Rev. 18 Aug. 2007, Gen. 959







William Grieves (or Grieve) (1) may have been born about 1800.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He lived in North Shields, Northumberland, England.  He probably had more than just the one child listed below.  (R‑1)

Children – Grieves

+2.  John Grieves, b.c. 1821, m. Isabella Jewels, 17 Nov. 1838.






John Grieves (2) was born about 1821 in North Shields or Chirton, Northumberland.  He married Isabella Jewels (or Jewells), daughter of William Jewells (or Jewels) and Isabella ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 17 Nov. 1838 in South Shields, Northumberland.  She was born about 1821 in North Shields.  They were in the 1841 census for Tynemouth, Northumberland, living with her family, with John’s occupation as waterman.  They were in the 1851 census for Chirton, Tynemouth, Northumberland, with him listed as cartman.  The 1861 and 1871 censuses for Seaton Laval, Northumberland, listed him as engineman.  His name was spelled Greaves in the 1861 census.  Their first child was born in Hartlepool, Durham, the next 5 in Chirton, Tynemouth, Northumberland, the next in Shank House, Northumberland, and the last in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.  (R‑1)

Children – Grieves

  3.  Jane E. Grieves, b.c. 1840.

  4.  Isabella Grieves, b.c. 1841.

+5.  William Grieves, b.c. 1844, m. Mary Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  6.  Mary Ann Grieves, b.c. 1846.

  7.  Margaret Grieves, b.c. 1848.

  8.  Dorothy Grieves, b.c 1850.

  9.  Elizabeth Grieves, b.c. 1855.

+10.  John Grieves, b.c. 1859, m. Jane Spoors Dobinson.






William Grieves (5) was born about 1844 in Chirton, Tynemouth, Northumberland.  It is not absolutely proven that this is the William who was a son of John and Isabella, but it appears to be correct.  He married Mary Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1846 in Seaton Delaval or Seghill, Northumberland.  They were in the 1881 and 1891 censuses for Longbenton, village of Dudley, Northumberland.  He was a coal miner.  Their first 6 children were born in Seghill, and the others in Dudley, Longbenton, all in Northumberland.  They were in the 1901 census for Weetslade, Dudley, Northumberland, when his place of birth was given as North Shields, Mary’s as Seghill, and that of their last 3 children as Killingworth.

Children – Grieves

  11.  Dinah Grieves, b.c. 1865, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Smith.  She was in the 1891 census with her parents as a widow Dinah Smith, and a son Thomas C. Smith, 12.  However, since she was listed in her parents’ household in 1881 as unmarried, this son may have been a step-son.

+12.  John Grieves, b.c. 1867, m. Mary J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  13.  George Grieves, b.c. 1869.

+14.  William T. Grieves, b.c. 1870, m. Sarah A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  15.  Jane Grieves, b.c. 1873.

  16.  Mary Ann Grieves, b.c. 1877.

  17.  Maggie Grieves, b.c. 1879.

  18.  Dorothy Grieves,  b.c. 1881.  Not in 1891 census.

  19.  Elizabeth Grieves, b.c. 1883.

  20.  Reuben Grieves, b.c. 1886.

  21.  Joseph Grieves, b.c. 1888.


John Grieves (10) was born about 1859 in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.  He married Jane Spoors Dobinson, daughter of Joseph Dobinson and Elizabeth Greener.  She was born 10 April 1861 in East Row, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.  They were in the 1891 census of Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, with John, timber sawyer, Jane, and their first 4 children, all born in Seghill, Northumberland.  (R‑1)

Children – Grieves

  22.  John Dobinson Grieves, b.c. Sept. 1881 (Seghill, Northumberland), m. Ethel Lunn, c. March 1901 (Northumberland).  She was b.c. 1884 in Spennymoor, Co. Durham.

+23.  Catherine Ann Grieves, b. 2 April 1883, m. Charles Matthew Stewart, 26 Oct. 1901, d. 18 Sept. 1930.

  24.  Joseph Grieves, b.c. Sept. 1885.

  25.  Mary I. H. Grieves, b.c. Dec. 1886, m. Wren Embleton.

+26.  William Jewells Grieves, b.c. March 1897, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+27.  Alexander James Grieves, b.c. Sept. 1898, m. Hannah Bell Williams Jackson, d. 1952.






John Grieves (12) was born about 1867 in Cramlington or Seghill, Northumberland.  He married Mary J. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1866 in Newcastle, Northumberland.  They were in the 1901 census for Weetslade, village of Dudley, Northumberland.  He was a coal miner.  Both their children were born in Dudley.

Children – Grieves

  28.  Isabel Grieves, b.c. 1899.

  29.  William Grieves, b.c. 1900.


William T. (or I.) Grieves (14) was born about 1870 in Cramlington, East Cramlington, or Seghill, Northumberland.  He married Sarah A. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1880 in Dudley, Northumberland.  They wree in the 1901 census for Weetslade, village of Dudley, Northumberland.  He was a coal miner.

Children – Grieves

  30.  Florence Grieves, b.c. 1901 (Dudley, Northumberland).



Catherine Ann Grieves (23) was born 2 April 1883 and died 18 Sept. 1930, both in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.  She was baptized 22 April 1883 in blyth circuit, Northumberland.  She married Charles Matthew Stewart, son of Charles Stewart and Mary Fowle, on 26 Oct. 1901 in the Methodist New Conversion Church, Waterloo, Blyth, district of Tynemouth, Northumgerland.  At the time of their marriage, he lived at 9 South Row, Seaton Delaval, and she lived at 6 Melton Terrace, Seaton Delaval.  He was born 28 Oct. 1879 in 5 Seaton Lodge, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.  (R‑1)

Children – Stewart

  31.  Ernest Graham, m. Peggy Purvis.  Not clear why this child with a different surname is included here.

  32.  Gilbert Jewels Stewart, b.c. June 1907, m. Sally Stewart Nee‑‑‑.  She was b. in Hollywell.

  33.  Lena Stewart, b.c. Sept. 1908, m. John Wright.

  34.  Charles Stewart, b.c. Sept. 1910, m. Bella Stewart Nee‑‑‑.

  35.  Robert Stewart, b.c. Sept. 1912, m. Louisa Stewart Nee‑‑‑.

  36.  Catherine Stewart, b.c. March 1914, d. 1935 (cycling accident).

  37.  William Jewell Beatty Stewart, b.c. March 1915 (Newcastle upon Tyne), m. Alice Anne Thompson, c. March 1935 (Tynemouth), d. before Sept. 1967 (Newcastle upon Tyne).  She was b. 28 June 1911 in Northumberland, and d. Sept. 1989 in Morpeth, Northumberland.

  38.  Jane S. Stewart, b.c. June 1918, m. Matthew Purvis.

  39.  Mary Isabella Stewart, b. 12 Feb. 1920 (Seaton Delaval, Newcastle upon tyne), m. Charles William Jubb, 5 Sept. 1942 (Seaton Delaval), d. 7 March 2000 (Leeds, Yorkshire).  He was b. 14 Dec. 1915 in Kirkstall, and d. 6 March 2000, both in Leeds, Yorkshire.

  40.  Joseph Stewart, b.c. Dec. 1924, m. Violet Bushby.


William Jewells Grieves (26) was born about March 1897.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He lived in Broomhill, Northumberland, and later in Heaton, near Newcastle, Northumberland.  (R‑1)

Children – Grieves

  41.  Elsie Grieves

  42.  Maud Grieves


Alexander James Grieves (27) was born about Sept. 1898 in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, and died in 1952 in Canada.  He married Hannah Bell Williams Jackson, daughter of Christopher Jackson and Isabel Nee‑‑‑.  She was born about June 1898 in South Shields, Durham, and died in Sept. 1979 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.  They emigrated to Canada in 1927.  Their first 2 children were born in Northumberland, and the next 2 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  (R‑1)

Children – Grieves

  43.  Isabel Grieves, b.c. 1923, m. Lorraine Hanson.

  44.  Josephine Grieves, b.c. 1925, m. Jon Pederson, 18 Dec. 1943.

  45.  Reginald Grieves, b. 25 May 1936, m. Hilda Zuk, d.c. 2001 (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada).

  46.  Margaret Grieves


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