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Thomas Greatorex
Posted by: carmen greatorex (ID *****1658) Date: April 14, 2006 at 07:16:23
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Hi all - I have recently begun researching my family tree but have hit a snag on my husband's 3x great grandfather.

His name was THOMAS ORLANDO GREATOREX B. Abt 1803 in Staffordshire, England. Baptised 22 December 1805 at Old Church, St Pancreas, London. He died on 6 October 1883 in the Workhouse, St Giles, Endel Street, Middlesex, England. During his life time his occupation was listed as Hotel Keeper and Wine Merchant.

Thomas married twice. My husband's line is from his first marriage (in about 1840) to ELIZABETH TUPNEY(or a variation of this spelling) who was born on 25 November 1809 and baptised on 31 December 1809 at St Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England. Elizabeth died some time after 1844.

Thomas and Elizabeth had a son THOMAS HARRISON GREATOREX b. in April 1842/43 in London, England. He was my husband's Great Great Grandfather. He was apprenticed as a seaman at the age of 12. He married Ann Mary Thorne on 16 February 1871 in Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, therefore he emigrated from England sometime between 1855 and 1871.


THOMAS ORLANDO GREATOREX married his second wife Selina (?) B. abt 1833 in St Clements Middlesex, England and died in 1918 in Brentford, Middlesex, England. They had a son Alphonse William Claybrook Greatorex who was born in September 1860 whose occupation was Piano Tuner.

THOMAS HARRISON GREATOREX and ANN THORNE had 12 children (in Australia). My husband's Great Grandfather was their son THOMAS FREDERICK GREATOREX b. 18 June 1881. To the best of my knowledge he had 10 children with his wife ISABELLA KATHLEEN O'HARE. One of their children was ERNEST ALBERT GREATOREX b. 1916 d. 1946. This is my husband's grandfather.

I would love to hear from anyone who believe they may be connected to this branch of the Greatorex family, and share information about the family with them.

Cheers
Carmen


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