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JAMES GEAKE & SARAH MAY HELLYER


Image James Geake and Sarah May Geake (nee Hellyer)<br>with their ten survivng children
James Geake and Sarah May Geake (nee Hellyer)
with their ten survivng children

Husband: JAMES GEAKE - [+BIOGRAPHY+] 1 2 3 4 5 6
 Great-grandfather
Born:
 25 JAN 1881
 in Wapsworthy Farm, nr Peter Tavy, Tavistock 7 8 9 10 11
Married:
 18 MAR 1905
 in The Bible Christian Chapel, Bannawell Street, Tavistock 108 109
Died:
 13 APR 1956
 in 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 12 13 14 15
Buried:
 APR 1956
 in Tavistock Cemetery, Tavistock, Devon 23
Father: GEORGE GEAKE
Mother: MARIA DEARING
Spouses: 
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Wife: SARAH MAY HELLYER 33 34 35 36 37
 Great-grandmother
Born:
 4 MAR 1885
 in 93 James Street, Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47
Baptized:
 20 MAR 1885
 in Devonport, St Mary, Plymouth, Devon 51
Died:
 29 NOV 1961
 in 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 48 49
Buried:
 NOV 1961
 in Tavistock Cemetery, Tavistock, Devon 50
Father: JOHN GALE HELLIER
Mother: MARY ANN CONGDON
Spouses: 
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Children
01  (F): Lily Alice GEAKE
Born:
 19 FEB 1906
 in District of Tavistock, Devon
Died:
 ABT 1988
 in Tavistock, Devon
Spouses: Edward JENKINS; Richard Henry COULING
02  (M): Leslie James GEAKE
Born:
 18 APR 1908
 in District of Plympton St Mary, Plymouth, Devon
Died:
 ABT 2002
 in Cardiff, Wales
Spouses: Amelia JENKINS
03  (F): Doris May GEAKE 75 76
Born:
 2 JUL 1910
 in District of Plympton St Mary, Plymouth, Devon 77 78
Died:
 9 SEP 1999
 in Boston, Lincolnshire 79 80
Spouses: Thomas John BISHOP; William T GWYN
04  (F): Rosa Audrey GEAKE
Born:
 5 APR 1913
 in District of Plympton St Mary, Plymouth, Devon
Died: 18 APR 1959
Spouses: Walter E NEWMAN
05> (M): WILLIAM HELLYER GEAKE 81 82 83 84 85
 Grandfather
Born:
 25 APR 1917
 in Gilfach Goch, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales 86 87 88 89 90 91
Died:
 18 JUN 1994
 in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon 92 93
Spouses: PHYLLIS GRACE WEAVER
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06  (M): Stanley J GEAKE
Born:
 ABT 1919
 in District of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales
Died:
 ABT 1919
 in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales
Spouses: 
07  (M): Ivor George GEAKE
Born:
 19 FEB 1920
 in 5 Cambrian Ave, Gilfach Goch, Llantrisant, Pontypridd, Wales
Died:
 20 JUL 2000
 in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon
Spouses: Ena Mildred DOIDGE
08  (F): Patricia Eileen GEAKE 94 95 96
Born:
 18 MAR 1923
 in Dist. of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales 97 98 99 100
Died:
 23 JUL 1964
 in Bellemead, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA 101 102 103 104 105
Spouses: Edward Carlyle SAVORY
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09  (M): Basil Anthony GEAKE
Born:
 3 SEP 1924
 in District of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales
Died:
 ABT 1992
 in Exeter, Devon
Spouses: Gertrude Toska Dorothea BEIN
10  (M): Ronald Arthur GEAKE
Born:
 20 JAN 1927
 in District of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales
Died:
 16 JUL 2002
 in Mount Gould Hospital, Plymouth, Devon 106
Spouses: Betty Gordon HUTTON
11  (F): Kathleen M GEAKE
Born:
 25 JUL 1928
 in District of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales 107
Died:
 25 APR 2009
 in Tavistock, Devon
Spouses: J MOYSE

Associated Links

Photograph of James Geake.
Photos of James & Sarah Geake's Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations.
Video clip of St Peter's Church at Peter Tavy.

Additional Information

JAMES GEAKE:
Residence: 18 MAR 1905, Church Parks, Tavistock, Devon 16
Residence: BET 1905 AND 1913, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon 17
Residence: BET 1913 AND 1932, Gilfach Goch, Llantrisant, Pontypridd, South Wales 18
Residence: BET 1932 AND 1956, Tavistock, Devon 19
Residence: MAR 1955, 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 20
Residence: APR 1956, 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 21
Family Legend: James unknowingly celebrated his birthday on the wrong day for many years. 22
Family Celebration: 18 MAR 1955, Golden Wedding Anniversay 24
Occupation: BET 1905 AND 1913, Gardener 25 26
Occupation: 18 MAR 1905, Gardener
Occupation: BET 1913 AND 1932, Coal Miner 27 28
Occupation: AFT 1932, Gardener 29
Occupation: 1956, Retired Gardener 30
Death caused by: Carcinoma of Prostate 31
Funeral Service: 18 APR 1956, St Eustachius Church, Tavistock, Devon 32

SARAH MAY HELLYER:
Residence: MAR 1885, 93 James Street, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon 52 53
Residence: 1891, Phoenix Mills, Walkhampton, Devon (the home of John & Elizabeth Ann Sargent, nee Hellier. Elizabeth was Sarah's aunt). 54
Residence: BEF 13 MAY 1895, 56 Mount Street, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon (the home of James Crowden Hellyer, uncle by marriage). 55
Residence: BET 13 MAY 1895 AND 4 MAR 1901, Royal British Female Orphan Asylum, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon 56 57
Residence: 31 MAR 1901, Wigton Villa, Watts Road, Tavistock, Devon 58
Residence: 18 MAR 1905, The Elms, Tavistock, Devon 59
Residence: BET 1905 AND 1913, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon 60
Residence: 1906, Taylor Square, Tavistock, Devon 61
Residence: 1911, Delamore Lodge, Cornwood, Devon 62
Residence: BET 1913 AND 1932, Gilfach Goch, Llantrisant, Pontypridd, South Wales 63
Residence: BET 1932 AND 1961, Tavistock, Devon 64
Residence: 1939, 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 65
Residence: 18 MAR 1955, 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 66
Alternative Name: SARAH MAY HELLIER 67 68 69 70
Occupation: 18 MAR 1905, Parlour Maid 71
Family Celebration: 18 MAR 1955, Golden Wedding Anniversary 72
Personal Information: Member of the Tavistock Mother's Union 73
Funeral Service: 4 DEC 1961, St Eustachius Church, Tavistock, Devon 74


Footnotes

  1. Birth Certificate.
    Name: James
    Name and Surname of Father: George Geake.
  2. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983.
    GEAKE, James.
  3. Marriage Certificate.
    Groom: James Geake.
  4. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Obituary and funeral write-up.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...It is with regret that we record the passing on Friday of Mr. James Geake...
  5. Ibid., Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...exactly 50 years ogo Mr. and Mrs. James Geake...were married...
  6. Death Certificate.
    Name: James Geake.
  7. Birth Certificate.
    Registration District: Tavistock
    1881 Birth in the Sub-district of Tavistock in the County of Devon
    No: 117
    When and Where Born: 25th January 1881, Wapsworthy, Tavistock RSD
    Name: James
    Sex: Boy
    Name and Surname of Father: George Geake
    Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Maria Geake formerly Ball [maiden name should probably be Dearing]
    Rank or Profession of Father: Farm Laborer
    Signature, Description and Residence of Informant: x The mark of George Geake, Father, Wapsworthy, Tavistock
    When Registered: 25th February 1881
    Signature of Registrar: S P Haddy Registrar.
  8. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Groom: James Geake, Age: 25 years [should be aged 24].
  9. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983.
    Apr-Jun 1956, Age: 75.
  10. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Obituary and funeral write-up.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...we record the passing on Friday of Mr. James Geake...at the age of 75. Born at Wapsworthy Farm...
  11. Death Certificate.
    Date: 13 April 1956
    Age: 75 years.
  12. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Obituary and funeral write-up.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...It is with regret that we record the passing on Friday of Mr. James Geake, of 17, Crelake Park, Tavistock...
  13. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983.
    GEAKE, James
    Apr-Jun 1956
    Age: 75
    District: Tavistock
    Vol: 7 a
    Page: 689.
  14. Death Certificate.
    Date: 13 April 1956
    Where Died: 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock
    Name: James Geake
    Registration District and sub-district: Tavistock, Devon
    Sex: Male
    Age: 75 years
    Occupation: Gardener (Retired)
    Cause of Death: 1a. Carcinoma of Prostate certified by F.W.A Watt M.B.
    Informant: I.G. Geake son, Glen View, Chillaton, Lifton
    Registration Date: 16 April 1956.
  15. Memorial Inscription, Headstone in Tavistock Cemetery.
    ....DIED APRIL 13 1956...
  16. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Groom's Residence: Church Parks, Tavistock.
  17. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...they are also remembered in Ivybridge where they spent eight years of their early married life...
  18. Ibid., Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...they went up to Gilfach Goch Cardiff, South Wales...When we asked Mrs. Geake if she had enjoyed living up there for twenty years, she replied: "I like Wales very much"...
  19. Ibid., Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article dated 1955.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...when the family returned to Tavistock 23 years ago...
  20. Ibid., Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...exactly 50 years ogo Mr. and Mrs. James Geake, of 17, Crelake Park, were married...
  21. Ibid., Obituary and funeral write-up.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...It is with regret that we record the passing on Friday of Mr. James Geake, of 17, Crelake Park, Tavistock...
  22. Word of Mouth, Family Member.
    Family legend has it that for many years, James celebrated his birthday a couple of days adrift of the actual date and it was only when he obtained a copy of his birth certificate at some stage that he realized he was born on the 25th.
  23. Memorial Inscription, Headstone in Tavistock Cemetery.
    IN
    LOVING MEMORY OF
    JAMES GEAKE
    BORN JANUARY 25 1881
    DIED APRIL 13 1956.
    ALSO SARAH MAY GEAKE
    WIFE OF THE ABOVE
    BORN MARCH 4 1885
    DIED NOV. 29 1961.
  24. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...A large and widely known Tavistock family will be celebrating a very happy occasion today for exactly 50 years ogo Mr. and Mrs. James Geake...were married.
  25. Ibid., Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...they are also remembered in Ivybridge where they spent eight years of their early married life. Mr. Geake was a gardener...
  26. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Groom: James Geake
    Rank or Profession: Gardener.
  27. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ... they went up to Gilfach Goch Cardiff, South Wales, where he joined the hundreds of others who every day worked on the coal face...
  28. Ibid., Obituary and funeral write-up.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ... he went to South Wales, where he worked as a miner...
  29. Ibid., Obituary and funeral write-up.
    (See James Geake's biography page for a full transcript of the article).
    ...When he returned to Tavistock he worked as a gardener, and was keenly interested in horticulture...
  30. Death Certificate.
    Date: 13 April 1956
    Occupation: Gardener (Retired).
  31. Ibid.
    Cause of Death: 1a. Carcinoma of Prostate certified by F.W.A Watt M.B.
  32. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Obituary newspaper article - 1956.
    ...The funeral service, which was conducted by Rev. D. H. Leonard-Williams, was held in Tavistock Parish Church on Wednesday afternoon. The organist was Dr. Harold Lake, and hymns sung were "Lead Kindly Light" and "Abide with Me.".......
    [Note: the date of the funeral service has been calculated from the date of death and day of the week mentioned in the newspaper, assuming it was in the week following the death.]
  33. FindMyPast.co.uk (Parish Records), Baptisms.
    Forename(s): Sarah May
    Surname: Hellyer.
  34. GRO (General Record Office) Online Index, Births.
    Name: HELLYER, SARAH MAY.
  35. Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, Senior Archivist (The Box).
    Sarah M Hellyer admitted [to the Royal British Female Orphan Asylum]...
  36. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.
    Name: Sarah May Hellyer.
  37. Plymouth Data Website (was www.plymouthdata.info - now closed down), List of the inmates of the Royal British Female Orphan Asylum at Devonport in July 1895.
    Hellyer, Sarah M.
  38. Birth Certificate.
    Registration District: Stoke Damerel
    Sub-district: St Aubyn
    County: Devon
    Born: 4th March 1885 at 93 James Street
    Forenames: Sarah May
    Sex: Girl
    Father: John Hellyer, Stoker RN
    Mother: Mary Ann Hellyer formerly Congdon
    Informant: M A Hellyer Mother, 93 James Street, Devonport on 13th April 1885
    Registrar: MH? Shillibeer, Registrar.
  39. FindMyPast.co.uk (Parish Records), Baptisms.
    Birth Day: 4
    Birth Month: Mar
    Birth Year: 1885
    Dedication: Devonport, St Mary
    Place: Plymouth
    County: Devon
    Abode: 93 James Street.
  40. GRO (General Record Office) Online Index, Births.
    Name: HELLYER, SARAH MAY
    Mother's Maiden Surname: CONGDON
    GRO Reference: 1885 J Quarter in STOKE DAMEREL Volume 05B Page 310.
  41. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Bride: Sarah Mary Hellier, Age: 21 years
    [Note: Sarah was actually just 20 when she married, not 21].
  42. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.
    Name: Sarah May Hellyer
    Registration Year: 1885
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration district: Stoke Damerel
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 310.
  43. 1891 England Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 1750; Folio: 101; Page: 13; GSU roll: 6096860.
    Age: 6
    Birth Year: 1885
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon, England.
  44. 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 2116; Folio: 15; Page: 22.
    Age: 16
    Estimated birth year: abt 1885
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon, England.
  45. 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 12935; Schedule Number: 19.
    Age in 1911: 26
    Estimated birth year: abt 1885
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon.
  46. 1939 Register, Reference: RG 101/6837B.
    Birth Date: 4 Mar 1885.
  47. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007.
    Death Age: 76
    Birth Date: abt 1885
    Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec.
  48. Ibid.
    Name: Sarah M Geake
    Death Age: 76
    Birth Date: abt 1885
    Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
    Registration district: Tavistock
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 7a
    Page: 767.
  49. Memorial Inscription, Headstone in Tavistock Cemetery.
    ...DIED NOV. 29 1961.
  50. Ibid., Headstone in Tavistock Cemetery.
    IN
    LOVING MEMORY OF
    JAMES GEAKE
    BORN JANUARY 25 1881
    DIED APRIL 13 1956.
    ALSO SARAH MAY GEAKE
    WIFE OF THE ABOVE
    BORN MARCH 4 1885
    DIED NOV. 29 1961.
  51. FindMyPast.co.uk (Parish Records), Baptisms.
    Forename(s): Sarah May
    Surname: Hellyer
    Year: 1885
    Month: Mar
    Day: 20
    Father's Forename: John
    Mother's Forename: Mary Ann
    Birth Day: 4
    Birth Month: Mar
    Birth Year: 1885
    Dedication: Devonport, St Mary
    Place: Plymouth
    County: Devon
    Abode: 93 James Street
    Father's Occupation: Stoker RN
    Record source: Baptism Register - Transcripts
    Data provider: Plymouth & West Devon Record Office Collection.
  52. Ibid., Baptisms.
    Year: 1885
    Month: Mar
    Day: 20
    Birth Day: 4
    Birth Month: Mar
    Birth Year: 1885
    Dedication: Devonport, St Mary
    Place: Plymouth
    County: Devon
    Abode: 93 James Street.
  53. Birth Certificate.
    Registration District: Stoke Damerel
    Sub-district: St Aubyn
    County: Devon
    Born: 4th March 1885 at 93 James Street.
  54. 1891 England Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 1750; Folio: 101; Page: 13; GSU roll: 6096860.
    Name: Sarah Hellier
    Gender: Female
    Age: 6
    Relationship: Niece
    Birth Year: 1885
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon, England
    Civil Parish: Walkhampton
    Ecclesiastical parish: Horrabridge St John
    Residence Place: Walkhampton, Walkhampton, Devon, England
    Street Address: Phoenix Mills
    Registration district: Tavistock
    Sub registration district: Tavistock
    ED, Institution or Vessel: 20
    Piece: 1750
    Folio: 101

    Household Members:
    Name, Age
    John Sargent 44
    Elizabeth Sargent 43
    Bessie Hellier 6
    Sarah Hellier 6
    Albert Millman 21
    Thomas Stacey 18
    Elizabeth Batten 17
    [Note: Elizabeth Sargent was Sarah's aunt. Sarah's father had been widowed and presumably could not cope with all of the children at home.]
  55. Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, Senior Archivist (The Box).
    Sarah M Hellyer admitted [to the Royal British Female Orphan Asylum] on 13 May 1895, from 56 Mount Street, Devonport, date of birth 4 March 1885. Admitted by Admiralty, Leading Stoker (presumably father’s occupation). Left 4 March 1901, no destination given.
    [Note: 56 Mount Street was the home of Sarah's deceased aunt's (Sarah Hellier) husband, James Crowden Hellyer].
  56. Ibid., Senior Archivist (The Box).
    Sarah M Hellyer admitted [to the Royal British Female Orphan Asylum] on 13 May 1895, from 56 Mount Street, Devonport, date of birth 4 March 1885. Admitted by Admiralty, Leading Stoker (presumably father’s occupation). Left 4 March 1901, no destination given.
  57. Plymouth Data Website (was www.plymouthdata.info - now closed down), List of the inmates of the Royal British Female Orphan Asylum at Devonport in July 1895.
    SURNAME, FORENAMES, RESIDENCE WHEN ADMITTED, SITUATION OF FATHER
    Hellyer *Elizabeth M §, Devonport, Stoker, RN
    Hellyer *Sarah M §, Devonport, Stoker, RN
    § indicates sisters. * indicates that both parents were deceased.
  58. 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 2116; Folio: 15; Page: 22.
    Name: Sarah Hellier
    Age: 16
    Estimated birth year: abt 1885
    Relation to Head: Servant
    Gender: Female
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon, England
    Civil Parish: Tavistock
    Ecclesiastical parish: St Eustachius
    Town: Tavistock
    County/Island: Devon
    Country: England
    Street address: Wigton Villa, Watts Road
    Occupation: Housemaid, Domestic
    Registration district: Tavistock
    Sub-registration district: Tavistock
    ED, institution, or vessel: 1
    Piece: 2116
    Folio: 15
    Page Number: 22
    Household schedule number: 141

    Household Members:
    Name, Age
    Robert Dunn 94
    Agnes Dunn 59
    Ellen Dunn 56
    Mary Dawe 20
    Sarah Hellier 16.
  59. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Bride: Sarah Mary Hellier
    Bride's Residence: The Elms, Tavistock.
  60. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    ...they are also remembered in Ivybridge where they spent eight years of their early married life...
  61. Muller Trust Files, Referencing Sarah's sister, Jane Hellyer.
    Sent, 19th May, '06 to her married sister, Mrs Geak [sic], Taylor Sq. Tavistock, owing to her conduct being so unsatisfactory.
    [Note: Mrs Geake was the married name of Sarah May Hellyer].
  62. 1911 England Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 12935; Schedule Number: 19.
    Name: Sarah May Geake
    Age in 1911: 26
    Estimated birth year: abt 1885
    Relation to Head: Wife
    Gender: Female
    Birth Place: Devonport, Devon
    Civil Parish: Cornwood
    County/Island: Devon
    Country: England
    Street address: Delamore Lodge, Cornwood Nr Ivybridge
    Marital status: Married
    Estimated Marriage Year: 1905
    Registration district: Plympton St Mary
    Registration District Number: 275
    Sub-registration district: Plympton
    ED, institution, or vessel: 20
    Piece: 12935

    Household Members:
    Name, Age
    James Geake 31
    Sarah May Geake 26
    Lily Alice Geake 5
    Leslie James Geake 3
    Doris May Geake 9 months.
  63. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    ...they went up to Gilfach Goch Cardiff, South Wales...When we asked Mrs. Geake if she had enjoyed living up there for twenty years, she replied: "I like Wales very much"...
  64. Ibid., Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article dated 1955.
    ...when the family returned to Tavistock 23 years ago...
  65. 1939 Register, Reference: RG 101/6837B.
    Name: Sarah May Geake
    Gender: Female
    Marital status: Married
    Birth Date: 4 Mar 1885
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 17, Crelake Park
    Residence Place: Tavistock, Devon, England
    Occupation: Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Schedule Number: 52
    Sub Schedule Number: 2
    Enumeration District: WGBE
    Registration district: 279-1.

    Household Members:
    James Geake
    Sarah May Geake
    Rosa Audrey Geake
    This record is officially closed as at Jan 2020 - probably Patricia Eileen Geake
    This record is officially closed as at Jan 2020 - probably Basil Anthony Geake
    Ronald Arthur Geake
    Kathleen Geake.
  66. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    ...exactly 50 years ogo Mr. and Mrs. James Geake, of 17, Crelake Park, were married...
  67. Marriage Certificate.
    Bride: Sarah Mary Hellier.
  68. 1891 England Census, Class: RG12; Piece: 1750; Folio: 101; Page: 13; GSU roll: 6096860.
    Name: Sarah Hellier.
  69. 1901 England Census, Class: RG13; Piece: 2116; Folio: 15; Page: 22.
    Name: Sarah Hellier.
  70. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915.
    Name: Sarah May Hellier.
  71. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Bride: Sarah Mary Hellier
    Rank or Profession: Parlour Maid.
  72. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Golden Wedding Anniversary newspaper article.
    ...A large and widely known Tavistock family will be celebrating a very happy occasion today for exactly 50 years ogo Mr. and Mrs. James Geake...were married.
  73. Ibid., Obituary newspaper article - 1961.
    ...She was a former member of the Tavistock Mother's Union....
  74. Ibid., Obituary newspaper article - 1961.
    ...The funeral service took place on Monday at Tavistock Parich Church. The Rev. George Hodgshon, Vicar of Tavistock, officiated. The hymns sung were Abide with Me and the metrical version of the 23rd Psalm. Mr Pearce Richards was organist....
    [Note: the date of the funeral service has been calculated from the date of death and day of the week mentioned in the newspaper, assuming it was in the week following the death.]
  75. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005, Marriage to Thomas John Bishop.
    Name: Doris M Geake.
  76. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Doris M Geake.
  77. Ibid.
    Name: Doris M Geake
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1910
    Registration District: Plympton St Mary
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 159.
  78. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007.
    Birth Date: 2 Jul 1910
    Date of Registration: Sep 1999
    Age at Death: 89.
  79. Word of Mouth, Family Member.
    Died 9th September 1999.
  80. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007.
    Name: Doris May Gwyn
    Birth Date: 2 Jul 1910
    Date of Registration: Sep 1999
    Age at Death: 89
    Registration District: Boston
    Inferred County: Lincolnshire
    Register Number: C19
    District and Subdistrict: 6101B
    Entry number: 105.
  81. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake.
  82. Baptism Certificate.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake.
  83. Birth Certificate, Short Birth Certificate.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake.
  84. England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005.
    Name: William H Geake.
  85. Death Certificate.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake.
  86. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
    Birth Date: 25 Apr 1917, Age at death (estimated): 77
    Death Registration Month/Year: Jun 1994.
  87. Birth Certificate, Short Birth Certificate.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake
    Birth Date: 25th April 1917
    Registered on: 4th June 1917
    District: Pontypridd
    Sub-District: Llantrisant.
  88. England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005.
    Name: William H Geake
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Hellyer
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1917
    Registration district: Pontypridd
    Inferred County: Wales
    Volume Number: 11a
    Page Number: 1105.
  89. Death Certificate.
    Date of Birth: 25th April 1917
    Place of Birth: Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan.
  90. Service Record, Certificate of Service of William Hillyar (sic) GEAKE dated 1 January 1941.
    Date of Birth: 25 April 1917
    Where Born: Gilfach Goch, Glam.
  91. Marriage Certificate.
    Date: Aug 14th 1938
    Groom: William Hellyer Geake, Age: 21.
  92. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake
    Birth Date: 25 Apr 1917
    Death Registration Month/Year: Jun 1994
    Age at death (estimated): 77
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Inferred County: Devon
    Register number: E47A
    District and Subdistrict: 4161E
    Entry number: 169.
  93. Death Certificate.
    Registration District: Plymouth in the County of Devon
    Date: 18 June 1994
    Place: Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
    Name: William Hellyer Geake
    Date of Birth: 25th April 1917
    Place of Birth: Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
    Occupation: Greengrocer (retired)
    Address: 4 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon
    Informant: Phyllis Grace Geake (Widow of the deceased. Present at death.)
    Informant's Address: 4 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon
    Cause of death: 1a. Bronchopneumonia, b. Cerebrovascular Accident, c. Myocardial Infarction, II. Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
    Registered on: 20 June 1994.
  94. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Wedding announcement, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    ...Patricia Eileen Geake...
  95. England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005.
    Name: Patricia E Geake.
  96. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Wedding article, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    ...Miss Patricia Eileen Geake...
  97. England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005.
    Name: Patricia E Geake
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Hellyer
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1923
    Registration District: Pontypridd
    Inferred County: Wales
    Volume Number: 11a
    Page Number: 1176.
  98. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Burial.
    Birth Date: 18 Mar 1923.
  99. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Death notice, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    ...She was born in Wales...
  100. Memorial Inscription, Headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.
    ....MARCH 18 1923
    JULY 23 1964...
  101. The Washington Post, Times Herald, Published on 26 and 27th July 1964.
    SAVORY, PATRICIA E.
    On Thursday, July 23, 1964, PATRICIA E. SAVORY of 4009 73d ave., Belle Meade, Md., beloved wife of Edward C. Savory Sr.; mother of Roy L., and Edward C. Savory Jr.; sister of Kathleen Doris, Lillian, Basil, Ronald, Ivor, James and William Geake of Tavistock, Devonshire, England. After 11:30 a.m. Sunday, until 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, friends may call at the Gasch Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore ave., Hyattsville, Md., thence to the First Baptist Church, Bladensburg, Md., where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. (Richmond, Va., News please copy.)
    [Note: the second issue stated 'Central Baptist Church' instead of 'First Baptist Church'. Also, some of Eileen's siblings' names are incorrect.]
  102. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Burial.
    Death Date: 23 Jul 1964.
  103. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Death notice, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    SAVORY, Patricia Eileen.-
    On 23rd July, 1964, aged 42 years, at Bellemeade, Hyattsville, U.S.A., beloved wife of Edward, and darling mother of Edward and Linwood (twins); daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Geake; dear sister of Lily, Leslie, Doris, William, Ivor, Basil, Ronald and Kathleen.
    [Note: Eileen was actually aged 41 when she died].
  104. Ibid., Death notice, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    Died In U.S.A.
    ---------------
    The very sad news reached England this week of the sudden death of Mrs. Eileen Savory, who many Tavistokians will remember as Eileen Geake. She was only 42 years old, and is survived by her husband, whom she married at Tavistock Parish Church in June, 1945, and her twin sons, now aged 17 years.
    Mrs. Savory last visited her family in Tavistock some ten years ago shortly before her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Geake, of 17, Crelake Park, Tavistock, had their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
    She was born in Wales, one of a family of eleven children, and moved with her parents to Tavistock where she attended Dolvin Road School. When she left school she worked at the Model Laundry until she was 23, when she married an American Serviceman and returned home with him to Richmond, Virginia. They moved from Richmond after some years at [sic] Hyattsville, Maryland, and it was there that she died suddenly last Thursday, 23rd July.
    Her untimely death has come as a great shock to her brothers and sisters, and to the many Tavistock people who will remember her.
    [Notes:
    Eileen was actually aged 41 when she died.
    The couple moved from Richmond to Hyattsville.
    I have found no evidence in any passenger lists to support a visit to England in approximately 1955 when Eileen's parents celebrated their Golden Wedding. Nevertheless, this isn't proof that it's not accurate.]
  105. Memorial Inscription, Headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.
    ....MARCH 18 1923
    JULY 23 1964...
  106. Word of Mouth, Family Member.
  107. Ibid., Family Member.
    Kathleen's birthday was 25th July.
  108. Marriage Certificate.
    1905. Marriage solemnized at the Bible Christian Chapel, Bannawell Street, Tavistock, in the District of Tavistock in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall
    No: 64
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Groom: James Geake, Age: 25 years, Bachelor, Rank or Profession: Gardener
    Bride: Sarah Mary Hellier [Should have been Sarah May HELLYER], Age: 21 years, Spinster, Rank or Profession: Parlour Maid
    Groom's Residence: Church Parks, Tavistock
    Bride's Residence: The Elms, Tavistock
    Groom's Father's Name: George Geake (deceased), Rank or Profession of Father: Farm Laborer
    Bride's Father's Name: John Hellier (deceased), Rank or Profession of Father: Seaman Royal Navy
    Married in the Bible Christian Chapel according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Bible Christians by Certificate by me,
    Jn Stephens, Minister
    Thomas Henry Cranch, Registrar
    Witnesses: George Webb & William Thomas Harris.
  109. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915.
    Name: Sarah May Hellier
    Registration Year: 1905
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: Tavistock
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 624.


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