Some notes on Pam's Greaves ancestors

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This page covers Staffordshire families in the maternal line of Pam's grandmother Florence Olive CLEWS. The narrative starts with Pam's fourth great grandfather Thomas GREAVES.

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Very little is yet known about Pam's fourth great grandfather Thomas except that his wife was named Mary. No marriage record has yet been found, but they had at least five children between 1790 and 1800.

John GREAVES (b.1794)

Pam's third great grandfather John was the third child of Thomas and Mary. He married Mary WOLLESCROFT at Stoke-on-Trent in 1819. They went on to have seven children in Hanley where John worked as a potter's printer.

Of John's four siblings all that is known is that Stephen (b.1790) married Mary Simson and had four children.

Thomas GREAVES (b.1822)

Thomas was the eldest of seven children born to John & Mary GREAVES. He married Ann BREEZE in Bucknall-cum-Bagnall in 1844. The family lived for about forty years at Keelings Lane, Northwood, Hanley where seven children were born. Thomas worked alternately as collier and crate maker. Following Ann's death in 1888, he moved to Festing Street, Hanley to live with his daughter Rosannah DAVIES and her family. By 1901, he was living with another daughter Mary DAVIES at Mount Street, Hanley.

Little is currently known about Thomas' six siblings.

Click here to see a PDF report of known descendants of Thomas Greaves

Lucy GREAVES (b.1848)

Lucy was the fourth of seven children born to Thomas & Ann GREAVES. She lived with her parents at Keelings Lane, Hanley and worked as a warehousewoman until 1872 when she married Charles CLEWS.

Of Lucy's siblings, Eliza (b.1839) was still living with her parents in 1871. Mary Ann (b.1843) married John DAVIES, potter's fireman, and went on to have four children. Rosannah (b.1845) married David DAVIES, crate maker, and had four children. John (b.1850) worked as a collier and married Fanny DAY. They lived in Northwood and had eleven children. Margaret (b.1850) married Thomas HARDING who worked as a porter and had thirteen children. Martha (b.1859) married Thomas GROCOTT who worked as a potter's labourer and had five children.

Page last modified: 9 February 2022