I think I am related to you.Tom is a real Cribb family name, and half my Cribb relatives seem to have been called Tom.
My grandmother was a Cribb.Her name was Frances (always known as Fanny, poor girl!)
Fanny's father was George Cribb, and he was born in Louth in the 1830's.He married Jane (don't know her surname, haven't yet done much on the Cribbs).They had children Ellen, Rebecca, Thomas, Charles and Maude.Rebecca(my great aunt Madge) changed her name by deed-poll to Margaret, because she hated being called Becky, but was called Madge instead.She married a solicitor, Fred Bates in Newcastle, and died there in 1955(ish).Thomas had awet fish shop(as opposed to a chippy) at the top of Bethlehem Street, opposite the Yarborough Hotel, and I think he was the one who had 13 children. His son Mervyn ran the shop until it closed, I think in the 60's.There was a daughter, Mary who ran a fruit and veg. shop in Flottergate (pulled down when Grimsby was redeveloped in the 1960's). Another daughter, Maude, married a man called Thorley, and ran a wet fish shop in Freeman Street, nearly opposite where Wilko now is.Later Maude married again to a man called Spikings, and there were several children.My grandmother, Fanny married Albert Ford, and had my mother, Catherine Theresa.Albert died and Fanny married again to a man called Ramsdale, and they had my aunt Maude, who is still alive.My mum married George Tyler (always known as Fred) and I was the only child.I married David Surfleet and have no children.
Hope all this interest you, Tom.At least you've got something to go on now.