Notes on Maurice Greatrex
He born 1903, died 1995 aged 90
Mrs Greatrex born 3 April 1900 d 1995 aged 95
Quintin D Greatrex the younger (butcher), born c 1873, died at age of 82. Julia Rebecca (nee Moore), died at age of 78.
Brothers and sisters
Eight including Maurice himself. Eldest are Tom (wireless operator), Doris, Maurice, Ted (or Cliff?). Youngest is Betty, a lot younger, born c 1918. next youngest George. Others were Hilda, and Olive.
National School, Guithavon Street, then Braintree High School.
Grandfather Quintin D Greatrex had the butcher’s business till he died in 1924
Probably Braintree Road when born. Then at one time lived in one of 20-22 Chipping Hill, with back facing grandfather’s shop in Church Street (6-8). Then to Easton Road (there in 1920) Then to London Road, Chelmsford in 1928, a little while after the business closed as grandfather had died. Grandfather and two aunts lived over the shop.
While at school, Saturday work in grandfather’s butcher’s shop. Also did a round at Fairstead when older, at age c 13.
When left school, unemployed a few months and then for three years to an uncle who was a builder.
Then to Marconi in Chelmsford in woodworking line, till about 1928.
Then to Agfa in London as a travelling salesman.
Then Depression (early 1930s), back to uncle for a while and other odd jobs.
Then back to Marconi, fitting up vehicles for wireless etc., stayed till retired in c 1970, finished as chargehand in woodworking shop.
After retirement did part-time job at Grammar School for several years (started at age of 66).
Extracts from documents
1886 – 1922 inclusive, Greatrex Quintin Dick, butcher, Chipping hill
1926, Greatrex Quintin Dick, butcher, Chipping Hill. TN 75
1929-1937 inclusive, Greatrex Eliz. & Alice (Misses), shopkprs. Rickstones rd
RG 13/1725, f 55, p.2, schedule 12, Church Street [probably number 8]
Quintin D Greatrex Head Mar 56 Butcher (employer) born Essex, Maldon
Martha E Greatrex Wife Mar 57 born Essex, Maldon
Elizabeth H Greatrex Dau 26 born Essex, Maldon
Alice Greatrex Dau 22 Dressmaker (worker) born Essex, Maldon
RG 13/1725, f.66, p.23, schedule 166, Braintree Road
Quintin D Greatrex Head Mar 27 Journeyman butcher born Essex, Maldon
Julia R Greatrex Wife Mar 28 born Essex, Hutton
Thomas S Greatrex Son 3 mo born Essex, Witham
1920 electoral register
Church Street: Quintin Dick Greatrex, Elizabeth Hannah Greatrex, Alice Greatrex
13 Easton Road: Quintin Dick Greatrex, Julia Rebecca Greatrex.
1930 electoral register
The Stores, Rickstones Road: Elizabeth Greatrex, Alice Greatrex
All Saints church Monumental Inscriptions
Quintin Dick Greatrex who died May 7 1924 aged 78
His wife Martha Elizabeth Greatrex who died March 22 1932 aged 88
Elizabeth Hannah Greatrex died Jan 21 1970 aged 95
Their daughter Alice, 3 August 1944 aged 65