brian mckay's family tree
I became aware of John Grinton through his daughter Margaret Grinton's birth record, which showed her parents as John Grinton and Christian Low. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find any direct records for John - Birth, Marriage or Death - and nor have I found him in the 1841 Census, suggesting he had died by then. What I do have and what confirms their existence are the birth records of their children.
KEY EVENTS AND DATES
14th November 1792
John's daughter, Helen was born in Cramond. At this stage I have not obtained the actual record, but the summary indicates her parents were John Grinton and Christian Low.
14th November 1794
John's son, David was born in Cramond. At this stage I do not have have not obtained the actual record, but the summary indicates his parents were John Grinton and Christian Low.
John's son, James was born in Cramond. At this stage I have not obtained the actual record, but the summary indicates his parents were John Grinton and Christian Low.
13th August 1799
John's daughter, Margaret Grinton, was born in Upper Cramond. Her parents were recorded as John Grinton and Christian Low. She was baptised on the 27th August 1799 and this was witnessed by David Low and someone else whose name is missing from the record.
View the record.
19th January 1827
John's daughter Margaret married Robert Bigley in Cramond. The actual entry was:
Cramond - January 19 1827
This day Rob't Bigley and Marg't Grinton both is this Parish gave in their names
for proclamation in order to marriage & being regularly proclaimed were married.
1841 to 1851
John's daughter, Margaret was recorded in the 1841 Census, so was alive at that point. However, in the 1851 Census her husband, Robert Bigley is recorded as a "Widower", so Margaret must have died in this period, although I cannot find a record of her death.