Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameGeorge GRIMES 873,874
Birth Dateabt 1640
Death Date28 Jul 1716875
Death PlaceLexington, Massachusetts
Reside3 PlaceLexington, Massachusetts
Reside2 PlaceBillerica, Massachusetts
Reside1 PlaceCharlestown, Massachusetts
Immigr Date1673
Immigr Placefrom Nevis
FlagsImmigrant, King Philip’s War (1675-76)
Misc. Notes
Wyman’s Charlestown876 provides the following information (with square brackets in the original): “GRIMES George 1. Billerica &c.; ae. 35, 1684; m. Elizabeth Blanchard [2] 15 (2) 1675, who was living 1710. Arrived from Nevis, a. 16 mo. prior to Aug. 26, 1674; living at Goodman Tufts, Mystic side. Had money from his sister living at Mr. Howard’s in Chas. -- counterfeit money passed by Joseph Blanchard (per Court record). Issue. -- William, and perhaps Ruth, who m. James Tufts.”

“He served in King Philip’s War, in Capt. Samuel Moseley’s company in 1675, and is also credited with service under the same captain, 29 Feb. 1675-76.”877

Some sources identify two William Grimes as sons of George and Elizabeth Grimes. The second William, b. 28 Jun 1679, seems to be a copying error for Elizabeth, born on that date; it is cited in the Billerica VR as an “M.C.” record, meaning it is found only in the derivative Middlesex County transcript, and not in the original town records.23
Misc. Notes
There is some question as to whether this Elizabeth is the daughter of George Blanchard (as Wyman reports), or whether she was the daughter of a John Blanchard. This requires further investigation. (See Hills Family Genealogical & Historican Association, 12th Annual Report, Boston, 1906, p. 9.)
Marr Date15 Apr 1675
ChildrenWilliam (1677-1719)
 Elizabeth (1679-)
 Ruth (1681-1721)
 Jonathan (1683-1703)
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