Frank and Margaret Emilie (Fielding) Grimshaw

Immigrants to Magog, Quebec, Canada in 1927 to 1928

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Frank Grimshaw was born in Bury, Lancashire in 1901, the son of Herbert John and Mary Ellen (Taylor) Grimshaw. He became a textile designer and emigrated to Magog, Quebec in 1927. His fiancee, Margaret Emilie Fielding followed in 1928. The couple lived in Magog and, later in life, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they lived out their lives and are buried. It is not known if Framk and Margaret Grimshaw had descendants.

Frank is descended from the Pendle Forest line of Grimshaws. Specifically, his great grandparents were Thomas and Helena (Brettargh) Grimshaw, who immigrated to the new world many years before Frank. Frank’s grandfather did not emigrate with his parents, Thomas and Helen Grimshaw, when they departed.

Another Grimshaw immigrant and his family also lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia and are buried there. This immigrant was William Charles Grimshaw, who is described on a companionwebpage. Frank Grimshaw and William Charles Grimshaw do not appear to have been related.


Webpage Credits

Vital Email from Sue Westwater

Frank Grimshaw is Descended from the Pendle Forest Line of Grimshaws

Frank and Emilie Grimshaw Are Buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Sue Westwater for providing information on Frank and Margaret Emilie Grimshaw that made this webpage possible.

Vital Email from Sue Westwater

Sue Westwater sent an email in June 2014 that made it possible to identify Frank and Margaret as immigrants to Canada from England. Key information from Sue’s email is summarized below.

The gravestone pictures of Frank and Margaret on the webpage of the Nova Scotia Grimshaw line (William Charles Grimshaw) was noted (pictures since moved to this webpage).

Sue’s interest in Frank and Margaret comes about because Margaret is a second cousin twice removed.

Frank Grimshaw was born in Bury, Lancashire, in 1901. His father was John Grimshaw, who was born in Haslingden, Lancashire. His mother was Mary Ellen (Taylor) Grimshaw

Frank”s siblings were Joseph Taylor and Thomas Grimshaw. Thomas may have been Frank’s twin.

Frank was a textile designer. He moved to Magog, Quebec in 1927. His fiancee, Margaret Emilie Fielding followed in 1928.

Margaret was accompanied by her mother, Margaret (McClellan) Fielding, who was a widow of Ashton Fielding. He died in Bury in 1919. The older Margaret died in 1945 at age 80 and is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Magog. 

Frank and Margaret Grimshaw lived at first at 5 Merry Street in Magog. 

In 1957 they were living at Dublin Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and were still there in 1962.

Frank visited his father, John, who had a boarding house at 111 Spring Street, Bury, in 1931. In 1956 Frank and Margaret Emilie visited 26 West Drive, Seedfield, Bury. 

Frank Grimshaw is Descended from the Pendle Forest Line of Grimshaws

Research of the Schwuchow, III family tree on found that Frank Grimshaw is descended from the Pendle Forest line of Grimshaws. He is in fact descended from Thomas and Helena (Brettargh) Grimshaw, who immigrated to Canada many years earlier (see companion webpage) . Frank Grimshaw is descended from one of Thomas and Helena’s sons who remained in England when they went to the new world.

Information from the webpage on Thomas and Helena Grimshaw and the Schwuchow, III family tree as well as Sue Westwater’s email permits construction of the following ancestor chart for Frank Grimshaw. The additions to the Thomas and Helena Grimshaw’s descendant chart from the other sources are in the area indicated by italics.

Thomas Grimshaw (17 Nov 1737 – 14 May 1797) & Jane Holt ( – 17 May 1794)

|—-Christopher Grimshaw (1764 – 1821)

|—-John Grimshaw

|—-Thomas Grimshaw (1768 – 1820)

|—-Nicholas Grimshaw (1773 – 1830) & Ann Slater

|—-|—-Thomas Grimshawe* (1815 – 1892) & Helena Brettargh (Circa 1815 – 22 Dec 1885)

|—-|—-|—-Nicholas Grimshawe ( – 1906) & Delia Ferguson

|—-|—-|—-|—-Mabel Grimshawe

|—-|—-|—-|—-Stella Grimshawe

|—-|—-|—-|—-Clarence Eastwood Grimshawe

|—-|—-|—-Richard Holt Grimshawe (17 Aug 1833 – 10 Feb 1915) & Sarah Florence Beckett (17 Feb 1866 – 1953)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Richard Edward Grimshawe (7 Dec 1895 – 4 May 1920)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary McDowell Grimshawe (20 May 1885 – 11 Nov 1929)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Sarah Florence Grimshawe (27 Feb 1890 – 20 Jun 1932) & Walter Francis Schwuchow

|—-|—-|—-Henry Grimshawe & Ann (Annie) Sutcliffe Witham

|—-|—-|—-|—-Helena Grimshawe

|—-|—-|—-|—-Herbert John Grimshawe (abt 1873, Haslingden, Lancashire – ?) & Mary Ellen Taylor (abt 1865, Capenshaw, Lancashire)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Taylor Grimshaw (abt 1900, Lancashire – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Frank Grimshaw (abt 1901 or 1902, Bury, Lancashire – 1963) & Margaret Emilie or Emily Fielding (1901 – 1970)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Thomas Grimshaw (abt 1901 or 1902, Lancashire – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Henry Percival Tritham Grimshawe

|—-|—-|—-Thomas (Tom) Grimshawe (18 Jul 1844, England – 27 Feb 1936) & Elizabeth Bolton (31 Mar 1850, Canada – 1 Sep 1932) (Presumed children, buried nearby, shown below)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Elizabeth Grimshawe (ca 1881 – 3 Nov 1888)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Grimshawe (ca 1882 – 7 Nov 1888)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Vida Evelyn Grimshawe (12 Jul 1882 – 15 Jul 1982)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Olive Grimshawe (ca 1884 – 31 Oct 1888)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Helena Grimshawe (ca 1886 – 5 Nov 1888)

|—-|—-|—-|—-J Leeming Grimshawe (7 Apr 1893 – 29 Apr 1979)

|—-|—-|—-Christopher H. Grimshawe (Jul 1846 – 17 Nov 1934) & Harriet J. (Hattie) Harper (May 1860 – 1903)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Thomas Delaware (Del) Grimshawe (14 Dec 1882-17 Dec 1962) & Agnes A Allison (5 May 1887-18 Dec 1954)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Helena Ollie Grimshawe (Feb 1885 – 1907)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Govenna S.T. (Gov) Grimshawe (Apr 1886 – After 1934) & Gordon T. Doe

|—-|—-|—-|—-Anna (Annie) Grimshawe (3 Sep 1887 – 29 May 1980) & Walter R. Orr (25 Mar 1875 – 4 May 1939)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Nell (Nellie) Grimshawe (Mar 1889 – After 1981) & Edgar Kennerly

|—-|—-|—-|—-Christopher N. (Doc) Grimshawe (Sep 1890 – After 1934) & Florence M Moore

|—-|—-|—-|—-Garland (Googe) Grimshawe* (20 Oct 1892 – 27 Oct 1979) & Bell Pague (1892 – 1969)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Garland (Googe) Grimshawe* (20 Oct 1892 – 27 Oct 1979) & Ethel Miller

|—-|—-|—-|—-Cecelia Viola Grimshawe (Aug 1894 – Dec 1910)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Harry L. Grimshawe (Jul 1896 – 1937)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Dorothy (Daisy or Dot) Grimshawe (6 Dec 1899 – 2 Jul 1981) & Paul Keating

|—-|—-|—-Oliver Grimshaw (1852 – 1852)

|—-|—-Jane Susie Grimshaw ( – 1863)

|—-|—-Elizabeth Grimshaw (18 May 1818 – 20 Aug 1878)

|—-|—-Ann Grimshaw (11 May 1823 – 1892) & Richard Eastwood ( – 1871)

Examination of the Pendle Forest Grimshaw webpage (see companionwebpage) shows that Frank Grimshaw was an eleventh generation descendant of Nicholas, the earliest recorded Grimshaw in the Pendle Forest line:

Nicholas Grimshaw & ?
|—-Thomas Grimshaw & ?
|—-|—-Nicholas Grimsahw & Margaret ?
|—-|—-|—-Nicholas Grimshaw & Isabel Whitaker
|—-|—-|—-|—-John Grimshaw & Eleanor Stephenson
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Christopher Grimshaw & Catherine Townnley
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Thomas Grimshaw & Jane Holt
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Nicholas Grimshaw & Anne Slater
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Thomas Grimshawe & Helena Brettargh
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Henry Grimshawe & Anne Witham
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Herbert John Grimshawe & Mary Ellen Taylor
|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Frank Grimshaw & Margaret Emilie Fielding

Frank and Emilie Grimshaw Are Buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Frank and Emilie (Emily) Grimshaw are buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos of the gravestones were taken by the website author during a visit to Halifax in June 2012.

Frank and Margaret Emily Grimshaw (Location 10B, Row P, Lots 14 & 15)

Note: Frank and Margaret Emily Grimshaw’s gravestones are side by side in the center of the above phote.




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Webpage posted June 2014. Gravestone images transferred from “Nova Scotia Grimshaw” webpage.