The Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe

The Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe A Distinguished English Family Descended from a Grimshaw Woman The Grimshaw arms, a black left-facing griffin, is depicted in Gawthorpe Hall Home Page Anne Grimshaw was the fifth child of Thomas and Margaret (Harrington) Grimshaw of Clayton Hall. In 1540 she married Hugh Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe, located about four miles northeast of Clayton Hall. The descendants of Hugh and Anne (Grimshaw) Shuttleworth comprise one of the more distinguished family lines of…

Overview of Grimshaw Origins & Family History

Grimshaw Origins and Family History An Overview Home Page This webpage is intended to give you a good grounding on the origins of the family in Lancashire, England. If you are interested in particular topics on the Grimshaws, you might go to the Site Map, where links to all the more than 100 webpages on this website can be found. Unfortunately, the links to other webpages are not working at this time. Objective and Acknowledgements What’s New?…

Grimshaw Origins and History With Family Lines and Migrations

Grimshaw Origins and History With Family Lines and Migrations By Thomas W. Grimshaw, Austin, Texas, April 2001 The Grimshaw family originated in the County of Lancashire in the northwest part of England around 1000 A.D. There are no records of family lines, however, for the first 250 years. The earliest recorded family apparently started about 1250 A.D. at the Grimshaw location, which is about three miles southeast of central Blackburn in Lancashire. Viking Origins…

Grimshaw Booklet

With Family Lines and Migrations By Thomas W. Grimshaw, Austin, Texas, April 2001 The Grimshaw family originated in the County of Lancashire in the northwest part of England around 1000 A.D. There are no records of family lines, however, for the first 250 years. The earliest recorded family apparently started about 1250 A.D. at the Grimshaw location, which is about three miles southeast of central Blackburn in Lancashire. Viking Origins of the Grimshaw Surname Where is…

What’s New?

What’s New? Latest Changes and Additions to the “Grimshaw Origins” Website Home Page The website on Grimshaw Family Origins and History was started in July 2000 and is continually being expanded and updated, especially as more information becomes available from Grimshaw descendants and other researchers. The reverse chronological list of development events on this webpage is primarily for those who have visited the site previously, so they can readily determine what has been changed or added since…

Early Grimshaw Family Lines in England and Ireland

Home Page Early Grimshaw families (or individuals for whom descendants have not yet been identified) have been found at Grimsargh, Eccleshill (moved to Clayton-le-Moors), Edisford, Cliviger, Oakenshaw, Pendle Forest, Yorkshire, Audenshaw, and Prestwich. Contents: Webpage Credits William Grimshaw of Grimsargh Walter Grimshaw of Eccleshill The Grimshaw Family at Clayton-le-Moors Locations of Early Grimshaws at Grimsargh, Eccleshill, and Edisford Richard and Adam Grimshaw of Cliviger The Oakenshaw Line of Grimshaws The Pendle Forest Line of Grimshaws The “Irish” Line…

The Earliest Recorded Grimshaw Family — Walter Grimshaw of Eccleshill

The Earliest Recorded Grimshaw Family — Walter Grimshaw of Eccleshill Home Page The earliest Grimshaw on record was Walter, who was living in about 1250 A.D. Walter was the progenitor of most, if not all, Grimshaw lines that have survived into the present. Walter’s line of Grimshaws apparently started in Eccleshill, southeast of Blackburn, and subsequently moved to Clayton-le-Moors, northeast of Blackburn. Walter Grimshaw Family of Eccleshill Relocation to Clayton-le-Moors Eccleshill or Grimshargh Roots? Whitaker’s Descendant…

Early Grimshaw Presence at Cliviger

Early Grimshaw Presence at Cliviger Near Burnley in Lancashire Home Page Cliviger is located a short distance southeast of Burnley in Lancashire. Grimshaws apparently arrived there quite early in the family’s history, probably around 1300 A.D. Research by Mavis Long indicates that two Grimshaws, Richard and Adam, were identified as tenants at Cliviger in 1310. Mavis hypothesizes that these two Grimshaws were brothers and were the sons of Walter de Grimshaw, head of the earliest…

Ainsworth’s History of the Grimshaws at Clayton-le-Moors

Ainsworth’s History of the Grimshaws at Clayton-le-Moors Home Page The Grimshaw family history has been well summarized well by Ainsworth1 in his description of the old homesteads of the Accrington area. The relevant parts for Grimshaw history are the descriptions of Clayton Hall, Sparth Hall, Dunkenhalgh, Oakenshaw and Ringstonehalgh. Grimshaw history is presented in the Clayton Hall history (p. 317-320). The following history is most interesting if reference is made at the same time to…

Site Map – Old

Site Map “Grimshaw Origins and Family History” Website Home Page New Webpage! (February 2004). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) maintains an extensive database of family pedigrees that is made available on a set of 65 CDs. The database, referred to as the “Pedigree Resource Files”, is based on contributions from many family history researchers and contains millions of individuals. The entire database is available (with a Master Index) at the…