Grindell / Grindall family England mainly
I am researching the Grindells/ Grindalls (and occasionally Grindles) who moved to the East Riding of Yorkshire in the early 1700's.
I'm not doing badly piecing together an East Riding family tree, but what I want to know is how do they connect to the other centres of Grindall/ells, namely Gloucester/ Coleford and nearby towns, the few in London, the ones around Stainton/ Tickhill near Doncaster, and a big concentration which goes back centuries in St Bees, near Whitehaven in Cumbria. The only other uk concentration is around the parish of Grindale in the North Riding, which may conceivably be where all Grindells hail from.
One further thing which interests me is that, wherever they are, the Grindells appear to be devoted baptists or methodists, so given that the split must have happened a few hundred years ago this must have been an important connection, something fundamental to their lives. Any one got any ideas? I note there are baptist Grindell ministers in the states, and I know over a hundred years ago my lot were endowing baptist or methodist chapels.. any ideas anyone?
Incidentally, I am interested in hearing from anyone in other countries researching the name. Would be fascinated to trace family members who ended up in far flung places..