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James Grime, The Older

b. 1759, d. 10 September 1831

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Logo James Grime 1759

Birth

James Grime, The Older, was born in 1759 at Musdenhead in Haslingden.1,2 He was baptized on 19 February 1760 at St James Church in Haslingden, Lancashire.2,3

Parents

FatherJohn Grime (b. 10 September 1727, d. 4 July 1777)
MotherAlice Haworth (b. November 1732, d. 15 February 1816)

Family life

James Grime, The Older, and Betty Entwistle were married on 9 May 1784 at St Peter's Church in Bolton.4,5

Children with Betty Entwistle (b. March 1764, d. 15 January 1831)

SonJohn Grime (b. 5 December 1784)
SonWilliam Grime (b. 11 August 1786)
DaughterAlice Grime (b. 17 August 1788)
DaughterJane Grime (b. 22 May 1789, d. 4 June 1789)
DaughterMally Grime+ (b. 18 April 1790, d. 9 April 1863)
SonJames Grime, The Younger+ (b. 5 October 1796, d. 1 March 1869)

Residence information

James Grime, The Older, lived in Bolton, Lancashire, on 5 December 1784.6 He lived in Edgworth, Lancashire, on 18 August 1786.6 He lived in Edgworth, Lancashire, on 18 April 1790.6 He lived at Ashworths in Edgworth, Lancashire, in 1801.7

Involvement in crime

James Grime, The Older, was sentenced to 14 days gaol for stealing working tools in April 1806 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.8 He was sentenced to 3 months gaol for larceny in July 1814 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.9 He was sentenced to 3 months gaol for larceny on 1 June 1816 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.10 , then aged at age 52, was a witness when in Musbury Common, Lancashire, on 29 June 1818. Samuel Lee met Henry Entwistle in the house of James Grime at Musbury Common. He bought the five forged notes for 11 shillings and sixpence each (57% of the face value)11 On 20 March 1819 in Lancaster, England, United Kingdom, James Grime, The Older, was charged with having uttered a forged one pound note to James Isherwood at Bolton.12,13,11 He was found guilty of uttering a forged one pound Bank of England note to James Isherwood at Bolton on 23 March 1819 in Lancaster, England, United Kingdom.1,14,13,11 He was sentenced to death on 2 April 1819 in Lancaster, England, United Kingdom. Chief Baron, in passing the sentence of death, addressed the following remarks to James Grime: "As for you, James Grime the elder ... it is possible, but of this I can offer you no assurance, that in your case there may be some mitigation of your punishment".15,16,13 He was reprieved from the death sentence on 27 April 1819 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.13,17,18 He was received on board the Justicia Hulk on 3 June 1819 in Sheerness, England, United Kingdom.19 He had his sentence remitted down further to 7 years on 24 September 1822 in Sheerness, England, United Kingdom.19,20 He was pardoned on 21 March 1825.17,19,21

Working life

  • On 9 May 1784 James Grime, The Older, was a weaver in Bolton.4

Death

James Grime, The Older, died on 10 September 1831 at age ~72 in Edgworth.22 He was buried on 11 September 1831 at St Ann's Church in Turton.22

Citations

  1. [S1275] Lancaster Assizes, Lancaster Gazette, column 3, 27 Mar 1819, p7.
  2. [S1362] Baptismal Record: Grime, James 1760, Vol 1760, (19 Feb 1760), General Register Office, England, Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2HH
  3. [S1363] Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, Index: Baptisms Grime x 8 John and Alice at Musdenhead, (Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, 23 Aug 2020.)
  4. [S1302] Marriage Certificate, James Grime and Betty Entwistle, 9 May 1784, General Register Office, England, London. Number 1594, St Peter's Church, Bolton.
  5. [S1313] Ancestry, Bur: Grime, Betty 1831 at Edgeworth, (Public Record Office, 1831), Burial Register for the Chapelry of Turton, Lancashire.
  6. [S1303] Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, Index: Baptisms Grime x 6 at Bolton PR, (Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, 11 Aug 2020.)
  7. [S1450] James Grime, 10 Mar 1801 Census UK, London, Edgeworth, Public Record Office, Ashworths.
  8. [S1304] James Grime Senior, Criminal Court Register: Lancaster James Grime Senior Apr 1806, Apr 1806, page 184
  9. [S1305] James Grime Senior, Criminal Court Register: Lancaster James Grime Senior Jul 1814, Jul 1814, page 341
  10. [S1306] James Grime Senior, Criminal Court Register: Lancaster James Grime Senior Jul 1816, Jul 1816, page 483
  11. [S1529] various articles, Lancaster Gazette, Manchester Mercury, Leeds Mercury, Westmoreland Gazette and others, 1818 and 1819.
  12. [S1273] Lancaster Calendar, Manchester Mercury, column 3, 23 Mar 1819, p12.
  13. [S1307] James Grime Senior, Criminal Court Register: Lancaster James Grime Senior Apr 1819, Apr 1819, page 626
  14. [S1276] Lent Assizes, London Statesman, column 4, 23 Mar 1819, p8.
  15. [S1277] Lancaster Assizes, Liverpool Mercury, column 8, 2 Apr 1819, p24.
  16. [S1278] Lancaster Assizes, The Star London, column 4, 13 Apr 1819, p18.
  17. [S1308] James Grime Senior, Criminal Prisoner Q Return: Lancaster James Grime Senior Mar 1819, Mar 1819, pages 84, 138 and 181
  18. [S1309] Deed: King George III sentence remission warrant 27 Apr 1819, Public Record Office, London, HO 13/33 p294-296.
  19. [S1310] James Grime Senior, Convict Hulk Register: James Grime Senior Justitia 1819, (96 Euston Road, London: British Library), 3 Jun 1819, Justitia
  20. [S1312] Deed: King George IV sentence remission warrant 24 Sep 1822, Public Record Office, London, HO 13/39 p301-302.
  21. [S1311] James Grime Senior, Convict Hulk Register: James Grime Senior Justitia 1819, (London: Public Record Office), 1825, Justitia
  22. [S1314] Ancestry, Bur: Grime, James 1831 at Edgeworth, (Public Record Office, 1831), Burial Register for the Chapelry of Turton, Lancashire.
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Last Edited18 February 2021