Grindrod, Edmund an English Wesleyan minister, was born in Clay Lane, near Rochdale, February 28, 1786. The family removed to Liverpool when Edmund was young. At about the age of twenty, when assisting his father and brothers in the erection of the new exchange buildings in that city, he had a narrow escape from instant death. In 1806 he was received into the ministry, and henceforward labored on some of the most important charges. In 1826 a great revival blessed his labors in Edinburgh; in 1827, with Christian gentleness and firmness, he withstood the torrent of opposition at Leeds on the organ question; in 1832 and 1833 he was secretary of the conference; in 1834 was president of the Canadian Conference at Kingston; in 1834 and 1835, while stationed at Manchester, he again passed through a bitter conflict. In 1837 Grindrod was elected president of the British Conference at Leeds; in 1840 he went to his last appointment; fifth London or Lambeth circuit; in April, 1841, he underwent a severe surgical operation, and died May 1, 1842. He wrote, besides essays in periodicals, and several sermons, published collectively, The Duties, Qualifications, and Encouragements of Class-Leaders (Lond. 1831, 12mo): — Compendium of the Laws and Regulations of Wesleyan Methodism (ibid. 1842, 8vo). See Wesl. Meth. Magazine, July, August, September, 1846; Stevenson, City Road Chapel, pages 318, 347; Minutes of the British Conference, 1842; Smith, Hist. of Wesl. Methodism, 3:462 sq.