THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MY FATHER, LIEUTENANT JOHN HENRY WHETSTONE FRISBY - 1910-1944
Here's what I have to date on the FRISBY name and the GREWCOCK connection. My great-grandfather was a HENRY FRISBY of Red Hall, Barwell, Leicestershire. He was born in 1838 and died Nov. 16,1880. A window in St Mary's Church in Barwell is dedicated to him. He is listed in White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester as "farmer and maltster." He married Mary-Ann GREWCOCK(b.1837) on October 13, 1866. For more GREWCOCK history, click here. Mary Ann died February 12th 1904 at the age of 66.
Together Henry and Mary Ann produced four children:
- Henry (called "Harry") m. Jennie Nixon. Their children, Eileen and Barbara, were both spinsters and both residents of Barwell.
- Alice (spinster)
- Mary Hannah (died Oct. 16,1882 at age 13)
- Charles (1875-1961). My grandfather was that CHARLES FRISBY.
He married Mary Elizabeth ELLISON in 1908. They had three children:
- John Henry Whetstone Frisby (1910-1944) He was my father.
- Isobel Verna Frisby (1914 - ) spinster
- Hope (1918 - ) Married Alf Karsten Jacobson.
The U.K. Marriage Witness Index lists:
- Frances FRISBY as a witness in the marriage of John Belton and Hannah FRISBY. Married 22 January 1827 in St. Margaret's, Leicester
- Kate FRISBY as a witness in the marriage of Percy Herbert Betts and Hannah FRISBY in Parish Church, Rothwell, NTH on 25 May 1911
- Marriage of John Leatherland to Elizabeth FRISBY in the parish of Kilsby, NTH on Nov.5,1854.
From an e-mail correspondent, I also have the following:
- Edward Corby of Walgrave, Northants. married Esther FRISBY of Great Bowden, Leic. in 1751 in Stoke Albany, Northants.
- This Esther was born in Medbourne in 1727, (died 1802) daughter of Richard FRISBY and Mary Sergeant. Richard was a baker and son of John and Jane FRISBY. This branch appears to have moved from Medbourne to Great Bowden some time after Esther's birth although another branch remained in Medbourne until the late 18th century. Esther is buried in the Medbourne churchyard.
- The earliest FRISBY my correspondent has heard about in Medbourne was 1610 William m. Ann Bird.
I've also unearthed (not literally!)
- Henry FRISBY m. Sophia Nicholas Jan 15,1825 in the parish of Ealing
- Nicholas FRISBY m. Mary Mee (what a name for a bride!) on July 17, 1625 in Edmonton Parish
- William FRISBY m. Elizabeth Pearson on July 13,1835, also in Edmonton Parish
- Elizabeth FRISBY m. William Halliday, Dec.11, 1815 in Oakham, Rutland.
And, finally, the village of Frisby-on-the-Wreake has a good pub and there is, I'm told, good angling in the river. So...happy fishing!
P.S. I've just received a wealth of information from a very generous contact on the descendants of SAMUEL FRISBY b.March 25,1747 in Harringworth, Northants. So, if anybody needs input on this branch, e-mail me at email@example.com.
FRISBY-related genealogy links
Grannie and Grandad Frisby
My father, mother and me in 1943
Barbara and Eileen Frisby with their uncle, Edward Charters, in front of Red Hall, Barwell
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