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Australia / The "Genghis Kahn" 1853 in Melbourne
« on: Monday 15 October 12 19:41 BST (UK)  »
I would love to find out if someone has a scanned version of Joseph Tarry's book describing the 1853 voyage of the immigrant ship Genghis Khan from Liverpool to Melbourne. See below:

Stephen Lewis

Can anyone find the deaths of Wilfred and Jane Grisdale in or around Peterborough County? See:

Stephen Lewis

US Lookup Requests / Ballet Dancer Elizabeth Grisdale Gear
« on: Monday 08 October 12 21:59 BST (UK)  »
I would be very interested if anyone can find Elizabeth Gear (nee Grisdale) and her husband the painter John William Gear in the 1860 US records, probably in Boston. See link:


Cumberland / Benjamin Grisdale of Matterdale and Whitehaven - Collector of Customs
« on: Sunday 07 October 12 20:12 BST (UK)  »
I'd be interested to hear if anyone knows more about Benjamin Grisdale the Collector of Customs in Whitehaven? See link:

Cumberland / Rev Benjamin Grisdale of Matterdale
« on: Friday 05 October 12 11:40 BST (UK)  »
I've been researching Benjamin's interesting life:

I would welcome ideas on who his grandfather was. His father was also Benjamin thus there are two possibilities I think: Joseph Grisdale (married Jane Martin) whose son Benjamin was born 1713 or one of the two Thomas Grisdales in Watermillock , I'd prefer the one whose son Joseph was born in 1706. Because the Rev Benjamin's brother Rev Browne Grisdale  had a son called Joseph Browne Grisdale I prefer Joseph as grandfather at the moment, and due to his possible age.

Any thoughts?

Also any record of Benjamin senior's death? He married Ann Browne of Watermillock and after being in Threlkeld the family moved to Maryport?


Cumberland / Matterdale Farmers 1690 - Mounsey vs Huddleston
« on: Tuesday 02 October 12 19:02 BST (UK)  »
I have written about how a group of Matterdale farmers took the Lord of the Manor of Hutton John, Andrew Huddleston, all the way to the House Of Lords in 1690, fighting for their right to "common of pasture"

Their are various documents in the Carlisle archives about the first Assizes trial in 1686 (I have the references). I wonder if anyone might be interested in looking these up if they ever go to the County Record Office.

See link:

Stephen Lewis

Cumberland / Rev Robert Grisdale Founder of Matterdale School
« on: Tuesday 02 October 12 18:54 BST (UK)  »
I have been researching the Rev Robert Grisdale the founder of Matterdale School. See link below:

I wonder if anyone has other views on his family connection?


Cumberland / Wilfred Grisdale of Matterdale 1675-1732
« on: Saturday 14 April 12 01:00 BST (UK)  »
I am researching Wilfred's interesting life. If you can help please let me know.


Stephen Lewis

Cumberland / Mary Stanger of Crosthwaite married Wilfred Grisdale 1702
« on: Thursday 12 April 12 21:57 BST (UK)  »
I am interested in the family of Mary Stanger who married Wilfred Grisdale of Matterdale in Crosthwaite in 1702. Does anyone know about her family.

Please see my blog on Wilfred:

Stephen Lewis

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