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Walter Edward GREAVES + Sarah Ann PITTAMS - Pahiatua, New Zealand

Journal by ngairedith

*Walter Edward GREAVES was born 2nd June 1859 in Wellington
- a son of John GREAVES & Harriet HOLT of Hinckley, Leicestershire, England

his siblings were:

1850-1895 - Harriet Greaves
- born in Hinckley Leicestershire
- married Cornelius OATHAM in 1873
- died in New Zealand
the children of Harriet & Cornelius were:
1875-1919 - Clara Elizabeth Oatham
- married Henry Neal WINTER
- had 9 known children
1877-1881 - Ada Louisa Oatham
- died aged 4
1880-1942 - Herbert Cornelius Oatham
- married Minnie ANSTICE in 1922
- married Eliza SHORT
1882-1884 Ada Oatham
- died aged 2
1884-1957 - Walter Oatham
- married May Ellen WHELEN in 1912
- had 4 known children

1852-1857 - Sarah Ann Greaves
- born in Hinckley
- died in Wellington aged 4

1855-1877 - Geroge Greaves
- born in Birmingham
- died in Hokitika aged 21
- he and Thomas WILTSHIRE were drowned on the 4th Oct 1877 in the Hokitika river when taking a boat from town to the Maori reserve saw-mills. One of the horses suddenly slipped in a crab hole, throwing the rider and pulling the other horse after him

1829 - *Walter Edward

1861-1861 - Sarah Jane Greaves
- born in Wellington
- died aged 2 weeks

1865-1873 - John Timothy Greaves
- drowned in the Raumahunga River, Masterton aged 8

*Walter Edward Greaves
- he married Sarah Ann PITTAMS on the 8th July 1884 in Woodville

their children were:
1887-1961 Walter John Greaves
- married Evelyn Mary COLE (1880-1960) in 1909
(Evelyn had a daughter Frances Evelyn Cole when they married)
- they had 3 known children

1889-1963 - Elizabeth Emily Greaves
- married John Kemp LICKFOLD (1872-1940)
- had 2 known children

1891-1968 - Mary Jessamine Harriet Greaves
- married Frank BAKER in 1909
- had 5 known children

1894-1894 - Margretta Ethel Selina Greaves
- died aged 3 hours

1895-1973 - Joseph William Greaves
- married Jane Alice MILLER 91901-1958)
- had 3 known children

1897-1908 - Frederick Charles Greaves
- died aged 11 in Mangatainoka of phosphorus burns

1900-1979 - Esther Edith Greaves in 1918
- married Edward James NEALE (1895-1981)
- had 5 known children

1903-1974 - Clarence Howard "Clarry" Greaves
- married Annie Mary O'CONNOR in 1925
- they divorced
- he married Violet Evelyn KEMPTON 91908-1977)
- he changed his name to Clarence Howard KEMPTON

1904-1987 - Grace Mercy "Dolly' Greaves
- married Albert Edward STOBBS (1904-1973)
- 2 know children

1906-1993 - Sydney Spencer Francis Greaves
- born in Woodville
- married Myrtle Rose O'HAGAN (1906-1948)
- had 4 known children

1907-1995 - Hubert Ivan Greaves
- married Sophia OAKLEY (1907-1965) in 1927
- married Irene Monica LAVERY (1910-2004)

1912-1983 - Sarah Muriel Evelyn Greaves
- married Albert GARWOOD
- had 5 known children

Walter died on the 21st September 1926 in Mangatainoka, Pahiatua
- he is buried in GRAVE 17 - PLLOT 3 - BLOCK at Mangatainoka
- he is buried with his wife Sarah who died 17th September 1930

their HEADSTONE reads:
In Loving Memory Of
Walter Edward Greaves
died Sep 21, 1926a ged 67 years.
Also his wife Sarah Ann Greaves
died Sep 17, 1930, aged 64 years.
Sweet Peace

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-09-02 06:03:28

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by GordonL on 2010-09-08 05:42:14

I'm wondering if you can help me find some more info about John Kemp Lickfold.

Roy Tonkin in Australia has recently been helping me with the family of Mark & Ellen Lickfold who first emigrated to Oz for a few years, then returned to London and then after only about a year emigrated to NZ on The Fernglen in 1876, John Kemp being stated as age 2 in the passenger list. This means he was probably born during their travels. His birth is not registered in the (UK) GRO Indexes and Roy can't find him in Oz.

I gather from Roy that John Kemp Lickfold married into your family in 1913 and they had two children, one of whom was Frederick Mark Lickfold (1914 - 85). Do you know if Frederick Mark had any children or indeed maybe descendants alive now?

I'll be ever so grateful for any help you can give me on this Lickfold family.

With thanks,
Gordon Lickfold
Henfield,Sussex, England
[email protected]

by ngairedith on 2010-09-08 05:54:43

Hi Gordon,
This info below (as taken from the above link at John Kemp Lickfolds name) is all I have been able to find lately:

John "Jack" Kemp LICKFOLD was born about 1872

- he married Elizabeth Emily Greaves on the 4th June 1913

Elizabeth was born on the 23rd Feruary 1889
- she was the 2nd of 12 children of Walter Edward GREAVES & Sarah Ann PITTAMS who were married in Woodville and lived in Mangatainoka the rest of thei lives

In 1918 Jack was listed in the Wairarapa Recruiting District as a Labourer in Managatainkoa

Jack & Elizabeth had 2 known children:
27-3-1914 - Frederick Mark LICKFOLD
- Frederick was a taxi driver in the Wellington areas at least during the 1930s
- he died in 1985

19-9-1916 - Ellen "Nellie" Wilhelmina LICKFOLD
- she died in 1940 of Tuberculosis

- John died on the 2nd August 1940 aged 68
- Elizabeth died in 1963 aged 74 in Woodville

- no details are available for Elizabeth as being buried in Woodville - she may have remarried

- the burial of John Kemp Lickfold is still being researched

by ngairedith on 2010-09-08 05:59:06

It appears that Frederick Mark Lickfold married Jemima BLACK and a Shirley ? as per this family tree:

by GordonL on 2010-09-09 12:34:33

Thanks very much for this info. If you find out any more in the future I'd love to hear. The link to the Graves website is interesting. It isn't clear to me who wrote that page and when I tried to contact them via their homepage I didn't get any response. Have you ever tried to contact them? If I could contact the person who researched Frederick Mark Lickfold's marriages, they might know if he has any descendants alive today.

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