Edwin Grainger1,2,3

ID#78, (circa 1808 - between January 1880 and March 1880)
FatherDaniel Grainger3 b. cir. 1782, d. cir. Dec 1864
MotherMary Wright3 b. cir. 1783, d. bet. Jan 1857 - Mar 1857
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Peter Grainger
ChartsPeter's ancestors
Descendants of Daniel & Mary GRAINGER
Thomas & Mary (HEATH) GRAINGER
     Edwin Grainger was christened on 16 Oct 1807 All Saints, Worcestershire, England; Edwin, son of Daniel GRAINGER and Mary.3 He was born cir. 1808 at Worcester, England.4 He married Mary UnknownSurname bet. 1825 - 1832 ?Worcester, England; nothing obvious on igi 1830 +/- 10 yrs.1 Edwin Grainger died bet. Jan 1880 - Mar 1880 reg. Worcestershire, England.1,5
     The only real "evidence" that the Edwin son of Daniel and Mary is the same Edwin that married Mary is that the christening date of one matches the other's birth year, and all the other Edwins having been eliminated to date, but the match does seem highly likely.3
     Edwin Grainger appeared on the census of 1841 on Charles St, Blockhouse, Worcester, England, with Mary Grainger, as GRAINGER: Edwin 30 gilder; assumed wife Mary 35 not b Cty; Assumed children: Edwin 8, Elizabeth 2, Also MATTHEWS: George MATTHEWS 30 tailors ap, Martha 25 b IRL, William 2, and Daniel LOLLY 15 b IRL (NB instructions to the enumerators for this census were to round ages to the nearest multiple of 5, children tended to have their ages accurately recorded - or at least as accurate as such things can be. These instructions were not always followed.)6
     The census of 30 Mar 1851 showed Edwin with his wife Mary, their sons Edwin and Alfred, their dtrs Elizabeth, Isabella and Ann at 7 Trinity Gardens, Worcester, England, enumerated as GRAINGER (all b Worcester): Edwin, head, mar, 43 carver & gilder; wife Mary 45; Children: Edwin 18 printer's compositor; Elizabeth 12 at home; Isabella 8 scholar; Ann 3; Alfred 18mths.7
     Edwin Grainger and Mary Grainger were not found in the census of 1861 at St Nicholas, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, (English index searched, and all Droitwich images skimmed for GRAINGER.)8
     Edwin Grainger appeared on the census of 1871 in Viners Buildings, Trinity North, Par. of St Nicholas, Worcestershire, England, with Mary Grainger, enumerated as GRAINGER (all b WOR): Edwin, 63, head gilder; wife Mary 65; Children: Alfred, unm 21 gilder; William 18 ?setter? prep printer; (no relationship stated): Isabelle 11 scholar (the census schedule clearly shows her as 11, but does NOT show her as a dtr, relationship column is blank, and she cannot be Mary's as Mary would be 54 when Isabelle was born.)4 Edwin Grainger and Mary Grainger were not found in the census of 1881 in Worcestershire, England, no Edwin's old enuf, several Mary's of about the right age, but married to others, which corroborates the two likely death registrations found.9 Edwin Grainger and Mary Grainger were not found in the census of 1891 Worcestershire, England, (none old enuf.)10


Mary UnknownSurname (cir. 1806 - aft. 1871)
Marriage*Edwin Grainger married Mary UnknownSurname bet. 1825 - 1832 ?Worcester; nothing obvious on igi 1830 +/- 10 yrs.1 
  • Edwin Grainger+2,11 (7 Oct 1832 - bet. Sep 1913 - Dec 1913)
  • Elizabeth Grainger1
  • Isabella Grainger7
  • Ann Grainger7
  • Alfred Grainger4
  • William Grainger4
Last Edited23 Jul 2009


  1. LDS, BDM: UK Vital Records Index, GRAINGER birth/christenings, FHL #1042164 1834-1876, extracted 20 Oct 2004.
  2. Certified copy, Mar. cert. 1856 Edwin Grainger and Patience Davies, cert. rcvd 30 Nov 2004.
  3. Web sites: Various, online Various, IGI Batch P020511 Film #0820789, extracted 30 Nov 2004.
  4. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1871 Worcester: Sub Dist. North Worcester RG10/3049 ED 6 Folio 125 Page 23 Schedule #103, extracted 30 Nov 2004.
  5. Various, births deaths marriages, Dth Edwin GRAINGER, reg. Worcester, Mar qtr 6c/184, aged 71, extracted Mar 2007.
  6. 1841 Census, Various, Civil Par. Blockhouse, Worcester, HO107/1209 Bk 4 ED 1 F 10 Pg 13, hsehold of Edwin & Mary GRAINGER, extracted Jul 2009.
  7. 1851 Census, Worcester North, PRO HO 107 2042/2, Folio 419 Schedule #193, extracted 12 Dec 2004.
  8. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1861 Droitwich, St Nicholas, Worcester, searched 21 Jul 2005.
  9. Census, 1881 UK census CD-ROM, Midlands West Counties: searched 1 Dec 2004.
  10. Ancestry.com, online Various databases, 1891 Worcester searched 30 Nov 2004.
  11. Web sites: Various, online Various, IGI Batch P021372 Film #1235450, extracted 30 Nov 2004.

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