James Henry Greathead, Jnr. b1

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James Henry Greathead, Jnr. b1

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Death: March 8, 1864 (44)
Fair Lawn, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Henry Greathead, Snr, SV/PROG; James Henry Greathead; Martha Smith, SM/PROG and Martha Greathead
Husband of Eliza Julia Greathead
Father of William Wright Greathead, b1c1; James Henry Greathead, Jnr.; Julia Emily Smith; Dr John Baldwin Greathead; George Alfred Greathead and 8 others
Brother of Herbert Greathead and Eliza Ann Greathead
Half brother of Mary Ellen Tancred and John Smith

Occupation: Merchant
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About James Henry Greathead, Jnr. b1

1820 British Settlers

James Henry Greathead 1, together with his parents, were members of Greathead's Party of 20 Settlers on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Worcestershire.

Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Tivia Dale, on the Bush River



At the age of 14 James Henry was sent out by his step-father, William Smith, to earn a living. He was taken into employment by William Wright, who later became his father in law. He was actively involved in mercantile pursuits in Cradock and Aliwal North. He was a member of the Legislative Council in 1858. He had 12 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. . from Hilary Groves Gedcom file : James Henry (son of 1820 Settler) Greathead. Born 12 DEC 1819 Dudley. Died 8 MAR 1864 Sunstroke. This young man rode alone from Bathurst to Grahamstown when he was only 14, in the midst of murdering bouts by blacks, in 1834.


GGSA Omnibus 2,2002. p238 James Henry Greathead *Dudley, Worcestershire, England 12/12/1819 † Grahamstown 8/3/1864. Arrived Aliwal North 1852, bought land from Butler, built store,14 farms in Free State, SA, acting magistrate 1858, lived in Cape town. family lived in England for the childrens education 1859-1869, returned to Grahamstown. X Prospect, Tarkastad 21/2/1842 Julia WRIGHT * 1824 † 1908

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James Henry Greathead, Jnr. b1's Timeline

December 12, 1819
Worcestershire, England
November 29, 1842
Age 22
Cape, South Africa
August 6, 1844
Age 24
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 6, 1846
Age 26
Cape, South Africa
Age 28
Age 30
Age 32
Cape Colony, South Africa
February 12, 1854
Age 34
Age 41