Abel Grindrod

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Grindrod was born in December 1850, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Grindrod, was 42 and his mother, Martha Heap, was 38. He lived in Castleton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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John Grindrod
Martha Heap
Ann Grindrod
Martha Grindrod
Edmund Grindrod
James Grindrod
Abraham Grindrod
Sarah Ann Grindrod
John Grindrod
Alice Grindrod
Abel Grindrod

Sources (5)

  • Abel Grindrod in household of John Grindrod, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Abel Grindrod, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Abel Grindrod in household of John Grindrod, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name apparently from a lost place called Greneroade in Rochdale (Lancashire) named with Middle English grene ‘green’ + rode ‘clearing’ (Old English grēne + rodu).

History: This name is first recorded in Rochdale in 1541 in the spelling Greneroade.

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

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