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William GRIGSBY (c1686-1753)

and Elizabeth (?-?)

 

William Grigsby and Elizabeth were my 7x Great Grandparents.  (Click here to see their place in my pedigree chart.)  They may have married sometime before of  about 1718.

William Grigsby's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  He was a blacksmith.  William died aged 67 years on 9 October 1753 and was buried in Lamberhurst, Kent.  The inscription on his headstone implies that he was survived by 1 son and 2 daughters.

Elizabeth's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.

 

William Grigsby and Elizabeth had 4 known children:

  1. William Grigsby was baptised aged 4 days on 5 November 1718 in Lamberhurst.  He died in 1793 in Lamberhurst.

    William married Mary Austin on 14 April 1744 in Pembury, Kent.

    Mary died aged 40 years on 6 January 1759 and was buried in Lamberhurst.

    William and Mary had 3 known children:

    1. William Greagsby was baptised on 9 August 1744 in Lamberhurst.

      As William Greagsbey he may have married Sarah Wakelin by licence on 26 October 1761 at St. Giles in the Field, Middlesex.  William was then of Lamberhust and Sarah of the parish of St. Giles.

      William and Sarah had 4 known children:

      1. Joseph Greagsby was baptised on 31 August 1763 in Lamberhurst.  He died in 1797.

      2. James Greagsby was baptised on 29 September 1765 in Lamberhurst.  (NOTE:  there is some doubt as to whether he was the son of William born in 1718 or his son William born in 1744.)

        James married twice, firstly to Mary.  This may have been to Mary Read on 27 December 1787 at Brenchley, Kent, the witnesses being John Collins and Jane Saunders.

        James and Mary had 1 known child:

        1. Abigail Greagsbey was baptised on 24 January 1796 in Lamberhurst.  She married Joseph Martin by banns on 2 November 1812 in Rotherfield.  They were both then of Rotherfield.

        James Greagsbey next married Elizabeth Osborne on 13 October 1801 in Lamberhurst.

        James and Elizabeth had 8 known children:

        1. Mary Greagsbey was baptised on 7 November 1802 in Lamberhurst.  She may have married William Bridgeland on 30 May 1826 in Lamberhurst.

        2. Elizabeth Greagsby was baptised on 16 December 1804 in Lamberhurst.

        3. James Greagsby was baptised on 18 January 1807 in Lamberhurst.  He or his cousin (mentioned below) may have married Matilda Bailey on 28 July 1835 in Lamberhurst.

        4. Thomas Greagsby was baptised on 2 April 1809 in Lamberhurst.  He married Sylvia Stapley by banns on 19 August 1829 in Wadhurst.  They were both then of Wadhurst.

        5. Sophia Greagsbey was baptised on 13 February 1814 in Lamberhurst.

        6. Ann Grigsby was baptised on 29 June 1817 in Lamberhurst.

        7. William Gregsby was baptised on 12 August 1821 in Lamberhurst.

        8. Jane Greagsbey was baptised on 7 November 1824 in Lamberhurst.

      3. John Greagsbey was baptised on 20 November 1770 in Lamberhurst.

        John married Mary Tonkin by banns on 26 December 1793 in Wadhurst.  He was the of Lamberhurst and she of Wadhurst..

        John and Mary had 10 known children:

        1. Sarah Grigsby was baptised on 22 June 1794 in Lamberhurst.  She died on 17 March 1878.  She married William Jeffery on 25 December 1814 in Lamberhurst.

        2. William Greagsbey was baptised on 29 May 1796 in Lamberhurst.  He married Hannah sometime before or about 1822.

        3. Joseph Greagsby was baptised on 18 March 1798 in Lamberhurst.  He married Mercy Waghorn on 7 August 1836 in Lamberhurst.  She was then of Wadhurst.

        4. John Greagsby was baptised on 4 May 1800 in Lamberhurst.  He died aged 66 years on 7 March 1867 and was buried in Lamberhurst.  John married Mary before or about 1822.  She died aged 67 years on 12 September 1867 and was buried with her husband.

        5. Harriet Greagsby was baptised on 28 March 1802 in Lamberhurst.  She married John Winter on 13 October 1824 in Lamberhurst.

        6. Mary Ann Greagsby was baptised on 25 December 1804 in Lamberhurst.  She died after 1870 as when the US census was recorded in that year she was living in Mooers, New York.

          As Mary Greagsbey she married Edward Beaney on 15 May 1829 in Lamberhurst.

          Edward died in 1864 and is buried in Mooers Forks Union Cemetery in Mooers Forks, Clinton County, New York.

          Edward, Mary and children immigrated to the US sometime after 1839.  They had 6 known children:

          1. Joseph Beaney was baptised on 31 May 1829 in Lamberhurst.

            Joseph married Matilda.  She was born in Canada.

            When the 1880 US census was recorded he was a 50 year old laborer living in Altona, Clinton County, New York along with his 39 year old wife and 8 children.

            The couple had the following known children:

            1. Joseph Beaney was born about 1862.  He was an 18 year old laborer in 1880.

            2. Mary J. Beaney was born about 1863.  She was 17 at the time of the 1880 census.

            3. Elizabeth Beaney was born about 1865.  In 1880 she was 15.

            4. Naomi Beaney was born about 1866.  She was 14 in 1880.

            5. Henry Beaney was born about 1869.  He was 11 in 1880.

            6. Marsell Beaney was born about 1871.  In 1880 he was 9 years old.

            7. Amelia Beaney was born about 1874.  She was 6 years old in 1880.

            8. William Beaney was born about 1876.  When the 1880 census was recorded he was 4 years old.

          2. John Beaney was baptised on 4 September 1831 in Lamberhurst.

            John married Sarah.  She was born in Ireland.

            At the time of the 1880 US census John was a 50 year old farmer living with his 40 year old wife and 4 children in Altona, Clinton County.

            The couple had the following known children:

            1. William Beaney was born about 1864.  He was 16 years old in 1880.

            2. Sarah Beaney was born about 1867.  She was 13 years old in 1880.

            3. Mary Beaney was born about 1870.  In 1880 she was 10.

            4. Emma Beaney was born about 1874.  When the 1880 census was recorded she was 6 years old.

          3. Mary Anne Beaney was baptised on 3 November 1833 in Lamberhurst.

          4. Edward Beaney was born about January 1836.  He died aged 13 years and 3 months on 10 April 1849 and was buried in the Sweet Cemetery, Champlain, Clinton Country, New York.

            (Please see the following website:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~frgen/clinton/champlain/sweet.html)

          5. Naomi Beaney (possibly Nahomia).  When the 1880 US census was recorded she may have been unmarried 36 year old Naomi Bena living in Chazy, Clinton County, where she was a domestic servant in the home of Amosa B. Wood.

          6. Henry Beaney was born about 1843.

        7. Ruth Greagsby was baptised in February 1807 in Lamberhurst.

        8. Edward Greagsby was baptised on 23 April 1809 in Lamberhurst.

        9. James Greagsby was baptised on 11 October 1812 in Lamberhurst.  He or his cousin (mentioned above) may have married Matilda Bailey on 28 July 1835 in Lamberhurst.

        10. Alfred Greagsby was baptised on 1 October 1815 in Lamberhurst.  He married Mary Blunt on 3 September 1836 in Horsmonden, Kent.  He was then a bachelor of Ticehurst, Sussex and she a spinster of Horsmonden.

      4. Sarah Greagsbey was baptised on 20 November 1770 in Lamberhurst.  She may have married William Waghorne on 12 April 1808 in Lamberhurst.  She was then of Goudhurst, Kent.

    2. Edward Greagsby was baptised on 31 August 1746 in Lamberhurst.  He may have married Mary Collins sometime before or about 1775, and they may have had 2 sons:

      1. Edward Grigsby was baptised 8 October 1775 in Brenchley, Kent.

      2. William Grigsby was baptised on 10 August 1777 in Brenchley.

    3. Silvester Greagsby was baptised on 1 May 1748 in Lamberhurst.  She married Joseph Hodgkin on 23 August 1770 in Lamberhurst.  They had 11 known children:

      1. Mary Hodgskin was baptised on 23 November 1770 in Lamberhurst.

      2. Joseph Hodgskin was baptised on 19 April 1772 in Lamberhurst.  He married Mary Waters on 22 October 1797 in Lamberhurst.  She was then of Goudhurst.

      3. John Hodgskin was baptised on 31 July 1774 in Lamberhurst.  As John Hodgkin he may have married Elizabeth Clifton by banns on 31 October 1794 in Wadhurst, Sussex.  At the time they were both of Wadhurst.

      4. Sarah Hodgskin was baptised on 18 August 1776 in Lamberhurst.  As Sarah Hodgkin she may have married William Tomlin on 28 December 1801 or Stephen Relfe on 23 October 1802.  Both marriages took place in Lamberhurst.

      5. Jane Hodgskin was baptised on 22 March 1778 in Lamberhurst.

      6. Harriet Hodgskin was baptised on 5 November 1780 in Lamberhurst.

      7. Dinah Hodgskin was baptised on 16 May 1784 in Lamberhurst.

      8. Silvester Hodgskin was baptised on 25 June 1786 in Lamberhurst.  As Silvestra Hodgkins she married James Cooper on 13 December 1807 in Etchingham, Sussex.  He was then of High Halden in Kent.

      9. Elizabeth Hogskin was baptised on 17 May 1789 in Lamberhurst.

      10. Edward Hogskin was baptised on 4 September 1791 in Lamberhurst.

      11. Anne Hodgkin was baptised on 2 July 1794 in Lamberhurst.

  2. Elizabeth Grigsby, my 6x Great Grandmother, was baptised on 5 February 1720/1 in Lamberhurst.  She married Nicholas Barham in 1747.  (They have their own page.)

  3. Ann Grigsby was baptised on 25 November 1722 in Lamberhurst.  She died aged 3 years on 4 January 1725/6 and was buried in Lamberhurst.

  4. Ruth Grigsby may have been a daughter of William and Elizabeth.

    Ruth married Edward Rumings on 26 July 1751 in Battle, Sussex.  At the time she was of Lamberhurst and he of Battle.

    Edward and Ruth had 3 known children:

    1. Ann Rumens was baptised on 21 October 1752 in Lamberhurst.  As Ann Rummens she may have married John Sharp on 3 July 1778 in Lamberhurst.

    2. Mary Rumens was baptised on 22 June 1754 in Lamberhurst.

    3. Sarah Rumens was baptised on 27 December 1761 in Lamberhurst.

 

Many thanks to David Beaney and Felicity Collins for additions to this page.

 

 

I have a note that a William Grigsby married Mary Felton on 6 January 1740 (not sure where).  I also have a note that a couple named William and Mary had a daughter:

  1. Elizabeth Grigsby was baptised on 13 September 1742 in Lamberhurst.  Elizabeth may have married Joseph Cogger on 1 November 1762 in Sandhurst, Kent.

 

GRIGSBY

17 March 2009