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James Edward Grigson (1873 - 1940)

James Edward Grigson
Born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1920 in Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdommap
Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)]
Died at about age 66 in Hendon, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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James Grigson was born in Staffordshire, England.

James Grigson was born in 1873. He was the son of Rev. Edward Grigson and Eleanor Edith Sunly. His mother's maiden surname was Sunly but noted as Simby on GRO[1] James was baptised on 29th July 1873 at St James in Wednesbury, Staffordshire. [2]

In 1881, James was living with his parents, two younger siblings and two servants in Rosliston, Staffordshire / Derbyshire. [3]

In 1891, James was living with his parents and brother in Whinburgh, Norfolk. He was a 17-year-old scholar. [4]

In 1901, James was a 28-year-old school master and organist residing in Monkton Combe, Somerset. He was single. [5]

James was a professional musician.

James married Kathleen Teasdel in 1920 in Hammersmith, London, England. [6]

James passed away in 1940 at the age of 67. His death was registered in Hendon, Middlesex. [7]


  1. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth ( : accessed 01 April 2021), database entry for Grigson, James Edward (Mother's maiden surname: Simby), GRO Reference: 1873 S Quarter in West Bromwich, Volume 06B Page 820.
  2. "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 July 2020), James Edward Grigson, 29 Jul 1873; citing Baptism, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service, Stafford; FHL microfilm 101,148,898.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), James E Gregson in household of Rev Edward Gregson, Rosliston (Derby), Staffordshire, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 2, Piece/Folio 2759/111, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,940.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 February 2021), James E Grigson in household of Edward Grigson, Whinburgh, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Norfolk county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2019), James E Grigson, Monkton Combe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Bathwick subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), James E Grigson and null, 1920; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1920, quarter 3, vol. 1A, p. 680, Hammersmith, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  7. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 September 2014), James E Grigson, 1940; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Hendon, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

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