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Maj John Grymes, II

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Grimesby, Middlesex Co, VA
Death: February 11, 1748 (56)
Green Spring, Louisa Co, VA
Place of Burial: Christ Church Cemetery, Saluda, Middlesex Co, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Colonel John Grymes, of Grimesby and Alice Grymes
Husband of Lucy Grymes
Father of Hannah Grymes; John Grymes; Lucy Ludwell Burwell; Col. Philip Ludwell Grymes; Charles Grymes and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Lucy Holcombe; Honora Stephenson; Charles Grymes of Morattico; Anna Wortham and Thomas Grimes

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Maj John Grymes, II

Birth: 1691 Middlesex County Virginia, USA Death: Nov. 2, 1748

Tomstone reads:

"Here lies interred the body of the Honourable John Grymes, Esq., who for many years acted in the public affairs of this Dominion, with honour, fortitiude, fidelity to thier Majesties King George I and II. Of the Council of State, of the Royal Prerogative, of the liberty and property of the subject, a zealous asserter. On the seat of judgement, clear, sound, unbiassed. In the office of Receiver-General, punctual, approved. Of the College of William and Mary an ornament, visitor, patron. Beneficent to all, a pattern of true piety. Respected, loved, revered. Lamented by his family, acquaintance, country. He departed this life the 2d day of November, 1748, in the 57th year of his age."

Family links:

 John Grymes (1660 - 1709)

 Lucy Ludwell Grymes (1692 - 1749)*

 Philip Grymes (1720 - 1768)*
 Alice Grymes Page (1724 - 1746)*
 Ludwell Grymes (1733 - 1795)*
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Burial: Christ Church Cemetery Saluda Middlesex County Virginia, USA

Created by: Hope Record added: Jul 17, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20486823

Flowers left for John Grymes This footnote is from Bishop William Meades "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia: In connection with this epitaph on Major John Grymes, who appears to have been highly esteemed in Church and State, we give the following account of the family, which is taken from tradition, the vestry-records, and some registries of baptisms and marriages. It is believed that Thomas Grymes, who was a Iieutenant-general in the army of Cromwell, was the father of the first Grymes who came to Virginia; that his son was well pleased to come to Virginia after the fall of Cromwell and the restoration of monarchy, and there is a tradition that he even made some change in his name when coming to this loyal Colony. The son's name was John, who appears on the vestry-book as one of the vestry in 1694. He and Anne his wife were sponsors to a child of the Rev. Mr. Gray, the minister in 1695 and 1696. They lived in Middlesex, near to Piankatank, at a place called Grymesby to this day. Their tombstones still lie in an open field, upon the ground, and the plougshare sometimes passes over them. Although the family has long since parted with the place, I am happy to say that it is in contemplation to remove the monuments to the old churchyard, where so many of their descendants are buried. This John Grymes continued to act as vestryman until 1708, when he withdrew,-no doubt from old age or infirmity, as he died not long after. His son John, whose epitaph we have given, was born in 1693, and became a vestryman in 1711 when only eighteen years of age, and continued to be such until his death in 1748,-thirtyseven years. Whether the first John Grymes had other children besides the second John does not certainly appear; but from a baptismal registry we think it probable he had a son named Charles, as one of that name had a child baptized in 1734. The second John and Lucy his wife had the following children between 1720 and 1733:-Lucy, Philip, Charles, (who died early,) Benjamin, Sarah, Charles, Ludwell. Of these, Lucy married Carter Burwell, of The Grove, near Williamsburg; Philip married Mary Randolph, daughter of Mr. John Randolph, of Williamsburg, in 1742; and Benjamin married Miss Fitzhugh, sister of William Fitzhugh, of Chatham, near Fredericksburg. Lucy was the mother of Mr. Nathaniel Burwell, of The Grove, who afterward moved to Frederick. Philip was the father of Lucy, John, (who died early,) Philip Ludwell, John Randolph, Charles, Benjamin, Susannah, Mary, Peyton, and Betty. Lucy married General Thomas Nelson; Philip Ludwell married, first, a Miss Randolph, daughter of John Randolph who went to England, but had no children, then Miss Wormley, by whom he had Mrs. Sayres and others. John Randolph Grymes followed Mr. John Randolph to England and there married his daughter. Of Charles we know nothing certain. Benjamin married Miss Robinson, of King William, and had numerous children, (names of all not known,) of whom only Peyton Grymes, of Orange, and one sister, survive. Betty married Dr. Pope. Susannah, Mr. Nathaniel Burwell, of The Grove, and afterward of Frederick. Mary married Mr. Robert Nelson, of Malvern Hill, brother of General Nelson. Benjamin, the son of the second John Grymes, and who married Miss Fitzhugh, settled near Fredericksburg and had large iron-works. He was the father of Mrs. Colonel Meade, of Frederick, and of Captain Benjamin Grymes, of King George, by his first wife; and, by a second, of Ludwell Grymes, Charles Grymes, Randolph Grymes, Mrs. Wedderburne, and Mrs. Dudley. - Andy Keller

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Maj John Grymes, II's Timeline

October 10, 1691
Grimesby, Middlesex Co, VA
February 23, 1717
Age 25
January 15, 1718
Age 26
Middlesex, VA, USA
April 18, 1720
Age 28
"Brandon", Middlesex Co., Va
March 11, 1721
Age 29
Middlesex County, Virginia
May 21, 1722
Age 30
August 10, 1724
Age 32
Middlesex County, Virginia, Colonial America
January 19, 1725
Age 33
"Smithfield", Spotsylvania Co., Va
January 29, 1729
Age 37
Middlesex, VA, USA