Granny’s Opening – Who’s Granny?

OH WOW! LOOK WHAT THIS TELLS US – PROOF OF WHO ”GRANNY” IS!!

Granny's Opening Winthorpe Skegness

Granny’s Opening Winthorpe Skegness

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!
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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.

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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….

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