Mary Grimmett

about 1757–1856 (Age 99)
Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Grimmett was born about 1757, in Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Grimmett, was 31 and her mother, Mary Durbridg, was 25. She married George Lea Sr. on 8 January 1782, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1856, in Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England, at the age of 99.

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Family Time Line

George Lea Sr.
Mary Grimmett
Marriage: 8 January 1782
Sarah Lea
William Lea
Hannah Lea
George Lea Lee Jr.
Ann Lea
John Lea
Phoebe Lea
Thomas Lea
Elizabeth Lea

Spouse and Children

8 January 1782
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Grimmett


    Mary Durbridg




    Richard Grimmett


    Ann Grimmett



    Joshua Grimmett


    Mary Grimmett


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 13

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 18

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 30

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with grīm ‘mask’, ‘helmet’ ( see Grime ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary in entry for Phebe Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for George Lee, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for William Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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