Tuesday, 25 September 2012

William Grindey - Proof At Last

Some of you Grindey researchers who are in contact with me will know that, although my 2x great-grandfather William Grindey (#903 on the web site) is listed as the son of John Grindey and Dorothy Brindley, I have never been able to find a baptism for him which would prove they were his parents. Now I have the proof. A few weeks ago I was contacted by someone who had seen the web site. She has done a lot of research on the daughters of John and Dorothy, and has a copy of the will of Mary Ann, which mentions her brother William Grindey. So thanks to Jean, I now have the missing piece of the puzzle.  There is also a missing sister Ruth mentioned in the will.

I haven't updated the web site with all of this new information, but there has been a major update on the family of William's brother James, who went to Illinois. There is still a lot more work to do on the family of Matthew, who joined his brother in Illinois.

If you find your family on the web site do please contact me, as I have a lot more information available, and like helping other people too. I can be contacted via the link at the bottom of every page at


Monday, 5 March 2012

American Grindeys

I have recently made contact with a lady who is a descendant of Matthew Grindey who emigrated to Scales Mound, Illinois to join his brother James.  I am gradually adding a lot of information about these 2 families, but it will be quite a long job.

I have just updated the web site, which includes some of this information, and will try and update it more frequently as I add more.