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From: Mike Morris <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re Sagars Road
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 06:31:34 -0700 (PDT)
what makes this more interesting is I have walked from Bamford along Clay Lane. There is the Heywood reservoir on the north side and I did not realize this until I copied it for you. There are three map sections of the lane. The third one I sent this morning.
The parish records for Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood do have some Grinrods in them and variations of that name, but there are a number of other churches tucked away on the country lanes.
Near by is Knoll Hill a high point at the beginning of the Pennines. Standing on the top of this hill and using Binoculars we could see towards Cheshire the radio telescope named Jodrell Bank. We estimated it might have been 45 miles away. Once you knew where it was located you could see this with the naked eye.
Its a nice area should you want to visit .
----- Original Message ----
> From: linda edgington <>
> To: Mike Morris <>
> Sent: Mon, April 5, 2010 8:48:55 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHS] Re Sagars Road
> Hello Mike,
I think the Clay Lane must be near Rochdale as it seems the one
> in Cheshire
is a dirt road.
I was given a copy of part of my family tree
> which was made in 1898, in my
research all the information it contained has
> proved to be right. It is my
4th Great grandfather Rev Edmund Grindrod who
> was born at Clay Lane on Feb
28th 1786. Although I have the dates of family
> members there are no places
listed except for my 5th G.G. father John
> Grindrod of Heywood near Rochdale
Lancashire who married Mary Scott who died
> about 1794. I have never found
proof for any of this couples B.M.D's. I know
> there were many Grindrods in
the Rochdale area but, this family must have had
> money as I have a copy of
an engraving taken from an original portrait
> painted in 1806 of Rev Edmund.
Lately I have found more information about his
> brother Timothy Grindrod born
1779, when he married in 1800 in Rossendale he
> is noted as being from
Middleton. But later he is in the Liverpool area as a
> Mason, his company of
Hetherington and Grindrod built St Nicolas and St Lukes
> Church in Liverpool.
My problem is compounded by the fact that I have
> realised that in early
baptism records the place names noted are where the
> parents are living at
that time. I only found Clay Lane through the Methodist
> Church records of
Rev Edmunds death.
Any help or thoughts you could give
> me would be great.
From: Mike Morris [mailto:> ymailto="mailto:"
> April 05, 2010 12:10 PM
To: linda edgington
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re Sagars
I use to live close to Rochdale in a place named
> Middleton. Is the Clay lane
you want in the Rochdale area or is it in
> Cheshire. They are many miles
apart. Rochdale is in Lancashire almost on the
> border of Yorkshire.
Can you give me some more clues :))
All my best
----- Original Message
> From: linda edgington <> ymailto="mailto:"
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> Sent: Mon,
> April 5, 2010 11:16:07 AM
> Subject: [CHS] Re Sagars Road
> Hello Margaret,
I hope you might be able to help me about the Clay Lane
> you mention. I have
an ancestor who was born in Clay Lane in 1786,
> although I
> have never been
able to trace a record of his
I always thought
> that Clay Lane was close to Rochdale, so
> my question is the
Clay Lane in
> Cheshire a place or just a small
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