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Greaves Family - Stepney, Bethnal green

Journal by RJGreaves

I'm Rob Greaves, born May 1946 in Bethnal green - father James Henry born 1915. Mother Ivy Susan (Somerset). Family tree traces back to John Greaves (c.1813) married to Mary Wood (c. 1812). Interested in making contact with any Greaves sharing this genealogy.

John Greaves son Charles Greaves (c.1857) - married to Alice Goodbody - son George Greaves (c.1887) - sons James (my father); Charles (1912); daughters Elizabeth (1813) and Lily (1916)

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on 2012-07-29 06:33:11

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by GREAVESY on 2012-08-01 03:11:52

Hi Rob, My nearest relation to Stepney is Henry greaves

Birth 1536 in Stepney, Middlesex,

Death 1590 in Stepney, Middlesex, not sure if or were we connect . Thanks Paul Greaves

by RJGreaves on 2012-08-01 07:51:28

Hi Paul, firstly i am very envious that you have traced your lineage back so far. The generally accepted maximum for my family is only back to John Greaves (born 1813), married to Mary Wood (born1812). I don't really use Ancestory.com but a visit there suggested that our tree might go from John back to Thomas Greaves (1778), but I have been unable to verify this by finding a connection that makes sense. I am a member of the Graves/Greaves Assoc. of the USA (and no I don't live there, i am in Australia), but they are very active, and they have suggested that probably all Greaves' who live in and around Stepney/Bethnal green are likely to be related somehow. Only DNA testing can verify this. In fact i have had the DNA tests, but so far it has not provided a link to anyone specific.

So, i really wish I could actually find a common ancestor between us, but at this point I can't. I really appreciate yopur response, and i will keep your reply on record just in case one day i can find that connection.

Cheers from "Down Under".

Rob

by GREAVESY on 2012-08-02 08:10:28

Hi Rob, Mate im from Melbourne so we might be getting closer than we may think . Paul...

by RJGreaves on 2012-08-02 18:08:31

Paul! hahahahah! That's just too, too funny! yep, closer than I imagined :)

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