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james and john greeves
« on: Monday 04 June 12 20:09 BST (UK) »
One of my  lines of enquiry has brought up an interesting combination.
I have John Greeves (Greaves/Grieves) married to Theodora Ward (June 1840 Wisbech) and showing in the 1851 Census living in Brancaster with 4 children including Lucy aged 1. (qv Lucy Nurse)

At the same time there is in Brancaster James Greeves married to Theodora, also with 4 children. I can find no trace of this marriage  and have presumed it might have been before 1837, although that would mean that both James and Theodora were very young when they married as the eldest child is shown as being aged 15, unless of course he was James brother.

It seemed rather co-incidental that two brothers (I assume as they were both born in Bircham, John in 1817 and James in 1823) married two women, both born in the same village, and of equal age, with the same christian name and the two families living in the same village.

What I would like to determine is the surname of James' Theodora.

A bit convoluted but.!!!

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Re: james and john greeves
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 June 12 20:40 BST (UK) »
1851.
James Greeves   28
Theodore Greeves   27
H Greeves   15
Jane Greeves   13
James Greeves   10
Charles Greeves   4

So is james' Theodora a 2nd wife?

John Greeves   34
Theod Greeves   26
George Greeves   10
Alfred Greeves   3 ?
Theodo Greeves   9  (is this Belinda Susanna)?
Lucy Greeves   7 (I think)

1861 census.
Theodora Greeves   36
Belinda Greeves   19
Alfred Greeves   14
Agness Greeves   9
Alma Greeves   6
Harriet Greeves   4
James Greeves   2
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Re: james and john greeves
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 June 12 21:37 BST (UK) »
Couple of bapts.

John Thomas Ward Greaves  Bapt 13 Sep 1840   Norfolk
parents:   John Greaves,​ Theodora

Belinda Susannah Grieves Bapt   20 Nov 1842   Norfolk
parents:   John Grieves,​ Theodora

James Greeves Baptism:   27 Jun 1841 Brancaster
Parents James & Mary Ann.
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