27 September 1791: Bond by William Greaves [signs] the elder of Wincle, county Chester, yeoman, William Greaves [signs: Greavs] the younger of Wincle husbandman and James Greaves [signs] of Sutton, county Chester, farmer, to Samuel Boyer gentleman clerk of the court of the manor and forest of Macclesfield, in £24: for William Greaves the elder to appear at the next court to prosecute George Savage of Bollington, county Chester, victualler, for wrongfully taking and unjustly detaining three young heifers (£24). Witness: W. Thorley [signs]. Pencil markings relating to another case.
3 November 32 George III 1791: Bond by John Greaves [signs] of Macclesfield, county Chester, cotton spinner, John Lowe [signs] of Macclesfield peruke maker and Timothy Worthington [signs] of Macclesfield shopkeeper, to Samuel Boyer of Newcastle, county Stafford, gentleman, clerk of the court for the manor and forest of Macclesfield, in £50: for John Greaves to appear 14 November to answer William Greaves the elder in a plea of trespass upon the case (£20). Witnesses: R. Broad [signs], Ed Partington [signs]
16 July 1795: Bond by Matthew Stokoe [signs] of Macclesfield, county Chester, baker and William Smallwood [signs] of Macclesfield dyer, to Peter Wright gentleman clerk of the court of the manor and forest of Macclesfield, in £8: for Josiah Greaves, late of Macclesfield but now a private in the Cheshire Militia to appear at the next court to prosecute John Cottrell of Macclesfield bricklayer, for taking a screen and cushion, a pair of copper scales, a grate, a painted cupboard, three tea pots, a cannister, a bason, six rush bottom’d chairs, five boxes, a mahogany stand, three mahogany drawers, a pair of bed stocks, an oak cupboard, a round stool, a chaff bed, a feather bed, bolster and pillow, a pair of sheets, two blankets and a rug (worth £4). Witness: David Brown [signs]
30 March 1797: Bond by Benjamin Brookes [signs: Brooke] of Tytherington, county Chester, yeoman, George Brookes [signs: Brooke] of Tytherington yeoman and Edward Gatley [signs] of Macclesfield, county Chester, victualler, to Peter Wright gentleman clerk of the court of the manor and forest of Macclesfield, in £58: for Benjamin to appear at the next court to prosecute Reuben Bullock of Macclesfield butcher, George Greaves of Macclesfield butcher and Maurice Jones of Macclesfield yeoman, for taking 29 sheep (worth £29). Witnesses: Joseph Brown [signs] and John Mitchell [signs]
18 December 1798: Bond by William Millett [signs: Millet] of Macclesfield, county Chester, tailor, James Greaves [signs] of Macclesfield cheese factor and Samuel Saviel [signs] of Macclesfield stone mason to Peter Wright gentleman clerk of the court of the manor and forest of Macclesfield, in £10: for William to appear at the next court to prosecute George Holt of Macclesfield saddler, for taking an eight days clock, a buffet, a chest of drawers, a painted table, a looking glass, a tea chest, a cupboard, four glass pictures, six chairs, a table, two fenders, an oven and grate tongs, poker and shovel, a pair of bed stocks and hangings. Witness: Isaac Johnson [signs]. Samuel Saviel sworn to the value of the goods by David Browne [signs], deputy clerk
12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Campden Polling District: Parish of Welford: Abode: Tremadoc, Carnarvonshire: John Greaves
18 August 1880: Bath: County Court: report of a case ‘between two farmers living in the neighbourhood of Dunkerton. Plaintiff was Charles Knapper, and defendant Daniel Wait. Mr. E. C. Petgrave defended. A number of sheep belonging to the defendant trespassed upon plaintiff’s land where vetches were growing, and as he alleged did damage to the extent of £1. A good deal of evidence was heard on both sides. The trespass of sheep and a horse was not disputed, but there seemed great doubt as to whom belonged the duty of maintaining the hedge separating the fields. Mr Greaves, surveyor, Wellow, assessed the damage at the amount claimed, but there was conflicting evidence, and his Honour ultimately found for the plaintiff with costs.’
4 October 1963, Ernest Greaves, cello, Covent Garden Orchestra