Joseph Grimley

4 August 1846–5 November 1904 (Age 58)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Grimley was born on 4 August 1846, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Grimley, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Bodycote, was 24. He married Fanny Staples on 16 August 1866, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 5 November 1904, in Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Grimley
1846–1904
Fanny Staples
1847–1912
Marriage: 16 August 1866
Fanny Grimley
1869–1871
George Grimley
1872–1887
Eliza Grimley
1874–1962
Ada Grimley
1877–
Ernest Grimley
1878–1957
Charles Grimley
1881–1957
Herbert Grimley
1883–1892
Jane Grimley
1885–1913
Martha Grimley
1890–1970

Spouse and Children

    Male1846–1904Male

    Fanny Staples

    Female1847–1912Female

MARRIAGE
16 August 1866
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Fanny Grimley

    Female1869–1871Female

    George Grimley

    Male1872–1887Male

    Eliza Grimley

    Female1874–1962Female

    Female1877–Female

    Male1878–1957Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Sarah Grimley

    Female1844–Female

    Male1846–1904Male

    Male1849–1848Male

    Eliza Ellen Grimley

    Female1852–Female

    Martha Grimley

    Female1853–1900Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 4

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 8

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.
1867 · The Manchester Martyrs are Hung

Age 21

William Allen, Michael Larkin, and Michael O’Brien were from Ireland but moved to Manchester and were active Fenians. They were part of an ambush to help two Fenians escape prison. These three men were executed and are now referred to as the Manchester Martyrs. The Irish community in Manchester go to the spot where they were executed to commemorate their sacrifice.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Worcestershire, probably so named from Old English grīma ‘specter’, ‘goblin’ + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Irish: variant of Gormley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Grumley in household of Thomas Grumley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Grimley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Josh Grimley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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