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Charles Grymes (1612 - abt. 1662)

Rev. Charles Grymes
Born in Ightham, Kent, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1658 in Virginiamap
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Died about at about age 50 in Gloucester, Colony of Virginiamap
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Rev. Charles Grymes of Brandon of Middlesex County, Virginia.

Written for The Critic Genealogies - Letter 42 [1]
The Grymes Family.
Part 1 "It is possible that the Virginia family of Grymes is descended from an ancestor who settled in the colony at an earlier date than that generally assigned. Charles Grymes, clerk (clergyman) had large grants of land on both sides of the lower Rappahannock in the period 1650-1660, and in York county court in 1657, a judgment was awarded in favour of "Mr. Charles Grymes," administrator of Thomas Grymes, deceased."

see a descendant, Charlie Grymes of "Virginia Places" for a delightful introduction to his ancestor Rev. Charles Grymes [2]

Parson Charles Grymes was born in Kent, England, the son of a country pastor. matriculated at Cambridge at the age of 18 in 1631. [3] He emigrated and as Rev. Charles Grymes was minister of Hampton Parish, a Church of England parish on the south side of the York River, York County Virginia, by at least 1644.[4] He later moved to Gloucester County.

in 1653, Charles Grymes sponsored 60 or more immigrants to Virginia from England, paying for their passage himself. A list of their names can be found here in Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666 [5] many of their names will be familiar to Grymes descendants. As sponsor, Charles Grymes received several land grants in Lancaster County in compensation for the expense of bringing new immigrants to the colony. These grants were on the northwest side of Moraticon Creek, on Nymock Creek, and on the south side of the Rappahannock River. See Grymes of Brandon in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography vol:27 no:2 (April 1919) pp:184-187 [6] for a description of the land grants acquired by Charles Grymes.


Date: 1612 Place: Ightham, Kent, , England[1]


before 1663 at which date associated property deeds first use the phrase "Mr. Charles Grymes" deceased. [7]
John Bailey Calvert Nicklin in Tylers Quarterly - "The Rev. Charles Grymes died 1662/3 and left a will which was offered for probate by his widow, Katherine Grymes, who on August 26, 1678, as his executrix, was sued by Thomas Godlington of London. [8]
Date: 1672
Place: Gloucester, Gloucester, Virginia, USA [2]

Research Notes

Rev. Charles Grimes is mentioned on page 210 (231 of 619 pages in this pdf) of a 1992 dissertation by Julie (Caroline Julia) Richter (College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences) on the people of Charles Parish, York County. The mention is in connection with a 1648 court record.[3]


  1. Source: #S34 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Katherine Dedman
  2. Source: #S34 Page: Database online. "Data: Text: Record for Katherine Dedman
  3. See full citations for Richter's dissertation at Category: Charles Parish, York County, Virginia Colony. (The pdf was accessed 28 September 2020.)

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note - already had five merges - two more to go & then we'll see about a properly written and sourced biography
posted by Valerie Willis
Grymes-27 and Grymes-37 appear to represent the same person because: same details in all respects
posted by Valerie Willis
Grymes-27 and Grymes-53 appear to represent the same person because: same chap - Grymes-53 has no info but is shown with his step daughter who sometimes was known by her adoptive father's name
posted by Valerie Willis
Grymes-27 and Grymes-53 appear to represent the same person because: same chap - Grymes-53 is only showing his step daughter but definitely intended as the same chap & must be merged
posted by Valerie Willis
Grymes-77 and Grymes-27 appear to represent the same person because: same name birth dates - same spouse but with names of two of her three spouses - different death but latest research says 1661/2 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia - so figure that one out - but please merge !! also

posted by Valerie Willis

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