Grimshaw Records in the Parish Church

Registers of Lancashire and Yorkshire, England

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The Grimshaw family originated near Eccleshill, southeast of Blackburn, around 1000 to 1200 A.D. The “main stem” of the family relocated to Clayton-le-Moors, northeast of Blackburn, in the mid 1300s. Thus branches of the family were starting generally in the area around Blackburn and migrating to other parts of Lancashire and to adjacent Yorkshire from there. By the time parish church registers were starting to be regularly kept in the 1500s, Grimshaws were being christened, married and buried in many parishes in Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire as well as other “centers” where early migrants established family lines. The purpose of his webpage is to present entries of members of the Grimshaw family in parish registers from the area around Blackburn.

Webpage Credits

Sources of Parish Register Information

Strategy for Records Presented on This Webpage

Grimshaw Records in Specific Parish Registers

Blackburn I

Blackburn II

Whalley I

Whalley II

Wigan 

Brindle

Statistical Summary

References

Lancashire Parish Register Society – Published Volumes

Sources of Parish Register Information

The primary source of baptism, marriage and burial information recorded in the registers of parish churches in Lancashire is a series of books published by the Lancaster Parish Register Society starting before 1900. To date approximately 150 volumes have been published; they are listed in Table 1 (at the end of this webpage) in the order published (by volume number). For each volume, an indication is given whether it is held in the LDS Family History Library, the number of Grimshaws indicated (if examined), and whether it is indexed on this webpage.

A map showing the locations of parish churches around Blackburn is shown in Figure 1 below. Many members of the Grimshaw family also found their way to parishes in nearby Yorkshire. Maps of parishes in Yorkshire are shown in Figures 2 and 3.

Figure 1. Map of parish churches at and around Blackburn. From Humphrey-Smith1, p. 19.

Figure 2. Map of parish churches in the West Riding of Yorkshire (northern portion). From Humphrey-Smith1, p. 41A.

Figure 3. Map of parish churches in the West Riding of Yorkshire (southern portion). From Humphrey-Smith1, p. 41B.

Strategy for Records Presented on This Webpage

The overall strategy in acquiring and posting Grimshaw records for this webpage is to start with the two parishes – Blackburn and Whalley – that include the two prominent locations of the early Grimshaw family Eccleshill and Clayton-le-Moors.) Parish church listings of Grimshaws are then provided generally in order of the number of individuals “posted” in the registers.

Grimshaw Records in Specific Parish Registers

Blackburn I (v. 41)

Brierley, Henry, transcriber, 1911, The Registers of the Parish Church of Blackburn in the County of Lancaster, 1600 – 1660: Cambridge, University Press. Lancaster Parish Register Society, v. 41.

Baptisms

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

33

1616

December 26

Nicholas s. of Rauphe Grymshey

39

1618

— sonne of Rauphe Grymshey

41

1619

October 3

John s. of Thomas Grymshey

49

1621

September 30

Mary d. of Rauphe Grymshey

52

1622

July 28

Marye d. of Thomas Grymshawe

58

1624

February 2

Marye d. of Raphe Grymeshawe

61

1625

October 2

Nicholas s. of Henrye Grimshawe

73

1630

August 29

Hester d. of Henrie Grimshaw

74

1630

December 7

Richard s. of Willm Grimshaw

99

1640

Illegible

Mary d. of Nich. Grimshshaw Nether D(arwen)

Marriages

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

246

1600

January 13

Thomas Grimshawe Jeneta Edg

250

1615

August 20

Rauphe Grymshey Ellin Crychlawe

253

1619

November 23

Thomas Grymshawe Isabell Fletcher

259

1629

November ?

Izekiall Whytley Elizabeth Grimshawe

Burials

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

140

1608

March 2

John s. of Hary Grimshaw gen. base

158

1621

October 7

Mary d. of Rauphe Grymshawe

175

1625

February 9

Vxo Radulphi Grimshaw

176

1625

May 8

Mary d. of Raphe Grymshawe

193

1632

March 7

Ralphe Grimshaw

206

1636

June 8

Joh: s. of Ralphe Grimshaw

208

1601

July 31

Puer Nicholai Grimshawe

209

1601

February 7

Niclolaus Grimshawe

235

1640

October 19

Mary Grimshaw Uid:

244

1659

May 25

Ana vx’ Nickholas Grymshaw

Blackburn II (v. 93)

Leech, Ernest B., transcriber, and Dickinson, Robert, editor, 1973, The Registers of the Parish Church of Blackburn now Blackburn Cathedral, Part II, 1653 – 1680: Preston, R. Seed & Sons. Lancaster Parish Register Society, v. 93.


Baptisms

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

27

1654

March 25

John s. Willm. Grimshaw, L(ivesey)

36

1656

February 3

Mary d. William Grimshaw, Ewood

62

1669

May 9

Ann d. Richard Grimshaw, Osweltwesell

74

1674

May 24

John s. Nickolas Grimeshaw, L(ower) D(arwen)



Marriages

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

12

1657

September 22

John s. William Grimshaw, Oswaldtwisle woolenweaver & Anne d. Cristopher Feilden, afsd towne sp.

16

1668

November 30

Thomes Feelden & Ann Grimshaw



Burials

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

102

1660

May 25

Ann ux. Nicolas Grimshaw

110

1666

April 11

Emica Grime, Upper Darwin, [Ennicqka (?) s. Elis Grimsher]

113

1668

December 1

Ellin w. John Grimshaw, Lower Darwen

134

1679

March 30

Elizabeth w. Tho. Grimshaw, Lower Darwen

Whalley I (v. 7)

Ecroyd, Thomas B., transcriber, 1900, The Registers of the Parish Church of Whalley in the County of Lancaster, Christenings, Weddings, and Burials, 1538
– 1601: Rochdale, Aldine Press. Lancaster Parish Register Society, v. 7.


Baptisms

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

2

1539

July 7

Nicholaus Grymeshawe fillius Radulphi

17

1550

October 11

Thomas Grymeshay

25

1558

February 9

Henrycus Grymeshay

30

1561

November 14

Ana Grymeshay

40

1568

eodem die Ana Grymeshay filia Johis gen’

42

1569

July 25

Thomas Grymeshay filius Johis gen’

62

1586

November 27

Margereta Grimshey



Marriages

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

79

1540

October 26

Hugo Shuttlewoorthe et Ana Grymeshay

82

1548

September 23

Henricus Grymeshay et Elizabeth Chew

93

1571

July 7

Johes Walmysley et Elizabethe Grimeshay

97

1577

November 4

Johes Bayley et Ana Grymeshay

101

1588

September 26

Nicolaus Grymeshay et Maria Lommas



Burials

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

107

1541

March 29

Johana Grmyeshay

115

1548

April 26

Will Grimeshay

116

1549

July 15

Margreta ux’ Thome Grymeshay

119

1551

August 6

Tho: Grymeshay

124

1557

July 21

Henricus Grymeshay

127

1559

October 25

Thomas Gryneshay

137

1568

April 11

Thomas Grymeshay filius Henric’

139

1570

July 15

Joana filia Johis Grymeshay in Ecles’

145

1574

December 8

Jhoa Grymeshay gen’ in Ecl

151

1580

July 23

Isabella Grymeshay

174

1598

January 10

Mergereta Grimshey uxor Nicolaij

Whalley II (v. 79)

Lancaster Parish Register Society President, transcriber, 1936, The Parish Registers of Whalley, 1605 – 1653: Preston, R. Seed & Sons. Lancaster Parish Register Society, v. 74.


Baptisms

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

30

1625

November 1

Johannes Grimeshay f Nicolai Grymeshay



Marriages

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

63

1616

August 12

Thomae Walmisley et Elizabethae Grimeshay

65

1621

July 3

Richardi Sagar et Jenetae Grimeshaye



Burials

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

79

1607

November 25

Robertus Grimshaye

87

1614

October 7

Jeneta Grymeshaye uxo Thomas Grimeshaye

96

1622

December 21

Filia non baptizata Nicolai Grimshaye

101

1624

September 17

Thomas Grimshaye f Nicolai Grimshaye

102

1626

April 24

Thomas Grimshaye f illeg: Nicolai Grimshaye

110

1634

April 5

Filia non bapt: Henrici Grimshaw

111

1634

November 1

Thomas Grimeshay

122

1643

October 15

Thomas Grymeshawe f. Nicholai

126

1647

February 21

Thom: Grymeshawe

130

1651

June 23

Nicholas Grymeshawe

Wigan (v. 4)

Lancashire Parish Register Society, 1899, Volume 4, The Registers of the Parish Church of the Parish Church of Wigan in the County of Lancaster, Christenings, Burials, and Weddings, 1580 to 1625: Wigan, Clarence Press, 372 p.


Baptisms

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

26

1590

December ?

Thomas Grimshawe f. Miles

30

1592

January 4

Margaret daughter of Humphrey Grimshall of Wigan

37

1595

February 24

Ellen Grimsha, f. Miles de Hagh

40

1595

March 6

Gilbt. Grimshaw, fil. Humphrey de Wig

44

1599

June 18

Mathew son of Miles Grimshaw of Haigh

54

1602

January 19

Anne daughter of Roger Grimshaw of Wigan

59

1605

April 19

James the sonne of Roger Grimshaw halgate

71

1608

August 26

Elline base dau of Thomas Glouer & Ann Grimshaw

74

1609

September 8

Thomas sonne of Roger Grimshawe de haye

92

1615

April 22

Doretie, f. Roger Grimshaw

96

1616

August 7

Miles sonn of Roger Grimshaw of haigh

98

1616

January 1

Willia sonn of Roger Grimshaw of haigh

105

1618

December 21

Margaret dawghter of James Grimshaw of Haigh, Base

105

1618

December 29

Margery daughter of Roger Grimshaw de Haigh

119

1619

March 3

An daughter of Rog Grinshall de hay

115

1621

September 6

Thomas son of Rog Grimshawe of Haigh

122

1623

April 15

Myles Grimsha, fili Roger de Haigh

122

1623

August 30

John Greemshe fill Roger de Hawe

127

1625

April 30

Humfrey Greemshe fill Roger de Hawe



Marriages

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

273

1612

May 5

James Hitt & Jane Grimshaw



Burials

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

136

1582

August 27

The wife of Miles Grimshaw

149

1588

March 1

The wife of Roger Grimshaw of haigh

165

1594

December 17

daught of Humfrey Grimshaw of Wigan

182

1600

July 24

Jane the wife of Thomas Grimshawe of Haigh

189

1602

January 12

Miles Grimshaw of Haigh

192

1603

August 7

Humfrey Grymshawe of Wigan

203

1608

May 21

Thomas Grimshawe de haye

207

1609

January 22

Gilbarte Grimshaw a boye

211

1611

July 25

Anne Grimshaw of Scoles

232

1619

April 26

Ane Grimeshaw of haigh

239

1621

June 17

Jone daut of James Grimshaw of Pemb’ton

240

1621

September 30

Tho, son of Roger Grimshawe of Haigh

240

1621

October 8

Margaret fil James Grimsay de Pemb

245

1622

March 2

Agnes Grimshaw

Brindle (v. 11)

Lancashire Parish Register Society, 1901, Volume 11, The Registers of the Parish Church of Brindle, in the County of Lancaster, Christenings, Burials, and Weddings, 1558 – 1714: Rochdale, Aldine Press, 272 p.

Baptisms

 

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

72

1665

July 29

Elizabeth Grimshaw d. of John

75

1674

 

Willu Grimeshaw sonn of Henry de Brindle

91

1708

September 5

Wm: s. of Wm: Grimshaw

93

1711

November 4

Jo: s. of Will Grimshow of Brindle

Burials

Page

Year

Date

Person(s)

157

1680

January 28

Elisabeth w. of Henry Grimshaw

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References

1Humphrey-Smith, Cecil R., 1995, The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers: Chichester, West Sussex, Phillimore & Co., 2nd
ed.

2Author

Lancaster Parish Register Society — Published Volumes

Table 1. List of Parish Church Registers Indexed to date by the Lancaster Parish Register Society.

 

No

Yr

Parish Church

LDS

Gw’s

Index

1

1898

Bury I

   

2

1899

Burnley

   

3

1899

Whittington

   

4

1899

Wigan

   

5

1899

Walton on the Hill I

   

6

1900

Croston I

   

7

1900

Whalley I

   

8,9

1901

Didsbury I, II

   

10

1901

Bury Il

   

11

1901

Brindle

   

12

1902

Middleton I

   

13

1902

Ormskirk I

   

14

1903

Chipping

   

15

1903

Eccleston

   

16

1903

Padiham

   

17

1904

Colne

   

18

1904

Middleton II

   

19

1904

Poulton le Fylde

   

20

1904

Croston II

   

21

1904

Cockerham

   

22

1905

Newchurch Culcheth

   

23

1905

Upbolland

   

24

1905

Bury III

   

25

1906

Eccles

   

26

1906

Ribchester

   

27

1906

St Michael on Wyre; Woodplumpton I

   

28

1907

Cartmel I

   

29

1907

Pennington; Urswick

   

30

1907

Aldingham I; Coniston

   

31

1908

Manchester; Cathedral I

   

32

1908

Lancaster I

   

33

1908

Lytham; Bispam

   

34

1909

Prestwich I

   

35

1909

Liverpool I

   

36

1909

Altham; Blackrod

   

37

1910

Walton-le-Dale

   

38

1910

Chorley

   

39

1910

Blackley; Pilling

   

40

1911

Melling in Lonsdale; Tunstall

   

41

1911

Blackburn I

   

42

1911

Bolton-le-Sands; Over, Kellet

   

43

1911

Kirkby Ireleth; Torver

   

44

1912

Halton I; Heysham

   

45

1912

Newchurch in Rossendale

   

46

1912

Standish

   

47

1913

Denton; Gorton

   

48

1913

Broughton (Preston); Preston

   

49

1913

Middleton III; Prestwich II

   

50

1913

Bolton le Moors

   

51

1914

Stalmine

   

52

1915

Penwortham

   

53

1916

Deane I

   

54

1917

Deane II

   

55

1918

Manchester II

   

56

1919

Manchester III

   

57

1920

Lancaster II

   

58

1921

Rochdale I

   

59

1922

Caton, Claughton, Gressingham, Hornby, Tatham I

   

60

1922

Radcliffe I

   

61

1923

Radcliffe II

   

62

1924

Rochdale Il

   

63

1925

Garstang I

   

64

1926

Goosnargh

   

65

1927

Ashton Linder Lyne

   

66

1929

North Meols I

   

67

1930

Thornton

   

68

1931

Garstang II

   

69

1931

Bentham

   

70

1933

Warrington I

   

71

1933

Ingleton & Chapel

   

72

1934

North Meols II

   

73

1935

Warton

   

74

1936

Whalley II

   

75

1937

Great Harwood

   

76

1938

Prescot I

   

77

1939

Manchester St Mary

   

78

1940

Tatham Il; Tatham Fells

   

79

1941

Deane III

   

80

1941

Farnworth I

   

81

1942

Aughton

   

82

1943

Hambleton; Turton

   

83

1944

Kirkham I

   

84

1945

Burtonwood

   

85

1946

Huyton

   

86

1947

Sefton

   

87

1948

Leigh

   

88

1948

Lancaster III

   

89

1949

Manchester IV

   

90

1949

Broughton in Furness

   

91

1950

Walton on the Hill II

   

92

1951

Hale

   

93

1953

Blackburn Il

   

94

1954

Blawith; Lowick

   

95

1956

Warrington II

   

96

1957

Cartmel II

   

97

1958

Farnworth II

   

98

1960

Ormskirk II

   

99

1960

Kirkham II

   

100

1962

Dalton in Furness I

   

101

1963

Liverpool Il

   

102

1964

Church Kirk

   

103

1965

Woodplumpton II

   

104

1965

Dalton in Furness Il

   

105

1966

Halsall

   

106

1967

Childwall I

   

107

1968

St Helens I

   

108

1969

Melling (Halsall)

   

109

1971

Winwick I

   

110

1971

West Derby

   

111

1972

St Helens Il

   

112

1973

Formby I

   

113

1974

Winwick II

   

114

1975

Prescot II

   

115

1976

Rufford

   

116

1977

Tottington

   

117

1978

Todmorden

   

118

1979

Downham

   

119

1981

Rainford

   

120

1981

Hollinfare

   

121

1982

Heaton Norris

   

122

1984

Childwall II

   

123

1986

Billinge

   

124

1986

Chorlton cum Hardy; Holme in Cliviger

   

125

1987

Warrington III

   

126

1987

Halton

   

127

1989

Furness (Parts Of 6 Registers)

   

128

1990

Euxton; North Meols III

   

129

1990

Ashton under Lvne (St Peter); Blackley II; Chorley II

   

130

1990

Great Crosby; Langho

   

131

1990

Eccles II

   

133

     

134

     

135

     

136

     

137

     

138

     

139

     

140

     

141

     

142

     

143

     

144

     

145

     

146

     

147

     

148

     

149

     

150

     

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