Ellen Grimshaw

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Grimshaw was born about 1799, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Grimshaw, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Baron, was 23. She married Thomas Hughes in 1823, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Up Holland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1842 and Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in 1863, at the age of 65.

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Thomas Hughes
Ellen Grimshaw
Marriage: 1823
Margaret Hughes
Sarah Hughes
John Hughes
Elizabeth Hughes
Thomas Hughes
William Hughes

Sources (24)

  • Ellen Grimshaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Ellen, "England, Lancashire, Liverpool, Baptisms, 1557-1919"
  • Ellen Grimshaw, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr (see Grime ) or Old English grīma ‘specter, goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.

English: alternatively, a habitational name from Green Shaw Head in Beamsley (Yorkshire), or another place similarly named with Middle English grene ‘green’ + shaghe ‘copse’ (Old English grēne + sceaga).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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