Benjamin and Annie (Marsh) Grimshaw

Immigrants to New York in 1895 from Oswaldtwistle Area, Lancashire

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Benjamin Grimshaw was born in 1856 in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire to Henry and Mary (Fielding) Grimshaw. His parents were Henry and Mary (Fielding) Grimshaw. His father died before he was five years old. He and Annie Marsh (who was born in Accrington) were married in Haslingden in 1882 and had two children, Mary (born June 1884) and Henry Ewart (born July 29, 1890) Grimshaw, both in England. The 1891 UK census found Benjamin and Annie Grimshaw living in Accrington with their two children. In 1895, the family emigrated to New York, arriving at the Port of New York on the Majestic on September 11.

Henry Ewart Grimshaw married Ruth Dubocq and the couple had two children, Robert and Ruth Grimshaw. Henry, a subject of a companionwebpage, attended Columbia University, where he wrote a masters thesis entitled, “Hand-loom Weavers in England during the First Half o the Nineteenth Century”. Henry then taught high school in New York City and wrote at least two short history books.

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Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Susan Nass of “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness for providing a great deal of information that made this webpage possible. Thans also to Laura (last name unknown) for providing information on this family line on Ancestry.com.

Henry Grimshaw’s Preliminary Ancestor and Descendant Chart

Based on information provided below by Susan Nass, Laura (last name unknown), and other sources, the following descendant chart can be constructed on a preliminary basis.

unknown Fielding & Betty? (abt 1809 – ?)

|—Mary Fielding (abt 1834 – ?) & Henry Grimshaw (unk – bef 1861). Married 8 Sep 1855, Oswaldtwistle.

|—|—Benjamin W Grimshaw (20 Feb 1856, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire – ?) & Annie Marsh (Aug 1858, Accrington – ?). Married 1882, Haslingden, Lancashire.

|—|—|—Mary Grimshaw (Jun 1884, Loveclough, Lancashire – ?)

|—|—|—Henry Ewart Grimshaw (29 Jul 1890, Islington, London – 1947, Queens, NY) & Ruth Adelaide Dubocq (23 May 1892, New York, NY – 1974, Wilmington, DE)

|—|—|—|—Robert Benjamin Grimshaw (12 Dec 1921, Queens, NY – 8 Nov, Lake Forest, IL)

|—|—|—|—Ruth Grimshaw (abt 1926 – ?)

Benjamin and Annie (Marsh) Grimshaw arrived at the Port of New York on the Majestic on September 11, 1895 with their two children, Mary and Henry. Henry arrived in Quebec years later, when he was 24 years old, from Liverpool.

Benjamin Grimshaw Birth Record

Record from FindMyPast.co.uk…

Source: http://www.findmypast.co.uk/records/england-and-wales/details/B/23734010?e=B&fY=1854&tY=1858&iSnV=false&sn=Grimshaw&iFnsV=false&fns=Benjamin&fnS=M&rC=6&route=X

 

Civil Registration event: Birth
Name:GRIMSHAW, Benjamin
Registration district:Blackburn
County:Lancashire
Year of registration:1856
Quarter of registration:Jan-Feb-Mar
Mother’s maiden name:Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no:8E
Page no:310

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Benjamin Grimshaw in 1861 Census, Higher Stan Hill, Oswaldtwistle

Record from FindMyPast.co.uk…

Mary Grimshaw, married in 1855 and having had son Benjamin in February 1856, is already a widow in 1861. She and five-year-old Benjamin are living with her mother, Betty Fielden (Fielding) and her family. Betty is also a widow. Most adult members of the household are employed as cotton power loom weavers.

Source: http://www.findmypast.co.uk/CensusHouseholdSearchServlet?censusYear=1861&uir=703dc3a8d47fcec23229ab4b762bba01&lineNo=15&lineNoSuffix=0&UIRStamp=f18056acf036f2dafb7791da46c54fbe2ca9dde4ad2d0f01a778baeef68c7536c61fbf2cba41a078&pagetype=6#

 

Household transcription
1861
census
Person: GRIMSHAW, Benjamin 
Address: Higher Stan Hill, Oswaldtwistle
NameRelationConditionSexAgeBirth YearOccupation DisabilityWhere born
FIELDEN, BettyHeadWidowF521809 Power Loom Weaver CottonBlackburn, Lancashire
FIELDEN, WilliamSonUnmarriedM221839 Power Loom Weaver CottonOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
FIELDEN, FrancisSonUnmarriedM161845 Power Loom Weaver CottonOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
FIELDEN, JohnSonM131848 Coal Miners DrawerOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
FIELDEN, ElizabethDaughterF71854 ScholarOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
GRIMSHAW, MaryDaughterWidowF271834 Cotton Power Loom WeaverOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
GRIMSHAW, BenjaminGrandsonM51856 ScholarOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
Piece: 3107
Folio: 139
Page: 9
Reigistration District: Blackburn
Civil Parish: Oswaldtwistle
Municipal Borough: (Not Indicated)
Address: Higher Stan Hill, Oswaldtwistle
County: Lancashire

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Benjamin and Annie (Marsh) Grimshaw Marriage Record, 1892

Record from FindMyPast.co.uk…

Source: http://www.findmypast.co.uk/records/england-and-wales/details/M/42972789?e=M&fY=1866&tY=2005&iSnV=false&sn=grimshaw&iFnsV=false&fns=benjamin&fnS=M&rC=29&route=X

 

Civil Registration event: Marriage
Name:GRIMSHAW, Benjamin
Registration district:Haslingden
County:Lancashire
Year of registration:1882
Quarter of registration:Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse’s last name:Not available before 1912
Volume no:8E
Page no:218
MarriageFinder: Benjamin Grimshaw married one of the following people:
MALONE, Elizabeth
MARSH, Annie
HORAGAN, John
MORRIS, Charles
Volume no: [?] 8E Page no: [?] 218

 

Civil Registration event: Marriage
Name:MARSH, Annie
Registration district:Haslingden
County:Lancashire
Year of registration:1882
Quarter of registration:Oct-Nov-Dec
Spouse’s last name:Not available before 1912
Volume no:8E
Page no:218
MarriageFinder: Annie Marsh married one of the following people:
GRIMSHAW, Benjamin
HORAGAN, John
MORRIS, Charles
MALONE, Elizabeth

Benjamin and Annie Grimshaw in 1891 Census

Record from FindMyPast.co.uk…

Living in Accrington. Annie born in Accrington. Children born in Loveclough and Islington, London

Source: http://www.findmypast.co.uk/CensusHouseholdSearchServlet?censusYear=1891&uir=8421a846d602cf4800bf9977836a70b0&lineNo=6&lineNoSuffix=0&UIRStamp=573e31233cde4435a0b8d9577547ea422ca9dde4ad2d0f01a778baeef68c7536c61fbf2cba41a078&pagetype=6#

 

Household transcription
1891 census
Person: GRIMSHAW, Benjamin Address: 35, Garfield Street, Accrington
NameRelationConditionSexAgeBirth YearOccupation DisabilityWhere born
GRIMSHAW, BenjaminHead Of FamilyMarriedM351856 Paper StainerOswaldtwistle, Lancashire
GRIMSHAW, AnnieWifeMarriedF331858 House WifeAccrington, Lancashire
GRIMSHAW, MaryDaughterSingleF61885 ScholarLoveclough, Lancashire
GRIMSHAW, Henry ESonSingleM0 (8M)1891Islington, London
Piece: 3356 
Folio: 28 
Page: 21      
Registration District: Haslingden 
Civil Parish: Accrington 
Municipal Borough: Accrington 
Address: 35, Garfield Street, Accrington 
County: Lancashire

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Immigration Record, 1895, on the Majestic

Source: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?rank=1&new=1&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn=benjamin&gsln=grimshaw&uidh=fw3&pcat=40&h=4000989273&recoff=9+20+21&db=nypl&indiv=1

 

Name:Bery Grimshaw
[Benjamin Grimshaw] 
Arrival Date:11 Sep 1895
Birth Year:abt 1856
Age:39
Gender:Male
Port of Departure:Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival:New York, New York
Ship Name:Majestic
Roll: M237_647;
Line: 24;  ;
Page Number: 33. 


Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: 1) Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C. and 2) Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; (National Archives Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls); Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Description: This database is an index to the passenger lists of ships arriving from foreign ports at the port of New York from 1820-1957. In addition, the names found in the index are linked to actual images of the passenger lists. Information contained in the index includes given name, surname, age, gender, arrival date, port of arrival, port of departure and ship name.

Ship Majestic Image…

Benjamin Grimshaw’s Passport Application, March, 1922

Significant Information…

Annie traveling with Benjamin: “accompanied by my wife” in margin

Annie born in Lancashire

Henry born in Oswaldtwistle, February 20, 1856

Emigrated to US from Liverpool with departure on September 4, 1895 (arrived September 11 by other records)

Lived 26 years in Brooklyn and Garden City, NY

Naturalized in Superior Court of (Flushing) New York on December 7, 1907

Resided in England in 1914

Address is 108 Salisbury Avenue, Garden City, NY

Henry’s profession is “Builder”

Returning to US within six months

Visiting Great Britain to visit relatives and France to see battlefields

Plans are to leave New York on May 22 on the “Old North State”

Application date is March 21, 1922

Issued by US Department of State on March 24, 1922

Henry Grimshaw’s Draft Registration Card

Henry was born in London on July 29 1890 and was married to Ruth Grimshaw. The couple lived in Queens, New York, and Henry was employed at Boys High in Brooklyn at the time of his registration during World War II, about 1942.

Source: Ancestry.com

Information from Susan Nass, Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Susan Nass kindly provided the following information

 

Re: Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Posted by: Susan Nass (ID *****9061) Date: November 10, 2010 at 11:22:26

In Reply to: Henry Ewart Grimshaw by Tom Grimshaw of 500

Hello Tom,

I am not related to this family in any way. Saw your post and this is what I have found. All information from www.ancestry.com (pay to view site) unless otherwise noted.

1891 England Census about Benjamin Grimshaw

Name: Benjamin Grimshaw

Age: 35

Estimated birth year: abt 1856

Relation: Head

Spouse’s name: Annie Grimshaw

Gender: Male

Where born:
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England

Civil Parish: Accrington

Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch

Town: Accrington

County/Island: Lancashire

Country: England

Registration district: Haslingden

Sub-registration district: Accrington

Household Members: Name Age

Benjamin Grimshaw 35, head, paper
sta??, b. Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire

Annie Grimshaw 33, wife, b.
Accrington, Lancashire

Mary Grimshaw 6, daughter, b.
Loveclough, Lancs.

Henry E Grimshaw 3/12, son, b. Islington, London <+++++++

35 Gsrfield Street – living with Benjamin Ashworth and his family

Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 3356; Folio 28; Page 21; GSU roll:
6098466

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England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915

about Benjamin Grimshaw

Name: Benjamin Grimshaw

Year of Registration: 1882

Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

District: Haslingden

County: Lancashire

Volume: 8e

Page: 218

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915

about Annie Marsh

Name: Annie Marsh

Year of Registration: 1882

Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

District: Haslingden

County: Lancashire

Volume: 8e

Page: 218

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1861 England Census

about Betty Fielden

Name: Betty Fielden

Age: 52

Estimated birth year: abt 1809

Relation: Head

Gender: Female

Where born: Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Civil Parish: Oswaldtwistle

Ecclesiastical parish: Emanuel

County/Island: Lancashire

Country: England

Registration district: Blackburn

Sub-registration district: Oswaldtwisle

Household Members: Name Age

Betty Fielden 52, head, powerloom weaver (cotton), b. Blackburn,
Lanacs.

William Fielden 22, son, powerloom weaver (cotton), b. Oswaldtwisle

Francis Fielden 16, son, powerloom weaver (cotton), b. Oswaldtwisle

John Fielden 13, son, coal miner drawer, b. Oswaldtwisle

Elizabeth Fielden 7, daughter, b. Oswaldtwisle

Mary Grimshaw 27, daughter, widow, powerloom weaver (cotton), b.
Oswaldtwisle

Benjamin Grimshaw 5, grandson, b. Oswaldtwisle <++++++++++

Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 3107; Folio: 139; Page: 9; GSU roll:
543080.

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England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

about Benjamin Grimshaw

Name: Benjamin Grimshaw

Year of Registration: 1856

Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

District: Blackburn

County: Lancashire

Volume: 8e

Page: 310

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England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915

about Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Name: Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Year of Registration: 1890

Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep

District: Islington

County: Greater London, London, Middlesex

Volume: 1b

Page: 386

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Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956

about Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Name: Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1914

Age: 24

Birth Date: abt 1890

Birth Country: USA <????>

Gender: Male

Race/Nationality: English

Ship Name: Canada

Port of Arrival: Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Student – going to New York

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

about Henry E Grimshaw

Name: Henry E Grimshaw

County: Nassau

State: New York

Birthplace: London;England

Birth Date: 29 Jul 1890

Race: Caucasian (White)

FHL Roll Number: 1753851

DraftBoard: 3

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1900 United States Federal Census

about Benj Grimshaw

Name: Benj Grimshaw

[Beny Grimshaw]

Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 28, Kings, New York

Age: 44

Birth Date: Feb 1856

Birthplace: England

Race: White

Gender: Male

Immigration Year: 1895

Relationship to Head of House: Head

Father’s Birthplace: England

Mother’s Birthplace: England

Spouse’s name: Annie Grimshaw

Marriage Year: 1883

Marital Status: Married

Years Married: 17

Household Members: Name Age

Benj Grimshaw 44, head, b. Feb. 1856, married 17 yrs, b. England,
immig.
1895, engraver – copper plate

Annie Grimshaw 42, wife, b . Aug. 1858, married 17 yrs, 2 children, 2
living 1900, b. England, immig. 1895

Mary Grimshaw 15, daughter, b. June 1884, England,
immig. 1895, business
college school

Henry H<E>
Grimshaw, son, b. July 1890, England, immig. 1895, at
school

1113 Jefferson Avenue

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 28, Kings, New
York; Roll: T623_1067; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 518.

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1910 United States Federal Census

about Benj Grimshaw

Name: Benj Grimshaw

Age in 1910: 54

Estimated birth year: abt 1856

Birthplace: England

Relation to Head of House: Head

Father’s Birth Place: England

Mother’s Birth Place: England

Home in 1910: Hempstead, Nassau, New York

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Male

Year of immigration: 1895

Household Members: Name Age

Benj Grimshaw 54, head, marriage 1, married 27 yrs, b. England,
immig.
1895, nat., builder, houses

Annie Grimshaw 52, marriage 1, married 27 yrs, 2 children, 2 living 1910,
b. England, immig. 1895

Henry E Grimshaw 19, b. England,
immig. 1895,

137 Nassau Boulevard

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Hempstead, Nassau, New York;
Roll: T624_995; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 1119; Image: 173.

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1920 United States Federal Census

about Ben W Grimshaw

Name: Ben W Grimshaw

[Ben W Greenhaw]

[Ben W Burnham]

Home in 1920: Hempstead, Nassau, New York

Age: 63

[61]

Estimated birth year: abt 1857

[abt 1859]

Birthplace: England

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)

[Head]

Spouse’s name: Anne Grimshaw

Father’s Birth Place: England

Mother’s Birth Place: England

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Sex: Male

Home owned: Own

Year of immigration: 1895

[1885]

Able to read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age

Ben W Grimshaw 63[61], head, owned home,
immig. 1895, nat., b. England,
builder

Anne Grimshaw 62, wife, b. England,
immig. 1895, nat.

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Hempstead, Nassau, New York;
Roll: T625_1128; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 419.

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1930 United States Federal Census

about Henery Grimshaw

Name: Henery Grimshaw

Home in 1930: Queens, Queens, New York

Age: 39

Estimated birth year: abt 1891

Birthplace: England

Relation to Head of House: Head

Spouse’s name: Ruth Grimshaw

Race: White

Household Members: Name Age

Henery Grimshaw 39, head, owned home, $10,000, married at 27, b. England,
Immig. 1894, nat., teacher, high school

Ruth Grimshaw 38, wife, married at 26, b. NY, parents b. NY

Robert Grimshaw 8, son, b. NY

Ruth Grimshaw 4, daughter, b. NY

Ruth Dubocq 66, mother in law, widow, b. NY, parents b. NY

8908 187 Place

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Queens, Queens, New York; Roll:
1601; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 401; Image: 612.0.

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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

about Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Name: Henry Ewart Grimshaw

Birth Date: 29 Jul 1890

Birth Place: London, England

Residence: 8908 187 Place, Hollis, Queens, New York

Race: White

Mrs. Ruth Grimshaw (wife), same address

City of New York, Board of Education, Brooklyn

Boys High, Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, NY

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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

about Mrs. Grimshaw

Name: Mrs. Grimshaw

Arrival Date: 11 Sep 1895

Birth Year: abt 1858

Age: 37

Gender: Female

Port of Departure: Liverpool, England

Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Ship Name: Majestic

Benj Grimshaw 39,
engrvr.

Mrs. Grimshaw 37

Mary Grimshaw 11

EVART GRIMSHAW 5

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Hope this helps.

Regards,

Susan Nass

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