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Greaves
« on: Thursday 02 April 09 09:21 BST (UK) »
Hi,  I was wondering if anyone could help me with my husbands family tree. His Great grandfather was Alfred Greaves born in Yorkshire about 1883 he was a stone mason he married Amelia Fitton. His father was James Greaves born about 1856 in Westmoreland he was also a stonemason he married a Margaret Jane ? I can not trace them beyond the 1901 census they have just vanished, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Greaves
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 April 09 10:20 BST (UK) »
Dear shell2803

Alfred Greaves married Amelia Fitton JQ 1910 Prestwich Lancs 8d 592

You need to search 1911 census.
I did a basic search and I can see an Amelia Greaves aged 23 listed in Prestwich Lancs. Also an Alfred Greaves born age 28 is listed in Prestwich


http://www.1911census.co.uk/ -this is a pay per view website.

Hope this helps

Sue
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Re: Greaves
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 April 09 10:25 BST (UK) »
Hello Shell

Free BMD have two male births in Rochdale with the surname Greaves and the mothers maiden name of Fitton.

One in 1920 and the other in 1923.

I won't name them here in case either are still alive.

Carol

And a Hilda H born in Oldham in 1915-is she yours too?
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Re: Greaves
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 02 April 09 10:32 BST (UK) »
The family are recorded as 'Graves' in 1891:

Great Marsden and Little Marsden, Lancashire

James Graves                    36     Stonemason  Kirkby Lonsdale
Margt. Jane Graves           31
Mary Jane Graves              12
John Graves                         11
Alfred Graves                        9
Isabel Cockett Graves          8
William Glencross Graves      4
Harry Graves                         2

Margaret Jane and children all born in Hawes   

census ref: Class: RG12/ Piece: 3376/ Folio 15/Page 16
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Re: Greaves
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 April 09 10:36 BST (UK) »
Births of the children were registered in Aysgarth district (which includes Hawes) with the surname GRAVES, and James GRAVES married Margaret Jane COCKETT in Aysgarth district in 1878.  (From FreeBMD)
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Re: Greaves
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 April 09 10:52 BST (UK) »
In 1881 the family name is shown as GROVES:

Hawes, Yorkshire

James Groves              25 Stonemason  Westmorland, Greta Bridge,
Margaret Jane Groves 21                                              Hawes
Mary Jane Groves          2                                              Hawes
Isabel Cockett Groves   1                                               Hawes

census ref: Class: RG11/Piece: 4876/ Folio: 27/Page: 13
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Re: Greaves
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 02 April 09 11:06 BST (UK) »
Ancestry's England and Wales Christening records database shows

James GROVES son of William Glencross GROVES and Mary, baptised 9 May 1855 at Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Re: Greaves
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 April 09 11:22 BST (UK) »
Thankyou so much Gallium.... Ive wated loads of money looking for greaves on the census at long shots.   Its definetely the right family just didnt realise or think to look for a surname change.   Im new to all this family tree stuff and you've helped me out loads.  Is it common for a surname change and do you have any ideas as to why they would have changed.  Thanks again Michelle!!

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Re: Greaves
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 02 April 09 11:46 BST (UK) »

Willam Glencross GROVES married Mary SHARP
June 1840,
Kendal,
25 545


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