Rev. Charles Grymes of Brandon of Middlesex County, Virginia.
see a descendant, Charlie Grymes of "Virginia Places" for a delightful introduction to his ancestor Rev. Charles Grymes 
Parson Charles Grymes was born in Kent, England, the son of a country pastor. matriculated at Cambridge at the age of 18 in 1631.  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. 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  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  for a description of the land grants acquired by Charles Grymes.
Date: 1612 Place: Ightham, Kent, , England
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