Edward or Edwin and Mary (McKee) Grimshaw
Married in Dover, New Hampshire
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Edward Joseph (possibly Edwin) Grimshaw was born in England and arrived in Dover, NH in time to be recorded in the 1870 U.S. Census. He and Mary McKee were married in 1878 and had about eight children who were born from 1879 to 1893.
Thanks go to Sean Grimshaw for posting information on this line of Grimshaws in his inquiries on genealogy forums.
1870 U.S. Census Record
Edward Grimshaw was living in Dover, NH in 1870 with Charles and Nancy Dunn with profession listed as “Laborer”.
1878 Marriage Record
Edward and Mary McKey were married in Dover on May 21, 1878.
Postings on the Internet on Edward or Edwin and Mary (McKee) Grimshaw
Sean Grimshaw Postings
Sean Grimshaw posted the following message on the Grimshaw Family Genealogy Forum in December 2000:
I am looking for information on a Edward (maybe Edwin) Joseph Grimshaw born 1849+- in England. He moved to Dover, New Hampshire USA and on May 21, 1878 at age 29 married Mary McKee born 1853+- in Ireland also of Dover NH. Any information on Mary or Edward Joseph, I have hit a rock hall on this side of my family. email@example.com Thank you, Sean
In January 2001, Sean posted the following message:
I have a marriage document for my gggrandfather who married in Dover NH USA in 1878 at age 29. He would have been born 1849+- in England. Most of the documents say his name was Edward Joseph but the marrage say Edwin. He had a number of children with his wife Mary McKee, 1 Elizabeth, 2 Mary, 3 Anne, 4 Edward J., 5 Martha, 6 William, 7 John, 8 Cecilia. If you can help firstname.lastname@example.org
In December 2000, Sean posted the following message on Ancestry.com
I am looking for information on Edward (J.?) Grimshaw born about 1849 or his wife Mary McKee born about 1853. Their children are
1. Anna born Oct 31,1880, who had a daughter May Ellen on Dec 4 1901.,
2. Mary E. born Oct 31,1880 who had a son Raymond Dec 4, 1900 (Raymond is dead and believe to be buried in New Haven Conn.),
3. Child name unknown.,
4. Edward J. born Sept 9 or 19, 1882 or 1883,Died on Oct 12, 1938 in Conn. buried in Dover, NH. Edward J. and Mary H. Dixon had a son George Edward on Apr 21, 1906.,
5. William H. born Dec 16, 1884.,
6. Martha born Dec 26, 1886 died in New Haven Conn.,
7. John Thomas born Feb 5 or6 1888 or 9. Married Carrie B. Chase who had 8 children (see message on John Thomas and Carrie Chase)
8. Cecilia Born June 13, 1893 died July 10 1902 buried in Dover, NH
Sean Grimshaw also posted the following message on the McKee Message Board on Ancestry.com in December 2000.
Mary McKee born 1853+- in Ireland
Posted by: Sean Grimshaw Date: December 29, 2000 at 18:38:44
I am looking for information on a Mary McKee born 1853+- in Ireland. She moved to Dover, New Hampshire USA and on May 21, 1878 at age 25 married Edward (maybe Edwin) Joseph Grimshaw. Any information on Mary or Edward Joseph born 1849+- in England. I have hit a rock hall on this side of my family. email@example.com
Thank you, Sean
Calvin Hall Postings on John Thomas and Carrie (Chase) Grimshaw
Calvin Hall posted the following message on the Grimshaw Family Genealogy Forum in October 1999:
I am looking for any information on John Thomas Grimshaw who is believed to have been born prior to 1890 somewhere in New Hampshire. He moved to Augusta Maine and married Carrie Chase in 1913. I have looked at the birth records of most of his children and he never listed his birthplace the same way twice. I have not been able to find him on census records either. John’s father is reported to have been Edward Grimshaw.
Calvin also posted the following message on the Grimshaw Message Board on Ancestry.com in October 1999:
I am looking for any information on John Thomas Grimshaw. He was in Augusta, Maine in the early 1900’s. He may have been from the Dover, New Hampshire area or in Mass sometime prior to that. His father is reported to be Edward Joseph Grimshaw who may have come over from Lancaster, England.
Siblings of John Thomas include: Joseph, Elizabeth, Anne, Mary Ellen, Martha, and William.
Sean Grimshaw posted the following messages on the Grimshaw Message Board on Ancestry.com in December 2000:
John Thomas Grimshaw was in Augusta, ME in the early 1900’s. Was married on Jan 7,1913 to Carrie B. Chase at St Mary’s Church. He died on March 27, 1950 and is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery. He worked for Central Maine Power Company as a Lineman. Please respond to this message, I have questions for you (Calvin Hall)
William H. born Dec 16, 1884. Martha born Dec 26, 1886 died in New Haven Conn. I have more info but I am missing some to make it make sense. I am the great-grandson of John Thomas Grimshaw. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preliminary Descendant Chart
Based on postings and internet research…
Edward or Edwin Grimshaw (ca 1849, England – ?) & Mary McKee (ca 1853, Ireland – ?). Married May 21, 1878 in Dover, NH.
|—1 Elizabeth B Grimshaw (ca 1879 – ?) & John T Welsh (?, Boston – ?). Married 26 Jun 1900, Dover, NH.
|—|—2 John Welsh
|—|—2 Velma Welsh
|—|—2 Raymond Welsh
|—1 Anna B Grimshaw (31 Oct 1880, Dover, NH – ?) & Harry W Goodwin. Married 23 Jun 1910, Rollinsford, NH.
|—|—2 Mary Ellen Goodwin (4 Dec 1901 – ?)
|—|—2 Unknown Goodwin
|—1 Mary E Grimshaw (31 Oct 1880, Dover, NH – ?) & Barsan Vartanin (1880, Dover, NH – ?) Married 26 Nov 1906, Lowell, MA.
|—|—2 Raymond ?
|—1 Mary E Grimshaw (31 Oct 1880, Dover, NH – ?) & Krikor S Nazikian. Married 28 Feb 1910, Lowell, MA.
|—1 Edward J Grimshaw (9 or 19 Sep 1882, Dover, NH – 12 Oct 1938, CT) & Mary H Dixon
|—|—2 George Edward Grimshaw (21 Apr 1906 – ?)
|—1 William H Grimshaw (16 Dec 1884 – ?) & Catherine F Fahey. Married 2 May 1908, Lowell, MA
|—1 Martha Grimshaw (26 Dec 1886, Dover, NH – ?, New Haven, CT)
|—1 John Thomas Grimshaw (5 or 6 Feb 1888 or 1889 – 17 Mar 1950) & Carrie B Chase (1891 – 1946). Married 7 Jan 1913.
|—|—2 Donald J (“Red”) Grimshaw (13 Jul 1913 – 29 Jul 1996) & Alexandria Roussell
|—|—|—3 Gary Grimshaw (July 1940 – ?)
|—|—2 Mildred Grimshaw (1915 – ?) & Thadius Zientara. No family.
|—|—2 Stanley R Grimshaw (7 Mar 1917 – 13 Apr 2002, Kennebec, ME) & Pauline Hemphill (21 May 1917 – ?)
|—|—|—3 Sandra Thomas Grimshaw (10 Jun 1944 – ?)
|—|—|—3 Richard Grimshaw (18 Nov 1947 – ?)
|—|—2 Marjorie Grimshaw (ca 1919 – ?) & Donald Dennett
|—|—|—3 Five children
|—|—2 Jane Grimshaw (ca 1921 – ?) & Damon Cunningham
|—|—|—3 Four male children
|—|—2 Madelyn L Grimshaw (ca 1923 – ?) Unmarried.
|—|—2 Dorothy Grimshaw (ca 1926 – ?) & Byron Hart
|—|—|—3 Three children
|—|—2 Gail Grimshaw & Edwin Woodward
|—|—|—3 Michael Woodward
|—|—|—3 Brenda Woodward
|—1 Unknown Grimshaw (1889 – ?)
|—1 Cecilia Grimshaw (13 Jun 1893 – 10 Jul 1902, Dover, NH)
How Was James H Grimshaw and Family of Dover, NH Connected?
From FamilySearch 1880 U.S. Census…
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Father’s Birthplace||Mother’s Birthplace|
|James H. GRIMSHAW||Self||M||Male||W||34||ENG||Works Cotton Mill||ENG||ENG|
|Isabella GRIMSHAW||Dau||S||Female||W||12||ENG||Works Cotton Mill||ENG||ENG|
|Mary E. GRIMSHAW||Dau||S||Female||W||7||NJ||ENG||ENG|
|Census Place||Ward 3, Dist. 243, Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire|
|Family History Library Film||1254769|
|NA Film Number||T9-0769|
James born 1846, compared to Edward at 1849 — brothers?
Mary E and Ellen childrens’ names in common
Webpage posted February 2007. Addition of new banner in March 2010. Updated July 2012 with addition of census and marriage images and with expansion of descendant chart based on internet research