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Re: more Norfolk Co. Va. records
Posted by: Christine Thacker (ID *****1562) Date: January 25, 2013 at 05:32:11
In Reply to: Land Grants in Virginia by Christine Thacker of 5029

More from Graham Louer

T.O.C.
Lower Norfolk Co Timeline
Analyses and Speculations
...Possible Allied Families
...Unproven Speculation
...Estimated Year of Birth of Some Early Grimes
Marital Entanglements
Implied Marriages
Known Children
Wills and Administrations
Summary of Deaths, Wills, Probates
Widows in Tithable Lists, Wills, etc
Lower Norfolk / Norfolk Co Deed Index
1640 ~ 1780
Post 1692 Timeline
All Norfolk Co Records Found for Most Early Names

LOWER NORFOLK CO TIMELINE

1647/48 Feb 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Robert Grimes’ name appeared on a long list of payments received by the
estate of William Shipp

1648 Jun 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
John Harvey sold 400a on Western Branch of Elizabeth River to Cornelius
Lloyd in Nov 1640 or Nov 1641. Lloyd subsequently sold that land to
John Piper, Robert Bowers and Walter Grymes at an unknown date, and
that deed was recorded 15 Jun 1648.

1648 Nov 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
Walter Grimes assigns land to Jno Piper and Robte Bowers. (See 1648
Jun 15)
Witnessed by Geo White and Edmond Windette
NOTE:
Another source has the date to be 1648 Dec 16

1650 Aug 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Henery Crooke (? faded) vs Robert Grimes.

1651 Oct 18 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Jacob Seeley and Walter Grimes witnessed a deed: Francis Bright of
Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk Co to John Laurence of “Nansimund” Co,
land on a creek of Elizabeth River, adjoining land of Richard Jennings.

1652 Jan 30 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
Jane Riglesworth, “widow relicte” of Peter Riglesworth, conveyed some
part or all of the land described in the record dated 15 June 1648
above.

1652 May 6 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
Robert Grimes was granted 300 acs at the head of the Western Branch of
Elizabeth River, along land of Peter Rigglesworth &c
(This is no doubt in what was then Lower Norfolk Co and is now Norfolk
Co.)

1652 Nov 2 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Because Robert Grimes was a partner with Thos Lewes, dec’d, he is
ordered to take all of Lewes’ estate and pay its debts.

1652/53 Feb 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Whereas Francis Emperor, attorney for Thomas Marsh, sued Robert Grimes
for 481 lb of tobacco, which suit Robert Grimes pleaded the “Act of
Assembly”.

1653 Nov 1 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Tho: Edmonds vs Robt Grimes; to next court

1654 Apr 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
Robert Grimes to Richard Sternell, 300a on Western Branch of Elizabeth
River “running along ye land of Peter Riglesworth unto Robt Capps”,
said 300a having been acquired by Grimes by patent dated 4 May 1652.
Witnessed by Robte Springe and John Boules.

1655 Jan 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robart [sic] Grimes to Thomas Hardingh, adm of Law: Phillipps,
mortgaged cattle and 200a where Grimes now lives on Bullocks Creek.

1655 May 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
William Grymes and Tho: Ivy witnessed a document on this date, OR on
this date proved it in court. It’s not clear.

1655 Dec 17 --LOWER NORFOLK CO court
Whereas a manserv’t in the service of maior Tho: Goodrich hath hired
himself to the said maior Goodrich, and likewise to Mr Wm Vasecum, and
also to Robt Grimes, it is ordered that the said servant remayne w’th
maior Goodrich until the next co’rt and then to be det’mined whose
serv’t he shall be.

1655 Dec 30 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Richard Starnell to Robt Capps, 300a adjoining land of Peter
Riglesworth, dec’d, said 300a having been patented to Robert Grimes.

1656 xxx xx --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
A reference is granted until next court in suit pending between Edm:
Bowman, executor of the estate of Rich’d Sternell, dec’d, and Robert
Grimes defendant.

1656 xxx xx --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Whereas Henry Dains caused Robt Grimes to be arrested to ye court and
appeared not to prosecute ye suit, a non suit is granted.

1656 Apr 18 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court at Elizabeth City
Upon the petition of Thos Buckmaster alleging that Christo: Rivers and
Robert Grimes “being together has kild of hogg of ye said Buckmaster,
it is therefore ordered yt ye sherr’f shall somon ye psonall appearance
of ye sd Rivers and Grimes at the next county court to be held at Mr
Edmunds to answer at what shall bee objected against them.”

1656 Dec 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Richard Wheeler was granted land adjoining land of Robert Grimes

1656 (evidently 1656/57) Jan 5 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
Robert Grymes was granted 200 acs on the head of a creek, being a
branch of the Western Branch of Elizabeth River, 150 acres of that
total was granted unto Henry Hooper 13 Aug 1640, who assigned same to
Francis Bright, who assigned to James Mathews, by whom it was assigned
to Wm Titcocke & Wm Bancroft, who assigned to sd Grymes, & the other 50
acres for the transport of Arthur Dennis.

1658 Sep 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Robt Grimes and Walker [sic] Grimes are on a list of headrights for
land granted to Coll: Edward Lloyd.

1658/59 Feb 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
An attachment is granted unto Robt Grimes ag’st Patrick Magrea’s estate
for 260 lbs of tobacco and caske.

1663 Jan 28 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Rich Wheeler was granted land adjoining land of Robert Grymes.
Renewal of patent dated 15 Dec. 1656.

1663 Mar 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
MARY CAPPS was granted land at the head of Western Branch of Elizabeth
River, running along land of Peter Rigilsworth &c. to a reedy swamp &c.
This land was granted to Robt. Grymes 6 May 1652, assigned to Robert
Capps & due sd. Mary as daughter of said Capps.
NOTE:
At Google I came across a Robert Grimes CAPPS who had died recently in
Norfolk Co.

1672 Oct 8 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
Thos Cottell was granted land on Western Branch of Elizabeth River,
adjoining his own land and land of Robert Grymes.

1682 Nov 22 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch
206a on a branch of Western Branch of Elizabeth River that was granted
to Robert Grimes 5 Jan 1656 and then assigned to Nicholas Chapman, who
assigned to Robert Allott, now due to John Allott as heir at law.

BY 1683 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
John Grimes indentured to Godfrey Mathew
Source Citations:
JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts,
1676-1678, Vol. 6 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1997), 234,
quoting Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Book 6:327.

1684 Oct 21 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Roger Grimes was a headright for Major Francis Sayer.

1686/87 Feb 9 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
John Hatton, Luke Haueild and John Graham witnessed the will of William
Deames Sr. John Graham and the other witnesses proved the will on 15
July 1687

1689 Apr 20 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Tho. Grimes was a headright for Ralph Wallis.

1691
Lower Norfolk Co was abolished and in its place Norfolk Co and Princess
Anne Co were established.

1691 Oct 20 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robt Grimes and Walter Grimes were headrights for Mr Henry Woodhouse,
who was granted land in Lower Norfolk Co.
NOTE:
Cavaliers and Pioneers notes that the land granted to Woodhouse was in
Lower Norfolk Co at the time of the survey, but is “now” in Lynhaven
Parish of Princess Anne Co.

1692 Jul 31 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Robert Grimes “of the county of Lower Norfolk” [sic] (proved
15 March 1693/94 by John Whimfell and Henry Pope):
---all my land lying on the north side of the creek between myself and
Robert Hatton to son John
---son James all the rest of my land and my house as well as he to be
made the executor
---witnessed by Jno Whimfell, Henry Pope, Ann Wright


ANALYSES AND SPECULATIONS

POSSIBLE ALLIED FAMILIES

(A few of these names are listed because they are known neighbors in
Lower Norfolk Co, but most of them are included for stronger reasons.)
Avis
Best
Booker
Bruce
Capps
Carney
Collins
Davis
Deans
Eastwood
Gray
Green
Hare
Hatton
Hodges
Hoffler ..............known marriage
Holstead
Kean
Lewelling / Llewellyn ..............known marriage
Lloyd
Luke
Mercer ..............known marriage
Miers / Myers
Milhado
Mosely
Norcott
Nosay ..............known marriage
Pool
Pope
Powell
Riglesworth
Slaving
Stewart
Tankard
Tarte / Tart
Wainwright
Wheeler
Whimfell
Whitehurst
Wiatt / Wyatt
Wilkins
Woodhouse
Wright
Young


UNPROVEN SPECULATION

ABOUT WILLIAM OF NORFOLK

William father of Willis, Dempsey, etc was born in about 1700 and
married in about 1725, both dates estimated after calculating the birth
years of his four sons..

ABOUT JOSEPH’S FATHER HUGH

Joseph’s father Hugh was born in 1712 or 1713, as calculated from his
first appearance as an adult, age 21, on the Norfolk tithable lists.
Hugh’s father ---if he was living in 1730--- was probably Joseph,
who appears to be the most likely father of Joseph among those Grimes
appearing on the tithable list.
Hugh did name his first son Joseph.


ESTIMATED YEAR OF BIRTH OF SOME EARLY GRIMES
These estimates / calculations were made from (mostly) the tithable
lists, but also from logic deductions from wills and other available
records found in the timelines.
(The persons in the list below are only those found in records before
1750, which mainly means before 1737.)

1610-25 Robert (d 1692-94)
1610-25 Walter (d 1691 or later) proposed brother of Robert
1660-80 John (d 1710-1717) son of Robert
1650-60 James Sr (d 1734-1736) son of Robert
Thomas (d 1753-54)
1680-90 Joseph father of Hugh
1680-90 Thomas who died in 1753-54
about 1700 William who died 1756
1712-13 Hugh, proposed son of Joseph Sr
1713-14 Aaron son of James Sr

REMARKS
I think there is a VERY good possibility that there were two Roberts
... the one in early records and the other who named sons James and
John in his will.
Or, alternatively, that there was one Robert but his sons were born
earlier than speculated above, and so Joseph too might have been born,
say, ten years earlier than I speculated.


MARITAL ENTANGLEMENTS

Abbreviations
d ... died
m ... married
w ... will signed

GRIMES unless noted GRAHAM

John GRAHAM w1711 Ellinor
James m 1750 or earlier Ruth Mercer
James w1750 Mary
? d by 1753 Charity (see note below)
Thomas d 1753-54 Elizabeth
John GRAHAM m 1756 or earlier __ Carney
William w1756 Ann
? m 1764 or earlier Sarah Nosay
Maximilian m 1769 Margaret Dale
Thomas w1769 Mary
James w1776 Sarah
John m 1780 Sally Veale
Thomas m 1780 Mary Miars / Myers
John d 1782 or earlier Ann Hoffler
William w1785 Agatha
Joseph m 1785 Fanny Hall
James m 1785 Lois Hodges
John w 1786 Mary
? d 1789 & prob. much earlier Sarah d by 1789
Jesse m 1792 Margaret Mayle
? d 1795 & prob. much earlier Ann w 1795
John GRAHAM d 1799 or earlier Keely / Keale LNU

Note Concerning Charity in List Above
Charity died in 1753 or a bit earlier. It is presumed she was a
widow with some estate, else the court would have paid no attention to
her.
As to whose widow she was, the Grimes who are thought to have died in
Norfolk Co during the 20 years preceding 1753 are James Sr and probably
Joseph.
The fact that James Batcheler (sometimes seen as Batchelder) was
appointed administrator of her estate suggests that he may have been
kin, perhaps a son-in-law, and also MAY suggest that she had no living
sons, at least not in Norfolk.


IMPLIED MARRIAGES

These are in addition to known marriages described in the list above.
Marriages between a Grimes (or Graham) and a given family are implied,
BUT NOT PROVEN, when:
...A Grimes is guardian for orphans of that family or vice versa
...Granted administration of estate of a Grimes or vice versa
...Nominated executor of will of a Grimes or vice versa
...A Grimes is security for someone of that family or vice versa

This list does not include witnesses and other relatively minor
transactions where no relationship could reasonably be implied.

Though there are exceptions, the first three of the four scenarios on
the above list are very often indicative of some relationship, probably
a bit more so than being a security.

See the timeline at the date shown below for more details.

Abbreviations
a ... administration of estate granted
d ... deceased
e ... executor nominated in will
g ... guardian
s ... security
t ... testator

Date & Type / Grimes given name / Other family/ies

1753a Charity d ... Batcheler
1754s Thos d ... Bruce for widow Elizabeth
1762s Charles ... Holstead or Stewart
1762g James ... Mosely d
1763s James ... Slaving or Norcott d
1764g Charles ... Nosay d
1764g Mercer ... Nosay d
1765g James ... Norcott d
1765s James ... Myers
1767s James ... Gray or Whitehurst d
1768s James ... widow Elizabeth Bruce
1769e Thomas t ... Lewelling / Llewellyn
1772s Charles ... Holstead d
1773e John ... Wiatt / Wyatt t
1773s James d ... Carney, Hare & Best
1775g Thomas d ... Tankard
1776e James t ... Booker
1781s William ... Powell d
1782g Thomas d ... Green
1782s Thomas ... Green
1783g John d ... Booker
1784s Thomas ... Deans or Carney d
1785e William t ... Davis, Young, Milhado
1785g James d ... Wainwright
1786s William d ... Kean for widow Agatha
1786e John t ... Hoffler
1786g Thomas d ... Bruce
1787s Thomas ... Deans or Wainwright
1789g John d ... Luke
1789g Thomas d ... Eastwood
1789a Sarah d ... Wilkins
1790g Maximilian d ... Collins
1790g John d ... Pool & Hoffler
1792g James d ... Carney
1792s James ... Carney
1792g Thomas ... Avis
1794s Charles ... s for Molley Wilkins
1797s Thos & Lewis ... Myers or Hodges
1799s Thomas ... Powell or Tart
1799s John Graham d ... Myers for widow Keely
1799g John Graham d ... Deans & s Myers
1800s John Graham d ... Myers for widow Keely


KNOWN CHILDREN

Abbreviations of Sources

cc ... chancery court
oc ... orphans court
t ... tithable list
w ... will signed

Date is date children named, either in will or by orphans court.
Some children of same father named by court at different dates.
Children may be presumed born in order named.

1692w Robert ... John, James
1711w John GRAHAM ... Ellinor; James, John
1730t ... James ... Aaron (b 1713-14)
1750w James ... Thomas, James, Jesse, Sarah Deans, Mary Grimes, John,
Samuel
1756w William ... Willis, William, Demcy, John
1769w Thomas ... James, unnamed others
1775oc Thomas ... Sally
1777w James ... John Hobbs Grimes, Mary Grimes
1782oc Thomas ... Edward
1782oc John ... Julia, Ann, Sarah, John
1783cc John ... William, Elizabeth Critch, Juby [sic; July] Grimes,
infants Ann, Sarah & John
NOTE:
This is the John who left widow Ann.
This is no doubt the same John as seen in the 1782 record above, and
if so “Juby” of this record and Julia of that record are probably the
same.
1785w William ... Peggy Benedict, John (minor)
1786w John ... Sarah Grimes, Eliza or Kezia, Charlotte, William
Hoffler Grimes
1786oc Thomas ... Mary Grimes
1789oc John ... Sally Grimes
1789oc Thomas ... Betsey Grimes
1790oc Maximilian ... Mary Grimes
1790oc John ... Charlotte Grimes
1792oc James ... Thomas and John
Sarah Grimes to different guardian
1799oc John GRAHAM ... John
Thomas to different guardian
1800oc John GRAHAM ... Celia Graham


WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS
(through 1817; with wife and sons only)

1692 Jul
Robert ... none mentioned
John, James

1711 Apr
John GRAHAM ... Ellinor
James, John

1750 May
James ... Mary
Thomas eldest, James, Jesse, John, Samuel

1753 Feb
Charity adm’n

1754 Sep
Thomas adm’n by Elizabeth

1756 Dec
William ... Ann
Willis, William, Dempsey, John

1769 May
Thomas ... Mary
James, “all the rest” (children to be schooled)

1775 Jun
Thomas Grimes left orphan Sally Grimes before this date

1773 Aug
John adm’n by James

1776 Dec
James ... Sarah (not mother of children ?)
John Hobbs, Mary Grimes
NOTE:
His father and mother both left estates; and James had brothers and
sisters living

1782 Apr
Thomas Grymes left orphan Edward Grymes before this date

1782 Oct
John Grimes left widow Ann Grimes and orphans Julia, Ann, Sarah and
John Grimes before this date; the last three were “infants” in 1783.
Infants means .... I have heard that all minors were infants; I
have also heard that it means minors under 14.

1783 Aug
Thomas, John & Samuel, all sons of James who died in 1750, are still
living

1783 Oct
William Grimes, Charles Critch and Elizabeth his wife, Juby Grimes and
Ann Grimes senior, widow of John Grimes deceased, vs Ann, Sarah and
John Grimes infants

1785 Mar
William ... Agatha
brother John & his children
son John, minor

1785 Apr
Edward ... none mentioned
brother Lewis, sisters Mary and Bettse

1785 Dec
James Grimes left orphan Lydia Grimes before this date

1786 Apr
William Grimes left widow Agatha Grimes and orphan John before this date

1786 Jul
John ... Mary (Hoffler)
William Hoffler, minor

1786 Dec
Thomas Grimes left orphan Mary Grimes before this date

1789 xxx
will of Charles not yet seen

1789 Dec
Thomas Grimes left orphan Betsey Grimes before this date

1789 Dec
Sarah adm’n by ?

1789 Dec
John Grymes left orphans James and Sally Grymes before this date

1790 Feb
Maximilian Grimes left orphan Mary Grimes before this date

1790 Dec
John Grimes left orphan Charlotte Grimes before this date

1792 Feb
James Grimes left orphans Thomas and John Grimes beffore this date

1792 Feb
James Grimes left orphan Sarah Grimes before this date

1795 xxx
will of Jesse not yet seen

1795 xxx
will of Ann not yet seen

1799 Feb
John Graham left widow Keale Graham and orphan John Graham before this
date

1799 Jul
John Graham left orphan Thomas Graham berore this date

1800 Dec
John Graham left widow Keely Graham and orphan Celia Graham before this
date

1802 xxx
will of Alexander Sr not yet seen

1802 xxx
will of John not yet seen

1803 xxx
will of Thomas not yet seen

1803 xxx
will of Israel not yet seen

1804 xxx
will of James not yet seen

1807 xxx
will of William not yet seen

1808 xxx
will of Alexander not yet seen

1813 xxx
will of Thomas not yet seen

1817 xxx
will of James not yet seen

1817 xxx
will of Jacob not yet seen


SUMMARY OF DEATHS, WILLS, PROBATES

Abbreviations of Sources

a ... adm’n of estate granted
d ... died
oc ... orphans court ruling
p ... will probated
w ... will signed

Robert w1692
John GRAHAM w1711 ... widow Elizabeth
James w1750 ... widow Mary
Charity a1753 ... widow of ?
Thomas a1754 ... widow Elizabeth
William w1756 ... widow Ann
Thomas w1769 ... widow Mary
John a1773
James w1776 ... widow Sarah
John oc1782 ... widow Ann
William w1785 ... widow Agatha
Edward w1785 ... evidently unmarried
John w1786 ... widow Mary (Hoffler)
Charles w1789
Sarah a1789
Maximilian d 1790 or earlier
Jesse w1795
Ann w1795
John GRAHAM w1799
Alexander Sr w1802
John w1802
Thomas w1803
Israel w1803
James w1804
William w1807
Alexander w1808
Thomas w1813
James w1817
Jacob w1817.


WIDOWS IN TITHABLE LISTS, WILLS ETC

Mary from 1750 ... widow of James
Charity d1753 ... probably a widow
Elizabeth from 1753-54 ... presumed widow of Thomas
Betty in 1754 ... same as ‘Elizabeth above
Mary in 1757 ... same as 1750 Mary
Ann ... widow of William, from 1756
Mary ... widow of Thomas from 1769; on 1770 list
Sarah ... widow of James from 1777
Ann ... on 1778 list as mother of William & Josiah
Ann ... widow of John; 1782 guardian of Julie, Ann, Sarah & John
Ann ... widow of John; father of William, Elizabeth & Juloy vs
infants Ann, Sarah & John
Agatha from 1785 widow of William
Agatha (above) guardian off John
Mary from 1786-88 widow of John
Sarah 1789, her estate had large bond
Ann 1795, her will
Keely / keale from <1799 widow of John GRAHAM


LOWER NORFOLK / NORFOLK DEED INDEX -- 1640 ~ 1780
More than deeds are included.
This deed index gives only a year range for the date of the deed or
other record.
There is a gap in the deed book numbers or letters between “I”, which
ends in 1753, and “J” which begins in 1775.
Robert Grimes deposition ... 4-24a -- 1675-1685
Robert Grimes to James Wright ... 4-83 -- Same
Robert Grimes will ... 5-230a -- 1686-1695
John Grimes estate inventory ... 9-186 -- 1710-1717
John Grimes estate adm’n ... 9-268 -- 1710-1717
John GRAHAM will ... 9-320 -- 1710-1717
John GRAHAM estate inventory ... 9-407 -- 1710-1717
John GRAHAM will probate ... 9-423 -- 1710-1717
John GRAHAM estate inventory ... 9-428 -- 1710-1717
James Grimes vs Wm Critchet ...10-1 -- 1718-1719
James Grimes vs Wm Critchet ...10-2 -- 1718-1719
James Grimes vs Wm Cretchen [sic] ...10-10 -- 1718-1719
Joseph Grimes to Thomas Wright ... G-186 -- 1725-1730
James Grimes will ... I-183 -- 1736-1753
Charles Grimes to Bennett Armstrong ... J-131 -- 1775- 1780
Israel Grimes from Ambrose Shipwash ... J-134 -- 1775- 1780

COMMENTS
John Grimes, almost certainly the son of Robert, died between 1710 and
1717.
There were only 3 deeds before 1730, all to Wrights.
James I-183 is the James who died in 1750.
The 3 William Grimes court suits are probably James Sr found on the
1730 and later tithe lists.


POST 1692 TIMELINE

===1711===

1711 Apr 14
Will of John Graham (proved 20 Aug 1714):
---daughter Ellinnor Graham
---sons James and John
---son-in-law Richard Corling
---grandson John Harlowin
---wife Elizabeth use of all of the rest of my whole estate, real and
personal, during her lifetime and then to return to my six children.
NOTE:
The details of the will above account for only five of his six children:
...unmarried daughter Ellinor
...sons James and John
...daughter married to Richard Corling
...daughter married to unknown Harlowin

===1719===

1719 Oct 26
Thos Wright, James Grimes and Carney Wright witnessed the will of
Robert Hatton. James Grimes and Thos Wright proved the will in
illegible date in 1720


Tithable lists were published for the years 1730 ~ 1780 except
for missing years.
The tithable lists in the timeline below were checked
thoroughly for Grimes in Western Branch Precinct through 1761.
Grimes in other precincts were included if found, but the
years after 1761 may be incomplete, particularly for precincts
other than Western Branch.
The lists through 1750 are complete for Grunes in all
published precincts; note that there evidently was no 1735
list for Western Branch.
There are several years missing from the published books:
all before 1730
1737 ~ 1749 all precincts missing
1755 all precincts missing
1756 Western Branch Precinct missing
1758 all precincts missing
1760 all precincts missing
After 1761 the lost years are not certain yet, but the
following either may be lost completely, or Western Branch is
lost:
1762 ~ 1766
1769
1772 ~ 1777
1779 ~ 1780

===1730===

1730 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westron” Branch, tithables
Joseph Grimes & John Tarte - 2
Barneby Carney & Hugh Grimes - 2
James Grimes Sr & son Aron - 2
James Grimes Jr - 1
William Grimes - 1
Thomas Grimes - 1 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<NEW

Location not determined but not Western Branch; page 29
Duglas Grimes

===1731===

1731 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westerne” Branch, tithables
Susan Tarte her son Tho: Tarte & Joseph Grimes - 2
James Grimes Sr, Aron Grimes - 2
James Grimes Jr - 1 (listed next after James Sr)
William Grimes - 1 (2nd from James Jr)
Barnebey Carney & Hugh Grimes - 2

Location not determined but not Western Branch; page 56
Duglas Grimes

===1732===

1732 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westron” Branch, tithables
Barneby Carney & Hugh Grimes - 2
Thomas Grimes - 1
William Grimes - 1
Joseph Grimes - 1
James Grimes & Aron Grimes - 2 <<<<<<<<<<<<NEW
James Grimes Junr - 1 <<<<<<<<<<<<NEW

Location not determined but not Western Branch; page 77
Duglas Grimes

===1733===

1733 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westron” Branch, tithables
Capt John Westcote, Hugh Grimes, negroes Quosh & Lana - 4
Tho: Grimes - 1
William Grimes - 1
James Grimes Sr & son Aron - 2
James Grimes Jr (next to James Sr) - 1

Location not determined but not Western Branch; page 127
Duglis Grime [sic]

===1734===

1734 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westron” Branch, tithables
William Grimes - 1
James Grimes - 1
James Grimes Jr - 1
Hugh Grimes & John Ross - 2
Aron Grimes - 1

===1735===

In 1735 there are lists for the following six precincts but none for
Western Branch:
Tanner’s Creek
Ferry Point to Great Bridge
From Sugg’s Mill to Bathelders Mill
South side of Southern Branch
Above bridge
Borough of Norfolk and down the south side of Daniel Tanner’s Creek

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Sugg’s Mill to Bathelders Mill,
tithables
John Grimes - 1
James Grimes - 1

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, above Bridge, tithables
John Grimes - 1
Duglis Grimes

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Ferry Point to Great Bridge
Duglis Grimes and Ann Archey, a mulatto

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk and down the south
side of Daniel Tanner’s Creek, tithables
__ Smith, Chs Grimes, Thos Postlethwait, 20 slaves - 23

===1736===

1735/36 Jan 20
Thomas Bruce of the Western Branch in his will gave to one of his sons
his plantation “whereon Thomas Grimes now lives.”

1736 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct tithables
William Grimes - 1
Aron Grimes
James Grimes

===1737===

1737 - 1749 tithables lists lost

===1739===

1739 Dec 8
Leml Powell, Thomas Grimes and Bennett Britten witnessed the will of
Thomas Ward of Western Branch.
Proved 15 Mar 1744/45 by Powell and Grimes.

===1748===

1748 May 17
The will of Thomas Wright mentions his manor plantation at Western
Branch beginning at James Grimes’ line.

<1750 --NORFOLK CO VA
James Grimes married Ruth Mercer

===1750===

1750 May 15 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes of Western Branch of Elizabeth River (proved 19
Jul 1750):
---son Thomas all land and plantation
---son James
---son Jesse
---daugher Sarah Deans
---daughter Mary Grimes
---son John
---son Samuel
---executors son Thomas and wife Mary
---witnesses Richard Harris, Eliz’h Wright


1750 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Presinkt tithables
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, William Grimes, Demsey Grimes - 4
John Graham - 1
Thomas Grimes, John Grimes - 2 <<<<<NEW
Mary Grimes, Jesse Grimes

1750 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge & to Batchelder’s Mill & up Poaktey Rode
Jno Grimes - 1 <<<<<NEW

===1751===

1751 May 19 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Mercer mentions daughter Ruth Grimes and her husband James
Grimes and their son James Grimes.

1751 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct, on both
sides, tithables
Thos Grimes Sen’r <<<<<NEW
Thomas Grimes, Jesse GrimesThos Wetherby, 2 slaves -5 <<<<<NEW
John Graham - 1
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, Will’m Grimes, Demson Grimes - 4
Jonis Taller (Taler), John Bond, Solomon Churrey, Peter Portlock,
John Grimes & 6 slaves - 11

1751 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk from thence as far as
Spratts Bridge and all the south side of Tanner’s Creek
Sam’l Smith, Chaarles Grimes and 20 slaves - 22 <<< NEW

1751 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, From the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge & to Batchelders Mill and up Pokaty Road
Isral Grimes and Jno Tompson
Jno Grimes and Thos Leake

===1752===

1752 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct, tithables
Arthur Moseley, Demson Grimes, negroes Peter & Forten - 4
Thomas Grimes, Jesse Grimes, ___ Northcott, negroes Tom & Roase - 5
Tho: Grimes Sr, Tho: Grimes - 2

1752 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk & ye north side of
Tanners Creek to Spratts Bridge
Mr Sam’l Smith for Jno hackitt, Charles Grimes & 20 slaves - 22
<<<<<NEW

===1753===

1753 Feb 16 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Estate of Charity Grymes -- administration to James Batcheler;
security by Solomon Randolph.

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the Hollow Poplar down to the Great
Bridge, & up Pocoty Road & down to Batchellers Mill, tithables
John Grimes - 1
John Graham

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct
William Grimes & Willis & Wm Grimes - 3
Thomas Grimes Sr, Thomas Grimes - 2
Thomas Grimes & James Grimes & James Norcott & 4 slaves - 7
Jonas Taylor, John Grimes, 4 slaves - 6

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Boro of Norfolk & south side of Tanner’s
Creek & to Sprat’s Bridge
Mr Sam’l Smith for Charles Grimes, 20 slaves - 21 <<< << NEW
Arthur Moseley, Dampsy Grimes, slaves Peter, Jack, Fortune - 5
Chas Grimes for slave - 1 <<<<<NEW
Ja’s Grimes - 1 <<<<<NEW
Alex Grimes - 1 <<<<<NEW

===1754===

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar to the upper
inhabitants, tithables
Alexander Grimes - 1 <<<<<NEW
James Grimes - 1 <<<<<NEW
Charles Grimes & slave - 2 <<<<<NEW
James Grimes - 1 <<<<<NEW

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Great Bridge to Batchelder’s Mill
and up Pokety Road to the Hollow Poplar
John Grimes - 1
John Graham

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VAm, Western Branch Precinct tithables
William Grimes, Willis & John Grimes - 3
Bettey Grimes, for John Grimes - 1
Thos Grimes, James Grimes, James Northcott, Thos Grimes, John
Grimes, 5 slaves - 10

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk and north side of
Tanner’s Creek & to Spratt’s Bridge, tithables
Arthur Mosely, Demsy Grymes, Abel Belought, 3 slaves -6

1754 Sep 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Administration of the estate of THOMAS GRIMES to ELIZABETH GRIMES.
Bond for L100 secured by
Thomas Bruce and John Carney.

===1755===

1755 tithables lists evidently lost

1755 Apr 4
Richd Harris, James Grimes and Lemuel Deans witnessed the will of
Philip Carney.

===1756===

1756 Feb 13
Wm Hodges, Thos Williams and Charles Grimes witnessed the will of Wm
Hanbury.

1756 Feb 23
John Graham called son-in-law in will of Thomas Carney.

1756 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge and up Pokety Road and down to Batchelders Mill
Charles Grimes and slave - 2 <<<<<NEW
Isral Grimes <<<<<NEW
Jam’s Grimes <<<<<NEW
Alexander Grimes <<<<<NEW

NO 1756 WESTERN BRANCH ?

1756 Dec 14 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved Jan court 1757)
Executors: sons Willis and John
Son Willis L20
Son William L20
Son Demcy L20
Son John L20, negro Townsides; after wife’s death he is to have my
gun, hand mill, etc
Wife Ann rest of my estate, and after her death all to be divided among
all my sons
Witnessed by Thos Ward, Rich’d Harris, James Warren

===1757===

1757 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct tithables
Thos Grimes, Thos & John Grimes, 4 slaves - 7
Mary Grimes for 3 slaves - 2 (listed next after Thos)
John Graham - 1
John Grimes - 1
Willis Grimes - 1
Ann Grimes for John Grimes - 1
James Grimes, James & Samuel Grimes, Cook Alcock, Edward Guin

===1758===

1758 tithables list evidently lost

===1759===

1759 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct tithables
James Grimes Sr, James & Samuel Grimes, Cook Allcock, 2 slaves - 6
Thos Grimes Sr, Thos & John Grimes, Stephen Howard, Lewes Lewelling,
5 slaves - 10
John Graham
John Grimes Jr and slave Judey
John Grimes Sr

===1760===

1760 Mar 17
Thos Bruce of Western Branch left to his daughter Sarah Bruce the
plantation, during her lifetime, whereon John Grimes Sr now lives.

1760 tithables list evidently lost

===1761===

1761 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Portsmouth to Western Branch,
tithables
John Graham - 1
John Howard & James Greham - 2
Thomas Grimes Jr - 1
Thomas Grimes Sr, John Grimes, Leows Leowellen, James Carney, 6
slaves - 10
James Grimes Jr
John Grimes Jr
James Grimes Sr, James Montgomery, slaves
John Grimes Sr
James Grimes

1761 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the Great Bridge to Edmonds Bridge
to New Mill Creek to Saint Brides Parish
John Grimes - 1

===1762===

1762 Jan 21
Charles Grimes was security for Thomas Holstead, guardian of the orphan
of Robert Stewart

1762 tithables lists evidently lost

1762 Jun 18
James Grimes was appointed guardian of Blandine Mosely, orphan of
Arthur Mosely; security Thomas Grimes

1762 Oct 23
Thomas Grimes, John Scott and Wm Dale witnessed the will of Sarah Ives.

===1763===

1763 Jan 21
James Grimes was security for Wm Slaving, guardian of orphan of Henry
Norcott

===1764===

1764 May 2
Thomas Nosay in his will made a bequest to daughter Sarah Grimes.

1764 tithables lists evidently lost

1764 Oct 18
Charles Grimes was appointed guardian of John Nosay, orphan o Thomas
Nosay; security Nathaniel Nosay

1764 Oct 18
Mercer Grimes was appointed guardian of Robert and Thomas Nosay,
orphans Thomas Nosay; security Charles Grimes, Nathaniel Nosay

===1765===

1765 Feb 22
James Grimes was appointed guardian of Amos Norcott, orphan of Henry
Norcott; security Joshua Miers

1765 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Portsmouth to New Mill Creek,
tithables
William Grimes & negro Dina - 2

===1766===

1766 Oct 7
Wm Bayley, John Grimes & Sarah Bayne witnessed the will of Winfield
Dale of Portsmouth Parish.

===1767===

1767 Apr 16
James Grimes was security for Benjamin Dingly Gray, guardian of the
orphan of John Whitehurst

1767 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Portsmouth Parish on west side of West
Branch, tithables
James Grimes Sr, Wm Hayes, 6 slaves - 8 (75a)
James Grimes Sr for Amos Norcott’s land - 0 (50a)
Willis Grimes - 1 (0a)
John Grimes Sr, 2 slaves - 3 (0a)
James Grimes Jr, Wilis Hoffler - 2 (0a)
John Graham & James Graham - 2 (165a)
John Grimes Jr, 1 slave - 2 (100a)
John Grimes, Carp’r Keley - 2 (0a)
Thos Grimes, Rich’d Estwood, John Tayler, John Deans, 7 slaves - 11
(150a)

1767 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Great Bridge to Edmond’s Bridge and
New Mill Creek, tithables
John Grimes - 1 (30a)

1767 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Town of Portsmouth, Southern Branch
Precinct, tithables
William Grimes, 2 slaves - 3 (0a)
Abraham Gibson & John Grayham - 2

===1768===

1768 Jan 21
Joshua Miers and James Gimes were security for Elizabeth Bruce,
guardian of orphan of Joseph Bruce

1768 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Portsmouth Parish, west side Western
Branch, tithables
John Graham & James & John Graham - 3 (165a)
John Grimes Sr, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)
John Grimes, 1 slave - 2 (100a)
James Grimes Sr, Will’m Hays, 5 slaves - 7 (75a)
James Grimes also pays for Amos Norcott’s land - 0 (50a)
Thos Grimes, John Tayler, John Deans, 4 slaves - 7 (150a)
James Grimes Jr, Will’m Hoffler, Will’m Carney - 3 (0a)

1768 Jul 30
Andrew Lush, Hugh Brown and Maxey Grimes witnessed the will of Hardiss
Lemount

===1769===

1769 May 12 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes, ship’s carpenter, of Western Branch (proved 20
Jul 1769):
---executors wife Mary, Benj’n Lewelling, James Grimes
---son James, all my land I now live on
---all the rest of my children - remainder of my estate, including all
the estate coming to me from my father’s estate
---wife is to bring the children up and school them until they can be
bound out to a trade
Witnessed by James Grimes, John Grimes
NOTE:
Some, if not all, of his children are school age or younger.
The fact that Thomas has not yet received some or all of what is due
him from his father’s eatate suggests that his father may have died
relatively recently, and this might be thought to be the Thomas who was
the eldest son of James who died in 1750, which was 19 years before
this Thomas signed his will.

1769 --NORFOLK CO VA
Maximilian Grimes married Margaret Dale

===1770===

1770 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Great Bridge to Edmond’s Bridge and
New Mill Creek, tithables
John Southerland, James Southerland, John Grimes - 3
John Grimes - 1 (30a)

1770 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Edmond’s Bridge to the upper
inhabitants, including both roads, tithables
___ Grimes, son William Grimes, James Peadon, 1 slave - 4 (320a)

1770 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, North side Western Branch
John Graham, James & John Graham - 3 (165a)
Marey Grimes for 4 slaves - 4 (150a)
John Grimes Sr, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)
John Grimes Jr, 2 slaves - 3 (100a)

1770 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, No description of location
Wm Grymes “pays hospital mony”, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)

===1771===

1771 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Great Bridge to Edmond’s Bridge &
New Mill Creek, tithables
John Grimes - 1 (30a)
James Southerland, John Grimes - 2

1771 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, West side Western Precinct, tithables
John Grimes Sr, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)
John Grimes, 2 slaves - 3 (100a)
John Graham - 1 (165a)

1771 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, No description of location
William Grymes, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)

===1772===

1772 May 21
Thos Butt and Charles Grimes were security for Thos Holstead Jr,
guardian of the orphan of Drew Holstead

1772 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, “probably” Great Bridge to Edmund’s
Bridge to New Mill Creek, tithables (acreage not given)
John Grimes - 1

1772 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Edmund’s Bridge, including both
roads to upper inhabitants, tithables
James Grimes Jr, Patrick Peedon, John Grimes, Caleb Grainger - 4

===1773===

1773 May 2
Will of Shadrick Wiatt names as executors wife Martha and friend John
Grimes.

1773 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Edmund’s Bridge to upper
inhabitants of Norfolk Co, St. Bride’s Parish, including both roads,
tithables
James Grimes youngest, John Grimes, Caleb Grainger, John Lee - 4

1773 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, No description of location, tithables
John Grimes - 1
John Wilson, James Grimes, William Grimes, Jacob Goodman, 15 slaves
- 19

1773 Aug 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Administration of the estate of JOHN GRYMES to JAMES GRYMES. Bond
for L1500 secured by
William Carney, Thomas Hare and Henry Best.

===1775===

1775 Jun 15
Scarborough Tankard was appointed guardian of Sally Grimes, orphan of
Thomas Grimes

===1776===

1776 Dec 9
Will of James Grimes of Western Branch Precinct (proved Oct sourt
1777):
---executors wife Sarah and Wm Booker
---son John Hobbs Grimes: “at the death of my wife”, my land, also half
of the estate left to me by my mother
---daughter Mary Grimes: at the death of my wife”, half of the estate
left to me by my mother
---the estate of my father to be divided among all his sons and
daughters after my wife’s death
---if my two children both d.s.p. my estate to be divided among my
brothers and sisters
---witnessed by Richard Carney, Thos Harris and Wm Avis

===1778===

1778 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, No description of location, tithables
John Grimes, John Waller - 2

1778 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, North side of Western Branch, bounding
on the Nansemond line, tithables
Ann Grimes for William Grimes, Josiah Grimes, 3 slaves -5
John Grimes, 3 slaves - 4

1778 Nov 21
Henry Best and Wm Grimes witnessed the will of William Carney of
Portsmouth Parish.

===1780===

1780 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, No description of location
John Grimes - 1

1780 --NORFOLK CO VA
John Grimes married Sally Veale

1780 --NORFOLK CO VA
Thomas Grimes married Mary Miars

===1781===

1781 Dec 20
William Grimes was security for William Powell, guardian of orphans of
Richard Powell

===1782===

1782 Apr 19
Henry Green was appointed guardian of Edward Grymes, orphan of Thomas
Grymes; security Thomas Grymes

1782 Oct 17
Ann Grimes was appointed guardian of Julia, Ann, Sarah and John Grimes,
orphans of John Grimes; security Thomas Grimes and William Grimes

===1783===

1783 Aug 21 --NORFOLK CO VA chancery court
Thomas Grimes, John Grimes, Samuel Grimes and William Deans as
administrator of his wife Sarah vs John Bond an infant. At stake was

the money from the sale of 5 slaves.
“Thomas received three sevenths of the money and the other four [sic;
maybe includes John Bond the defendant] received one seventh each.”
NOTE:
These are the surviving children of James who died in 1750, which see.

1783 Oct 17 --NORFOLK CO VA chancery court
William Grimes, Charles Critch and Elizabeth his wife, Juby Grimes and
Ann Grimes senior, widow of John Grimes deceased, vs Ann, Sarah and
John Grimes
infants.
William Booker was appointed guardian of the defendants in the suit.
It was ordered that Charles Conner, John Grimes senior, John Barnes and
Lewis Hatton, or any three of them, divide the slaves, with William
getting two sevenths and the other plaintiffs and defendants getting
one seventh each, except the widow Ann Grimes senior who is to receive
a ninth part of the value of the slaves.

===1784===

1784 Jun 17
Joshua Miers and Thomas Gimes were security for Thomas Deans, guardian
of orphans of Richard Carney

1784 Nov 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Francis Kerr and William Grimes were admitted as citizens
of the Commonwealth.

===1785===

1785 Mar 30
Will of William Grimes, mariner of Portsmouth Town (proved 16 Dec
1785):
---executors friends Sam’l Davis, James Young, Aaron Milhado and
brother John Grimes
---wife Agatha
---daughter Peggy Grimes, now Benedict
---son John (minor)
---brother John Grimes children
---witnessed by James Eastwood, Jno Brown, Thos Hoffler, Woon Worn?

1785 Apr 24
Will of Edward Grimes (proved 1 Dec 1786):
---executor brother Lewis Grimes
---brother Lewis all my estate if he lives to age 21
---sisters Mary and Bettse to divide estate if brother Lewis d.s.p.
---witnessed by Joseph Gray, Dingly Gray and Benj. Dingly Gray

1785 --NORFOLK CO VA
Joseph Grimes married Fanny Hall

1785 --NORFOLK CO VA
James Grimes married Lois Hodges

1785 Dec 15
William Wainwright was appointed guardian of Lydia Grimes, orphan of
James Grimes; security George Wainwright

===1786===

1786 Apr 22
Agatha Grimes was appointed guardian of John Grimes, orphan of William
Grimes; security Henry Kean

1786 Jul 1 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Grimes (proved 17 Jul 1788)
---executors wife Mary, friend Wm Hoffler Jr
---wife Mary
---daughter Sarah Grimes
---daughter Eliza Grimes
---daughter Charlotte Grimes
---son William Hoffler Grimes (minor)
---witnessed by Wm Wylett, John Purkins, Matthew Biggar, Alix Love
ANOTHER VERSION
1786 Jul 1
Will of John Grimes, planter (proved 17 Jul 1788):
---executors wife Mary, friend Wm Hofler Jr
---daughters Sarah Grimes, Kezia Grimes, Charlotte Grimes
---son William Hoffler Grimes (minor)
---witnessed by Wm Wylett, John Purkins, Matthew Biggar, Alix Love

1786 Dec 21
Edward Bruce was appointed guardian of Mary Grimes, orphan of Thomas
Grimes; security Andrew Mackie

===1787===

1787 Jul 17
Thomas Grimes and Wm Miars were security for Charlotte Deans, guardian
of the orphan of George Wainwright

===1789===

1789 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Charles Grimes (proved xx xxx 1790)

1789 Dec 18
Paul Dale Luke was appointed guardian of James and Sally Grymes,
orphans of John Grymes; security John M---- and James Gaskings

1789 Dec 18
Cornelius Eastwood was appointed guardian of Betsey Grimes, orphan of
Thomas Grymes; securtiy Charles Conner

1789 Dec 18 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Estate of Sarah Grymes -- administration to James Wilkins; security by
John Reid, Paul Dale Luke and William Southerlin.
NOTE:
There was a large bond for this estate.

===1790===

1790 Feb 18
George Collins was appointed guardian of Mary Grimes, orphan of
Maximilian Grimes; security Spievy Wyatt

1790 Dec 20
Edward Pool was appointed guardian of Charlotte Grimes, orphan of John
Grimes; security William Hoffler

===1792===

1792 Feb 20
Thomas Carney was appointed guardian of Sarah Grimes, orphan of James
Grimes; security George Wainwright.

1792 Feb 20
James Grymes was appointed guardian of Thomas and John Grimes, orphans
of James Grimes; security Thomas Carney.

1792 --NORFOLK CO VA
Jesse Grimes married Margaret Mayle

1792 Sep 17
Thomas Grimes was appointed guardian of orphans of John Avis

===1794===

1794 Sep 15
Peter Creekmur and Charles Grimes were security for Molley Wilkins,
guardian of the orphan of James Wilkins

===1795===

1795 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Jesse Grimes (proved xx xxx 1795)

1795 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Ann Grimes (proved xx xxx 1796)

===1797===

1797 Dec 18
Thomas Grimes, Wm Miars and Lewis Grimes were security for Joel Myers,,
guardian of orphans of Wm Hodges

===1798===

1798 Nov 7 --NORFOLK CO VA
Chas Conner, Wm Deans, Sam’l Creekmur & John Graham witnessed the will
of William Hoffler, who mentions daughter Mary Grimes.

===1799===

1799 Jan 21
Thomas Grimes and William Wright were security for Richard Powell,
buardian of the orphan of James Tart

1799 Feb 18
Keale Graham was appointed guardian of John Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Joel Myers, William Miars

1799 Jul 15
Joseph Deans was appointed guardian of Thomas Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Wm Miars, Joel Miars

===1800===

1800 Dec 20
Keely Graham was appointed guardian of Celia Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Joel Myers

===1802===

1802 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Alexander Grimes Sr (proved xx xxx 1806)

1802 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Grimes (proved xx xxx 1813)

===1803===

1803 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes (proved xx xxx 1803)

1803 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Israel Grimes (proved xx xxx 1803)

===1804===

1804 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes (proved xx xxx 1804)

===1807===

1807 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved xx xxx 1807)

===1808===

1808 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Alexander Grimes (proved xx xxx 1814)

===1813===

1813 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes (proved xx xxx 1815)

===1817===

1817 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes (proved xx xxx 1818)

1817 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Jacob Grimes Sr (proved xx xxx 1817)


ALL NORFOLK CO RECORDS FOUND FOR MOST EARLY NAMES

ALEXANDER
1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Boro of Norfolk & south side of Tanner’s
Creek & to Sprat’s Bridge
Alex Grimes - 1

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar to the upper
inhabitants, tithables
Alexander Grimes

1756 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge and up Pokety Road and down to Batchelders Mill
Alexander Grimes

1802 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Alexander Grimes Sr (proved xx xxx 1806)

1808 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Alexander Grimes (proved xx xxx 1814)

CHARITY
1753 Feb 16 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Estate of Charity Grymes -- administration to James Batcheler;
security by Solomon Randolph.

CHARLES
1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk and down the south
side of Daniel Tanner’s Creek, tithables
__ Smith, Chs Grimes, Thos Postlethwait, 20 slaves - 23
NOTE:
Since this Charles evidently was not on a tithble list between 1730 and
1734, this is assumed to be his first year as a tithable, and
therefore born in 1718 or 1719.
But the question arised as to why he is still in Smith’s employ in 1750
and beyond ... STILL at age under 21.

1751 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk from thence as far as
Spratts Bridge and all the south side of Tanner’s Creek
Sam’l Smith, Charles Grimes and 20 slaves - 22

1752 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Borough of Norfolk & ye north side of
Tanners Creek to Spratts Bridge
Mr Sam’l Smith for Jno hackitt, Charles Grimes & 20 slaves - 22

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Boro of Norfolk & south side of Tanner’s
Creek & to Sprat’s Bridge
Mr Sam’l Smith for Charles Grimes, 20 slaves - 21

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Boro of Norfolk & south side of Tanner’s
Creek & to Sprat’s Bridge
Chas Grimes for slave - 1

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar to the upper
inhabitants, tithables
Charles Grimes & slave - 2

1756 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge and up Pokety Road and down to Batchelders Mill
Charles Grimes and slave - 2

1756 Feb 13
Wm Hodges, Thos Williams and Charles Grimes witnessed the will of Wm
Hanbury.

1762 Jan 21
Charles Grimes was security for Thomas Holstead, guardian of the orphan
of Robert Stewart

1764 Oct 18
Charles Grimes was appointed guardian of John Nosay, orphan o Thomas
Nosay; security Nathaniel Nosay

1764 Oct 18
Mercer Grimes was appointed guardian of Robert and Thomas Nosay,
orphans Thomas Nosay; security Charles Grimes, Nathaniel Nosay

1772 May 21
Thos Butt and Charles Grimes were security for Thos Holstead Jr,
guardian of the orphan of Drew Holstead

1789 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Charles Grimes (proved xx xxx 1790)

1794 Sep 15
Peter Creekmur and Charles Grimes were security for Molley Wilkins,
guardian of the orphan of James Wilkins


DEMPSEY
1750 Western Branch Presinkt
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, William Grimes, Demsey Grimes - 4

1751 Western Branch Precinct, both sides
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, Will’m Grimes, Demson Grimes - 4

1752 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct, tithables
Arthur Moseley, Demson Grimes, negroes Peter & Forten - 4

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Boro of Norfolk & north side of Tanner’s
Creek & to Sprat’s Bridge
Arthur Moseley, Dampsy Grimes, slaves Peter, Jack, Fortune - 5

1754 Borough of Norfolk and north side of Tanner’s Creek & to
Spratt’s Bridge
Arthur Mosely, Demsy Grymes, Abel Belought, 3 slaves - 6

1756 Dec 14 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved Jan court 1757)
Executors: sons Willis and John
Son Demcy L20


EDWARD
1785 Apr 24
Will of Edward Grimes (proved 1 Dec 1786):
---executor brother Lewis Grimes
---brother Lewis all my estate if he lives to age 21

---sisters Mary and Bettse to divide estate if brother Lewis d.s.p.
---witnessed by Joseph Gray, Dingly Gray and Benj. Dingly Gray

HUGH
1730 Western Branch
Barneby Carney & Hugh Grimes - 2

1731 Western Branch
Barnebey Carney & Hugh Grimes - 2

1732 Western Branch
Barneby Carney & Hugh Grimes - 2

1733 Westron [sic] Branch
Capt John Westcote, Hugh Grimes, negroes Quosh & Lana - 4

1734 From Suggs’ Mill to Deepe Creek
Hugh Grimes & John Ross - 2


ISRAEL
1756 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge and up Pokety Road and down to Batchelders Mill
Isral Grimes

JAMES
1692 Jul 31 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Robert Grimes “of the county of Lower Norfolk” [sic] (proved
15 March 1693/94 by John Whimfell and Henry Pope):
---all my land lying on the north side of the creek between myself and
Robert Hatton to son John
---son James all the rest of my land and my house as well as he to be
made the executor
---witnessed by Jno Whimfell, Henry Pope, Ann Wright

1711 Apr 14
Will of John Graham (proved 20 Aug 1714):
---daughter Ellinnor Graham
---sons James and John
---son-in-law Richard Corling
---grandson John Harlowin
---wife Elizabeth use of all of the (cont. next page)

1719 Oct 26
Thos Wright, James Grimes and Carney Wright witnessed the will of
Robert Hatton. James Grimes and Thos Wright proved the will in
illegible date in 1720.

1730 Western Branch
James Grimes Sr & son Aron - 2
James Grimes Jr - 1

1732 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westron” Branch, tithables
James Grimes & Aron Grimes - 2
James Grimes Junr - 1

1733 Westron [sic] Branch
James Grimes Sr & son Aron - 2
James Grimes Jr - 1

1734 From Suggs’ Mill to Deepe Creek
James Grimes - 1
James Grimes Jr - 1

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Sugg’s Mill to Bathelders Mill,
tithables
James Grimes - 1

1748 May 17
The will of Thomas Wright mentions ehis manor plantation in Western
Branch beginning at James Grimes’ line.

<1750 --NORFOLK CO VA
James Grimes married Ruth Mercer

1750 May 15 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes of Western Branch of Elizabeth River (proved 19
Jul 1750):
---son Thomas all land and plantation
---son James
---son Jesse
---daugher Sarah Deans
---daughter Mary Grimes
---son John
---son Samuel
---executors son Thomas and wife Mary
---witnesses Richard Harris, Eliz’h Wright

1751 May 19 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Mercer mentions daughter Ruth Grimes and her husband James
Grimes and their son James Grimes.

1753 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Boro of Norfolk & south side of Tanner’s
Creek & to Sprat’s Bridge
Ja’s Grimes - 1

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VAm, Western Branch Precinct tithables
Thos Grimes, James Grimes, James Northcott, Thos Grimes, John
Grimes, 5 slaves - 10

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar to the upper
inhabitants, tithables
James Grimes - 1
James Grimes - 1

1755 Apr 4
Richd Harris, James Grimes and Lemuel Deans witnessed the will of
Philip Carney.

1756 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge and up Pokety Road and down to Batchelders Mill
Jam’s Grimes

1757 Western Branch Precinct
Mary Grimes for 3 slaves - 2

1759 Western Branch Precinct
James Grimes Sr, James & Samuel Grimes, Cook Allcock, 2 slaves - 6

1761 From Portsmouth to Western Branch
John Howard & James Greham - 2

1762 Jun 18
James Grimes was appointed guardian of Blandine Mosely, orphan of
Arthur Mosely;l security Thomas Grimes

1763 Jan 21
James Grimes was security for Wm Slavintg, guardian of orphan of Henry
Norcott

1765 Feb 22
James Grimes was appointed guardian of Amos Norcott, orphan of Henry
Norcott; security Joshua Miers

1767 Apr 16
James Grimes was security for Benjamin Dingly Gray, buardian of the
orphan of John Whitehurst

1767 Jun 10 --Portsmouth Parish on west side of West Branch
James Grimes Sr, Wm Hayes, 6 slaves - 8 (75a)
James Grimes Sr for Amos Norcott’s land - 0 (50a)

1767 Jun 10 --Portsmouth Parish on west side of West Branch
James Grimes Jr, Wilis Hoffler - 2 (0a)

1768 Jan 21
Joshua Miers and James Gimes were security for Elizabeth Bruce,
guardian of orphan of Joseph Bruce

1768 Jun 10 --Portsmouth Parish, west side Western Branch
James Grimes Sr, Will’m Hays, 5 slaves - 7 (75a)
James Grimes also pays for Amos Norcott’s land - 0 (50a)
James Grimes Jr, Will’m Hoffler, Will’m Carney - 3 (0a)

1769 May 12 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes, ship’s carpenter, of Western Branch (proved 20
Jul 1769):
---executors wife Mary, Benj’n Lewelling, James Grimes
---son James, all my land I now live on
---witnessed by James Grimes, John Grimes

1770 North side Western Branch
John Graham, James & John Graham - 3 (165a)
Marey Grimes for 4 slaves - 4 (150a)

1772 From Edmund’s Bridge, including both roads to upper inhabitants
James Grimes Jr, Patrick Peedon, John Grimes, Caleb Grainger - 4

1773 From Edmund’s Bridge to upper inhabitants of Norfolk Co, St.
Bride’s Parish, including both roads
James Grimes youngest, John Grimes, Caleb Grainger, John Lee - 4

1773 No description
John Wilson, James Grimes, William Grimes, Jacob Goodman, 15 slaves
- 19

1773 Aug 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Administration of the estate of JOHN GRYMES to JAMES GRYMES. Bond
for L1500 secured by
William Carney, Thomas Hare and Henry Best.

1776 Dec 9
Will of James Grimes of Westeern Branch Precinct (proved Oct sourt
1777):
---executors wife Sarah and Wm Booker
---son John Hobbs Grimes: “at the death of my wife”, my land, also half
of the estate left to me by my mother
---daughter Mary Grimes: at the death of my wife”, half of the estate
left to me by my mother
---the estate of my father to be divided among all his sons and
daughters after my wife’s death
---if my two children both d.s.p. my estate to be divided among my
brothers and sisters
---witnessed by Richard Carney, Thos Harris and Wm Avis
THIS MAY BE HIS WIFE’S FATHER’S WILL
1764 May 2
Thomas Nosay in his will made a bequest to daughter Sarah Grimes.

1785 --NORFOLK CO VA
James Grimes married Lois Hodges

1785 Dec 15
William Wainwright was appointed guardian of Lydia Grimes, orphan of
James Grimes; security George Wainwright

1789 Dec 18
Paul Dale Luke was appointed guardian of James and Sally Grymes,
orphans of John Grymes; security John M---- and James Gaskings

1792 Feb 20
Thomas Carney was appointed guardian of Sarah Grimes, orphan of James
Grimes; security George Wainwright.

1792 Feb 20
James Grymes was appointed guardian of Thomas and John Grimes, orphans
of James Grimes; security Thomas Carney.

1804 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes (proved xx xxx 1804)

1817 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes (proved xx xxx 1818)


JESSE
1751 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct, on both sides,
tithables
Thomas Grimes, Jesse GrimesThos Wetherby, 2 slaves -5

1792 --NORFOLK CO VA
Jesse Grimes married Margaret Mayle

1795 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Jesse Grimes (proved xx xxx 1795)

JOHN
BY 1683 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
John Grimes indentured to Godfrey Mathew
Source Citations:
JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts,
1676-1678, Vol. 6 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1997), 234,
quoting Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Book 6:327.

1686/87 Feb 9 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
John Hatton, Luke Haueild and John Graham witnessed the will of William
Deames Sr. John Graham and the other witnesses proved the will on 15
July 1687.

1692 Jul 31 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Robert Grimes “of the county of Lower Norfolk” [sic] (proved
15 March 1693/94 by John Whimfell and Henry Pope):
---all my land lying on the north side of the creek between myself and
Robert Hatton to son John
---son James all the rest of my land and my house as well as he to be
made the executor
---witnessed by Jno Whimfell, Henry Pope, Ann Wright

1711 Apr 14
Will of John Graham (proved 20 Aug 1714):
---daughter Ellinnor Graham
---sons James and John
---son-in-law Richard Corling
---grandson John Harlowin
---wife Elizabeth use of all of the (cont. next page)

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Sugg’s Mill to Bathelders Mill,
tithables
John Grimes - 1

1735 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, above Bridge, tithables
John Grimes - 1

1750 May 15 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes of Western Branch of Elizabeth River (proved 19
Jul 1750):
---son Thomas all land and plantation
---son James
---son Jesse
---son John

1750 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Presinkt tithables
--omas Grimes, John Grimes - 2
John Graham - 1
NOTE:
The John with Thomas is age 16-20 and both he and Thomas are sons of
James who made his will less than a month before this list was made.

1750 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from the hollow poplar down to the Great
Bridge & to Batchelder’s Mill & up Poaktey Rode
Jno Grimes - 1

1751 Western Branch Precinct, both sides
John Graham - 1

1751 Western Branch Precinct, both sides
Jonis Taller (Taler), John Bond, Solomon Churrey, Peter Portlock,
John Grimes & 6 slaves - 11

1753 From the Hollow Poplar down to the Great Bridge, & up Pocoty
Road & down to Batchellers Mill
John Grimes - 1

1753 Western Branch Precinct
Jonas Taylor, John Grimes, 4 slaves - 6

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, from Great Bridge to Batchelder’s Mill
and up Pokety Road to the Hollow Poplar
John Grimes - 1 - 6

1754 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VAm, Western Branch Precinct tithables
William Grimes, Willis & John Grimes - 3
Bettey Grimes, for John Grimes - 1
Thos Grimes, James Grimes, James Northcott, Thos Grimes, John
Grimes, 5 slaves - 10

1756 Feb 23
John Graham called son-in-law in will of Thomas Carney.

1756 Dec 14 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved Jan court 1757)
Executors: sons Willis and John
Son John L20, negro Townsides; after wife’s death he is to have my
gun, hand mill, etc

1757 Western Branch Precinct
Thos Grimes, Thos & John Grimes, 4 slaves - 7

1757 Western Branch Precinct
John Graham - 1
John Grimes - 1
Ann Grimes for John Grimes - 1

1760 Mar 17 or 15
Thos Bruce of Western Branch left to his daughter Sarah Bruce the
plantation, during her lifetime, whereon John Grimes Sr now lives.

1761 From Portsmouth to Western Branch
John Graham - 1

1761 From the Great Bridge to Edmonds Bridge to New Mill Creek to
Saint Brides Parish
John Grimes - 1

1766 Oct 7
Wm Bayley, John Grimes & Sarah Bayne witnessed the will of Winfield
Dale of Portsmouth Parish.

1767 Portsmouth Parish on west side of West Branch
John Grimes Sr, 2 slaves - 3 (0a)
John Graham & James Graham - 2 (165a)
John Grimes Jr, 1 slave - 2 (100a)
John Grimes, Carp’r Keley - 2 (0a)

1767 From Great Bridge to Edmond’s Bridge and New Mill Creek
John Grimes - 1 (30a)

1767 Town of Portsmouth, Southern Branch Precinct
Abraham Gibson & John Grayham - 2

1768 Portsmouth Parish, west side Western Branch
John Graham & James & John Graham - 3 (165a)
John Grimes Sr, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)
John Grimes, 1 slave - 2 (100a)

1769 May 12 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes, ship’s carpenter, of Western Branch (proved 20
Jul 1769):
Witnessed by James Grimes, John Grimes

1770 From Great Bridge to Edmond’s Bridge and New Mill Creek
John Southerland, James Southerland, John Grimes - 3
John Grimes - 1 (30a)

1770 North side Western Branch
John Graham, James & John Graham - 3 (165a)
John Grimes Sr, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)
John Grimes Jr, 2 slaves - 3 (100a)

1771 From Great Bridge to Edmond’s Bridge & New Mill Creek
John Grimes - 1 (30a)
James Southerland, John Grimes - 2

1771 West side Western Precinct
John Grimes Sr, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)
John Grimes, 2 slaves - 3 (100a)
John Graham - 1 (165a)

1772 “Probably” Great Bridge to Edmund’s Bridge to New Mill Creek
(acreages not given)
John Grimes - 1

1772 From Edmund’s Bridge, including both roads to upper inhabitants
James Grimes Jr, Patrick Peedon, John Grimes, Caleb Grainger - 4

1773 May 2
Will of Shadrick Wiatt names as executors wife Martha and friend John
Grimes.

1773 From Edmund’s Bridge to upper inhabitants of Norfolk Co, St.
Bride’s Parish, including both roads
James Grimes youngest, John Grimes, Caleb Grainger, John Lee - 4

1773 No description
John Grimes - 1

1773 Aug 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Administration of the estate of JOHN GRYMES to JAMES GRYMES. Bond
for L1500 secured by
William Carney, Thomas Hare and Henry Best.

1778 No description of location
John Grimes, John Waller - 2

1778 North side of Western Branch, bounding on the Nansemond line
John Grimes, 3 slaves - 4

1780 --NORFOLK CO VA
John Grimes married Sally Veale

1780 --No description of location
John Grimes - 1

1782 Oct 17
Ann Grimes was appointed guardian of Julia, Ann, Sarah and John Grimes,
orphans of John Grimes; security Thomas Grimes and William Grimes

1783 Aug 21 --NORFOLK CO VA chancery court
Thomas Grimes, John Grimes, Samuel Grimes and William Deans as
administrator of his wife Sarah vs John Bond an infant. At stake was
the money from the sale of 5 slaves.
“Thomas received three sevenths of the money and the other four
received one seventh each.”
NOTE:
These are the surviving children of James who died in 1750, which see.

1783 Oct 17 --NORFOLK CO VA chancery court
William Grimes, Charles Critch and Elizabeth his wife, Juby Grimes and
Ann Grimes senior, widow of John Grimes deceased, vs Ann, Sarah and
John Grimes
infants.
William Booker was appointed guardian of the defendants in the suit.
It was ordered that Charles Conner, John Grimes senior, John Barnes and
Lewis Hatton, or any three of them, divide the slaves, with William
getting two sevenths and the other plaintiffs and defendants getting
one seventh each, except the widow Ann Grimes senior who is to receive
a ninth part of the value of the slaves.

1785 Mar 30
Will of William Grimes, mariner of Portsmouth Town (proved 16 Dec
1785):
---executors friends Sam’l Davis, James Young, Aaron Milhado and
brother John Grimes
---wife Agatha
---daughter Peggy Grimes, now Benedict
---son John (minor)
---brother John Grimes children
---witnessed by James Eastwood, Jno Brown, Thos Hoffler, Woon Worn?

1786 Apr 22
Agatha Grimes was appointed guardian of John Grimes, orphan of William
Grimes; security Henry Kean

1786 Jul 1 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Grimes (proved 17 Jul 1788)
---executors wife Mary, friend Wm Hoffler Jr
---wife Mary
---daughter Sarah Grimes
---daughter Eliza Grimes
---daughter Charlotte Grimes
---son William Hoffler Grimes (minor)
---witnessed by Wm Wylett, John Purkins, Matthew Biggar, Alix Love

1789 Dec 18
Paul Dale Luke was appointed guardian of James and Sally Grymes,
orphans of John Grymes; security John M---- and James Gaskings

1790 Dec 20
Edward Pool was appointed guardian of Charlotte Grimes, orphan of John
Grimes; security William Hoffler

1792 Feb 20
James Grymes was appointed guardian of Thomas and John Grimes, orphans
of James Grimes; security Thomas Carney.

1798 Nov 7 --NORFOLK CO VA
Chas Conner, Wm Deans, Sam’l Creekmur & John Graham witnessed the will
of William Hoffler, who mentions daughter Mary Grimes.

1799 Feb 18
Keale Graham was appointed guardian of John Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Joel Myers, William Miars

1799 Jul 15
Joseph Deans was appointed guardian of Thomas Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Wm Miars, Joel Miars

1800 Dec 20
Keely Graham was appointed orphan of Celia Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Joel Myers

1802 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Grimes (proved xx xxx 1813)


JOSEPH
1730 Western Branch
Joseph Grimes & John Tarte - 2

1731 Western Branch
Susan Tarte her son Tho: Tarte & Joseph Grimes - 2

1732 Western Branch
Joseph Grimes - 1

1785 --NORFOLK CO VA
Joseph Grimes married FFanny Hall



ROBERT
1647/48 Feb 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Robert Grimes’ name appeared on a long list of payments received by the
estate of William Shipp

1650 Aug 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Henery Crooke (? faded) vs Robert Grimes.

1652 May 6 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robert Grimes was granted 300 acs at the head of the Westermost branch
of Elizabeth River, along land of Peter Rigglesworth &c
(This is no doubt in what was then Lower Norfolk Co and is now Norfolk
Co.)

1652 Nov 2 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Because Robert Grimes was a partner with Thos Lewes, dec’d, he is
ordered to take all of Lewes’ estate and pay its debts.

1652/53 Feb 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Whereas Francis Emperor, attorney for Thomas Marsh, sued Robert Grimes
for 481 lb of tobacco, which suit Robert Grimes pleaded the “Act of
Assembly”.

1653 Nov 1 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Tho: Edmonds vs Robt Grimes; to next court

1654 Apr 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robert Grimes to Richard Sternell, 300a on Western Branch of Elizabeth
River “running along ye land of Peter Riglesworth unto Robt Capps”,
said 300a having been acquired by Grimes by patent dated 4 May 1652.
Witnessed by Robte Springe and John Boules.

1655 Jan 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robart [sic] Grimes to Thomas Hardingh, adm of Law: Phillipps,
mortgaged cattle and 200a where Grimes now lives on Bullocks Creek.

1655 Dec 17 --LOWER NORFOLK CO court
Whereas a manserv’t in the service of maior Tho: Goodrich hath hired
himself to the said maior Goodrich, and likewise to Mr Wm Vasecum, and
also to Robt Grimes, it is ordered that the said servant remayne w’th
maior Goodrich until the next co’rt and then to be det’mined whose
serv’t he shall be.

1655 Dec 30 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Richard Starnell to Robt Capps, 300a adjoining land of Peter
Riglesworth, dec’d, said 300a having been patented to Robert Grimes.

1656 xxx xx --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
A reference is granted until next court in suit pending between Edm:
Bowman, executor of the estate of Rich’d Sternell, dec’d, and Robert
Grimes defendant.

1656 xxx xx --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Whereas Henry Dains caused Robt Grimes to be arrested to ye court and
appeared not to prosecute ye suit, a non suit is granted.

1656 Apr 18 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court at Elizabeth City
Upon the petition of Thos Buckmaster alleging that Christo: Rivers and
Robert Grimes “being together has kild of hogg of ye said Buckmaster,
it is therefore ordered yt ye sherr’f shall somon ye psonall appearance
of ye sd Rivers and Grimes at the next county court to be held at Mr
Edmunds to answer at what shall bee objected against them.”

1656 Dec 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Richard Wheeler was granted land adjoining land of Robert Grimes

1656 (evidently 1656/57) Jan 5 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robert Grymes was granted 200 acs on the head of a creek, being a
branch of the W. branch of Elizabeth River, 150 acres of that total was
granted unto Henry Hooper 13 Aug 1640, who assigned same to Francis
Bright, who assigned to James Mathews, by whom it was assigned to Wm
Titcocke & Wm Bancroft, who assigned to sd Grymes, & the other 50 acres
for the transport of Arthur Dennis.

1658 Sep 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Robt Grimes and Walker [sic] Grimes are on a list of headrights for
land granted to Coll: Edward Lloyd.

1658/59 Feb 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
An attachment is granted unto Robt Grimes ag’st Patrick Magrea’s estate
for 260 lbs of tobacco and caske.

1663 Jan 28 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Rich Wheeler was granted land adjoining land of Robert Grymes.
Renewal of patent dated 15 Dec. 1656.

1663 Mar 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
MARY CAPPS was granted land at the head of W'most branch of Elizabeth
River, running along land of Peter Rigilsworth &c. to a reedy swamp &c.
This land was granted to Robt. Grymes 6 May 1652, assigned to Robert
Capps & due sd. Mary as daughter of said Capps.
NOTE:
At Google I came across a Robert Grimes CAPPS who had died recently in
Norfolk Co.

1672 Oct 8 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Thos Cottell was granted land on Western Branch of Elizabeth River,
adjoining his own land and land of Robert Grymes.

1682 Nov 22 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
206a on a branch of Western Branch of Elizabeth River that was granted
to Robert Grimes 5 Jan 1656 and then assigned to Nicholas Chapman, who
assigned to Robert Allott, now due to John Allott as heir at law.

1691 Oct 20 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robt Grimes and Walter Grimes were headrights for Mr Henry Woodhouse,
who was granted land in Lower Norfolk Co.
NOTE:
Cavaliers and Pioneers notes that the land granted to Woodhouse was in
Lower Norfolk Co at the time of the survey, but is “now” in Lynhaven
Parish of Princess Anne Co.

1692 Jul 31 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Robert Grimes “of the county of Lower Norfolk” [sic] (proved
15 March 1693/94 by John Whimfell and Henry Pope):
---all my land lying on the north side of the creek between myself and
Robert Hatton to son John
---son James all the rest of my land and my house as well as he to be
made the executor
---witnessed by Jno Whimfell, Henry Pope, Ann Wright


ROGER
1684 Oct 21 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Roger Grimes was a headright for Major Francis Sayer.


SARAH
1789 Dec 18 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Estate of Sarah Grymes -- administration to James Wilkins; security by
John Reid, Paul Dale Luke and William Southerlin.
NOTE:
There was a large bond for this estate.

THOMAS
1689 Apr 20 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Tho. Grimes was a headright for Ralph Wallis.

1730 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA”Westron” Branch, tithables
Thomas Grimes - 1

1732 Western Branch
Thomas Grimes - 1

1733 Westron [sic] Branch
Tho: Grimes - 1

1735/36 Jan 20
Thomas Bruce of the Western Branch in his will gave to one of his sons
his plantation “whereon Thomas Grimes now lives.”

1739 Dec 8
Leml Powell, Thomas Grimes and Bennett Britten witnessed the will of
Thomas Ward of Western Branch.
Proved 15 Mar 1744/45 by Powell and Grimes.

1750 May 15 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of James Grimes of Western Branch of Elizabeth River (proved 19
Jul 1750):
---son Thomas all land and plantation
---executors son Thomas and wife Mary

1750 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Presinkt tithables
--omas Grimes, John Grimes - 2

1751 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct, on both sides,
tithables
Thos Grimes Sen’r
Thomas Grimes, Jesse GrimesThos Wetherby, 2 slaves -5

1752 Jun 10 --NORFOLK CO VA, Western Branch Precinct, tithables
Thomas Grimes, Jesse Grimes, ___ Northcott, negroes Tom & Roase - 5
Tho: Grimes Sr, Tho: Grimes - 2

1753 Western Branch Precinct
Thomas Grimes & James Grimes & James Norcott & 4 slaves - 7
Thomas Grimes Sr, Thomas Grimes - 2

1754 Western Branch Precinct
Thos Grimes, James Grimes, James Northcott, Thos Grimes, John
Grimes, 5 slaves - 10

1754 Sep 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Administration of the estate of THOMAS GRIMES to ELIZABETH GRIMES.
Bond for L100 secured by
Thomas Bruce and John Carney.

1757 Western Branch Precinct
Thos Grimes, Thos & John Grimes, 4 slaves - 7

1759 Western Branch Precinct
Thos Grimes Sr, Thos & John Grimes, Stephen Howard, Lewes Lewelling,
5 slaves - 10

1761 From Portsmouth to Western Branch
Thomas Grimes Jr - 1
Thomas Grimes Sr, John Grimes, Leows Leowellen, James Carney, 6
slaves - 10

1762 Oct 23
Thomas Grimes, John Scott and Wm Dale witnessed the will of Sarah Ives.

1767 Portsmouth Parish on west side of West Branch
Thos Grimes, Rich’d Estwood, John Tayler, John Deans, 7 slaves - 11
(150a)

1768 Portsmouth Parish, west side Western Branch
Thos Grimes, John Tayler, John Deans, 4 slaves - 7 (150a)

1769 May 12 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes, ship’s carpenter, of Western Branch (proved 20
Jul 1769):
---executors wife Mary, Benj’n Lewelling, James Grimes
---son James, all my land I now live on
---all the rest of my children - remainder of my estate, including all
the estate coming to me from my father’s estate
---wife is to bring the children up and school them until they can be
bound out to a trade
Witnessed by James Grimes, John Grimes

1775 Jun 15
Scarborough Tankard was appointed guardian of Sally Grimes, orphan of
Thomas Grimes

1780 --NORFOLK CO VA
Thomas Grimes married Mary Miars

1782 Apr 19
Henry Green was appointed guaardian of Edward Grymes, orphan of Thomas
Grymes; security Thomas Grymes

1783 Aug 21 --NORFOLK CO VA chancery court
Thomas Grimes, John Grimes, Samuel Grimes and William Deans as
administrator of his wife Sarah vs John Bond an infant. At stake was
the money from the sale of 5 slaves.
“Thomas received three sevenths of the money and the other four
received one seventh each.”
NOTE:
These are the surviving children of James who died in 1750, which see.

1784 Jun 17
Joshua Miers and Thomas Gimes were security for Thomas Deans, guardian
of orphans of Richard Carney

1786 Dec 21
Edward Bruce was appointed guardian of Mary Grimes, orphan of Thomas
Grimes; security Andrew Mackie

1787 Jul 17
Thomas Grimes and Wm Miars were security for Charlotte Deans, guardian
of the orphan of George Wainwright

1789 Dec 18
Cornelius Eastwood was appointed guardian of Betsey Grimes, orphan of
Thomas Grymes; securtiy Charles Conner

1792 Feb 20
James Grymes was appointed guardian of Thomas and John Grimes, orphans
of James Grimes; security Thomas Carney.

1792 Sep 17
Thomas Grimes was appointed guardian of orphans of John Avis

1797 Dec 18
Thomas Grimes, Wm Miars and Lewis Grimes were security for Joel Myers,,
guardian of orphans of Wm Hodges

1799 Jan 21
Thomas Grimes and William Wright were security for Richard Powell,
buardian of the orphan of James Tart

1799 Jul 15
Joseph Deans was appointed guardian of Thomas Graham, orphan of John
Graham; security Wm Miars, Joel Miars

1803 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes (proved xx xxx 1803)

1813 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of Thomas Grimes (proved xx xxx 1815)


WALTER
1648 Jun 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
John Harvey sold 400a on western branch of Elizabeth River to Cornelius
Lloyd in Nov 1640 or Nov 1641. Lloyd subsequently sold that land to
John Piper, Robert Bowers and Walter Grymes at an unknown date, and
that deed was recorded 15 Jun 1648.

1648 Nov 16 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Walter Grimes assigns land to Jno Piper and Robte Bowers. (See 1648
Jun 15)
Witnessed by Geo White and Edmond Windette
NOTE:
Another source has the date to be 1648 Dec 16

1651 Oct 18 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Jacob Seeley and Walter Grimes witnessed a deed: Francis Bright of
Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk Co to John Laurence of “Nansimund” Co,
land on a creek of Elizabeth River, adjoining land of Richard Jennings.

1652 Jan 30 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Jane Riglesworth, “widow relicte” of Peter Riglesworth, conveyed some
part or all of the land described in the record dated 15 June 1648
above.

1658 Sep 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA court
Robt Grimes and Walker [sic] Grimes are on a list of headrights for
land granted to Coll: Edward Lloyd.

1691 Oct 20 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
Robt Grimes and Walter Grimes were headrights for Mr Henry Woodhouse,
who was granted land in Lower Norfolk Co.
NOTE:
Cavaliers and Pioneers notes that the land granted to Woodhouse was in
Lower Norfolk Co at the time of the survey, but is “now” in Lynhaven
Parish of Princess Anne Co.


WILLIAM
1655 May 15 --LOWER NORFOLK CO VA
William Grymes and Tho: Ivy witnessed a document on this date, OR on
this date proved it in court. It’s not clear.

1730 Western Branch
William Grimes - 1

1731 Western Branch
William Grimes - 1

1732 Western Branch
William Grimes - 1

1733 Westron [sic] Branch
William Grimes - 1

1734 From Suggs’ Mill to Deepe Creek
William Grimes - 1

1736 Western Branch Precinct
William Grimes - 1

1750 Western Branch Presinkt
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, William Grimes, Demsey Grimes - 4

1751 Western Branch Precinct, both sides
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, Will’m Grimes, Demson Grimes - 4

1753 Western Branch Precinct
William Grimes & Willis & Wm Grimes - 3

1754 Western Branch Precinct
William Grimes, Willis & John Grimes - 3

1756 Dec 14 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved Jan court 1757)
Executors: sons Willis and John
Son Willis L20
Son William L20
Son Demcy L20
Son John L20, negro Townsides; after wife’s death he is to have my
gun, hand mill, etc
Wife Ann rest of my estate, and after her death all to be divided among
all my sons
Witnessed by Thos Ward, Rich’d Harris, James Warren

1765 From Portsmouth to New Mill Creek
William Grimes & negro Dina - 2

1767 Town of Portsmouth, Southern Branch Precinct
William Grimes, 2 slaves - 3 (0a)

1770 From Edmond’s Bridge to the upper inhabitants, including both
roads
___ Grimes, son William Grimes, James Peadon, 1 slave - 4 (320a)

1770 No description of location
Wm Grymes “pays hospital mony”, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)

1771 No description
William Grymes, 3 slaves - 4 (0a)

1773 No description
John Wilson, James Grimes, William Grimes, Jacob Goodman, 15 slaves - 19

1778 North side of Western Branch, bounding on the Nansemond line
Ann Grimes for William Grimes, Josiah Grimes, 3 slaves - 5
1778 Nov 21
Henry Best and Wm Grimes witnessed the will of William Carney of
Portsmouth Parish.

1781 Dec 20
William Grimes was security for William Powell, guardian of orphans of
Richard Powell

1782 Oct 17
Ann Grimes was appointed guardian of Julia, Ann, Sarah and John Grimes,
orphans of John Grimes; security Thomas Grimes and William Grimes

1783 Oct 17 --NORFOLK CO VA chancery court
William Grimes, Charles Critch and Elizabeth his wife, Juby Grimes and
Ann Grimes senior, widow of John Grimes deceased, vs Ann, Sarah and
John Grimes
infants.
William Booker was appointed guardian of the defendants in the suit.
It was ordered that Charles Conner, John Grimes senior, John Barnes and
Lewis Hatton, or any three of them, divide the slaves, with William
getting two sevenths and the other plaintiffs and defendants getting
one seventh each, except the widow Ann Grimes senior who is to receive
a ninth part of the value of the slaves.

1784 Nov 19 --NORFOLK CO VA court
Francis Kerr and William Grimes were admitted as citizens
of the Commonwealth.

1785 Mar 30
Will of William Grimes, mariner of Portsmouth Town (proved 16 Dec
1785):
---executors friends Sam’l Davis, James Young, Aaron Milhado and
brother John Grimes
---wife Agatha
---daughter Peggy Grimes, now Benedict
---son John (minor)
---brother John Grimes children
---witnessed by James Eastwood, Jno Brown, Thos Hoffler, Woon Worn?

1786 Apr 22
Agatha Grimes was appointed guardian of John Grimes, orphan of William
Grimes; security Henry Kean

1786 Jul 1 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of John Grimes (proved 17 Jul 1788)
---executors wife Mary, friend Wm Hoffler Jr
---wife Mary
---daughter Sarah Grimes
---daughter Eliza Grimes
---daughter Charlotte Grimes
---son William Hoffler Grimes (minor)
---witnessed by Wm Wylett, John Purkins, Matthew Biggar, Alix Love

1807 xxx xx --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved xx xxx 1807)


WILLIS
1750 Western Branch Presinkt
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, William Grimes, Demsey Grimes - 4

1751 Western Branch Precinct, both sides
William Grimes, Willis Grimes, Will’m Grimes, Demson Grimes - 4

1753 Western Branch Precinct
William Grimes & Willis & Wm Grimes - 3

1754 Western Branch Precinct
William Grimes, Willis & John Grimes - 3

1756 Dec 14 --NORFOLK CO VA
Will of William Grimes (proved Jan court 1757)
Executors: sons Willis and John
Son Willis L20

1757 Western Branch Precinct
Willis Grimes - 1

1767 Portsmouth Parish on west side of West Branch
Willis Grimes - 1 (0a)


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