OH WOW! LOOK WHAT THIS TELLS US – PROOF OF WHO ”GRANNY” IS!!
An article from 1912 covering the right of way thru Granny’s Opening court case reveals that Granny’s Opening was named after Jabez Grunnill’s great-grandma!
The image below is the pedigree of Jabez Grunnill.
Of the four possible Great-grandmothers, I’ve only been able to find two (without obtaining Milly Johnson’s marriage certificate) – Susannah and Mary Pickering who were sisters.
Local family stories have it that Granny’s Opening was named after Susannah Grunnill nee Pickering, and I would go along with this as the family lived very close to Granny’s Opening, although the above newspaper cutting from the court case is the only ‘official’ reference to it I have found so far….