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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
 Great-grandfather
Born:
 25 JAN 1881
 in Wapsworthy Farm, nr Peter Tavy, Tavistock 6 7 8 9
Married:
 18 MAR 1905
 in The Bible Christian Chapel, Bannawell Street, Tavistock 51
Died:
 13 APR 1956
 in Tavistock, Devon 10 11
Buried:
 APR 1956
 in Tavistock Cemetery, Tavistock, Devon
Father: GEORGE GEAKE
Mother: MARIA DEARING
Spouses: 
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Wife: SARAH MAY HELLYER 24
 Great-grandmother
Born:
 4 MAR 1885
 in 93 James Street, Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, Devon 25 26
Baptized:
 20 MAR 1885
 in Devonport, St Mary, Plymouth, Devon 27
Died:
 NOV 1961
 in 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon
Buried:
 NOV 1961
 in Tavistock Cemetery, Tavistock, Devon
Father: JOHN GALE HELLIER
Mother: MARY ANN BURGOYNE
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 30 31
Born:
 2 JUL 1910
 in District of Plympton St Mary, Plymouth, Devon 32 33
Died:
 9 SEP 1999
 in Boston, Lincolnshire 34 35
Spouses: Thomas John BISHOP; William T GWYN
04  (F): Rosa Audrey GEAKE
Born:
 ABT 1913
 in District of Plympton St Mary, Plymouth, Devon
Died: 18 APR 1959
Spouses: Walter E NEWMAN
05> (M): WILLIAM HELLYER GEAKE 36
 Grandfather
Born:
 25 APR 1917
 in Gilfach Goch, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales 37
Died:
 18 JUN 1994
 in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon 38
Spouses: PHYLLIS GRACE WEAVER
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 39 40 41
Born:
 18 MAR 1923
 in Dist. of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales 42 43 44
Died:
 23 JUL 1964
 in Bellemead, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA 45 46 47 48
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 49
Spouses: 
11  (F): Kathleen M GEAKE
Born:
 25 JUL 1928
 in District of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Glamorgan, Wales 50
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 12
Residence: BET 1905 AND 1913, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon 13
Residence: BET 1913 AND 1932, Gilfach Goch, Llantrisant, Pontypridd, South Wales 14
Residence: BET 1932 AND 1956, Tavistock, Devon 15
Residence: MAR 1955, 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 16
Residence: APR 1956, 17 Crelake Park, Tavistock, Devon 17
Family Legend: James unknowingly celebrated his birthday on the wrong day for many years. 18
Family Celebration: 18 MAR 1955, Golden Wedding Anniversay 19
Occupation: BET 1905 AND 1913, Gardener 20
Occupation: BET 1913 AND 1932, Coal Miner 21 22
Occupation: AFT 1932, Gardener 23

SARAH MAY HELLYER:
Residence: MAR 1885, 93 James Street, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon 28 29

(10) Ronald Arthur GEAKE:
Known as: Ron


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. 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.
  7. Marriage Certificate.
    When Married: 18th March 1905
    Groom: James Geake, Age: 25 years [should be aged 24].
  8. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983.
    Apr-Jun 1956, Age: 75.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983.
    GEAKE, James
    Apr-Jun 1956
    Age: 75
    District: Tavistock
    Vol: 7 a
    Page: 689.
  12. Marriage Certificate.
    Groom's Residence: Church Parks, Tavistock.
  13. 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...
  14. 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"...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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, where he joined the hundreds of others who every day worked on the coal face...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. FindMyPast.co.uk (Parish Records), Baptisms.
    Forename(s): Sarah May
    Surname: Hellyer.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Ibid., 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Birth Certificate.
    Registration District: Stoke Damerel
    Sub-district: St Aubyn
    County: Devon
    Born: 4th March 1885 at 93 James Street.
  30. England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005, Marriage to Thomas John Bishop.
    Name: Doris M Geake.
  31. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Doris M Geake.
  32. Ibid.
    Name: Doris M Geake
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1910
    Registration District: Plympton St Mary
    Inferred County: Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 159.
  33. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007.
    Birth Date: 2 Jul 1910
    Date of Registration: Sep 1999
    Age at Death: 89.
  34. Word of Mouth, Family Member.
    Died 9th September 1999.
  35. 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.
  36. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
    Name: William Hellyer Geake.
  37. Ibid.
    Birth Date: 25 Apr 1917, Age at death (estimated): 77
    Death Registration Month/Year: Jun 1994.
  38. Ibid.
    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.
  39. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Wedding announcement, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    ...Patricia Eileen Geake...
  40. England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005.
    Name: Patricia E Geake.
  41. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Wedding article, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    ...Miss Patricia Eileen Geake...
  42. 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.
  43. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Burial.
    Birth Date: 18 Mar 1923.
  44. Newspaper/Magazine cutting - unknown source, Death notice, most probably from a local Tavistock newspaper.
    ...She was born in Wales...
  45. 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.]
  46. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Burial.
    Death Date: 23 Jul 1964.
  47. 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].
  48. 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.]
  49. Word of Mouth, Family Member.
  50. Ibid., Family Member.
    Kathleen's birthday was 25th July.
  51. 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.


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