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Greaves, Alan HughRef 410-926
[1927-2000] Son of Clement Hugh Greaves.

He and his brother, John, carried on the family business, Hugh Greaves.

In 1962, Alan left and established his own business as Granville Studios. In 1970, he sold the studios and moved to Knott End, near Fleetwood, where he bought a hardware store.

In 1947, he married Rita, daughter of Robert Watkin.

Children:

  1. David

Greaves, AliceRef 410-1050
[1852-1919] Born in Hebden Bridge.

She married Thomas Barker Chambers

Greaves, Arthur TomRef 410-595
[1875-1918] Born in Dodworth.

In 1903, he married Mary Alice Rastrick in Halifax.

They lived at 21 Allan Road, Bailiff Bridge.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant Major with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died 2nd October 1918 (aged 43).

He was buried at Lumbo British Cemetery, Mozambique [Grave Ref I A 10], and on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial

Greaves, Clement HughRef 410-909
[1900-1989] Son of Clement William Greaves.

He took over C. W. Greaves & Company to become Hugh Greaves in the 1920s.

On 1st June 1926, he married Chrissie Dora Taylor [1902-19??].

Children:

  1. Alan Hugh
  2. Robert Bentley [1929-1954] who was killed in a motor-cycle accident
  3. Anne [b 1934]
  4. John
  5. Susan [b 1941]

Greaves, Clement WilliamRef 410-705
[1871-1912] Son of Ezra Greaves.

Born 28th September 1871.

He set up in competition to his father and built a studio at the shop at 43 Commercial Street, Halifax.

He established the photographic business C. W. Greaves & Company.

He later had a shop in Carlton Street.

He was one of the founders of the Greenroyd Bowling Club, Halifax.

In 1899, he married Maud Hilda Atkinson in Halifax.


Maud Hilda was the daughter of Thomas Atkinson
 

Children:

  1. Clement Hugh
  2. Winifred [b 1903]
  3. Leslie [b 1904]
  4. Joan [b 1912]

The family lived at

  • 43 Commercial Street [1901]
  • 313 Skircoat Green Road [1911]
  • Heb Dene, St Alban's Road, Skircoat Green

Clement William died [22nd September 1912] from a fractured skull, after he had jumped from the attic window (possibly) during a delirium tremens attack [at 3:15 am on 19th September 1912].

At the Coroner's Inquest, the Jury heard that


[Greaves] suddenly woke up and decided to jump out of the window because he thought that he (and seven others) were locked up somewhere in Doncaster, and thought that they were going to do him injury
 

He was buried at King Cross Methodist New Connexion Chapel Probate records show that he left effects valued at £6,000.

He left £50 his widow, £10 each to Samuel Taylor (of Rose Hill Road, Burnley) & Bentley Ogden (of Browfoot Gate, Halifax), and the rest in trust to his widow or £52 per annum (in the event of remarriage).

Maud Hilda carried on with the business and expanded into more studios at Palace Studios, Halifax, Waterhouse Street, Halifax and in Huddersfield.

Maud Hilda died Q4 1927 (aged 50) 

Greaves, DavidRef 410-674
[18??-18??] In April 1853, he was imprisoned for 3 months for stealing money, the property of Sarah McIntyre of Halifax

Greaves, DotRef 410-976
[18??-19??] Dancing teacher at 45 Commercial Street, Halifax [1937]

Greaves, EzraRef 410-658
[1843-1933] Son of Thomas Greaves.

Born at The Hollins, Heptonstall [15th April 1843].

He set up in business at Wards End, Halifax [1868].

In 1869, he established business as a photographer, and was a photographic artist [1871] / a photographic artist (painter) [1881].

Some of his photographs, produced in 1907 by the then new Autochrome Lumière colour photography process, can be seen in the Photo Gallery.

In [Q2] 1867, he married (1) Ann Leach in Halifax.


Ann was the daughter of William Leach
 

Children:

  1. Florence [b 1868]
  2. Sarah Blanche [b 1870]
  3. Clement William
  4. Rosa [1873-1959] who married Charles George Enderby
  5. Edgar [1874-1913]
  6. Louis Vincent [b 1876] who was a commercial traveller (hydraulic engineers) [1911]
  7. Arthur [1878-1947]
  8. Thomas Herbert [1879] who died in infancy

Ann died 2nd March 1880.

On 5th January 1884, he married (2) Phoebe Taylor [1859-1900].

Children:

  1. John [b 1884]
  2. Harold [b 1886]
  3. Margaret [b 1888]
  4. Gladys Mary [b 1889]

The family lived at

  • 36 Hampden Place, Halifax [1863]
  • 15 Back Gerrard Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 18 Hampden Place, Halifax [1874, 1881]

Ezra moved his studio from Silver Street, Halifax to Harrogate. He built Beech House, Harrogate with a studio behind.

The business went into liquidation shortly afterwards.

Ezra died 15th March 1933.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 820]

Greaves, HenryRef 410-456
[1827-1870] Son of Henry Greaves.

Born in Halifax.

He was a reed maker at Halifax [1857] / a journeyman reed maker [1851].

In September 1857, he was declared bankrupt

In [Q3] 1849, he married Elizabeth Crossland [1830-1895] in Halifax.


Elizabeth was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Sarah Ann [1850-2nd July 1899] who was a cotton twister [1871], a cotton winder [1881], & was buried with her parents
  2. Emily [b 1852] who was a lasting weaver [1871]
  3. Thomas Henry [b 1854] who was a joiner's apprentice [1871]
  4. Mary H. [b 1860] who was a boot fitter [1881]
  5. Margaret E. / Maggie [b 1863] who was a boot machinist [1881]

The family lived at

  • 3 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 5 Back Gerrard Street, Halifax (with sister-in-law Emma Greaves [b 1840]) [1871]
  • 7 West Grove Terrace, Halifax [1881]

Henry died 9th December 1870 (aged 43).

Elizabeth died 21st February 1895 (aged 65).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2238]

Greaves, HenryRef 410-1065
[1781-18??] He was a reed maker [1841].

He married Grace [1781-18??].

Children:

  1. James [b 1821] who was a butcher [1841]
  2. Henry Greaves

The family lived at Smithy Street, Halifax [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] was Eliza Greaves [b 1898]

Greaves, JohnRef 410-907
[1767-1852] Son of William Greaves.

Born 14th November 1767.

On 12th May 1791, he married Mary Parker [1770-1850].


Mary was born 14th March 1770
 

Children:

  1. William [1791-1863]
  2. James [1793-1851]
  3. John [1795-1845]
  4. Robert [1798-1865]
  5. Thomas
  6. Elizabeth [1803-1865]
  7. Joshua [1806-1869]
  8. Edward [1808-1870]
  9. Sarah

Mary died 6th August 1850.

John died 12th July 1852

Greaves, JohnRef 410-927
[1939-] Son of Clement Hugh Greaves.

He and his brother, Alan Hugh, carried on the family business, Hugh Greaves. When Alan left in the 1960s, John carried on alone. He subsequently moved to Harrison Road and then to Carlton Street.

He emigrated to Australia [2011]

Greaves, JoshuaRef 410-905
[1???-17??]

He married Sarah.


Sarah [née Hargreave] was the widow of Mr Murgatroyd
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [bapt 1733]
  2. William

Greaves, RichardRef 410-932
[1825-1???] He was an architect [1851] / landlord of the Wellington Hotel, Brighouse [1861].

In 1851, he was living with the family of John Mallinson

Greaves, SarahRef 410-910
[1812-1860] Daughter of John Greaves. She carried on the bakery business of her brother, Thomas, at the Crown Bakery, Hebden Bridge

Greaves, Sarah BlancheRef 410-1052
[1870-19??] Daughter of Thompson William Greaves

Greaves, Miss SophiaRef 410-521
[1837-1938] Of Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge. On 7th April 1937, her 100th birthday celebrations were announced in The Times. She died the following year

Greaves, ThomasRef 410-908
[1801-1856] Son of John Greaves.

Born 3rd February 1801.

He was a baker at Crown Bakery, Hebden Bridge.

He married Hannah Bancroft [1800-1894].


Hannah was born 24th July 1800
 

Children:

  1. John [1823-1872]
  2. Thompson [1826-1889]
  3. Alfred [1832-1917]
  4. Esther [1834-1874]
  5. Sophia [1837-1938]
  6. William [1839-1928]
  7. Joshua [1841-1912]
  8. Ezra

Thomas died 18th March 1856.

Hannah died 12th January 1894

Greaves, Thompson WilliamRef 410-1051
[1848-1???]

Children:

  1. Sarah

Greaves, WalterRef 410-174
[18??-18??] Naturalist Of Hebden Bridge.

He had a lifelong interest in Hardcastle Crags.

A section of the woodland was planted with the proceeds of a legacy from him.

In 1866, Abraham Stansfield and John Nowell started to write a book entitled The Flora of Todmorden, to which was added a list of The Birds of Todmorden compiled by Walter. The book was completed, edited and published about 1908/1911 – when both authors were dead – by Abraham Stansfield jnr of Higher Broughton, Manchester.

Greaves, WalterRef 410-626
[18??-19??] Of Bermerside, Halifax.

In 1903, he was one of the first people to be granted a motor drivers' licence, and may have been chauffeur to Edward Crossley

Greaves, WilliamRef 410-906
[1734-1801] Son of Joshua Greaves.

Baptised 7th September 1734.

He married Sarah Lund [1739-1807].


Sarah was baptised 14th October 1739
 

Children:

  1. William [1766-1843]
  2. John
  3. James [1769-1850]
  4. Sarah [1771-1853]
  5. Robert [1774-1850]
  6. Joshua [1776-1831]
  7. Betty [1779-1826]

William died 26th December 1801.

Sarah died 11th February 1807

Greaves, WilliamRef 410-466
[18??-18??] Carpet manufacturer at Halifax.

In October 1857, he was declared bankrupt

Greaves, WilliamRef 410-588
[1906-1940]

He married Marian.

They lived in Brighouse.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots.

He died 26th May 1940 (aged 34).

He was buried at Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem, France [Grave Ref 1 A 2]

 

Greaves surnameRef 410-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Greaves, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Greaves:


Marriages 1805, 1893, 1913
 



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