Grimes, Henry

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published: 15 Sep 2018, Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Page contributors: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Kenneth Whittemore


Henry Grimes, #36 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list


Name variations: Grimes, Grihmes, Graeme, Graham


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 253, Henry is categorized as:

Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Grimes, Henry. No evidence found about him except his name on GS Stewart’s list. [SPOWS]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.


First Generation in the New World

1. HENRY¹ GRIMES*, was born, possibly in Scotland, about 1630 and died at East Hartford, Connecticut in 1684. He married, at Hartford*, Hartford, Connecticut, by 1662*, MARY* CLARK, (1643-1685).

Biographical Notes:
Land Record: “Grantee: Grimes, Henry & Grantor: Stebins & Bull.” Hartford, CT, 16 Mar 1665, see, Hartford, CT: General Index of Land Records of the Town of Hartford, 1639-1839. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Originally published as: General Index to the Land Records of the Town of Hartford, from the year 1639 to the year 1839. Published and Compiled by Levi Woodhouse, George S. Burnham, and Gordon Roberts [printed by Wiley, Waterman and Eaton], both Hartford, CT., 1873. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB111/rd/4367776

Children of Henry and Mary (Clark) Grimes/Graham:
2. i. BENJAMIN GRIMES, Lt., (Henry¹), b. at Hartford in 1662; d. Hartford in 1725.
2. ii. JOSEPH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1663-1734
2. iii. MARY GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1668-1668
2. iv. SARAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1671-1760
2. v. ELIZABETH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1673-1747
2. vi. SUSANNAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1677-1760
2. vii. REBECCA GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1680-1680

Second Generation

2. i. BENJAMIN² GRIMES, Lt., (Henry¹), b. at Hartford in 1662 and d. at Hartford in 1725. He married, first, at Hartford*, on 12 Feb 1684*, ABIGAIL HUMPHREY*, (1666-1697). He married, second, on 20 Nov 1698*, SARAH WYGATT*, (1653-1728).

Biographical Notes:
Benjamin GRIMES, Land Record, 6/11/1696, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut“, Hartford, CT: General Index of Land Records of the Town of Hartford, 1639-1839. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Originally published as: General Index to the Land Records of the Town of Hartford, from the year 1639 to the year 1839. Published and Compiled by Levi Woodhouse, George S. Burnham, and Gordon Roberts [printed by Wiley, Waterman and Eaton], both Hartford, CT., 1873. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB111/rd/494386075
Benjamin GRIHMES, Court Record, 1663 – 1697, Hartford, Connecticut, United States” Hartford County, CT: Index to Hartford County Court Minutes, Vols. 3-4, 1663-1687, 1697(Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB127/rd/5972337

Children of Benjamin and Abigail (Humphrey) Grimes:
3. i. BENJAMIN GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1685-1685.
3. ii. GEORGE GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1687-1749.
3. iii. JOHN GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1689-1720.
3. iv. BENJAMIN GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1693-?
3. v. SAMUEL GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1696-1722.

Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Mygatt) Graham/Grimes:
3. vi. ELISHA GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1699-?
3. vii. ISAAC GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1702-1741.

2. ii. JOSEPH GRIMES, (Henry¹), was born at Hartford in 1663 and died at Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut in 1734. He married at Wethersfield on 20 Nov 1686, DEBORAH STEBBINS, (1664- died at Wethersfield on 21 Jan 1711/12).

Biographical Notes:
Mother Deborah died on 21 Jan 1711/12 and her 18 year old son, Joseph died 22 Jan 1711/12, probably a disease:

https://www.americanantiquarian.org/proceedings/44807204.pdf

“Short, vol. 2. 8. “In October 1712 commenced a mortal sickness in the town of Waterbury, in Connecticut, which raged for eleven months. It was so general that nurses could scarcely be found to tend the sick. What the disease was, I am not informed; but not im|probably it was that species of putrid pleurisy, which has so of|ten made dreadful havoc in America.” A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases; with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. : In two volumes. Noah Webster (1758-1843)

Children of Joseph and Deborah (Stebbins) Grimes:
3. i. MARY GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 03 Apr 1688* & d. in 1770.
3. ii. HENRY GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 09 Jan 1690/1*; d. in 1728.
3. iii. JOSEPH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 12 Oct 1693* and d. at Wethersfield* on 22 Jan 1711/12*. 18 year and about quarter
3. iv. JOSIAH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 17 Dec 1696* and d. in 1781.
3. v. HEZEKIAH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 26 Sep 1700* and d. in 1749.
3. vi. CHRISTOPHER GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 06 May 1703* & d. in 1745.
3. vii. DEBORAH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), was b. at Wethersfield* on 24 May 1706* and died in 1727.

2. iii. MARY GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1668-1668

2. iv. SARAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), b. at Lyme, New London, CT in 1671; d. at Old Lyme on 14 DEC 1760; m. at Lyme on 07 May 1691, JOHN MARVIN. She m., second, RICHARD SEARS.

Biographical Notes:
Marriage records below show surname transcribed Graham, but Torrey questions whether it should be Grimes. We need to see the original document.

Children of John and Sarah (Grimes) Marvin:
3. i. SARAH MARVIN, 1693-1746
3. ii. MARY MARVIN, 1696-1734
3. iii. JOHN MARVIN, 1698-1741
3. iv. ELIZABETH MARVIN, 1701-1740
3. v. JOSEPH MARVIN, 1703-1791
3. vi. BENJAMIN MARVIN, 1706-1776
3. vii. MEHITABLE MARVIN, 1709-1733
3. viii. JEMIMA MARVIN, 1711-1798

2. v. ELIZABETH GRIMES/GRAHAM, (Henry¹), was born in 1673 and died in 1747. She married, at Lyme on 24 Jan 1695, THOMAS LEE.

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/937/426894267

2. vi. SUSANNAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), b. at Hartford in 1677 and died at Lyme on 14 Dec 1760. She married, SAMUEL MARVIN, a Deacon, (1671-1743).

Children of Samuel and Susannah (Grimes) Marvin:
3. i. SAMUEL MARVIN, 1700-1786
3. ii. THOMAS MARVIN, 1704-1763
3. iii. NATHAN MARVIN, 1714-1755
3. iv. NEHEMIAH MARVIN, 1716-1784

2. vii. REBECCA GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1680-1680. She married, (_____) ROWLAND.

Sources and Notes:

From 1887 NEHGR 41:98

Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920
History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. I
U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut
North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011


New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/665/426888308
Wethersfield, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS: Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12395/131/24212098
Wethersfield, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS: Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12395/131/24212098
Torrey’s New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/1006/426895782
JOHN MARVIN in Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12794/122/144317288

Should also check:
New Haven, CT: Families of Ancient New Haven
Genealogies, Biographies, Heraldry, and Local Histories for Grimes or Graham