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James Grime, The Younger

b. 5 October 1796, d. 1 March 1869

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Logo for James Grime the younger (the ship Harpooner)


James Grime, The Younger, was born on 5 October 1796 in Bolton.1,2 He was baptized on 9 October 1796 at St James Church in Haslingden, Lancashire. The family lived in the Bolton parish1,3,4


FatherJames Grime, The Older (b. 1759, d. 10 September 1831)
MotherBetty Entwistle (b. March 1764, d. 15 January 1831)

Family life

James Grime, The Younger, and Jane Hardman were married on 4 January 1815 in Bolton.5 He and Catherine Long were married on 20 August 1827 at Scots Church in Sydney.6,7 He and Catherine Long were separated circa 1833 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australian Colonies.8

Children with Jane Hardman (b. 1796)

SonJames Grime+ (b. 1 March 1816, d. 28 July 1872)
SonWilliam Grime (b. 16 August 1818, d. 16 October 1819)

Children with Catherine Long (b. 1801, d. 9 January 1871)

SonJames Grime (b. 15 July 1826, d. 13 January 1866)
SonJohn Grime (b. 5 May 1828, d. 18 May 1828)
DaughterMary Grime+ (b. 4 June 1829, d. 14 November 1911)
DaughterJane Grime (b. 19 September 1832, d. 27 July 1896)

Residence information

James Grime, The Younger, emigrated on 17 June 1819 from London, England, United Kingdom. The captain had received dispatches for the NSW Governor on the previous day. The ship sailed at 6am under a north-easterly breeze.9,10,11 He immigrated on 29 October 1819 to Sydney, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, at Port Jackson. The ship anchored in Sydney Cove on the following day. The ship brough a guard of 31 men of the 89th Regiment. It had touched at Rio de Janiero en route, leaving there on 17 August.10,12,11,13 He lived at the household of Benjamin Young (constable) in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australian Colonies, in November 1828, carpenter. The census records indicate that James Grime's carpentry skills were probably employed on the Liverpool convict barracks.12 He sold a house and land for 25 pounds on 19 September 1833 in Parramatta.14 He sailed aboard SS Harpooner on 29 January 1846 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australian Colonies.15

Involvement in crime

James Grime, The Younger, was committed to trial on 17 October 1818 in Bolton, Lancashire. James Grime senior, James Grime junior and Solomon Mather were both charged with uttering forged notes at Bolton. James Grime senior was also charged with having forged notes in his possession. William Entwistle was charged with uttering forged Bank of England notes at Church Bank in Blackburn and with having another forged note in his possession. Henry Entwistle was charged with uttering a forged bank note to Thomas Brabin at Great Bolton and for having forged bank notes in his possession. Others charged with similar crimes included John Thomas, James Twist, William Morris.16,17,18

Working life

  • On 4 January 1815 James Grime, The Younger, was a weaver in Bolton.5


James Grime, The Younger, died from hypertrophy of the heart on 1 March 1869 at age 72 at Benevolent Asylum in North Melbourne.


  1. [S1271] Baptismal Record: Grime, James 1796, Vol 1796, (9 Oct 1796), General Register Office, England, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2HH
  2. [S1295] James Grime, Certificate of Freedom, (NSW: Colonial Secretary), 22 Mar 1833, No 33/203. Certificate of Freedom register.
  3. [S1236] Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, Index to Lancashire Baptisms, (Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks, 20 Jan 2021.)
  4. [S1303] Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, Index: Baptisms Grime x 6 at Bolton PR, (Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, 11 Aug 2020.)
  5. [S1210] Lancashire BMD, Index to Lancashire Marriages, (Lancashire BMD.)
  6. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM.)
  7. [S1385] Catherine Long, Certificate of Freedom, (NSW: Colonial Secretary), 3 Apr 1829, No 29/287. Certificate of Freedom register.
  8. [S530] "RR: The Founders by Rod Warnock", June 2005, Rod Warnock (Kilaben Bay NSW), to Jim Fleming (Darlington NSW); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  9. [S1280] James Grime Junior, Convict Indent 1819 PRO Malabar: Grime James Junior, (London: Public Record Office), 16 Jun 1819, Malabar. Master: William Ascough.
  10. [S1281] Jen Willetts, "Convict Ship Malabar 1819", article, Jen Willetts, Free Settler or Felon (https://www.jenwilletts.com/convict_ship_malabar_1819.htm : downloaded 1 May 2020)
  11. [S1541] William Entwistle, Convict TOL Butt, (Kingswood: NSW State Archives), 10 Nov 1825, No. 551/2025
  12. [S1292] James Grime, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Liverpool, Archives Office, Liverpool page 5.
  13. [S1543] William Entwistle, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Sydney, Archives Office.
  14. [S1296] Deed: Grime-Ewings, Land Titles Office of NSW, Number 299.
  15. [S1297] "Customs Departure Clearance for ship Harpooner 29 Jan 1846", digital images, Libraries Tasmania, Libraries Tasmania (https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:556627/one?qu=james&qu=grime : downloaded 1 Jul 2020)
  16. [S1273] Lancaster Calendar, Manchester Mercury, column 3, 23 Mar 1819, p12.
  17. [S1528] Committed to our Castle since our last, Lancaster Gazette, column 6, 17 Oct 1818, page 3.
  18. [S1529] various articles, Lancaster Gazette, Manchester Mercury, Leeds Mercury, Westmoreland Gazette and others, 1818 and 1819.
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Last Edited16 February 2021