Thomas Roe Grice

18 November 1788–16 February 1870 (Age 81)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas Roe

When Thomas Roe Grice was born on 18 November 1788, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Grice, was 38 and his mother, Mary Roe, was 33. He married Anne Cope on 1 August 1812, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England in 1788 and Weston, Hertfordshire, England in 1851. He died on 16 February 1870, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 81, and was buried in Saint Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Roe Grice
Anne Cope
Marriage: 1 August 1812
Henry Roe Grice
John Roe Grice
Mary Ann Roe Grice
William Roe Grice
Samuel Roe Grice
Elizabeth Roe Grice

Spouse and Children


    Anne Cope


1 August 1812
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


    Henry Roe Grice


    John Roe Grice


    Mary Ann Roe Grice


    William Roe Grice


    Samuel Roe Grice


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1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 1

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a gray-haired man, from Middle English grice, gris ‘gray’ (Old French gris, apparently of Germanic origin, and probably a distant cognate of Gray 1). 2. from Middle English grice, grise ‘pig’ (Old Norse gríss, probably akin to 1), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or a nickname. 3. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Greis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas R Grice in household of Henricus O Roe, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thos Roe Grice in entry for Anna, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Thomas Grice in entry for Elizabeth Roe Grice, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"

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