William Greathead
(Abt 1765-)
Richard Haslam
(Bef 1770-)
Alice or Mary
(Bef 1770-)
Robert Greathead
Ann Haslam
(Cir 1790-After 1841)
Richard Greathead
(Cal 1811-1871)


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Richard Greathead 1

  • Born: Cal 1811, Lancashire 2
  • Christened: 14 Apr 1811, Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire 3
  • Died: 1871


He worked as a Cotton Spinner in 1841. 2


1 Greathead One Name site, Richard Greathead (M)
b. about 1812, d. 27 January 1871, #2302
Pop-up Pedigree
Relationship=2nd great-grandson of Thomas Greathead.
Last Edited=22 Aug 2006

Appears on charts:
Thomas Greathead born c 1711 from Bolton, Lancashire #16017

Richard Greathead was born about 1812 in Hulme, Cheshire, England.2 He was the son of Robert Greathead and Ann Haslam.1 Richard Greathead was also known as Richard Bradley Richard's father Robert died in 1813 aged 25, his mother Ann (nee Haslam) married David Bradley 14 November 1814. So Richard would have been aged three. So it is possible that he might be known as Bradley or Greathead. He did use either/both names from time to time.3,1 He married Sarah Whitworth in 1837.1 His wife Sarah died on 1 September 1838.1,4 Richard was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 June 1841 in 7 Evans Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England, Richard was a cotton spinner and had his mother and step sisters living with him.5 He married Elizabeth Barlow on 25 December 1841 in St Mary, Parish Church, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, England, Richard was a widower when he married his second wife Elizabeth. The marriage was performed after banns were read and witnessed by John Hunt who left his mark of X, and James Sheldrick. Both Richard and Elizabeth also left their mark as X and their address as Oldham. No father was listed on the marriage certificate for Elizabeth.6,7 Richard was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 April 1861 in 32 Hibbert Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England, Richard was a spinner, bit of a mystery as with the many children is listed a Richard aged one month but the only Richard that seems to have been born is #1753 in 1862.8 Richard seems to have had several occupations all probably within the same industry. In 1849 he is described as a piecer, a minder in 1853. By 1855 he is a cotton spinner operative.9,10,11 He died on 27 January 1871 in 66 Erskine Street, Hulme, Manchester, Lancashire, England.1,12 His death was registered on 1 February 1871 by Elizabeth Bradley his widow, who made a X and gave her address as 32 Hibbert Street, Hulme in the Chorlton Register Office. The cause of his death was Bronchitis for one week.12

Child of Richard Greathead and Sarah Whitworth
James Greathead b. 24 Sep 1836, d. 10 May 18391

Children of Richard Greathead and Elizabeth Barlow
Alice Ann Eliza Greathead+ b. 7 Apr 1842, d. 191113
Elizabeth Greathead+ b. 1844, d. 189414
Jane Greathead b. 184615
James Greathead+ b. 24 Mar 1849, d. 1887
Robert Greathead+ b. 3 Feb 1853, d. 19 Jan 1917
Mary Ellen Greathead+ b. 12 Apr 1855
Louisa Greathead b. 1857
Richard Greathead+ b. 23 Nov 1862, d. 1942
Emma Greathead b. 1865
Sources of information

[S8618] E-mails from Peter Greathead to Jan Cooper, from 21 May 1996.
[S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
[S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
[S90008] Copy death certificate GRO Index 1838/Q3 Manchester Volume XX Page 351.
[S1841000] UK 1841 Census, HO107 Piece 580/12 Folio 22 Page 36.
[S80010] Copy marriage certificate GRO Index 1841/Q4 Manchester Volume 20 Page 597.
[S4500] E-mails from Tony Goggins to Jan Cooper, from 11 March 2003.
[S1861003] Census 1861, RG9 Piece 2888 Folio 16 Page 25, copy of enumeration sheet obtained from CD from S & N.
[S79999] General Register Office, Information taken from Birth certificate of son.
[S89998] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
[S79998] General Register Office, Information taken from Birth certificate of daughter.
[S90009] Copy death certificate GRO Index 187/Q1 Chorlton.
[S51837] GRO Indexes, 1842/Q2 Chorlton Volume XX Page 234.
[S51837] GRO Indexes, 1844/Q3 Chorlton Volume XX Page 227?
[S51837] GRO Indexes, 1846/Q4 Chorlton Volume XX Page 243.


2 Online Census and BMD,, 1841C.

3 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, RICHARD GREATHEAD
Christening: 14 APR 1811 Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire
Mother: ANN
Messages: Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record.