The Earliest Recorded Grimshaw Family — Walter Grimshaw of Eccleshill

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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 Chart for the Eccleshill and Clayton-le-Moors Grimshaws

Diagrammatic Form of Whitaker’s Descendant Chart

Trappes-Lomax Histtory of the Earliest Grimshaw Family Line

Connection to the Oakenshaw Grimshaw Family Line

Connection to the Pendle Forest Grimshaw Family Line

Ann Grimshaw, Progenitor of Shuttleworth Family Line at Gawthorpe

References

Christopher Telfer’s Consolidated Grimshaw Descendant Chart

Walter Grimshaw Family of Eccleshill

The descendant chart of Walter’s family is included in one of the first, and most important, published works on early Grimshaw families — “The History of Whalley” by Thomas Dunham Whitaker1. This descendant chart (v. II, p. 274-275) is shown below.

Walter’s family is closely associated with the Grimshawlocation in Eccleshill. It is not known if Walter was the first Grimshaw at the location or if he was derived from a family already there. If the Grimshaw family was in existence at the time of the Norman invasion in 1066, the first Grimshaw on record in 1250 was derived from a family already 200 years old.

Relocation to Clayton-le-Moors

It appears that the fortunes of the Grimshaws improved in 1345-47, when Adam, the fifth generation on record (after Walter), married Cecily Clayton, daughter and co-heiress of Henry de Clayton, whose family owned the Clayton-le-Moors estate. The family relocated to Clayton Hall after the marriage. Cecily was co-heiress with her sister, Alice.

Adam’s son, Henry, divided the Clayton-le-Moors estate with Henry de Rishton and his wife, Margaret, who was the daughter of Cecily’s sister, Alice. The Grimshaws continued to reside at Clayton Hall, and the Rishton part of the estate was later centered at Dunkenhalgh. Apparently, the Grimshaws also kept their holdings in Eccleshill. Dunkenhalgh is now operated as a hotel in the southwest part of Clayton-le-Moors (see the map on another web page).

Beginning with Adam, a total of 11 generations of Grimshaws lived at Clayton-le-Moors before the male heirs ran out. Rebecca Heywood, daughter of Mary Anne Grimshaw and John Heywood, married Richard Lomax in 1715 and Clayton-le-Moors passed into the Lomax Family after 370 years in the Grimshaw family.

From Walter Grimshaw through Mary Anne Grimshaw Heywood, about 65 descendants were born, of which about 43 were male. Although not all had families due to early death and other reasons, there were probably at least 30 to 35 potential “lines of Grimshaws” to spring from this original branch.

Eccleshill or Grimshargh Roots?

The Grimshaw family started by Walter, and having its location in Eccleshill, may actually have its roots at Grimsargh, which is located 10 miles northwest of Blackburn (and about four miles northeast of Preston). Stuart Grimshaw and Steven Grimshaw, local Grimshaw researchers in Blackburn and Preston, share this opinion.

Whitaker1 (v. 33, p. 97) reports that Walter de Grimshaw was warden of a house for lepers at Edisford (just outside Clitheroe, on the Ribble River) when he died in 1316-17 (see companion webpage). If this Walter is the same (as seems likely) as the progenitor of the Eccleshill Grimshaws, he may have been from Grimsargh, about 11 miles down the Ribble from Edisforth rather than being from the Eccleshill location. Thus, he (or his first-born child or grandchild) may have settled at Eccleshill from Grimsargh or Edisforth, both of which are about 12 miles from Eccleshill. As Stuart Grimshaw has pointed out, several of the early spelling variants of the Grimshaw name closely resemble “Grimsargh.”

The potential pre-1250 connections (or origins) of the Grimshaws at Eccleshill to Grimsargh are currently an exciting area of Grimshaw research.

Whitaker’s Descendant Chart for the Eccleshill and Clayton-le-Moors Grimshaws

Shown below are the two relevant pages from Whitaker(v. II, p. 274-275) on the earliest Grimshaw family. The small letter “A” at the bottom of the first figure and at the top of the second figure show the point of connection of the two charts.

Diagrammatic Form of Whitaker’s Descendant Chart

The information on Whitaker’s charts above, when distilled down and put in conventional cascading descendant chart form, appears as shown below. The end of the Grimshaw line at Clayton-le-Moors was at the 15th generation, when Mary Grimshaw married John Heywood and their daughter Rebecca married Richard Lomax and carried Clayton-le-Moors into the Lomax family.

1 Walter de Grimshaw

 

|–2 Henry de Grimshaw

 

|–|–3 Adam de Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–4 Adam Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–4 Henry Grimshaw  & Agnes

 

|–|–|–|–5 Matilda Grimshaw  & John de Mawdesley

 

|–|–|–|–5 Adam de Grimshaw  & Cicely de Clayton

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Henry de Grimshaw ( – 1409) & Johanna Shuttleworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Robert Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Henry Grimshaw (Circa 1442 – ) & Isabel Rishton

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Henry Grimshaw (1467 – 1507) & Alice Tempest

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Thomas Grimshaw  & Margaret Harrington

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Richard Grimshaw (Circa 1509 – 1575) & Elizabeth Cudworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 John Grimshaw ( – 1586) & Mary Catterall

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Nicholas Grimshaw  & Helen Rishworth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Thomas Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 John Grimshaw (Circa 1614 – 8 Mar 1662) & Anne Colthurst

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15 Richard Grimshaw  & Elizabeth Tempest

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|– 16 Susanna Grimshaw (1658 – 1727) & Ralph Shuttleworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15 Nicholas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15 John Grimshaw ( – 16 Dec 1669) & Jennet Cunliffe

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15 Mary Grimshaw  & John Heywood

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16 Rebecca Heywood ( – 1772) & Richard Lomax ( – 1771)

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17 John Lomax ( – 1792) & Elizabeth Lord ( – 1803)

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15 Helen Grimshaw  & John Clarkson

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Nicholas Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Robert Grimshaw & Anne Sherburne

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Thomas Grimshaw & Jane Ellison Dudell

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Mary Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Jane Grimshaw & Richard Eyves

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Margaret Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Anne Grimshaw & W Key

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Elizabeth Grimshaw & Richard Tempest

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Eleanor Grimshaw & John Townley

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Katherine Grimshaw & Robert Square

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Andrew Grimshaw  & Jane Halsted

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Richard Grimshaw  & Mary Nutter

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Henry Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Anne Grimshaw  & Symon Haydock

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Margaret Grimshaw  & Robert Hesketh

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 John Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Henry Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Nicholas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Raphe Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Margery Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Elizabeth Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Anne Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Henry Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Nicholas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Ralph Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Anne Grimshaw  & Hugh Shuttleworth (see Shuttleworth and Gawthorpe)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Alice Grimshaw  & John Holden

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Isabel Grimshaw  & Utred Morley

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Walter Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Nicholas Grimshaw (progenitor of Pendle Forest line of Grimshaws)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 Hugh Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Katherine Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Agnes Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 John Grimshaw & Elizabeth Aspden (progenitor of Oakenshaw line of Grimshaws)

|–2 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–2 Adam Grimshaw

 

|–2 William Grimshaw

 

Trappes-Lomax History of the Earliest Grimshaw Family Line

Richard Trappes-Lomax authored a small book, published by the Chetham Society in 1926, that is one of the most important sources of information available for the earliest recorded Grimshaw family line (see companion webpage). “A History of the Township and Manor of Clayton-le-Moors, Co. Lancaster”5 provides abundant information on the Grimshaw family that originated in Eccleshill and occupied the Clayton-le-Moors estate for over 400 years, until the Grimshaw line ran out and the estate was carried into the Lomax family. The book also contains valuable information on a contemporary Grimshaw line, located at nearby Oakenshaw, that stemmed from the Clayton-le-Moors line.

Connection to the Oakenshaw Grimshaw Family Line

John Grimshaw, youngest brother of Henry (both the sons of Adam and Cicely Clayton Grimshaw) was a 6th generation descendant of Walter Grimshaw of Eccleshill and was the head of the Oakenshaw Grimshaw family line (see companion webpage). If the two lines are combined and shown to the 10th generation, the descendant chart appears as follows (Grimshaw entries from Oakenshaw line indicated in italics):

1 Walter de Grimshaw

 

|–2 Henry de Grimshaw

 

|–|–3 Adam de Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–4 Adam Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–4 Henry Grimshaw  & Agnes

 

|–|–|–|–5 Matilda Grimshaw  & John de Mawdesley

 

|–|–|–|–5 Adam de Grimshaw  & Cicely de Clayton

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Henry de Grimshaw ( – 1409) & Johanna Shuttleworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Robert Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 Henry Grimshaw (Circa 1442 – ) & Isabel Rishton

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Henry Grimshaw (1467 – 1507) & Alice Tempest

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Thomas Grimshaw & Margaret Harrington

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Walter Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Nicholas Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 Hugh Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Katherine Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Agnes Grimshaw & Thomas Bank

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 John Grimshaw & Elizabeth Aspden

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Roger Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 Geoffrey (Galfridus) Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Persavall Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Nicholas

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Margaret Grimshaw & Hugh Baron

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 Thomas Baron

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Hugh Baron

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Alice Grimshaw & Peter Marsden

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Joan Grimshaw & John Sharrock

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 John Sharrock

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 William Sharrock

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Alice Sharrock & John Boyce

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Isabella Sharrock & Jacob Whitehalgh

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Agnes Sharrock & Richard Cottam

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 William Cottam

 

|–2 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–2 Adam Grimshaw

 

|–2 William Grimshaw

 

Connection to the Pendle Forest Grimshaw Family Line

A similar connection to the junior Pendle Forest Grimshaw Family line (see companion webpage) can also be made, although not as definitively. The evidence is taken from articles published in 1877 The Preston Guardian, the principal newspaper of Preston during that time, which published a series of four lengthy articles on the Pendle Forest Grimshaws. These articles provide a great deal of highly relevant Grimshaw family history and are provided on a companion webpage. They are best reviewed in conjunction with Whitaker’s descendant chart shown above.

Two of the articles published in The Preston Guardian in 1877 provide information that indicate (but do not definitively demonstrate) the connection of the more junior Pendle Forest line of Grimshaws to the earlier Clayton-le-Moors line. The relevant portions of the two articles are shown below, with the most significant parts underlined. An interpretation of the most likely connection of the Pendle Forest Grimshaw line to the earlier  Clayton-le-Moors Line is then presented.

 

Extract from Article 1, September 1, 1877

Extract from Article 2, September 8, 1877

Interpretation: How Is the Pendle Forest Line Connected to the Clayton-le-Moors Line?

 

A. Extract from Article 1, September 1, 1877

 

We have not been able to ascertain positively the link of connection with, or the point of detachment from, the Grimshaws of Clayton Hall, of the Grimshaws of Pendle Forest, albeit the fact of the common ancestry may be safely taken for granted. We think it most likely that Nicholas Grimshaw, living in 1481 (younger brother of Henry Grimshaw, of Clayton Hall, who died in 1507) was progenitor of the Pendle Forest Grimshaws; this surmise is chiefly based upon the circumstance that “Nicholas” appears to have been a favourite Christian name in this family in every successive generation from the reign of Elizabeth to the present time.

The first member with which a careful pedigree of Grimshaw of Pendle Forest, inserted in the new edition of Whitaker’s “History of Whalley,” commences, is Nicholas Grimshaw, living in 1593. But we have met with references to Grimshaws resident in Pendle Forest more than half a century prior to that date. These we note below before proceeding to show the descent of the Preston Grimshaws from Nicholas Grimshaw last-named.

In the time of Henry VIII one George Grimshaw resided upon a copyhold estate at Moor Hills in the Forest. He was apparently the father of Richard Grimshaw, to whom documents printed below refer. George Grimshaw died before the year 1554, when his widow, Ann Grimshaw, was living. She had a suit with Richard Grimshaw, probably her son, in the Duchy Court, as to her widow’s share of her husband’s goods and chattels. In the Calendar to Pleadings in the Duchy Court the record appears:– “1 and 2 Phil. and Mary (1554), Anne Grymeshay, Widow, late wife of George Grymeshay, plaintiff, against Richard Grymeshay, of Mawer Hyles, administrator of the goods of George Grymeshay, deceased, defendant, in the disputed claim to the widow’s moiety of goods and chattels, the defendant claiming by deed of gift.”


Richard Grimshaw, of Moor Hills, also described as of New House in Pendle Forest, who is first met with as above in the year 1554 and was evidently either son or brother of George Grimshaw, occurs at several dates in the 54 years between the first allusion and the date of his death in 1608. Besides the copyhold of Moor Hills, which he had no doubt in succession to George Grimshaw, Richard Grimshaw acquired in conjunction with Nicholas Halsted, a freehold in Twiston, near Downham, by conveyance from Richard Asheton, Esq., lord of Downham.

 

B. Extract from Article 2, September 8, 1877

 

It was shown in our first paper on the Grimshaws, that Richard Grimshaw, gent., of New House and Moor Hills in Pendle Forest, who died in 1608, left no male issue. The descent of the modern family of Grimshaws, a branch of which was established in Preston, is traced down from Nicholas Grimshaw of Heyhouses, in Pendle Forest, who was living in 1584. There can be no question that Nicholas Grimshaw of Heyhouses, and Richard Grimshaw of New House, were near kinsmen; I conjecture they were brothers, although there is no direct proof on that point. The tenements they held in copyhold were contiguous, and they were contemporaries, – Nicholas Grimshaw, however, died several years earlier than Richard Grimshaw. Heyhouses, where these Grimshaws were seated for several generations, is an ancient hamlet in the heart of Pendle Forest, at the base of Padiham Heights on the north side, and closely adjoining the old hamlet of Sabden (which has been robbed of its name and significance by the comparatively modern manufacturing village of Sabden Bridge, lower down the glen). Four hundred years ago this hamlet of Heyhouses was founded, for it is recorded that certain charterers of the Forest, appealing to the commissioners of Edward IV., accused “Ric. Radclyffe, squyer, for making a town upon a tenement called ye Heyhouses, where he had no right without the Kynge’s staff.” Nicholas Grimshaw of Heyhouses had a son and heir, Thomas Grimshaw, to whose use , in the 36th Elizabeth, he surrendered his copyhold estate. The date of Nicholas Grimshaw’s death has not been stated.

 

C. Interpretation: How Is the Pendle Forest Line Connected to the Clayton-le-Moors Line?

From the above excerpts, the most likely relationship between the two Grimshaw family lines seems to be as follows:

Nicholas, living 1481 (9th generation descendant of Walter Grimshaw shown on the Clayton-le-Moors descendant chart) was probably the father of George Grimshaw. George was either the father or brother of Richard Grimshaw — most likely the father as indicated by the suit between Ann, George’s wife, and her (indicated) son, Richard. And Richard was the brother of the Nicholas (living in 1593) at the top of the Pendle Forest descendant chart.

The 1593 Nicholas at the head of the Pendle Forest Line is thus either the grandson or great-grandson of the 1481 Nicholas shown in the Clayton-le-Moors line, depending on whether George was the father or brother of Richard. Richard, in turn, was probably the brother of the Pendle Forest Nicholas.

Assuming the more likely case that George was the father rather than the brother of Richard, and that Richard and Nicholas were brothers, the Clayton-le-Moors descendant chart from above would then have the following structure down to the 14th generation (italics added for Pendle Forest Grimshaw entries):

1 Walter de Grimshaw

 

|–2 Henry de Grimshaw

 

|–|–3 Adam de Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–4 Adam Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–4 Henry Grimshaw & Agnes

 

|–|–|–|–5 Matilda Grimshaw & John de Mawdesley

 

|–|–|–|–5 Adam de Grimshaw & Cicely de Clayton

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Henry de Grimshaw ( – 1409) & Johanna Shuttleworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Robert Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Henry Grimshaw (Circa 1442 -) & Isabel Rishton

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Henry Grimshaw (1467 – 1507) & Alice Tempest

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Thomas Grimshaw & Margaret Harrington

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Richard Grimshaw (Circa 1509 – 1575) & Elizabeth Cudworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 John Grimshaw ( – 1586) & Mary Catterall

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Nicholas Grimshaw  & Helen Rishworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Richard Grimshaw  & Elizabeth Tempest

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|– 15 Susanna Grimshaw (1658 – 1727) & Ralph Shuttleworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Nicholas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 John Grimshaw ( – 16 Dec 1669) & Jennet Cunliffe

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Mary Grimshaw  & John Heywood

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Helen Grimshaw  & John Clarkson

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Andrew Grimshaw  & Jane Halsted

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Richard Grimshaw  & Mary Nutter

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Henry Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Anne Grimshaw  & Symon Haydock

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Margaret Grimshaw  & Robert Hesketh

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 John Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Henry Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Nicholas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Raphe Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Margery Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Elizabeth Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Anne Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Henry Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Nicholas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Ralph Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Anne Grimshaw & Hugh Shuttleworth

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Alice Grimshaw & John Holden

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Isabel Grimshaw & Utred Morley

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Walter Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9 Nicholas Grimshaw (shown as “1481” in Whitaker chart above).

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10 George Grimshaw & Ann

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Richard Grimshaw (assumes Richard was the son, not brother of George)

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11 Nicholas Grimshaw (head of Pendle Forest line on companion page).

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12 Thomas Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13 Nicholas Grimshaw & Margaret

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 John Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Nicholas Grimshaw & Isabel Whitaker

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14 Christopher Grimshaw & Sarah

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8 Hugh Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–7 Katherine Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 Agnes Grimshaw

 

|–|–|–|–|–6 John Grimshaw [progenitor of the Oakenshaw line]

|–2 Richard Grimshaw

 

|–2 Adam Grimshaw

 

|–2 William Grimshaw 

Ann Grimshaw, Progenitor of Shuttleworth Family Line at Gawthorpe

Ann Grimshaw, 11th generation descendant of Walter Grimshaw, married Hugh Shuttleworth and the couple initiated the prominent Shuttleworth family line at Gawthorpe Hall, as described on a companion webpage. Ann Grimshaw was the fifth child of Thomas and Margaret (Harrington) Grimshaw of Clayton Hall. She married Hugh Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe, located about four miles northeast of Clayton Hall, in 1540. The descendants of Hugh and Ann (Grimshaw) Shuttleworth comprise one of the more distinguished family lines of Lancashire. Gawthorpe Hall, a significant historical landmark in the region, was built by the sons of Hugh and Anne between 1600 and 1604.

References


1Whitaker, Thomas Dunham, 1872, An History of the Original Parish of Whalley, and Honor of Clitheroe (Revised and enlarged by John G. Nichols and Ponsonby A. Lyons): London, George Routledge and Sons, 4th Edition; v. I, 362 p.; v. II, 622 p. Earlier editions were published in 1800, 1806, and 1825.

2Raines, F.R., ed., 1870, The visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the year 1567, by William Flower, Norroy King of Arms: Chetham Society, Old Series (First Series), v. 81.

3Raines, F.R., ed., 1871, The visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the year 1613, by Sir Richard St. George, Norroy King of Arms: Chetham Society, Old Series (First Series), v. 82.

4Raines, F.R., ed., 1872-1873, The visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the year 1664-5, by Sir William Dugdale, Knight, Norroy King of Arms: Chetham Society, Old Series (First Series), v. 84, 85, 88.

5Trappes-Lomax, Richard, 1926, A History of the Township and Manor of Clayton-le-Moors, Co. Lancaster: Chetham Society, New (Second) Series, Volume 85, 175 p.

Christopher Telfer’s Consolidated Grimshaw Descendant Chart

In about 2001, Christopher Telfer prepared a consolidated descendant chart from a number of sources, including (as a minimum) the Eccleshill/Clayton-le-Moors line, the Oakenshaw line, the Pendle Forest line, the Irish line and his own ancestor investigations. The results of Christopher’s efforts are presented below (without verification).

Walter De Grimshaw (1316 – )

|–Henry De Grimshaw (1283 – )

|–|–Adam De Grimshaw (1313 – )

|–|–|–Henry De Grimshaw (1317 – ) & Agnes ? (1325 – )

|–|–|–|–Adam De Grimshaw (1342 – 1368) & Cicely De Clayton

|–|–|–|–|–Henry De Grimshaw (1374 – 1409) & Johanna Shuttleworth (1390 – 1429)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Robert Grimshaw (1454 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Henry Grimshaw (1442 – ) & Isabel Rishton

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (1481 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–? Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw ( – 1594)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw ( – 1622)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw & Margaret

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw & Isabel Whitaker

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw ( – 25 May 1736) & Anne Grimshaw (9 May 1681 – )**

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (1703 – 28 Jun 1783) & Margaret Holt ( – 27 Mar 1793)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw* (20 May 1738 – 19 Aug 1825) & Elizabeth Harrison

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (1 May 1779 – 25 Aug 1840)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Grimshaw (9 Oct 1780 – 1782)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Anne Grimshaw (1782 – ) & Thomas Preston

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Grimshaw* (14 Jul 1784 – 17 Jun 1856) & Nancy Whitaker ( – 13 Sep 1823)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Grimshaw ( – Feb 1832)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (26 Mar 1819 – 19 Aug 1823)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw (12 Apr 1822 – 19 Sep 1823)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Grimshaw* (14 Jul 1784 – 17 Jun 1856) & Alice Dugdale ( – 19 Sep 1881)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Grimshaw (14 Sep 1833 – ) & Mary Jane Hutton

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Eleanor Grimshaw* & George Charles Dixon

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw Dixon (18 Jul 1891 – ) & John Hutton

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Gordon Dixon Hutton & Margaret Wetherby Ker

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–David Allan Hutton (21 Sep 1946 – ) & Diane Davis (28 Dec 1942 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Janet Mary Joyce Hutton (15 Oct 1947 – ) & Gordon Bosomworth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Barbara Eleanor Hutton (5 Apr 1918 – ) & Ernest Clarence Alteman

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Kim Alteman (26 Aug 1946 – ) & Leslie E Tomlin

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Gordon Albert Alteman (6 Jun 1950 – ) & Lucie Chartrand

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Kenneth Dixon Alteman (17 Jun 1955 – ) & Rhonda Leigh Montgomery

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Frederick Allan Hutton (21 Sep 1920 – 1922)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Eleanor Grimshaw* & Harry Edward Shenfield

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Eleanor Dorothy Shenfield (31 Oct 1895 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Annie Maud Shenfield (29 Apr 1897 – 20 Mar 1899)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Margaret Jeanne Shenfield (4 Nov 1898 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Shenfield (4 Nov 1898 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Marjorie Eda Shenfield (14 Oct 1899 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Norah Lillian Shenfield (6 Feb 1902 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Stanley Henry Shenfield (25 Mar 1904 – 1904)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Constance Elaine Shenfield (29 Jul 1905 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (24 Jan 1866 – 19 Mar 1910)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Eda Grimshaw (1876 – 28 Feb 1900)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Anne Grimshaw (28 Sep 1834 – 12 Jan 1882) & Bernard Hartley

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–William Grimshaw (16 Feb 1836 – ) & Sarah Mitchell

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John William Grimshaw (10 Mar 1858 – 10 Jan 1866)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Alice Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Herbert Grimshaw (11 Dec 1861 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Anne Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Henry Grimshaw (25 Jun 1866 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Rachel Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (22 Nov 1838 – 25 May 1906)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Richard Grimshaw (8 Mar 1840 – ) & Esther Starkie

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Walter Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Richard Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–William Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (21 Sep 1841 – 10 Jun 1881)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw (20 Jul 1843 – 29 Dec 1911) & Alice Keirby (11 Sep 1847 – 4 Nov 1923)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–John Keirby Grimshaw (19 Jul 1871 – ) & Constance Mary Adams

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Nicholas Grimshaw (25 Sep 1875 – ) & Gertrude Edmondson

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Dugdale Grimshaw (1880 – ) & Evelyn Haslam

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Harold Grimshaw (21 Jun 1885 – 12 Feb 1926) & Elizabeth Frederica Kathleen Courtney

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Susannah Grimshaw (1868 – 1915) & J.Sellers Kay

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Alice Grimshaw (25 Nov 1869 – Nov 1949) & J.E. Forbes

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Annie Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Rachel Elizabeth Grimshaw (29 Apr 1873 – 1932) & H Edmondson

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Annie Grimshaw (13 Aug 1877 – 9 May 1971) & S Glandfield

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Florence Grimshaw (Aug 1882 – May 1965) & P Greenwood

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nellie Grimshaw (19 Feb 1887 – Mar 1962) & T Holt

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Grimshaw (7 May 1845 – 10 Feb 1922)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Christopher Grimshaw (11 Mar 1847 – ) & Mary Anne Theresa Moffat

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw* (20 May 1738 – 19 Aug 1825) & Mary Riley ( – 19 Jan 1775)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (9 Mar 1765 – 11 Feb 1842) & Grace Gibson (1768 – 1 Sep 1842)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw (6 Apr 1798 – 3 May 1844) & Mary Ashworth (1798 – 5 Feb 1839)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (30 Oct 1823 – 26 Jan 1856)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Grace Grimshaw (13 May 1826 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw (29 Mar 1828 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Grimshaw (21 Jun 1842 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw (20 Apr 1836 – 29 Mar 1837)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (21 Jun 1832 – 12 Aug 1888) & Frances Garde ( – 1885)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Charles Edward Grimshaw (11 Oct 1882 – ) & Edith Adela Palethorpe (1890 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Phyllis Mary Grimshaw (14 Dec 1921 – 15 Jul 1986) & Thomas Kyle Telfer (25 Sep 1920 – 13 Nov 1990)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Christopher Kyle Telfer (6 Aug 1962 – ) & Carol Baron (3 Mar 1965 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Tamsyn Kyla Telfer (24 Nov 1998 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Paul Glenville Telfer (19 Jan 1959 – ) & Lynne Farmer (14 Mar 1962 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Georgina Telfer

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Melanie Telfer

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Norris Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Nicholas Grimshaw (1880 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Garde Christopher Grimshaw (1877 – 19 Sep 1960) & Florence Louisa Gagg Fry

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Kate Grimshaw (1880 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Catherine Grimshaw (1821 – 27 Feb 1848) & Robert H Parkinson

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw (1796 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (7 Jan 1794 – 15 Aug 1824) & Mary Bracewell

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Christopher Grimshaw (20 Mar 1801 – 28 Jul 1865) & Mary Swinglehurst ( – 18 Jul 1841)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (1820 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Grace Grimshaw (1820 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Harriet Anne Grimshaw (1820 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Betty Grimshaw (15 Dec 1766 – ) & William Hartley

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw (1768 – ) & John Crossley

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Betty Grimshaw (1740 – ) & John Holt

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw & Susan Briercliffe

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw (10 Jul 1747 – ) & Mary Wrigley (Apr 1749 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw (9 Jul 1771 – ) & Alicia Robinson

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Grimshaw & Mary Templeton

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Edith Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–James Robert Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw (1873 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Catherine Grimshaw (1873 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Alicia Grimshaw & Wrigley Grimshaw **

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Wrigley Grimshaw & Sarah Elizabeth Thomas (14 Aug 1843 – 11 Apr 1865)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Temple Thomas Wrigley Grimshaw (2 Feb 1866 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Ewing Wrigley Grimshaw (2 Oct 1867 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Violet Settie Grimshaw (17 Jun 1869 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Ernest Felix Wrigley Grimshaw (6 Jul 1870 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw & Thomas Ewing

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (3 Jun 1774 – ) & Elizabeth Blizzard

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Wrigley Grimshaw & Alicia Grimshaw **

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Nicholas Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–William Pattenson Grimshaw

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Norman Grimshaw (1873 – )

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