So good to someone else interested in the Gridgemans.
My family are decendants of James Girdgeman born abt 1845 Parsondrove England who married Mary Ann Fenton born abt 1847 New Wasoken England on the 15th of December 1869 at Wisbech. They had 9 children.
We have alway been told anyone with the Gridgeman name is related.
I wondered if the name Gridgeman was given as middle name to stop the name being lost. Maybe a Gridgeman daughter married a Stimson.
I am not sure but the infomation we have is that the name Gridgeman came from Germany but was changed when they left Germany. The spelling of the name was quite different. Possibles are Grizman or Greesman or someting like it. This information was given to my brother from Dorothy Smith nee Gridgeman living in NZ.
Any thing to add?