Mary Grimmett

Femaleabout 1757–1856

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Grimmett was born about 1757, in Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Grimmett, was 32 and her mother, Mary Durbridg, was 26. 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 100.

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Family Time Line

George Lea Sr.
1757–
Mary Grimmett
1757–1856
Marriage: 8 January 1782
Sarah Lea
1782–1851
William Lea
1783–
Hannah Lea
1785–1806
George Lea Lee Jr.
1787–
Ann Lea
1789–
John Lea
1790–1821
Phoebe Lea
1792–
Thomas Lea
1797–
Elizabeth Lea
1797–1798

Sources (17)

  • John Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Lea in the Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538
  • Mary in entry for Phebe Lea, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1782Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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:

    (West Midlands): from the Middle English male personal name Grimbald (see Grimble ) becoming, through French, Grimaud, Grimet. Alternatively, from a diminutive of Grim, a pet form of Grimbald (see Grimble ).

    from a Middle English personal name Grimwald representing Old Norse Grímólfr ‘fierce’ + ‘wolf’ through the substitution of the French suffix -aud.

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

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