Immigrations of Grimshaws to the United States

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As a means of gaining as much insight as possible into the immigration of Grimshaws into North America, and their subsequent “radiation” (family growth and movement through succeeding generations), several indexes for records of immigration to the U.S. were examined for this website.

Sources Surveyed

Tabulation of Grimshaw Immigrants

Description of Immigration Records

References Cited

Filby Citation List

This survey indicates that Grimshaws have been coming to America since the mid-1600s, less than 50 years after the founding of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia. It appears that more than 130 Grimshaw immigrants entered the U.S. (and the preceding colonies) between 1651 and 1880.

Sources Surveyed

Four commonly available (published) sources of information on immigrants to the U.S. were surveyed for Grimshaw entries — Bentley, Filby (multiple volumes) Glazier and Filby, and Glazier and Tepper (multiple volumes). The Grimshaw immigrants to the U.S. through 1880, as indicated in these four sources, are tabulated below. The references are described in detail in a companion webpage.

A description of the immigration records follows the table. A summary of Grimshaw immigration patterns, and additional details on each of the Grimshaw immigrants shown in the table, are given on a companion webpage. This webpage was originally posted in August 2000; a supplementalwebpage bringing the records from Filby up to date through 2002, Part 1 was posted in February 2002. A second supplemental webpage for the period 2003 (no Grimshaws included), 2004, 2005, and 2006 is in preparation.

Tabulation of Grimshaw Immigrants to the U.S.

The results of the review of the four references are tabulated in the table shown below. As noted, additional detail on each immigrant is given on a companion webpage. The Filby reference numbers are tabulated at the bottom of this webpage

The table contains 89 Grimshaw entries, extending from 1651 to 1880, although many are obvious duplicates (the same Grimshaw immigrant recorded in different references). The number of “unique” Grimshaw immigrants appears to be about 60 or 65. (The names are spelled in the table as in the original reference). If it is assumed that just half of the total number of Grimshaws who immigrated are “captured” in these records, no fewer than 130 Grimshaws immigrated to the U.S. during that 230-year period.

No



Year

 

Last

First

City

ST

Reference
(see citations below)

1

1651

Grimshaw

Wm

VA

Filby, 1981, Ref 2772

2

1651

Grinshaw

William

VA

Filby, 1984, Ref 6220

3

1653

Greenshan

John

VA

Filby, 1981, Ref 2772

4

1653

Greenshan*

John

VA

Filby, 1984, Ref 6220

5

1670

Grimshaw

Jno

VA

Filby, 1995, Ref 6221

6

1670

Grimshaw

John

VA

Filby, 1995, Ref 6221

7

1696

Grimshaw

Eliza

VA

Filby, 1984, Ref 6223

8

1698

Grimshaw

Miles

MD/VA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9151

9

1698

Grimshaw

Miles

MD/VA

Filby, 1993, Ref 1219.5

10

1698

Grimshaw

Miles

MD/VA

Filby, 1996, Ref 2212

11

1737

Grimshaw

Judith

GA

Filby, 1981, Ref 1322

12

1737

Grimshaw

John

GA

Filby, 1982, Ref 3388

13

1737

Grimshaw

Judith

GA

Filby, 1982, Ref 3388

14

1739

Grimshaw

James

VA

Filby, 1981, Ref 1222

15

1739

Grimshaw

James

VA

Filby, 1987, Ref 1217.2

16

1739

Grimshaw

Jas.

VA

Filby, 1987, Ref 3700

17

1739

Grimshaw

James

VA

Filby, 1999, Ref 1220.11

18

1739

Grimshaw

James

VA

Filby, 2000, Ref 1229.10

19

1745

Grimshaw

John

AM

Filby, 1999, Ref 1220.11

20

1755

Grimshaw

John

AM

Filby, 1988, Ref 1217.6

31

1759

Grimshaw

Thomas

AM

Filby, 1999, Ref 1220.11

32

1761

Grimshaw

Job

AM

Filby, 1988, Ref 1217.5

33

1761

Grimshaw

Job

AM

Filby, 1999, Ref 1220.11

34

1764

Grimshaw

Job

MD

Filby, 1987, Ref 1357.2

35

1764

Grimshaw

Job

MD

Filby, 2000, Ref 1229.10

36

1766

Grimshaw

Edmund

AM

Filby, 1999, Ref 1220.11

37

1767

Grimshaw

Edmund

MD

Filby, 1987, Ref 1357.2

38

1767

Grimshaw

Edmund

MD

Filby, 2000, Ref 1229.10

39

1805

Grimshaw

Isaac

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1998, Ref 6466.4

40

1805

Grimshaw

Samuel

AM

Filby, 1982, Ref 8195

41

1808

Grimshaw

Wm

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9296

42

1811

Grimshaw

Hugh

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1998, Ref 6466.4

43

1812

Grimshaw

Isaac

NY

Filby, 1982, Ref 8195

44

1812

Grimshaw

John

NY

Filby, 1982, Ref 8195

45

1812

Grimshaw

Joseph

NY

Filby, 1982, Ref 8195

46

1812

Grimshaw

Hugh

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1998, Ref 6466.4

47

1813

Grimshaw

Hugh

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9296

48

1820

Grimshaw

William

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9296

49

1820

Grimshaw

John

New York

NY

Filby, 1990, Ref 7870

50

1820

Grimshaw

John

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

51

1826

Grimshant

Jas.

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

52

1827

Grimshaw

James

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

53

1827

Grimshaw

Jas.,
Mr.

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

54

1827

Grimshaw

Wm.

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

55

1829

Grimshaw

Betsey

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

56

1829

Grimshaw

Mary

New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

57

1829

Grimshaw

Thos.

 New York

NY

Bentley, 1999

58

1829

Grimshaw

George

MI

Filby, 1983, Ref 6401

59

1831

Grimsha

Phillip

NY

Filby, 1984, Ref 5962

60

1835

Grimshaw

Samuel

NY

Filby, 1984, Ref 8258

61

1837

Grimshaw

Thomas

New York

NY

Filby, 1995, Ref 5704.1

62

1840

Grimsahaw

George

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9296

63

1842

Grimsham

John

NY

Filby, 1998, Ref 752.50

64

1848

Grimshaw

Bing

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

65

1848

Grimshaw

William

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

66

1848

Grimshaw

Thos.

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

67

1848

Grimshaw

Joseph

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

68

1849

Grimshaw

Joseph

NY

Filby, 1987, Ref 1133.60

69

1849

Grimshaw

George

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

70

1850

Grinshaw

Sarah

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

71

1850

Grimshaw

Mary

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

72

1850

Grimshaw

Margaret

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

73

1850

Grimshaw

W.

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

74

1850

Grimshaw

U-Mrs.

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

75

1850

Grimshaw

Martha

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

76

1850

Grimshaw

Emma

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

77

1850

Grimshaw

Ellen

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

78

1851

Grimshaw

Margt.

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

79

1851

Grimshaw

U

New York

NY

Glazier & Tepper, 1983-1986

80

1852

Grimshaw

Henry

New Orleans

LA

Glazier & Filby, 1988 – 1990

81

1852

Grimshaw

James

New York

NY

Glazier & Filby, 1988 – 1990

82

1857

Grimshaw

Benjamin

PA

Filby, 1988, Ref 1869

83

1857

Grimshaw

John

IL

Filby, 1987, Ref 8368

84

1860

Grimshaw

Henry

IL

Filby, 1995, Ref 3703.1

85

1864

Grimshaw

John W

PA

Filby, 1988, Ref 1869

86

1866

Grimshaw

John

IA

Filby, 1996, Ref 123.54

87

1870

Grimsahw

Giblum

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9296

88

1873

Grimshaw

Craven

PA

Filby, 1988, Ref 1869

89

1880

Grimshaw

William

Philadelphia

PA

Filby, 1981, Ref 9296

  *May not be a Grimshaw

Description of Immigration Records

The four references used in this survey are cited at the bottom of this webpage. More detail on each reference isgiven on a companion webpage. The records presented in the above table are from many different kinds of lists or other information sources are included in the references, including:

  1. Land ownership (or at least tenure)
  2. Indentured servitude
  3. Military service
  4. Deportation to the colonies for criminal offenses
  5. Passenger lists
  6. Baggage lists
  7. Registration as a resident alien (especially in times of war)
  8. Naturalization (declaration of intent, certification)
  9. Emigration lists (from country of origin)
  10. Local or county histories

The dates indicated in the table are generally as close to the date of immigration as possible, but in many cases the event recorded is not for immigration, but (as noted) for naturalization, land ownership or other event that occurred after the immigrant had arrived. In these cases, the date is the “latest possible” date that immigration occurred; the actual immigration date may have been earlier, sometimes many years earlier.

It would be very difficult to estimate what fraction of the total number of Grimshaw immigrants were “captured” in these sources. Data from other lines of investigation, including compiling of information on existing family lines, show that some (if not most) of the Grimshaw families in the U.S. today are descended from immigrants not included in the table.  As noted above, if a “capture rate” of 50% is assumed, then no fewer that 120 to 130 Grimshaws immigrated to the U.S. between 1650 and 1880. And, of course, the immigration continued for at least another 4 to 5 decades, well into the 20th century.

Filby Citation List

The following table provides the key to Filby reference numbers used in the table above. More detail on these references is given on a companion webpage.

Ref

Citation

Page

Filby Year

123.54

Appanoose County Genealogy Society, 1985, Index to Naturalization Records of Appanoose County, Iowa: Centerville, IA, the society, 86 p.

21

1996

752.5

Bracy, Isabel, 1990, Immigrants in Madison County, New York, 1815-1860: Interlaken, NY, Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 120 p.

66

1998

1133.6

Cassaday, Michael, 1982, Wisconsin-Bound Passengers on Ship Marmion, in Wisconsin State Genealogical Society News Letter, v. 29, no. 1 (June 1982), p. 9

9

1987

1217.2

Coldham, Peter W., 1983, Bonded Passengers to America, Two Volumes in One: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., unk. p.

115

1987

1217.5

Coldham, Peter W., 1983, Bonded Passengers to America, Volume 5, Western Circuit, 1664-1775: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, with a List of the Rebels of 1685: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 95 p.

48

1988

1217.6

Coldham, Peter W., 1983, Bonded Passengers to America, Volume 6, Oxford Circuit, 1663-1775: Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 95 p.

74

1988

1219.5

Coldham, Peter W., 1990, The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the Colonies, 1661 1699: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 894 p.

699

1993

1220.11

Coldham, Peter W., 1988, The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 920 p.

339

1999

1222

Coldham, Peter W., 1974, English Convicts in Colonial America, Volume 1, Middlesex 1617-1775: New Orleans, LA, Polyanthos, 301 p.

115

1981

1229.10

Coldham, Peter W., 1997, The Kings Passengers to Maryland and Virginia: Westminster, MD, Family Line Publications, 450 p.

82, 279

2000

1322

Coulter, Ellis M., and Albert B. Saye, eds., 1983, A List of the Early Settlers of Georgia: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 111 p.

77

1981

1357.2

Cox, Richard J., 1981, Maryland Runaway Convict Servants, 1745-1780, in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, v. 69, no., 1 (March 1981), p. 51-58

55

1987

1869

Erie County Society for Genealogical Research, compiler, 1983, Erie County, Pennsylvania, Naturalizations, 1825-1906: Erie, PA, the society, 179 p.

49

1988

2212

French, Elizabeth, 1913, List of Emigrants to America from Liverpool, 1697-1707: Boston, MA, New England Genealogical Society, 55 p. (reprinted 1962, 1983 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD

10

1996

2772

Greer, George C., 1912, Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666: Richmond, VA, W.C. Hill Printing Co. 376 p. (Reprinted 1960, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co.)

136,
139

1981

3388

Unknown Author, 1970, Immigrants from Great Britain to the Georgia Colony: Morrow,
GA, Genealogical Enterprises, 27 p.

10

1983

3700

Kaminkow, Marion, and Jack Kaminkow, eds., 1967, Original Lists of Emigrants in Bondage from London to the American Colonies, 1717-1744: Baltimore, MD, Magna Carta Book Co., 211 p. (reprinted 1981, Magna Carta Bool Co.)

69

1987

3703.1

Kane County Genealogical Society, 1988, Kane County, Illinois Naturalization Records, 1857-1906: Geneva, IL, the society, 162 p.

49

1995

5704.1

Mitchell, Brian, 1989, Irish Emigration Lists, 1833-1839: Lists of Emigrants Extracted from Ordnance Survey Memoirs for Counties Londonderry and Antrim: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 118 p.

19

1995

5962

Myers, Mrs. Lester F., 1968, Declarations of Intention and Naturalization Papers at the County Clerk’s Office in Auburn, New York, in Tree Talks, v. 8, no. 3 (September 1968), p. 21-22

21

1985

6220

Nugent, Nell M., abstractor, 1934, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 2, 1623-1666: Richmond, VA, Dietz Printing Co., 766 p. (reprinted 1969, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD)

222, 276

1985

6221

Nugent, Nell M., 1977, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 1, 1666-1695: Richmond, VA, Virginia State Library, 609 p.

82

1995

6223

Nugent, Nell M., abstractor, 1979, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 3, 1695-1732: Richmond, VA, Virginia State Library, 578 p.

6

1985

6401

U.S. Work Projects Administration, Division of Community Service Programs, Old Law Naturalization Records Project, 1942, Index to Naturalization Records, Mississippi Courts, 1798-1906: Jackson MI, Old Law Naturalization Records Project, unk. p.

80

1984

6466.4

Tepper, Michael, general editor, and Elizabeth P. Bentley, transcriber, 1986, Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 913 p.

278

1998

7870

Samuelsen, W. David, 1986, New York City Passenger List Manifests Index, 1820-1824: North Salt Lake, UT, Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 290 p.

108

1990

8195

Scott, Kenneth, compiler, 1979, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 420 p.

123,
124, 324

1983

8258

Scott, Kenneth, and Roseanne Conway, compilers, 1978, New York Alien Residents, 1825-1848: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 122 p.

46

1985

8368

Shelley, Jane and Elsie M., Wasser, compilers, 1983, Naturalization and Intentions of Madison County, Illinois: An Index 1816-1900: Edwardsville, IL, the compilers, unk p.

51

1987

9151

Tepper, Michael, ed., 1977, Passengers to America: a Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co. (Reprinted 1978 with new indexes, 554 p.)

180

1981

9296

Filby, P. William, ed., 1982, Philadelphia Naturalization Records – an Index to Records of Aliens’ Declarations of Intention and/or Oaths of Allegiance, 1789-1880, in United States Circuit Court, United States District Court, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Quarter Sessions Court, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 716 p.

198

1981

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