Supplemental Grimshaw Immigration Records from Filby, 2001-2002

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An initial survey of Filby’s “Passenger and Immigration Index” was conducted in 1999 and is described in a companion webpage. It included the Filby volumes from 1981 to 2000. A follow-up survey was performed in February 2002 and included four additional volumes: 2001, Part 11;  2001, Part 22; 2002, Part 13;  and 2002, Part 24. Three of these volumes included entries of Grimshaw immigrants, with a total of 14 additional immigrants. In addition a 15th immigrant was discovered during the survey which had not been “picked up” in the Filby indexes.

Tabulation of Grimshaw Immigrants

Tabulation of References

Details of Grimshaw Immigrant Records

List of References

Tabulation of Grimshaw Immigrants

The 14 additional Grimshaw immigrant entries discovered in the Filby survey update are shown in Table 1 below. They are listed in chronological order and are assigned numbers that correspond to the numbering system of the original Filby survey (with the letters “a”, “b” or “c” to indicate the appropriate point of insertion in the original survey.)

Table 1. Chronological list of Grimshaw immigrants from Filby indexes.

 

No



Year

 

Last

First

City

ST

Reference (see citations below)

3a

 

1693

Grimshaw

Elizabeth

 

VA

Filby, 2002-1, Ref 6212.30, p. 60

10a

1764

Grimshaw

 

John

Baltimore

 

MD

 

Filby, 2001-2, Ref 2797.35, p. 68

11a

1767

Grimshaw

Edmund

Baltimore

 

MD

 

Filby, 2001-2, Ref 2797.35, p. 68

22a

 

1821

Grimshaw

 

John

 New York

NY

 

Filby, 2002-1, Ref 8197.10, p. 232


22b

1827

Grimshaw

John

 New York

 

NY


Filby, 2002-1, Ref 8197.10, p. 338

31a

 

1840

Grimshaw

John

 New York

 

NY

 


Filby, 2002-1, Ref 8197.10, p. 170

47a

 

1858

Grimshaw

(Mr.)

 

QP

 


Filby, 2002-1, Ref 9196.15, p. 42

48a

1862

Grimshaw

Bridget

Detroit

 

MI

 



Filby, 2001-2, Ref 1718.20, p. 66


48b

1863

Grimshaw

Michael

Detroit

 

MI

 



Filby, 2001-2, Ref 1718.20, p. 75


48c

1863

Grimshaw

Ellenor

Detroit

 

MI

 



Filby, 2001-2, Ref 1718.20, p. 80

51a

1871

Grimshaw

J. Joseph

 

ON

 



Filby, 2001-2, Ref 1823.34, p. 55

51b

1871

Grimshaw

William

 

ON

 



Filby, 2002-1, Ref 1823.34, p. 55

51c

1871

Grimshaw

Thomas

 

ON

 



Filby, 2002-1, Ref 1823.22, p. 64


51d

1871

Grimshaw

William

 

ON

 



Filby, 2002-1, Ref 1823.15, p. 100

53a

 

1915

Grimshaw

Henry

 

CAN

 



Filby, 2002-2, Ref 2301.20, p. 22

Tabulation of References

The references surveyed in the Filby indexes are shown in Table 2 below in numerical order. They are cross-referenced to the immigrants shown in Table 1 above. The references are also cited at the end of this webpage.

Table 2. Table of References, shown in numerical order.

 

Ref

Citation

Page

Filby
Year

1718.20

Duncan, Mary Lou Straith, 1999, Passage to America 1851-1869: The Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent, Detroit, Michigan. Detroit, MI, The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 194 p. [Filby 1718.20]

66, 75, 80

2001-2

1823.34

Elliott, Bruce S., 1992, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Ottawa, Carleton: Toronto, ON, Ontario Genealogical Society, 154 p. [Filby 1823.34], p. 55

55

2001-2

2797.35

Grubb, Farley, 1992, Runaway Servants, Convicts, and Apprentices Advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1796: Baltimore Md., Genealogical Publishing Co., 187 p. [Filby 2797.35]

68

2001-2

2301.20

Fry, Douglas, and Catherine Gollinger-Lorente, 1998, Fegan Index of Home Children: Renfew, ON, Home Children, Canada, 59 p. [Filby 2301.20]

22

2002-2

1823.15

Elliott, Bruce S., 1986, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Huron: Toronto, ON, Ontario Genealogical Society, 290 p. [Filby 1823.15]

100

2002-1

1823.22

Elliott, Bruce S., 1990, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Northumberland: Toronto, ON, Ontario Genealogical Society, 176 p. [Filby 1823.22]

64

2002-1

6212.30

Nottingham, Stratton, 1997, Certificates and Rights, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1709: Baltimore, MD, Clearfield Co., 91 p. [Filby 6212.30]

60

2002-1

8197.10

Scott, Kenneth, 1999, Early New York Naturalizations, Abstracts of Naturalization Records from Federal, State, and Local Courts, 1792-1840: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 452 p. [Filby No. 8197.10]

170, 232, 338,

2002-1

9196.15

 

Trace, Mary Kearns, 1997, Canadian Passengers Inward Bound, 1856-1858: Calgary, AB, Traces, 66 p. [Filby 9196.15]

42

2002-1

Details of Grimshaw Immigrant Records

The records of each of the 15 Grimshaw immigrants, as presented in the references, are described in detail below. The number for each indicates the “point of insertion” in the webpage on the original survey of Filby and related references.


3a.  Elizabeth Grimshaw, 1693, Virginia

Nottingham, 1997, p. 60

John Washbourne apparently received rights to 100 acres of land for having transported to the colonies two persons – Elizabeth Grimshaw and Alice Daniel. The record appears as follows:

“Certificate in this Day granted to John Washbourne for one hundred acres of Land due p: Rights underwritten, he having made lagall proofe thereof according to Law by oath to the same:

Elizabeth Grimshaw Alice Daniel”

20 Mar. 1693/4 – p. 124

The record is dated March 20, 1693/4 and appears on page 124 of the Accomack County Court Records. This record is clearly the same as for the Elizabeth Grimshaw in entry no. 4 of the original survey (which also includes Alice Daniel.) This record is repeated below:

4.  Eliza. (abbreviation for Elizabeth?) Grimshaw is shown in the third Virginia land record reference (Nugent, 1979), which covers the period 1695 to 1732. It shows her as living on land near the Pongoteague River in 1696 under the headright of John Washbourne; the entry is approximately as follows (Nugent, 1979, p. 6):

JOHN WASHBOURNE, 644 acs., N’ampton Co; S. side of Pongotegue River; adj. Charles Scarburgh’s 400 acs., purchased by Hugh Yeo, Merchant; on land of Anthony Hoskins; John Robinson; & Nicholas Wadilow; 29 Oct. 1696, p. 34. Said 644 acs. Being added in a patent of 1044 acs. Granted sd. Yeo, 26 Mar. 1664, deserted, & granted sd. Washbourne, for Imp. Of 13 pers: Eliza. Grimshaw, Alice Daniel, Wm. Waterford, Arthur Goaled, Michael Fadler, John James, Phil. Ferne, Jack, Mary, Mary, Sith, Dott, Tom, Negroes.

 

10a. John Grimshaw, 1764, Baltimore, Maryland

Grubb, 1992, p. 68

John was the first of two Grimshaws who was advertised as a runaway in the “Pennsylvania Gazette (Edward was the second and is described below.) The record appears as follows

John Grimshaw, John Jones Baltimore MD 4/5/1764, 40 C

about 16 days, 2.5 pounds, 5′ 2″

Information on the records and their interpretation is given in the front matter of Grubb’s book. According to this interpretation, John Grimshaw was a 40-year-old, 5-foot-tall transported convict. His master, John Jones, was from Baltimore. The record appeared in the April 5, 1764 edition of the Gazette, at which time John had been missing for about 16 days. A reward of 2.5 points was offered for his capture.

11a. Edmund Grimshaw, 1767, Baltimore, Maryland

Grubb, 1992, p. 68

Edmund was the second Grimshaw advertised as a runaway in the “Pennsylvania Gazette” (Joh, described above, was the first.) The record for Edmund appears as follows

Edmund Grimshaw, Charles Ridgely Jr. Baltimore MD ironworks 1/13/1767, English 21 weaver C

11 days, Sunday, 2 pounds, 5′ 9″

Background information in Grubb indicates that Edmund was a 21-year-old English weaver, about 5′ 9″ tall, whose master was Charles Ridgely Jr. Ridgely was in the ironworks business in Baltimore. Edmund was a transported convice who had been missing about 11 days when the advertisement appeared on August 13, 1767. A reward of 2 pounds was offered. This Edmund is obviously the same one who is described in the original survey in three references. The description is repeated below for clarity.

    1. Edmund Grimshaw, 1766 or 1767, America or Maryland

Cox, Richard J., 1981; Coldham, Peter W., 1988; Coldham, Peter W., 1997

Edmund was apparently the last Grimshaw to come to America as a prisoner and deportee, bringing the total to five. The second reference (Coldham, 1988, p. 339) records Edmund’s sentencing at Quarter Sessions in April 1766, probably for seven years to the colonies:

Grimshaw, Edmund of Old Accrington, cotton weaver. SQS Apr 1766. La.

The “La.” indicates his sentencing occurred in Lancashire County.

The earlier reference (Cox, 1981, p. 55) provides a record of Edmund’s report as a runaway a year later in April 1767 (and again in June 1767):

Grimsahw (sic), Edmund. Reported as a runaway 30 April 1767 and 18 June 1767 to 9 July 1767 supplement, MG. Northampton furnace, Baltimore County. Charles Ridgely, Sr. and Company. Lancashire, England. About 21 years. Weaver and tailor. Ran with John Hardy and Thomas Mahoney in April. Ran with John Hardy in June. The April advertisement states that he “has been in the Country 8 or 9 Months.”

The third reference (Coldham, 1997, p. 265) is as follows:

FELON RUNAWAYS 1734 – 1788

Grimshaw, Edmund, from Lancashire, 21, 5’9″, weaver, in country 9 months. From Chas Ridgely, BA Co Md. (MG 30 Apr & 18 Jun – 9 Jly 1767, PAG 13 Aug 1767).

All of these references note Edmund’s occupation as a weaver, which was a very typical skill in Lancashire during the 1700s.

22a. John Grimshaw, 1821, New York

Scott, Kenneth, 1999, p. 232

This John Grimshaw was born at Harton, England and was 21 years old when he
was naturalized in New York. The record appears as follows:

Grimshaw, John, b. Harton, Eng., age 21, migr. from Harton,
merchant – 18 Dec. 1821

John, a merchant, was naturalized on December 18, 1821.

22b. John Grimshaw, 1827, New York

Scott, Kenneth, 1999, p. 338

Although the indicated date is 1827, this John is clearly the same as the one who was naturalized in 1821 as shown in the preceding record (22a). This record appears as follows:

Grimshaw, John, merchant; report 18 Dec. 1821; born Harton, Eng., age 21, migrated from Harton; rec. by William Paxton Hallett, counsellor-at-law – 32 Jan. 1827 [97]

The date of recording the naturalization was a little more than 5 years after the event occurred in 1821.

This John Grimshaw may well be the same one whose arrival in the New York City Port was recorded in 1820 (entry 22,) when he was recorded as a 20-year-old merchant. The record is summarized below for convenience. However, it is not known how he might have obtained his naturalization so soon after his arrival (only a year.)

 

  1. John Grimshaw, 1820, New York

Samuelsen, W. David, 1986; Bentley, Elizabeth P., 1999

The first reference for this John Grimshaw is quite sparse, indicating only arrivals based on New York City Port Passenger Manifests. The lists included were compiled during the period 1820 to 1824; John’s record appears as follows in the reference (Samuelson, 1986, p. 108):

 

GRIMSHAW, JOHN

315NY

LIVERPOOL

03NOV1820


This entry indicates that John arrived from Liverpool on November 3, 1820 on the 317th ship to arrive in the Port of New York during that year.

The second reference that presents passenger lists for the Port of New York includes a lot more information on the John Grimshaw who arrived on November 3, 1820. The reference includes nine items of information, including name, age, sex, occupation, “country to which they belong”, “country they intend to inhabit”, ship, and date of arrival. The record for John appears as follows (Bentley, 1999, p. 507):

     

    GRIMSHAW

    John

    20

    M

    Merchant

    Great Britain

    Great Britain

    Nestor

    3 Nov 1820


    This record shows that John was a 20-year-old merchant from Great Britain who arrived on the ship “Nestor” on November 3, 1820. Whether he remained as an immigrant or was only a visitor is problematic, however, as the second “Great Britain” entry indicates that he intended to inhabit that country, not the United States.

    31a. John Grimshaw, 1840, New York, NY

    Scott, Kenneth, 1999, p. 170

    John Grimshaw, a subject of great Britain, was naturalized in New York on October 2, 1840. The record appears as follows:

    Grimshaw, John, subj. of G.B.; rec. by Richard Raynor – 2 Oct. 1840 [166]

    The naturalization was apparently recorded by Richard Raynor.

    47a. Mr. (Unknown) Grimshaw, 1858, Quebec, QP


    Trace, 1999, p. 42

    This Grimshaw, whose first name was not recorded, arrived in Quebec on the Canadian Royal Mail steamer, North America, with a Captain Grange in 1858. Only the following appears in the record:

    GRIMSHAW, —– (Mr)

    His voyage over, which probably began in Liverpool, was protracted “owing to the prevalence of very severe weather and fogs.”

    48a. Bridget Grimshaw, 1862, Detroit, Michigan

    Duncan, Mary Lou Smith, 1999, p. 66

    Bridget is the earliest of three Grimshaws appearing in the “Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent, Detroit, Michigan.” The record appears as follows:

    Date

     

    NoBy Whom PaidPort of DepartureDestinationPassenger’s NameAdultChildTotalOceanInlandGross
    30 SEP 18623085Samuel JonesLiverpoolDetroitBridget Grimshaw1115.007.0026.00


    Bridget arrived in Detroit from Liverpool on September 30, 1862. Her ticket was purchased by Samuel Jones on his account no. 3085. She came by herself (i.e., no children.) The ocean portion of her trip (probably to New York) was $16.00, and the land portion (probably by the New York and Erie Railroad) was $7.00. The total fee, including commission on top of the travel cost, was $26.00.

     

    48b.

    Michael Grimshaw, 1863, Detroit, MI

    Duncan, Mary Lou Smith, 1999, p. 75

    Michael Grimshaw came to Detroit the following spring after Bridget, and his fee was also paid by Samuel Jones. The record appears as follows:

    Date

     

    NoBy Whom PaidPort of DepartureDestinationPassenger’s NameAdultChildTotalOceanInlandGross
    25 MAY 18633263Samuel JonesLiverpoolDetroitMichael Grimshaw11238.0035


    Like Bridget, Michael came alone, from Liverpool to Detroit. His fee for the ocean portion of his trip was $23.00, and for the inland portion was $8.00, for a total (including commission) of $35.00. Given the fact that their fares were both paid by the same person, it is likely that Michael and Bridget were related, perhaps brother and sister.

    48c. Ellenor Grimshaw, 1863, Detroit, MI

    Duncan, Mary Lou Smith, 1999, p. 80

    Michael Grimshaw paid the fare the following fall for Ellenor Grimshaw to travel by steamship from Liverpool to Detroit. The record appears as follows:

    Date

     

    NoBy Whom PaidPort of DepartureDestinationPassenger’s NameAdultChildTotalOceanInlandGross
    7 Oct 18633365Michael GrimshawLiverpool, SteamDetroitEllenor Grimshaw1140.0013.2556.00


    Ellenor’s ticket was purchased on October 7, 1863. Ellenor came alone; Michael paid $40.00, $13.25, and $56.00, respectively, for the ocean, inland and gross (including commission) portions of her fare.

    51a. J. Joseph Grimshaw, 1871, York County, Ontario

    Elliott, 1992, p. 55

    J. Joseph Grimshaw was recorded in the 1871 Census of York County, Ontario; the record appears as follows:

    SurnameName1Name2AgeBirthplaceReligionOriginOccupationDistSub-DistDisPage
    GrimshawJ.Joseph27EnglandPrimitive MethodistEnglishFarmer043B112


    He was a 27-year-old farmer from England whose religion was Primitive Methodist. He was no doubt related to 25-year-old William Grimshaw, who is described in the next record.

    51a. William Grimshaw, 1871, York County, Ontario

    Elliott, 1992, p. 55

    William was not “picked up” in the Filby index but was discovered with J. Joseph Grimshaw during this investigation. His record appears as follows:

    SurnameName1Name2AgeBirthplaceReligionOriginOccupationDistSub-DistDisPage
    GrimshawWilliam25Wesleyan MethodistEnglishFarmer043B112


    Twenty-five-year-old William was a farmer of English origin whose religion was Wesleyan Methodist. He was recorded at the same approximate location as J. Joseph Grimshaw and, it seems likely, was a younger brother.

    51c. Thomas Grimshaw, 1871, Northumberland County, Ontario

    Elliott, 1990, p. 64

    Thomas Grimshaw was recorded as living in Northumberland County, Ontario in the 1871 Census. The record appears as follows:

    SurnameName1Name2AgeBirthplaceReligionOriginOccupationDistSub-DistDisPage
    GrimshawThomas56EnglandChurch of EnglandEnglishFarmer054A183


    Thomas was a 56-year-old farmer from England who belonged to the Church of England. He was recorded as living in District 54, Sub-District A of Northumberland County.

    This Thomas is no doubt the one who immigrated to Ontario in 1852 and subsequently moved to North Carolina. Thomas and Helena (Brettargh) Grimshaw and their descendants are described in a companion webpage.

    51d. William Grimshaw, 1871, Huron County, Ontario

    Elliott, 1986, p. 100

    William Grimshaw was recorded in the 1871 Census of Ontario as living in Huron County. The record appears as follows:

    SurnameName1StrayAgeBirthplaceReligionOriginOccupationDistSub-DistDisPage
    GrimshawWilliam121EnglandBible ChristianEnglishServant025C225


    William was a 21-year-old servant whose surname differed from that of the head of household (“stray”). He was born in England and was recorded in District 25, Subdistrict C of Huron County. His religion was Bible Christian.

    53a. Henry Grimshaw, 1915, Canada

    Fry and Gollinger-Lorente, 1998, p. 22

    Henry Grimshaw came to Canada in 1915 as a “rescued boy” to live at the Canadian Fegan Home, which was operated to teach boys a trade so that they could make a living. The record is as follows:

    1163GRIMSHAWHENRY1915F6-144MOS.


    Henry made the voyage to Canada on the ship Mossanabie. He is recorded as the 144th boy in Fegan volume F6.

    List of References

    1. Filby, P. William, ed., 2000, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index – a Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 3,555,000 Passengers Who Came to the New World between the Sixteenth and the Mid-Twentieth Centuries: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 2001 Supplement, Part 1, unk p.
    2. Filby, P. William, ed., 2000, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index – a Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 3,681,000 Passengers Who Came to the New World between the Sixteenth and the Mid-Twentieth Centuries: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 2001 Supplement, Part 2, unk p.
    3. Filby, P. William, ed., 2001, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index – a Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 3,806,000 Passengers Who Came to the New World between the Sixteenth and the Mid-Twentieth Centuries: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 2002 Supplement, Part 1, unk p.
    4. Filby, P. William, ed., 2001, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index – a Guide to Published Arrival Records of about 3,931,000 Passengers Who Came to the New World between the Sixteenth and the Mid-Twentieth Centuries: Detroit, MI, Gale Research Co., 2002 Supplement, Part 2, unk p.
    5. Duncan, Mary Lou Straith, 1999, Passage to America 1851-1869: The Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent, Detroit, Michigan. Detroit, MI, The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 194 p. [Filby 1718.20], p. 66, 75, 80
    6. Elliott, Bruce S., 1992, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Ottawa, Carleton: Toronto, ON, Ontario Genealogical Society, 154 p. [Filby 1823.34], p. 55
    7. Grubb, Farley, 1992, Runaway Servants, Convicts, and Apprentices Advertised in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1796: Baltimore Md., Genealogical Publishing Co., 187 p. [Filby 2797.35], p. 68
    8. Fry, Douglas, and Catherine Gollinger-Lorente, 1998, Fegan Index of Home Children: Renfew, ON, Home Children, Canada, 59 p. [Filby 2301.20], p. 22
    9. Elliott, Bruce S., 1986, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Huron: Toronto, ON, Ontario Genealogical Society, 290 p. [Filby 1823.15], p. 100
    10. Elliott, Bruce S., 1990, Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario: Northumberland: Toronto, ON, Ontario Genealogical Society, 176 p. [Filby 1823.22], p. 64
    11. Nottingham, Stratton, 1997, Certificates and Rights, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1709: Baltimore, MD, Clearfield Co., 91 p. [Filby 6212.30], p. 60
    12. Scott, Kenneth, 1999, Early New York Naturalizations, Abstracts of Naturalization Records from Federal, State, and Local Courts, 1792-1840: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 452 p. [Filby No. 8197.10], p. 170, 232, 338
    13. Trace, Mary Kearns, 1997, Canadian Passengers Inward Bound, 1856-1858: Calgary, AB, Traces, 66 p. [Filby 9196.15], p. 42

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