Hugh and Elizabeth (Burroughs) Grimshaw

Immigrants to New Jersey from Manchester, England

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Hugh and Elizabeth (Burroughs) Grimshaw apparently immigrated to the U.S. from Manchester, England in 1811 or 1812. They arrived through the port of Philadelphia and settled in Salem County in southern New Jersey, south of Philadelphia. They had at least three children.

Webpage Credits

Descendant Chart

Joan Grater Information

Information from Christopher Keiper Grimshaw

Immigration Records for Hugh Grimshaw

Census Records for the Hugh and Elizabeth Grimshaw

Grimshaw Family Marriage Records

Dr. Oliver Grimshaw, Descendant of Hugh and Elizabeth

References

Website Credits

Thanks go to Joan Grater for providing information, both directly and on websites, on this family line. Also, credit goes to Ed Grimshaw for making the information available on the ancestry and descendants of this Grimshaw family line (see Ed’s collection of Grimshaw family lines on a companion webpage.)

Descendant Chart

Information has been assembled from several sources to put together a partial descendant chart for Hugh and Elizabeth Grimshaw as shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1. Partial descendant chart for Hugh and Elizabeth (Burroughs) Grimshaw

 

Hugh Grimshaw (1779, Birmingham?, England – 27 May 1864) & Elizabeth Burroughs (1795 – 27 Mar 1861) Married 1 Jul 1828.

|—Ester Grimshaw (1830 – )

|—Ann F. Grimshaw (1831 – ) & James Lafferty

|—Hugh Grimshaw (23 Mar 1835, Gloucester County, NJ – 3 Mar 1897) & Rebecca R/Pierson (1838, Gloucester County, NJ – 30 Jan 1918) Married 7 Jul 1848.

|—|—Henry Cooper Grimshaw 15 Nov 1858, New Jersey – 3 Aug 1933) & Adeline Ridgeway (17 Dec 1864 – 2 Feb 1947)

|—|—Oliver Grimshaw (18 Dec 1860, Woodstown, NJ – 4 Jun 1919) & Mary Miller Ford (?, Swedesboro, NJ – 9 Oct 1918) Married 17 Nov 1892.

|—|—|—Marion Grimshaw

|—|—|—Edith Grimshaw

|—|—|—John Oliver Grimshaw (19 Dec 1910, Swedesboro, NJ – ) & Katharine Eileen Kieper (8 Feb 1911, Johnstown, PA – 1972) Married 24 Jul 1936.

|—|—|—|—Christopher Kieper Grimshaw (7 Feb 1945, San Juan, PR – ) & Christine Claire Nelson (18 Nov 1943 – ) Married 38 Dec 1964.

|—|—|—|—|—Mark Kieper Grimshaw (11 Jan 1968 – )

|—|—|—|—|—Heather Lee Grimshaw (18 Dec 1969 – )

|—|—|—|—|—Luke Nelson Grimshaw (20 Sep 1978 – )

|—|—Abbie L. Grimshaw (ca. 1865 – )

 

Joan Grater Information

Joan Graterposted valuable information on this family line on two websites:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~njglouce/gloucesterq99.htm:

Looking for descendants of Henry Cooper Grimshaw b. Nov. 15,1858 of Harrison Twp, Mullica Hill, married Adaline C. Ridgeway b. Dec. 17,1864. Henry and Adaline lived on Woodland Ave., Mullica Hill. Henry’s father was Hugh Grimshaw born 1835, married Rebecca Rierson, she was born in 1838. This is all I know about them. Adaline’s parents were William S. Ridgeway and Mary Elizabeth Chattin. I have plenty of info. on William, but only a year of birth for Mary, which is 1833. Would love additional info on Mary Elizabeth Chattin. Will share info on Wm. Ridgeway, info goes back to 1700’s in England. Thank you.

 

http://genforum.genealogy.com/grimshaw/messages/52.html:

Looking for Hugh Grimshaw, father and son. Hugh Jr. born 1835 in N.J. Jr. married Rebecca Rierson, Rebecca born 1838. Kids: Ester (b) 1830, Ann F. (b) 1831 (M) James Lafferty, Henry Cooper (b) 1858 in N.J. Girls born in Manchester, Eng.

Henry married Adaline Ridgeway (b) 12/17/1864 and died 2/2/1947. Henry died 8/3/1933. They lived in Harrison Twp, Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, N.J. Old homestead still there and still in family.

Would like to share any other info on this line of family. Henry was my Great Grandfather.

Joan also provided the following descendant chart directly to the website author:

 

1 Hugh GRIMSHAW

Birth: ca 1780, Lancashire, Manchester

Occ: Weaver

U.S. Census for 1860 he was 80 yrs old.

Spouse: Elizabeth

Birth: ca 1795, Lancashire, Manchester

Children: Hugh (1835-1897)

Ester (1830-)

Ann F. (1831-)

1.1 Hugh GRIMSHAW

Birth: 23 Mar 1835, USA, New Jersey, Gloucester Co

Death: 3 Mar 1897

Spouse: Rebecca RIERSON

Birth: USA, New Jersey, Gloucester Co

Death: 30 Jan 1918

Or Pierson?

Alt date of birth 1838.

Marr: 7 Jul 1848

Children: Henry Cooper (1858-1933)

1.1.1 Henry Cooper GRIMSHAW

Birth: 15 Nov 1858, USA, New Jersey

Death: 3 Aug 1933

Great grandfather of Joan (Zane) Grater.

Spouse: Adaline RIDGEWAY

Birth: 17 Dec 1864, USA, New Jersey

Death: 2 Feb 1947

1.2 Ester GRIMSHAW

Birth: 1830, Lancashire, Manchester

1.3 Ann F. GRIMSHAW

Birth: 1831, Lancashire, Manchester

Information from Christopher Keiper Grimshaw

When Ed Grimshaw sent out an inquiry to other Grimshaws in 1979 (see companion webpage, no. EAG-23,) Christopher Grimshaw responded with included a very nice hand-written ancestor chart. Chris’ letter that accompanied the chart is shown below.

 

8014 Clearfield Rd.

Frederick, MD 21701

April 11, 1980

Dear Ed –I’ve enclosed what I know of my father’s family. Can’t see where it ties together in USA but perhaps you can find an English connection. If you receive any info that relates to my ‘family tree’ please advise me. Also I will reimburse you for a listing of the Grimshaws that live in New Jersey. That listing would be of significant help to me. Keep me advised, please of how you progress.

Best Regards,

Chris

 

The following descendant chart has been prepared using the handwritten chart provided by Chris in his response to Ed Grimshaw’s letter of inquiry.

 

Hugh Grimshaw (1779, Birmingham, England – 27 May 1864) & Elizabeth Burroughs (1795 – 27 Mar 1861) Married 1 Jul 1828.

|—Hugh Grimshaw (23 Mar 1835, Gloucester County, NJ – 3 Mar 1897) & Rebecca Pierson (?, Gloucester County, NJ – 30 Jan 1918) Married 7 Jul 1848.

|—|—Oliver Grimshaw (18 Dec 1860, Woodstown, NJ – 4 Jun 1919) & Mary Miller Ford (?, Swedesboro, NJ – 9 Oct 1918) Married 17 Nov 1892.

|—|—|—John Oliver Grimshaw (19 Dec 1910, Swedesboro, NJ – ) & Katharine Eileen Kieper (8 Feb 1911, Johnstown, PA – 1972) Married 24 Jul 1936.

|—|—|—|—Christopher Kieper Grimshaw (7 Feb 1945, San Juan, PR – ) & Christine Claire Nelson (18 Nov 1943 – ) Married 38 Dec 1964.

|—|—|—|—|—Mark Kieper Grimshaw (11 Jan 1968 – )

|—|—|—|—|—Heather Lee Grimshaw (18 Dec 1969 – )

|—|—|—|—|—Luke Nelson Grimshaw (20 Sep 1978 – )

 

The descendant chart also includes the following information:

 

Oliver Grimshaw received his M.D. from Hannemann Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1890. He taught school before becoming a doctor.

John Oliver Grimshaw received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Architecture from The Pennsylvania State College. He was a member of AIA in Florida. He was a Lieutenant, Junior Grade, during World War II and circumnavigated the world in a U.S. Liberty Ship.

Christopher Kieper Grimshaw received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. He has a CPA in Maryland and Florida. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Immigration Records for Hugh Grimshaws

A companion webpage provides information on Grimshaw immigrants that is readily available in the public record. Two Hugh Grimshaws came through the port of Philadelphia just a few months apart. One (or possibly both) of these individuals is undoubtedly the one who arrived with his spouse, Elizabeth, and family as it existed at that time. The records are reproduced below for convenience:


 

  • Hugh Grimshaw, 1811, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

Tepper, Michael, general editor, and Elizabeth P. Bentley, transcriber, 1986

Hugh was the second Grimshaw recorded as arriving at the Port of Philadelphia based on baggage lists (Isaac was the first) The record appears in the reference (Tepper and Bentley, p. 278) as follows:

 

GRIMSHAW, Hugh

Little George Eyre

20 Dec 1811

It indicates that Hugh arrived at the port on the ship “Little George Eyre” on December 20, 1811.


 

  • Hugh Grimshaw, 1812, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 

Tepper, Michael, general editor, and Elizabeth P. Bentley, transcriber, 1986

This Hugh is no doubt related to the Hugh Grimshaw who arrived just seven months earlier (shown above). His record is as follows in the reference (Tepper and Bentley, p. 278):

 

GRIMSHAW, Hugh

Fox

24 Jul 1812

It indicates that he arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on the ship “Fox” on July 24, 1812

Census Records for the Hugh and Elizabeth Grimshaw Family

Two Hugh Grimshaws are shown living in Salem County, New Jersey in the Census of 1830, as shown on a companion webpage containing a survey of Grimshaws in U.S. censuses. One Hugh is shown living in Salem County in the 1840 Census. A Hugh and Joseph Grimshaw are shown in Salem County in the 1850 Census. The family of Hugh Grimshaw, Jr. is shown in the 1880 Census living in Harrisonville, Gloucester county, New Jersey as shown in Figure 2 below.


Figure 2. 1880 Census Record for New Jersey showing Hugh Grimshaw, Jr. with his wife, Rebecca, and three children. Shown as record NJ-9 in a companion webpage.

 

Census Place:

Harrisonville, Gloucester, New Jersey

    

NJ-9

Source:

FHL Film 1254781 National Archives Film T9-0781 Page 401D

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Hugh GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

45

NJ

Occ:

Farmer

Fa: ENG

Mo: NJ

   

Rebecca L. GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

42

NJ

Occ:

House Keeping

Fa: NJ

Mo: NJ

   

Henry C. GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

21

NJ

Occ:

Farm Laborer

Fa: NJ

Mo: NJ

   

Oliver GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

19

NJ

Occ:

Farm Laborer

Fa: NJ

Mo: NJ

   

Abbie L. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

15

NJ

Grimshaw Family Marriage Records

The presence of the Hugh Grimshaw family in Gloucester County is recorded on the website of the Gloucester Historical Society – a search for marriage records turns up the following results:


Record ID

Surname of the Groom

First Name of the Groom

Marriage Official

Wedding Date

Soundex Coding

24536

Grimshaw

Hugh

Tittermary, Robert

12/7/1823

G652

5499

Grimshaw

Hugh

 

7/1/1828

G652

5500

Grimshaw

Hugh

Chatham, Joseph (JP)

7/1/1828

G652

32092

Grimshaw

Hugh

Janiver, Geo. W. (Rev.)

7/7/1858

G652

14504

Grimshaw

Oliver

Watson, Geo., Rev. Dr.

11/17/1892

G652


 

http://www.gloucestercountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Dr. Oliver Grimshaw, Descendant of Hugh and Elizabeth Grimshaw

A very complete biography of Dr. Oliver Grimshaw (Brown1, p. 174-175) has been found in the New Jersey State Library and is shown below. A copy (but not including bibliographic information) was also included in Christopher Grimshaw’s response letter to Ed Grimshaw’s inquiry (described above.) The biography is shown below.

 

Oliver Grimshaw, M.D.

Among the younger professional men of Goucester county none has attained a higher standard of excellence or a greater degree of success than the physician who is the subject of this review, and who has been a resident of Swedesboro ever since he entered upon his professional career.

Dr. Grimshaw was born in Woodstown, New Jersey, December 18, 1860, and is a son of Hugh and Rebecca (Pierson) Grimshaw, both natives of Gloucester county and of English descent. At an early period in the history of this country his ancestors engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods in Birmingham, England, whence the grandfather of our subject removed to Gloucester county in the beginning of the nineteenth century, locating at Mullica Hill, but soon afterword removing to Harrisonville.

When the Doctor was a year old his parents took up their residence in Mullica Hill, where he acquired a good common-school education. In 1878 he began teaching and for several years followed that calling, in which so many of the prominent business and professional men of this land have begun their career. He subsequently matriculated in Hahnemann Medical College, of Philadelphia, at which he was graduated in 1890. On the completion of his professional course of study he located in Swedesboro.

Dr. Grimshaw was married November 17, 1892, to Miss Mary Miller Ford, a daughter of George T. Ford, of Swedesboro. They have two beautiful children, Marion and Edith, and have a charming home, in the central part of the town,– one of the finest residences in the place. In politics the Doctor is a Republican, and while not a politician he takes an active interest in the success of his party. He is a member of the board of education of the Swedesboro district, and believes in securing the very best talent available to train the youthful mind.

 

 

A record found in the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh indicates that Oliver died by his own hand through self-poisoning. The reference has been temporarily misplaced and will be included when it is found.

References


1Brown, William M. (probable author), 1900, Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey, Illustrated: New York, NY and Chicago, IL., v II, unk p.

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