3rd Generation: Charles Grymes

Born: October 10, 1693 in Middlesex County, Virginia
Married: Frances Jennings, c.1715 in Middlesex County, Virginia
Died: December 1, 1753 at Morattico, Middlesex County, Virginia
Will: none, died intestate1

Parents:
John Grymes and Alice Towneley

Children:
Frances Grymes
Lucy Ludwell Grymes

In 1709, the father John Grymes died. Older brother John Grymes inherited most of the land in Middlesex, Gloucester, and King & Queen counties. Charles still received substantial acreage two months before his 16th birthday, though colonial law required executors designated in the will to manage those assets until Charles turned 21 years old:2

Item. I give and devise to my son Charles Grymes one thousand acres of Land lying near the head of Maraddico [Morattico] Creek in Richmond County to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and devise unto my said son Charles Grymes one thousand acres of Land lying near ye head of Rappahammock [Rappahannock] Creek in ye said County of Richmond to him and his heirs forever.

Charles Grymes attended grammar school and then college at William and Mary. He then lived in North Farnham Parish of Richmond County, and was appointed Sheriff of that county in 1724 and 1725. He was elected to the House of Burgesses from Richmond County in 1727-28.3

the Grymes plantation at Morattico was named after the primary town of the Moraughtacund tribe, and John Smith helped to negotiate a peace between the Moraughtacund and Rappahannock tribes in 1608
the Grymes plantation at Morattico was named after the primary town of the Moraughtacund tribe, and John Smith helped to negotiate a peace between the Moraughtacund and Rappahannock tribes in 1608
Source: Library of Congress, Virginia (John Smith, 1624)

References

1. "The Grymes Family (continued)" The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Virginia Historical Society, Volume 28 Number 1 (January 1920), p.90, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243758 (last checked March 19, 2016)
2. "Grymes of 'Brandon' &c," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Virginia Historical Society, Volume 27,\ Number 2 (April 1919), p.186, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243724 (last checked March 19, 2016)
3. "The Grymes Family (continued)" The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Virginia Historical Society, Volume 28 Number 1 (January 1920), pp.90-91, http://www.jstor.org/stable/4243758 (last checked March 19, 2016)


The Grymes Family