I am very interested in exchanging infowith you.It seems that all of my info is from older histories and from England, but here is part of what I have. I also have the info on the parents of the Ann that John married.
“The Collectae Topagraphia Genealogica” Vol. III, pages 155and 156 is a pedigree of Thomas Grymes of Peckham.This was compiled in 1694.
Sir Thomas Grymesof Peckhamwas knighted on Jan.2, 1603.His wife was Margaret More, daughter of George More of Losely. In 1623, Sir Thomas was M.P. for Surry.Before 1694, the son of Sir Thomas was deceased, but he had a grandson, Sir Thomas , born 1638, (with an eldest son, Sir Thomas and a son William) who was living in the colonies. These families did have descendents.
The entire destruction of the Gloucester records make it very difficult to learn more about this family. In York County, 1651; there is a record of a judgment in favor of Mr. Charles Grymes as administrator of the estate of Thomas Grymes, deceased.
I have information from an old book that asserts that there were two Charles Grymes in Gloucester County in the 1600’s.
One was the descendent of Sir Thomas Grymes.
Sir Thomas Grymes’ great grandson, William Grymes was living in Gloucester County and owned land there in 1704.There is on record in Essex County, a bond dated Feb.20, 1722 -from Nicholas Smith and Robert Jones to Edward Waller, reciting that they are bound to make payment to George Grymes, infant son and heir of Dr. William Grymes, late of Gloucester, deceased; on account of a judgment obtained by EdwardWaller, next friendof the said George Grymes, against Nicholas Smith who was executor of the estate of Dr. William Grymes, in a chancery suit between William Grymes and Nicholas Smith.
An entry in the Middlesex Records shows Dr. William Grymes living there in 1682.