Greaves, 10.  In the 1841 census for Highland, Eckington, Derbyshire, were Jerves Greaves, 35, his wife Nancy, 35, and their 5 children.  Living next door were Elizabeth Greaves, 60, William Greaves, 25, and Jerves Greaves, 15, Scotland.  It seems possible that Elizabeth was the grandmother of Jerves, 15, and the mother of Jerves, 35, William, 25, and John (b.c. 1806).  (R‑3)

Children - Greaves

+2.  Jerves Greaves, b. April-June 1826, m. Mary Johnson, 19 Feb. 1849, d. 2 Oct. 1872.

  3.  Elizabeth Greaves, b.c. 1829.

  4.  William Greaves, b. 25 March 1830.

  5.  Joseph Greaves, b. 8 Feb. 1831, bapt. 27 May 1831 (Parish Church, Eckington, Derbyshire).

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREAVES (1) AND MARGARET CHAPMAN

Gervase (or Jarvis or Jerves) Greaves (2) was born April-June 1826 in Scotland, died 2 Oct. 1872 in a Convalescent Home, Sewerby, Bridlington, Yorkshire[1], and was probably buried in Ridgeway by Eckington, Derbyshire, England.  Although all census records list him as born in Scotland, it seems likely that he was related to the Greaves family of the Eckington area, since there was a Greaves family in Ridgeway from at least the mid-1600's, and the name Gervase (and variants) was used by this family.

Gervase (a brickmaker of full age) married Mary Johnson (also of full age) on 19 Feb. 1849 in St. Peter's, Elmton, Derbyshire.  She was born about 1826 in Cresswell or Elmton, Derbyshire, and died in 1888 in Ridgeway, Eckington, Derbyshire.

The father of Mary Johnson was George Johnson, labourer.  Witnesses to the marriage were Henry Stevenson and Hannah Johnson.  Mary was born about 1827 in Creswell (although the 1861 census said Elmton), and died in 1888.  All their children were baptized in Ridgeway by Eckington, Derbyshire, with the possible exception of George who was baptized in Marshlane, Derbyshire.

The 1841 census for Highlane, Eckington, Derbyshire, listed Jerves Greaves, 35, his wife Nancy, 35, and their children.  Living next door was Elizabeth Greaves, 60, William, 25, and Jerves, 15, born in Scotland; it is likely that this Jerves is the same as Gervase.  In the 1841 census for Ridgway, Eckington, was George Rippon, 40, wife Margaret, 35, born in Scotland, children George, 7, Matthew, 4, and Thomas Rippon, 7 months, and children Elizabeth Greaves, 11, and Joseph Greaves, 10.  This makes it appear that John Greaves probably died about 1831-32, and Margaret rermarried soon after.

The family was in the 1851, 1861, 1871, and 1881 censuses for Ridgeway.  The children were listed in 1851-71 as born in Eckington, and in 1881 as born in Ridgeway, except for George born in Marshlane.  The occupations of sons John, George, Joseph, Arthur and Thomas was given as coal miner, and that of 14-year-old Frederick as warehouse boy.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Greaves

  6.  Harry “Nubby”) Greaves

  7.  Margaret Hannah Greaves, b. 29 May 1850, bapt. 30 May 1850, d. 1871.

  8.  Elizabeth Greaves, b. 16 Feb. 1851, bapt. 1852, d. after 3 April 1871.

  9.  John Greaves, b. 17 May 1853, d. 1876.

+10.  George Greaves, b. 23 Jan. 1855, m. Mary Hardcastle, 1881, d. after 1903.

  11.  Joseph Greaves, b. 2 June 1856, bapt. 23 June 1856, bur. 6 July 1856.

  12.  Joseph Greaves, b. 6 Sept. 1857, m. Mary Cotterill, 1890 (Sheffield, Yorkshire), d. after 1 April 1901.  She was b.c. 1848 in Sheffield, and d. before 1 April 1901.

  13.  Mary Greaves, b. 18 Sept. 1859, d. after 3 April 1871.

+14.  Arthur Greaves, b. 1862, m. Ann Butterworth, 1884, d. after 1 April 1901.

+15.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1865, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1884, d. after 1 April 1901.

  16.  Frederick Greaves, b. 1866, d. after 1 April 1901.

  17.  Clara Greaves, b. 1869, d. 1872.

  18.  Florence A. Greaves, b. 1871, d. after 6 April 1891.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF GERVASE GREAVES (2) AND MARY JOHNSON

George Greaves (10) was born 23 Jan. 1855 in Marshlane, Eckington, Derbyshire, and died after 1903.  He married Mary Hardcastle in 1881 (Sept. quarter, Chesterfield, 7b 937).  She was born 16 Nov. 1861 in Apperknowle, Derbyshire, and died 4 May 1938 in Whitwell, Derbyshire.  Their first 8 children were born in Marshlane, Derbyshire, and the ninth in Hodthorpe, Derbyshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  19.  Gervase Greaves, b. 1882, m. Jessie Hind, 1907 (March quarter, Worksop, 7b 48), d. 1953 (Whitwell, Derbyshire).  She was b. 1884 and d. 21 May 1955, both in Whitwell, Derbyshire.

  20.  Joseph Greaves, b. 1884, m. Sarah Ellen Streets, 1908 (Dec. qtr., Worksop, 7b 95).

+21.  George Greaves, b. 20 Aug. 1887, m. Alice Hanson, 11 Jan. 1909, d. June 1958.

  22.  Wilfred Greaves, b. 1890.

  23.  Mary Greaves, b. 1893, m. Edward Conroy, 1914 (Sept. qtr., Worksop, 7b 75).

  24.  Constance Greaves, b. 1895.

  25.  Millicent Greaves, b. 1897, m. Alfred J. Bennett, 1915 (Dec. qtr, Worksop, 7b 95).

  26.  Olive Greaves, b. 1900, m. Harold H. Taylor, 1919 )Dec. qtr., Worksop, 7b 104).

+27.  Eva Greaves, b. 15 Feb. 1903, m. Wilf Thorpe, d. 1 May 1985 (Chesterfield, 6 379).

 

Arthur Greaves (14) was born in 1862 in Ridgeway, Derbyshire, and died after 1 April 1901.  He married Ann Butterworth in 1884 (June qtr., Oldham, 8d 272).  She was born in 1857 in Oldham Lancashire, and died after 1 April 1901.  All their children were born in Oldham, Lancashire, and all were still living on 1 April 1901.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  28.  Mary J. Greaves, b. 1886.

  29.  Frederick Greaves, b. 1889.

  30.  Florence Greaves, b. 1899.

 

Thomas Greaves (15) was born in 1865 in Ridgeway, Derbyshire, and died after 1 April 1901.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1884 (Sept. qtr., Chesterfield, 7b 1061).  She was born in 1868 in Ridgeway, Derbyshire, and died after 1 April 1901.  Their first 4 children were born in Ridgeway, Derbyshire, and the next 3 in Hollinshead, Yorkshire.  They were all living on 1 April 1901.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  31.  Lillian Greaves, b. 1887.

  32.  John Greaves, b. 1889.

  33.  Thomas Greaves, b. 1892.

  34.  Robert Greaves, b. 1893.

  35.  Cyril Greaves, b. 1895.

  36.  Mary Greaves, b. 1898.

  37.  Hugh M. Greaves, b. 1900.

 

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[1] According to his death certificate.