Is anyone researching the Renney line? I am particularly interested in a
Renney whose wife was a Wilson. They would have married in the early
James Renney was born about 1809 in Kingston upon Hull, but I have not been
able to find a record of his birth. James tombstone in Simcoe County,
Ontario says he died March 14, 1872 at the age of 63.
Family lore says he had a brother John and his mother was a Wilson who
married a Renney. Her family was not happy with their marriage as James
Renney’s father was a commoner.
James Renney married Elizabeth Grice on the 26th of August 1829 in
Butterwick by Great Driffield, Yorkshire. She was the oldest daughter of
David Grice and Elizabeth Weans. She was christened in January of 1813 so
likely was born in late 1812. (Her christening and their marriage have been
verified using records at the Family History Library in Salt Lake. The LDS
marriage record did not give parents names.)
James Renney and Elizabeth Grice Renney immigrated to Ontario, Canada around
1850 when one of Elizabeth Grice’s brothers moved to Kent County, Ontario.
Elizabeth Grice’s brother, William Grice b: May 30, 1824 married Jane
Pinkney (B: 1827 in Yorkshire) and appear in the 1851 census in Kent County,
Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Marilyn in Arizona
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