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Re: Godfrey Trim Islesboro, Maine
Posted by: Mariliyn McKibbin Date: December 28, 2001 at 10:01:42
In Reply to: Re: Godfrey Trim Islesboro, Maine by Steve Edwards of 385


I live in Houston but I graduated from UT in Austin so
I know the area quite well. What a great place for doing
research, although we have the Clayton Library here which
is a fantastic genealogical library downtown.

I am descended from one Christopher Trim through his son
Christopher Jr., who was born on Block Island in Newport
County, Rhode Island in the late 1600s. My third great-
grandmother was named Desire Trim and she died at the age
of 98 in Oak Bay, St. David, New Brunswick, Canada. You
can imagine my surprise when I discovered her death
certificate which said that she was born on Block Island
(New Shoreham) in Newport County, Rhode Island. I had no
idea that I had any connection at all to Rhode Island or
Block Island, which was a colony for mariners. My Desire
Trim was born in 1781, and she was the daughter of
Godfrey Trim (possibly named after the famous Godfrey
family of NE) and Mary Rose. The Rose family on Block
Island began with a Tormut or Dermot Rose who was a
Scottish naval officer from Dorchester, MA. Tormut got
to Block Island on a boat from the mainland and was one
of the first settlers as was Christopher Trim, who married
a Miss Redding from Dorchester, MA. You can see that the
Trims and Roses came from the same place, which was at
that time a seaport and bigger than Boston itself.

I did find a Valentine Trim who was christened in a
cathedral in Oxford, England in the early 1700s and
I am wondering if he was a grandson of the Valentine
Trim you mention. How many Valentine Trims could
there be? I found lots of Trims in Dorset, England
and a Trim Castle in Ireland.

I am a pushover for doing research, so I will not rest
until I discover the ancestors of Christopher Trim Sr
of Dorchester, Massachusetts who first came to Block
Island. Surely there is a record somewhere in Dorchester.

Please tell me what you look like, color of eyes and
hair and what your Elijah Trim looked like. That
name exists in our Trim family from Block Island and
Islesboro, Maine.




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