I have no connection to the GIRDLESTONE family; as a matter of fact I`m only posting this because I had never encountered the surname until a few moments ago.
In the "History and Genealogy of the Perley Family", 1906 by M. V. B. PERLY, on page 597 the following persons appear:
George William GIRDLESTONE (no further data) m. Louisa Rosalie BABY (no further data on her either).Their son, Charles William GIRDLESTONE b. 7 Aug. 1866 in Windsor (I assume Ontario) Canada, a physician, married in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois on 17 Oct 1894, Mary Belle PERLEY.Mary was born 8 Oct 1866 in Canaan, New Hampshire to John Quincy PERLEY and Elizabeth Dow PATTEE.
Charles W. GIRDLESTONE and Mary B. PERLEY had Constance GIRDLESTONE, b. 19 Jul 1895.
I just thought I'd drop this here in case it's of any use or interest to anyone.As I say, I'd never encountered the name GIRDLESTONE before.