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Memorable Manitobans: Michael Grymington (?-1710)

Mariner.

He joined the Hudson's Bay Company as a seaman in 1680 and achieved his first command in 1685. He was captured by the French in 1688 and did not return to London until 1689. He sailed as first mate on the Royal Hudson’s Bay in 1689, helping its captain, Leonard Edgecomb, fend off the French at sea off the Scilly Islands. He was rewarded with the command of the Dering that same year, and he continued to captain HBC vessels for the remainder of his life, usually stationed at York Fort. He was regarded as a highly skilled navigator.

More information:

Michael Grymington, Dictionary of Canadian Biography II, 265-67.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 10 March 2008

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