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Charles Greathead 262

  • Born: 3 Jan 1830, Sheerness, Kent, England 66,262
  • Christened: 27 Jul 1830, Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent, England 543
  • Died: 17 Nov 1877 at age 47 262

bullet  General Notes:

b. 3 January 1830, d. 17 November 1877, #2279
Relationship=2nd great-grandson of William Greathead <p148.htm>.
Last Edited=5 Apr 2005

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William Greathead <ld6.htm>
Charles Greathead was born on 3 January 1830 in Sheerness, Kent, England <pd12.htm>.2,5 He was the son of Joseph James Greathead <p74.htm> and Sarah Dunstall <p74.htm>.4 He was baptized on 13 June 1830 in Minster, Kent, England <pd12.htm>.5 In the census of 7 June 1841 in High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, England <pd12.htm>, he was listed as the son of Joseph James Greathead <p74.htm>.5,6 He married Mary Ann Priscilla Grishow, daughter of William Grishow <p534.htm> and Louisa ... <p525.htm>, on 18 July 1852 in Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, England <pd17.htm>, The ceremony took place after banns being read and was witnessed by John Palmer and Julia Whiscomb. Charles was working in the Post Office.7 Charles was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 April 1861 in 1 Canal Place, Canal Bank, Peckham, Surrey, England <pd22.htm>, Charles was a gardener.8 He emigrated in 1866 arriving in Australia to join fathers business. Charles was a tailor.2,1 He married Jane Nelson <p162.htm>, daughter of Ebenezah Tonkin <p165.htm> and Mary Ann Labourer <p165.htm>, on 4 October 1867 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia <pd2.htm>, 2nd husband.2,3,9 He died on 17 November 1877 in Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia <pd2.htm>, aged 47 after being in Australia for eleven years. Charles who was residing in North Sandbridge was admitted to hospital on 15 November after suffering for the previous thirteen months from incipient mania. He had lived at home and had been cared for by his wife. He took a fit on this day from which he did not recover. A Coroner's inquest was held where he was declared well nourished and showing no signs of neglect. The details of his body functions were described in the inquest report.2,10,3,9,1,11 He was buried on 20 November 1877 in New Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia <pd2.htm>.2

Children of Charles Greathead and Mary Ann Priscilla Grishow <p92.htm>
Emily Edith Greathead <p92.htm> b. 1854, d. 7 May 1917
Celia Olive Greathead <p68.htm>+ b. 1856
Annie Louisa Greathead <p92.htm> b. 1857, d. a 1934
Charles Joseph Greathead <p340.htm> b. 1863, d. 1864

Children of Charles Greathead and Jane Tonkin <p162.htm>
Charles Greathead <p165.htm> b. 1868, d. 1868
Alice May Greathead <p165.htm> b. 11 Mar 1875, d. 1875
Sources of information
[S65 <s1.htm>] Letters from Ursula Fearne to Jan Cooper, from 2002.
[S4176 <s1.htm>] E-mails from Audrey Summerill to Jan Cooper, from 30 September 2002.
[S50001 <s1.htm>] Australian Vital Records from Staines Family History Centre, CD-ROM (Produced from Original Records).
[S50029 <s1.htm>]
[S9057 <s1.htm>] E-mails from Judith Lancefield to Jan Cooper, from 24 March 2003.
[S1841000 <s1.htm>] , 1841 census.
[S89997 <s1.htm>] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1852/Q3 Marylebone Volume 1a Page 854.
[S1861000 <s1.htm>] Census 1861 RG9 - 7 April 1861 from various sources , RG9 Piece 382 Folio 137 Page 48.
[S79 <s1.htm>] E-mails from Dianne Baker to Jan Cooper, from 17 November 2004 from Digger Indexes of Victoria.
[S51837 <s1.htm>] GRO Indexes, www 1837 or Free BMD.
[S67 <s1.htm>] E-mails from Dianne Irwin to Jan Cooper, from 1997.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Baptism, 27 Jun 1830, Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent, England. 543

Residence, 1841, Minster-in-Sheppey, Kent, England. 66 Living with Joseph, head of household, were Sarah, Joshua, William, Charles, Sarah, Alfred, Emma, Eliza, and what looks like two servants (possibly) - Isabela Walter and Eliza Walter

Residence, 1851, Sancton and Houghton, Yorkshire, England. 65 He was living on the manor house property.

Occupation: Farm Laborer at a Manor House, 1851, Sancton and Houghton, Yorkshire, England. 65 Age 19.


Charles married Living

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