Connection of Lawrence & Mary (Duckworth)

Grimshaw Family Line to the Earliest Recorded Grimshaw Line

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Michael Norman Grimshaw has conducted extensive research on the ancestors of Duckworth Grimshaw (m. Mary Ann Moyes) and has developed a hypothesis of the connection of Duckworth’s ancestors to the earliest recorded Grimshaw family line, that of Walter Grimshaw of Eccleshill1. Michael has made a strong case that the descendant of Walter Grimshaw who was the progenitor of Duckworth Grimshaw’s family line was Thomas Grimshaw, in the 10th generation after Walter.

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Michael Grimshaw’s Initial E-mail Communication

Michael Grimshaw Pedigree Chart

Descendant Chart Interpreted from Michael Grimshaw’s Pedigree Chart

Diagram Showing Linkage to Whitaker’s Descendant Chart for Earliest Recorded Grimshaw Family

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Thanks go to Michael Grimshaw for providing the information that has made this webpage possible.

Michael Grimshaw’s Initial E-mail Communication

After reviewing the existing information on the “Grimshaw Origins” website concerning the tie-in of the Duckworth Grimshaw family line (through his grandparents, Lawrence and Mary [Duckworth] Grimshaw), Michael Grimshaw sent the an e-mail explaining why the then-current information was incorrect. Michael’s e-mail, shown below, also provides a summary of the correct interpretation according to his research.

 

Subject: Pedigree Chart for Duckworth Grimshaw line

From: Michael & Elizabeth Grimshaw (michaelelizabethgrimshaw@yahoo.com)

Sent: Mon 12/10/07 11:14 AM

Let me first introduce myself. I am Michael N. Grimshaw, son of Norman J. Grimshaw, grandson of Randolph Grimshaw, and great grandson of Duckworth Grimshaw.

It was with great excitement that I found your grimshaworigin.org website and I have read with great anticipation the information about the Grimshaw family contained on your website. As a descendant of Duckworth Grimshaw, I was especially intrigued by the attempt to link Duckworth Grimshaw’s line to Walter de Grimshaw’s line, and also noted the problem of connecting two Thomas Grimshaws by marriage to Jane Duddell/Jane Ellison. I think the issue ensued by assuming these two Janes were one and the same person. They were not. Jane Duddell was married to Thomas Grimshaw b. 1634. According to Whitaker’s History of Whalley, Thomas and Jane had no children.

The second Thomas Grimshaw, chr. 16 Dec 1638 at Church, Lancashire, England, was married to Alice Fielding, dau. of James Fielding and Ales Machel, chr. 2 Apr 1643 at Rochdale, Lancashire, England. They were married 17 May 1664 at Church, Lancashire, England (confirmed by parish records) and had several children: Richard, Lawrence, Henry, Thomas, Marie and William. Lawrence, chr. 4 Jan 1676 of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, is the person married to Jane Ellison, dau. of John Ellison of Upper Darwin, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, chr. 13 Apr. 1679. Lawrence and Jane were married 30 Jan 1700 at Church, Lancashire, England (confirmed by parish records) and were the parents of Thomas (b. 1 May 1701), Alice, John, Henry, Levi, Anne, Joseph, Benjamin, Mary, Alice, Ellen, and Lawrence.

That still leaves the problem of connecting the Duckworth Grimshaw line to the Walter de Grimshaw line. My own research indicates there are three missing generations before the two lines connect. I believe these three generations are as follows: Thomas (chr. 1638) is the son of William Grimshaw, b. abt. 1605, and Margaret Halliwell, b. abt 1609, both of Church, Lancashire, England. They were married 1630 at Blackburn, Lancashire, England (confirmed by parish records). William and Margaret had at least three children: John, Elizabeth, and Thomas (chr. 1638).

William’s father, I believe, is another Thomas Grimshaw, b. abt 1575 of Clayton, Lancashire, England. With this Thomas another problem ensues in that records show Thomas married to two different wives. My research indicates Thomas first married Jeneta Edg of Blackburn, Lancashire, England. They were married 13 Jan 1600 at Blackburn (confirmed by parish records). Some records indicate the marriage was 13 Jan 1601, but 1600 appears to be correct. Blackburn parish records also confirm that Jeneta Edg was buried 9 Jun 1603 (Could she have died in child birth???). Then Thomas appears to have married Jane Helme, b. abt 1582 of Goosnargh, Lancashire, England, dau. of Leonard Helme and Issabel Parker. Records indicate the marriage took place about 1600, but that would be impossible since that is the date of Thomas’ marriage to Jeneta Edg. The marriage to Jane Helme must have occurred no earlier than the latter half of 1603 (after Jeneta’s death) or in 1604, with William born in 1605.

I believe Thomas’ (1575) father is Richard Grimshaw, listed in some records as born abt 1546 of Clayton, Lancashire, England. However, another issue is raised with this Richard. His father is Thomas Grimshaw, listed in some records as born in 1500 and married to Margaret Harrington (should actually be Margaret Stanley, dau. of John Stanley and Elizabeth Harrington, dau. of Sir John Harrington). Here, I believe, is the tie in to the Walter de Grimshaw line. Thomas and Margaret have a number of children, listed in both Whitaker’s History of Whalley and Robert Parker’s Landed Gentry of Lancashire County from 1681. These children are Richard, John, Henry, Nicholas, Raufe, Elizabeth, Isabel, Jane, Alice, Dorothy, and Anne. However, these children cannot be listed in the correct order and Thomas’s date of birth abt 1500 cannot be correct. According to Whitaker, Thomas succeeded his father, Henry, in the line abt 1506 and married Margaret Stanley abt 1509. Thomas was probably born abt 1488/89 as listed in some records. In a will dated 16 Aug. 1513, before going off to fight in the Scotch war, Thomas leaves provisions for three daughters: Elizabeth, Isabel and Jane. That means these three daughters must have been born between 1509 and 1513. Thomas also leaves provisions for his wife and a child “with which she is now great”. This child must have been his forth child and perhaps his first son, Richard, who thus would have been born 1513/14. That raises an interesting question: If this first son was Richard, his heir, how could he be the same person as Richard (1546)? Obviously they could not be the same person. However, Whitaker makes a claim, quoting as follows: “According to Dugdale’s pedigree (Visitation) Thomas had by ‘one Amatia or Margareta’ 2 illegitimate children, Richard and Henry.” Most records list Richard as born 1546 and Henry 1548. This is also not possible since Thomas, their father, died in 1539 (according to Whitaker) and his wife Margaret died in 1549. Therefore, Richard and Henry must have been born at least ten years earlier, abt 1536 and 1538 respectively, but that still means Richard (1514) and Richard (abt 1536) are two distinct persons. Parker also states that one Richard was the third son of Thomas. (Is this the illegitimate Richard?) That means that two of the other sons (Richard, John, Henry, Nicholas and Raufe) must have been born before Richard and Henry, the illegitimate sons, and still makes is it likely that Richard (illegitimate son) is the father of William and is missing from Whitaker’s and Parker’s lists of children. (Are there also two Henrys? Quite probably.

Assuming this hypothesis is correct, the pedigree line for Duckworth Grimshaw would be as follows on the attached pages.

I would be very appreciative for any information/feedback confirming or refuting this hypothesis. From the limited records to which I have some access, this seems the best explanation for tying the Duckworth Grimshaw and Water de Grimshaw lines together. I can be reached by email at michaelelizabethgrimshaw@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,

Michael Grimshaw

 

Subsequently, in response to an inquiry about the sources for his information, Michael sent the following e-mail on December 12, 2007.

 

Thomas,

… As to where I located my “research findings”, most of the information came from the website www.familysearch.org. Added to that was the information from Whitaker’s History of Whalley and Parker’s Landed Gentry of Lancashire County, together with online parish records at www.lan-opc.org.uk and British History Online at www.british-history.ac. I also did quite a bit of searching at www.rootsweb.com and www.ancestry.com and www.eireindex.net/lancindex.

I hope that is helpful.

Michael

 

Michael Grimshaw Pedigree Chart

Based on the above information about Duckworth Grimshaw’s connection to the earliest recorded Grimshaw family, Michael developed the pedigree chart shown below. The point of tie-in is indicated in italics.

 

PEDIGREE CHART FOR DUCKWORTH GRIMSHAW

(Prepared Dec. 2007 by Michael Norman Grimshaw, great grandson)

1. Walter de Grimshaw, b. abt 1250

Children: Henry, Richard, Adam, William

2. Henry de Grimshaw, (name occurs 1284 and 1294)

Children: Adam, Richard

3. Adam de Grimshaw, (In 1327 Adam released all chattels to son Henry)

Children: Henry, Adam

4. Henry de Grimshaw, married Agnes, who was a widow in 1345

Children: Adam, Matilda

5. Adam de Grimshaw, abt 1346-47 married Cecily de Clayton (Clayton le Moors line)

Children: Henry, Richard, John, Agnes

6. Henry de Grimshaw of Grimshaw and Clayton, (succeeded father abt 1361), Married Joan de Shuttleworth (settlement dated 21 Apr 1390)

Children: Robert, Catherine

7. Robert de Grimshaw, b. abt 1399, (succeeded father abt 1429), married Joan de Hacking

Children: Henry, Hugh

8. Henry de Grimshaw, (succeeded father after 1446), married 1442 Isabel Rishton

Children: Henry, Nicholas (progenitor of Pendle Forest line)

9. Henry de Grimshaw, d. 1506, (succeeded father abt 1470), married Alice Tempest

Children: Thomas, Walter, Richard, Jane

10. Thomas Grimshaw, d. 1539, (succeeded father 1506), married Margaret Stanley (listed in some records as Harrington) abt 1509

Children: Richard, Henry, Nicolas, Raufe, Elizabeth, Thomas, Isabel, Jane, Alice, Dorothy, Anne, and two illegitimate sons Richard and Henry. (Point of tie in.)

11. Richard, Grimshaw, b. abt 1536 (illegitimate son of Thomas by Amatia or Margareta).

Children: Thomas

12. Thomas Grimshaw, b. abt 1575, married Jeneta Edg 13 Jan 1600 at Blackburn, Lancashire, Eng. She was buried 9 Jun 1603. Married Jane Helme 1603/04.

Children: William

13. William Grimshaw, b. abt 1605, married Margaret Halliwell 1630 at Blackburn, Lancashire, Eng.

Children: John, Elizabeth, Thomas

14. Thomas Grimshaw, chr. 16 Dec 1638, married Alice Fielding 17 May 1664 at Church, Lancashire, Eng.

Children: Richard, Lawrence, Henry, Thomas, Marie, William

15. Lawrence Grimshaw, chr. 04 Jan 1676, Lighthurst, Lancs., Eng. Married Jane Ellison, b. abt 1680 of Oswaldtwistle, Lancs., Eng.

Children: Thomas, Alice, John, Henry, Levi, Anne, Joseph, Benjamin, Mary Alice, Ellen, Lawrence

16. Thomas Grimshaw, b. 1 May 1701, at Oswaldtwislte, Lancs., Eng. Married Sarah Ryley, chr. 18 Mar 1704/05 of Oswaldtwislte, Lancs., Eng.

Children: Lawrence, George, Ann, Ann, Dorothy, Thomas, Ann, ??

17. George Grimshaw, chr. 21 Jun 1730, of Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Elizabeth Fielding, chr 20 or 28 Oct 1730, Stanhill, Lancs. Eng.

Children: Nanny, John, John, Thomas, Benjamin

18. Thomas Grimshaw, b. 28 Oct 1759, Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Susan Fielding, b. abt 1769 of Stanhill, Lancs., Eng.

Children: Lawrence

19. Lawrence Grimshaw, b. 6 Oct 1782, Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Mary Duckworth, b. 4 Apr 1786, Marsden, Lancs., Eng.

Children: John, Elizabeth, Faith, Faith, Mary, Duckworth, Elizabeth or Isabel, Susanna, William

20. John Grimshaw, b. 12 June 1811, Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Alice Whittaker, b. 28 Dec 1809, Church, Lancs., Eng.

Children: James, Mary, Elizabeth, Duckworth, Susannah, Sarah Ann, (Twin sister ), Alice

21. Duckworth Grimshaw, b.3 Mar 1842, Tottington, Lancs., Eng. Married Mary Jane Moyes, b. 6 June 1850 Vacey, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

Children: John, Elizabeth Alice, Mary Ann, Franklin Duckworth, William Henry, Ray, Ida, Lawrence, May, Arnold, Randolph, George

Descendant Chart Interpreted from Michael Grimshaw’s Pedigree Chart

The following descendant chart for Walter de Grimshaw showing the details of the connection to Duckworth Grimshaw summarizes the information provided by Norman Grimshaw.

 

DESCENDANT CHART INTERPRETED FROM

PEDIGREE CHART FOR DUCKWORTH GRIMSHAW

by Michael Norman Grimshaw

December 2007

1. Walter de Grimshaw, b. abt 1250

|–2. Henry (ca 1284-94)

|–|–3. Adam (in 1327 Adam released all chattels to son Henry)

|–|–|–4. Henry de Grimshaw, married Agnes, who was a widow in 1345

|–|–|–|–5. Adam de Grimshaw, abt 1346-47 married Cecily de Clayton (Clayton le Moors line)

|–|–|–|–|–6. Henry de Grimshaw of Grimshaw and Clayton, (succeeded father abt 1361), Married Joan de Shuttleworth (settlement dated 21 Apr 1390)

|–|–|–|–|–|–7. Robert de Grimshaw, b. abt 1399, (succeeded father abt 1429), married Joan de Hacking

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8. Henry de Grimshaw, (succeeded father after 1446), married 1442 Isabel Rishton

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9. Henry de Grimshaw, d. 1506, (succeeded father abt 1470), married Alice Tempest

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10. Thomas Grimshaw*, d. 1539, (succeeded father 1506), married Margaret Stanley (listed in some records as Harrington) abt 1509

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Richard

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Henry

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Nicolas

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Raufe

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Elizabeth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Thomas

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Isabel

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Jane

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Alice

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Dorothy

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Anne

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10. Thomas Grimshaw*, d. 1539, (succeeded father 1506), had two illegitimate sons by Amatia or Margareta.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Richard. (Point of tie in.)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–12. Thomas Grimshaw, b. abt 1575, married Jeneta Edg 13 Jan 1600 at Blackburn, Lancashire, Eng. She was buried 9 Jun 1603. Married Jane Helme 1603/04.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–13. William Grimshaw, b. abt 1605, married Margaret Halliwell 1630 at Blackburn, Lancashire, Eng.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14. John

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14. Elizabeth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–14. Thomas Grimshaw, chr. 16 Dec 1638, married Alice Fielding 17 May 1664 at Church, Lancashire, Eng.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15. Richard

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15. Lawrence Grimshaw, chr. 04 Jan 1676, Lighthurst, Lancs., Eng. Married Jane Ellison, b. abt 1680 of Oswaldtwistle, Lancs., Eng.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Thomas Grimshaw, b. 1 May 1701, at Oswaldtwislte, Lancs., Eng. Married Sarah Ryley, chr. 18 Mar 1704/05 of Oswaldtwislte, Lancs., Eng.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. Lawrence

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. George Grimshaw, chr. 21 Jun 1730, of Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Elizabeth Fielding, chr 20 or 28 Oct 1730, Stanhill, Lancs. Eng.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–18. Nanny

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–18. John

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–18. John

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–18. Thomas Grimshaw, b. 28 Oct 1759, Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Susan Fielding, b. abt 1769 of Stanhill, Lancs., Eng

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–19. Lawrence Grimshaw, b. 6 Oct 1782, Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Mary Duckworth, b. 4 Apr 1786, Marsden, Lancs., Eng.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. John Grimshaw, b. 12 June 1811, Church, Lancs., Eng. Married Alice Whittaker, b. 28 Dec 1809, Church, Lancs., Eng

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. James

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. Mary

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. Elizabeth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. Duckworth Grimshaw, b.3 Mar 1842, Tottington, Lancs., Eng. Married Mary Jane Moyes, b. 6 June 1850 Vacey, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. John

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Elizabeth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Alice

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Mary Ann

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Franklin Duckworth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. William Henry

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Ray

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Ida

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Lawrence

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. May

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Arnold

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. Randolph

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–22. George

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. Susannah

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. Sarah Ann,

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. , (Twin sister ),

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–21. Alice

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Elizabeth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Faith

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Faith

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Mary

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Duckworth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Elizabeth

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Isabel

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. Susanna

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20. William

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–20.

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–18. Benjamin

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. Ann

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. Ann

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. Dorothy

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. Thomas

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. Ann

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–17. ??

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Alice

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. John

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Henry

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Levi

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Anne

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Joseph

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Benjamin

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Mary

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Alice

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Ellen

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–16. Lawrence

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15. Henry

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15. Thomas

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15. Marie

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–15. William

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–11. Henry

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10. Walter

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10. Richard

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–10. Jane

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–|–9. Nicholas (progenitor of Pendle Forest line)

|–|–|–|–|–|–|–8. Hugh

|–|–|–|–|–|–7. Catherine

|–|–|–|–|–6. Richard

|–|–|–|–|–6. John

|–|–|–|–|–6. Agnes

|–|–|–|–5. Matilda

|–|–|–4. Adam

|–|–3. Richard

|–2. Richard

|–2. Adam

|–2. William

Diagram Showing Linkage to Whitaker’s Descendant Chart for Earliest Recorded Grimshaw Family

Further clarity of the connection of Duckworth Grimshaw’s family line to the earliest recorded Grimshaw line of Walter is provided in the following diagram, which goes down as far as Lawrence Grimshaw (15th generation), who was the great-great grandfather of Lawrence Grimshaw (19th generation), who in turn was Duckworth’s grandfather. This chart therefore shows the first 15 of 22 generations (down to the children of Duckworth Grimshaw) that have been researched by Michael Grimshaw.

According to Michael Grimshaw’s research, then, Thomas Grimshaw, besides the 11 children he had by his wife, Margaret (Stanley) Grimshaw, also had two illegitimate children by Amatia or Margarita. Whitaker did not account for four of Thomas and Margaret’s children as well as the two children of Thomas and Amatia. The oldest of these two children, Richard, is the ancestor of Lawrence Grimshaw m. Mary Duckworth (generation 19) and Duckworth Grimshaw m. Mary Ann Moyes (generation 21).

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.

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