Beeley’s links to seven British Admirals!


The tiny landlocked village of Beeley was home for a time to one of Britain’s finest naval families – with a staggering SEVEN Admirals among them. Roy Smith reports.

 THE DE GREAVES FAMILY arrived in Britain with William I at the time of the conquest from their home in Gascony and settled in various parts of England. One branch of the family settled in Beeley in Derbyshire and made their home in a property they called The Greaves…