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James Grimmett, Aaron Grimshaw, Thomas Grimwood, Robert Grinter,


James Grimmett

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William Grimmett 28 Mar 1792 - 6 Feb 1855, of Bladon, Oxfordshire, England, wed 22 Dec 1817, in St Martins, Bladon, Oxfordshire, to Elizabeth Danbury 1795 - 1859, daughter of Stephen Danbury and Ann Druce of Eynsham, Oxfordshire. The couple had 11 children, son John died 1851 at Ballarat,
James Grimmett and Joseph Grimmett came via Adelaide on the Mallard, arriving from Southampton on 25 April 1855.
James Grimmett came c1857 from Adelaide to Newbridge with Maria Harris and later lived at Tarnagulla
7 children 1. James Grimmett c1855
2. Maria Grimmett 1858 #8485
3. Sarah Ann Grimmett 1860 #16261
4. John Grimmett 1864 #24830 - 1878 #4578 aged 13 years
5. Grace Grimmett 1868 #5444
6. Anna Grimmett 1871 #19494
7. Abraham Grimmett 1874 #12596
1. James Grimmett c1855 wed 1881 #460 to Ellen Sophia Watts born in Wales
2 children 1. Stella Harris Grimmett 1883 #27533
2. Ira Stanley Grimmett 1885 #14694
2. Maria Grimmett 1858 #8485 wed 1878 #339 to Thomas Smith Foster 1857 #1695 only child registered in Victoria for Mary Smith and Abraham Foster, born at Ballarat, and lived at Wychetella
3 children 1. David Stoner Foster 1880 #19858 lived 13 days
2. Priscilla Frances Foster 1882 #26778
3. Adeline Lydia Grace Foster 1888 #7822
3. Sarah Ann Grimmett 1860 #16261 wed 1882 #3527 to John Griffiths from Wales
1 child 1. Sophia Griffiths 1883 #1382
Joseph Grimmett and Martha Pottinger came c1857 from Adelaide and lived at Lancoora
7 children 1. William Pottinger Grimmett 1858 #19087
2. Lorenzo Grimmett 1855 - 1860 #3312 lived 5 years
3. Martha Grimmett 1860 #21653
4. Alfred Henry Grimmett 1865 #4259
5. Jim Grimmett 1867 #10133
6. Jabez Lorenzo Grimmett 1869 #24919
7. Emily Jane Grimmett 1875 #5873 lived 2 months

Aaron Grimshaw

Aaron Grimshaw, Steerage arrived 12 Dec 1843 on the Glentanner
Rebecca, John, Sarah, Ann and Benjamin Grimshaw Steerage arrived at Port Phillip 12 Dec 1843 from Liverpool on 23 Aug Glentanner
Aaron Cobham Grimshaw farmer River Pienty, Source - 1847 Directory
See Grimshaw family history page
Aaron Grimshaw wed 1832 to Rebecca Lee and five children were born in Leeds, John Lee in 1834, Sarah Ann in 1836, Hannah Elizabeth in 1838, Mary Elizabeth in 1840 and Benjamin Edwin in 1842.
In 1843 the family departed Liverpool on 23 August 1843 in steerage aboard the "Glentanner". Aaron was 42, Rebecca 33, John 9, Sarah 7, Hannah 5, Mary 3 and Benjamin an infant. They arrived in Melbourne on 12 Dec 1843.
Aaron Grimshaw 1800 - 1893 #12569 aged 92, son of Elizth Haigh and John Grimshaw, died at YanYean
Rebecca Grimshaw nee Lea died on 20th March 1898 aged 92 in Upper Diamond Creek, and was buried in Hazel Glen Cemetery (Arthur's Creek) If she was 92 when she died she was probably born much earlier than her 1810 christening. (Is the right Rebecca as death certificate states her parents as William Lee (farmer) and Ann Barker.)
7 Children 1. John Grimshaw 1834 - 1918, wed 1861 to Mary Yates
2. Sarah Grimshaw 1836 - 12 Dec 1855 #1112 aged 18 from Leeds,
3. Anna Eliza Grimshaw 1837 - 1878 #12990 aged 40,
4. Mary Elizabeth Grimshaw 1840, Leeds, Yorkshire - Bef 1893
5. Benjamin Edward Grimshaw 1842 - 1849 aged 7 years,br> 6. Samuel Wilkinson Grimshaw 19 April 1846 - 05 Feb 1901 #4008 aged 54,
7. William Dawson Grimshaw c1849 - 1930
1. John Lee Grimshaw 1834 - 1918, wed 1861 #1346 to Mary Yates 1839 - 1881 #11750 aged 42, dau of Mary Farmer and John Yates,
7 Children 1. James Scott Grimshaw 1862 #5834
2. Frederick Grimshaw 1865
3. John William Grimshaw 1868 #6037 - 1931 #13278 aged 62
4. Mary Elizabeth Grimshaw 1870 #14973
5. Eveline Grimshaw 1873 #8560 - 1874 #5999 lived 1 year
6. Alfred Henry Grimshaw 1877 #19281 - 1967 #20777 aged 90
7. Annie Rebecca Grimshaw 1881 #13251
2. Sarah Grimshaw 1836 - 12 Dec 1855 #1112 aged 18 from Leeds, died with her daughter Sarah died 1855 #1115 lived 11 days
3. Anna Eliza Grimshaw 26 Mar 1838 - 30 Nov 1878 #12990 aged 40, wed 1861 #4245 to Henry Dosser 1839 - 1883 #9899 aged 43, died at Whittlesea, 5 chn
4. Mary Elizabeth Grimshaw (1840 - 1892 #4627 aged 52, wed 1864 #2720 to James Reid and lived at Richmond then at Morang, Hazel Glen
2 Children 1. Lewis Reid 1866 #16882
2. Flora Reid 1869 #12712
1. Lewis Reid 1866 #16882 wed 1898 #2598 to Margaret McIntyre 1873 - 1946 #16868 aged 73, dau of Margt Mcdonald and Angus Mcintyre and lived at Fitzroy, Carlton
3 Children 1. Margt Helen Reid 1898 #26209
2. Myrtle Reid 1900 #25177 - 1964 #3741 aged 63
3. Lewis Rexward 1905 - 1970 #8787 aged 64
2. Flora Reid 1869 #12712 - 1967 #253 aged 97, wed 1891 #716 to Wm Arthur Bartlett 1864 #18563 - 1946 #3742 aged 81, son of Mary Ann Derrick and Wm Bartlett, and lived at St Kilda
2 Children 1. Regd Arth Reid Bartlett 1892 #8249
2. Ida Mary Bartlett 1900 #22445
5. Benjamin Edward Grimshaw 1842 - 1849 aged 7 years, at Darebin Creek, buried at Heidelburg, drowned at school lunch time, Coroners Inquest in Argus dated December 15, 1849, Page 2
6. Samuel Wilkinson Grimshaw 19 April 1846 - 05 Feb 1901 #4008 aged 54, died at Whittlesea, wed 19 June 1883 to Kate Albion Sunderland 13 March 1858 #4592 - July 1942, dau of Hannah Saville and Thomas Sunderland and lived at Whittlesea, Victoria
9 Children 1. Samuel Grimshaw 20 May 1884 - 20 May 1884 lived 1 day
2. Kate Desire Grimshaw 18 Jul 1885 #20138 - 1963 #23756 aged 78, wed Millen
3. Twin Dora Beatrice Grimshaw 22 Jan 1888 #7308 - 22 Nov 1938 wed 1919 to Eustace Frank Whitchell 1890 #24364 - 1969 #10109 aged 78, son of Eliza Jane Alp and Eustace James Whitchell
4. Twin Georgina Clara Grimshaw 22 Jan 1888 #7309 - 1938 #19136 aged 50, wed 1925 to Arthur Dekin Albutt Jan-Mar 1882 - 1944 #5572 aged 62, son of Louise and Arthur Dakin Albutt, who came aged 29, in Apr 1912 on the Narrung
5. Samuel Sunderland Grimshaw 30 Dec 1890 #8595 - 1971 #22618 aged 81
6. Unnamed (Rebecca) Grimshaw 23 Apr 1891 #18218 - 1891 #8546 lived 1 day
7. Thos Edwd Albt Grimshaw 30 Nov 1894 #33971
8. Carol Dulcie Grimshaw 18 Sep 1898 #30017
9. Unnamed Male (Jack) Grimshaw 5 Oct 1900 #30610
7. William Dawson Grimshaw c1849 - 1930 in Melbourne, Victoria, wed 1884 to Caroline Paley Sunderland 1864 #15580 dau of Hannah Saville and Thomas Sunderland and lived at Whittlesea, Victoria
4 Children 1. William Gordon Grimshaw 1885 #11619
2. Hannah Elizabeth Grimshaw 1887 #24594
3. George Saville A Grimshaw 1893 #8497
4. Thomas Roger Grimshaw 1897 #8775

Thomas Grimwood

The Fairlie came Dec 1853 with 47 passengers including Thomas Grimwood 28, Jane Grimwood 28, Thomas Grimwood 4, Samuel Grimwood 3 and Leonard Grimwood 1
Thomas Grimwood came Dec 1853 with Jane Loweth 28 and 3 sons and lived at Collingwood
Jane Elizabeth Loweth 1823 - 1872 #9678 aged 49, daughter of Elizabeth Tansley and Michael Loweth of Lincolnshire
Thomas Samuel Grimwood from Suffolk wed 1874 #4180 to Susan Carmody 1846 - 1935 #836 aged 89 parents unknown from County Clare
Thomas Samuel Grimwood 1824 - 1895 #15111 aged 71, son of Margaret Sawyer and Thomas Grimwood, died at Scoresby, Victoria
8 children
of Jane
1. Thomas Grimwood 1848
2. Samuel Grimwood 1850
3. Leonard (Leonard Swindley) Grimwood 1852 - 1909 #1923 aged 59
4. Richard Fairlie Grimwood 1853 #43M - 1855 #160 born at Sea and lived 15 months
5. Elizabeth Jane Grimwood 1855 #9459
6. Charles Henry Grimwood 1858 #275
7. Anne Grimwood 1860 #5796
8. Amelia Margaret Grimwood 1863 #1508
6 children
of Susan
9. Susan Jane Grimwood 1876 #24044
10. Ethelinda Grimwood 1878 - 1885 #6846 lived 8 years
11. Mary Margarete Grimwood 1879 #22377
12. Emeline Grimwood 1880 #21869
13. Unnamed Male Grimwood 1882 #12130 - 1882 #6998 lived 7 days
14. Louisa Grimwood 1884 #20470
1. Thomas Grimwood from London wed 1887 #148 to Mary Keily 1865 - 1894 #2671 aged 29 parents Mary and Michael Rielly born at Hotham
4 children 1. Thomas William Grimwood 1888 #29324 - 1930 #10424 aged 42 wed 1920 #642 to Laura Louisa Gibbs
2. Ellen Grimwood 1889 #32241 wed 1916 #9396R to Harold Williams
3. Maggie Grimwood 1891 #4140 - 1891 #16851 lived 11 months
4. Amelia Grimwood 1894 #5125 - 1894 #2229 lived 10 weeks
2. Samuel Thomas Grimwood from Suffolk wed 1871 #517 to Elizabeth Mary Byrne from Wicklow, and lived in Melbourne
5 children 1. Samuel Edward Grimwood 1872 #17983 - 1872 #8940 lived 1 year
2. Martha Mary Grimwood 1878 #17488
3. William Henry Grimwood 1879 #10596 - 1879 #5607 lived 14 weeks
4. Charles William Grimwood 1881 #10892
5. Maria Teresa Grimwood 1882 #17609
3. Leonard (Leonard Swindle) Grimwood 1850 - 1909 #1923 aged 59, from London wed 1872 #3717 to Eleanor (Ellen) Sarah Ann Blackson born in Hobart, Tasmania, 1851 - 1922 #5061 aged 70, dau of Jane Brown and Josh Blackson
6 children 1. Maud Jane Grimwood 1873 #23100 - 1924 #3909 aged 51
2. Clara Anne Grimwood 1875 #15085 - 1941 #11865 aged 66
3. Helena Grimwood 1877 #8061- 1957 #6803 aged 80
4. Alice May Grimwood 1879 #9304
5. Rosalind Grimwood 1881 - 1961 #17242 aged 80
6. Henry Grimwood 1882 #16912 - 1883 #1923 lived 8 months
7. Joseph Leonard Grimwood 1883 #17333
2. Clara Anne Grimwood 1875 #15085 - 1941 #11865 aged 66, wed 1896 #4418 to Thos Greenway Wigley
3. Helena Grimwood 1877 #8061- 1957 #6803 aged 80, wed 1900 #6614 to Adrian Joseph Tozer 1876 #65 - 1949 #5244 aged 73, son of Mary Eliz Cawley and Edgar Tozer, lived at Ivanhoe
7. Joseph Leonard Grimwood 1883 #17333 - 1947 #10725 aged 64, wed 1913 #6848 to Emily Margaret Fennessy (birth as Finnessy) 1880 #24949 - 1969 #9563 aged 85 daughter of Catherine Sullivan and Patrick Fennessy
5. Elizabeth Jane Grimwood 1855 #9459 wed 1873 #122 to James Willis Gill from Weymouth She appears to live at Williamstown as wife of James Alexander Morrison
2 children 1. Emily Elizabeth Morrison 1875 #26652
2. James Alexander Morrison 1877 #25817 - 1878 #3817 aged 5 months
7. Anne (Annie Jane) Grimwood 1860 #5796 wed 1881 #4251 to Charles Arthur Filgate born in Adelaide, lived at Elsternwick
1 child 1. A;ice May Filgate 1888 #11024
8. Amelia Margaret Grimwood 1863 #1508 wed 1882 #4103 to William Purves Waterfield born in Tasmania
1 child 1. Claribel Daphne Waterfield 1883 #25609

Robert Grinter

Robert Grinter 1842 - 1907 #8749 aged 65, son of Ann and Joseph Grinter from Somersetshire, wed 1866 #288 to Susan Green 1849 - 1933 #18237 aged 84, daughter of Barbara Dean and William Henry Green born possibly in South Australia, and lived at Stawell
12 Children 1. Selina Grinter 1871 - 1889 #9971 aged 17
2. Mary Grinter 1872 #2200
3. Joseph Robert Grinter 1874 #11114 - 1935 #15197 aged 61
4. William Henry Grinter 1876 #11248 - 1930 #12023 aged 54
5. David Grinter 1878 #24720 - 1940 #20697 aged 62
6. Robt Grinter 1880 #17895 lived 1 year
7. Susan Grinter 1882 #19435
8. George Grinter 1884 #20788 - 1947 #17690 aged 62
9. Charles Arthur Grinter 1887 #7051
10. Frank Peter Grinter 1889 #7799
11. Jas Grinter 1890 #36758 - 1957 #11097 aged 66
12. Flor Grinter 1892 #36648
4. William Henry Grinter 1876 #11248 - 1930 #12023 aged 54, wed 1900 #6403 to Hananh Smith Llewellyn nee Carr 1872 #4662 - 1950 #8517 aged 78, widow of Fred Isaac Llewellyn with 4 chn, and lived at Hamilton
4 Children 1. Wm David Grinter 1900 #27018
2. Amy Castles Grinter 1902 #10840
3. Eva Grinter 1904 #10719
4. Josine Grinter 1908 #14969
5. David Grinter 1878 #24720 - 1940 #20697 aged 62, wed 1909 #6322 to Alice Maud Perry 1885 #13824 - 1980 #6801 aged 95, born at Stawell
2 Children 1. Maud Elizth Grinter 1915 #17938
2. David Ernt Grinter 1918 #21872
7. Susan Grinter 1882 #19435 wed 1908 #4091 to Jno Robert Peter Boyd 1873 #23955 born at Eurobin
8. George Grinter 1884 #20788 - 1947 #17690 aged 62, wed 1911 #6654 to Margt Rachel Traynor 1886 #15227 - 1974 #6213 aged 87, lived at Ararat
2 Children 1. Edna May Grinter 1916 #25989
2. Geo Raymond Grinter 1920 #37
9. Charles Arthur Grinter 1887 #7051 wed 1914 #9487 to Alice Ethel Maude Squire
2 Children 1. Chas Walter Grinter 1915 #35179
2. Trevor Hy Grinter 1917 #12113
10. Frank Peter Grinter 1889 #7799 wed 1914 #5228 to Cath Isobella Seater 1890 - 1975 #15270 aged 85, lived at Ararat
3 Children 1. Cath Albertha Grinter 1914 #33854
2. Susan May Grinter 1917 #84
3. Marg Grinter 1919 #8167
11. James Grinter 1890 #36758 - 1957 #11097 aged 66 wed 1910 #1584 to Ethel Spear 1889 - 1963 #4725 aged 74,
7 Children 1. Ethel Flor Grinter 1910 #17417
2. Robt Jas Grinter 1911 #30788
3. Ada May Grinter 1912 #32901
4. Myra Grinter 1914 #6259
5. Joseph Robt Grinter 1915 #15170
6. Harold Richard Grinter 1916 #32117 lived 2 years
7. Alfred Grinter 1919 #29669
Florence Grinter 1892 #36648 - 1971 #8619, born in Stawell and died in Maryborough, wed 1917 #2124 to Percy Claude Howlett 1891 and lived at Maryborough then at Chiltern
2 children 1. Robert Ernest Howlett 1918 #12952 - 1949 #20402
2. Joan Howlett 1920 #5268.


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