James Grimshaw

1820–1874 (Age 54)
Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Grimshaw was born in 1820, in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Jonathan Grimshaw, was 32 and his mother, Ann Lazenby, was 28. He married Mary Pickup on 20 May 1850, in Church, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1880 and Horwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died in 1874, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 54, and was buried in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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James Grimshaw
Mary Pickup
Marriage: 20 May 1850
John Grimshaw
Mary Ann Grimshaw
Alice Grimshaw
William Grimshaw
Henry Grimshaw
James Grimshaw
Elizabeth Ann Grimshaw

Spouse and Children

20 May 1850
Church, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 5

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonas Grimshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Grimshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • James Grimshaw, "United States Census, 1880"

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