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.