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Durham Lookup Requests / Jones Rayne White Grave Grisdale
« on: Sunday 18 November 12 20:12 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find more about the above named man. He was from Durham and was a Surgeon in India with the 4th Native Infantry. He died in Madras in 1807.

He seems to have been born in Sunderland Durham on 7 Nov 1777 with parents John Grisdale and Jane. A sister was probably Mary Grisdale born Sunderland Durham 17 Oct 1799 with parents John Grisdale and Jane Jillians.

Jones married Jane Robinson at St Nichols Durham on 8 dec 1804.

Obviously his line goes back eventually to Matterdale Cumberland but I'd like to try to find more about his family particularly regarding his full name. I know names such as Rayne and maybe even White and Grave as well appear in Durham, but can anyone help figuring out the connections?

Also I can't find a Jane Jillians anywhere?


Stephen Lewis

I'd like to find who Captain William Grisdale was? Maybe from the records of the Muscovy Company in the Guildhall Library? He's probably from Cumberland and maybe from Whitehaven?


Stephen Lewis

Canada / Bishop John Grisdale
« on: Sunday 04 November 12 22:13 GMT (UK)  »
Does an online version of the following book exist?:

The Gossamer Thread: A True Story of Bishop Grisdale : and the Legend of Qu'Appelle
Authors   Kathleen (Barrett) Blanchard, John Grisdale, Wilfred W. H. Thomas
Publisher   Women's Guild of All Saints Church, 1937

Stephen Lewis

Canada Lookup Request / Two Gideon Grisdales in Canada
« on: Sunday 04 November 12 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
I've been researching the story of two Gideon Grisdales in Canada but there is much yet to discover:

Regarding Gideon Junior:

Where and when did he die?
Does the 1901 Census really say he was with the "Ontario Police"?

Any trace of Gideon Snr in 1871?

I'd be grateful for any help.

Stephen Lewis

New Zealand Completed Requests / William Booker 1856 Nelson
« on: Sunday 28 October 12 20:50 GMT (UK)  »
I'd love to be in touch with any descendants of William Booker or people interested in his family. See:

Stephen Lewis

US Lookup Requests / "Doctor" and Mary Grisdale 1870
« on: Sunday 21 October 12 17:26 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to discover the whereabouts of Doctor Grisdale b 1809 (his real name) and Mary his wife b 1819 in 1870. They emigrated with their children from Bolton in England to the US in 1850 and are to be found in Pennsylvania in 1850 and 1860. Before 1880 Doctor Grisdale has died. Mary Grisdale is by then living in Roseburg Oregon. But no trace of either in 1870?

Stephen Lewis

US Lookup Requests / Joseph Hugh Campbell death in Minnesota after 1930
« on: Tuesday 16 October 12 23:21 BST (UK)  »
Could anyone find the death of Joseph Hugh Campbell born 1841 in England, last seen in the 1930 census in North Mankato, Minnesota?

Stephen Lewis

United States of America / Grisdales in Deerfield, Isabella, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
« on: Tuesday 16 October 12 21:28 BST (UK)  »
I believe there are still Grisdales living in this area, descendants of Wilfred Grisdale the grandson of the Wilfred who arrived in North Monaghan Ontario in 1816/17. See:

I have lots of info on the family if anyone is interested.

Stephen Lewis

Australia / Look up Melbourne Assisted Immigrant Records
« on: Tuesday 16 October 12 20:54 BST (UK)  »
I'm interested to find any assisted immigrant records for William and Sarah Grisdale who arrived in July 1853 on the Genghis Kahn. Are there any in the Melbourne Immigrants' Library? See:

Stephen Lewis

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