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Jonathan Grindrod

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Jonathan Grindrod (1804-1896) of Owen, Addison and Grindrod of Liver Foundry, Parliament Street, Liverpool

1804 May 9th. Born in Liverpool the son of Timothy Grindrod (1781-1823), a builder, and his wife Alice Mills (1777-1840)

1826 June 10th. Married(1) to Jane Troughton. 'On Saturday last, at St. James Church, by the Rev. J. Smith, Mr. Jonathan Grindrod, iron-founder, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John Troughton, Parliament street'[1]

1826 and 1831: Advertising the sale of the house of Dr Timothy Grindrod at Birkenhead, giving the above address[2][3]

1851 A consulting engineer, living in Birkenhead with Jane Grindrod 46, Ann J Grindrod 26, Timothy Grindrod 20, Jonothan (sic) Grindrod 18[4]

1853 Patent to Jonathan Grindrod, of Liverpool, Consulting Engineer, and Alexander Hunter, of the same place, Engineer, for improvements in steam engines[5]

1854 September 8th. Jonathan Grindrod, a civil engineer, married (2) Ann Roberts, at Manchester, daughter of William Roberts, a ship's master[6]

c.1855 Jonathan Grinrod (sic) designed the Royal Charter as a clipper

1855 Jonathan Grinrod (sic) designed The Retriever, a screw steamer, of about 500 tons. She was built at the Bank Quay Foundry Co in Warrington. Her machinery was fitted at the Sandon dock, Liverpool.[7]

1861 A proprietor of houses, living at Neston, The Wirral, with his wife Annie Grindrod 38[8]

1896 July 30th. Died at Neston, Cheshire.

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Sources of Information

  1. Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 15 June 1826
  2. Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 20 April 1826
  3. Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser, 27 January 1831
  4. 1851 census
  5. London Gazette 30 Jan 1857
  6. Register of marriages
  7. [1]
  8. 1861 census