Re: Grindell / Grindall family England mainly
Hi Mandy.I live in Auckland, New Zealand and I'm descended from a James Stephen Grindell who was born in Kettering, Northamtonshire on 5 July 1822.He was the son of Robert Henry Grindell, and his mother was either Mary Hopkins or Mary Murphy.The reason for the confusion over his mother is that we had always understood that her name was Hopkins, but there is an IGI entry for James Stephen Grindell (son of Robert Grindell and Mary Murphy) born at Kettering on 5 July 1823 - too close for coincidence.
James Grindell is said to have arrived in New Zealand in 1840, and was one of the early settlers in Napier, New Zealand.
I've not been able to find anything on his parents, except that his father was a Sergeant Major in Her Majesty's 9th Lancers.
Don't know whether this ties in with anything you have ...