Rev. 24 July 2007, Gen. 886

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GREAVES OF KIRKBY OVERBLOW OR SPOFFORTH, NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Greaves (1) was born about 1590.He lived in either Kirky Overblow or Spofforth, both close together, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

2.John Greaves

3.Thomas Greaves

4.Isabel Greaves

+5.William Greaves, m. Elicia Sumpster, 8 Nov. 1640, d. June 1686.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GREAVES (1)

William Greaves (5) was born in Spofforth, Yorkshire, England, died in June 1686 in Ash Hagg, Spofforth, Yorkshire, and was buried 23 June 1686.He left a will.He owned at least 90 acres of land which he divided up between his 4 sons.He married Elicia (or Allice) Sumpster on 8 Nov. 1640 in Spofforth All Saints, Yorkshire.She was baptized 24 Sept. 1615 in Spofforth, North Yorkshire, and was buried 17 Sept. 1686 in Spofforth Haggs, a widow.(R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves

+6.Thomas Greaves, bapt.c. 1645 (?), m(1) Ann Ellison, 26 Nov. 1668, m(2) Mary Saxton, 20 Nov. 1684, d. May 1693.

7.At least 3 other sons.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GREAVES (5) AND ELICIA SUMPSTER

Thomas Greaves (6) was baptized about 1645 (?), died in May 1693, and was buried 5 May 1693 in Spofforth, North Yorkshire.He first married Ann (or Anne) Ellison of Kirkby Overblow on 26 Nov. 1668 in Spofforth All Saints, Yorkshire.She was born about 1645.He married second Mary Saxton of Kirkby Overblow on 20 Nov. 1684.She was buried 3 March 1727.(R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves, by Ann Ellison

8.Mary Greaves, b. 3 Sept. 1670, bapt. 8 Sept. 1670, m. William Slater (of Washforth).

9.William Greaves, b. 29 Aug. 1672.

+10.Richard Greaves, b. 1 July 1674, m. Mary Dawson, 15 Nov. 1691.

+11.Thomas Greaves, b. 22 June 1675, m. Eleanor Greaves, d. July 1729.

12.Ellin Greaves, b. 12 Feb. 1685.

Children - Greaves, by Mary Saxton

13.John Greaves (?)

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GREAVES (6)

Richard Greaves (10) was born 1 July 1674.He married Mary Dawson on 15 Nov. 1691.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

14.John Greaves (mentioned in will?)

 

Thomas Greaves (11) was born 22 June 1675 in Spofforth Moorside, Yorkshire, died in July 1729 in Spofforth Haggside, Yorkshire, and was buried 25 July 1729.He left a will.He married Eleanor Greaves, possibly a daughter of his cousin Richard Greaves, on 7 Jan. 1693/1694 in Spofforth All Saints, Yorkshire.She was born in 1675 in Spofforth, Yorkshire.(R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves

15.Elizabeth Greaves, b. 2 Jan. 1696.

16.Ann Greaves, b. 2 April 1696.

17.Thomas Greaves, b. 16 Oct. 1697.

18.Richard Greaves, b. 7 Jan. 1700.

+19.William Greaves, b. 16 Jan. 1702, m. Rebecca Oats, 30 June 1720.

20.Ellen Greaves, b. 15 June 1705.

21.Ann Greaves, b. 31 Aug. 1705, m. Robert Wrighton, 16 July 1729.

22.Abraham Greaves, b. 16 June 1710.

23.Sarah Greaves, b. 11 April 1712.

+24.Abraham Greaves, b. 22 April 1715, m. Hannah Steel, 25 March 1744, d. 21 May 1789.

25.Esther Greaves, b. 13 May 1718.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GREAVES (11) AND ELEANOR GREAVES

William Greaves (19) was born 16 Jan. 1702.He married Rebecca Oats on 30 June 1720.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

26.William Greaves, b. 16 June 1721.

27.Margaret Greaves, b. 13 Dec. 1723.

28.Rebecca Greaves, b. 17 Dec. 1724.

29.Iabel (?) Greaves, b. 30 July 1731.

+30.John Greaves, b. 8 Feb. 1733, m. Mary Hearfield, 5 April 1768.

31.Hellen Greaves, b. 21 Sept. 1735.

32.Ann Greaves, b. 8 Dec. 1738, m. William Richardson, 22 Feb. 1762.He was a husbandman.

 

Abraham Greaves (24) was born 22 April 1715 in Spofforth Haggside, Yorkshire, and died 21 May 1789 in Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire.He was a farmer.He married Hannah Steel on 25 March 1744 (or 1743) in All Saints Church, Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire.She was born in 1722 and died 5 June 1809, both in Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire.(R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves

33.Richard Greaves, b. 18 Oct. 1744, bur. 29 Oct. 1744.

+34.John Greaves, b. 10 Sept. 1745, m. Rachel Chew, 24 Feb. 1772.

35.Abraham Greaves, b. 28 July 1746, bur. 3 Dec. 1763.

36.Ann Greaves, b. 19 April 1748, m. Sam Allison (of Spofforth), 5 Aug. 1773 (Kirkby Overblow).

37.Mary Greaves, b. 13 Aug. 1749, m. Thomas Reynolds, 22 June 1761.He was a husbandman.

38.Robert Greaves, b. 2 Nov. 1751, d. 1760.

+39.Richard Greaves, b. 9 Sept. 1753, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+40.Emmanuel Greaves, b. 27 June 1760, m. Tabitha Chambers, 3 July 1787, d. 19 Dec. 1844.

41.Robert Greaves, b. 18 Dec. 1764, d. 1884.

42.Benjamin Greaves, b. 17 Feb. 1767, m. Rebecca Powell, 1794.

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GREAVES (19) AND REBECCA OATS

John Greaves (30) was born 8 Feb. 1733.He was a farmer.He married Mary Hearfield, daughter of Sam Hearfield, on 5 April 1768.She was of Spofforth, North Yorkshire.They both left wills.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

43.Sarah Greaves, b. May 1769, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Parkin, 7 June 1800,

44.William Greaves, b. 30 Oct. 1772, m. Elizabeth West, 7 June 1795 (Kirkby Overblow).It appears from evidence in a will that this William Greaves is more likely a son of John Greaves (#34) and Rachel Chew, as shown below.

45.Ann Greaves, b. 29 May 1774.

46.John Greaves, b. 30 May 1776.

+47.Samuel Greaves, b. 8 Aug. 1779, m. Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. March 1848.

48.Arthur Greaves, b. 21 Sept. 1781.

49.Mary Greaves, b. 5 March 1784.

 

CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM GREAVES (24) AND HANNAH STEEL

John Greaves (34) was born 10 Sept. 1745.He was a husbandman.He married Rachel Chew on 24 Feb. 1772.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+50.William Greaves, b. 30 Oct. 1772, m. Elizabeth West, 7 June 1795.

 

Richard Greaves (39) was born 9 Sept. 1753.He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

51.Sarah Greaves, b. 25 March 1790.

 

Emmanuel (or Immanuel) Greaves (40) was born 27 June 1760 and died 19 Dec. 1844, both in Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire.He married Tabitha Chambers, daughter of John Chambers and Tabitha Hattersley, on 3 July 1787 in Harewood, Yorkshire.She was baptized 25 Sept. 1766 in Dunkes, or was born 1 Oct. 1766 in Dunkeswick, Yorkshire[1], and died after 1841.They were in the 1841 census for Chapel Hill, Kearby.(R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Greaves

+52.William Greaves, b. 11 Nov. 1787, m. Sarah Briggs, 12 (or 22) Oct. 1810, d. 23 March 1834.

53.Hannah Greaves, b. 18 Oct. 1789.

54.Robert Greaves, b. 26 Dec. 1791.

55.Rebecca Greaves, b. 16 March 1794.

56.Ann Greaves, b. 16 Nov. 1796.

57.Dinah Greaves, b. 24 March 1799.

58.Faith Greaves, b. 16 Aug. 1801.

59.Frances Greaves, b. 25 March 1804.

60.Rebecca Greaves, b. 23 April 1809.

61.Benjamin Greaves, b. 23 April 1809.

62.Abraham Greaves, b. 14 Jan. 1811, m. Hannah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 7

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREAVES (30) AND MARY HEARFIELD

Samuel Greaves (47) was born 8 Aug. 1779, died in March 1848, and was buried 28 March 1848.He married Margaret ‑‑‑‑‑‑.She was born in 1784 and died in 1848.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

63.William Greaves, b. 11 May 1813, d. 1822.

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREAVES (34) AND RACHEL CHEW

William Greaves (50) was born 30 Oct. 1772.He married Elizabeth West on 7 June 1795 in Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

64.William Greaves, b. 24 April 1796.

65.John Greaves, b. 11 Feb. 1798.

66.Christopher Greaves, b. 16 Sept. 1798.

+67.George Greaves, b. 18 Dec. 1799, m. Hannah Ellsworth, 29 or 30 Aug. 1829.

68.Elizabeth Greaves, b. 10 Jan. 1802.

69.Hannah Greaves, b. 20 May 1804.

70.Robert Greaves, b. 25 May 1806.

71.Charles Greaves, b. 19 Aug. 1810.

 

CHILDREN OF EMMANUEL GREAVES (40) AND TABITHA CHAMBERS

William Greaves (52) was born 11 Nov. 1787 in Dunkeswick, Yorkshire, England, was baptized 23 Dec. 1787 at Harewood, and died 23 March 1834 in Wike, Yorkshire.He married Sarah Briggs on 22 (or 12) Oct. 1810 in Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire.She was born in 1790, and died 30 March 1843 in Wike, Yorkshire.They were both buried in Harewood churchyard.They were in the 1841 census for Wike, Yorkshire.(R‑2)

Children - Greaves

+72.William Greaves, bapt. 15 Oct. 1823, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Sarah Pickard, 14 Feb. 1857, d. 8 Jan. 1885.

 

 

GENERATION 8

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GREAVES (50) AND ELIZABETH WEST

George Greaves (67) was born 18 Dec. 1799, and died in Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire.He married Hannah Ellsworth on 29 Or 30 Aug. 1829 at St. Peters, Leeds.She was born 22 Sept. 1803, daughter of William Ellsworth (or Elsworth?) and his first wife Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

73.Jane Greaves, b. 10 July 1831.

74.Samuel Greaves, b. 17 July 1832.

75.Joseph Edward Elsworth (or Ellsworth?) Greaves, b. 1 Aug. 1834.

76.William Henry Greaves, b. 10 May 1836.

77.Jane Ann Greaves, b. 14 Feb. 1838.

78.Eliza Greaves, died in infancy.

+79.James Elsworth Greaves, b. 4 Feb. 1843, m. Eliza A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

80.Benjamin Greaves, b. 19 April 1849.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GREAVES (52) AND SARAH BRIGGS

William Greaves (72) was baptized 15 Oct. 1823 and died 8 Jan. 1885, both in Wike, Yorkshire.He first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.He married second Sarah Pickard, daughter of William Pickard and Mary Wiggins, on 14 Feb. 1857 in the parish church, Harewood, Yorkshire.She was born 30 Sept. 1833 in Dunkeswick, Yorkshire, and died 3 April 1893 in Wike, Yorkshire.William was a butter factor in 1851 according to the census.He was a farmer in Wike in 1857, and was described as a farm labourer at his death.He was in the 1841 and 1871 censuses.(R‑2)

Children - Graves, by Sarah Pickard

+81.Emma Greaves, b. 11 June 1860, m. George Bailes, 12 Sept. 1888, d. 9 Nov. 1907.

 

 

GENERATION 9

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE GREAVES (67) AND HANNAH ELLSWORTH

James Elsworth Greaves (79) was born 4 Feb. 1843.He married Eliza A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.In the 1881 census they lived in Wesley Place, Bramley, Yorkshire.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

82.Louis Greaves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.Two children, Bessie and a son who died in Iceland in WW II.

83.Ernest Greaves, no children.

84.William Greaves, no children.

85.Percy Greaves, 2 girls.

86.Kate Greaves, 2 girls.

87.Nora Greaves, 1 son Ernest.

+88.James R. Herbert Greaves, m. May Briggs.

89.Roseline Greaves, m. Fred Rush.Lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Victoria, BC.

90.Estella Greaves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Redshaw.Lived in Rochester, NY.1 daughter Yvonne.

91.daughter, died in infancy.

92.daughter, died in infancy.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GREAVES (72) AND SARAH PICKARD

Emma Greaves (81) was born 11 June 1860 and died 9 Nov. 1907 on pneumonia, both in Wike, Yorkshire.She married George Bailes on 12 Sept. 1888 in the parish church, Harewood, Yorkshire.He was born 2 April 1863 in Roundhay Park, Leeds, Yorkshire, and died 1 Feb. 1932 in Garforth, Yorkshire.(R‑2)

Children - Bailes

+93.Annie Bailes, b. 28 Dec. 1891, m. Harry Greaves, 1910, d. 24 March 1992.

 

 

GENERATION 10

 

CHILDREN OF JAMES E. GREAVES (79) AND ELIZA A. ------

James R. Herbert Greaves (88), called Herbert, was buried in Zion Baptist Church Cem. (?).He married May Briggs.She had 2 sisters and 1 brother.Her family was in the victualling trade, her father being a licensee of The Grapes public house.(R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+94.Clifford Reginald Greaves, b. 26 March 1910, m. Doris Mary Jackson, 26 July 1935, d. 4 July 1980.

95.Ivor Greaves, b. 15 April 1919, m. Peggy ‑‑‑‑‑‑.Peggy had a daughter, Susan Greaves, adopted by Ivor.

 

CHILDREN OF EMMA GREAVES (81) AND GEORGE BAILES

Annie Bailes (93) was born 28 Dec. 1891 in Wike, Yorkshire, and died 24 March 1992 in Leeds, Yorkshire.She married Harry Greaves, son of John Holland (possibly changed to Greaves) and Violet Parrott, in 1910 in Wike, Yorkshire.He was born 24 Aug. 1891 in Spofforth, Yorkshire, and died in 1965 in Jacobís Well, Sandon, Essex, England.

The mother of John Holland, Mary Ann Holland, was an unmarried mother who registed her son Johnís birth in her own name.The child was adopted by a Greaves family and later given their name.Based on DNA testing, it appears that the father of John Holland may have been a Greaves, and perhaps that is one reason for his adoption by the Greaves family.(R‑2)

Children - Greaves

96.George Greaves

 

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[1] The baptism date was given by R‑1 and the birth date was given by R‑2.