Abel Grindrod

December 1850–
Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Abel

When Abel Grindrod was born in December 1850, in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Grindrod, was 39 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
Abraham Grindrod
Martha Grindrod
Edmund Grindrod
James Grindrod
Sarah Ann Grindrod
John Grindrod
Alice Grindrod
Abel Grindrod

Parents and Siblings

    John Grindrod


    Martha Heap




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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

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

Age 9

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.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire, so named from Old English grēne ‘green’ + rod ‘clearing’ ( see Rhodes ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abel Grindrod in household of John Grindrod, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Abel Grindrod in household of John Grindrod, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Abel Grindrod in household of John Grindrod, "United States Census, 1870"

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