Charles and Mary Jane (Edmondson)

Grimshaw, Immigrants to Guelph, Ontario from Yorkshire in 1910


Charles David and Mary Jane (Edmondson) Grimshaw

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Charles David and Mary Jane (Edmondson) Grimshaw immigrated to Guelph, Ontario from the Rawdon area of Yorkshire in 1910. Mary Jane arrived prior to Charles and the oldest son, who remained behind for a period of time to complete contract obligations. The couple were apparently clothiers in Yorkshire and immigrated to Guelph to work at a spinning mill. They had eight children. Charles David was an 8th generation of the Edward and Dorothy (Raner) Grimshaw family line.

Contents:

Webpage Credits

Bernice Emberson’s Original Email

Photos of Charles David and Mary Jane (Edmonson) and Their Family Members

Charles David Grimshaw’s  Ancestry and Descendant Charts

Where is Guelph, Ontario?

References

Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Bernice Emberson for providing the information on this webpage first in June 2006 and second in November 2009.

Bernice Emberson’s Original Email

Mrs Emberson sent the following email, which provided the basis for this webpage. It contains quite a bit of information on this Grimshaw family.

 

Email, June 2006…

My name is Bernice Emberson. My grandmother came to Guelph Ontario, Canada in 1910 with the family except her husband Charles David Grimshaw. He was born in Bradfford Yorkshire. They had 4 daughters and three sons. His father was Abraham Grimshaw married to Eliza (Greaves) Grimshaw . I have a copy of Charles David’s birth Certificate and a lot more about our family My mother was Charles David’s daughter I can name the siblings, she married Henry (Harry) Charles Higgins (which of course was my maiden name).

We have a large extended family. Coming from the family connected to Ivy House in Rawdon. I have visited the area as some of my family I have seen the house and was in the adjoin house (2002)

My grandmother came first as my Grandfather and oldest son had to stay to complete a contract. They were clothiers from Rawdon, Yorkshire.

They were coming to Guelph to work at the Guelph Spinning Mill.

Because the line is so extensive and I am almost 75 it is quite a job to look everything up. My sisters (there were 6 5 still living) and brothers 2, both who are deceased are all older except one younger.

 

Photos of Charles David and Mary Jane (Edmonson) and Their Family Members

In November 2009, Bernice sent the following photos for addition to this webpage.

Mary Jane and Charles David Grimshaw (center) with their children Joe, Charles, Eliza, Beth, Nellie, and Isabell (left to right in rear) and Fred (front) Grimshaw

Charles David Grimshaw, son of Charles and Mary Jane Grimshaw (upper left). Apparently soldiers in World War I uniforms.

Charles David Grimshaw, Sr.

Charles David Grimshaw, Sr. Note 1929 license plate.

 

Kichener Higgins, Emma Elizabeth (Grimshaw) Higgins, and Richard (Dick) Higgins — mother and two sons

Charles David Grimshaw’s  Ancestry and Descendant Charts

Charles David Grimshaw, Sr, is clearly descended from the Edward and Dorothy (Raner) Grimshaw line in Yorkshire, as described in a companion webpage. His ancestry is summarized as shown below.

 

Edward Grimshaw (About 1559 – 22 Jun 1635) & Dorotye Raner

|–Abraham Grimshaw (1603 – 1670) & Sarah ( – 21 Sep 1695)

|–|–Josias Grimshaw (25 Apr 1658 – 15 Dec 1722) & Sarah Ibbitson (25 Dec 1647 – 15 Feb 1741/1742)

|–|–|–Abraham Grimshaw (24 Feb 1691/1692 – ) & Elizabeth Sandall (5 Dec 1701 – 13 Apr 1787)

|–|–|–|–Aaron Grimshaw (14 Dec 1722 – 8 Oct 1777)

|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Grimshaw (19 Jan 1724/1725 – )

|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw (29 Mar 1727 – ) & Samuel Cooper

|–|–|–|–Sarah Grimshaw (20 Feb 1729/1730 – )

|–|–|–|–Abraham Grimshaw (7 Nov 1731 – 7 May 1786) & Ellenor Whalley (24 Aug 1744 – 28 Oct 1841)

|–|–|–|–|–Joseph Grimshaw* (5 Apr 1765 – 27 May 1841) & Margaret Wetherald

|–|–|–|–|–|–Elizabeth Grimshaw (17 Jul 1792 – ) & Richard Hardwick

|–|–|–|–|–|–Sarah Grimshaw (3 Oct 1793 – 21 Aug 1871) & Ambrose Watrous (25 Oct 1790 – 21 Mar 1868)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw* (13 May 1795 – 1 Jun 1877) & Abraham Ennis (11 Dec 1791 – 21 Mar 1868)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Grimshaw* (13 May 1795 – 1 Jun 1877) & Ichabod Hodge (1786 – 18 Oct 1857)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Ann Grimshaw (7 Jan 1797 – 1 Aug 1823) & John Brooks

|–|–|–|–|–|–Martha Grimshaw (13 Nov 1800 – 9 Apr 1874)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Ellen Grimshaw (13 Mar 1803 – 28 Aug 1855)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Abraham Grimshaw (30 Jul 1806 – 5 Sep 1883) & Lucinda Gillis (1816 – 1 Apr 1897)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Josiah Grimshaw (30 Jul 1806 – )

|–|–|–|–|–Joseph Grimshaw* (5 Apr 1765 – 27 May 1841) & Elizabeth Booth (About 1774 – 1851)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Joseph Grimshaw (5 Jul 1810 – ) & Mary Adsit (27 Apr 1809 – 17 Feb 1891)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Eliza Grimshaw (13 Nov 1813 – 1 Apr 1844) & John Cogswell (22 Apr 1806 – 12 Mar 1891)

|–|–|–|–|–|–Benjamin Grimshaw (1816 – )

|–|–|–|–|–Ann Grimshaw (11 Jan 1767 – )

|–|–|–|–|–Hannah Grimshaw & James Rushton

|–|–|–|–|–Abraham Grimshaw (8 Feb 1771 – Between 1841/1851) & Rhoda Lowe ( – 22 Feb 1839)

|–|–|–|–|–|–David Grimshaw (8 Nov 1793 – Between 1851/1861)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Ellen Grimshaw (19 May 1832 – 14 Feb 1904)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Abraham Grimshaw (6 May 1834 – 23 Nov 1902) & Eliza Greaves ( – 14 Apr 1919)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–William Greaves Grimshaw (About 1857 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Arthur Herbert Grimshaw (About 1860 – 3 Nov 1862)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Charles David Grimshaw (About 1863 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Emma Mary Grimshaw (About 1865 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Sarah Elizabeth Grimshaw (About 1868 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Thomas Grimshaw (About 1870 – 17 May 1945) & A A Pullan ( – 6 Jan 1919)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Joseph Grimshaw (About 1873 – 4 Feb 1927)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Isabella Grimshaw (About 1874 – 17 Dec 1912)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–George E Grimshaw (About 1878 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Ann E Grimshaw (About 1880 – )

 

Supplementary Information from Bernice Emberson in June 2006 showed Charles and Mary Jane Grimshaw’s descendants as shown below.

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Charles David Grimshaw (26 Feb 1863, Bradford – 20 Jul 1931) & Mary Jane Edmondston (7 Jul 1862 – 25 Jun 1950). Married 26 Dec 1882.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Ellen Grimshaw (28 Feb 1884 – 1959)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Joseph Edward Grimshaw (30 Dec 1889 – 1933)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Emma Elizabeth Grimshaw (12 Feb 1892 – 20 Jul 1979) & Henry Charles Higgins (24 Aug 1885 – 4 Nov 1952). Married 5 July 1915.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Beatrice May Higgins (5 Feb 1914 – ) & unknown Cater

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Henry Kitchener Higgins (2 Feb 1916 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Richard Fredrick Higgins (1920 – Aug 2002)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Alice Grimshaw (27 Jun 1893 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Isabella Grimshaw (19 Jan 1895 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Charles David Grimshaw (4 Dec 1897 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Annie Eliza Grimshaw (15 Mar 1900 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Fred Grimshaw (17 Mar 1903 – )

 

Supplementary Information provided  Bernice Emberson in November 2009 amplified the detail of the descendant chart as follows.

 

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Charles David Grimshaw (26 Feb 1863 – 20 Jul 1931) & Mary Jane Edmondson (7 Jul 1862 – 25 Jun 1950). Married 26 Dec 1882.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Mary Ellen Grimshaw (28 Feb 1884 – 1959)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Joseph Edward Grimshaw (30 Dec 1889 – 1933)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Emma Elizabeth Grimshaw (12 Feb 1892 – 20 Jul 1979) & Henry Charles Higgins (24 Aug 1885 – 4 Nov 1952). Married 5 July 1915.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Beatrice May Higgins (5 Feb 1914 – 29 Jun 1997) & Lloyd Cater (1909 – 1969)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Henry Kitchener Higgins (2 Feb 1916 – 22 Mar 1974) & Dorothy Helen Cockrell (1979 – 1993)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Annie Isabel Higgins (1 January 1818 – ) Elgin Ivan Brooks (1913 – 1984)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Richard Fredrick Higgins* (3 Oct 1920 – Jan 2002) & Florence Jankowski (1923 – 1982)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Richard Fredrick Higgins* (3 Oct 1920 – Jan 2002) & Dorothy Marie Fretter

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Margaret Alice Higgins (7 Oct 1921 – 8 Apr 2007) & Gerald Edward Melton (1920 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Leonard Higgins (1922 – 1923)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Ellen Elizabeth Higgins* (1920 – Aug 2002) & Joseph Adelaird Marcel Theriault (1924 – 1971)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Ellen Elizabeth Higgins* (1920 – Aug 2002) & Gordon McAninch (1922 – 1988))

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Elsie Violet Lenore Higgins (1920 – Aug 2002) &John Alvin Parnham (1929 – 1996)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Bernice Higgins (27 Jul 1931 – ) & John Ernets Emberson (1932 – 2002)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Barbara Mary Jane Higgins (16 May 1935 – ) & Alan Newbold (1934 – 1993)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Alice Grimshaw (27 Jun 1893 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Isabella Grimshaw (19 Jan 1895 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Charles David Grimshaw (4 Dec 1897 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Annie Eliza Grimshaw (15 Mar 1900 – )

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–Fred Grimshaw (17 Mar 1903 – )

 

Where is Guelph, Ontario?

Guelph is in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, southwest of Toronto and northeast of Detroit, Michigan, as shown in the maps below from MapQuest.

References

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Webpage posted June 2006.Updated November 2009 with photos and additional information from Bernice Emberson.