Possible Grimshaws in “Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids” for the Period AD 1205 to 1355 In Three Parts, Edited by William Farrer

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Total of 17 entries in Part I, 2 in Part II, and 1 in Part III…

Grimshaws from 1242 to 1326…

Almost all are “de Grimsargh” or similar representation; however, the question of “Grimshaw” being derived from “Grimsargh” or “de Grimsargh” remains unresolved…

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Webpage Credits


Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Mavis Long and Steven Grimshaw for assisting in identifying this important source of Grimshaw information.

Summary Table

Part IRecord Society Volume 48  
 Inquest of the Scutage of Gascony (1242-43)William de Grimishargp. 151
III.An Extent of Preston in Amounderness (1244)William de Grimsarchep. 158
VI.Alan de Singleton (1244)William de Grimshargp. 160
IX.Thomas de Beetham (1249)William de Grimishargp. 170
XVI.Edmund de Lacy (1251)William de Grimishargp. 186
XVII.Roger Gernet (1252)William de Grimesarchep. 189
XIX.William the Saucer (1253)William de Grimeshergp. 191
XXVI.Ralph de Beetham (1257)William de Grimesh[argh]p. 203
XXVII.Thomas de Hothersall (1256-57)William de Grimesharehep. 204
XXVIII.Richard de Catterall (1257)William de Grimisarshp. 210
XXIX.Margery de Winwick or Thornton (1258)William de Grimesarghp. 211
XXXI.William de Clifton (1258)William de Grimesharghp. 212 bis
XXXVIII.William de Singleton (1261)William de Grimesharghp. 227
XLI.Roger de Heaton (1262)William de Grimesarghp. 231
XLVI.John de Stainall (1265)William de Grinesharep. 234
LXVIII.The Prior of Lancaster (1293)John de Grymesarghp. 277
LXXII.Richard de Cottam (1293)John de Grymesarghp. 280
Part IIRecord Society Volume 54  
XCII.Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln (1311)Adam & Richard de Grimeschaghp. 9
CLXVIII.Richard de FreckletonJohn de Grimesarche and John de Grymesharghp. 244
Part IIIRecord Society Volume 70  
CXCIX.Jordan, Son of Ralph le Rous and Adam Nouel (1326)Adam de Grimeshaghp. 28

Part I (Volume 48), AD 1205 – AD 13071

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From Mavis Long’s review of Steven Grimshaw’s images:

Page 151: 1242-3 William De Grimisharge – at inquest confirming land occupied by another? (Henry of Clayton holds 8th part of Knights fee in Clayton Le Moors)

Page 158: 1244 William De Grimsharche – Free and liege men of Preston in Amounderness

Page 160: 1244 William De Grimsargh – at inquest confirming land occupied by another?

Page 231: 1262 William De Grimesargh – held land in Grimesargh

Page 234: 1265 William De Grineshare – at inquest confirming land occupied by another?

Page 277: 1293 John De Grymeshargh – at inquest confirming land occupied by another?

Inquest of the Scutage of Gascony (1242-43): William de Grimisharg, p. 151

III. An Extent of Preston in Amounderness [1244]: William de Grimsarche, p. 158

V. Alan de Singleton [1244]: William de Grimsharg, p. 160

IX. Thomas de Beetham [1249]: William de Grimisharg, p. 170

XVI. Edmund de Lacy [1251]: William de Grimisharg, p. 186

XVII. Roger Gernet [1252]: William de Grimesarche, p. 189

XIX. William the Saucer [1253]: William de Grimesherg, p. 191

XXV. Ralph de Beetham [1257]: William de Grimesh[argh], p. 203

XXVII. Thomas de Hothersall [1256-57]: William de Grimesharehe, p. 204

XXVIII. Richard de Catterall [1257]: William de Grimisarsh, p. 210

XXIX. Margery de Winwick or Thornton [1258]: William de Grimesargh, p. 211

XXXI. William de Clifton [1258]: William de Grimeshargh, p. 212 bis

XXXVIII. William de Singleton  [1261]: William de Grimeshargh, p. 227

XLI. Roger de Heaton [1262]: William de Grimesargh, p. 231

XLV. John de Stainall [1265]: William de Grineshare, p. 234

LXVIII. The Prior of Lancaster [1293]: John de Grymesargh, p. 277

LXXII. Richard de Cottam [1293]: John de Grymesargh, p. 280

Part II (Volume 54), AD 1310 – AD 13332

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From Mavis Long’s review of Steven Grimshaw’s images:

Page 9: date ??- Adam & Richard Grimeschagh – free tenants of Henry De Lacy, Cliviger

Page 244: John de Grimesarche, John de Grymeshargh

Source of images: http://www.archive.org/details/recordsociety54recouoft 

XCII. Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln [1311]: Adam & Richard de Grimeschagh, p. 9

CLXVIII. Richard de Freckleton [Henry III]: John de Grimesarche and John de Grymeshargh (p. 244)

Part III (Volume 70), AD 1313 – AD 13553

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Page 28: date ??- Adam de Grimes’ragh

Source of images: http://www.archive.org/details/recordsociety70recouoft 

CXCIX. Jordan, Son of Ralph le Rous and Adam Nouel [1326]: Adam de Grimeshagh, p. 28

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1Farrer, William, editor, 1903, Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Part I, AD 1205 – AD 1307: Manchester, The Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents Relating to Lancashire and Cheshire, vol. 48.

2Farrer, William, editor, 1907, Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Part II, AD 1310 – AD 1333: Manchester, The Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents Relating to Lancashire and Cheshire, vol. 54.

3Farrer, William, editor, 1915-16, Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Part III, AD 1313 – AD 1355: Manchester, The Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents Relating to Lancashire and Cheshire, vol. 70.

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