Grigg, James

Birth Name Grigg, James
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 11 months


The Islander – Feb 11, 1848
On the 19th ult., at St. James’ Church, Port Hill, by the Rev. W.H. Cooper, B.A., Mr. James Grigg, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. James R. Downing, both of Lot 13.

1881 census, West Devon Lot 10
James Grigg 56
Jane Grigg 46
Cephas Grigg 24
Harriet Jane Grigg 25
Sarah T. Grigg 16
Jabez Grigg 21
Maria A Grigg 31
Evangeline Grigg 26
Catha. Alice Grigg 20
John Coopman 12
Abegail Heffel 23 (teacher)
Source Citation: Year: 1881; Census Place: Lot 10, Prince, Prince Edward Island; Roll: C_13162; Page: 12; Family No: 51.

Guardian 1912 - On Thursday evening, February the lst, James Grigg of West Devon was given a surprise birthday party on his 87th birthday.

Several of James' stories about the pioneer days in Prince County were printed in the Guardian.

Summerside Pioneer - James died March 17 1912 in West Devon. James and Elizabeth (Downing) Grigg had 10 children, 3 sons and 7 daughters.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth February 1, 1825 Devon, England 1901 census - gravestone says 1 Jan  
Death 1912 Prince Edward Island, Canada dates from his gravestone  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Grigg, William M. D.17991880
Mother Dannell, Elizabeth18001856
    Brother     Grigg, William Dannell Daniel 1823 October 13, 1899
         Grigg, James February 1, 1825 1912
    Sister     Grigg, Mary December 14, 1829 August 25, 1924
    Sister     Grigg, Elizabeth Dannell about 1831 June 4, 1869
    Brother     Grigg, Robert Brooks September 3, 1829
    Sister     Grigg, Ann
    Sister     Grigg, Jemima July 1833 April 1, 1902
    Brother     Grigg, Edwin Edward Bartholomew 1838 about 1894
    Sister     Grigg, Harriet J. November 1842 1925


Family of Grigg, James and Downing, Elizabeth

Married Wife Downing, Elizabeth ( * + before 1875 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 19, 1848 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Mrs. James Grigg to Elizabeth, dau. James R. downing, both of Lot 13  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Grigg, ElizabethOctober 12, 18481931
Grigg, Maria A.1850
Grigg, EvangelineApril 23, 1854October 10, 1882
Grigg, Cephas B.November 30, 18591940
Grigg, Jabez1860March 18, 1881
Grigg, Catherine Alice1861
Grigg, Harriet Jane JanieDecember 18651936
Grigg, Sarah T.about 18681937

Family of Grigg, James and Bridges, Jane

Married Wife Bridges, Jane ( * 1835 + 1918 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 14, 1875 Prince Edward Island, Canada married by Duncan Currie Methodist Minister, Rob Bridges was a witness  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Grigg, Gertrude1881
Grigg, Robert P.1883