1850 U.S. Census Records for Grimshaws as Recorded on Ancestry.com

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The website Ancestry.com offers online images of the entry pages of many of the censuses of the U.S. The 1850 U.S. Census has also been indexed by “head of household”. A search of the index for “Grimshaw” and “Grinshaw”  yielded a total of 62 entries, which have been tabulated on this webpage. For each entry, an attempt was also made to obtain the associated online image. A total of 26 images were located and have also been posted in this webpage. The outstanding feature of the images for the 1850 census is that the other members of the family (besides the head of household) are shown. (The 1850 census was the first to provide names of other family members.)

The Ancestry.com website address for the census search service is shown below; access to the images is provided for a monthly or annual fee.

http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/census/usfedcen/main.htm 

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Tabulation of Grimshaws in 1850 Census by Ancestry.com

Overview of Information Shown on the Images

Connecticut, Henry and Julia Grimshaw

Illinois, William A. and Maria A. Grimshaw

Illinois, Charlotte Grimshaw

Massachusetts, Thomas Grimshaw

Massachusetts, Henry and Martha Grimshaw

Missouri, Thomas and Elizabeth Grimshaw

New York, Nelson and Emeline Grimshaw

New York, John and Jane Grimshaw

New York, George and Susan Grimshaw

New York, Emma Grimshaw

New York, Joseph H. and Caroline Grimshaw

New York, Philip and Julia Grimshaw

Ohio, Richard and Nancy Grimshaw

Ohio, John and Madelin Grimshaw

Ohio, Samuel Grimshaw

Ohio, Mary (Daughter of Joseph and Anne) Grimshaw

Ohio, Samuel and Alice Grimshaw

Pennsylvania, William and Mariah Grimshaw

Pennsylvania, William Grimshaw

Pennsylvania,

Robert and Mary Grimshaw;
 Barbara Grimshaw

Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Grimshaw

Pennsylvania, George and Sarah Grimshaw

Virginia, Solomon Grimshaw

Wisconsin, Christopher and Jane Grimshaw

Previous Survey of Indexes

References

Webpage Credit

Thanks go to the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City for making access to the Ancestry.com available to library patrons.

Tabulation of Grimshaws in 1850 Census by Ancestry.com

As noted, a search for Grimshaws and Grinshaws in the head of household index on the Ancestry.com website produced a total of 62 entries. These are shown in the table below, which is sorted first by state and then by county within the state. The fourth column of the table (“Image”) indicates whether a corresponding image was also obtained for the entry. Images that were obtained are included further down on this webpage.

No

Last

First

Image

State

County

Township



Image

Year



Roll

Page

1

Grimshaw

Henry

Y

Connecticut

Middlesex

E Haddam


57

 

1850


M432_44

 

187

2

Grimshaw

Julia

N

Connecticut

Middlesex

E Haddam


57

 

1850


M432_44

 

187

3

Grimshaw

John M.

N

Illinois

Pike

Unknown Townships


53

 

1850

0

4

Grimshaw

William S.

N

Illinois

Pike

Unknown Townships


20

 

1850

0

5

Grimshaw

Charlotte

Y

Illinois

Pike

Pittsfield


389

 

1850


M432_124

 

132

6

Grimshaw

William A.

Y

Illinois

Pike

Pittsfield


403

 

1850


M432_124

 

139

7

Grimshaw

S. S.

N

Louisiana

Caldwell

Western District

1850

1007

8

Grimshaw

T. F.

N

Louisiana

Caldwell

Western District

1850

1007

9

Grinshaw

L.S.

N

Louisiana

Caldwell

Western District


331

 

1850


M432_230

 

8

10

Grinshaw

Francis

N

Louisiana

Caldwell

Western District

1850

1009

11

Grimshaw

Charles

N

Louisiana

Jackson

Unknown Townships


187

 

1850


M432_244

 

355

12

Grimshaw

Luvina

N

Louisiana

Jackson

Unknown Townships


188

 

1850


M432_244

 

357

13

Grimshaw

Thomas

Y

Massachusetts

Middlesex

Bedford


629

 

1850


M432_324

 

493

14

Grimshaw

Henry

Y

Massachusetts

Worcester

Worcester 3Rd Ward


122

 

1850


M432_342

 

158

15

Grimshaw

Thomas

Y

Missouri

Marion

Miller Twp


70

 

1850


M432_406

 

293

16

Grimshaw

Joseph

N

New Jersey

Essex

N. Ward


173

 

1850


M432_447

 

84

17

Grinshaw

Daivid

N

New Jersey

Essex

Belleville Twp


245

 

1850


M432_449

 

121

18

Grimshaw

Charles

N

New Jersey

Passaic

Paterson Twp

1850

216

19

Grimshaw

Hugh

N

New Jersey

Salem

U. Pittsgrove Twp

1850

206

20

Grimshaw

Thomas

N

New York

Broome

Chenango

1850

329

21

Grimshaw

Benjamin

N

New York

Cayuga

Springport

1850

219

22

Grimshaw

Samuel

N

New York

Cayuga

Springport

1850

230

23

Grimshaw

John

N

New York

Clinton

Clinton


219

 

1850


M432_489

 

90

24

Grimshaw

Nelson

Y

New York

Clinton

Clinton


219

 

1850


M432_489

 

90

25

Grimshaw

Susan

N

New York

Genesee

Batavia


119

 

1850


M432_508

 

243

26

Grimshaw

Betsey

N

New York

Genesee

Batavia


133

 

1850


M432_508

 

250

27

Grimshaw

John

Y

New York

Kings

Bushwick Twp


236

 

1850


M432_521

 

118

28

Grimshaw

George

Y

New York

Kings

Williamsburg Village


396

 

1850


M432_522

 

335

29

Grimshaw

Emma

Y

New York

New York

New York City Ward 10


421

 

1850


M432_545

 

210

30

Grimshaw

Joseph H.

Y

New York

New York

New York City Ward 13


122

 

1850


M432_550

 

189

31

Grimshaw

Thomas

N

New York

Rockland

Chenango


288

 

1850


M432_588

 

329

32

Grimshaw

Philip

Y

New York

Wayne

Galen


124

 

1850


M432_613

 

360

33

Grinshaw

Hannah

N

Ohio

Belmont

Flushing Twp

1851

0

34

Grinshaw

Hannah

N

Ohio

Belmont

Flushing Twp


626

 

1850


M432_661

 

161

35

Grimshaw

Johnathan

N

Ohio

Columbiana

Yellow Creek Twp

1851

0

36

Grimshaw

Johnathan

N

Ohio

Columbiana

Yellow Creek Twp

1850

172

37

Grimshaw

William

N

Ohio

Jefferson

Island Creek Twp

1851

0

38

Grimshaw

William

N

Ohio

Jefferson

Island Creek Twp


291

 

1850


M432_699

 

530

39

Grimshaw

Richard

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Saline Twp

1851

0

40

Grimshaw

Richard

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Saline Twp


197

 

1850


M432_699

 

483

41

Grimshaw

John

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Steubenville Cty

1851

0

42

Grimshaw

John

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Steubenville Cty


433

 

1850


M432_699

 

65

43

Grimshaw

Samuel

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Wayne Twp

1851

0

44

Grimshaw

Samuel

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Wayne Twp


619

 

1850


M432_699

 

159

45

Grimshaw

Mary

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Wells Twp

1851

0

46

Grimshaw

Mary

Y

Ohio

Jefferson

Wells Twp


61

 

1850


M432_699

 

415

47

Grimshaw

Samuel

Y

Ohio

Monroe

Green Twp

1851

0

48

Grimshaw

Samuel

Y

Ohio

Monroe

Green Twp


339

 

1850


M432_712

 

362

49

Grimshaw

Dr. Joseph

Y

Pennsylvania

Cumberland

Newcumberland


336

 

1850


M432_773

 

384

50

Grinshaw

Adaline

N

Pennsylvania

Cumberland

Upper Allen Twp


5

 

1850


M432_772

 

2

51

Grimshaw

William

Y

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Blockley Twp


4

 

1850


M432_824

 

1

52

Grimshaw

Williwm

Y

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Blockley Twp


31

 

1850


M432_824

 

14

53

Grimshaw

Barbara

Y

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Moyamensing Ward 2


282

 

1850


M432_809

 

301

54

Grimshaw

Robert

Y

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Moyamensing Ward 2


282

 

1850


M432_809

 

301

55

Grimshaw

Elizabeth

Y

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Southwark Ward 1


98

 

1850


M432_821

 

48

56

Grimshaw

George

Y

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Southwark Ward 5


300

 

1850


M432_822

 

388

57

Grimshaw

Henry

N

Rhode Island

Kent

Warwick


289

 

1850


M432_841

 

145

58

Grimshaw

Solomon

Y

Virginia

Hampshire

District 24


347

 

1850


M432_948

 

174

59

Grimshaw

Solomon

Y

West Virginia

Hampshire

District #24


347

 

1850


M432_948

 

174

60

Grimshaw

Christopher

Y

Wisconsin

Dodge

Hustiford


414

 

1850


M432_996

 

212

61

Grimshaw

Henry

N

Wisconsin

Waukesha

Genesee

1850

272

62

Grinshaw

Henry

N

Wisconsin

Waukesha

Genesee

1850

272

Overview of Information Shown on the Images

Approximately the first nine columns of the 1850 Census entries are shown in the images below; the remainder of the columns can be viewed on the Ancestry.com website. These columns provide the following information:

1. Dwelling House Number (Order Visited)

2. Family Number (Order Visited)

3. Name (Last, First)

4. Age

5. Sex

6. Color

7. Profession, Occupation or Trade

8. Value of Real Estate owned

9. Place of Birth – State, Territory or Country

The images obtained for the 26 Grimshaw entries that were obtained for this webpage are shown below in order of state (and then county) in which the Grimshaws were living. A brief annotation of the census entry is provided with each image. If the Grimshaws recorded are the topic of another webpage on this website, a hyperlink to that webpage is also provided.

Connecticut, Henry and Julia Grimshaw

Henry and Julia Grimshaw, ages 36 and 33, respectively, were living in Middlesex County, Connecticut with their three children – Julia, age 5; James, 3; and Frederic, 3 months. Both Henry and Julia were born in England . He was a machinist. Two other children, Jane and Daniel Bailey (ages 15 and 2) were also living with the family.

Illinois, Charlotte Grimshaw

Charlotte Grimshaw, age 54, was living in Pike County, Illinois, with Margaret and Thomas C. Grimshaw, ages 26 and 20. All three of these Grimshaws were born in Ireland. Thomas was a merchant. These Grimshaws are related to William Grimshaw, prominent Pike County attorney who was also recorded in the 1850 census (see below) and is the subject of a companion webpage.

Six other individuals were also living with the Grimshaws John and Mary Bush, with their son (John), John and Ellen Gallagher (ages 10 and 8), and Henrietta Shaw, age 50.

Illinois, William A. and Maria A. Grimshaw

William A. and Maria A. Grimshaw, ages 37 and 33, were also living in Pike County with their four children – Lucy, age 5; Harriet, 3; Charlotte, 2; and Maria A., 8 months. Jackson Grimshaw, Willliam’s brother (see companion webpage) was living with the family. Both William and Jackson were lawyers. Also living with the family were Frances Green or Greer and Mary McGathey.

Massachusetts, Thomas Grimshaw

Thomas Grimshaw, age 22, was a laborer who was born in Nova Scotia and was living in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. His relation to John and Sarah Bater, with whom he was living, is unknown.

Massachusetts, Henry and Martha Grimshaw

Henry Grimshaw, age 35, and his wife Martha, age 27, were living in Worcester County, Massachusetts with their 3-year-old daughter Julia A. Grimshaw. Henry was born in England; Martha in Connecticut. Daughter Julia was born in Massachusetts. Henry’s profession may be forger or lawyer – the entry is difficult to read.

Missouri, Thomas and Elizabeth Grimshaw

Thomas and Elizabeth Grimshaw, born in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, were living in Marion County, Missouri with their five children – Ann R., age 11; Hugh S., 9; Mary L., 6; Theodore, 4; and Virginia, 1. The children were born in Virginia (?), except for the youngest, Virginia, who was born in Missouri. Thomas was a 35-year-old wagon maker; Elizabeth was 28.

New York, Nelson and Emeline Grimshaw

Nelson and Emeline Grimshaw, ages 29 and 24, were born in Canada, and were living in Clinton County, New York with their five children – Mary A., age 9, Adaline, 6; John, 4; Lucy, 2; and Barzilla, 3 months. The three older children, like their parents, were born in Canada; the two youngest were born in New York. Nelson was a descendant of Zephaniah Grimshaw, a colorful character who is described on a companion webpage.

New York, John and Jane Grimshaw

John and Jane Grimshaw were born on The Isle of Man and were living in Kings County, New York. He was 48 and she was 51; their children, John and Samantha, were 19 and 16 years old. John was born on The Isle of Man, and Samantha was born in New York. John was a toll gatherer. William Hurst (?), a laborer, was living with this Grimshaw family. John was apparently the older brother of William Grimshaw, who married Phoebe Cain in Kentucky and settled in Lawrence County, Ohio. William and Phoebe are the subject of a companion webpage.

New York, George and Susan Grimshaw

George Grimshaw, age 40, and his wife, Susan, 44, were also living in Kings County, New York. They were both born in England, and he was an engineer. Living with them were their seven children, all born in New York – Agnes, age 17; William, 15; Emma, 12; George, 8; Susan, 8 (therefore a twin of George); Charles, 6; and Frederick, 4. This family is the subject of a rich companion webpage, thanks to the able assistance of Trudell Leyck Wright.

New York, Emma Grimshaw

Twenty-two-year-old Emma Grimshaw was living in New York Citywith the Haviland family, along with six others living with the family. Emma was a New York native. Subsequent research found that Emma was the younger sister of William Robinson Grimshaw (see companion webpage). She married Benjamin Haviland, grocer, two years later, in 1852.

New York, Joseph H. and Caroline Grimshaw

Joseph H.W. Grimshaw, age 54, and his wife, Caroline, 46, were living in New York City

with their children (all born in New York ) – Isaac J., age 20; Jeremiah F., 18; William, 16; Margaret, 14; Charles H., 8; and Caroline N., 5. Joseph, an upholsterer, was born in England; Caroline was a native New Yorker. The three oldest children had the professions of moulder, ? maker, and machinist, respectively.

New York, Philip and Julia Grimshaw

Philip and Julia Grimshaw, ages 46 and 39, were living in New York City and had two teenagers with different surnames (Paddock and Morgan) also living in the household. Philip was born in England, Julia was a native of New York.

Ohio, Richard and Nancy Grimshaw

Richard Grimshaw, age 37, and his 36-year-old wife, Nancy, were living in Jefferson County, Ohio with their three children – John W, age 6; Mathew, 3; and Sarah E., 6 months. Richard and Nancy were born in Pennsylvania; the children were all born in Ohio. Also living in the household were John Mafale (?) and William Haley.

Ohio, John and Madelin Grimshaw

John Grimshaw, a 48-year-old machinist, was living with his wife, Madelin (age 40) in Jefferson County, Ohio. John and Madelin were both born in England. They had one daughter, Ellen M., less than 10 years old, who was born in Ohio.

Ohio, Samuel Grimshaw

Ten-year-old Samuel Grimshaw was living in Jefferson County, Ohio with the family of Thomas and Margaret Blackburn. He was a native of Ohio.

Ohio, Mary (Daughter of Joseph and Anne) Grimshaw

Joseph Grimshaw, a 35-year-old farmer, was living in Jefferson County, Ohio with his 30-year-old wife, Anne and their five children (all born in Ohio) – Edmund, age 10; Louiza M, 8; James, 7; Hannah, 6; and Mary, 5. Joseph and Anne were also born in Ohio. Interestingly, the census record is indexed on little Mary rather than her father, Joseph.

Ohio, Samuel and Alice Grimshaw

Samuel Grimshaw, a 42-year-old physician, was living with his wife, Alice (age 35), and daughter Mari (age 10) in Jefferson County, Ohio. Samuel was from England, Alice from Ireland. Interestingly, Mari was born in New Brunswick– did Samuel and Alice meet and marry in New Brunswick after immigrating separately? Catherine McFarland, who was living with the family, was in all likelihood Alice’s mother, since her age is about right and she too was born in Ireland

Pennsylvania, Dr. Joseph Grimshaw

Dr. Joe Grimshaw was a 36-year-old physician who was living, apparently as a boarder, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was born in Maryland.

Pennsylvania, William and Mariah Grimshaw

William Grimshaw, an attorney who was born in Ireland, was living with his wife, Mariah, and their 6-month-old son, Robert, in Philadelphia. At age 67, William was considerably older than his 29- or 39-year-old wife. William is the topic of a companion webpage– he was a noteworthy author of many history books. Here he is recorded living with his second family; he passed away within a few years while his son was very young. This son grew up to become a notable mechanical engineer and author of many technical books, as described in a companion webpage.

Pennsylvania, William Grimshaw

William Grimshaw, age 31, was a block printer who was born in England. He was living at the Hall residence in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania, Robert and Mary Grimshaw; Barbara Grimshaw

Robert and Mary Grimshaw, ages 43 and 36, were living in Philadelphia with their children – Virginia, age 8,Emma, 6, and Elwood, 3. All members of the family were born in Philadelphia. Living next door with the Murray family was Barbara Grimshaw, age 64, also born in Philadelphia. Barbara (Farrier) Grimshaw and her husband, William, are the subject of a companion webpage as are their son Robert and his wife, Mary. Robert and Mary subsequently migrated with their family to Minneapolis, where Robert and his son, William, became active in local civic service and politics.

Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Grimshaw

Elizabeth Grimshaw, a 22-year-old Pennsylvania native, was living in Philadelphia with Elizabeth Hyer (?).

Pennsylvania, George and Sarah Grimshaw

George Grimshaw, a 25-year-old house carpenter (?), was living with his wife, Sarah, 22, and daughters Susanna, age 2, and Elizabeth, less than one year old. All of the family were born in Pennsylvania Given her proximity in age and location in Philadelphia (Southwark Ward) to George, the Elizabeth Grimshaw in the previous records seems likely to be a sister of George.

Virginia, Solomon Grimshaw

Solomon Grimshaw, a 22-year-old clerk living with the merchant family, McDowell, was born in Scotland. He was living in Hampshire County, Virginia; he is also shown, erroneously, as living in West Virginia in the index.

Wisconsin, Christopher and Jane Grimshaw

Christopher and Jane Grimshaw, ages 34 and 26, were living in Dodge County, Wisconsin with their daughters Mary, age 5, and Martha, 2. All members of the family were born in England, so they were relatively recent immigrants. Christopher was a blacksmith.

Previous Survey of Indexes

Prior to obtaining the information from Ancestry.com, a survey of census indexes was performed, and the results provided in a companion webpage. The results for the 1850 U.S. Census are duplicated below to allow a comparison of the two surveys.

 

Virginia

 

Hampshire Co

 

Grimshaw, Solomon

South Carolina

 

Lancaster Co

 

Grenshaw, S

New York

 

New York City

 

Gremshaw, WC; Grimshan, George; Grimshaw, Emma; Grimshaw, Joseph H

 

Broome Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas

 

Cayuga Co

 

Grimshaw, Benjamin; Grimshaw, Samuel

 

Clinton Co

 

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Nelson

 

Genessee Co

 

Grimshaw, Susan; Grimshaw, Betsey

 

Kings Co

 

Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, John

 

Schenectady Co

 

Greenshaw, George

 

Ontario Co

 

Greenshaw, Thomas

 

Madison Co

 

Grimshaw, John

 

Wayne Co

 

Grimshaw, Philip

Illinois

 

Pike Co

 

Grimshaw, Charlotte; Grimshaw, William A

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Samuel; Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, John

 

Belmont Co

 

Grimshaw, Hannah

 

Columbiana Co

 

Grimshaw, Johnothan

 

Monroe Co

 

Grimshaw, Samuel

Pennsylvania

 

(no county?)

 

Grimshan, Edward

 

Philadelphia Co

 

Grimshaw, Barbara; Grimshaw, Elizabeth; Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, Robert; Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, William

 

Cumberland Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph, Dr; Grinshaw, Adaline

Tennessee

 

Davidson Co

 

Grenshaw, Robt. L; Grimshaw, Rachel?

Massachusetts

 

Worcester Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry

 

Middlesex Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas


New Jersey

 

 

 

Passaic Co

 

Grimshaw, Charles

 

Salem Co

 

Grimshaw, Hugh; Grimshaw, Joseph

 

Essex Co

 

Grimshaw, David

Louisiana

 

Orleans Co

 

John Gremshall; Grenshaw, Abraham

 

Jackson Co

 

Grimshaw, Charles; Grimshaw, Luvina

 

Caldwell Co

 

Grinshaw, L.S.

Rhode Island

 

Providence Co

 

Greenshaw, Henry

 

Kent Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry

Texas

 

Brazoria Co

 

Grenshaw, Abram

California

 

San Joaquin Co

 

Greenshaw, BW

 

Sacramento Co

 

Grimshair, W.R.

Connecticut

 

Middlesex Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, Julia

Delaware

 

New Castle Co

 

Grimshaw, Arthur H; Grimshaw, Charlotte; Grimshaw, Eliza; Grimshaw, Elizabeth; Grimshaw, Isabella; Grimshaw, Margarat A; Grimshaw, Mary

Missouri

 

St Loiuis Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas

Wisconsin

 

Dodge Co

 

Grimshaw, Christopher

 

Waukesha Co

 

Grinshaw, Henry

 

The manual survey found a number of Grimshaws (or Grimshaw candidates) that were not included in the Ancestry.com data. The primary reason is that all likely misspellings of “Grimshaw” were included in the manual survey, whreas the search in Ancestry.com was limited to “Grimshaw” and “Grinshaw”. The following 24 Grimshaw heads of households were found in the manual survey and not in the Ancestry.com search:

 

ST

 

County

 

Indexed
Grimshaw

 

SC

 

Lancaster

 

S Grenshaw

 

NY

 

New York

WC Gremshaw

 

 

New York

George Grimshan

 

 

Schenectady

 

George Greenshaw

 

 

Ontario

 

Thomas Greenshaw

 

 

Madison

 

John Grimshaw

 

OH

 


Jefferson

 

Joseph Grimshaw

 

 

Jefferson

 

Joseph Grimshaw

 

PA

 

none

 

Edward Grimshan

 

TN

 

Davidson

 

Robt. L Greeshaw

 

 

Davidson

 

Rachel? Grimshaw

 

LA

 

Orleans

 

John Gremshall

 

 

Orleans

 

Abraham Grenshaw

 

RI

 

Providence

 

Henry Greenshaw

 

TX

 

Brazoria

 

Abram Grenshaw

 

CA

 

San Joaquin

 

BW Greenshaw

 

 

Sacramento

 

WR Grimshair

 

DE

 

New Castle

 

Arthur H Grimshaw

 

 

New Castle

 

Charlotte Grimshaw

 

 

New Castle

 

Eliza Grimshaw

 

 

New Castle

 

Elizabeth Grimshaw

 

 

New Castle

 

Isabella Grimshaw

 

 

New Castle

 

Margaret A Grimshaw

 

 

New Castle

 

Mary Grimshaw

 

 

A companion webpage has been prepared for the interesting California gold field adventurer, William Robinson Grimshaw of Sacramento County. Arthur H Grimshaw was a Colonel on the Union side in the Civil War and was commander of the 4th Delaware Infantry Regiment; he is also the topic of a companion webpage.

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