Rev. 25 Feb. 2000, Gen. 849
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GREAVES AND MARY ANN WATERS
OF BIRMINGHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND
William Greaves (1) married Mary Ann Waters. The marriage certificates of their son John stated that John's parents were William Greaves, a waterman, and Mary Greaves, nee Waters. The 1851 census for Warwickshire, England, stated that the following people were living at 12 Hockley St., Birmingham, Warwickshire, all born in Birmingham:
Mary Ann Greaves, head, married, aged 61 years (b.c. 1790), female
Mary Ann Greaves, dau, unmarried, aged 36 years (b.c. 1815), female, widows milliner
Phoebe Greaves, dau, unmarried, aged 34 years (b.c. 1817), female, widows milliner
John Greaves, son, unmarried, aged 22 years (b.c. 1829), male, gold guard maker
Since the 1851 census did not show Mary Ann as a widow, her husband William was apparently elsewhere during the census. (R-1)
Children - Greaves
2. Mary Ann Greaves, b.c. 1815.
3. Phoebe Greaves, b.c. 1817.
4. John Greaves, b.c. 1829, m(1) Eliza Ackerley (from Lancashire, England), 1854 (Melbourne, Australia), m(2) ------. Eliza d. 1862, possibly of childbirth complications. They had 6 children, 4 of whom had died, the last of the 4 dying in 1862. They lived in Ballarat, Victoria, on the goldfields. John was 29 years of age when he arrived unassisted in Australia in July 1854 on the "Africa", although Australian records show his birth as 1827 or 1829.
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