Greenway Family of Wiltshire
The name GREENWAY is fairly unusual
and the purpose of this tree is to flesh out some
possible relatives of Maria Greenway who married William
Edwards and was the furthest known maternal ancestor of
"This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin
and is either topographical for one in residence by a
grassy path, or locational from three places called
Greenway in Gloucestershire, Glamorgan and Somerset. The
derivation in both these instances is from the Old
English pre 7th Century "grene", meaning green
and "weg", a path. The intrusive "a"
in Greenaway is a dialectal addition introduced for
euphonic purposes or to make for easier
pronunciation." (ref www.surnamedb.com)
The layout of this website is
in the form of the 8 generations, with supporting data on
census transcription pages, a complete index of names of
everyone mentioned (the "Names" button above),
and a page index that leads directly to each individual
page in the website (the "Page Index" button
above). To start reading from oldest downwards, press the
button above ("Family History Next Gen"). The
Home Page button takes you to my other family trees.
It is possible that there might be many mistaken
assumptions due to identical names, ages and places. I
would be delighted to have any of these pointed out to
me, or if anyone can provide further information.
The direct line to Libby Shade is not represented here
but it is hoped that further investigation of the parish
records from Box, Wiltshire will lead to clarification of
exactly how Maria Greenway (who became Edwards) fits in
great deal of information added about Eleanor Greenway,
Frank Streat and John Buckingham Everall on pages 5 and
6, added 18 Aug 2015
new tree 25 July 2014
Contact Libby Shade for further details
P.O. Box 105, Rosanna 3084, Victoria, Australia
This family tree is
provided for mutual information within the family.
The information given will be referenced by official documents,
family bibles etc.
Information that is uncertain or unreferenced will not be
For privacy of the present generations, the family tree will halt
at the generation born around the start of the 20th century.
Discussion gladly entered into.