Rev. 24 July 2007, Gen. 947







Joseph Greaves (1) was born about 1754 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, died 10 Feb. 1816 in Great Horton, Bradford, and was buried the same day in Great Horton..  He married Martha Jowett on 11 Aug. 1783 in Bradford.  She was born about 1760 or 1763 in York or Birstall, Yorkshire, and died 1 Jan. 1858 in Horton, Bradford..  All the following children were born in Bradford.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - Greaves

+2.  William Greaves, bapt. 27 Oct. 1793, m(1) Helen Bartle, 26 Aug. 1816, m(2) Elizabeth Labron, 29 April 1832, d. 27 July 1865.

  3.  Hannah Greaves, bapt. 4 April 1784.

+4.  Martha Greaves, bapt. 30 Oct. 1785.

+5.  Nancy Greaves, bapt. 12 Oct. 1788, m. Henry Sugden, 31 Jan. 1808.

  6.  Mary Greaves, bapt. 11 July 1798.

  7.  Joseph Greaves, b.c. 1800 or 1801, bapt. 6 Nov. 1805 (Bradford), m. Mary Kidd, d. 20 May 1873 (Great Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire).






William Greaves (2) was baptized 27 Oct. 1793 and died 27 July 1865, both in Bradford, Yorkshire.  He first married Hannah Bartle, daughter of Timothy Bartle and Margaret (“Peggy”) Moulson, on 26 (or 25) Aug. 1816 in Bradford.  She was born 25 Aug. 1798 in Bradford, and died 1 Aug. 1828 in Little Horton, Bradford.  He married second Elizabeth Labron[1] on 29 April 1832 in Shipley, Yorkshire.  She was born about 1795 in York, Yorkshire (or about 1802 in Leeds, Yorkshire).  He was in the 1841 census for Bradford as a victualler, and in the 1851 census for Horton, Bradford, as an inn keeper (Horse and Trumpet Inn), both times living on Manchester Rd.  He was in the 1861 census for Bradford, 67, widower, retired inn keeper, living with his son Joseph at the Horse and Trumpet Inn, Manchester Road.  All his children were born in Bradford.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves, by Hannah Bartle

+8.  Martha Greaves, b. 22 Feb. 1818, m. William Wood, 25 Oct. 1835, d. 25 Nov. 1881.

+9.  Zadoc Greaves, b. 24 June 1820, m. Pamelia Gledhill, 24 April 1848, d. 2 Sept. 1849.

  10.  Joseph Greaves, b. 3 Sept. 1822, d. 1823.

  11.  Kezia Greaves, b. 6 Jan. 1824.

+12.  Enoch Greaves, b. 29 June 1826, m. Emma Clegg, April-June 1846.

  13.  Mary Ann Greaves, b. 24 Feb. 1828.

Children - Greaves, by Elizabeth Labron

+14.  Joseph Greaves, b.c. 1833, m. Esther Hardwick, April-June 1854.


Martha Greaves (4) was baptized 30 Oct. 1785 in Bradford, Yorkshire.  She may not have married.  (R‑3)

Children - Greaves

  15.  Hannah Greaves, bapt. 6 Nov. 1805 (Bradford), d. 7 Nov. 1824 (Bradford).  Bur. 7 Nov. 1824 in Great Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire.


Nancy Greaves (5) was baptized 12 Oct. 1788 in Bradford, Yorkshire.  She married Henry Sugden on 31 Jan. 1808 in Bradford.  He was born about 1786.  (R‑3)

Children - Sugden

  16.  Nathaniel Sugden, b.c. 1821.

  17.  Henry Sugden, b.c. 1821.

  18.  Benjamin Sugden, b.c. 1826.

  19.  Hannah Sugden, b.c. 1826.






Martha Greaves (8) was born in 1818 and died 25 Nov. 1881, both in Bradford, Yorkshire.  She married William Wood on 25 Oct. 1835 in the Parish Church, Bradford.  He was born in 1818 in Bradford.  All their children were born in Little Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Wood

+20.  Jeremiah Wood, b.c. 1839, m. Mary Ann Barraclough, 20 May 1861.

  21.  Hannah Wood, b.c. 1845.

+22.  Rhoda Wood, b. 7 Nov. 1852, m. Joseph Kitchen, 31 Dec. 1870, d. 31 March 1903.

+23.  Orlando Wood, b.c. 1856, m. Ann Hariet Barraclough, 30 Sept. 1876.

  24.  John Wood, b.c. 1858.


Zadoc Greaves (9) was born 24 June 1820 and died 2 Sept. 1849, both in Bradford, Yorkshire.  He died from cholera 7 months before his only son was born.  He married Pamelia Gledhill, daughter of John Gledhill and Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 24 April 1848 in Bradford.  She was born about 1821 in Bradford, and died in Sept. 1860.  (R‑3)

Children - Greaves

+25.  Zadock Greaves, b. 14 April 1850, m. Elizabeth Rushforth, 25 Dec. 1869, d. 26 May 1918.


Enoch Greaves (12) was born 29 June 1826 and was baptized 23 July 1826 in Bethel Primitive Methodist Church, both in Great Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire.  He married Emma Clegg, daughter of Edward Clegg and Maria ‑‑‑‑‑‑, in April-June 1846 in Bradford.  She was born about 1827 in Stainland, Yorkshire, and died Jan.-March 1899 in Bradford, Yorkshire.  They were in the 1851 census for Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, when he was a brewer, and Emma was a stuff weaver.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  26.  Elizabeth Maria Greaves, b.c. 1852 (Horton, Yorkshire).


Joseph Greaves (14) was born about 1833 in Bradford, Yorkshire.  He married Esther Hardwick, daughter of Nathan Hardwick, in April-June 1854 in Bradford.  She was born about 1828 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (now West Midlands).  They were in the 1861 census for Bradford, Yorkshire, Manchester Rd., Horn and Trumpet Inn.  He was an innkeeper and whitesmith, and his father was living with them as a retired inn keeper.  They were in the 1871 and 1881 censuses for Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire.  He was a bolt manufacturer in 1871 and a whitesmith in 1881.  All their children were born in Bradford.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  27.  Clara Greaves, b.c. 1856.

  28.  Walter Greaves, b.c. 1859.

+29.  Albert Greaves, b.c. 1863, m. Henrietta Hoyle.

  30.  Isabella Greaves, b.c. 1866.






Jeremiah Wood (20) was born about 1839 in Little Horton, Yorkshire.  He married Mary Ann Barraclough, daughter of Emanuel Barraclough and Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 20 May 1861 in the parish church, Bradford, Yorkshire.  She was born about 1843 in Wilke, Yorkshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Wood

  31.  Henry Wood, b.c. 1867 (Bradford, Yorkshire).


Rhoda Wood (22) was born 7 Nov. 1852 and died 31 March 1903, both in Bradford, Yorkshire.  She married Joseph Kitchen, son of William Kitchen and Ada Hannah Shackleton, on 31 Dec. 1870 in Bethal Chapel, Great Horton, Bradford.  He was born about 1850 and died 12 March 1911, both in Bradford.  All their children were born in Bradford.  (R‑1)

Children - Kitchen

+32.  Martha Ann Kitchen, b. 1 Aug. 1872, m. John Thomas Cresswell, 11 July 1896, d. 24 Dec. 1951.

  33.  John Kitchen, b.c. 1875, m. Elizabeth Tordoff, Oct.-Dec. 1897 (Bradford, Yorkshire).  She was b.c. 1873 in Bradford, Yorkshire, dau. of John Plachett Tordoff and Hannah Hanson.

+34.  Orlando Kitchen, b. April-June 1877, m. Ann Harriet Ellis, 8 Oct. 1901, d. 18 Oct. 1933.

+35.  Ada Kitchen, b.c. 1880, m. Andrew Joseph O’Keeffe, April-June 1900


Orlando Wood (23) was born about 1856 in Little Horton, Yorkshire.  He married Ann Hariet Barraclough, daughter of Samuel Barraclough and Maria Coultas, on 30 Sept. 1876 in Bethel Chapel, Great Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire.  She was born about 1854 or 1856 in Bradford.  Their first 2 children were born in Bradford, and the others in Birkenshaw, Yorkshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Wood

  36.  Fred Laycock Wood, b.c. 1879.

  37.  Matthew William Wood, b.c. 1883.

  38.  Edith Maria Wood, b.c. 1885.

  39.  Mabel Wood, b.c. 1888.

  40.  Zillah Wood, b.c. 1889.

  41.  Emily Wood, b.c. 1892.

  42.  Florence Wood, b.c. 1894.



Zadock Greaves (25) was born 14 April 1850 in Bradford, and died 26 May 1918. in York  He married Elizabeth Rushforth, daughter of John Rushforth and Ellen Graham, on 25 Dec. 1869 in Bradford.  She was born 14 July 1849 in Bowling, Bradford, and died 25 Oct. 1931 in York.  Their first child was born in Bramley, Yorkshire, and the next 2 in Leeds, Yorkshire.  (R‑3)

Children - Greaves

+43.  William Greaves, b. 1 June 1875, m. Lily Atkinson, 12 April 1897, d. 25 July 1932.

  44.  Joseph Greaves, b. 1880.

  45.  Pamelia Greaves, b. 1880, d. 16 March 1951.



Albert Greaves (29) was born about 1863 in Bradford, Yorkshire.  He married Henrietta Hoyle, daughter of Ezra Hoyle and Mary Leeming Riley.  She was born about 1863 in Bradford.  They were in the 1891 census for Bradford, living with her parents.  The 1871 census for Bradford for the family headed by Ezra Hoyle confirmed that these were indeed her parents.  He was a blacksmith in 1881, and a commercial traveller in 1891.  They were in the 1901 census for Bradford, when he was a herbalist.  All their children were born in Bradford, Yorkshire.  (R‑2)

Children - Greaves

+46.  Leeming Hardwick Greaves, b.c. 1889, m. Marie Louise Maud Helen Norgate, third quarter 1928, d. first quarter 1957.

  47.  Norman Greaves, b.c. 1890.

  48.  Clancie Greaves (daughter), b.c. 1894.

  49.  Hilton Greaves, b.c. 1895.  He was a professional musician, and was a bass player at The Theatre Royal in Hyde, England.

  50.  Victoria Greaves, b.c. 1897.

  51.  Leonora Greaves, b.c. 1899.

  52.  Juanita Greaves, b.c. 1900.






Martha Ann Kitchen (32) was born 1 Aug. 1872 in Bradford, Yorkshire, and died 24 Dec. 1951.  She married John Thomas Cresswell on 11 July 1896 in the Parish Church, Bradford.  He was born 20 Nov. 1873 and died 1 May 1934, both in Bradford.  All their children were born in Bradford, Yorkshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Cresswell

+53.  John Henry Cresswell, b. 7 Dec. 1896, m. Doris Taylor, 22 July 1920, d. 5 Aug. 1951.

+54.  Orlando Cresswell, b.c. 1899, m. Florence ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. March 1985.

+55.  Cyril Cresswell, b.c. 1903, m. Dorothy Herbert.  She was b. 19 July 1903 in Lancashire, and d. 21 July 1987 in Harrogate.  2 children.

  56.  Dolly Cresswell, b.c. 1905.

+57.  Edgar Cresswell, b.c. 1908, m. Kathleen Sheldon.

  58.  Annie Cresswell, b.c. 1910.


Orlando Kitchen (34) was born April-June 1877 and died 18 Oct. 1933, both in Bradford, Yorkshire.  He married Ann Harriet Ellis, daughter of John Ellis and Sophia Hodgkinson, on 8 Oct. 1901 in Bradford.  She was born about 1882 in Amcotts, Lincolnshire.  All their children were born in Bradford, Yorkshire.  (R‑1)

Children - Kitchen

+59.  John Kitchen, b. 1903, m. Carrie Robinson, 16 Jan. 1926, d. 1969.

+60.  Harold Kitchen, b. 18 Sept. 1904, m. Mary Dunbar, 23 Aug. 1952.

+61.  Joseph Kitchen, b.c. 1907, m. Violet Hall.

  62.  May Kitchen, b. 4 May 1912, d. 1995 (Bradford, Yorkshire).


Ada Kitchen (35) was born about 1880 in Bradford, Yorkshire.  She married Andrew Joseph O’Keeffe in April-June 1900 in Bradford.  He was born about 1877 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.  (R‑1)

Children - O’Keeffe

  63.  Ivy O’Keeffe, b.c. 1898 (Bradford, Yorkshire).



William Greaves (43) was born 1 June 1875 in Bramley, Yorkshire, and died 25 July 1932 in York, Yorkshire.  He married Lily Atkinson, daughter of George Robert Atkinson and Emma Bean, on 12 April 1897 in York.  She was born 27 Aug. 1878 and died 16 March 1957, both in York.  All their children were born in York.  (R‑3)

Children - Greaves

  64.  Albert Victor Greaves, b. 1897, d. 3 May 1917 (France).

  65.  William Zadoc Greaves, b. Dec. 1898.

  66.  Beatrice Ellen Greaves, b. Sept. 1900, m. Albert T. Pearson, d. 4 Nov. 1921 (York).

  67.  George Henry Greaves, b. March 1903.

  68.  Edith Lily Greaves, b. March 1905, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 24 May 1927 (York), d. 18 Aug. 1983 (York).

  69.  Sydney Bozwell Greaves, b. 30 Jan. 1908, m. Alice Harris, 2 Dec. 1932 (York Register Office), d. 2 Feb. 1979 (York).  He was bur. 7 Feb. 1979 in York.  She was b. 30 Jan. 1913, d. 24 March 1966, and was bur. 29 March 1966, all in York, dau. of Charles Harris and Mary Jane Ellis.

  70.  Charles Edward Greaves, b. Dec. 1909, d. 22 Nov. 1931 (York).

  71.  Walter Greaves, b. 14 Nov. 1911, d. 2 Dec. 1911 (York).

  72.  Doris M. Greaves, b. Dec. 1912.

  73.  Gladys Eveline Greaves, b. March 1915, m. Sydney Rose, d. 3 Oct. 1992 (York).  He was b. 1913 and d. 10 Oct. 1984.

  74.  Leonard Ronald Greaves, b. June 1917, m. Ethel Hickson, d. 20 June 1986 (York).  She was b. 1920, and d. 19 Oct. 1980 in York.

  75.  Alec Vincent Greaves, b. Dec. 1918, d. 5 Aug. 1976 (York).



Leeming Hardwick Greaves (46) was born about 1889 in Bradford, Yorkshire, and died (under the name Hardwick) in the first quarter 1957 (aged 68 years G Records 7C 131) at Blue Anchor, Exmoor.  He married Marie Louise Maud Helen Norgate in third quarter 1928 at Stockport (near Manchester), England[2].  She died in May 1957 in Brisbane, Australia, about 3 months after the death of Leeming, to whom she was still married.

Both Leeming and Marie were professional musicians.  She was a violinist, and he played the piano and also conducted the orchestra at The Theatre Royal in Hyde.  This is where they met.

Leeming had a relationship with Kathleen Korner, and they lived together using the name Hardwick.  Kathleen changed her name by deed poll to Hardwick before giving birth to a son, Richard Hardwick.  They never married, and Leeming remained married to Marie all his life.

A daughter, Jessie (Greaves) Sichter, posted the following on the Francis Frith website at on 4 June 2006, about her wartime memories in Holcombe Rogus, Devon.

“1942 War time in Holcombe Rogus

I lived in Holcombe Rogus during the war years. My Father Leeming Greaves and Kathleen Korner had leased the Prince Of Wales Hotel. My brother Joseph and I attended the local School, I was 9 years old at that time. My Teachers name was Mrs Berry. Mrs Berry had a son Roger who spent a lot of time with my brother. It was a very busy time in Holcombe Rogus as the American servicemen had arrived, and were stationed there, I think there were about 200 at the time. The Americans were very good to us as children, and were always giving the children their chocalate supplies. The Prince of Wales Hotel was very busy, with Jeeps turning up day and night. Now living in Australia, I returned to Holcombe Rogus in 1990 and found the Hotel was still trading, even the Bowling alley at the back of the hotel was still operating, with the same old Bowling balls that we used to play with. My Mother Louise Greaves was a Violinist and had several students in the area. She also had a lot of friends, sorry I cannot remember names, but would remember if they were mentioned to me. I did not find that Holcombe Rogus had changed much in all the years, as with a lot of the English villages, anyone returning there would be happy that it still looked the same.”

Children - Greaves, by Marie M. H. Norgate

  76.  Raymond Greaves, died at birth.

  77.  Joseph Greaves, b. 5 July 1931, d. 1989 (Brisbane, Australia).

  78.  Jessie Joan Hardwick Greaves

Children - Greaves/Hardwick, by Kathleen Korner

  79.  Richard Hardwick


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[1] Although the surname appears as Labum on the marriage entry for William and Elizabeth, that was written by the clerk.  According to R‑3, she signed her name as Labron.  Also, in the 1851 census, Ann Labron is shown as a visitor in the home of William and Mary, and she may have been Elizabeth’s mother.

[2] England and Wales Marriage Index, 1837-1983, Third quarter 1928 G Records 8A 213.