William Greaves

about 1806–
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Greaves was born about 1806, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He married Betty Butterworth on 2 January 1826, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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William Greaves
Betty Butterworth
Marriage: 2 January 1826
Carolina Greaves
Sarah Greaves
Thomas Greaves
Mary Anne Greaves
Susanna Greaves
Mary Greaves

Spouse and Children

2 January 1826
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Carolina Greaves


    Sarah Greaves


    Thomas Greaves


    Mary Anne Greaves


    Susanna Greaves


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 9

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 19

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 36

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Old English grǣfe ‘brushwood’, ‘thicket’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, for example in Cumbria, Lancashire, and Staffordshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Graves, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • William Greaves, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Graves in entry for Mary Graves, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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