OUR COMBINED

GREER

(JOHN GREER & ISABELLA GRAHAM)

Francis Greer (and wife) Elizabeth (nee Pilcher) & the cottage Francis built for Elizabeth in 1865 

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                             (d) John Greer (    -    ) married  Isabella Graham (    -    )

                                      (e) Francis Greer (1809-1855) SCOT-UK-NZ married 1829  Agnes McLean (1810-1874) SCOT-UK-NZ* see census below

                                                (f) John Greer (1830-1904) UK-NZ married 1876  Harriet Rachel Horton (    -    )

                                                (f) Agnes Greer (1832-    ) married 1851 Thomas Griffin (    -    )

                                                (f) Hugh Lamont Greer (1835-    ) UK-NZ married 1864 (1) Ann Harrison (abt1840-    )

                                                                                                                            married 1909 (2) Eliza Mudgeway (    -    )

                                                         (Children from Hugh and Ann's marriage)

                                                         (g) Martha Greer (1866-    )

                                                         (g) Alma Greer (1869-    ) married 1887  Thomas Colman (    -    )

                                                         (g) Agnes Eleanor Greer (1870-    )

                                                         (g) Albert Henry Greer (1872-1950) married 1893 Margaret Jane Wells (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Amy Pearl Freer (    -    ) married  Edgar Ernest Porter (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Donald Alexander Freer (    -    ) married  Doris Olive Jackson-Beberfield (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Evelyn Myrtle Freer (    -    ) married  Dugald Smith Ferguson (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Violet Rose Freer (    -    ) married  John Wethered (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Ivy Gladys Freer (    -    ) married  David Pattrick (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Albert Henry Freer (    -    ) married  May Dearnly (    -    )

                                                                  (h) Eva Matilda Greer (    -    )

                                                         (g) Thomas Percival Greer (1878-1959)

                                                         (g) Frederick Ivoe Greer (1882-1958)

                                                         (g) Eva Greer (1889-1955)

                                                         (g) Ethel May Greer (1890-1979)

                                                (f) Isabella Greer (1837-    ) UK-NZ

                                                (f) Francis Clarence Greer (1840-1917) UK-NZ married 1866  Elizabeth Pilcher (1848-1941) UK-NZ

                                                         (g) Eliza Isabella (Bella) Greer (1866-1888)

                                                         (g) Francis Herbert Greer (1867-1945) married 1897  Madeline Amor Davis (1871-    )

                                                                   (h) Delicia Isabel Greer (1898-1957) married 1925  Samuel John Hawke (    -1988)

                                                                   (h) Colin Herbert Davis Greer (1912-1971) married 1928  Hilda Winifred Mary Greer (1907-1988) see below  HELP

                                                         (g) Janet Agnes Greer (1869-1937) married 1893  William John Lamerton Styles (1874-1953)

                                                         (g) Agnes Elizabeth Greer (1871-1874)

                                                         (g) Adeline Helena Greer (1873-1958) married  Alfred John William Whitehouse (    -    )

                                                         (g) Arthur Oswald Greer (1873-1963) married 1904  Mabel (Dolly) Robinson (1881-    )

                                                                  (h) Mona Spencer Greer (1905-1995) married 1929  Henry Luke Benge (1897-1966)

                                                                  (h) Leonard Oswald Greer (1909-1968) married 1937  Eileen May Harris (1912-    )

                                                         (g) Ada Greer (1874-    ) is this possibly Adeline above?

                                                         (g) John Alexander Greer (1877-1945) married 1921  Isabella Angus (    -    )

                                                         (g) Samuel Johnston(e) Greer (1877-1951) married 1920  Margaret Cornelia Amyes (1886-    )

                                                                  (h) Samuel Greer (    -1917) died WW1 France

                                                         (g) Donald Lowry Greer (1879-1948) married 1913  Mabel Alice Reid (1889-    ) 

                                                         (g) Ernest Greer (1881-    ) married 1913  Elizabeth Lilian Anderson (abt1877-    )

                                                         (g) Charles  Edward Greer (1882-1951) married 1892  Annie Stanley (1881-    )

                                                         (g) Eustace Ernest Greer (1883-1979) married 1912  Lenora Mexted (1891-    )

                                                         (g) Gerald Randolph Greer (1886-1965) married 1909  Olive Oliver (1886-    ) see below HELP

                                                         (g) Oscar Randall Greer (1887-1964) married 1918  Nora Eliza Proebstel (1891-    )

                                                         (g) Irene Constance Greer (1891-1979) married 1919  Arthur Wilson (    -    )

                                                (f) Mary Greer (1842-    ) UK-NZ

                                                (f) Samuel Edward Greer (1848-1919) UK-NZ married 1873  Sarah Eliza Mexted (1856-1934)

                                                         (g) Francis (aka Frank) Greer (1874-1927) married 1906  Ruby Beatrice Eliza Amyes (1876-    )

                                                         (g) Amy Greer (1876-1955) married 1906  George Stanley Rix (abt1874-    )

                                                         (g) John Alexander Greer (1877-1945) married 1921  Isabella Angus (    -    )

                                                         (g) Eleanor Greer (1879-     ) married abt1899  Robert Bould (    -    )

                                                         (g) Ernest Greer (1881-1945) married 1913  Elizabeth Lilian Anderson (abt1883-    )

                                                         (g) George Greer (1883-1962) married 1906  Mary Lunch (    -    )

                                                         (g) Stanley Phillip Greer (1885-1918) died WW1 married 1916 Violet Pansy Irene Mexted (1889-    )

                                                         (g) Emily Greer (1888-1959) married 1917  Alfred Edward Kerslake (    -    )

                                                         (g) Norman George Greer (1890-1926)

                                                         (g) Harold Duncan Greer (1893-1973) married 1915  Nora Anderson (abt1895-    )

                                                         (g) Darcy Randall Greer (1895-1974)

                                                (f) Eleanor Towndrow Greer (1852-1877) UK-NZ married 1874  John Alexander McKenzie (abt1850-    )

FAMILY HISTORY

 (e) Francis Greer (1809-1855) was born in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. He married Agnes McLean in 1829 in Glasgow. They had two children, John and Agnes, whilst still living in Glasgow. By 1835 ,when son Hugh was born, the family was living in Clarence Grove, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Five more children were born in Liverpool. The eldest daughter, Agnes married Thomas Griffin (his father was also Thomas Griffin) on the 8th September 1851 in Liverpool, England. In June 1853 Francis and Agnes Greer sailed to New Zealand on the 'Rajah' accompanied by their other seven children. By looking at the 1841 & 1851 Census records we know that Francis & Agnes were living in Arley Street, Liverpool in 1841 and then in Everton, Lancashire in 1851. In the 1841 Census Francis & Agnes had a 25 year old neighbor named Helen Mclean who was from Scotland. Perhaps this Helen was a sister to Agnes. Francis Greer's occupation was that of Iron Moulder in 1841 but by 1851 he was said to be a Proprietor of Houses. He had two sons in listed in the 1851 census as apprentices. John was apprentice to a Tailor and Hugh was apprentice to a Carver & Builder. Between the 1841 & 1851 census listings the children John, Agnes, Hugh, Isabella & Francis all dropped 2 years from their ages e.g John was 11 in 1841 and was 19 in 1851, Agnes was 9 in 1841 and was 17 in 1851 etc etc but the parents Francis & Agnes's ages remained pretty consistant.

The Hon. A.G. Tollemache owned section 33 along the Porirua Road at Tawa Flats, New Zealand. He leased this block to John Edwards with the right to purchase for 300 pounds. John, in turn, transfered the option to purchase section 33 over to Francis Greer (Snr) along with section 35. This property was named 'Clarence Farm' and ttheir son , Francis, was also given the middle name 'Clarence' so it would seem the family had a fondness for their home in Clarence Grove, Liverpool. Sadly Francis (Snr) died of injuried caused by a kick from an animal in May of 1855.

(f) Francis Clarence Greer (1840-1917) was born at 69 Arley Street,Liverpool, England on the 16th April 1840. He emigrated with his parents, from England to New Zealand, on the 'Rajah' in 1853. Francis took over the property owned by his widowed mother (section 33 & 35) and built a cottage (as seen above) on section 33 for his bride to be Elizabeth Pilcher in 1865 daughter of Stephen Pilcher and Bennett Hook. Francis and Elizabeth married on the 20th April 1866 at the residence of Reverend M. Fell's at High Street, Wellington, new Zealand. Francis, along with his farming interest, was a builder and some time later in his life he became an Undertaker. Francis died on the 8th July 1917 and Elizabeth died on the 13th January 1941 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. they are both buried in the Porirua Cemetery, Porirua, New Zealand.

(f) John Greer (1830-1904) was born in Dundass, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, He moved with his family to Lancashire, England. John was listed as an apprentice to a tailor at the time the 1851 census was taken in Everton, Lancashire, England. He emigrated with his parents to New Zealand in 1853 on the 'Rajah'. John married Harriet Rachel Horton in 1876 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

(f) Eleanor Towndrow Greer (1852-1877) immigrated to New Zealand with her parents in 1853. She married John Alexander McKenzie in 1874. Eleanor died about one month following the birth of her baby Ethel Grace McKenzie who was born 1877 and died April 1877. It is probable Eleanor died from complications with or after childbirth.

HELP ..... Olive Oliver's (who married Gerald Randolph Greer in 1909) parents were Thomas Henry Oliver and Martha Rathbon .... can anyone tell me if they connect to any of the OLIVER FAMILY TREE's

HELP  ..... Can anyone tell me who Hilda Winifred Mary Greer's parents were and how they connect to the tree above? Hilda was born in 1907 and died 25th Nov 1988. She married  (h) Colin Herbert David Greer  (1912-1971) in 1928.

CENSUS INFORMATION

  *  1841 CENSUS : Arley Street - St Martin - Liverpool - England

NAME                 STATIS    AGE    OCCUPATION              BIRTHPLACE

Francis Greer                       31         Iron Moulder

Agnes Greer                        30

John Greer                           11

Agnes Greer                         9

Hugh Greer                           6

Isabella Greer                     4

Francis Greer                       2

**  1851 CENSUS:  Everton - Lancashire - England

NAME                 STATIS    AGE    OCCUPATION                   BIRTHPLACE

Francis Greer    head        42         Proprietor of Houses         Scotland

Agnes Greer     wife          39                           "        wife                   "

John Greer        son           19         Appr to Tailor                              "

Agnes Greer     dau           17         Scholar                                         "

Hugh Greer       son            14        Appr to Carver & Builder   Liverpool - Lancashire

Isabella Greer  dau           12        Scholar                                              "

Francis Greer    son           10              "                                                    "

Mary Greer        dau            8                "                                                   "

Samuel Greer   son            5                                                                      "

Eleanor Greer   dau           3                                                                      "

Barbara Carnstoun? ser  19         House servant                       Scotland

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NZ  WW1 - ROLL OF HONOUR

Stanley Phillip Greer - L/Corp 474224 - d.10th Oct 1918 - France - bur St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen  - husband of Violet P I Greer of 'Rosemead' Dannevirke, NZ

 Samuel Greer - Private 18792 - d.17th Mar 1917 - France - bur Boulogne East Cemetery, France - son of Samuel & Margaret Greer of Auckland


          

               

  

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