Irene, in response to your request for information and to hear form any one with the surname Gridgeman, I am a direct decendand of the Grideman family living in New Zealand. We still have family with the Gridgeman surname living in the south Island. We would like to exchange information. James Gridgeman married Mary Ann Fenton and they had nine children. ONE name I do not have at the moment but other nine are as follows: George, Jim, Emma, William, Sarah Lizzie, Rose Ann or Roseann (both correct), Jack and Sam. Have lots more!