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Grimshaw family page


Alicia Grimshaw, nee Gray (1936-1991) wife of Ronald Arthur Grimshaw

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Origins of surname

This name comes from Lancashire where there was a medieval village of the same name, now swallowed up by Blackburn. Grim was a popular personal name in medieval times and the name means 'Grim's wood'.

Early records

The first record of the name in Jersey was in 1841. John Grimshaw, who was born in Plymouth, came to Jersey with his wife Elizabeth Philip and their two sons.


  • Grimshaw
  • Grymshawe

Family records


Family trees

Births and baptisms


Great War service

  • Albert Ernest Grimshaw (St H), Private, Wiltshire Regiment, PoW
  • Charles Sydney Grimshaw (St H), Private, RJGB
  • Ronald Edwin Grimshaw ( -1922) Private, Royal Fusiliere, OV
  • Walter Heinrich Grimshaw (1895- ) (Whitby) OV, Mercantile Marine

Other Grimshaws for whom no local connection has been established have been excluded pending further investigation


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Grimshaw family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Alice Grimshaw née Heywood, Oxford Lodge, 18 Oxford Road, St Helier, widow - 29 April 1937, D/Y/A/100
  • Louisa Grimshaw of Roslyn, St Saviour's Road, widow of William Gee - 4 June 1897, D/Y/A/56

Family gravestones

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