Rev. 5 Feb. 2011, Gen. 391

 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS GREAVES AND ELIZABETH ‑‑‑‑‑‑ OF HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Thomas Greaves (1) married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  There are baptisms listed in the IGI (International Genealogical Index) for a Frances, George and John Graves/Greaves with parents Thomas and Elizabeth.  There was also an Eliza Greaves bapt. 31 Oct. 1830 at St. Mary, Hinckley, to parents Thomas Greaves and Elizabeth.  All their children were born in Leicestershire, England, at least the last 3 in Hinckley, and the first 3 may have died in England.

There was a family headed by Elizabeth Graves in the 1841 census for Hinckley, Leicestershire, that may be this one.  It consisted of Elizabeth, 50, Thomas, 30, Ann, 25, John, 15, Elizabeth, 12, Mariah, 10, and Anne, 6.  There was also an Edward Graves, 15, living in a school or factory with other boys, who later married Elizabeth and had children in Hinckley; his name was spelled Greaves in the 1851 census.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+2.  William Greaves, b.c. 1808, m. Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, c. 1835-36, d. Oct. 1872.

  3.  Thomas Greaves, b.c. 1810, d. 2 Oct. 1875.

  4.  Frances (“Fanny”) Greaves, b.c. 1815, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Warren, d. 16 Oct. 1874.  There was a Frances Graves, dau. of Thomas Graves and Elizabeth, bapt. 27 Oct. 1815 at All Saints, Leicester, Leicester.

  5.  George Greaves, b.c. 1820, d. 1867 (Cape of Good Hope, South Africa).  Thought to have gone to New Zealand.  There was a George Graves, son of Thomas Graves and Elizabeth, bapt. 8 Nov. 1820 at St. Mary, Hinckley, Leicester.

+6.  John Greaves, b. 3 Aug. 1822, m. Harriet Holt, 22 Nov. 1849, d. 4 Sept. 1895.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS GREAVES (1) AND ELIZABETH ------

William Greaves (2) was born in 1808 in Leicestershire, England, and died in Oct. 1872.  He married Elizabeth ‑‑‑‑‑‑  probably about 1835-1836.  She was born about 1809 in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  They were in the 1851 and 1861 censuses for Hinckley.  He was a bricklayer.  All their children were born in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  7.  Isaac Greaves, b.c. 1837, m. Agnes Clarke, 24 Dec. 1874.  He was a bricklayer.  The 1881 census for Hinckley showed him unmarried, living alone.

  8.  James Greaves, b.c. 1839.  He was a stocking maker.

  9.  Matilda Greaves, b.c. 1841.

  10.  Ann Greaves, b.c. 1844.

 

John Greaves (6) was born 3 Aug. 1822 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, was baptized 19 Aug. 1822 at St. Mary, Hinckley, and died 4 Sept. 1895 in New Zealand.  He married Harriet Holt, daughter of James Holt and Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 22 Nov. 1849 at Hinckley, Leicestershire, England.  She was born in 1819 in Hinckley.  Her father was a grocer.  At the time of marriage, he lived at Church Lane, Hinckley, and was a bricklayer, and she lived at Stockwell Head, Hinckley.  Their first 2 children were probably born in Hinckley, the third in Birmingham, Warwickshire, and the others in Wellington, New Zealand.  The family is believed to have arrived in New Zealand about 1856.  This information is from the family Bible and death certificates.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+11.  Harriet Greaves, b. 19 Oct. 1850, m. Cornelius Oatham, 1873, d. 4 Sept. 1895.

  12.  Sarah Ann Greaves, b. 26 April 1852, d. 6 Feb. 1857 (Wellington, NZ).

  13.  George Greaves, b. 11 July 1855, never married, d. 4 April 1877 (of epilepsy caused by a fall from a horse, Wellington, NZ).

+14.  Walter Edward Greaves, b. 2 June 1859, m. Sarah Ann Pittams, 8 July 1884, d. 21 Sept. 1926.

  15.  Sarah Jane Greaves, b. 28 Nov. 1861, d. 14 Dec. 1861 (Wellington, NZ).

  16.  John Timothy Greaves, b. 31 Jan. 1865, d. 16 Aug. 1873 (drowned in Raumahunga River, Masterton, NZ).

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREAVES (6) AND HARRIET HOLT

Harriet Greaves (11) was born 19 Oct. 1850 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and died 29 June 1887 in Pahiatua, Wairarapa, New Zealand.  She married Corneilius Oatham in 1873 in Masterton, New Zealand.  Only 3 of their 8 children survived.  (R‑1)

Children - Oatham

+17.  Clara Elizabeth Oatham, b. 20 July 1875, m. Henry Niel Winter.

  18.  Ada Louise Oatham, b. 1878.

  19.  Herbert Corneilius Oatham, b. 1880, killed in accident at about age 40 years.  No children.

  20.  Ada Oatham, b. 1882.

  21.  Walter Oatham, b. 1884, not thought to be married.  He worked as a seaman on a coastal trading vessel, and drowned in a wreck at age 30-35.

 

Walter Edward Greaves (14) was born 2 June 1859 in Wellington, and died 21 Sept. 1926 in Mangatainoka, both in New Zealand.  He was a painter and paperhanger.  He married Sarah Ann Pittams, daughter of John Pittams and Emily Clark, on 8 July 1884 at Woodville, Wairarapa, New Zealand.  She was born 31 Aug. 1866 and died 17 Sept. 1930.  She arrived in NZ with her parents in 1875.  They lived all their married life at Mangatainoka.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+22.  Walter John Greaves, b. 5 Jan. 1887, m. Evelyn Cole, d. 30 Aug. 1961.

+23.  Elizabeth Emily Greaves, b. 23 Feb. 1889, m. John Kemp Lickfold, d. 1963.

+24.  Mary Jessamine Harriet Greaves, b. 29 Jan. 1891, m. Frank Baker, d. 28 July 1968.

  25.  Margretta Ethel Selina Greaves, b. 26 Jan. 1894, d. 27 Jan. 1894.  Lived 3 hours.

+26.  Joseph William Greaves, b. 16 April 1895, m. Jane Alice Miller, d. 20 Oct. 1973.

  27.  Frederick Charles Greaves, b. 1 Oct. 1897, d. 8 Feb. 1908 (of phosphorus burns).

+28.  Esther Edith Greaves, b. 19 March 1900, m. Edward James Neale, d. 30 Nov. 1979.

+29.  Clarence Howard Greaves, b. 20 June 1902, m(1) Ann O'Connor, m(2) Violet Kempton, d. 21 Jan. 1974.

+30.  Grace Mercy Greaves, b. 25 Oct. 1904, m. Albert Edward Stobbs, d. 18 Jan. 1987.

+31.  Sydney Spencer Francis Greaves, b. 11 July 1906, m. Myrtle Rose O'Hagan, d. 21 April 1993.

+32.  Hubert Ivan Greaves, b. 26 Oct. 1907, m(1) Sophia Oakly, m(2) Irene Lavery, 1966, d. 4 Aug. 1995.

+33.  Sarah Muriel Evelyn Greaves, b. 10 Oct. 1912, m. Albert Garwood, d. 11 Oct. 1983.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF HARRIET GREAVES (11) AND CORNEILIUS OATHAM

Clara Elizabeth Oatham (17) was born 20 July 1875.  She married Henry Niel Winter.  He was born 6 July 1869.  (R‑2)

Children - Winter

+34.  Alexander Herbert Winter, b. 10 April 1902, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  35.  Susan Harriet Winter, b. 6 Feb. 1897.

  36.  Kathleen Alice Winter, b. 30 April 1898.

  37.  Alfred George Winter (known as “Punch”), b. 14 Aug. 1899.

  38.  Clara Charlotte Winter, b. 22 Dec. 1900, d. 1901.

  39.  Henry Cornelius Winter, b. 1906, died young (drowning).

  40.  Ada Mary Amelia Winter, b. 7 Nov. 1908.

 

CHILDREN OF WALTER E. GREAVES (14) AND SARAH A. PITTAMS

Walter John ("Jack") Greaves (22) was born 5 Jan. 1887 and died in 1961.  He married Evelyn Cole.  She had one daughter when they were married, Frances Evelyn ("Bonnie") Cole, born 1903, married David Leatham, 3 daughters and 1 son.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+41.  Leonard Alfred John Greaves, b. 1910, m. May Elizabeth Mutimer.

  42.  Walter Frederick Stanley Greaves, b. 1914, d. 1928 (cancer).

  43.  Ethel Wilhelmina Jean Greaves (called Jean), b. 1916, d. 1926 (appendicitis).

 

Elizabeth Emily Greaves (23) was born 23 Feb. 1889 and died in 1963.  She married John Kemp ("Jack") Lickfold.  (R‑1)

Children - Lickfold

+44.  Frederick Mark Lickfold, b. 1914, m(1) Jemima Black, m(2) Shirley ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  45.  Ellen Wilhelmina ("Nellie") Greaves, b. 1916, d.c. 1940 (tuberculosis).

 

Mary Jessamine Harriet ("Jessie") Greaves (24) was born 29 Jan. 1891 and died 28 July 1968.  She married Frank Baker.  (R‑1)

Children - Baker

+46.  Percy Cedric Frank Baker, b. 1910, m. Ivy Beatrice Cross, d. 22 Oct. 1984.

+47.  Raymond Richard Baker, b. 1913, m. Anne Evelyn Cross, d. 1970.

+48.  Phyllis Sylvia Baker, b. 12 Jan. 1914, m(1) Jack Lettica, m(2) Norman Vincent Adams.

+49.  Iris Virley Baker, b. 1916, m(1) Christopher James Smith, m(2) Kelly Frater.

+50.  William Ashley Baker, b. 1921, m. Florence Ada Hughes, d. 3 April 1979.

 

Joseph William ("Bill") Greaves (26) was born 16 April 1895 and died 20 Oct. 1973.  He married Jane Alice Miller, called Jean.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+51.  Alan Maxwell Greaves, b. 1925, m. Lorna Joan Whiteman.

+52.  Jack Arnold Greaves, b. 1929, m. Gladys Maxie Jensen.

  53.  Dorothy Joan Greaves, b. 1935.

 

Esther Edith ("Edie") Greaves (28) was born 19 March 1900 and died 30 Nov. 1979.  She married Edward James ("Jim") Neale.  (R‑1)

Children - Neale

+54.  Dulcie Mabel Jean Neale, b. 1919, m(1) John McMurdo, m(2) Lester Gordon.

+55.  Eunice Joan Neale, b. 8 Feb. 1921, m. Pierre Harry Kugener.

+56.  Raymond Edward Neale, b. 19 May 1928, m. Jean Paston.

+57.  Barbara Peggy Neale, b. 2 Sept. 1932, m. Spencer Hamilton Godsiff.

+58.  Zeita Marion Neale, b. 1923, m(1) William Lauder, m(2) Leicester Hebberd, m(3) Skipper Mason.

 

Clarence Howard ("Clarry") Greaves (29) was born 20 June 1902 and died 21 Jan. 1974.  He first married Ann O'Connor.  They divorced.  He married second Violet Kempton, and changed his name to Kempton.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

  59.  Neta Fay Greaves, b. 1926, d. 1932 (drowned).

  60.  Edward ("Ted") Greaves

 

Grace Mercy ("Dolly") Greaves (30) was born 25 Oct. 1904 and died 18 Jan. 1987.  She married Albert Edward Stobbs.  He died about 15 April 1970.  (R‑1)

Children - Stobbs

+61.  Margaret Stobbs, b. 3 May 1931, m. Sidney John Morgan.

+62.  Joan Elizabeth Stobbs, b. 14 Nov. 1934, m. William Mackie, d. 11 May 1996.

 

Sidney (or Sydney) Spencer Francis ("Sid") Greaves (31) was born 11 July 1906 in Woodville, NZ, and died 21 April 1993.  He married Myrtle Rose O'Hagan.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+63.  Walter John Greaves, b. 1927, m. Stella Dangin.

+64.  Mervyn George Greaves, b. 1929, m(1) Barbara Salisbury, m(2) Margaret McNally, d. 1994.

+65.  Trevor Francis Greaves, b. 25 Aug. 1931, m. Gladys Florreen Gallagher.

+66.  Raymond Spencer Greaves, b. 15 Oct. 1933, m. Joan Mikoz, d. 1995.

 

Hubert Ivan ("Bert") Greaves (32) was born 26 Oct. 1907 and died 4 Aug. 1995.  He first married Sophia Oakly.  She was born in 1907 and died in 1965.  He married second Irene Lavery in 1966.  (R‑1)

Children - Greaves

+67.  Kenneth Brian Greaves, b. 1927.

+68.  Gloria Edith Ann Greaves, b. 9 Aug. 1928, m. Hillsdon John McJorrow.

+69.  Rex Hubert Ivan Greaves, b. 30 Nov. 1933, m. Julia Jamieson.

+70.  Joy Lynn Greaves, b. 21 Nov. 1942, m. Peter William Gibbs.

 

Sarah Muriel Evelyn Greaves (33), called Muriel, was born 10 Oct. 1912 and died 11 Oct. 1983.  She married Albert Garwood.  (R‑1)

Children - Garwood

+71.  Carleen Garwood, b. 5 Aug. 1940, m. John Payne.

+72.  Stuart Garwood, b. 26 Aug. 1942, m(1) Sharon Day, m(2) June Hutton.

+73.  Ian Garwood, b. 23 May 1945, m(1) Susan ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Susan Ottoway.

  74.  Jennifer Garwood, b. 6 May 1947, d. 19 June 1961 (cancer).

+75.  Lynne Garwood, b. 13 Dec. 1949, m. Robert Clyde.

 

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