Christopher Grimes was born 4 April 1857 in Picton, New South Wales, Australia to John Grimes (c1818-1892) and Elizabeth Rossiter (c1833-1894) and died 4 November 1947 Canberra Community Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Theresa Heaslip (1860-1947) 18 November 1880 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Christopher Grimes and Mary Theresa Heaslip (1860-1947)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Henry Grimes (1881-1883)
Benjamin James Grimes (1882-1942)
Elizabeth Margaret Grimes (1883-1953)
Edward Joseph Grimes (1885-1956) 11 May 1885 Loftus, New South Wales, Australia 5 June 1956 Canberra Community Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Elizabeth Ann Bright (1892-1941)
Harry Grimes (1887-1887)
Amelia A Grimes (1887-1973)
Ellen Francis Grimes (1889-1973)
Rose Mary Grimes (1892-1975)
Honor May Grimes (1896-1952)
Theresa Agnes Grimes (1896-1977)
Kathleen Margaret Grimes (1899-1962)
Adella Jane Grimes (1902-1973)
William Vincent Grimes (1916-)


One of the early pioneers of Junee's rural area, Mr. Christopher Grimes, passed away at Canberra during the week at the ripe old age of 90 years. Mr. Grimes, before the advent of the railway to Junee, selected a property in the district to which he gave the name "Ivor". Relinquishing his property interest after a time, he went to the Byrock and Cobar districts, only to return to Junee 48 years ago. After being associated with Winchendon Vale and Burrulebale, he went to West Wyalong in 1914 and then on to Duntroon in 1915.

The Tumut and Adelong Times, 11 November 1947, page 2

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 5199/1880
¶ Death
  • GRIMES.—November 4, 1947, at Canberra Community Hospital, Christopher Grimes, dearly loved father of Elizabeth, Edward, Mildred, Helen, Teresa, Lonn, Margaret and Adella. Aged 90 years. Requiescat in Pace.
The Canberra Times, 5 November 1947, page 4