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John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836 - 1893)

John Atkinson Grimshaw
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married 1856 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Died at age 57 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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One of the most notable Victorian English painters.

John Atkinson Grimshaw was born on 6 Sep in 1836, the son of David Grimshaw and Mary Atkinson. [1]He was christened on 11 December 1836 in Oxford Place, formerly the Albion Street Wesleyen Church in Leeds, York, England. [2]

In 1841, the same year as his younger brother Jonathan was born, John's family were living in Little Bolland's Court, Queen St Leeds. The family consisted of his parents David and Mary and the two boys John and Jonathan. [3]

By 1851, the family had moved to Brunswick Row in Leeds and John, aged 14, was working as a Railway Clerk. [4] The family had grown to include three more sons: David, Richard and Josiah.

In 1857, John married his cousin, Frances Theodosia Hubbarde in Leeds. [5]

In 1861 John, still working as a railway clerk, lived with his wife and his younger brother Jonathan at Wilkes St, Wortley, now an inner city area of Leeds. [6]

By 1871 their family had grown to include children Clara, Arthur, Enid, Gertrude and Louis. Several other children had been born and died as infants. John had clearly given up other paid forms of work and was described in the census as "artist". [7] The family address was Knostrope Old Hall, a fine old home built in the 17th century by Adam Baynes MP in area of Leeds close by the River Aire. Knostrope Hall was the subject of several paintings by Grimshaw. [8]

In 1881, there were 8 children living at home with their parents and two servants living in. [9]

John died at Knostrope Hall aged 57 on 31 October 1893 and his death was registered in the Leeds District, in the last quarter of 1893. [10] He was buried on 4 Nov 1893 in the Woodhouse Cemetery at Leeds [11] where he is commemorated with a Blue Plaque. [12] His will was probated to his widow Frances on 10 Jan 1894. [13]

Research Notes

There are two entries for John Grimshaw in the 1891 census. One is with his family at Knostrope Hall [14] and the other is for himself, with three female servants at Gloucester Rd, Birkdale in Lancashire.[15] Both entries describe him as Artist RA Exhibitor.

Sources

  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY1T-1BM : 11 February 2018, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 06 Sep 1836); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0828140 (RG4 3726-30).
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY1T-1BM : 11 February 2018, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 06 Sep 1836); citing OXFORD PLACE FORMERLY ALBION STREET WESLEYAN,LEEDS,YORK,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0828140 (RG4 3726-30).
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQG5-HZX : 9 April 2019), Jonathan Grimshaw and John Grimshaw and David Grimshaw and Mary Grimshaw, Leeds, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPMV-V5Q : 2 November 2017), John Atkinson Grimshaw in household of David Grimshaw, , Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England; citing , Yorkshire,Yorkshire (West Riding), England, p. 13, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  5. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D38-9QY : 13 December 2014), John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1857; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1857, quarter 4, vol. 9B, p. 330, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M762-DZZ : 13 December 2017), John Atkinson Grimshaw, Wortley Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  7. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBCH-19N : 12 December 2017), J A Grimshaw, 1871.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Knowsthorpe," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Knowsthorpe&oldid=740092036 (accessed April 10, 2019).
  9. "England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27T-JXCK : 11 December 2017), John Atkinson Grimshaw, Leeds, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 5, Piece/Folio 4514/87, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,775,264.
  10. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J24-W8D : 31 December 2014), John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1893; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  11. Leeds General Cemetery Burial Registers Index, University of Leeds [[1]]
  12. Leeds In Focus Blog [[2]]
  13. "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7XJ4-R56Z : 25 February 2019), John Atkinson Grimshaw, 10 Jan 1894; citing Probate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .
  14. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7X8P-ZW2 : 11 December 2017), John Grimshaw, Leeds, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  15. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:77VM-4PZ : 11 December 2017), John A Grimshaw, Birkdale, Lancashire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

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