What’s New?

Latest Changes and Additions to the “Grimshaw Origins” Website

Home Page

The website on Grimshaw Family Origins and History was started in July 2000 and is continually being expanded and updated, especially as more information becomes available from Grimshaw descendants and other researchers. The reverse chronological list of development events on this webpage is primarily for those who have visited the site previously, so they can readily determine what has been changed or added since their last visit. Sometimes preliminary pages are added to the website but are not listed here until they have “substantial” content. An overall outline for the website (currently out of date) is provided on a companion webpage.

March 2017

  • Website additions and improvements re-initiated after little activity after the FrontPage to WordPress migration

April 2016

  • Completion of migration of Grimshaw Origins website from FrontPage to WordPress

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

September 2014 to May 2015

  • No website progress due to other life priorities

December 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

March to May 2014

  • No website progress due to other life priorities

February 2014

December 2013 to January 2014

  • No website progress due to other life priorities

November 2013

  • Update of webpage on Jonathan and Eliza (Topham) Grimshaw, with addition of 1891 Christmas missive and son Jonathan T Grimshaw’s grocery store in Cripple Creek, CO based on information provided by Cassandra Mattice
  • Update of webpage on William and Barbara Farrier, with addition of information on George W Cooley, the “Enigmatist”
  • Update of webpage on Matthew Grimshaw, for whom Grimshaw, Alberta is named, with addition of grave photos and information on connections to actor John Carradine and his son, David Carradine

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

  • Update of webpage on the Nova Scotia Grimshaw line, including replacement of William and Elizabeth (Webster) Grimshaw with their son, William Charles Grimshaw, as the immigrant to Nova Scotia and addition of several photos from Ernest Grimshaw
  • Update of webpage on William Raymond Grimshaw, with addition of ancestor information back to Edward and Dorothy (Raner) Grimshaw and additional information from site visit to Tulsa, including grave photos

May to July 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

July to December 2012

  • No website progress due to other life priorities

July 2012

  • Update of webpage on Henry Ewart Grimshaw, Columbia University Graduate, New York High School Teacher, and Author of History Books, with reorganization and consolidation of two previous webpages
  • Addition of skeletal webpage on Ernest Grimshaw, Author of “The Teacher Librarian”, Published in London in About 1952
  • Addition of skeletal webpage on Benjamin and Annie (Marsh) Grimshaw, Immigrants to New York from Oswaldtwistle Area, Lancashire
  • Addition of skeletal webpage on Edward and Mary Ann (Heywood) Grimshaw, Married in Oldham, Lancashire and Emigrated to Vermont
  • Upgrade of webpage on Edward or Edwin and Mary (McKee) Grimshaw, Married in Dover, New Hampshire, with addition of U.S. Census and marriage record images and with expansion of the descendant chart

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

February 2012

October 2011 to January 2012

  • No website progress due to competing life priorities

September 2011

May to August 2011

  • No website progress due to competing life priorities

May 2011

April 2011

  • Addition of webpage A New Homepage
  • Addition of webpage 1880 Census: AR to LA
  • Addition of five new skeletal webpages, including origins of the surname, early family lines in England and Ireland, involvement in the Industrial Revolution, emigration to the New World and around the globe, prominent individuals and families, and miscellaneous individuals and information. Links to the other 350+ webpages on the website are being gradually added for these areas.
  • Update and reorganization of homepage, with addition of links to five new webpages on various aspects of Grimshaw family history (see above)

March 2011

  • Update of webpage on John Elisha Grimshaw, with addition of photos from Facebook posted by Vera Carter and her daughter
  • Addition of webpage on Agnes Grimshaw of Gorton, participant in the founding of the colony of Rhode Island, based on information provided by Norman Grimshaw
  • Update of webpage on the Audenshaw Grimshaw line, with addition of information on Agnes Grimshaw, who married Thomas Gorton, and on Frank Barstow Grimshaw

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

  • No website progress due to competing life priorities

November 2010

August to October 2010

  • No website progress due to competing life priorities

July 2010

June 2010

  • No website progress due to other life priorities, including two-week vacation to South Dakota

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

  • Update of webpage on Charles David and Mary Jane (Edmonston) Grimshaw, immigrants to Guelph, Ontario from the Rawdon area, Yorkshire with additional information from Bernice Emberson
  • Update of webpage on Ann Grimshaw, creator of cross-stitch sampler, with addition of information provided by Norman Grimshaw
  • Addition of webpage on Harry and Jemmy Grimshaw, successful jockeys in European horseracing in the 1860s and 1870s
  • Addition of webpage on Eddie Grimshaw, child laborer who was photographed in Ludlow, MA by Lewis Hine in 1911
  • Update of webpage on Audenshaw Grimshaw Line, with addition of information on High Bank Mill provided by Norman Grimshaw of Australia. Also with addition of Norman Grimshaw’s ancestry chart

October 2009

  • No Grimshaw Origins website progress due to competing life priorities…

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

  • Update of webpage on the Audenshaw Grimshaw line, with addition of copy of Higson’s “Historical and Descriptive Notices of Droylsden”, including references to Grimshaws
  • Update of webpage on Zacharia and Ellen (Wilde) Grimshaw, with addition of picture of Ed and Tina Grimshaw and other webpage improvements
  • Update of webpage on the “Irish” line of Grimshaws, with addition of anecdote and picture on Thomas Wrigley Grimshaw based on information provided by William Coxhead
  • Update of webpage on George and Mary (Barnes) Grimshaw, with addition of descendants of Hugh and Eliza (Melos) Grimshaw provided by Leslie (Grimshaw) Toms

May 2009

April 2009

  • Update of webpage on James F and Mary (Berthoud) Grimshaw, with addition of information and photos on their deaths and place of burial as well as homes and place of business in New Orleans

March 2009

  • Update of webpage on Audenshaw Grimshaw line, with addition of Skeet publication PDF and image from the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City

February 2009

January 2009

December 2008

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

  • No activity due to competing priorities at work and school

August 2008

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

  • No progress due to competing priorities in career and employment

February 2008

  • No progress due to competing priorities in career and employment

January 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

August 2007

July 2007

June 2007

May 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

August 2006

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

January 2006

  • Upgrade of webpage on Eleanor Grimshaw Dixon-Shenfield, with addition of photos of her mother, Mary Jane (Hutton) Grimshaw and Mary Jane’s father or grandfather or great-grandfather (from Barbara Alteman)
  • Upgrade of webpage on Henry and Elizabeth Grimshaw, with addition of information and gravesite photos for their son, Samuel B Grimshaw.

December 2005

November 2005

October 2005

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005

May 2005

March 2005

February 2005

January 2005

December 2004

November 2004

October 2004

September 2004

  • Addition of Google-based search tool to the homepage — donated by Dick Grimshaw — to help navigate the 200+ pages of the “Grimshaw Origins” website
  • Upgrade of webpage on Thomas Wrigley Grimshaw, Dublin Physician and Ireland Registrar General, with addition of photos of gravesites from Hilary Tulloch.
  • Addition of webpage on Jackson Grimshaw, Brother of William Grimshaw and noted Illinois Lawyer in Quincy, Illinois
  • Upgrade of webpage on William A. Grimshaw, Illinois Pioneer and Attorney — addition of biographies and a webpage with full text of William’s address, History of Pike County, delivered on July 4, 1876

August 2004

July 2004

June 2004

May 2004

April 2004

March 2004

February 2004

January 2004

December 2003

October 2003

  • Addition of webpage on Charles and Mary (Wiley) Grimshaw, who married in New York and raised a family in Canajoharie, based on information provided by Roger Grimshaw. One of the descendants was Myron Grimshaw, major league baseball player for the Boston Red Sox in the early 1900s.

July 2003

  • Addition of webpage on Robert E. Grimshaw, South Dakota pioneer and prominent citizen of Deadwood.
  • Addition of webpage on Thomas Grimshaw, key figure in the Spiritualism movement in the early 20th century.
  • Addition of webpage on the Grimshaws of Gisburn Forest, a line of Grimshaws descended from Ottwell Grymeshey of Rimmington, which is located two miles southeast of Gisburn in northern Lancashire.
  • Change to new webhosting service, with increased website access capacity and additional server space. New domain name: www.grimshaworigin.org.

June 2003

  • Addition of photos to “Irish” line of Grimshaws, courtesy of Richard Grimshaw and Hilary Tulloch. Addition of contributions to Irish textile industry by Nicholas Grimshaw, and addition of 1762 article on bleaching by Nicholas’ father.
  • Addition of webpage on William Grimshaw’s  Principles of Christianity Vindicated, an 1846 religious tract by an author who found Christian salvation as a Quaker after being a Deist.

May 2003

  • Addition of webpage on Cecil Thomas Wrigley Grimshaw, who served in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during the Boer War and kept a detailed diary of his experiences, based on information provided by Richard Grimshaw. Cecil also fought in World War I, in the Gallipoli campaign, where he was killed in action on April 26, 1915.
  • Addition of webpage on U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records for Grimshaws

April 2003

  • Redesign and reduction of homepage in order to reduce load time when the website is accessed and to conserve website access resources. Two new webpages were also added for placement of the homepage information that was removed — an “Overview of Grimshaw Origins and History” page and a “Site Map” page.

March 2003

February 2003

  • Upgrade of webpage on William Alexander and Jane (Turner) Grimshaw, with addition of photos from the Richland County, WI History Room.
  • Upgrade of webpage on Grimshaws of Paterson, NJ (listed as George and Mary [Barnes] Grimshaw) who were involved in the manufacture of silk products. Photos of two silk mills (in Paterson and in Reading, PA) and members of one of the branches of the family were added, thanks to Marge Tamboer.
  • Addition of webpage on Richard and Nancy (Rickett) Grimshaw of Scioto County, OH. Richard moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania apparently before he met Nancy.
  • Addition of webpage on James and Mary Julia (Berthoud) Grimshaw. They met and married in New York, after James immigrated there in 1826, and raised a large family in New Orleans.

January 2003

December 2002

November 2002

October 2002

September 2002

August 2002

July 2002

June 2002

May 2002

April 2002

March 2002

February 2002

January 2002

December 2001

November 2001

October 2001

  • Addition of webpage on Jonathan and Elizabeth (Pratt) Grimshaw, progenitors of at least five Grimshaw immigrants to the U.S. Information for this webpage was provided by Elaine Ruggiero and her brother, Charles Grimshaw Wagner

September 2001

June 2001

May 2001

April 2001

March 2001

February 2001

January 2001

December 2000

November 2000

October 2000

August 2000

July 2000

Date Not Assigned When Webpage Was Created

Home Page

What’s New webpage initially posted October 2000; it is updated regularly as progress is made.