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Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« on: Sunday 21 September 08 22:19 BST (UK) »
My 4gt grandparents are Thomas Greef and Mary Lateward. They married at Downham Market on 13 Apr 1793. Thomas was by then a resident of Swaffham. Mary was living in Downham Market.

Thomas and Mary had 5 children baptised in Swaffham between 1794 and 1805.

Neither Thomas nor Mary's baptisms figure in the Downham Market or Swaffham parish registers, so I am assuming that they were from villages in West Norfolk.

But from where exactly?

Any help greatly appreciated!

Mark

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Re: Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 September 08 17:51 BST (UK) »
Hi there

On freereg there is a baptism of a Thomas Greeve Nov 1764 (presumed died) and another Thomas Greeve 6 Dec 1767, parents in both were Thomas & Mary, at Swaffham. Might be your Thomas with slightly different spelling.

All the best

Shirl
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Re: Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 September 08 21:17 BST (UK) »
Well spotted!
Thanks Shirl
Mark


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Re: Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 December 08 15:20 GMT (UK) »
I am researching the Greef family tree, there were and still are a lot of Greefs in the Swaffam area.  I have got back to 1700 and have photogarphs going back to the middle 1800s.  Couild there be a link between my family and yours

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Re: Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 December 08 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Greefie
Can you name any Greef ancestors around 1800?
Most Greefs seem to come from Norfolk originally.
Even now, a garage in Swaffham is called Trevor Greef Ltd. I wonder if he's a relative of yours or mine.
Mark

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Re: Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 02 December 08 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Trevor Greef is a relative but not sure what, Oxwick, Colkirk are where most of family are from.  Names as follows :- Alfred Edger, John, Reginald Algenon and Frances (also known as Fanny Greef).  I was in Swaffham last week.  I wish you luck if you ever try and find Oxwick church, it took me 45 mins to find Oxwick (1 road long) and another 30 mins to find the church hidden behind a wood.