17 Sep 2011

Over this past year, even though I was not posting any new items to the website, I did receive a few requests from Gribbins and others for information on family, which I’m going to post now to catch up.


Are there any Gribbins in Ontario or any other province in Canada, if there are please E-MAIL me. I am descendant of Henry Gribbin and Mary Ann Bernard who immigrated to Simcoe County Ontario from County Mayo or Monaghan Ireland in the 1850s.

Garrett Gribbin
Barrie, Ontario Canada



My name is William (Bill) David Gribbin. I am 30 years old and live in Anchorage Alaska. Until finding this site I assumed that there weren’t any other Gribbins out there other than the small group that I am aware of. My father was William Byrne Gribbin Junior. He passed away in 2008. I am only aware of my family members as far back as his parents Kathryn (who now lives in Jakarta Indonesia) and William (who passed away when I was a baby). I have never been in that great of contact with my fathers side of the family so I don’t know many details of how or when our family came to America. I know that the relatives I do know about have been all over the world. Quite the traveling bunch. I am aware of 2 aunts Michelle and Sherrie, and 1 uncle Barry and a handful of cousins. If anyone could help me piece together my family history earlier than my grandparents, it would be much appreciated.

William (Bill) David Gribbin
Anchorage, AK



I am searching for my Great Grandfather David George Gribben and his family from Belfast, CO Down, Northern Ireland. The only thing I can find about him is that he married my Great Grandmother in 1920 in Banbridge, Down, N. Ireland. Any little bit can help me.

Shannon Pye



I am looking for any information on family members of William Gribbin Killdare of Mill Town Ireland – he came to Corpus Christi, TX, USA, around 1865 in a group of friends: the Dunn family and McBride Family.

He was born 1841 and died 1872. He married Julia Dunn, daughter of Peter Dunn and Margrate Maxwell. Peter Dunn arrived in Texas about 1850. Most of the Irish that came to Texas around that time sailed on the Ellen Marie.

This is mostly oral history so if you have any information please respond.

Laura Gribbin Boes
San Antonio, TX



My grandmother, Margaret Pegg, was the daughter of Mary “Minnie” Gribben of Newtownards, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Mary Gribben was born in about 1885 to Thomas Gribben (1835-1892) and Elizabeth Ann “Lizzie” (last name unknown)(1856-1935).

I have found it impossible to locate any information on Thomas’ siblings or ancestry. The only information I have been able to find concerns his children and an address in Newtownards from an old census.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. I would love to find information about Mary’s siblings and their descendants as well.

Michael Widing
Indianapolis, Indiana

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